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editorial A NOTE FROM YOUR EDITOR

This has been a truly outstanding year for Speckle Park, both in Canada and around the globe, as the breed continues to reach new heights in demand. Two new world-record sale prices were set, and attendance at the many events proved the ever-increasing interest from new breeders and commercial users alike. In the ten short years since achieving Distinct Breed status in Canada, Speckle Park has grown and flourished domestically and internationally. In 2015, the Canadian Speckle Park Association boasted a massive 62 percent increase in registrations compared to the previous year, alongside a 10 percent increase in membership. It was incredible to experience the success and level of uptake at every level of production in Australia during my first trip “down under” in April. From valuations achieved at the national sale, to winning renowned feed and carcass trials, to creating beef demand at one of Australia’s premier meat shops in Sydney, Speckle Park is making news. Beginning my personal involvement eight years ago in helping to promote the breed, I only dreamed it would experience this level of industry-wide acceptance in the first decade. Breeders, you should be very proud of all you have accomplished. As we celebrate the tenth official anniversary of Speckle Park, this issue of the Speckle Park Journal serves to reflect on the accolades of the past ten years, while also looking ahead with excitement at what is to come for this great breed. Sincerely, Laura Bodell

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Welcome to this fifth anniversary issue of The Speckle Park Journal. This year, 2016, also marks the tenth anniversary of Speckle Park becoming a distinct Canadian breed. Congratulations to the Speckle Park breeders past and present who have demonstrated their faithful commitment to developing something new and distinctly Canadian. Thank you to commercial cattlemen who saw the advantage of Speckle Park and added them to their programs. Thank you to Bella Spur Innovative Media Inc. for their creative vision, their commitment to promoting Speckle Park cattle and constantly seeking what is best for Speckle Park. ‘Exponential’ is the best word in my opinion to describe the growth in the acceptance of Speckle Park by the Canadian beef industry in the ten years since 2006. The popularity of Speckle Park bulls among commercial cattlemen is reflected by the fact that in the year 2015 bull transfers of ownership multiplied almost five times the number in 2006. The number of head registered in the Canadian Speckle Park Herd Book is now more than double the number at the end of 2006. The annual membership in the Canadian Speckle Park Association has also more than doubled in that time. Ontario is the cutting edge on growth of interest in Speckle Park in Canada. Although there have been Speckle Park breeders in six Canadian provinces since 2006 and even

before, the popularity of Speckle Park in Ontario since last year’s edition of the Journal has been extremely exciting. As of this early fall 2016, CSPA membership in Ontario has already doubled that of last year. Membership there is now sevenfold that of 2006. Compared to the same period in 2015, registrations in 2016 have doubled and transfers increased by fourfold. Exponential is the only word to describe what’s happening in Ontario! In Australia and New Zealand, Speckle Park continues to grow at a pace similar to that here in Canada. Their success contributes significantly to our Canadian success. This year also marks the tenth anniversary of the initiation of the plans to introduce Speckle Park into Australia. England and Ireland continue strongly and are adding new breeders as well. There are now Speckle Park in four of the United States. Your association’s office continues regularly to field new inquiries from the United States, Mexico, various countries in South America, and most recently, Costa Rica. However, this summer, many conversations and emails have reminded us all that there is still a significant portion of the Canadian beef industry that doesn’t know the what and the why of Speckle Park. Please continue to talk and to explain Speckle Park to everyone who asks. Enjoy the view in this anniversary issue of the Journal! Better yet, come and join us – put some Speckle Park in your pastures. Speckle Park do stand out!

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Scott Sauter FAIRLIGHT, SASK. Scott Sauter FAIRLIGHT, SASK. Josh Vogel THEODORE, SASK. Deborah Spencer ODESSA, SASK. Josh Vogel THEODORE, SASK. Josh Vogel THEODORE, SASK. Cal Hansen DELIA, ALTA. Cal Hansen DELIA, ALTA. Gary Kiziak ARDROSSAN, ALTA. Gary Kiziak ARDROSSAN, ALTA. Rod Remin CROSSFIELD, ALTA. Cal Hansen DELIA, ALTA.

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anniversary July 6, 2016, marked the 10th Anniversary to the day when Speckle Park became a distinct breed in Canada. On July 6, 2006, the Articles of Incorporation of the Canadian Speckle Park Association were amended to Distinct Breed according to the terms of Canada’s Animal Pedigree Act. Four days later on July 10, a Speckle Park carcass won the Calgary Stampede Quality Beef Competition, and the breed swept second and third as well. On the tenth anniversary, the registration number 6051 was assigned to the purebred American bred heifer Timely Manor Ember 1B, bred and owned by Ronald Carty Jr. of Pemberton, New Jersey, U.S.A. Ember is a timely reminder of the popularity of Speckle Park not only in Canada but also in Australia, Ireland, England and the United

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States. This heifer marks the 6,753rd Speckle Park to receive a registration number from the Association. Before July 2006, bulls were identified with a letter and then with an alpha-numeric combination. Hence, the number of Speckle Park in the Speckle Park Herd Book is 7,007. “Cow #1” with the Association’s No. 1 was bred by Mary Lindsay and owned by Bill and Eileen Lamont, all of Saskatchewan. Cow #1 was born in 1961. Spotted Bandy was the first bull assigned a “registration letter” – the letter A. Bandy was bred and owned by Bill Lamont, and born in 1969. As of today the Canadian Speckle Park Association’s members number 161, up from 129 at the end of 2015. In 2015, the Association registered 752 Speckle Park, a very dramatic increase over the previous year. Congratulations to the Speckle Park breed and all the hard working, persistent Speckle Park breeders.


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Since achieving Distinct Breed status in Canada in 2006, the Speckle Park breed has grown tremendously and achieved acceptance from seedstock and commercial breeders, feeders and consumers around the globe.

