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In the few short months since the “Anniversary Issue,” two more sale records were broken in Canada and Australia, the Canadian National Speckle Park Show exhibited the largest number of entries to date from across the country, and the sale that afternoon hosted a massive crowd that out-bid previous sales to set new highs. This breed knows no bounds! The Semen Directory contained in this issue has also grown in its second year, and is supplemented by a new embryo listing. Our goal is to continue developing a comprehensive listing of all the A.I. sires on the market around the globe – a one-stop reference for breeders and commercial users alike to assess and compare the genetics available to them for herd advancement. Canada’s beef industry is headed into “bull sale season,” which will see the largest offering yet of Speckle Park head to auction. Commercial acceptance has been on the rise, both here and in Australia, as demand has outpaced supply for the past several years. Speckle Park-influenced calves continued to top markets, even as North American feeder prices softened – when commodity beef margins are negative, there is often still profit to be found in Speckle Park’s high carcass quality consistently fitting into premium branded beef program requirements. As we step into the second decade of Distinct Breed status, I believe the value Speckle Park offer the beef industry will continue to drive success for seedstock and commercial producers alike. The opportunity is truly limitless! Sincerely, Laura Bodell

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The “Breeding Book” edition of The Speckle Park Journal presents a breadth of options for acquiring Speckle Park genetics for your breeding program – commercial or purebred, both privately and at public auction. Here are the future herd sires, AI sires, and embryo matings that will drive the breed, and your own program, forward. 2016 was another exceptional year for Speckle Park in Canada, as demonstrated by increases in registrations, transfers, and memberships in the Canadian Speckle Park Association. Individual Speckle Park registrations rose to 956 from the previous record of 752 in 2015. Transfers of ownership grew 33.6 percent for the same period. The Association’s membership has now risen to 165 as new breeders take up Speckle Park. Though exact numbers are not available, every indication points to exports of semen and embryos having also continued at an increased pace. One detail deserves special comment – a full 14 percent of the Speckle Park calves registered in 2016 were conceived by embryo transfer. This reflects an increase of 3 percent over the previous year. Embryo transfer and artificial insemination are both excellent ways to increase your herd numbers and quality, and to incorporate new genetics. Every year, Speckle Park gain more extensive use among cow-calf producers in Canada – both west and east – as well as

internationally. There are now four Speckle Park-influenced feeder sales to market calves and feeders. We’ve also heard many auction markets have standing orders for Speckle females. Feedlot operators recognize the benefits of Speckle Park feed efficiency and marbling, and actively seek Speckle Park-influenced cattle, particularly to target for quality-based grids and branded beef programs. As breeders, it is our mission to continue to improve the genetics available for both seedstock and commercial users. Of course, it’s only possible to manage what is measured, and so it is critical we employ best management practices as it relates to data collection, evaluation, and subsequent culling of individuals that don’t make the grade. Evaluation also identifies of truly superior genetics – those that excel in traits of economic importance to the beef industry. However, balance is the key when it comes to selection, and as all of the phenotypic, performance, pedigree, and genomic information available is weighted, we strive to find the animal(s) that best compliment our own herd’s strengths and weaknesses, without slipping into singletrait selection. Enjoy the view in this issue of The Journal! May your selection of Speckle Park genetics give you great success in your breeding program and increase your profits.

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“When (we were) first introduced Speckle Park in 2007 and did a trial over 150 commercial beef cows using RIVER HILL TRAFFIC JAM… This was the major influence introducing Speckle Parks into New Zealand. We then used him in our breeding programs via embryos, resulting in progeny that scanned with huge muscle and moderateto-high IMF. We kept a son as a main herd sire, SPKNZ Edwardo, in our breeding program, and since then have kept and used another two: Jackpot and Grandslam.” –Mark McKenzie

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“We want to mass produce females that never miss.” That’s the philosophy of Jason Goodfellow, owner of Notta Ranch located near Neilburg, Saskatchewan. The Canadian rancher started his Speckle Park operation in 1998, using conventional embryo transfer (ET) methods to more rapidly expand his herd. Last year, Notta Ranch moved to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and are expecting 100 IVF calves out of recipient cows this spring. “We plan to put 300 embryos in this year from our 25 donor cows and 25 heifers that we have in our IVF program,” said Goodfellow. “We chose the IVF route primarily so we could select females with the intention of increasing our herd numbers.” Selecting for females has its pros and cons. While Notta Ranch will have fewer bull sales this year, it’s a chance for the operation to expand their herd with proven genetics that go back to their original females, Star Bank 55R, Notta Pretender 64P and Notta Pho-Finish 54P. “We are stacking the deck with proven females who have good longevity, consistently raise good bulls, and have sound feet, legs and udders,” said Goodfellow. “When you know what you’re working with, it takes the guesswork out of it. Using IVF gets us on the fast track to build our herd using high-quality genetics we know work in our program, and hopefully it will result in a barn-burner bull sale down the road.” Goodfellow cautions fellow breeders against chasing fads

and mass producing unproven genetics. “In this breed, the demand for Speckle Park females is off the charts,” he said. “People can get themselves into trouble in a hurry if they get too excited and start mass producing just anything; it really defeats the purpose of helping the breed gain strength. However, using IVF to multiply good females (a strong emphasis on ‘good’) is the best way to advance the breed in terms of numbers and genetics more quickly.” Rob Stables, owner and president of Bow Valley Genetics located at Bassano, Alberta, says there are numerous advantages in IVF when compared to conventional ET work. “A major advantage with IVF is a female can be up to 150 days pregnant, and with conventional ET she must be open,” said Stables, who has several Canadian Speckle Park breeders as clients. “Another major advantage with IVF is one straw of valuable, expensive semen can be used to fertilize up to five embryos. With conventional ET, we use a minimum of two straws for no guarantee of embryos. We can also reverse sort the semen after thawing and choose male or female sperm, depending on the goals of the operation.” He added, “Additionally, females who have failed with conventional ET might do better in an IVF situation. For example, heifers with uterus problems might do better with IVF, as well as young heifers who could over respond to the drugs required through ET; there seems to be lower risk factors with IVF. We can also collect more embryos with IVF

“...using IVF to multiply good females is the best way to advance the breed in terms of numbers and genetics more quickly.”

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Notta Ranch foundation females Notta Pho-Finish 54P and Notta Pretender 64P’s bloodlines are the base of their IVF program.

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in a shorter period of time. A regular transfer requires 50-60 days between flushes, but with IVF, you can collect every 1-2 weeks, which offers the potential for obtaining more embryos in a shorter period of time.” Stables advises producers to keep reasonable expectations when it comes to using reproductive technologies in their breeding programs. “IVF is not a silver bullet by any means,” said Stables. “Some cows won’t give you any freezable embryos or you might only get a few. That’s just a fact we have to deal with, and it’s not something that can be fixed. “Also keep in mind that genetics is simply a random process that you’re trying to skew in your favor. If you’re using superior genetics and trying to increase your numbers with a specific mating, you’ll find that there are still many differences between full brothers and sisters. However, the more calves that you get from a particular cow, the greater chance you’ll have to obtain those truly superior animals.” Stables encourages producers to do their homework before choosing IVF or conventional ET. “There are currently barriers to exporting IVF embryos,” said Stables. “With conventional ET, the embryo is covered in an egg shell, which protects the embryos from viruses and bacteria. However, with an IVF embryo, the shell is stickier, so our wash material that is used to remove bacteria doesn’t work as well and that’s where the export barrier comes from. We believe it has something to do with he maturation process in a lab verses in the uterus. If a breeder is wanting to flush a cow, I recommend them calling us to discuss the goals of the mating and whether the female would do better in a conventional ET or IVF situation.” In the last five years, Australian Speckle Park breeder Denis Roberts has invested heavily in the best genetics he can find. Using sexed semen and sexed embryos in an

