Australia’s fastest growing beef breed at Henty this year


Speckle Park cattle from the Wattle Grove stud will be exhibited at Henty for the first time this year.

New to Henty Machinery Field Days this year are the cattle breed taking the Australian beef industry by storm.

Wattle Grove Speckle Park, of Oberon, NSW, will display their cattle at the field days at site 1028.

Stud principals Dale and Belinda Humphries, and their four children, are passionate about sharing the Speckle Park story.

Henty follows on from outings at major shows from Rockhampton to Melbourne, and exhibiting at Farmfest, Toowoomba, Qld, and AgQuip, Gunnedah, NSW.

Dale is the chairman of the Speckle Park International board.

Having been a member since 2008, he has seen the massive growth of the breed and society membership.

“We are the fastest growing breed society in Australia,’’ Dale said.

“As a board, our focus is on driving this growth whilst committing to the qualities that make these cattle great.’’

Speckle Park cattle are renowned for their doability, conversion and yield, averaging just over 65 per cent.

They cross well with both Bos taurus and Bos indicus, and Speckle Park semen is sought out by dairy farmers to produce steers.

“Meat wise, you won’t taste better,’’ Belinda Humphries said.

“They marble off both grass and grain with the perfect fat coverage and they do it quickly.’’

Speckle Park cattle are now spread across Australia with Wattle Grove selling bulls, females, and genetics all over the country.

They are highly adaptable and thrive in the harshest of conditions.

“Wattle Grove Speckle Park demands the best of itself and its cattle,’’ Dale said.

“We always look for a better way to do business through the underlying principles of trust, growth, consistency, creation, integrity, authenticity and high profits.

“Great cattle, great people and good times are the key drivers at Wattle Grove Speckle Park.’’