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editorial A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

Sitting down to write this, I’m struck by the fact that one year ago, we dedicated the October 2020 issue to ideas for marketing cattle creatively during a global pandemic. Who would have guessed that twelve months later, Covid would still be a topic in most every conversation? I’ll tell ya what, when I can get through a full day without talking or thinking about it, there will be a celebration! Then add onto a pandemic the devastating drought that so many of you have been dealing with, and one can sink right into a pool of negativity. It’s not easy to “focus on the positive,” to look for the small, glimmering rays of sunshine that peek through the rain on many days. This summer was one of the driest on record here, and the skies were filled with wildfire smoke for weeks. There were some tough days at the store, taking the brunt of people’s frustration that had built up for months and months. But, we were fortunate that the fires in our neck of the woods were brought under control quickly and did little damage – the same could not be said for many friends in British Columbia. Rain arrived here late in the season, and it’s made for one of the most beautiful autumns I can recall. And for every rude customer, there are ten who we get to enjoy a great connection with. I sincerely hope that for every moment of darkness you encounter, you find a moment of light. With this 2021 “Herd Reference” issue, I hope that you find a nugget of inspiration for the days ahead in the articles. I hope that the breeder mini features bring a smile or an “aha, yes, me too!” And, I hope that as you flip the last page, you’re filled with pride to be aligned with this great breed. Stay well, friends.

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The Speckle Park Journal is the official publication of the Canadian Speckle Park Association, owned and published twice annually by Bella Spur Innovative Media Inc. of Canmore, Alberta, Canada, and distributed by the CSPA. The Journal is for the purposes of promoting the growth and development of the Speckle Park breed, publicising the news and successes of CSPA members, and printing educational articles and information of interest to them. The Speckle Park Journal hereby expressly limits its liability resulting from any and all misprints, errors and/ or all inaccuracies whatsoever in the advertisement and editorial content published by The Speckle Park Journal and its said liability is here by limited to the refund of the customer or its payment for the said advertisement, the running of a corrected advertisement, or editorial notice. Notification by the customer of any errors must be made in writing within 30 days of distribution of the magazine. Advertising copy received after deadline will not be returned for proofing. Changes to advertising copy made after deadline date will be allowed only if time permits, and will incur the appropriate charges according to time and materials involved in the changes. The opinions or views expressed in all editorials are those of the writer or persons interviewed and not The Speckle Park Journal. The Speckle Park Journal does however reserve the right to edit or refuse all material which might be objectable in content. No material or part thereof may be reproduced or used out of context without prior, specific approval by Bella Spur Innovative Media Inc. and with proper credit to The Speckle Park Journal and Bella Spur Innovative Media Inc.


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Welcome to the 2021 “Herd Reference” edition of The Speckle Park Journal. As many of you are aware, we have been working diligently towards starting our new registrar and transitioning out of CLRC. It has taken a lot of hard work, dedication and commitment by our board to ensure the forward progression of our breed. We are excited to take the step in becoming our own official registry. This shows the commitment of our breeders to the growth and success of the Canadian Speckle Park Association. Please note the new address, phone number, website and email address for head office. Canadian Speckle Park Association 5160 Skyline Way NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V1 1-403-453-9544 office@canadianspecklepark.ca

We thank everyone for their patience while undertaking the task of this changeover. Large scale moves take time, and group effort. The CGen registry system gives membership more autonomy to submit registrations, transfers, and print DNA requests in a timely, efficient manner. New to the association, we welcome Ciara Matthies, our registrar who will oversee daily office inquiries and pedigree registrations. Please join us in welcoming her to our team. Shows and sales are beginning to ramp up for the fall season.As it has been a tough summer with drought throughout most of

Western Canada, the reuniting of friends and colleagues at events is welcoming. Speckle Park have shown resilience and hardiness in even the toughest of conditions. Speckle Park feedlot trials were conducted in Ontario in 2020, and also in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the past year. Tests were conducted on comparing myostatin to carcass grading, feed conversion, yields and mortality, and doctoring while on feed. The association looks forward to summarizing data supporting the carcass and feed merits of our breed. We are pleased to see the growth in numbers of membership and animal registrations. Prior to closing the registry as of the end of June with CLRC transition, we were already at 70% of total annual registrations based on 2020. Overall registrations are expected to exceed our preceding years by at least 10%. Moreover, thank you to our membership for continuing to breed cattle that consistently contribute to the development of our growing breed. It has been an honor to serve two terms on the board and the past two years as president. I would like to thank the entire CSPA board and past general manager as they have offered countless hours in efforts to promote and advance the Speckle Park breed and the governance of our association. I look forward to seeing all of you at the shows and sales this fall.

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L E C O I N D E L’A S S O C I A T I O N Bienvenue à l’édition « Référence du troupeau » du Speckle Park Journal. Comme plusieurs d’entre vous le savent, nous avons travaillé avec diligence pour démarrer notre nouveau bureau d’enregistrement et nous détacher de la Société canadienne de l’enregistrement des animaux (SCEA). Il a fallu beaucoup de travail acharné, de dévouement et d’engagement de la part de notre conseil d’administration pour assurer la progression vers l’avant de notre race. Nous sommes ravis de franchir cette étape et d’être autonome avec notre registre officiel. Cela démontre l’engagement de nos éleveurs envers la croissance et le succès de l’Association canadienne du Speckle Park. Veuillez noter la nouvelle adresse, le numéro de téléphone, l’adresse e-mail, et l’adresse courriel du siège social. Association canadienne du Speckle Park 5160 Skyline Way NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V1 1-403-453-9544 office@canadianspecklepark.ca

Nous vous remercions de votre patience pendant cette période de changement. Les déménagements à grande échelle demandent du temps et des efforts de groupe. Le système de registre CGen donne aux membres plus d’autonomie pour soumettre leurs demandes, leurs transferts et imprimer les formulaires d’ADN de manière rapide et efficace. Nous accueillons Ciara Matthies à la position de registraire. Elle supervisera les demandes d’enregistrement et répondra à vos questions. Nous souhaitons un accueil chaleureux à Ciara au sein de notre équipe. Les expositions et les ventes commencent à monter en flèche pour la saison d’automne.

