Posted by Debbie Matters on November 21, 2017 at 10:05 PM
Hello Friends & Speckle Park enthusiasts!
Its been awhile since I wrote in this blog. Lots has happened with our farming operation since then. First off, we decided to lease our cows for a year. We are so thankful and appreciate Michael & Karen Luciak of Spotlight Speckle Park at Glendon, AB for leasing our registered Speckle Park cows for 2017-2018. They got loaded into the trailers and made the haul to Glendon on Nov 15/17. A big thanks goes out to the fellas at the Minburn Hutterite Colony for hauling the cows there for us, we so appreciate everything they have done for us to help and support us since Ed's passing. It is refreshing to see that there are still many people out there that are willing to help out a neighbor! We will winter our calves and bulls but wont calve our herd out this year. It's time for our transition to occur. Sharon and Bradley just had a baby in June this year as well and this year they have to make the tough decisions regarding the farming business. They may decide to not continue on with the breed or continue in it but in a different fashion. They are wondering if it would be wise for them to keep their best ten cows and do flushes with these cows. Whatever they decide I wish them much success and happiness in their endeavors! It is time for me to step aside and find other passions that I have not been able to follow because of the time and physical constraints of running a cattle ranch. I am looking forward to my new life. I hope to stay in touch with all our loyal customers and our friends we have made thru the breed. This is the part of the cattle business that has been the most rewarding for me, finding the new lifelong friends! So this is not farewell, its see you later!