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BREEDERPROFILE

Scott and Darla Sauter with daughter Kathy and grandson Cagen comprise Second Chance Speckle Park. photo © Natalie Jackman

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Just shy of a decade into raising Speckle Park cattle, Scott and Darla Sauter are already setting records. The couple behind Second Chance Speckle Park at Fairlight, Sask., made headlines at the 2015 Canadian National Speckle Park Sale with their high-selling bred heifer Second Chance Belle 7B selling for $20,000. This staggering price set a new world record and was a major achievement for the Sauters. “It was totally unexpected,” says Darla. “(The bidding) went a little crazy really quickly … It went so high, so fast. I was just completely stunned.” The highly-regarded heifer was purchased by Lehr Ranching at Watrous, Sask. It wasn’t just the high price that made it special, Darla explains. “It was

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the most amazing feeling, really, to have an animal sell for that kind of money.” It has also helped to further their goals for their herd, as they’ve used some of the profits of this sale to buy embryos, a part of their plan for of greater genetic diversification. Though the Sauters are relatively new to the Speckle Park scene, they are no strangers to the beef industry. Both Scott and Darla come from agricultural backgrounds; Scott grew up on a mixed operation, and Darla was raised on a grain farm. In the 1980s, Scott raised purebred Simmentals while farming with his father, who had a commercial herd at the time. Darla didn’t grow up around cattle, but became more involved with the cattle when their children joined the local 4-H beef club. They sold their Simmental herd in 1993, and other than their children’s


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Second Chance Belle 7B, world-record selling Speckle Park female at $20,000; Darla Sauter leads Belle 7B into the National Sale. photos © ShowChampions [BELOW]

The Sauter’s herd at Fairlight, Sask.

photo © Natalie Jackman

4-H projects, Sauters didn’t raise cattle for more than a decade, until a new breed caught their attention. Their introduction to the Speckle Park breed came by a chance encounter in 2005. Scott, who worked for a road construction company at the time, was travelling for work when his vehicle overheated north of Lumsden, Sask. “He pulled off to the side of the road and was standing there, and a group of Speckle Park cattle came over to the fence,” Darla recounts. “He phoned me that night and said, ‘I saw the most beautiful group of cattle tonight.’ The cows weren’t really big but their calves were really a good size, and they had beautiful udders and they were all so nice looking, and really well-put-together cows.” They then decided to investigate the breed further. “It took us two years before we actually did get our first one, and we don’t regret it for one minute,” she says. The Sauters’ herd consists of 20 purebred females, the majority of which they raised themselves. They purchased their first two purebred females from River Hill Farm of Neilburg, Sask. In 2009, they noticed three purebred females at the Virden Auction Mart in Virden, Man., where Scott worked part time. “We were lucky enough to purchase those three cows at auction mart prices,” says Darla. “They had some foundation breeding, and are nice looking cows, and we still have them today.” The Sauters hope to increase their herd to around 35 head, and aim to continue to improve their program through genetic quality and proper management. They want

“He phoned me that

night and said, ‘I saw the most beautiful group of cattle tonight.’ The cows weren’t really big but their calves were really a good size, and they had beautiful udders and they were all so nice looking, and really well-puttogether cows.”

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to raise cattle that will contribute to their buyers’ herds, as well. “I won’t sell an animal from this farm if I don’t want to keep it myself,” Scott explains. “That’s the way I look at it — if it’s not good enough for me, it’s not good enough for anybody.” Scott is currently in his second term as the president of the Canadian Speckle Park Association. Both he and Darla hope to help further promote of the breed through their involvement with the CSPA. “We think they’re such fabulous cattle that we would like more people to be aware of them and their benefits,” says Darla. “The Speckle Park Journal itself has been a huge boost for the breed, because from the very first Journal that was published, it was at auction marts in our area maybe a week, and we were already getting phone calls from people because they didn’t realize there were Speckle Park cattle in this corner of the province.” Not only do they enjoy helping contribute to the growing recognition of the breed, the Sauters are also excited about the increasing demand for Speckle Park genetics. “We’re growing so fast, we can’t keep up with our demand right now,” says Scott. With the increase in business and international recognition of Canadian genetics, the Sauters see continued


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growth for the breed at home and on a global level. “Our goal is to compete with other breeds … Our meat quality is superior, and our grading of carcasses is a lot more consistent,” says Scott. “The mothering of these cows it tremendous. The feed conversion rate is excellent, and they seem to be able to survive in any kind of conditions.” The Sauters also view the breed as an excellent choice for junior exhibitors, based on their docility. “I’ve had to halter break animals my whole life, and I’ve never had animals like Speckle Parks — how easy they are to halter break and how quiet they are around people. We can go out into my herd right now and they’ll just mill all around us,” says Scott. He looks forward to more juniors discovering Speckle Park cattle and becoming involved with the breed. “They like the colour patterns of the animals, and they go along later in 4-H as they grow up, and they start realizing the traits that these animals have.” They saw proof of this firsthand at last year’s Canadian Western Agribition, when a fellow Speckle Park breeder asked to borrow one of the Sauters’ show calves. “The daughter’s animal had come up sick right before Agribition, so she was pretty disappointed because she had been entered in the 4-H show,” Darla recalls. When the girl’s mother asked Darla if she had an animal her daughter could use, she had just the calf. “We introduced the two of them, and the little girl led her around about an hour before the show. So they thought they would give it a try. “It was almost like a proud-mother moment when I watched that calf walk in the ring, because she was so well behaved for that little girl, and the girl got to do what she had wanted to do,” she explains. “I was very proud of that fact — that the animals are quiet enough that you feel comfortable doing stuff like that — and also very honoured that anyone would even ask us, because we are, in my opinion, new breeders in the Speckle Park breed. We’ve basically only been in it not quite 10 years, and a lot of the people have been in it for 20 or 30 years or longer, so that almost meant even more to me than the high-selling female.” SPJ

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GENOMICTOOLS

genomics THE POTENTIAL

C O S T- B E N E F I T A N A L Y S I S OF GENOMIC TOOLS

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In reference to animal breeding, the primary reason for using genomics for genetic improvement is so that we can make more accurate selection decisions in a shorter space of time. It’s obvious that no matter what choices you are making in life, the less room for error, the better. Simply put, genomic information increases the accuracy of selection and that’s where the dollars are returned from the dollar invested. A study funded by the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency from the Livestock Gentec group at the University of Alberta in consultation with Abacus Bio (breeding and genetics specialists, New Zealand) attended to the question around the return on investment of genomics. When describing genetics of the beef industry, the mode of improvement begins at the start of the value chain with seedstock producers where genetic contribution to the observed variation in key economic traits (heritability) is capitalised on, genetically superior animals are identified (evaluation), and the dissemination of superior genetics is carried out. The extent to which those superior genetics are identified and disseminated are both paramount to improving the national herd. In the age of sustainable agriculture, genetics provides a tool to improve the robustness, sustainability, efficiency and quality of beef production before extreme management is needed.