intensive IVF program, Roberts’ AAA Speckle Park stud has quickly grown and gained attention in the show arena. “I saw the Speckle Park breed as a great business opportunity,” said Roberts. “When crossed with Brahman cattle, which are numerous in Australia, they improve yield, increase carcass quality, and produce better tasting meat. Speckle Park cattle add value, and I’ve been focused on that in building my herd based on genetics that will produce a good-muscled, high-marbling animal at a younger age.” For Roberts, IVF was a great option in increasing his herd numbers with minimal labor. “During the week, I’m at my full-time job, so it’s easy to have someone come to my place and get eggs with minimal work,” he said. “Not only is it less labor intensive, but the biggest benefit is there are no drugs required for the donor. Plus, the cost has come down a great deal compared to when I started five years ago. When you’re dealing with high-dollar animals, though, the extra expense is still worth it.” Robert’s advice is to avoid getting caught up in the smoke and mirrors of specific genetics. Instead, focus on your operation’s goals and choose the best bulls for the females you have. “At the end of the day, there hasn’t been a great bull that hasn’t come form a great female, so keep in mind what you’re trying to achieve and select matings that will work to correct feet, increase milk, add muscle and softness, or whatever your focus might be,” he said. Udo Mahne is not only a Speckle Park breeder on his Victoria, Australia-based ranch, Mount Eccles Speckles, but he’s also a veterinarian at Embryo Life and has flushed more than 3,800 cows and transferred more than 27,000 embryos to numerous continents including Africa, South America, Europe and Australia. In recent years, he’s also transferred more than 5,000 beef IVF embryos. With 19 Speckle Park breeders as clients, he’s very invested in building up Speckle Park numbers in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. [ C O N TI N U E D O N N E XT PA G E] T H E S P E C K L E PA R K J O U R N A L

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“I’m very involved with the breeding plans of my clients and use my constant exposure to hundreds of embryos to identify strengths and weaknesses of certain genetic lines, which helps make corrective breeding much easier,” said Mahne. “Through IVF, we can make more calves from the best cows in the herd, and using different bulls on a certain cow allows us to produce half brother and sisters in the same year to show genetic matches and mismatches in a short period of time.” Mahne said using reproductive technologies can act as an insurance policy for very expensive cows, minimize disease transmission (especially across borders), keep a valuable cow in production even if she’s injured or deceased, add value to commercial cows who can carry a stud calf, and shorten generation intervals to allow the breed to grow more quickly.

Before flushing a female, Mahne says it’s important to ask a few important questions. “Is the animal good enough to reproduce in exponential number?” he asked. “Are the genetics proven enough to not end up with an unwanted disaster? Remember this is a long-term investment that will take commercial cows used as recipients out of production for a couple of years. Management has to be good, and optimal nutrition is important to make it a success.” The opportunities for Speckle Park breeders to advance proven genetics and increase numbers are endless with IVF. As more producers embrace these reproductive technologies, look for opportunities to purchase proven embryos to add to your own herd. “Producers can buy the best genetics from different herds in embryo form,” Mahne said. “It’s more affordable, and you can get the best! Very few breeders will sell their best cow, but they will consider selling embryos out of her.” SPJ Udo Mahne, DVM, of Embryo Life A close-up image of embryos ready to freeze.

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D I R E C T O R Y The Directory has grown tremendously in its second year, with several exciting new sires and matings. This reflects the growth and excitement Speckle Park experienced since the last edition: new sale records set in both Canada and Australia, increased multi-lateral trade, and an explosion in the commercial market share. The International Semen Directory has a new companion listing – the Embryo Directory! The Speckle Park Journal would like to extend gratitude to the many breeders around the globe who have their genetic offerings included in the following pages. The directories were created to assist both purebred and commercial users of Speckle Park in making effective breeding, with as many of the available options as possible being presented for consideration. As you compare and contrast the genetics available, we encourage you to dig deeper – check out the breeders’ websites, call them discuss your program’s specific needs, or even get out and visit their herds to view progeny and related animals. It’s a well-known fact that cattlemen and women love to “talk stock,” and will be happy to help you find the best fit for your needs.

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bw: 81lb 10m wt: 960lb 10m scrotal: 31cm RIVER HILL 68L STRIKER 50U •

RIVER HILL 50U ALL IN 60A

• CDS FARMS PAUL 2M

RIVER HILL SHOW ME OFF 60S • RIVER HILL SNAP SHOT 60M

RIVER HILL SHOW ME OFF 60S •

• JANE OF P.A.R. 12J

$100/STRAW PUREBRED

qualified for canada, united states, australia

genex / river hill farm

888-354-4622 - GENEXCANADA@CRINET.COM COMMERCIAL AND BULK PRICING AVAILABLE

SPOTS ‘N SPROUTS 10S

CONTACT FOR PRICING

qualified for canada, united states, australia

rose hill speckle park / underhill specs [AUSTRALIA]

ROSEHILLSPECKLEPARK@GMAIL.COM USPECS@ROIEVENTS.CA

[NORTH AMERICA]

Rose Hill American Pie

Heartridge Aries 01W

moovin zpotz avenger 28a

ANP L21 28AUG2015 L21

[CAN]3020-PB 17MAY2009 KAM 01W

[CAN]4358-PB 2JUN2013 BMZ 28A

16m scrotal: 42cm

bw: 73 lb mature wt: 1660lb mature scrotal: 36.5cm

STAR BANK KING GEORGE 82U •

ROSE HILL VINCENT

CODIAK MISS CARLA RKW 21M

• RIVER HILL 26T WALKER 60W

KAHLEATHA GUNNA GET u • PRAIRIE HILL REBA 154F

$50AUD/STRAW qualified for australia

rose hill speckle park

+61 0428791972 ROSEHILLSPECKLEPARK@GMAIL.COM WWW.ROSEHILLSPECKLEPARK.COM

P.A.R. King Pin 1K •

P.A.R. Sharp Shooter 60S Lucky Angel of P.A.R. 6L •

• P.A.R. Napoleon 10N

Ponderosa Tiffany 06T

• Aspen Acres Lucky Lady 05L

$40/STRAW MINIMUM 10 qualified for canada, australia

ponderosa farms

403-963-2807 - HEARTRIDGERANCH@GMAIL.COM KAITLIN MALTERER

bw: 75 lb mature wt: 2117lb 10m scrotal: 32cm LEGACY TURNPIKE CRUISER 27T •

MOOVIN ZPOTZ CAMARO 6X STYALS LUCKY PRINCESS 9L •

• HWY. 4 SPECKLE PARK 1L

HWY 4 SPECKLE PARK 4R • HWY. 4 SPECKLE PARK 1J

$50/STRAW

qualified for canada, australia, new zealand, brazil

gary & karen larsen

403-946-5956 - GANDKLARSEN@ROGERS.COM SEE AD ON PAGE 1


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CAJA Zeppelin 1B

[CAN]4813-PB 30JANUARY2014 CAJA 1B bw 72lb UNEEDA WALTER 21W •

UNEEDA ZAPPER 13Z

MISTY FRITZ OF P.A.R. 13M •

• RIVER HILL 26T WALKER 60W

NOTTA 60W PHOTO-FINISH 1Z • NOTTA PHO-FINISH 54P

$100/STRAW MIN. 5, VOLUME DISCOUNTS qualified for canada, united states, australia, new zealand

Two-time Grand Champion CAJA Zeppelin 1B leaves it all on the table. Smooth and correct, this bull is bred to perform. His achievements in the show ring have earned him worldwide attention, however these successes are far outweighed by the quality of his calves already on the ground. This powerful son of two proven champions will influence any herd.

inc cattle company - Janice & Rob Harasymchuk

dam photo-finish 1z

granddam pho-finish 54p

ROB 306-290-7040 - JANICE 306-260-6200 - ROBH@MAXIES.CA

caja zeppelin 1B at 24 mos.

