Milky Way Speckle Park Stud is based in the lush, rolling hills of South Gippsland, Victoria about 20 mins from Phillip Island. Our breeding enterprise is building on the key attributes of the Speckle Park breed foundation having been established in Australia in 2007. Our core herd was selected from a broad breeding base of Canadian Speckle Park genetics sourced as embryos from leaders in the industry. We started with 7 heifers and 4 bulls born in March 2012.
We took possession of our future breeders as 7 month old ET calves and during Spring 2014 our first generation of calves arrived. Our foundation herd was first serviced by two ET bulls - Milky Way Astro Boy, a white Speckle Park bull & the son of River Hill Traffic Jam 26T and the other Milky Way Eclipse, a black Speckle Park bull & the son of Codiak Crikey GNK 13U. We have now embarked in a new direction having introduced different genetics through AI & ET programs using elite Canadian, as well as Australian, bull genetics. This summer we will also flush a few of our best females, embryos of which we will use in our own recipient cow program.
Our aim is to continually improve and expand our genetic base plus promote and contribute to the growth of Speckle Park cattle in Australia.