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In the specific study, the breeding objective is expressed in dollars per cow mated per year and is developed using trait weightings, selection index modeling for genetic superiority, and finally, as predictions of genetic gain using economic weights. The resulting value is the benefit of genomics adoption, less additional production costs incurred e.g. the cost of genotyping. An estimate of the profitability of the value chain from the calf through to the carcass product provides the basis for analysis of the economic benefit of genetic gain. Analysis in this study goes on to show the current rate of genetic gain in the Canadian herd is about $3.90/cow mated/ year. This is with current levels of trait recording and selection pressure primarily on growth traits. If this suite of traits were to expand and a more intensive level of recording was employed without any change in selection pressure, that gain could increase by around 23 percent (to $4.81/cow mated/year) for ‘comprehensive’ recording. As previously mentioned, to assess the benefit of employing genomics, we run the same scenario but with an increased accuracy of selection in the simulation. The increased profit stemming from increased selection accuracy (less the cost of the genotype) is the benefit of genomics. The study looked at achieving selection accuracy (e.g. EPD accuracy)

In the age of sustainable agriculture, genetics provides a tool to improve the robustness, sustainability, efficiency and quality of beef production before extreme management is needed.

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Table 1.

Benefit Value

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Multi-trait genomic selection 25 PERCENT ACCURACY

BASE COMPREHENSIVE

Multi-trait genomic selection 50 PERCENT ACCURACY

BASE COMPREHENSIVE

John is director of scientific and industry advancement with the Canadian Beef Breeds Council and also a research geneticist with Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta. Originally from Ireland, John grew up on a mixed dairy and beef operation. He received his Ph.D. in animal breeding and genetics in 2010 from University College Dublin

of both 25 percent and 50 percent. At an accuracy of 25 percent, the impact of applying multi-trait genomic breeding values or genomically-enhanced EPDs is to increase the estimated gain to $6.58, while at an accuracy of 0.50, it increases to $9.43/ cow mated/year. Again, these analyses take into account the cost of the genotype. This may not seem like much, but this value will build on itself year to year. So in year 10, we can expect our cows to be worth at least $94.30 more than they are today. We know genetic improvement is cumulative and so the increase may be a lot higher if we assume quadratic improvement. Table 1 highlights some of the different scenarios tested. The study goes on to elucidate what this translates to when looking at overall industry profitability by applying a multiplicative effect. Benefits were looked at over a 10year period with approximately 5 million females mated/ year with a 2-year lag in the realization of benefits following instigation of selection. When looking at the current situation, the study calculated the current genetic improvement regime is estimated at $127 million, while the application of comprehensive recording increases this to $156 million. The impact of applying multi-trait genomic breeding values at

3.90 3.97 4.75 4.81 6.37 6.58 8.78 9.43

an accuracy of 0.25 (25 percent) is estimated at $214 million, whereas an accuracy of 0.50 (50 percent) would increase this to $306 million benefit to the industry. The study wraps up by laying out some next generation steps to hugely increase genetic improvement progress in Canada: 1. Especially owing to the size of the national beef herd, breeds should develop information nucleus herds that will facilitate more accurate genomic predictions (and indeed a more accurate genetic evaluation in the absence of genomics). 2. Define the specific economically relevant traits that would provide additional value to stakeholders keeping in mind the need for a broad and comprehensive view of productivity with cognizance of potential unfavourable outcomes for cow productivity due to selection for young animal traits such as growth rate, and in particular residual feed intake. 3. Connectedness of information and derived solutions across the value chain is paramount. Ensure that there is strong connectedness across herds and also to downstream herds (which can operate as progeny test herds) to ensure that the outcomes are sufficiently valuable (that is, provide an adequate return on investment) to drive uptake. 4. Place a strong focus on uptake of genetic improvement, and in particular, uses new and innovative genomic technologies and strategies to drive performance recording and selection on estimated breeding values, rather than promoting genomic selection as an alternative to performance recording.

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In the quest to increase marbling in North American beef, substantial gains have been made in the percentage of cattle grading Canadian AAA and USDA Choice, but it has been done at the cost of yield as fat cover has increased as well. Speckle Park offer an unique balance of high carcass quality without excessive back fat. In Canada, the numbers are staggering. Between 2005 and 2015, analysis of carcass grading data shows a jump of 2.6 pounds of fat per cwt, from 16.7 pounds per cwt in 2005 to 19.3 pounds per cwt in 2015. That amounts to an additional 22.5 pounds per 2015 carcass. “If you look at the trend of grading data in Canada, we are feeding cattle for AAA (quality grade) and are holding them longer, pushing them to heavier weights,” says John McKinnon, professor and Beef Industry Research chair at

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the University of Saskatchewan. Referencing Charlie Gracey, he explained that the industry has been chasing marbling at the expense of days on feed, which can be very costly. “The challenge is to target the right combination of quality and yield grade that the market wants… Although not always the case, carcasses with higher marbling (i.e. Canada AAA or USDA Choice or better) and with high lean yield (i.e. Canada 1 or USDA 1 or 2) are desired while those with minimal marbling (Canada A or USDA select) or that carry excessive finish (Canada YG 3 or USDA YG 4 or 5) are not,” McKinnon noted in his February 2016 Canadian Cattlemen column. He went on to write, “Most packers require carcasses to fall within specified limits, which in turn dictate the live weight of the cattle at slaughter. For example, when selling on the rail, it is not uncommon to see a specified carcass weight range of 700 to 900 pounds. At 59 percent dressing percentage, this translates to a live weight


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range at slaughter of 1,185 to 1,525 pounds. Most feedlots today are marketing cattle at the upper end of this range and in some cases well exceeding 1,500 pounds.” Cattle feeder Leighton Kolk of Iron Springs, Alberta, enforced this sentiment during his panel presentation at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference, saying, “We can’t afford to be putting so much back fat on, trying to get sufficient marbling. Genetics must improve.” In respect to both the quality-yield balance and meeting acceptable carcass weights, Speckle Park have a decided advantage for their genetic predisposition to develop intramuscular fat. More than 70 Speckle Parkinfluenced steers have been entered in the Calgary Stampede Quality Beef Competition, of which three-quarters have graded AAA with an average of only 11mm of fat cover. Subsequently, days on feed required to meet quality targets may be reduced to provide additional margin, while also meeting the desired weight range more handily.