WWW.INCCATTLECO.CA - SEE AD ON PAGE 26

second chance bazinga 2b

MX Big Gun 105Z

p.a.r. CASANOVA 55C

[CAN]4748-PT (93.8%) 9FEB2014 SCSP 2B

[CAN]4040-PB 10APR2012 RMS 105Z

[CAN]5413-PB 28MAR2015 PAR 55C

bw: 80lb ywt: 1190lb scrotal: 38cm

bw: 74lb 205d: 745lb 365d: 1025lb scrotal: 42cm

LEGACY UPPERCUT 74U •

LEGACY DEVITO 44X LEGACY TURN-ON 49T •

• P.A.R. MOO FASSA 03M

RIVER HILL TIC-TAC 02T • ASPEN ACRES 2C

$30/STRAW COMMERCIAL qualified for canada

genex / river hill farm / green hills

CALAMASUE 10R •

P.A.R. TOUCHDOWN 600T

PRETTY LADY OF P.A.R. 600P •

• Aspen Acres Horatio 6H

Aspen Acres Kaaba Kin 4K • Aspen Acres Heddie 4H

$50/STRAW

qualified for canada, united states, australia

mx ranch

bw: 84lb 205d: 787lb yw: 1100lb P.A.R. TOUCH DOWN 600T •

P.A.R. ACE IN A HOLE 66A P.A.R. WONDER BRA 66W •

• CALAMASUE 4M

POPPY OF P.A.R. 55P

• MELISSA OF P.A.R. 5M

SELLING IN THE SOURCE & NAT’L SALES qualified for canada, united states, australia

mx ranch / P.a.r. ranch

888-354-4622 - GENEXCANADA@CRINET.COM

306-823-7209 - MXRANCH@LIVE.CA WWW.MXRANCH.CA

WWW.MXRANCH.CA / WWW.PARRANCH.CA

codiak crikey gnk 13u

CODIAK EAGLE GNK 46Y

Notta Frontline 303X

[CAN]2851-PB 12FEB2008 GNK 13U

[CAN]3690-PB 4APR2011 GNK 46Y

[CAN]3403-PB 25FEB2010 JMG 303X

bw: 80lb

bw: 78lb

WWW.RIVERHILL.CA

SPRUCE LANE VENTURE 3J •

RAVEN MEADOWS MAGNUM 10N PARKLAND SPECKLE PARK 10J •

• P.A.R. IMPACT 11G

CODIAK RKW 07J • ATIM LADY 3D

$80/STRAW MINIMUM 5

qualified for canada, united states, australia

codiak acres

780-998-5483 - CODIAK@ALBERTACOM.COM SEE OUTSIDE BACK COVER FOR AD

RAVEN MEADOWS MAGNUM 10N •

CODIAK CRIKEY GNK 13U CODIAK RKW 07J •

• HWY. 4 SPECKLE PARK 2H

CODIAK NICE LADY RKW 25N • CODIAK PRAIRIE FIRE RKW 01J

$80/STRAW MINIMUM 5

qualified for canada, united states, australia

codiak acres

780-998-5483 - CODIAK@ALBERTACOM.COM WWW.CODIAKACRES.COM

306-823-7209 - MXRANCH@LIVE.CA

bw: 80lb PARKLAND SPECKLE PARKS 5B •

• STAR BANK LACERTA 68L

LEIGH-AL-ANN PRINCESS 1B •

• STAR BANK 64L

HWY. 4 SPECKLE PARK 2H

NOTTA PRETENDER 64P

$80/STRAW MINIMUM 5

qualified for canada, united states, australia

codiak acres

780-998-5483 - CODIAK@ALBERTACOM.COM SEE OUTSIDE BACK COVER FOR AD


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COLGAN’S BAXTER 1B [CAN]4795-PB 26FEBRUARY2014 CCCC 1B bw 76lb 205D 751lb 365d 1220lb mature wt 2440lb LEGACY TURNPIKE CRUISER 27T •

MOOVIN ZPOTZ CAMARO 6X STYALS LUCKY PRINCESS 9L •

• P.A.R. MR. POWERSTROKE 4M

MOOVIN ZPOTZ ROXY AMBER 4R • MATTI OF P.A.R. 25M

$100/STRAW FOR 5 - $80/STRAW FOR 10 qualified for canada, united states, australia, new zealand

Colgan’s Baxter 1B is a bull with power, length, depth and scrotal size. He is a sound structured, smooth walking bull with offspring that exhibit moderate birthweights, exceptional growth, and color. Video available on Facebook.

colgan’s cattle company corp. - tony & tammy freimark progeny cccc 116d

progeny cccc 28d

780-205- 8229 - COLGANSCATTLE@SASKTEL.NET

colgan’s baxter 1b

WWW.COLGANSCATTLE.COM - SEE AD ON PAGE 14

Codiak GNK 24X

Star Bank King George 82U

Codiak Layne GNK 56A

[CAN]3410-PB 10APR2010 GNK 24X

[CAN]2768-PB 2APR2008 GGG 82U

[CAN]4852-PT 9MAY2013 GNK 56A

bw: 72lb

bw: 80lb

bw: 77lb 205d: 583lb 365d: 1060lb m.sc: 43sm

FLAT LAKE BIG BEN 69M •

C.A.M.Y. TORQUE 03T

codiak marcy rkw 11m •

• ROB ‘N SON’S FARMS 3S

CODIAK URSULA GNK 3U • ROB’N SONS FARMS 7N

$80/STRAW MINIMUM 5

qualified for canada, united states, australia

codiak acres / Colgan’s cattle company

PRAIRIE HILL ENTICER 89G •

SPOTS ‘N SPROUTS NEFROM 101N SPOTS ‘N SPROUTS 6A •

• NORALTA 9E

STAR BANK 11H

• LIGHTNING LADY 19C

$50/STRAW

qualified for canada

Spots ‘N Sprouts Speckle Park

RIVER HILL HU 5L •

CLEAR VIEW TY 205R CODIAK KIBITZ RKW 12K •

• STAR BANK ROY-JOE 54J

CODIAK NAMELESS RKW 45N • CODIAK KELLY RKW 22K

$100/STRAW, BULK DISCOUNT qualified for canada, united states

matters speckle park

780-205-8229 - COLGANSCATTLE@SASKTEL.NET

306-893-4096 - JHERBERT@SASKTEL.NET

780-593-2143 - DLMATTERS@HOTMAL.COM

River Hill 60W Line Drive 54Z

Codiak Norseman RKW 38N

codiak oh my gosh gnk 60a

[CAN]3841-PB 6MAR2012 BED 54Z

C1S-PT (93.8%) 1APR2013 RKW 38N

[CAN]4851-PT(96.9%) 17MAY2013 GNK60A

bw: 88lb 205d: 698lb 365d: 1227lb scrotal: 40cm

bw: 82lb wwt: 662lb mwt: 1900lb scrotal: 36cm

bw: 75lb 205d: 549lb 365d: 1167lb scrotal: 38cm

SEE ADS ON PAGES 14, OBC

River Hill Traffic Jam 26T •

River Hill Walker 60W

River Hill Show Me Off 60S •

• Star Bank Lacerta 68L

Notta Pho-Finish 54P

• Star Bank Leonid Night 54L

$80/STRAW MINIMUM 5

qualified for canada, united states, australia

river hill farm

780-205-2478 - RIVERHILLFARM@HOTMAIL.COM SEE AD ON PAGE 7

WWW.SPOTSNSPROUTSSPECKLEPARK.COM

P.A.R. IMPACT 11G •

CODIAK PRAIRIE FIRE RKW 14J CODIAK FANCY 1F •

• P.A.R. LITTLE EDDIE II 93E

PRAIRIE HILL GEM 38G

• PRAIRIE HILL DANDY 2E

$30/STRAW

qualified for canada, united states, australia

Spots ‘N Sprouts Speckle Park

306-893-4096 - JHERBERT@SASKTEL.NET WWW.SPOTSNSPROUTSSPECKLEPARK.COM

WWW.MATTERSSPECKLEPARK.COM

RIVER HILL HU 5L •

CLEAR VIEW TY 205R CODIAK KIBITZ RKW 12K •

• CODIAK MR. BLACK RKW 13M

CODIAK UNIQUE GNK 8R • CODIAK RKW 07J

$80/STRAW

qualified for canada, united states, australia

codiak acres / river hill farm

BARRY 780-205-2478 - GARY 780-998-5483 SEE ADS ON PAGES 7, OBC


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thunderstruck FCF L1 24JUNE2015 L1

parent verified bw 38kg 14mos 678kg ema108cm fat 10/11 Star Bank Lacerta 68L •

ALMARLEA 68G LACERTA F156 Star Bank 68G •

• CODIAK CRIKEY GNK 13U

Waratah Melisa G34 • CODIAK MELISA RKW 64M

CONTACT FOR PRICING qualified for 61 major countries

Thunderstruck is one of Australia’s most awarded bulls, winning 10 Royal Broad Ribbons before 14 months old, including Supreme Exhibit at Melbourne Royal and JNR interbreed at Geelong Royal weighing in at 679KG with an EMA of 108cm. Semen will be available for export to 61 major countries in May 2017 with a number of options, including: licensed semen, and sexed semen for you to choose male or female genetics to tailor your breeding plan. This is a limited offer and won’t be repeated.