Comme l’été a été difficile avec de la sécheresse dans la majeure partie de l’Ouest canadien, les réunions d’amis et de collègues seront les bienvenues. La race Speckle Park a fait preuve de résilience et de robustesse même dans les conditions les plus difficiles. Des projets de recherche avec des animaux Speckle Park dans des parcs d’engraissement ont​​ été menés en Ontario en 2020 ainsi qu’en Alberta et en Saskatchewan au cours de la dernière année. Les tests avaient pour but de comparer la myostatine au classement des carcasses, la conversion alimentaire, les rendements et le taux de mortalité et le besoin de médicamenter pendant la période de finition. L’association fera un résumer des données soutenant les mérites de la carcasse et de l’alimentation de notre race. Nous sommes heureux de voir la croissance du nombre de membres et d’enregistrements d’animaux. Avant de fermer le registre en fin juin avec la transition de la SCEA, nous étions déjà à 70 pour cent du total des enregistrements annuelles de 2020. Les inscriptions globales devraient dépasser nos années précédentes d’au moins 10 pour cent. De plus, merci à nos membres pour persister à l’élevage de bovins qui contribuent à la croissance du cheptel national. Ce fut un honneur de servir deux mandats au conseil d’administration et les deux dernières années en tant que président. J’aimerais remercier l’ensemble du conseil d’administration de l’ACPS et l’ancien directeur général, car ils ont consacré d’innombrables heures et des efforts pour promouvoir et faire progresser la race Speckle Park et la gouvernance de notre association. Au plaisir de vous voir au cours des évènements qui auront lieu cet automne.

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WINTER NUTRITION

BRANDON HERTZ

B E E F C AT T LE NUT R I T I ON IST Brandon was raised on a purebred cattle operation near Brooks, Alta. He holds diplomas in Animal Science Technology and Agriculture Business, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration. He has established a reputation as one of the leading livestock nutritionists in Western Canada, working with more than 50 commercial and purebred cattle producers in his early-stage career.

feedforTHOU alternative feeding approaches for cows

Every year, ranchers are presented with a different set of challenging variables to battle through, and 2021 has proved to be no exception. Widespread drought has hit producers across the Canadian prairies and northern United States, making it one of the most difficult years in recent memory. This, coupled with feed prices increasing exponentially, has left many producers looking for unconventional avenues to feed their stock. Beef cows’ nutritional programs are extremely flexible and can be adjusted

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easily to accommodate available feedstuffs. However, when considering a potential feed, a nutritional analysis is key to determining the value that it offers. Every livestock producer’s geographic location provides unique opportunities regarding economical, alternative feed options for their cattle. Products such as wheat middlings and malt sprouts from local distillers and brewers offer significant nutritional value for their price; however, the available product is often spoken for by neighbours of the malt processing plants and transport can be challenging. Canola meal availability is increasing exponentially, especially in Saskatchewan, as a result of canola


generalwinteringtips

• After calving, the vitamin and mineral requirements of cows increase by 25-40%. Supplemental feeding of vitamins and minerals is encouraged. • When lower-quality feedstuffs are being fed, it is encouraged to divide the cowherd into two groups: GROUP 1 Mature cows that are in adequate condition (body condition score of 2.5+): for this group, a simple maintenance ration will be sufficient.

UGHT through the winter

processing plants being built at a rapid pace. Screenings and oat hulls can be purchased through most brokers and feed companies. The saying “there is more than one way to skin a cat” is very relevant when feeding beef cows through the winter. There is a large fluctuation of available feedstuffs across Western Canada, and due to the widespread drought, this winter will require many producers to utilize feed ingredients that are foreign to them. Through this process, it is crucial to test available feeds and consult with a nutritional consultant to ensure the cow’s dietary requirements are met. So, let’s dig into our options...

GROUP 2 Bred heifers and first lactation females: these females are still growing and do not have the same intake as mature cows, therefore a higher density ration is required. Additionally, this group usually has a hard time competing with mature cows at the feed bunk. As a result, the mature cows often eat more than needed and the females that fall on the young end of the age spectrum are left short changed. • Feed an additional 1 kg (2.2 lb) of grain for every 10 degrees drop below -20 Celsius. Through extreme cold, a cow’s energy requirement for maintenance increases drastically. Increasing their usual grain feed rate will mitigate the short- and long-term effects that cold temperatures have on their body. • Feeding diets that consist of a mix of straw and hay can be difficult. When offered free choice, the more dominant cows will favour hay, which leaves the lesser quality feed for the sub-dominant cows. If a bale processor is available, chopping the bales will maximize dispersion of feed ingredients throughout the herd. • Cows’ diets should be changed gradually. Their digestive tract must adjust to new rations, especially when switching to legumes, due to an increased bloat risk. • Six weeks prior to calving, the total ration fed should be increased by 15% to compensate for increased intake requirements, and after calving, intake requirements increase by another 10%. • Take caution when feeding high amounts of straw to lategestation and calved cows, as their nutritional requirement may not be met. • Tests of on-farm feedstuffs should be completed regularly. It is impossible to know if the rations being fed are meeting an animal’s nutritional demands without knowing what is in the diets.

