Genetics from the newly crowned $60,000 record breaking Speckle Park bull, River Hill 50T Crusader 025C, will soon be making their way to Minnamurra Pastoral Company. They are partners in the tri-continent syndicate (the Crusader Syndicate) who teamed up to purchase the bull at he Summit 3 Sale at Ardrossan, Alberta, Canada.
“There were quite a few classy bulls on sale that suited our requirements for confirmation, length and muscling,” Minnamurra’s general manager, Dennis Power said.
“But this young bull had the breeding to fit right into our stud program.”
Crusader 025C is by River Hill Touchdown 50T out of a first calf heifer who was by River Hill Traffic Jam 26T.
Traffic Jam was grand champion Speckle Park bull at the Canadian National at Agribition, Canada’s largest beef show.
He’s described by breeder Barry Ducherer of River Hill Farm, Neiburg, Saskatchewanas a powerhouse with exceptional growth and moderate birth weight.
“We are extremely excited about the genetic potential Crusader brings to the table,” Mr Ducherer said.
The Speckle Park breed has found increasing demand throughout the world with their carcase quality, performance, meat quality and tenderness especially throughout Australia where their dominance in carcase and feedlot trials is becoming evident.
The Canadian sales again experienced increased sale grosses year over year, with more bulls being sold into commercial operations.
In the purebred female area they have also been in great demand as established and new breeders compete for top genetics to both cow and calf pairs and heifers have met with unsurpassed demand throughout Canada over the past 12 months and the breed is seeing the same interest in Australia.
Several Australian breeders traveled to Canada for the April sales. Canadian Speckle Park Association Business Manager, Rod Remin, said it is always a pleasure for Canadian breeders to host Speckle Park enthusiasts from around the globe. “In this 10th anniversary year, breeders in both countries can be proud of how the cattle have developed and how much commercial acceptance they’ve found in the short time Speckle Park have been recognized as a breed,” Mr Remin said.
The Speckle Park International Inc.’s national society sale took place this past weekend at Scone, NSW, offering more than 70 stud bulls and females, along with embryo and semen packages, show steers and heifers, and F1 females.