Darren O’Rourke is the head butcher at Victor Churchill, a highly regarded butcher shop in a suburb of Sydney, Australia. O’Rourke began his career as a chef and worked at a restaurant in Australia’s Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

“Being in a semi-rural environment, deliveries were infrequent and sometimes even impossible,” he recalls. “We used to receive around six Speckle Park rumps and loins weekly from a local producer, which we would dry age for a minimum of 20 days.” O’Rourke’s experience cooking with Speckle Park beef increased his interest in the breed. “Being able to work with this unknown-tome breed at the time was exciting, and a real eye opener to the fact that there are other beef cattle breeds that deserve the spotlight just as much as the go-to breeds.” [ C O N T I N U E D O N P A G E 2 5 ] T H E S P E C K L E PA R K J O U R N A L

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CARCASS QUALITY IN ACTION Dennis Power is the general manager of Minnamurra Pastoral Company, an Australian cattle business with five properties in New South Wales and Southern Queensland that run 10,000

“The importance of this sort of trial is that not only are we are benchmarking ourselves against the best producers in the Eastern States of Australia, but we are also benchmarking our cattle against all the other breeds and crossbreeds as well...” head of commercial Angus cows. Recently, Minnamurra has had great success with crossing Speckle Park over their herd. Power first became interested in the breed while attending the 2010 Calgary Stampede. “I took note that the Speckle

Park steer that won the carcass competition had a very high dressing percentage and meat yield,” he recalls. Power noticed a number of advantages when Minnamurra started using Speckle Park bulls. “Straight away we found in our crossbreeding program that they were lifting the dressing percentages by 2 to 3 percent, imparting a more even fat distribution and reducing the fat levels at the P8 site by 2 to 4 millimetres,” he says. “In a 100- to 120-day fed steer, this means there is less trim, and hence, more saleable meat. But their greatest attribute is undoubtedly their eating quality.” Power has seen this at work in the Speckle Park-influenced steers Minnamurra has entered in national feeding and carcass competitions. They regularly consign steers in large commercial trials consisting of 70 to 120 pens, with five or six head in each pen. There are often 400 to 800 head competing in each trial. “The cattle are generally split into two divisions, a 100-day feed program and a 70- to 80-day domestic program,” says Power. “After the cattle are inducted they are placed in pens of 150 to 200 head and

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all fed under the same regime. The cattle are slaughtered at the end of this period and the carcass graded against our MSA (Meat Standards Australia) standard.” In addition to their carcass trait scores besting the competition, the pens’ overall profit or loss is calculated and Minnamurra’s entries in the NSW Beef Spectacular Feedback Trials have ranked among the top pens with profit margins of $800.99 (2016), $773.44 and $750.27 (2015). “The importance of this sort of trial is that not only are we are benchmarking ourselves against the best producers in the Eastern States of Australia, but we are also benchmarking our cattle against all the other breeds and crossbreeds as well,” he notes. “We have had great success entering our Speckle Park-Angus cross steers in these competitions over the past two years, always being up in the places, and we have brought great recognition for the Speckle breed in doing so. We have won Champion Carcass, Champion Pen of Steers and the Cattleman’s Choice Award (for temperament). In the three biggest competitions this year, we have taken out the Meat Standards Australia award for best meat eating quality, which I can tell you is turning heads in the processing industry here.” When it comes to feed conversion data, there has not been much research done to determine how Speckle Parkinfluenced steers compare to other breeds, as the feedback trials that Minnamurra’s steers have competed in do not measure individual feed conversion rates. “From our experience to date we haven’t noticed any significant difference in feed conversion or performance of Speckles against the other British breeds,” says Power. At the moment, one set of data they can reference on this topic comes from a Queensland feedlot that purchased 350 of Minnamurra’s F1 steers and fed them for 120 days. “They returned 1 kilogram of live weight for every 6.7 kilograms of dry matter, which is good, but still comparable to wellbred steers of other breeds,” he explains. Power is looking forward to seeing what the future brings for commercial Speckle Park cattle in both the Minnamurra program and Australia’s beef industry as a whole. “We feel that Speckle Park have a real place in the Australian cattle industry,” he says. “It’s early days yet, but so far the first-cross Speckle cattle are performing extremely well commercially. The bulls are imparting their genetic strengths of fat distribution, marbling, yield and meat quality into the progeny. Of course, there is also hybrid vigour that comes into play in the first cross. It will be interesting to see how the second and third crosses perform over the next couple of years.” SPJ

Today, as a butcher, one of the most important traits that O’Rourke looks for in a cut of beef in marbling. “Intra-muscular fat is the hardest fat to achieve and it has the lowest melting point. It is therefore the first fat to disappear under stressful conditions,” he explains. “That said, good marbling is not only a sign of heightened eating quality, but also of a well-treated beast leading up to and at the time of slaughter.” O’Rourke’s customers at Victor Churchill look for specific traits when they purchase a cut of beef. “Provenance is of particular interest with our customers and they are also very much interested in the breed and the feed method the cattle have been raised on,” he says. “Our customers are savvy, food-smart and, encouragingly, very adventurous. People are always on the lookout for something new and exciting whether it be a valueadded product, different breed or simply different cuts.” Based on this consumer demographic, O’Rourke sees Speckle Park beef to be a real contender. “I believe Speckle Park beef, in my experience, has all the necessary traits to be considered in line with the most frequently-consumed breeds in Australia, such as Angus and Hereford. The meat is flavoursome but mild at the same time,” he explains. Because of this, he finds that with enough fat coverage, this beef can be dry-aged longer than the usual 20- to 30-day process, without intensifying the flavour significantly. “Here at Victor Churchill, I dry aged two rib sets for two months with amazing results,” he says. “For me Speckle Park beef is as good as, if not better, than some of the more popular breeds.” O’Rourke is more than happy to promote Speckle Park beef based on these benefits. “I have recommended Speckle Park beef since my first encounter with the breed on the basis that it is another option in a world of beef cattle breeds where many don’t get the respect they deserve,” he states. “All the flavour and texture characteristics of this beef put it very much in line with what our customers desire, and what great beef strives to achieve.” SPJ

“For me Speckle Park beef is as good as, if not better, than some of the more popular breeds.”