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alfalfa hay

Despite being the most common feedstuff used by ranchers in Western Canada, grass hay is low in protein and energy; however, it is very digestible. An additional protein source is usually needed to supplement the diet if it’s the only forage source.

Pure alfalfa hay is very valuable, and the price point to acquire it reflects this fact. The stage that it is cut influences the protein level, with early stage (late bud, early bloom) frequently offering 16-20% protein, and late cut offering 13-16% protein. It’s also very high in energy, and can therefore be mixed with lower quality feedstuffs to make a quality ration for beef cows.

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cereal greenfeed

(oats, barley, wheat) should be cut in dough stage. Equivalent to grass hay with 10%-12% protein, 55%60% TDN. In drought years, greenfeed is more prone to high levels of nitrate in the plant, which may lead to nitrate poisoning. Nitrate poisoning often presents as weakness, muscle tremors, fetal abortions, or even death. It is strongly encouraged to test greenfeed samples to determine if nitrates are present. Greenfeed is calcium deficient so a 10:1 mineral is required.

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Fence line grazing offers an economical feeding option, however, there is a large amount of inconsistency regarding the nutritional value due to crop variation. Fields that have had a cereal crop taken off result in low protein, meanwhile fields that grew lentils, peas or soybeans offer a higher protein level. If a field was taken for silage, it may offer a considerable amount of plant regrowth, which increases the nutritional value and digestibility in comparison to grazing a mature crop.

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(barley, oats, wheat, pea) offers little nutritional value regarding protein or energy, but is an excellent source of fibre. It is low in protein, usually around 5%. While pea straw does have marginally more protein (around 8%), it is still not a sufficient level to fulfill a cow’s requirement. Straw is a very economical way to stretch out higher quality forages, especially for cows in good condition. However, straw needs to needs to be fed carefully in the last 60 days of gestation due to the cow’s increased nutritional requirement leading up to calving.

(cereals, canola, pulses) are very digestible and palatable, with a respectable protein level around 14%. There is no additional processing required on farm, however the variability between loads can be extremely high. When particle size becomes too small, the chance of acidosis increases drastically. Cereal screenings contain an increased risk of ergot, which should be evaluated before feeding.

(barley, oats, wheat, corn) offer lower protein level than alfalfa or alfalfa/grass hay. When harvested at mid- to late-dough stage (33-40% dry matter) it offers a valuable starch source. Through the fermentation process, the digestibility increases drastically. The traditional silaging process of chopping and packing the crop is not cheap, however, many producers are baling their crops at high moisture and plastic wrapping them in rows or individually to enhance feed value at a cheaper price.

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BEEF COWS’ NUTRITIONAL P R O G R A M S A R E E X T R E M E LY FLEXIBLE AND CAN BE ADJUSTED E A S I LY T O A C C O M M O D AT E AVAILABLE FEEDSTUFFS

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oat hulls

are very similar to straw, offering 3-5% protein but a high fibre source. When feeding oat hulls to cows through the winter, the feeding rate should be capped at 50% of their total diet. Oat hulls are very palatable: intake must be monitored due to an increased compaction risk. To mitigate this, mixing oat hulls into a total mixed ration is recommended.

grass/alfalfa hay mix

This option offers the best of both worlds regarding cost-efficiency and feed value. While it does not match straight alfalfa’s nutritional profile, it is a sufficient option for wintering beef cows. It is drastically cheaper than straight alfalfa hay and offers more nutritional value than grass hay.

feedstuff price ($/MT)

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4.5 kg (10 lb) barley grain

5 kg (11 lb) oats

5 kg (10 lb) alfalfa hay

3 kg (6.6 lb) barley grain plus 1.4 kg (3 lb) 32% protein supplement

5 kg (10 lb) alfalfa hay

4 kg (8.8 lb) grass hay plus 1 kg (2.2 lb) canola meal

5 kg (10 lb) alfalfa

4 kg (8.8 lb) grass hay plus 1.3 kg (2.9 lb) 32% protein supplement

5 kg (11 lb) grass hay

3.0 kg (6.6 lb) barley grain

1 kg (2.2 lb) 32% protein supplement

2 kg (4.4 lb) excellent quality alfalfa

1 kg (2.2 lb) cereal greenfeed

2.4 kg (4.4 lb) cereal silage

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canola meal

A very affordable and available protein source. It offers around 36% protein and carries a considerable energy value; 0.45kg (1lb) increases a ration’s crude protein by roughly 1.5%.

wheat middlings/malt sprouts

A by-product of wheat and barley processing, they offer considerable protein of 16-22% with a relatively high fibre level, and intermediary energy source with 70-75% TDN. Recommended feeding rate for both products is roughly 1% of a cow’s bodyweight.

heated grains

Wet harvest conditions can lead to high moisture grains being taken off. These grains are not suitable to enter an elevator or feed mill, which may result in them being offered to livestock producers at a discounted price. While the storage of these grains may be compromised, the nutritional value is consistent with that of a grain that is taken off in a dry form. Heated grains have an increased chance of carrying mycotoxins, therefore feed tests should be completed before feeding. Mycotoxins can result in decreased performance, fertility issues, and abortions. SPJ

samplerations

The following rations have been formulated around average feed values and built for cows with a body condition score of 3:

9 kg (20 lb) alfalfa/grass hay (50:50) 4.5 kg (10 lb) oat or barley straw 100 grams 2:1 mineral 8.6 kg (19 lb) good quality barley or oat straw 5.5 kg (12 lb) oats or barley grain 0.45 kg (1.0 lb) 32% protein supplement 4 kg (8.8 lb) grass hay 5.4 kg (12 lb) good quality barley or oat straw 3.6 kg (8 lb) oats or barley grain 100 grams 2:1 mineral 14 kg (31 lb) good quality greenfeed 4.1 kg (9 lbs) straw 100 grams 10:1 mineral 25 kg (55 lb) barley silage (60% moisture) 2.3 kg (5 lbs) straw 100 grams 2:1 mineral [CONTINUED ON PAGE 16]


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Protein

Protein

generalfeedingguidelines Once a feed analysis is available, a few rules of thumb* should be followed when feeding mature cows:

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The protein content of the diet should be 7% for cows in mid pregnancy, 9% in late pregnancy, and 11% after calving.