aaa speckle park - denis roberts sire almarlea 68g lacerta f156

winnings

DENIS@AAASPECKLEPARK.COM.AU

Royal Geelong Show

WWW.AAASPECKLEPARK.COM.AU - SEE AD ON PAGE 15

rose hill one night stand

P.A.R. PAPA RAZZI 6P

P.A.R. ROLLIN STONE 01R

ANP L24 10SEPT2015 L24

C3D-PT (93.8%) 26FEB2004 PAR 6P

[CAN]2158-FS 26MAR2005 PAR 01R

16m scrotal: 41cm

bw: 75lb mature wt: 2314lb scrotal: 40cm

bw: 78lb wwt: 630lb ywt: 1120lb scrotal: 41cm

styal’s lightning ladd 14p • spots ‘n sprouts stands alone spots ‘n sprouts 2r •

• P.A.R. moo fassa 03m six star 3m rendezvous d27 • notta rendezvous 65r

$50AUD/STRAW qualified for australia

rose hill speckle park

P.A.R. King Pin 1K •

P.A.R. Mr. Powerstroke 4M Aspen Acres Kaaba Kin 4K •

• P.A.R. Kismit 10K

Monalisa of P.A.R. 6M • Double RR Angel 86’88

$35/STRAW

qualified for canada, united states, australia

p.a.r. ranch

P.A.R. Freedom II 54H •

P.A.R. King Pin 1K pride of p.a.r. 1g •

• Al-Ann-Evan 25X

Aspen Acres 01B •Aspen Acres 1R

$50/STRAW

qualified for canada, european union

p.a.r. ranch

+61 0428791972 ROSEHILLSPECKLEPARK@GMAIL.COM WWW.ROSEHILLSPECKLEPARK.COM

306-823-4794 - PAR.RANCH@SASKTEL.NET

306-823-4794 - PAR.RANCH@SASKTEL.NET

RLE 20X SUNRISE 80A

P.A.R. Throttle 66T

CODIAK THUMPER GNK 1A

[CAN]4575-PB 2MAY2013 RLE 80A

[CAN]2705-PB 25MAR2007 PAR 66T

[CAN]4855-PT(96.9%) 3JUL2013 GNK 1A

bw: 90lb

bw: 74lb mwt: 2465lb scrotal: 41cm

RIVER HILL TRAFFIC JAM 26T •

RIVER HILL 26T WALKER 60W RIVER HILL SHOW ME OFF 60S •

WWW.PARRANCH.CA

• CODIAK NORSEMAN RKW 38N

P.A.R. Mr Powerstroke 4M •

• STYALS SPOTS’N SPROUTS 7M

Monalisa Of P.A.R. 6M •

SPOTS’N SPROUTS 20X

$30/STRAW

qualified for canada

SUNRISE RANCH LTD

780-349-1936 - SUNRISERANCH2@GMAIL.COM KEN STANLEY

P.A.R. Papa Razzi 6P

• Rob’N Son’s Farms 9M

Rob’N Son’s Farms 6P • Prairie Hill Minus 68M

$15/STRAW

qualified for canada, united states, australia

mx ranch / p.a.r. ranch

306-823-7209 - MXRANCH@LIVE.CA

WWW.MXRANCH.CA / WWW.PARRANCH.CA

SEE AD ON PAGE 10

bw: 81lb 205d: 734lb 365d: 1051lb RIVER HILL TRAFFIC JAM 26T • RIVER HILL 101U XPORTER 55X RIVER HILL SAFIRE 55S •

• CODIAK KOSMO GNK 17R

CODIAK GNK 53W

• CODIAK NICE LADY RKW 25N

$30/STRAW

qualified for canada

SUNRISE RANCH LTD

780-349-1936 - SUNRISERANCH2@GMAIL.COM KEN STANLEY


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“iceman”

WGS G26 2FEBRUARY2011 L1 parent verified sc 39.5cm A &W Joey 55P •

• Aspen Acres Horario 6H

Calamasue 26R •

• Aspen Acres Fraulein 1F

River Hill Traffic Jam 26T

Aspen Acers Kolor Me Kate 10K

$50AUD/STRAW

qualified for canada, united states, australia, new zealand

WGS G26 “Iceman” is from Canada’s top genetics, Traffic Jam and Kolar Me Kate 10K, with results to back it up having won Royal Reserve Champion at Sydney Royal. Iceman has been our foundation sire, producing show-quality progeny. He has great temperament, and will add length, thickness, and height to your herd. Average birth weights between 33-36 kg makes Iceman ideal for heifers. Iceman has been used in our commercial herd with outstanding success, producing carcasses for boutique butchers and sought after F1 calves.

aaa speckle park - denis roberts progeny

sire traffic jam

Aspen Acres TNT 4Y

DENIS@AAASPECKLEPARK.COM.AU

“iceman”

WWW.AAASPECKLEPARK.COM.AU

JSF Unmarked 2D

HS Untapped 3A

[CAN]QQ-PT (93.8%) 3APR89 EWS 4Y

[CAN]6190- AP 11FEB2016 JSF 2D

[CAN]4742-PB 9APR2013 HSF 3A

bw: 78lb mature wt: 2340lb

bw: 88lb ww: 945lb 10m wt: 1100lb scrotal: 33cm

bw: 93lb 205d: 710lb 365d: 1290lb scrotal: 39cm

NORTON •

SPOTS n SPROUTS DYNAMITE 23T TAG# 92 •

• PUSSY CAT 11

ASPEN ACRES 4U • COW #69

$35/STRAW MINIMUM 5

A&W 15R •

HS Untapped 3A

NOTTA 2R PRETENDER 4T •

• UPTO SPECS ULYSSES 25U

JENCREST YAVONNA 6Y • RITA OF P.A.R. 14R

belmoral’s special 99h •

a & w 15R

triple a gem 15g •

• P.A.R. Rilley 2R

Notta Pretender 4T • Notta Pretender 64P

qualified for canada, united states, australia

qualified for canada, united states, australia

$100/STRAW, MINIMUM 5

$100/STRAW, MINIMUM 5

Ed Smith / Par Ranch / Spots ‘N Sprouts

johner stock farm

johner stock farm / holtby farms

306-823-4794 - PAR.RANCH@SASKTEL.NET

306-893-2714 - JSFBULLS@HOTMAL.COM

Spots ‘N Sprouts Wampum 102W

REMIN’S 24 PROUD MOMENTS 54C

COMMERCIAL PRICING AVAILABLE

SEE AD ON PAGE 23

C.A.M.Y. TORQUE 03T •

• P.A.R. KING PIN 1K

CODIAK URSULA GNK 3U •

• REMIN’S PRIDE 6N

CODIAK GNK 24X

REMIN’S PRIDE 6T

$50/STRAW

qualified for canada, united states, australia, new zealand, brazil

Remin’s Redemption 2D

bw: 80lb scrotal: 35cm Codiak Prairie Fire •

Codiak Norseman RKW 38N Prairie Hill Gem 38G •

• Aspen Acres Nobleman 3N

Spots ‘N Sprouts 2S • Lakeview Penelope 5P

$40/STRAW, MINIMUM 5

[CAN]5869-PB 2JAN2016 RRR 2D bw: 80lb 205d: 620lb ww: 783lb yw: 1043lb COLD CREEK UP ROAR 5U •

