Pinnacle Pocket stud, established in 2006 by Peter & Katrina Spies, is the first registered Senepol stud established north of Rockhampton, in the coastal tropics. Pinnacle Pocket breed fertile Senepol, Senepol composite and Droughtmaster cattle well adapted to the conditions of tropical Australia.
The Pinnacle Pocket operation is based on the Atherton Tablelands, west of Cairns, with the home property located on basalt country between Yungaburra and Atherton on the Barron River. Both the Senepol and Droughtmaster breeder herds are run on Forest Country (less than 2ppm phosphorus), 10 Km south-west of Ravenshoe. It is here we apply selection pressure on our breeders for fertility.
In producing cattle, we follow best-practice commercial husbandry including early weaning, controlled mating and pregnancy testing with cows having to produce a calf every year. Our branding rate is typically over 90%. All calves are raised from weaning, on the Tablelands, adapted to the tropical climate, ticks and buffalo fly. The stud applies strong selection criteria to retained bulls and replacement heifers with emphasis on polledness, sheath, testicles, slick coat, fertility, temperament and structural correctness.
The stud, with over 200 breeders, has received some of the highest awards and commendations through the Far Northern Queensland show circuit over the past 3 years, including Supreme Champion Beef exhibit Cairns show 2010 and Grand Champion bull at the Atherton, Malanda and Cairns Shows in 2011.
Both stud and herd bulls are available for inspection throughout the year with the bulk of bulls rising two years of age in the spring/early summer of each year. We guarantee the fertility of our cattle - with most Pinnacle Pocket bulls being sold with a Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluation performed by a certified veterinarian. We are also a Pestivirus-free herd.
Our cattle, bred for docility and fertility, are a pleasure to work with. Come and visit our herd for yourself!
With the recent purchase of 31 cows and heifers from Ian & Donna Johnston's 'Lynfield' Stud, Pinnacle Pocket is the Largest Registered Senepol Stud, north of Rockhampton. The Spies' also acquired Lynfield Commissioner, a 900 kilo+ (working) bull sired by Flor De Mayo (ET) (US). 'Commish' has great length and muscling. We await his progeny!
Following a fantastic calving season in year until June 2012 (98% calving rate, 91% weaning rate), Pinnacle Pocket has more Senepol, Senepol cross and Droughtmaster bulls to sell from March 2013. Some Bulls are shown on the For Sale/Cattle sales page.To visit for an early preview contact Peter on 0419 020 046.
Pinnacle Pocket Droughtmasters enjoyed FNQ show success in 2011. Pinnacle Pocket showed Dallas, an 18 month bull, and Dalton, 19 months, at Malanda, Atherton and Cairns. These bulls won Champion and Reserve Champion Junior bull at all shows. Dallas also won Grand Champion bull at Atherton and Malanda, whilst Dalton finished on top in Cairns as Junior Champion bull.