About Canadian Speckle Park Cattle
Canadian Speckle Park, or simply Speckle Park, cattle are a
beautiful breed of cattle native to the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. They
are mainly raised for meat production. And one of only a few meat cattle breeds
developed in Canada. As the name suggests, the Canadian Speckle Park cattle are
a truly Canadian breed developed from the Aberdeen Angus, Teeswater Shorthorn,
and British cattle with a white park pattern. The breed was named “Speckle
Park” by Bill and Eillen Lamont. Both parts of the name refer to the color
pattern. “Speckle” was used because of the spots throughout the rear quarters.
And “Park” was obvious because some of the animals display the white park color
pattern of a white body with colored points about the eyes, muzzle, ears, lower
legs and teats. The park derives from the characteristic black, white and grey
spots and patches of color that the breed is known for.
Canadian Speckle Park cattle breed is one of the
newest cattle breeds having been officially recognized by the Canadian Government
in 2006. And a breed association was formed named the Speckle Park Breeders
Association by the representatives of nine herds in 1985. This association was
created with the intent to develop a new breed. But it was later renamed as
“The Canadian Speckle Park Association“.