• REMIN’S LORD 22X

REMIN’S JEWEL 4L •

• REMIN’S JEWEL 2N

REMIN’S HAS JEWELS 4Y

REMIN’S JEWEL 2A

$100/STRAW, MINIMUM 5

qualified for canada, united states, australia, new zealand, brazil

qualified for canada, united states, australia

Spots ‘N Sprouts Speckle Park

306-893-4096 - JHERBERT@SASKTEL.NET WWW.SPOTSNSPROUTSSPECKLEPARK.COM

306-893-2714 - JSFBULLS@HOTMAL.COM WWW.JOHNERSTOCKFARM.NET

[CAN]5931-PB 1MAY2015 RRR 54C bw: 76lb

[CAN]3103-PB 27MAR2009 JKH 102W

qualified for canada, australia

Remin’s speckle park

403-946-4635 - REMINDACHS@XPLORNET.COM SEE AD ON PAGE 1

do not miss the 2018 international semen & Embryo directory! BOOKING DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 7, 2018 spj@speckleparkjournal.com


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Waratah Spanish Angel F12

Waratah Speckle Park - Laiton and eric Turnahm +61 420548299 - ADMIN@WARATAHSPECKLEPARK.COM WARATAHSPECKLEPARK.COM

PUREBRED GRADE A

stored at Global Reproduction Solutions A&W 15R •

• STAR BANK KING GEORGE 82U

NOTTA 2R PRETENDER 4T •

• RIVER HILL SPANISH ANGEL 5S

HS UNTAPPED 3A

WARATAH SPANISH ANGEL F12

CONTACT FOR PRICING

qualified for australia, canada, new zealand

Waratah Spanish Angel F12 LST F12

HS Untapped 3A [CAN]4742- PB

upto specs ulysses 25u x SPOTS ‘N SPROUTS 7W

PUREBRED

UPTO SPECS ULYSSES 25U PRAIRIE HILL REBA 154F •

river hill line drive 54z x river hill urban angel 35u

GRADE NO. 1

PUREBRED 12 EMBRYOS GRADE NO. 1

donor [CAN]3217-PB sire [CAN]2905-PB being collected at sundown livestock RAVEN MEADOWS MAGNUM 10N •

Waratah Spanish Angel F12 won Grand Champion Speckle Park Female at Beef Australia 2012. She is a remarkable cow that would benefit your herd. Joined with 2015 Canadian National Champion Untapped, this mating is sure to produce show-winning progeny. Waratah Speckle Park has embryos from eight other outstanding donors and sires available. Please enquire for more details.

dam [can]2754-pt sire [can]3841-pb stored at sundown livestock transplants, ab

• RIVER HILL SKIPPER 6S

river hill 26t walker 60w •

SPOTS ‘N SPROUTS 7W

river hill 60w line drive 54z

• SPOTS ‘N SPROUTS 7T

notta pho-finish 54p •

$1,000/EMBRYO

• notta showoff 64s

river hill 64s urban angel 35u • RIVER HILL SPANISH ANGEL 5S

$1,000/EMBRYO

qualified for canada, united states, australia, europe

qualified for canada, united states, australia

7W has been a prolific producer, including Codiak Tycoon Cat GNK 12Z who was a top seller in the 2014 Summit 3 Sale.

Opportunity awaits! Here is a solid combination of championship genetics. We are very pleased with the calves resulting from this mating.

codiak acres - gary & nancy kiziak

lehr ranching - drew lehr

780-998-5483 - CODIAK@ALBERTACOM.COM - WWW.CODIAKACRES.COM

donor

sire

%

306-946-7438 - LEHRRANCHING@SASKTEL.NET

no. availablE

grade

storage

export qualifications

BLACKIE RAINA OF P.A.R. 21Z codiak gnk 24x PB

N/A

no.1

davis rairdan int’l, ab

australia, canada, usa

$1,250

Chateau of P.a.r. 54C P.a.r. Rollin Stone 01R pb

N/A

no.1

davis rairdan int’l, ab

australia, canada, usa

$1,250

4

no.1

bow valley genetics, ab

australia, canada, new zealand, usa inquire

Codiak MS SHAWNDA GNk10B CAJA ZEPPELIN 1B 96.9%

10

no.1

bow valley genetics, ab

australia, canada, new zealand, usa inquire

MONA LISA IV OF P.A.R. 88U P.a.r. Ace in a Hole 66A pb

2

no.1

davis rairdan int’l, ab

australia, canada, usa

Pine Valley ANNA 4C CAJA ZEPPELIN 1B

PB

13

no.1

bow valley genetics, ab

australia, canada, new zealand, usa inquire

Pine Valley Elsa 3C

PB

10

no.1

bow valley genetics, ab

australia, canada, new zealand, usa inquire

Raina of P.a.r. 21R P.a.r. Ace in a Hole 66A pb

5

no.1

davis rairdan int’l, ab

australia, canada, usa

$1,250

Raina of P.a.r. 45Z P.a.r. Ace in a Hole 66A pb

12

no.1

davis rairdan int’l, ab

australia, canada, usa

$1,250

par ranch 780-205-1668 or 780-205-0719 rchibri@rife.com or par.ranch@sasktel.net par ranch 780-205-1668 or 780-205-0719 rchibri@rife.com or par.ranch@sasktel.net

CODIAK BECKAH GNK 92B CAJA ZEPPELIN 1B

PB

inc cattle company 306-290-7040 or 306-260-6200 janiceh@maxies.ca or robh@maxies.ca inc cattle company 306-290-7040 or 306-260-6200 janiceh@maxies.ca or robh@maxies.ca par ranch 780-205-1668 or 780-205-0719 rchibri@rife.com or par.ranch@sasktel.net

inc cattle company 306-290-7040 or 306-260-6200 janiceh@maxies.ca or robh@maxies.ca

CAJA ZEPPELIN 1B

inc cattle company 306-290-7040 or 306-260-6200 janiceh@maxies.ca or robh@maxies.ca par ranch 780-205-1668 or 780-205-0719 rchibri@rife.com or par.ranch@sasktel.net par ranch 780-205-1668 or 780-205-0719 rchibri@rife.com or par.ranch@sasktel.net

see reference sire listings in the semen directory for more information

price/embryo

$1,250


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BREEDIMPROVEMENT

A W O R D F R O M T H E C A N A D I A N S P E C K L E PA R K A S S O C I AT I O N :

If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.

PDs

Arguably, Peter Drucker’s adage from the world of business applies equally well to the beef seedstock industry. Speckle Park are coming off of two excellent years and looking forward to another. Now is our time to step up to the next level – conformational assessment, data collection, genomics, and estimations of breeding potential of the Speckle Park we offer the industry. The following article explains how the industry measures potential genetic merit in to improve seedstock quality. A famous adage from the American statistician W. Edwards Deming concisely describes today’s beef industry:

“In God we trust, all others must bring data.”

fundamentals of expected progeny differences BY DARRH BULLOCK, EXTENSION PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Beef cattle genetic evaluation is the process of taking all of the relevant information on an animal and converting it into a useful tool for selection. This process was started long ago when livestock producers began to realize that progeny often performed similar to their parents for certain traits. Even though they did not know this phenomenon was due to genetics, as we know today, the practice of selecting superior animals to produce the next generation is the foundation for animal breeding and is the purpose for beef cattle genetic evaluation. The first genetic evaluations were simply based on visual appraisal and progress was usually slow and limited. Through scientific discovery and applied practices, beef cattle genetic evaluation has evolved into a sophisticated methodology that incorporates pedigrees, phenotypic data and genomic information to provide producers with accurate selection

