Other common names: Canadian Speckle Park Cattle; SP
Speckle Park Cattle are a medium sized, polled, beef breed which were developed in Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1950's.
According to the Canadian Speckle Park Association, "Speckle Park are a combination of the genetics of three breeds from England and Scotland: Teeswater Shorthorn, Aberdeen Angus, and English cattle with the white park pattern. In 1985 Speckle Park breeders representing nine different herds met to form The Speckle Park Breeders Association. The Association was subsequently renamed The Canadian Speckle Park Association."
Appearance / health:
Speckle Park Cattle are distinguished by the spots on the rear quarters and body, and a white color around the ears, eyes, muzzle, lower legs and teats. According to the irish Speckle Park Cattle Society, "The preferred breed characteristic colour and patterns or variations thereof, are THE CLASSIC, THE LEOPARD and THE POINTED WHITE. THE CLASSIC speckle pattern is black sides, a white top line and underline, a black or black frosted face and speckled rear quarters. THE LEOPARD pattern has spotted sides. THE POINTED WHITE has black ears, pigmented skin around the eyes, and black nose, feet and hooves."
Mature cows range in weight from 600 kgs. to 850 kgs. and mature bulls 1000 kgs. +. Calves average 30 to 40kgs. at birth and wean off at about 230kgs. to 370+kgs.