Inquisitive purchase becomes breeding backbone for Leadville Speckle Park producer

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:30pm, first published March 18 2022 - 8:00pm
PERFORMER: One of the bulls delivering positive results for the Mate family at Bald Ridge, Leadville, NSW, from Mark Constable, Ersyldene Speckle Park Stud.

A SUBSTANTIAL dumping of 100mm of rain fell on Anthony and Jacquie Mate's property in one night in mid February.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.