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tools for a wide variety of economically important traits. The tool that can best assist beef producers to make selection decisions on many production traits is Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs). The computation of EPDs traditionally required three elements: pedigree, phenotypic data, and an estimate of the heritability for the trait. For many breeds this is still the approach used, however, genomic information is playing an increasing role in genetic evaluations for breeds with enough genomic and phenotypic information to have accurate genomic predictors. For this article, the focus will be on genetic evaluation without genomic information. The pedigree is used to determine the relationship of each animal in the data set to the other animals in the data set. This is useful because it is known that closer relatives typically have more genes in common and are therefore more likely to


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perform similarly for that trait. The phenotype is simply the measurement of the trait of interest; for example the actual weaning weight of a calf. More phenotypic data available in a data set improves the estimates of the genetic evaluation. Heritability is the proportion of variation in a trait that can be attributed to additive genetics, or the genetics whose effects get passed from one generation to the next. If a trait is highly heritable then the offspring tend to perform similarly to their parents for that trait. If it is lowly heritable then the environment tends to play a larger role and there is little similarity between parents and offspring for that trait. With this knowledge, it is easy to see that when computing EPDs using this basic model, the best success will occur when you have a data set with complete relationship information, a highly heritable trait and a trait that is easily measured. The first EPDs to be computed by breed associations were for birth weight, weaning weight and yearling weight. These were economically-important traits (birth weight by association to calving ease), moderately heritable, relatively easy to measure, and most breeds had good pedigree information. Different methodologies and models have been used over the years and many additional traits have been added to the evaluation, but the product that has been seen by producers (EPD) has stayed the same with the improvements being in the reliability of the estimates and which animals could have EPDs computed. In other words, the appearance of EPDs and how to use them has not changed over the past 40 years, they have simply gotten better. The information that is currently used to compute an EPD is: actual measurement of the animal, measurements of any ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc.), measurements of any collateral relatives (siblings, cousins, etc.), measurements of descendents (offspring, grand offspring, etc.), and measurements on correlated traits. For a particular animal, varying amounts of information may be used to compute its EPDs, and a measurement on the animal is not necessarily a requirement. The benefit of adding more information to the computation on an animal’s EPD is an increase in accuracy, which will be discussed later.

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For any breed to compete in today’s performance-driven beef cattle industry, a genetic evaluation is essential. This is the process of collecting phenotypic or actual measurements and proper pedigree information on seedstock cattle for computing Expected Progeny Differences (EPD). A genetic

evaluation can be done on as small of a scale as within herd, or as large as an international evaluation. However, comparisons of cattle must remain within those bounds. In other words, with a within-herd evaluation, bulls within that herd can only be compared to other bulls within that herd, whereas in an international evaluation, cattle included in the evaluation can be compared across the world. There are several key elements to a successful genetic evaluation: records collected on all animals in the herd and submitted to the breed association, proper parentage identification, and accurate contemporary group designation. All three criteria are the responsibility of the seedstock producer and should be handled with due diligence. PHENOTYPIC DATA A record should be collected and submitted on every animal for every trait, when feasible. Selective data submission biases the results and should be avoided. A random omission is not of great concern, but practices such as only submitting the top half of the herd (i.e. due to culling), can have serious adverse consequences on the evaluation. PARENTAGE The statistical methodology used to compute EPD requires proper parentage for accurate results. Since relatives share common genetics (i.e. full siblings share approximately 50 percent of the same genes and half siblings share approximately 25 percent of the same genes), this information is used in the process of determining genetic merit. If in doubt, genomic tools are available to determine correct parentage. [ C O N TI N U E D O N N E XT PA G E]


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The basic model for genetic evaluations is: Phenotype = Known Effects + Genetic Merit + Unexpected Variation In this equation we know what the phenotype is because we measured it, and we estimate the known effects through our knowledge of contemporary groups and how sires used across multiple contemporary groups perform differently. This leaves us with two unknowns: genetic merit, which is ultimately what we are interested in, and unexpected variation. Using simple algebra we can attempt to solve this equation to estimate the genetic merit: Phenotype – Known Effects = Genetic Merit + Unexpected Variation

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Unfortunately, we cannot completely isolate genetic merit and therefore our estimate or EPD will always be compromised. When confronted with this situation, the logical approach to achieve the best estimate of genetic merit is to try to reduce the unexpected variation to as close

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to zero as possible. This is accomplished by the inclusion of more data; the more data that exists on an animal, the greater the reduction in unexpected variation. For practical purposes, EPDs relate to genetic merit and accuracy relates to unexplained variation. Differences in two bulls’ EPD for a particular trait is the best estimate of the average difference we would expect to see in the progeny produced by those two bulls. In effect, EPDs are estimating the average value of the individual gametes that are being produced by an animal, sperm in the case of a bull. Because of random segregation each sperm produced by a bull has the potential to have a unique set of genes; that is why flush mates have different genetic make up even though they are produced by the same sire and dam. If the actual genetic merit of each individual sperm could be determined from the ejaculate of a bull, the results might resemble Chart 1. The bull’s genetic potential is for 500 lb of weaning weight and the largest proportion of his sperm would result in 500 lb calves. However, the bull has some sperm that would result in a much lighter calf and other sperm that would result in a much heavier calf. In this example, on average his calves would weigh 500 lb with some weighing as little as 450 lb and some weighing as much as 550 lb. Chart 1: Example distribution of genetic potential of individual gametes produced by an animal. Compare the first bull with genetic potential of 500 lb with a second bull with the genetic potential of 525 lb (Chart 2). On average the second bull’s calves exceed the first bull’s calves by 25 lb, but note there is considerable overlap in the genetic potential of the two bulls. That is why an inferior bull can produce calves that exceed the performance of some of the calves of the superior bull, but on average the superior bull puts an additional 25 lb on his calves and he should produce some progeny that exceed the heaviest progeny of the inferior bull. In this scenario, assuming no unexpected variation, the superior bull would have a weaning weight EPD that was 25 lb greater than the inferior bull. Chart 2: Example distribution of genetic potential of individual gametes produced by an animal. One of the reasons that EPDs


are not a perfect science, and sometimes yield incorrect results, can be explained in a similar manner. Assume that the bull’s true genetic potential is depicted in Chart 1, with the average of his sperm resulting in 500 lb of genetic potential. If we had all of this information and conducted the genetic evaluation then we would get a correct EPD. However, assume this is a young sire and he has only produced five calves. Further, assume that the five calves he produced happened to get his best mix of genes and averaged 550 lb, instead of the expected 500 lb. Because of other information that goes into the computation of the bull’s EPD, he would not end up with an EPD that was 50 lb larger than correct, but it could be significantly larger than his true genetic potential. Continuing with this scenario, assume that the following breeding season many other producers use semen from this bull and the next analysis he has 100 calves represented, the average of these calves would likely be closer to the expected 500 lb, resulting in a much smaller weaning weight EPD, but more correct and thus with a higher accuracy. As mentioned earlier, accuracy is a reflection of the potential unexplained variation associated with EPDs and is dependent on the amount of data available for the computation of the EPD. The methodology used to compute accuracy is irrelevant to most beef producers, but knowledge on how to use this information may be beneficial in the risk management of selection decisions. In beef cattle genetic evaluations, the accuracy value is a reflection of the range of potential change in the EPD as it approaches true genetic merit. Each breed prints a potential change table in their sire summary to indicate the range of potential change for each accuracy value. Table 1 (see page 23) is a fictitious example of such a table. In this example, assume that a bull has a calving ease EPD of 5.8 (percent) and an accuracy of 0.10. The potential change for calving ease associated with an accuracy of 0.10 is ±5.2 percent. In reality, this means there is a two-thirds probability that the bull’s true genetic merit (EPD) for calving ease is between 0.6 to 11.0 percent. If management dictated that a 2.0 calving ease EPD was the greatest that should be used in this herd, then there is potential