TDN

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TDN

The energy of the diet can be measured with Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN), and that level should be roughly 55% in mid pregnancy, 60% in late pregnancy and 65% after calving.

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Vitamins and minerals should be supplemented throughout pregnancy and after calving; the calcium:phosphorus ratio should be between 2:1 and 7:1. Mineral imbalances can lead to poor performance or even down cows throughout the winter months. *Even with these general guidelines, working with a nutritional consultant to create a fine-tuned feeding program is encouraged.

When did you purchase your first Speckle Park? We

purchased our first commercial Speckle Park cattle in the spring of 2015 (Ravenworth, Spots N’ Sprouts) and our first purebreds in the fall of 2015 (Johner Stock Farm).

Why did you decide to get into the breed? We were

looking for a breed that had the characteristics to make an impact in the beef business. The uniqueness of being a Canadian breed was an early attraction. As we learned more about the breed, it was the ability to be efficient forage converters into top quality meat. Hay is our main cash crop, so being able to raise cattle that could excel on forages was exciting.

Which animal has been the most influential on your program and why? Jencrest Young Lady 3Y tops our

list of females. She’s a powerhouse female and all of her progeny have been outstanding with every sire we’ve used. Moovin Zpotz Dart 37D tops our bull list. He’s an outcross sire whose offspring are very balanced and patterned in conformation. Dart’s power, genetic scores, and breed character will continue to influence our herd positively for many years.

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Blue Sky Beef, direct to consumer beef business, we have learned about many different cuts of beef. With Speckle Park, they’re all fantastic. For favourites, it’s hard to beat a ribeye steak, but Elgin chooses roast beef and Joan chooses flank steak.

Tell us about your best Speckle Park memory. We

feel really fortunate that in our relatively short time being Speckle Park breeders, we have so many fantastic memories. Our first trip to Agribition is a favourite, as is the bus tour visiting farms and touring the countryside where the Speckle Park breed began during the Annual General Meeting in Lloydminster.

What makes you most excited for the future of the breed? There’s so much to be excited about with this breed! Overall, the adaptability of this breed and how it meets the consumer experience and preference.

If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be?

This question has been well discussed, especially over the last year and a half! Australia and New Zealand, with a week in Hawaii en route back to Canada. SPJ


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Greg and Deanne Knott, Kelsey and Colton TA I L O R M A D E C AT T L E C O M PA N Y A R D RO S SA N, A L B E RTA

When did you purchase your first Speckle Park?

Our family purchased our first Speckle Park in fall of 2018.

Why did you decide to get into the breed? We felt that

it was a breed that is proving itself to be a major competitor in the beef industry, and will provide generations of proven genetics for seedstock producers. It has allowed us to work with some great families who we respect and appreciate so much. We truly cannot wait to be showing Speckle Park cattle, attending more sales, and meeting many more people.

Tell us about your best Speckle Park memory. Our favourite memory or

moment has been being involved and having the opportunities to use genetics that are building strong foundations for produces around the world.

What makes you most excited for the future of the breed? The passion and

honesty that we have seen being strived for, is truly the colours of the future. Being a Speckle Park breeder now, and our experience with the producers and consumers, has given us a true appreciation and love for what the breed offers.

If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be?

As a family, we can’t wait to go back to the beautiful beaches of Maui, but personally, Kelsey would love to go back to Scotland and also visit New Zealand. SPJ

Which animal has been the most influential on your program and why? At this time, it is difficult for us to

narrow down who would be the most influential due to our short time of involvement. We have had the opportunity to use genetics that have been proven across the world, and we are thrilled to see what they can do for our program.

What is your favourite cut of beef? Our family favourite is a bone-in ribeye cooked on the Traeger.

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When did you purchase your first Speckle Park? I

purchased a purebred bull calf from Deb and Ed Matters in October 2014, Matters Bold Ruler 7B. And so the passion for the breed began!

Why did you decide to get into the breed? I had a

small group of black angus cows (10) and a purebred white shorthorn bull. The bull had gotten injured, and while having a conversation with my long-time vet who has incredible cattle/feedlot background, he suggested looking at Speckle Park to replace my herd sire. After doing some research I decided the attributes of the breed would definitely fit the direction I was headed. I needed moderate-sized cattle that would be manageable for just myself at that time, and the marketability that sets them apart. When those first calves hit the ground in 2015, I knew I had made the right choice.

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Which animal has been the most influential on your program and why? Moovin Zpotz Dove 56D on the

purebred side. She is the first purebred female I bought and is the strongest working. She puts the best of her traits into every calf, no matter which bull she is bred to, and her calf is in the top two weaning weights every year. Wish I had ten of her!

What is your favourite cut of beef? Ribeye, served rare!

Tell us about your best Speckle Park memory. Oh my

gosh, there are so many! I think the purchase of Petemar Tarzan Tilly 19C was one that stands out. I live in rural, Northern B.C., closer to the Yukon border than Vancouver. It was my goal to purchase a female online from the Herd Builder Sale, but I could not get fast enough, reliable internet to do so. Todd drove us around for 20 minutes until we were sitting under a cell tower so that I could buy her. The next day, I made the necessary arrangements to have high-speed internet put in at the farm so I could buy more Speckles. She was definitely worth the drive!

