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In 1973, three Speckle Park steers took second at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. The Glasman family of Manitoba bought the steers from the Lamonts, expertly fitted them and entered them in the Royal. Left to right: Gayle Glasman, Vern Croy, Bob Switzer and Larry Glasman.

New book details Speckle Park breed’s beginnings

A Saskatchewan producer has drawn on extensive documents and photos to tell the story of the breed’s founding

Christine Pike, a Saskatchewan farm owner and cattlewoman, has published a book about the Speckle Park breed’s beginnings and the contributions of the late Mary Lindsay, who created the Lindsay Lineback. The Speckle Park is one of very few cattle breeds developed in Canada. “My sister Eileen bought a Lindsay Lineback cow from Mary Lindsay, […] Read more

Inaugural Canadian Speckle Park Commercial Cattlemen of the Year

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the April 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Speckle Park Association announced its Commercial Cattlemen of the Year at Agribition 2019. Fred Courtney of Delia, Alta., claimed the inaugural honour. Courtney’s herd consists of 300 Red and Red-Baldie mother cows. He has run a Speckle Park bull for the last 20 years. Every year Courtney supplies 200-250 Speckle Park-cross calves to […] Read more


Dan and Heather Brundige started feeding their purebred bulls a mix of CDC Super Oats and barley last year, with good results.

Ranchers talk turkey about purebred bulls

Two seedstock bull producers share how they develop marketable breeding males

There are many decisions which weigh into raising a saleable purebred bull. Do you focus on weight or conditioning? What kind of feeding program do you need to meet that goal? How do you keep them healthy and productive in the bitter winter conditions common across much of the Prairies? Seedstock producers will likely tell […] Read more

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Speckle Park cattle sets new world record

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the June 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Introducing the 2016 Canadian Western Agribition board of directors (photo below). Back row (l-r): Carla Schmitt*, Blake MacMillan (executive member at large), Bryce Thompson (executive member at large)*, Stewart Stone (president), Bruce Holmquist (vice-president), Reed Andrew (past president), Chris Lees (executive member at large)*, Barry Young. Front row (l to r): Marty Kratochvil*, Michael Latimer, Jodi […] Read more


grand champion bull

Canadian National Grand Champion, two years running

News about you from the Jan. 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Highland Stock Farms of Bragg Creek, Alberta & Payne Livestock of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, are the proud owners of the completely undefeated for two years Canadian National Grand Champion Limousin Bull and two-time Canadian Limousin Show Bull of 2013 & 2014 — RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z (see photo at top). He was named Grand Champion Limousin […] Read more