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calling all speckle park youth With the tremendous increase in youth enthusiasm for the breed,

the CSPA is exploring the opportunity to create a Canadian Junior Speckle Park Association to support their endeavors.

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carcass trial SPECKLE PARK WIN AGAIN for the second year in a row at the prestigious Beef Spectacular Feedback Trial

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Speckle Park International Inc. offered its first two associationsponsored sales in October 2015 at Dubbo, N.S.W., and April 2016 at Scone, N.S.W.. Both events were well attended and welcomed excellent participation from purebred and commercial bidders alike, with greater than 90 percent clearing rate at each.

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australia hosts first national sales

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Speckle Park has another record to celebrate: The youngest-ever junior member! Miss Frances Tippy Regula-Comeau joined the CSPA on April 8, 2016, at the delicate age of six months and four days. Frances is the daughter of member Kim-Ann Regula and granddaughter of past member Cecil Regula. Her herd letters will be FTRC.

For the second year in a row, a pen of Speckle Park-Angus-cross steers owned by Minnamurra Pastoral Company, Gunnedah, N.S.W., took first place in the prestigious Beef Spectacular Feedback Trial’s carcass section, and was also awarded the Riverine Premium Beef Champion Pen. All five steers received full points for marbling and optimum fat cover, along with excellent scores for saleable meat yield and dressing percentage.

Most impressive, though, was a pen profit of $800.99 – among the highest returns of the competition.

IN MEMORIAM The Speckle Park community lost two well-respected members over the past year, and heart-felt condolences are with their families. ED MATTERS

M A T T E R S S P E C K L E PA R K passed away on July 1, 2015, following a brave battle with cancer. He and wife Debbie bought their first Speckle Park in 2009, and began registering animals in 2010.

CECIL REGULA

D O U B L E C C K S FA R M became an owner of his first registered Speckle Park in 1999. He passed away suddenly on October 3, 2015.

You will be missed.

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How long have you been breeding Speckle Park? We started breeding Speckle Park 2008.

Why did you choose this breed?

We wanted a breed that would convert food into weight in all conditions.

What is one tool you couldn’t live without on the ranch? My wife is the most valuable thing on our farm.

Tell us the best piece of advice you’ve ever received. Love what you do and believe in yourself.

Where do you get your agricultural news?

Internet, newspaper, agricultural shows and field days.

What is your favourite cut of steak? Scotch fillet or rib eye.

Which animal has been the most influential on your program, and why?

Dam: Codiak 8R because she is amazing, and has always produced great calves; Sire: Codiak Putnam. I am keeping lots of females and his bull calves are outstanding.

What is the best thing about Speckle Park, in your opinion?

That I have the chance to breed them, grow them, eat them, and sell them – everything about Speckle Park for me is a plus. Great people, great cattle, great times.


How long have you been breeding Speckle Park?

We purchased our first registered Speckle Park cattle back in 2009.

Why did you choose this breed?

Donna: After initially seeing some grazing in a pasture, they immediately caught my attention with their unique color pattern and I had to find out more about them. Once I figured out they originated here in Saskatchewan, which to me is very appealing, and realized many of their other great traits… I was convinced they would be an excellent addition to our farm.

What is one tool you couldn’t live without on the ranch? Garry: Loader tractor. Donna: My computer.

Tell us the best piece of advice you’ve ever received. Donna: “You cannot succeed if you never try,” from my father.

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Where do you get your agricultural news? Garry: Canadian Cattlemen magazine app.

Favourite cut of steak? Donna: Sirloin. Garry: Rib eye. Which animal has been the most influential on your program, and why?

Garry & Donna: In our Speckle Park herd, the animal who we feel has been the most influential is Ravenworth Kleos 3Y. He has sired some great calves for us including the bull calf in our show string last year, Ravenworth Invictus 103C, who is the type and kind we strive for. Kleos 3Y is one of the building blocks we are using in our Speckle Park breeding program.

What is the best thing about Speckle Park, in your opinion?

Garry & Donna: The best thing about Speckle Park cattle is the combination of their traits, such as: moderate size, easy fleshing, and vigorous calves. T H E S P E C K L E PA R K J O U R N A L

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HS Untapped 3A E X H I B I T E D BY

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Ravenworth Western Jewel 116B E X H I B I T E D BY

Colgan’s Cattle Company Corp.

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Jencrest Yavonna 6Y E X H I B I T E D BY

Johner Stock Farm, Red Maple Speckle Park

CANADIAN WESTERN

agribition

HEIFER CALF CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY P.A.R. Ranch

River Hill 60W Celebrity 42C

RESERVE HEIFER CALF CHAMPION

JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

Cover Girl of P.A.R. 57C EXHIBITED BY River

Ravenworth Western Jewel 116B EXHIBITED BY Colgan’s

Cattle Company Corp.

