In 2010, we started our search for registered breeding stock. With the help of other breeders, we have developed a small herd of these wonderful animals. We had about 40 registered females. Our bloodlines focused on foundation/traditional style females; and we bred these cows to some of the best bull bloodlines in the Speckle Park world today. Our commitment is to raise Quality Functional cattle bred to stand the test of time, these cattle have to have balance, not extremes. We want to produce cattle that work in the show ring , in the pasture and on the hook; and to do that, they need to be well balanced animals. Our ambition is to consistently raise quality, trouble free Speckle Park cattle with ability to gain well and produce fantastic beef.
In 2018, our daughter and her partner transitioned over the operation of our ranch and she now has cattle under BAR 4M Ranch! She continues to breed a small quality herd of these great cows.
We are getting to the point now where we can supply new and current breeders with a few cattle every year. We offer QUALITY Registered Yearling & Mature Speckle Park BULLS in the spring to ranchers/farmers, at reasonable breeding market prices. We then offer in the FALL some of our BREEDING FEMALES and/or replacement heifer calves. If you are interested in our cattle, contact us, we may just have exactly what you are looking for!
We continue to have about 5 commercial cows and we are using these cows for a Reproduction Technology Program. We have collected semen from our HERD BULL and also have other great sires semen in our semen tank. We are also flushing some of our proven COWS.
Since becoming established as Speckle Park breeders (2010), we have been trying to keep statistics on our small herd of cattle. So far we have had a birth to weaning average daily rate of gain of 2.75 lbs/day WITHOUT creep feeding. We are also in the process of collecting GENOMIC DATA on our herd. We will be testing for Leptin, PMCH, IGF2, CRH, Coat Color, Polled status, and participating in the AAFC Genomic Prediction Trial that looks closely at Feed Efficiency and Carcass Quality. We are also striving to get as much phenotypical stats as possible on our herd as well.
We had a Partial DISPERSAL OF ALL REGISTERED FEMALES of MATTERS SPECKLE PARK in OCTOBER 2018!
SEE BAR 4M Ranch- Sharon Matters & Bradley Hofer for continuation of our cattle.
If you are in our area and want to come take a look at what Speckle Park cattle are like or chat about this great breed of cattle, we welcome visitors...just call us before you come at (780) 593-2143 or call/text (780) 581-4108 (Deb) or (780)603-1399 (Sharon).