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What makes you most excited for the future of the breed? The growth and legitimate recognition

of the breed. Watching the naysayers and the fence sitters look at the data and see the merits of the cattle. These cattle have so much to offer if managed well, and the opportunity to bring such a wide range of cattle producers – young, old, new, established, commercial, purebred – together is astounding.

If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be?

Ireland… and Australia is a close second. I have been very fortunate to travel the world a great deal in my lifetime so far. My paternal grandfather immigrated from Ireland and I adore that country and its people. SPJ

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while Western Canada saw a 0.1% decline to 9.3 million head. Despite the stress this year from drought and record high feed grain costs, Alberta calf prices at the end of August were still slightly above the same weeks last year and in 2019. Calf prices through the first 32 weeks of this year have averaged $229.50/cwt, the third highest on record, only below 2015 and 2016 over the same time period. Calf prices seasonally decline into the fall run, but there is concern the drop this fall could be more dramatic given the large volumes expected to come

To project 550 lb steer prices this fall, we can look at the August 2022 live cattle futures. The August 2022 futures are showing significant strength and are about US$10/cwt above the 2021 August futures. Additionally, the Canadian dollar has had a bit of a set back, and at the end of August was under 80 cents. These are all positive factors for next year’s feed market and current calf and feeder prices. This sensitivity table shows calf prices depending on different levels of live cattle futures and costs of gain. The fed cash-to-futures basis is assumed to be $0, and the Canadian dollar is assumed to be 80 cents. If the Canadian dollar were to be 82 cents this fall, you would take about 10 cents per pound off these prices, but if the dollar were to drop to 78 cents you would add about 10 cents a pound to the prices in the table. The August cattle futures were trading around $134 at time of writing, and with cost of gain on finishing steer calves near $150/cwt, this would put calf prices this fall still around $2.00/lb. Risk can be seen if the futures were to pull back and/or if the Canadian dollar was to jump back higher than 80 cents, prices could drop to under $2.00/lb. SPJ

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to market, combined with the high grain prices. Over the past 11 years (excluding 2014), calf prices have declined 15% from the first half high to the second half low. This year, calf prices peaked at $237.30/cwt in April, and a 15% drop into the fall low would put prices at $202/cwt. There has tended to be market support at the $200/cwt mark over the last few years, but there is certainly market risk to this price level depending on how the fall run unfolds, and feed costs, etc. While the drought pressure and feed costs hang over the calf market as we head

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into the fall run, there are also some very positive aspects of the market place that are supporting current calf and feeder prices. Supply and demand fundamentals heading into 2022 continue to look positive, and the futures markets are pointing to higher prices next year. Demand continues to be extremely strong on both the domestic and international markets. With the North American cow herd shrinking over the past two years and with the fed and feeder backlogs from COVID getting cleaned up, tighter cattle numbers moving forward should also support the cattle markets. SPJ

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When did you purchase your first Speckle Park? We purchased our first two Speckle Park heifers in the fall of 2016.

Why did you decide to get into the breed? We wanted

to diversify our breeding stock program. We were looking to add another breed to expand our customer base. The Speckle Park offer calving ease, the calves are vigorous, and the cows’ maternal instincts stood out to us. Also, the eye appeal they have is second to none. More important, the wife told me she wanted one.

Which animal has been the most influential on your program and why? I cannot just choose one because

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it was the “A” group of three heifers: Portercrest Good Looken 1D, River Hill Cinder 5D, and River Hill Dream-A-Long 6D. These three heifers made us fall in love with the breed. The success we have had with them and their offspring have made us raise our Speckle Park herd numbers from calving three cows to forty-five.

What is your favourite cut of beef? I really love a good steak.

BREEDER Q&A

Anthony Wilcox W I L C OX L I V E STO C K TREHERNE, MANITOBA

Tell us about your best Speckle Park memory. Favourite memory would be winning grand champion female at the Brandon Ag Ex, and then being able to participate in the RBC Supreme Challenge at Canadian Western Agribition.

What makes you most excited for the future of the breed? I’m most excited about the possibilities of

getting more Speckle Park bulls out into commercial herds. There are still many commercial producers who have little or no knowledge of the Speckle Park cattle.

If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be? I would like to go to Australia to see the Speckle Park herds over there. SPJ

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set a new record for the topselling Speckle Park female to date at a price of AUD$57,000. The daughter of Codiak Eagle GNK 46Y was purchased by Gavin Lang, Mansfield, Vic., Australia, through the inaugural Blueprint Opportunity Sale hosted by Jackungah Speckle Park on May 14, 2021, at Pine Lodge, Vic.

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FEEDLOT One year ago, the Canadian Speckle Park Association formed the commercial cattle committee, with aspirations of promoting and researching the commercial performance of Speckle Park-influenced cattle in the marketplace. The committee includes CSPA directors Josh Vogel and Curtis McAleer, along with industry representatives Vince Stevenson and Stephanie Fradette. Numerous feedlots were contacted to gauge level of interest, as well as the incidence that Speckle Park calves get finished in western feedlots. The committee determined that Speckle Park steers were readily accepted, but rarely showed up in large groups. At this time, this is a direct reflection of the population of Speckle Park in comparison to other major breeds in Canada. Two separate feedlot trials were successfully established with the assistance of Ken Friesen and several other Speckle Park breeders. The two pens of 217 and 134 Speckle Park-influenced steers were fed at Red Coat Cattle Feeders, Hazemore, Sask., while another 214 head were at Highway 21 Feeders, Acme, Alta. The managers of these trial pens were impressed with the quality and feeding abilities of these steers. This fall, the CSPA will continue to build on these initial relationships with the majority buyers of Speckle Park-influenced cattle in Canada. This will, in turn, assist in supporting our commercial producers market their cattle successfully. F E E D L O T

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february 17, 2021 // toowoomba, qld.

wattle grove speckle park twilight sale A U C T I O N E E R : L I N C O L N M C K I N L AY

The top lot in Wattle Grove Speckle Park’s Twilight Sale was Wattle Grove Ba Da Boom Q127 (below), a son of Six Star Rare Commodity, selling to Gotcha Speckle Parks, New South Wales, for AUD$65,000. The females were topped by bred heifer Wattle Grove 107D Marisa Q817, who is sired by Codiak Monument GNK 107D, going for a final bid of AUD$36,000 to Kilcoy Valinor Pty. Ltd., Queensland.