River Hill 54Z Bella-Joy 25B

RESERVE JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY River

Stock Farms and Red Maple Speckle Park

RESERVE SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

BULL CALF CHAMPION

Hill Farm

Jencrest Yavonna 6Y

SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY Johner

Notta 26T Janette 3W EXHIBITED BY Ravenworth

Cattle

Notta 60W Chief of Staff 1C

EXHIBITED BY Notta

RESERVE BULL CALF CHAMPION

JUNIOR BULL CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY P.A.R. Ranch

Redneck JSF Whiskey 4B EXHIBITED BY Johner

Stock Farm

CAJA Zeppelin 1B

SENIOR BULL CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY Notta

Ranch

HS Untapped 3A

EXHIBITED BY Johner

Stock Farm and H&S Land & Cattle

RESERVE SENIOR BULL CHAMPION

River Hill 50U All In 60A

T H E S P E C K L E PA R K J O U R N A L

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Ranch and Rick Goulet

P.A.R. Casanova 55C

RESERVE JUNIOR BULL CHAMPION

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Hill Farm

L O C AT I O N

REGINA, SASK JUDGE

JAY HOLMES SEMANS, SASK

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GRAND CHAMPION BULL

River Hill 50U All In 60A E X H I B I T E D BY

River Hill Farm

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL

River Hill 60W Corporal 14C E X H I B I T E D BY

River Hill Farm

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Nova Creek Dream 5A E X H I B I T E D BY

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Colgan’s Cattle Company Corp.

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HEIFER CALF CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY Colgan’s

Colgan’s Calypso 01C

Cattle Company Corp.

RESERVE HEIFER CALF CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY Nova

Nova Creek Annie 4C

Creek Speckle Park

JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY Colgan’s

Ravenworth Western Jewel 116B

Cattle Company Corp.

RESERVE JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY Codiak Acres

SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

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NOVEMBER 11, 2015 L O C AT I O N

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Nova Creek Dream 5A

Creek Speckle Park

RESERVE SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY Moovin

River Hill 60W Corporal 14C

Hill Farm

RESERVE BULL CALF CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY Colgan’s EXHIBITED BY Colgan’s

Colgan’s Caine 07C

Cattle Company Corp.

JUNIOR BULL CHAMPION

Colgan’s Baxter 1B

Cattle Company Corp.

RESERVE JUNIOR BULL CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY Ponderosa

Farms

SENIOR BULL CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY River

Moovin Zpotz Icy Galaxie 29X

Zpotz Speckle Park

BULL CALF CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY River

Codiak Lisa GNK 39B

Ponderosa Brutus 19B

River Hill 50U All In 60A

Hill Farm

RESERVE SENIOR BULL CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY P.A.R. Ranch

P.A.R. Ace In A Hole 66A

and Colgan’s Cattle Company Corp

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G R AND CHAMPI ON B UL L

HS Untapped 3A E X H I B I T E D BY

Johner Stock Farm, H&S Land and Cattle

ROUNDUP

River Hill 54Z CRD Ultra 07C

JUNIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY River

RESERVE JUNIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION

River Hill 60W Celebrity 42C EXHIBITED BY River

EXHIBITED BY Unlimited

EXHIBITED BY Colgan’s

JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

G R AND CHAMPI ON F E MAL E

Notta 26T Janette 3W E X H I B I T E D BY

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River Hill 54Z CRD Ultra 07C E X H I B I T E D BY

River Hill Farm

Cattle Company Corp.

EXHIBITED BY Ravenworth

Cattle

Ravenworth Prairie Lily 101C EXHIBITED BY Ravenworth

Cattle

Beauty Princess of P.A.R. 101B EXHIBITED BY P.A.R. Ranch

Matters Blue Berry 21B

EXHIBITED BY Matters

SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

Speckle Park and Tell Calvert

Notta 26T Janette 3W EXHIBITED BY Ravenworth

Cattle

RESERVE SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

Jencrest Yavonna 6Y

JUNIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION

P.A.R. Casanova 55C

EXHIBITED BY Johner

Stock Farms and Red Maple Speckle Park

RESERVE JUNIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION

EXHIBITED BY P.A.R. Ranch

River Hill 60A Cruz 055C EXHIBITED BY River

I N T E R M E D I AT E B U L L C A L F C H A M P I O N

R E S E R V E I N T E R M E D I AT E B U L L C A L F C H A M P I O N

SENIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION

RESERVE SENIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION

Hill Farm

4G Chrome 4C

EXHIBITED BY 4G

Land & Livestock

Little Acres Charles 51C EXHIBITED BY Little Acres

Ravenworth Invictus 103C EXHIBITED BY Ravenworth

EXHIBITED BY Matters

Speckle Park

Redneck JSF Whiskey 4B EXHIBITED BY Johner

RESERVE JUNIOR BULL CHAMPION

Stock Farm

Colgan’s Baxter 1B

EXHIBITED BY Colgan’s

SENIOR BULL CHAMPION

Cattle Company Corp.

HS Untapped 3A

EXHIBITED BY Johner

Stock Farm and H&S Land & Cattle

RESERVE SENIOR BULL CHAMPION

River Hill 50U All In 60A EXHIBITED BY River

D AT E

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Cattle

Matters Class Champion 10C

JUNIOR BULL CHAMPION

T H E S P E C K L E PA R K J O U R N A L

E X H I B I T E D BY

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Ravenworth Aurora 102C

RESERVE JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION

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Colgan’s Calypso 01C

R E S E R V E I N T E R M E D I AT E H E I F E R C A L F C H A M P I O N

SENIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION

Hill Farm

Unlimited Spots Ciara

I N T E R M E D I AT E H E I F E R C A L F C H A M P I O N

RESERVE SENIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION

Hill Farm

R E SE RV E CHAMPI ON B UL L

Ravenworth Invictus 103C

Hill Farm

L O C AT I O N

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DENNIS SERHIENKO MAYMONT, SASK

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salesRESULTS october 17, 2015 // listowell, ont

february 27, 2016 // listowell, ont

The second annual Herd Builder Female Sale experienced a 37 percent increase in the sale’s average, and hosted a full house of Eastern Speckle Park enthusiasts. Steele Colleen 4C was the high seller at $10,000 to Dugald Smith, Croton, Ont.

The Herd Builder Bull & Female Sale attracted a standing-room-only crowd in its second year. Underhill Meat Wagon 1C commanded the highest valuation to date for a Speckle Park bull in Ontario, selling for $8,000 to Wilder Lake Cattle Co. of Durham, Ont.

