Blue Sky Speckle Park Stud is owned and run by Peter and Stephanie Niven. We reside in the Upper Moutere, Tasman/Nelson District on a 302ha rolling to medium hill country sheep and beef breeding/finishing property. We have Suffolk and Romney flock, Commercial Angus breeding cows which are run with Speckle Park bulls, finish young beef stock and of course our Speckle Park Stud.
History of Blue Sky Speckle Park Stud
The Stud was established in 2016 with the purchase of one NZ Speckle Park Heifer, six NZ embryos and the purchase of four heifers in Australia which we flushed then sold on. We have continued buying embryos and semen and now have a good mixture of NZ, Australian and Canadian genetics.
Our Approach & Philosophy
We are at the stage now that we can use our own bulls along with Al. We will still purchase Semen and some Embryos that suit our breeding philosophy of breeding good robust, resilient beef stock that are good natured, can look after themselves without any special treatment and produce quality offspring with good growth and the superior meat yield that the breed is renowned for. To help us meet these goals we use Breedplan and all stock that we have breed will be carcase scanned at least once.