29 bulls averaged AUD$12,603 25 heifers averaged $16,360 18 embryos averaged $2,650/embryo 24 units of semen averaged $514/straw The sale grossed AUD$834,530 on 64 lots of live cattle and genetics. W AT T L E G R O V E B A D A B O O M Q 1 2 7 WATTLE GROVE SPECKLE PARK TWILIGHT SALE

march 27, 2021 // ardrossan, alta.

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A U C T I O N E E R : B R Y O N W O LT E R S

River Hill L11 Horatio 005H (below), a son of Premier 101Y Logic L11, topped the sale with half interest and possession going for $40,000 to Fleetwood Speckle Park, Iona Station, Ont.; Golden Leaf Speckle Park, Va., U.S.A.; Graham Creek Ranch, Pierson, Man., and Highmark Stock Farms, Hague, Sask. Codiak Sweetie GNK 84G sold to the top of the extra-age bulls, selected by Wattle Grove Speckle Park, New South Wales, at a valuation of $40,000. The highselling female was River Hill Heaven Sent 61H, purchased by Fleetwood Speckle Park, Iona Station, Ont., for $17,500. The last offering of Codiak Putnam 61Y semen sold for $700/straw to Greenwood Speckle Park, Lloydminster, Alta.

18 extra-age bulls averaged $8,283 23 ½ yearling bulls averaged $7,038 13 open heifers averaged $6,942 1 flush sold $11,500 30 units of semen averaged $433/straw 9 embryos averaged $1,067/embryo The sale grossed $438,850 on 62 ½ lots of live cattle and genetics. april 6, 2021 // virden, man.

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The inaugural Prairie Gateway Sale was topped by Calico Creek Hershey 7H (see page 36), a yearling heifer sired by Flying E Abner 4A, who was selected by Skye Line Farms of Mulmur, Ont. for $7,500. Calico Creek Hummer 70H was the high-selling bull at $6,900, going to Benjamins Farms Ltd., Moorefield, Ont. An offering of semen on Mt Eccles Led Zeppelin P36 sold for $275/straw to W.A.R. Genetics of Danville, Que. R E G I S T E R E D S P E C K L E PA R K

18 yearling bulls averaged $4,419 1 mature bull sold $5,000 10 open heifers averaged $4,450 6 straws of semen averaged $275/unit 7 embryos averaged $779/embryo

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In the inaugural Momentum Sale, the topvalued bull came out of the yearling offering; Ravenworth Rockstar 306H (right), a son of Ravenworth Invictus 103C, garnered a final bid of $5,200 for half interest and full possession from River Hill Farms, Neilburg, Sask. The high-selling heifer was Colgan’s Haukea 18H at $8,500, a daughter of JSF Wall Street 36E, who went to Andchris Farms of Ingersoll, Ont. Colgan’s Damaris 03D and her calf Colgan’s Juniper 09J were the top-selling pair at $9,000 to KFC Farms, Abbotsford, B.C.

18 ½ yearling bulls averaged $4,246 1 2-year-old bull sold $7,000 12 open heifers averaged $5,683 4 cow/calf pairs averaged $6,875 1 flush sold $5,250 18 embryos averaged $808/embryo 130 units of semen averaged $172/straw

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

9 open heifers averaged $1,783 The sale grossed $271,825. april 16, 2021 // neilburg, sask.

supreme speckle park bull and female sale AUCTIONEER: CHRIS POLEY

A unique offering of the international semen rights on Notta 305E Prime Time 312H (right) topped the Supreme Sale, going to Hidden Valley Speckle Park, New South Wales, Australia. The high-selling bull was Notta 307E Crossfire 303H, by Notta 151A Cause A Scene 307E, going for $10,000 to two New South Wales, Australia, breeders: Pemberton Speckle Park and Hidden Valley Speckle Park. The female offering was topped by bred heifer Spots N’ Sprouts Gal 1G, who sold to Greenwood Speckle Park, Lloydminster, Alta., for $7,750. R E G I S T E R E D S P E C K L E PA R K

3 yearling bulls averaged $5,833 16 2-year-old bulls averaged $4,966 11 open heifers averaged $4,355 3 bred heifers averaged $6,833 1 semen rights sold $26,500 90 straws of semen averaged $100/unit 3 embryos averaged $1,400/embryo

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AUCTIONEER: CHRIS POLEY

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april 9, 2021 // st. denis, sask.

momentum speckle park and angus bull and female sale

$5,200

world-record-selling

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NEW WORLD RECORD

april 17, 2021 // saskatoon, sask.

leading edge speckle park sale AUCTIONEER: CHRIS POLEY

INC Steam Roller 77H (see page 36), a son of CAJA Zeppelin 1B, topped the Leading Edge Sale at a bid of $14,500 to Wilcox Livestock, Treherne, Man. The high-selling heifer at $12,500 was INC Maiden Of The Mist 17H, a daughter of JSF Unmarked 2D who went to Prestwould Parke, Richmond, Va. An offering of semen from River Hill 5C Farr-Out 827F sold for $225/straw to Andchris Farms, Ingersoll, Ont.