Herd Builder Ontario Speckle Park Female Sale

new world record

Second Chance Belle 7B

Second Chance Speckle Park SELLS FOR

$20,000

at the 2015 Canadian National Speckle Park Sale at Agribition READ ALL ABOUT THE SAUTER’S SUCCESS WITH SPECKLE PARKS ON PAGE 14 OF THIS ISSUE.

R E G I S T E R E D S P E C K L E PA R K

3 bred heifers averaged $5,667 4 heifer calves averaged $5,225 4 cows averaged $5,550 1 cow/calf pair brought $8,000

C O M M E R C I A L S P E C K L E PA R K

8 bred heifers averaged $4,637 2 2-year-old females averaged $4,000 2 cows with calves averaged $5,930 2 bulls averaged $2,933

The sale grossed $246,300 to average $5,240 on 47 lots.

november 25, 2015 // regina, sask

Canadian National Speckle Park Sale at Agribition

Second Chance Belle 7B, a bred heifer sired by Legacy Devito 44X, set a new world record fetching a $20,000 bid from Lehr Ranching, Watrous, Sask. for consignors Scott & Darla Sauter of Second Chance Speckle Park, Fairlight, Sask. Pick of the 2015 heifer calves at Johner Stock Farms was purchased by Wayne and Linda Meakin, Sturgeon County, Alta., and Wrangler Farms, Westlock, Alta., for $12,500. River Hill 60W Celebrity 42C, sired by River Hill 26T Walker 60W, was purchased by Wrangler Farms for $9,400. Fred and Bonnie Philps of Salmon Arm, B.C., purchased the highselling bull calf; Second Chance Caesar 3C sired by Legacy Devito 44X, for $6,500. The embryos of Melissa II of P.A.R. 56T and P.A.R. Ace In A Hole 66A commanded $2,000/embryo from Little Acres, Neilburg, Sask.

2 bred heifers averaged $14,375 11 heifer calves averaged $7,527 1 bull calf brought $6,500 21 embryos averaged $1,093/embryo

The sale grossed $143,245 on 22 lots of live cattle and genetics.

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Herd Builder Speckle Park Bull & Female Sale

R E G I S T E R E D S P E C K L E PA R K

2 yearling bulls averaged $6,000 3 2-year-old bulls averaged $3,900 3 mature bulls averaged $4,733 3 open heifers averaged $6,566

C O M M E R C I A L S P E C K L E PA R K

7 yearling bulls averaged $3,000 1 2-year-old bull sold $4,500 10 yearling heifers averaged $3,380

The sale grossed $113,900 to average $4,068 on 28 lots of purebred and commercial cattle.

new world record-selling bull

april 3, 2016 // adrossan, alta

Summit 3 Sale

A new world record was set by River Hill 50T Crusader 025C, son of River Hill Touchdown 50T, at the valuation of $60,000 for 50 percent interest and 100 percent possession to the Crusader Syndicate of Australia, Canada, and England. River Hill 60W Corporal 14C was the next highest-selling yearling bull at $18,000 for 50 percent possession and 50 percent interest to Burnell and Laurel Martin of Oyen, Alta. Benlock Farms of Grandora, Sask., purchased the two high-selling extra-age bulls: Codiak/Clark Bret’s Boy 18B, a River Hill Yager son, for $14,500, and Codiak Be My Guest 59B, a River Hill Traffic Jam son, for $13,000. The high-selling heifer was selected by Sunrise Ranch, Westlock, Alta., for $13,500. She was River Hill 21A Cream Soda 34C, a daughter of P.A.R. ACDC 21A. The day’s volume buyer was Fred Courtney of Delia, Alta.

25.25 yearling bulls averaged $9,069 19 extra-age bulls averaged $8,105 9 open heifers averaged $9,667 The sale grossed $470,000 on 53.25 lots of live cattle.


CAJA Zeppelin 1B, sired by Uneeda Zapper 13Z, was hotly contested and led the 2-year-old bull offering at $17,000 to INC Cattle Co., Saskatoon, Sask. The high-selling yearling bull was Notta 151A Cause N Effect 309C, sired by Notta 101Y Black Cap 151A, who was purchased by D.A.M. Dots and C Speckles of Unity, Sask., for $10,000. Twin Lake Livestock of Kitscoty, Alta., purchased the two highest-selling open heifers: Notta 101Y Cara 206C, sired by Six Star 82U Royal Flesh 101Y, for $12,500, and Spots ‘N Sprouts 10C sired by Uneeda Zapper 13Z, for $12,000. Spots ‘N Sprouts 14A and her calf were purchased by Freimark Ranch, Veteran, Alta. for $11,000, making them the top-selling pair.

14 yearling bulls averaged $6,121 19 2-year-old bulls averaged $9,083 11 open heifers averaged $8,305 5 cow/calf pairs averaged $7,670 6 embryos averaged $787.50

The sale $276,200 to average $7,927 on 36 lots of live cattle.

april 16, 2016 // veteran, alta

Top Cut Speckle Park Sale

The first year for this sale was a tremendous success in a new locale for the breed. Unlimited Spots Carlito 01C was the topselling yearling bull, valued at $6,500 to Dan Dee Rio Ranching, Castor, Alta. The high-selling 2-year-old bull was Unlimited Spots Barrett 10B at $4,250 to Lazee Cattle Company of Coronation, Alta. Calamasue 31C topped the purebred heifer offering at $10,500 to Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph, Ont.

27 yearling bulls averaged $3,982 7 open heifers averaged $6,357 56 commercial heifers averaged $2,317 16 embryos averaged $962/embryo

The sale grossed $291,450.

april 10, 2016 // lloydminster, sask

The Source Sale

P.A.R. Casanova 55C, sired by P.A.R. Ace In A Hole 66A, was the high-selling yearling bull purchased by MX Ranch, Neilburg, Sask., Little Acres, Neilburg, Sask., and MG Angus, Lloydminster, Sask., for $15,000. Spots ‘N Sprouts of Neilburg, Sask., selected Uneeda Caesar 501C for $9,000, who is sired by Uneeda Wonderbar. The top-selling 2-year-old bull was a Uneeda Yule Tide of P.A.R. 05Y son, P.A.R. Bragging Rights 121B, going to Cliff & Patricia Driver, Vermilion, B.C. for $8,000. KFC Farms of Abbotsford, B.C., purchased the high-selling heifer Uneeda Cherub 601C, sired by P.A.R. Ascape 89A, for $13,000.