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CONTEMPORARY GROUPING In order to remove environmental and management impacts on the phenotype, it is critical to place animals in their proper contemporary group. Animals that are treated similarly will be in the same contemporary group, but not animals that have been treated differently. In other words, a bull that is removed from the group and fed separately to be shown would not be in the same contemporary group as the bulls that were not being shown. The Beef Improvement Federation has developed guidelines to assist seedstock producers in determining their contemporary groups and that information is below. For additional guideline information please go to: beefimprovement.org/ content/uploads/2013/07/BIFGuidelinesFinal_updated0916.pdf

a guide to contemporary grouping ADAPTED FROM GUIDELINES FOR UNIFORM BEEF IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS, 9TH EDITION

1. Use group codes on registration application or performance data submission forms to assign calves to contemporary groups. 2. Use group codes to put a sick or injured calf into a single animal contemporary group if the illness or injury affected the calf’s performance. 3. Take weaning weights and measurements on all calves on the same day (when a majority of the calves are between 160 and 250 days of age), including as many calves in each contemporary group as legitimately possible. 4. Weigh all animals in a group before separating them, especially before separating show calves or test station bulls. 5. If the age spread of calves is greater than 90 days, choose two or more weigh dates, using as few as possible. 6. Have progeny from two or more sires in each contemporary group if possible. 7. When calves are within an appropriate age range for each trait, record yearling weight, height, scrotal circumference, pelvic area, and ultrasound measurements on the same day. 8. If carcass data are to be collected on cull bulls, heifers, or steers, report weaning weights on all animals. These data allow selection of replacement females and bulls to be accounted for in genetic evaluations and help prevent bias in the predictions. 9. Do not weigh each calf individually as it reaches 205 days of age; rather, weigh calves when the group average age is approximately 205 days. 10. Do not include calves receiving special treatment (creep, show, bull test, and sale animals) in the same group with those that did not receive an equal opportunity to perform. Commercial and seedstock beef producers increasingly rely on Expected Progeny Differences to make selection decisions. This is the best indicator of genetic merit for many performance traits and they are a powerful tool in making genetic improvement. However, EPD are only as good as the information going into them. Special care by seedstock producers to collect accurate records (including measurements, parentage and contemporary groups) and report those records to their association will ensure a reliable selection tool for their bull buying customers. SPJ

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that this bull would exceed that.As additional information is gained on an animal the accuracy values of their EPD increases, which results in a decrease in potential change. Assume that a second bull with a calving ease EPD of 5.8 had an accuracy value of 0.70; the two-thirds probability of potential change is Âą0.5 percent for a range of 5.3 to 6.3 for the true calving ease genetic merit (EPD). Even though the two bulls had the same EPD of 5.8, the second bull could be used with greater confidence of not having a true genetic merit below the 2.0 calving ease EPD minimum for this scenario. Table 1: Example of potential change in EPD associated with different accuracy values. For most commercial producers, the purchase of young, unproven, sires is reality and low accuracy values should not be a discouragement from using EPDs in selection decisions. Low-accuracy EPDs are still the best source of information available for making selection decisions on that trait. However, they can be used to help manage risk on traits that are of extreme importance to the beef cattle operation. In cases where there is little room for error, it is sometimes necessary to go to greater extremes on the EPD, for certain traits, when using low-accuracy bulls.

TABLE 1: POTENTIAL CHANGE Accuracy

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Expected progeny differences provide beef producers with a reliable tool to make selection decisions. They are not perfect and there is error associated with all EPDs; however, every EPD has an accuracy value associated with it to help producers manage the level of risk they are willing to take for each trait they are selecting. The methodology for computing EPDs will likely continue to change over time and incorporating genomic information in many evaluations is a reality. With all of the successes associated with genetic evaluations it is likely that they will become even better and more accurate in the future. SPJ

contemporary grouping criteria for various traits ADAPTED FROM GUIDELINES FOR UNIFORM BEEF IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS, 9TH EDITION

calving ease (direct), calving ease (maternal), and birth weight

1. Breeder-Herd Code 2. Year 3. Season (January-June, July-December) 4. Sex (bull, heifer) 5. Breed Composition 6. Birth Management Code 7. Service Type (embryo transfer calves)

1. Birth Weight Contemporary Group Criteria 2. Management/Pasture Code 3. Date Weighed 4. Weaning Sex (bull, heifer, steer) 5. Breed Composition 6. Service Type (embryo transfer calves)

1. Weaning Weight Contemporary Group Criteria 2. Management/Feeding Unit Code 3. Date Weighed 4. Yearling Sex (bull, heifer, steer)

1. Weaning or Yearling Weight Contemporary Group Criteria 2. Management/Pen/Feeding Unit 3. Days on Feed 4. Harvest Date 5. Grading Date 6. Carcass Sex (bull, heifer, steer) 7. Date on Feed 8. Breed of Dam

1. Weaning or Yearling Weight Contemporary Group Criteria 2. Management/Feeding Unit Code 3. Date Scanned 4. Sex (bull, heifer, steer)

1. Yearling Weight Contemporary Group Criteria 2. Heifer Pregnancy Management Code 3. Breeding Season Start and End Dates 4. Exposure 5. Breeding Pasture and/or Sire Effect

1. Breeder-Herd Code 2. Year 3. Date Measured 4. Age at Measurement (years) 5. Breed Composition 6. Birth Management Code

1. Breeder-Herd Code 2. Birth Year 3. Code of the Breeder Herd in which the Cow Produced a Calf 4. Breed Composition

1. Weaning or Yearling Weight Contemporary Group Criteria 2. Feed Efficiency Management/Feeding Unit Code 3. Days on Feed (or date on feed) 4. Date Scanned or Harvested 5. Sex (bull, heifer, steer) 6. Breed Composition

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bull management

Bulls, being half the genetic value of your herd, are definitely worth looking after. By investing in superior bulls, the growth and value of your subsequent calf crop should improve.

There are various steps and management procedures that will give your bulls greater longevity and help make them more productive. If you can get more years and/or more cows bred from these top-genetic bulls it benefits you greatly. The three most common causes of breeding days missed are: injury from fighting, penile injuries and lameness. In the breeding season, stocking density or the bullto-cow ratio will vary greatly depending on numerous factors. Younger yearlings will need to be run with approximately 15 cows to make sure they are capable; this prevents burnout and allows them to grow so they can be used more heavily as 2-year-olds. Factors such as terrain, size and quality of pasture, ability of the bull to walk, and whether some cows were previously A.I.’d will determine handling capacity of your bull. Every bull must be evaluated annually for his probable serving capacity. The results of the semen evaluation and scrotal size will also provide valuable information to help make your decision. It has been said that if a cow is serviced by two bulls, you are running too many bulls or too few cows. The two bulls serving the same cow means they are in close proximity and there is concern about them fighting and injuring each other. Bulls are especially vulnerable in terms of damaging their penis when mounting and breeding cows. In my opinion, when utilizing multiple-sire groups, mixing bulls of varied ages will keep fighting to a minimum, and the young yearling bulls will start by breeding cows on the periphery of the herd. The huge size difference between yearlings, 2-year-olds, and mature bulls generally 24

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keeps fighting to a minimum as the pecking order is quite obvious. Multiple-sire herds have an advantage that if one bull goes down for any reason, the others can pick up the slack. The disadvantage is that if the dominant bull has poor semen, he may prevent the others from breeding and the conception rate will be hindered. The opposite situation is single-sire herds, which many purebred breeders use. If that bull develops a problem such as a cut penis or his testicles degenerate, and it goes undetected for any length of time, the resulting open-cow percentage can be very high. I know of several cases in which bulls with scarred penises from previous cuts were not semen tested prior to breeding season, and the result was a 100 percent open rate. These are outcomes we all want to avoid. For cleanup, even purebred herds can run bulls together and parentage test the offspring to determine the sire for registration; these days with DNA testing, that is a very easy thing to do. Some commercial breeders even parentage test calves to help determine which bulls truly do produce the most vigorous and productive calves. Calving ease can also be highlighted once parentage is known by looking at last year’s calving records. A misnomer that circulates about breeding bulls is that treatment with antibiotics damages the sperm – it is the severity of the ailment coupled with an increased temperature that causes damages. Therefore, the quicker you treat an ailment and keep a fever from developing, the better. Ancillary products such as steroids have been proven to be detrimental, especially in long-term use, so avoid these if possible. Any drastic treatment should be overseen by your veterinarian. When checking bulls at pasture, they should always be with the cows; otherwise something is wrong. Always look at the prepuce area for signs of swelling, which indicates a problem. Any lameness, however subtle, can hinder a bull’s breeding performance. Be especially vigilant of the feet and legs before breeding season and do any trimming work necessary. Some clinics recommend footrot vaccination for the breeding bulls. Any lameness you can avoid by these two preventative measures will go a long way to avoiding down time during the breeding season. A lame bull in the middle of breeding season does you no good. Managing the bulls during the “off season” also deserves attention. The bigger the expanse to house bulls when not breeding, the better. More space reduces fighting, and more exercise keeps bulls fitter and their feet healthier.