17 yearling bulls averaged $5,323 6 2-year-old bulls averaged $4,758 2 mature bulls averaged $3,925 9 open heifers averaged $7,928 3 bred heifers averaged $5,500 42 straws of semen averaged $156/unit 16 embryos averaged $1,288/embryo The sale grossed $254,750 on 47 lots of live cattle and genetics.

N O T TA 3 0 5 E P R I M E T I M E 3 1 2 H SUPREME SPECKLE PARK BULL & FEMALE SALE

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may 5, 2021 // rockhampton, qld.

wattle grove speckle park rockin’ at rocky bull sale A U C T I O N E E R : L I N C O L N M C K I N L AY

Wattle Grove Speckle Park hosted a successful bull sale at the Beef Australia event, with their grand champion Speckle Park bull, Wattle Grove Dust n Smoke P07 (right), selling for a final bid of AUD$45,000 to Speckle Park Brazil.

27 bulls averaged AUD$13,038 The sale grossed AUD$350,000.

SALESRESULTS

$45,000

ALES

AUD

W AT T L E G R O V E D U S T N S M O K E P 0 7

CALICO CREEK HERSHEY 7H

june 26, 2021 // rockhampton, qld.

wattle grove speckle park online genetics sale ONLINE AUCTION

Wattle Grove’s annual offering of genetics was well received with a package of semen on six of the breed’s leading sires (Lot 56) fetching AUD$2,167/straw to Northern Speckle Park, New South Wales. Two packages of embryos commanded top bids of $5,200/embryo; the mating of Codiak Marusa GNK 30B x Premier 101Y Logic L11 embryos sold to Kent and Libby Wells, Queensland, while the Codiak Diversity GNK 80D x Avery Creek Banjo 01B embryos went to Gotcha Cattle Stud, New South Wales. The right to flush Wattle Grove 24X Good Golly M55 was purchased by Burnett Valley Pork, Queensland, for AUD$11,000.

132 straws of semen averaged AUD$639/unit 144 embryos averaged AUD $2,047/embryo 2 flushes averaged AUD $9,250 The sale grossed AUD$393,350 on 60 lots of genetics. september 3, 2021 // coolah, nsw.

minnamurra spring sale A U C T I O N E E R : PA U L D O O L E Y

Minnamurra Pastoral Co.’s spring bull sale was topped by Minnamurra Rastus R51 (right), a son of Minnamurra Nighthawk N112, who went to Wattle Grove Speckle Park, New South Wales, for a final bid of AUD$56,000. The high-selling 2-year-old bull was Minnamurra Quantock Q64 at AUD$28,000 to Castle Mountain Pastoral, New South Wales; he is a son of Redneck JSF Whiskey 4B. R E G I S T E R E D S P E C K L E PA R K

22 2-year-old bulls averaged AUD$18,000 33 yearling bulls averaged AUD$13,818 C O M M E R C I A L S P E C K L E PA R K

4 commercial 1yo bulls avg. AUD$6,500 The sale grossed AUD$878,000 on 59 lots. AUD 36

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SOLID STRUCTURE, EXCELLENT FEET, AND GREAT UDDERS ARE THE NON-NEGOTIABLE TRAITS THAT THE W.A.R. HERD IS BEING BUILT FROM, AND WE ARE EXCITED TO BE A PART OF CONTINUING TO MOVE THE BREED FORWARD.

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the first Moovin Zpotz Argentina 15A daughter we have offered for sale, sired by legacy Pure Country 174e. A great outcross on both sides! bred To riVer hill farr-oUT 827f

the final progeny of river hill belle 65b, one of our favourite brood cows, sired by underhill Wild bill 13f bred To riVer hill farr-oUT 827f

WAtCh for our ConsignMents to the nAtionAl sAle At CAnAdiAn Western Agribition VisiTors To The farm are always welcome. liVesTock and embryos aVailable.

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Our herd has been developed with a focus on function first, ensuring that the cattle have excellent feet and leg structure, their mothers have beautiful udders, and that they possess the efficiency that Speckle Park are so well known for. Give us a call to take a look!

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Purebred Female

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Commercial Female RESERVE CHAMPION E X H I B I T E D BY

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Purebred Female

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The first Speckle Park show at Summer Synergy took place from July 12-16 at Olds, Alta, thanks to Tell Calvert’s initiative, and with the support of the Canadian Speckle Park Association and several breeders. The Calvert family have been exhibiting Speckle Park at this prominent youth show for many years, and the family was the driving force to organize a Speckle Park show at this event. Speckle Park exhibitors Blake and Riley Breuer; Tell Calvert; Austin Cartwright; Amy, Andie and Heidi Fradette, and Mason Zwicker competed against 237 participants in a variety of events, including: judging camp, multi-species judging, peewee pursuit, show team judging, beef team grooming, marketing sales talk, team herdsmanship, showmanship, the jackpot yearling heifer classic, and conformation classes. One of the highlights of Synergy is the scholarship opportunity for young livestock enthusiasts; this year through the Calgary Stampede Foundation, Olds Regional Exhibition, and industry support, more than $35,000 in scholarships were awarded. In addition, the KFC Farms Youth Scholarship was created to support youth who will be furthering their education through a trade-related program. Special thanks to Margo Cartwright for this report. SPJ

Riley Breuer


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Commercial Male

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Jennifer Wilkins AND Kevin Rioux W. A . R G E N E T I C S DANVILLE, QUÉBEC

When did you purchase your first Speckle Park? We purchased our first bred heifer, River Hill Extra-Unique 66E, in the fall of 2018 at the First Ladies of The Fall Sale.

Why did you decide to get into the breed? Speckle Park’s

calm nature was a big part of us getting into the breed, along with the breed’s ability to last and perform on pasture. The breed is the total package, with the colour coat bonus!

