The Bar JR breeding program has a strong emphasis on balanced traits trying to avoid extremes without balance on the other end. We target having 75% of the bulls with 75% of their EPD numbers in the top 35% ranking within the breed. We put major importance on the female side, as they are the cornerstone of producing superior quality cattle that will work along the entire beef industry spectrum (calving, on cow performance, feedlot growth and efficiency, carcass quality and pounds, along with terrific replacement females. Bar JR Gelbvieh utilizes an extensive AI program with a 2 cycle synchronization / detection process followed by 30 days with the cleanup bulls. Ranch manager Mary Hill views and reviews the genetic traits (GE-EPDs, EPDs, DNA data, carcass data, and mating histories) during the sire selection process. The calving season begins the 2nd week of April and is kept to under 60 days; producing great uniformity in our calves. The cows calve outside in the elements with a watchful eye if the weather gets extreme. Each calf is weighed and tagged within 12 hours of birth and evaluated by our ranch veterinarian, Dr. Jeanne Rankin, who developed our animal health protocols. DNA samples are collected at birth to aid in future matings, replacement females, and bull selections.
We cull deep into the male calves; with only the best genetics (calving ease, growth, carcass traits, docility, and fertility) making it on to the bull sale group. We make the first cull at birth then again at branding with additional evaluations/analysis throughout the summer with cuts made mid-summer and again at weaning. The steer calves are sold in the fall to go into the feedlot where we request carcass data on all animals, as all animals have electronic ear tags. We use the carcass data as part of the mating determinations in future years and to track carcass info on offspring for our bull buyers.
Gelbvieh genetics are well known throughout the beef industry for their maternal strengths and superior growth along with outstanding docility. With attributes such as: calving ease, more pounds of calf weaned per cows exposed, added fertility, early puberty, greater cow herd longevity and heavier carcass weights, just to name a few, Gelbvieh offer genetics that work for the commercial cattle business. Bar JR Gelbvieh produces those cows and bulls. Gelbvieh cattle have shown year in and year out that they produce more pounds weaned per cow exposed than any other breed. That is money in your pocket. Calving ease is an important factor many cattlemen consider when selecting a herd sire. Cattle producers like the peace of mind knowing their calves will be born unassisted and alive. Getting more live calves on the ground is the first step to getting more pounds of calf weaned per cow exposed and also equates to more potential for future profit. With the high costs associated with the development or purchase of replacement females, sustained production in a herd is essential. Gelbvieh females are proven to stay in the herd longer.
Gelbvieh genetics are well known throughout the beef industry for their maternal strengths and superior growth along with outstanding docility. Gelbvieh offer genetics that work for the commercial cattle business.
Calving ease is an important factor many cattlemen consider when selecting a herd sire. With the high costs associated with the development or purchase of replacement females, sustained production in a herd is essential. Gelbvieh females are proven to stay in the herd longer.
FELIX JMR 825F is Homo polled purebred sire with a 10 for tenderness and EPD rankings in the Top 15% for CED, BW, HP, DOC, SC, & CW with a 45% ranking for WW, YW, & Feed Proficiency. A gentle fella with all the elements you are looking for in a herd sire: eye appeal, calving ease, rapid growth, fertility, and feed proficiency. His smooth shoulder, straight lines, great feet and bone, tremendous girth and a yearling scrotal of 38.9 makes a complete package for all aspects of the industry. Felix's progeny will & have performed for you as replacements and those that go to the feedlot. A true performer that will add to the profits of your cattle herd. Semen is available from World West Sire Services and from Bar JR Gelbvieh. We have been beyond pleased with his offspring.
JAMES JMR 105J is a homozygous polled purebred LEGACY E64 son with all the bells and whistles one wants in a herd sire. Exceptional CALVING EASE / WEANING WEIGHT / YEARLING WEIGHT / MILK / MATERNAL / STAYABILITY / FERTILITY / YIELD GRADE / FAT. Check out his EPD numbers, you will be impressed.
James loves people and is one of the gentlest bulls we have raised. We are looking forward with anticipation to his calves arriving next April.
We have semen stored at World West Sire Services and available on request.
JAMES was purchased by PRAIRIE HILLS GELBVIEH in North Dakota and is enjoying his work there, they had rain this summer.
JOHN JMR 129J a purebred homozygous polled son of LEGACY E64 with everything you look for in a herd sire. $Cow ranking in the top 3%. Tremendous calving ease with the desired growth to put pounds on the truck and still create the desired size of replacement females. Carcass quality traits -- YG / REA / CW / FAT in the top 15%. Fertility, Stay ability, and DOCILITY for the replacement females. We are certainly looking forward to John's calves arriving next spring. We will keep you updated as they arrive.
If we showed cattle, this one would be going to the shows. Semen is available at WORLD WEST SIRE SERVICES.
JACOB JMR 103J is an powerful purebred HOMOZYGOUS POLLED son of FELIX JMR 825F out of EVELYN JMR 745E, with looks for the show ring and qualities for ranch production. JACOB has exceptional EPD numbers CALVING EASE / BIRTH WEIGHT / WEANING WEIGHT / YEARLING WEIGHT / MILK / MATERNAL / FERTILITY / DOCILITY & CARCASS WEIGHT. His offspring will make terrific replacements or will produce for you in the feedlot and on the rail/plate. His first calves will hit the ground April 2022, we expect exceptional things from his calves.
Semen is available, contact us for additional information and to schedule semen delivery from WORLD WEST SIRE SERVICES.
KHR TAYLOR MADE 85D An awesome powerful purebred red bull with exceptional EPDs for calving ease, weaning and yearling performance, & milk. He complements our females very well and we are looking forward to seeing his calves next spring.
GLDN BKL WRANGLER 023W A powerhouse calving ease sire with excellent performance & maternal and carcass traits. Many of his EPDs are in the top 5% ranking within the breed. We are anxiously waiting to see his progeny next spring.
LEGACY E64 A impressive purebred red bull with breed leading EPDs across the board. Exceptional calving ease / growth / fertility feed proficiency / and carcass traits. Top 30% ranking in 14 of 18 EPDs. We are looking forward to our first claves from LEGACY this spring.
FELIX JMR 825F -- $20
JACOB JMR 103J -- $20
JAMES JMR 105J -- $25
JOHN JMR 129J -- $25
DUKE JMR 606D -- $10
CHANCELLOR JMR 501C -- $10
LOUIE KHR 09W -- $10