The #1 breeder and owner of dams of merit and dams of distinction in the U.S...
Of our eligible cows, 100 head, or 41 percent, earned the honor of a dam of merit or distinction. This makes the Bar T Bar Ranch the largest breeder and owner of dams of merit and distinction — and we do it in less than 12-inch rainfall country with minimal inputs.
We produce seedstock for the real-world cattlemen using a proven composite Angus, Red Angus, Gelbvieh program. Reproductive traits are first and foremost in our breeding program. Balancers® provide the carcass quality of the Angus and Red Angus with the great fertility and maternal characteristics of the GelbviehEvery cow produces a calf every year in big country within 45 days or she is gone — no excuses.
Our results are measurable... our genetics are proven
Check our EPDs — they’re unparalleled. And our buyers must agree because 84 percent of our sales come from repeat customers and more than 50 percent purchase bulls sight-unseen. Each bull is DNA-profiled for tenderness, quality grade, and many other parameters.
The Bar T Bar is bringing individual feed efficiency testing to Arizona — we have installed a GrowSafe unit at our ranch in Winslow.
Optimizing our genetics for Southwest conditions by crossbreeding
Bar T Bar Ranch uses the advantages Mother Nature gives us while minimizing the impacts of variable rainfall. Here in the arid Southwest, our success depends on the ability to be flexible managers. Hybrids provide the simplest, most effective way to achieve heterosis — which means enhancing calf survival, breeding ability during drought conditions, efficiency on grass and in the lot, carcass yield, and quality grade. In addition to Angus and Balancer bulls and females (both black and red), the Bar T Bar offers the new Southern Balancer bulls:
- Balancer X Brangus
- Balancer X Beefmaster
- Balancer X SimAngus