Which animal has been the most influential on your program and why? W.A.R. Flint 1F was the first

purebred Speckle Park born at W.A.R. Genetics, and in Québec. Flint has been the foundation of introducing new breeders to the Speckle Park breed in Québec. We haven’t had a visitor yet that doesn’t become interested in the breed after coming across him.

What is your favourite cut of beef? Kevin: T-bone

for sure. Cooked plain and simple – high heat on the BBQ, four minutes each side with salt and pepper. Can’t go wrong. Jen: A nice, thick ribeye steak. Marinate for a few hours, and throw on the grill until done medium rare.

Tell us about your best Speckle Park memory.

There are many, but for us it was last year at the only show in Québec, the Breeders Showcase 2020. W.A.R. Flint 1F took reserve champion bull in interbreed. It was not only exciting from a competitive standpoint, but also reassuring that we are headed in the right direction with our program and selection. It meant a lot to be able to take a working bull in his last show year to a show, and then put him out with the next breeding group the same day; for us that has added value.

What makes you most excited for the future of the breed? The breed continues to prevail under tough

environmental conditions and tough competition. Speckle Park has come a long way in a short time. The breeders don’t use the breed’s young age as a crutch, it is seen as breath of fresh air to try something different and develop a product that fits for their situation. Great news for a young breed.

If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be?

That’s a tough one. Do farmers/ranchers even get vacation? Honestly, we would probably stay in Canada and head west. We both have not travelled much, but we would like to get a chance to visit the Rockies and have always wanted to go to the Calgary Stampede, and of course it couldn’t hurt to have some great Speckle herds to visit along the way! SPJ


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HERDCONSULT

preventing death and productivity losses from poor-quality water

testing

H2O Water quality is something we often take for granted. When a well is dug for human consumption, we don’t hesitate to test the water quality, yet seldom does it cross our minds to check the water quality of well water and surface water for the livestock we keep. There has been an increasing frequency of sickness and death in cattle that is being traced back to poor-quality water. Lots of these incidences have been reported in Saskatchewan, but they can occur anywhere, in both surface and well water. The drought across Western Canada this last year has exacerbated this. The two times water quality should be checked are during drought, when experiencing low water levels, and after spring runoff. Nevertheless, bad water has been reported at times when one would least suspect it. Why has it suddenly changed? When we answer these questions, it may give us ways to predict if water quality will take a turn for the worse. Livestock drinking water should be tested often to identify problems, and alert producers to potential productivity losses that could be prevented by ensuring good-quality water. Testing water in the spring before turnout to pastures, and then again in late summer or fall is important, especially if experiencing drought conditions like this year. Water should always be tested when a new well is drilled. Water that is stored in a cistern, as well as open water sources to which cattle have access, should also be tested. Testing is even more imperative when the entire herd has access to only one source of water.

With water quality, we test for total dissolved solids, commonly classified as salinity. This can be done with a complete water analysis, which includes tests for other minerals and E. coli contamination. There are labs in each province that provide this service. TDS tests can also be achieved by doing a reading with a portable conductivity meter; ideally it should read under 3000 ppm. From 3000-5000 ppm, water may still be acceptable, depending on the class of cattle. There are hand-held conductivity meters available that are used to quickly take a reading and give a conversion to TDS in the water. I have looked at these meters and they range from less than a hundred dollars, to a few thousand. These tools are definitely being used in water quality investigations. During droughts, especially with evaporation, the TDS automatically go up as bodies of water dry up, particularly in the case of smaller dugouts. In these situations, the risk of poorer quality water automatically goes up, in my opinion. Clinical signs of high TDS include diarrhea, poorer performance, and in more severe cases, signs associated with brain function. When we see these problems at high levels, death normally has us trying to first rule out other causes, and then water quality may be checked. If suspicious of water, move animals to another water source and get both water sources tested. It is important to have producers work with their veterinarian as part of the herd health checks. These tools can also be available from some veterinarians

“clean sources of water lead to better weight gains and fewer health issues than livestock get from drinking in streams, dugouts, rivers and where access is difficult.”

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or agricultural consultants. Further testing may find something like high sulphates, which can lead to copper deficiency. The experts then may use filters water softeners or what is necessary to lower the TDS. In severe cases, the water source needs to be removed completely. It is also important to prevent buildup of E. coli and other microorganisms such as giardia (beaver fever) in the water. Using remote watering systems, solar pumps, and watering bowls allows for cleaner water and minimal fecal contamination. In cattle, clean sources of water lead to better weight gains and fewer health issues than livestock get from drinking in streams, dugouts, rivers and where access is difficult. This poorer production has been proven many times. It’s also important to try to protect the riparian areas. Producers and veterinarians need to think of water quality when looking at herd investigations on sudden deaths or poor production, and even related to fertility problems. Checking water conductivity is a good tool to use in a routine preventative health program. Even if levels just above the acceptable limits are found, improving them will lead to better productivity or reproductive health. We all know how important good quality water is to animal and human health in general, so make water testing part of your herd health program. We may be surprised at what we may find, which gives us ways to improve. SPJ

Dr. Roy Lewis, DVM

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Yearling bulls and heifers available from these breed leading sires.

[CAN]5270- PB

SIRE: Codiak Oscar 8S DAM: Codiak Willa GNK 13W MGS: Raven Meadows Magnum 10N

[CAN]7002-PT

SIRE: Moovin Zpotz Falcon 3X DAM: Codiak She’s Cute GNK15Z MGS: Legacy Unrivaled 12U

[CAN]4851- PT

SIRE: Clear View Ty 205R DAM: Codiak Unique GNK 8R MGS: Codiak Mr. Black RKW 13M

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