About Bar 5
Bar 5 Stock Farms Ltd. , Markdale , Ontario , Canada -- Head Office
Bar 5 was originally located 40 miles south of Brandon, Manitoba, Bar 5 moved to Douglas, Manitoba in 1974, just 20 miles east of Brandon. In the fall of 2001, Bar 5 moved to Markdale, Ontario; 2,000 kms to the east.
Bar 5 SA Simmentaler Stoet
Bar 5 SA, a member of the Simmentaler Society of Southern Africa is located in Colesberg - the centre of the country.
Bar 5 Stock Farms Ltd. - Angus & Red
Bar 5 has initiated a Red Angus & Angus program to develop a pool of Maternal Performance oriented Registered cattle to produce ½ Simm replacement cows for our commercial herd, and we have decided on Angus & Red Angus as the other 1/2. We run 200 commercial cows and we have initiated the production of 1/2 bloods of our own.
Circle 3 Genetics – SA Simmentaler, Fleckvieh, Original &Red Angus
Circle 3 Genetics is a division of Bar 5 Stock Farms. Selling frozen embryos and semen out of Bar 5 produced animals with 40 countries. Contacts and bulls listed Circle 3 initiated on January 1, 1994 to market bulls for Bar 5 customers & rare bulls Bar 5 does not keep exclusive.
Overview of Bar 5 Operations
Bar 5 has a herd of Fullblood Simmental Cows, some Purebred Simmental cows, Red Angus cows and Black Angus on the Markdale property, and 200 commercial cows which produce the ET calves and the crossbred SimmAngus.
Designed Maternal Crossbreeding System
Rule 1 – ELITE for PURE genes !!! Hybrids for Production of Beef !!!! We believe in the production of half blood bulls, for the production of HYBRID & STABILIZED breeding bulls for THE PRODUCTION OF END GOAL BREEDING STOCK; they are not for the Production of Seedstock Bulls or in anyway meant to replace Elite Genetics;
Rule 2 – F- 1 >> our half blood bulls ( hybrid ) are by fullblooded parents .. pure hybrid vigour.
Rule 3 – ONLY THE BEST !!!Superior Animals to enter the Hybrid Program: Although many half blood bulls are an excuse for breeders with bad cattle to try a new twist to cover up poor cattle which is usually an indication to run from the guys with bad straight cattle .. ….but from superior animals .. The hybrid vigour factor only is 10 per cent kick above the average of the parents.. Below average parents will still produce below average “half blood hybrid vigour kicked up” below average progeny ..
Rule 4 – IT AIN'T EASY !!! Hybrid is a 2 breed cross, and a Stabilizer is 3 or more ... It is harder to breed a bull that will attain only the best qualities of both sides .. One must have a deep understanding of two or more breeds .. When most barely understand one breed, so automatically most folks doing this are really challenged.. Very few can master this game .. .. We are using volume as a help !! More to choose from !! But we are using the best fleck, red angus and angus to build our hybrids and add in some great Gelbvieh for the stabilizer mix ...
Rule 5 – KEEP THE EYE ON THE PURE GENES !!! Our parents or grand parents are to be fullbloods ... After that it is based upon sheer quality and progeny proofs ... It is becoming a universal standard that hybrids are from two fullblooded parents .. And stabilizers are from 4 diff breed fullblooded grandparents ... .. Our FleckAngus hybrids and FleckGelbAngus Stabilizers have fullblooded parents or at the very least fullblooded grandparents ... to keep the percentage calculations simple in complex “ CrossBreeding “ schemes, pure parents are needed !!!Rule 6 – ITS ALL ABOUT HEAIDNG TO THE BALANCE OR END GOAL !!! Our goal is to drice our commercial production to the half !! Half Fleckvieh and Half Angus !!! .. your end goal could be different .. Use a bull that drives you to your desired production level.. .. We produce Angus & Simmental hybrids in a 5/8, 3/4 , 7/8 and 15/16 range as well .. take aim at your end goal and MATCH the Bull to your Cows to produce the end goal calves !!! if you got 7/8 Angus cows, let out a 7/8 Simmental bull to drive to the half. if you got pure Angus cows, let out a pure Fleckvieh bull to drive to the half !!!! .. if your end goal is ¾ use a Full bull on your half cows , for example.
Bar 5 Selection Methods & Certified Genetics Program
The Bar 5 Selection & Genetics Program is about discipline. Our simple 1-2-3 Selection & Certified Genetics Program has been developed by years of study and knowledge of pedigrees, physical measurement and EPD tools.
We use a system to make Breeding Decisions, by applying Breeding Aims & Targets to the "Process of Genetic Advancement" with three factors.
Bar 5 Invitational Multi-Breed Bull Test Station
Bar 5 Invitational Multi-Breed Bull Test Station delivery date receives the Fall Test Group on September 1. The test will start and will run the 112 day test with a Start of test (SOT) from September 15 to End of Test ( EOT ) of February 10 when they will be scanned, weighed, testes measured and frame scored by an independent veterinarian from BIO – Beef Improvement Services Inc. www.biobeef.com
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