If away from cows, they will be quieter and fight less. A good forage diet should be all the bulls need, at 2% body weight daily. There is a tendency to provide grain, which in many instances gets bulls too fat. If too fat, they lack stamina and the fat inside the scrotum will insulate the testicles, resulting in poor temperature regulation and poor quality sperm. With over-fat bulls, they need to lose weight to get fit to breed. Wherever bulls are wintered, make sure they have areas of protection from wind chills, such as bush or a portable porosity fence. We always see some evidence of wind chill in the spring, with herd sires having badly frozen testicles. This can result in permanent sterility in some cases. Standard mineral supplementation is required as bulls need, for instance, Vitamin A for optimal semen production. Give all the shots to bulls that you do to the cow herd, with the exception of scours vaccinations. An ideal time is at semen testing as the bull is restrained, just prior to the breeding season when protection must be maximum. Minimally, get the clostridial coverage, as these groups of diseases are sometimes not thought about in our bulls. Many good herd sires have succumbed to clostridial disease when protection is cheap. Also, a pour-on endectocide for internal and external parasites should be mandatory. Bulls will always have a higher proportion of horn and face flies, so treatment at turnout for breeding with a product like Boss, Sabre or Cylence is a good idea as well. When purchasing breeding bulls, check into the health program they were on, and test for BVD if the vaccination history is incomplete. If hardware disease is a problem on your farm, a rumen magnet may be indicated. Start with virgin bulls from purebred breeders. This greatly improves your genetic gain and avoids bringing in venereal diseases like trichomoniasis. Avoid used or rental bulls for that very reason. Select functional bulls with adequate testicle development, good feet and legs, and decent performance. The herd bull is the quickest way to improve your herd genetics. It is an investment worth looking after. SPJ

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BONNYVILLE, AB

tel 780-573-2597 cell 780-812-9250

www.wolflakespecklepark.com T H E S P E C K L E PA R K J O U R N A L

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RAINA OF MX 100D [CAN]6264-PB

FARMFAIR INT’L RESRVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE SIRE P.A.R. THROTTLE 66T MGS HWY 4 SHOW STOPPER 2S

MX DIRTY DEEDS 43D [CAN]6265-PB

FARMFAIR INT’L RESRVE BULL CALF CHAMPION SIRE CODIAK GNK 24X MGS HWY 4 SHOW STOPPER 2S

www.mxranch.ca Neilburg, Saskatchewan

Max and Lindsay Graham (306) 823-7209 mxranch@live.ca

“MX” CATTLE ARE BRED TO PERFORM. LOOK FOR OUR OFFERING IN THE SOURCE SALE AND ALSO CHECK OUT BIG GUN, THROTTLE, AND CASANOVA IN THE SEMEN DIRECTORY.

MX RAMPAGE 164C [CAN]5368-PB

HE SELLS IN THE SOURCE SALE ON APRIL 1, 2017 SIRE P.A.R. AVALANCHE 70A MGS P.A.R. PAPA RAZZI 6P

ALEXIS OF MX 156D [CAN]6288-PT

SHE SELLS IN THE SOURCE SALE ON APRIL 1, 2017 SIRE MX BIG GUN 105Z MGS P.A.R. THROTTLE 66T


SELLING ELITE BULLS, SELECT FEMALES, EMBYOS AND SEMEN

THE CAT TLEMANS’S SOURCE FOR GENETICS

LLOYDMINSTER

EXHIBITION GROUNDS

APRIL 1, 2017

A T 2 : 0 0 P M • L L O Y D M I N S T E R , S A S K A T C H E WA N

MX RAMPAGE 164C HE SELLS!

DORIS OF UNEEDA 151D SHE SELLS!

PRAIRIE HILL MISS DIVA 32D SHE SELLS!

P.A.R. RANCH LASHBURN, SK

ROLAND & MELISSA CHIBRI

306-285-3141 • 780-205-1668 RCHIBRI@RIFE.COM NEILBURG, SK

DALE & LYNDA CHIBRI

306-823-4794 • 780-205-0719 PAR.RANCH@SASKTEL.NET

WWW.PARRANCH.COM

MX RANCH NEILBURG, SK

P.A.R. DA BOMB DIGGETY 26D HE SELLS!

DAFFY OF LITTLE ACRES 51D SHE SELLS!

MAX & LINDSAY GRAHAM

306-823-4494 • 306-823-7209 MXRANCH@LIVE.CA WWW.MXRANCH.CA

UNEEDA FARM P A R A D I S E VA L L E Y , A B

(LEFT)

P.A.R. ACE IN A HOLE 66A (RIGHT) MX BIG GUN 105Z

WILF & RUTH SUNDERLAND

780-745-2694 • 780-214-1024

LITTLE ACRES NEILBURG, SK

REFERENCE SIRES B E L O W :

(LEFT) (RIGHT)

P.A.R. CASANOVA 55C SEMEN SELLS

DOUBLE S DIGGER 13D HE SELLS!

(LEFT)

SUNDERLAND@MCSNET.CA

TYLER SPENCE

306-823-4516 • 306-823-3677 DOLSEN@SASKTEL.NET

PRAIRIE HILL RANCH NEILBURG, SK CHIP & WANDA CHIBRI

306-823-4228 • 780-870-5668 CCHIBRI@SASKTEL.NET

A N D

G U E S T

C O N S I G N O R S

(RIGHT)

(LEFT) (RIGHT)

DELTA OF P.A.R. 70D SHE SELLS!

DELLA-RAY OF P.A.R. 890D SHE SELLS!

DIESEL OF LITTLE ACRES 1D HE SELLS!

PRAIRIE HILL JUSTIFIED 153D HE SELLS!


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a c r e s

s p e c k l e

p a r k

c a t t l e

q u a l i t y

w i t h o u t

c o m p r o m i s e

GRAND CHAMPION BULL

CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION BULL FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL

[CAN]4701-PB

MARCH 25, 2014 BIRTHWEIGHT66lb

Banjo is a unique individual, with exceptional length, extension, and lift. He moves out freely on a sound structural base with substantial substance of bone. We are very excited for what this bull will offer not only our own program, but the Speckle Park breed.

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RIVER HILL SKIPPER 6S –––––––

––––––– CODIAK WILLY 15W

SPOTS ‘N SPROUTS 1T –––––––

––––––– TUMBLEWEED ACRES CHINOOK 12U

ZORRO MATTERS 1Z

TUMBLEWEED ACRES LULU 18Y

WE ARE PROUD TO BE MEMBERS OF THE WORLD-RECORD “RIVER HILL 50T CRUSADER 025C SYNDICATE” – WATCH FOR SEMEN OPPORTUNITIES!

GARY

&

NANCY

KIZIAK

AND

FAMILY

ARDROSSAN,

ALBERTA,

CANADA

(780) 998-5483 codiak@albertacom.com www.codiakacres.com look for our offering of 2-year-old bulls and young heifer prospects on april 2 in the summit 3 speckle park sale

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