SALESRESULTS

Supreme Speckle Park Bull and Female Sale

SALE

april 9, 2016 // neilburg, sask

31.5 yearling bulls averaged $4,187 4 2-year-old bulls averaged $5,187 2 mature bulls averaged $6,125 15 open heifers averaged $9,313 3 embryos averaged $1,400/embryo

The sale grossed a total of $308,800 with 52.5 live lots averaging $5,801.

july 11, 2016 // guyra, new south wales

Waratah Speckle Park Sale

In their third annual sale, Waratah Speckle Park had their best results to date. Waratah Keepsake K053, sired by Waratah Hume H14, sold for $14,000 to Drogheda Speckle Parks, Bundarra, N.S.W.. The high-selling female was Waratah Ember L123, a daughter of Codiak Amigo 65Y, who sold to Black Diamond Speckle Parks, Macorna, Vic., for $10,000.

37 purebred bulls averaged $7,285 2 brahckle bulls averaged $11,500 19 purebred open heifers averaged $5,050 8 bred heifers averaged $5,315 1 purebred cow/calf pair sold $6,000 5 commercial heifers averaged $1,800 5 commercial cow/calf pairs averaged $2,475 16 embryos averaged $500/embryo 15 semen straws averaged $216/straw

The sale grossed $435,175 with a purebred live lot average of $5,725.

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HERDCONSULT

health of purchases Assessing the protective

When purchasing or selling livestock we must ensure the health status, including preventive shots given, deworming and any other relevant information, is expressed. This information can be obtained through a few simple questions.

These questions are seldom asked in cattle transactions these days, but with cattle being of higher value and often traversing over large distances and through different geographic areas, it is valuable information to know. When purchasing cattle, it is imperative to get the complete vaccination history for several reasons. Firstly, you need to confirm the initial and booster shots were given for the diseases most prevalent in your specific area, or if only one shot was given and the booster shot becomes necessary. Has prevention been administered for all the diseases you need to protect against, or are additional vaccinations required? Will these vaccinations have to be boostered? If something new is included in the vaccinations, you may want to add it to your protocol in the revaccination. A good example of this would be leptospirosis, which is more common in Eastern Canada but relatively rare in the west. Knowing the area the cattle have come from may give some idea of other things one has to protect for from a biosecurity standpoint. With any new purchases, a standard quarantine is a good idea for at least a couple weeks. Then if incubating, for instance, a respiratory disease becomes evident it could be treated. This is not indicative or necessarily contracted at the original location, but rather the stress of transporting, exposure at auction facilities, weather changes, co-mingling and potentially exposure to what may be on your farm. Common

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microorganisms on your premise allow the cattle to have natural exposure over time and immunity develops, whereas cattle being brought in could be exposed to organisms your cattle are carrying, but the new animal is not immune to. Other diseases may not show up for several years, so ones like bovine leucosis and Johnes can be tested for to prevent a possibility of introduction into your herd. Make sure you also recognize other hidden concerns with your purchases, such as checking for internal parasites. The absolute worst time to purchase and introduce animals to your herd is just prior to calving season, yet this is often when many purchases are made. The concern here is the bred animals may not develop protection in their colostrum for the scour organisms and other microorganisms present on your farm. If you do purchase commercial or purebred bred cattle, make sure to find out if scours prevention was administered so you know what protection the newborn calf is going to have in the mother’s colostrum. Simply because the purchase comes from a high-reputation herd does not guarantee the vaccination program is as comprehensive as you want or need on your premise. If you isolate the purchase that gives you time to start a vaccination program, especially when it comes to scours prevention. The reverse could also be true, whereby purchased animals can expose your herd to infectious agents, and if it is a new organism to which your herd is essentially naive, then infection is a possibility. The measuring stick of good management is often how comprehensive an owner’s vaccination program is, and if parasite control (both internal and external) is given in a strategic manner. It is too bad RFID tag information from the CCIA could not be passed down, but some tracking programs like BIXS, Herdtrax and ViewTrack can share information between purchaser and seller. In the event of purchases from a purebred sale, a better job could be done describing what has been done to the cattle, but if possible simply ask the question directly of the seller. If unknown, definitely revaccinate to avoid any risks. Redundancy happens a great deal in the cattle industry and is another cost we as producers must bear. From over-vaccinating to over-deworming, to giving too many metaphylactic drugs, all are possible if we don’t communicate our herd health protocols down the line when we market cattle. Preconditioned sales are one visible way this communication happens on a local level, but we also need to toot our own horn and really express what preventative measures are taken with our cattle. From sale catalogues to satellite and Internet auctions, we must all accurately express the great preventative and management procedures the cattle have experienced. This will also minimize the necessity for antimicrobial usage and keep resistance at bay. Cattle producers are a responsible group, we just need to clarify this in all our cattle transactions. When purchasing, especially purebred cattle, we consider phenotype, genetics, EPDs, growth, etc. but health requirements are often overlooked. Ask the questions, as the health of your herd could be at stake.

Dr. Roy Lewis, DVM

practiced as a large animal veterinarian specializing in beef cattle for more than 30 years at Westlock, Alta. He now works part time as a technical services veterinarian for Merck Animal Health.


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BRANCHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA

we are very pleased to be offering our first consignments to

the national sale • nov. 23 at agribition, regina, saskatchewan

IT HAS BEEN AN EXCITING YEAR as we work to establish our goal of developing a 50-cow herd of both purebred and commercial Speckle Park. One of the highlights has been getting to know breeders across Canada. THANK YOU FOR THE WARM WELCOME! A big thank you to David, Arlinda, Justin and Amber Johner of Johner Stock Farm, who have become great friends, for allowing us to purchase twelve foundation females.

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