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Welcome to Bar 5 Stock Farms Ltd.

Bar 5 was established in 1969, by a group of 5 Manitoba ranchers of Shorthorn & Hereford cattle, Bar 5 imported more than 100 Simmental breeding females from Europe during the 1970's and developed a cross breeding program to upgrade from British based cows to 7/8 or more Simmental Breeding stock. In 1978, Bar 5 sold off most of the percentage cattle and focused on the Fullblood Simmental herd until 2002. In 2002, Bar 5 moved to introduce a Designed Maternal Crossbreeding system and started production of full blood Fleckvieh cattle in South Africa in partnership with Toverberg Simmentals in Colesberge. The Fleckvieh fullbloods of South Africa originated from Germany and Austria many years ago and the breeders of South Africa have bred them to be high producing beef cattle.

In 2015 we introduced a program in partnership with Casa Branca (one of the premier breeders in Brazil) to Flush and ship elite Angus genetics from Canada to Brazil.  A number of Angus Females were purchased from two of the leading breeders in the U.S.A., Schaffs  Angus Valley Farms and Sinclair Cattle Company along with two very notable bulls, SAV Purebred and the SAV Textbook.  In 2018 Bar 5 is maintaining and expanding this very elite herd of Angus cattle. 

To assist our clients to drive their commercial production or Elite production the desired level of performance, we developed and implemented a three prong selection policy and committed ourselves to a disciplined program of:

  1. Genetic Ancestry - sire line and cow families
  2. Physical assessment - phenotype, actual measurements and ratios & indeces
  3. Genetic Evaluations - BIO multi breed ABC comparative EPDs, Breed Association EPDs, and DNA markers

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