| Barber Ranch is an honoree of the Texas Family Land Heritage Program for 100 years of continuous land ownership and agriculture production by the same family. The ranch has been family owned for 111 years. Dale and Mary have devoted their entire lives to raising top notch Hereford genetics in the panhandle of Texas, and are two of the most respected and recognized people in the cattle industry. They have four children: Justin Barber lives on the ranch and is involved with all facets of ranch activities. Justin's wife Jenna, is a veterinarian for Swann Animal Clinic in Amarillo. Justin and Jenna had twin girls Henley and Beckett born in August of 2014. Terri Barber is a sales consultant for Elanco Animal Health and currently resides in New Mexico. Brett Barber teaches agriculture in Dumas, TX and has three children: Rylee, Bryden, and Aidyn. Jason and Jaci Barber live in Fort Worth where Jason manages the Purebred Division of Superior Livestock. Jason and Jaci had a boy in December of 2014.
Located 60 miles northwest of Amarillo, Texas, Barber Ranch has been family owned and operated since 1904, running purebred Hereford cattle. The cowherd currently consists of 300 Horned and Polled Hereford cows. Extensive artificial insemination as well as embryo transplant is utilized to produce genetics that are consistently at the forefront of the Hereford industry. Barber Ranch bloodlines can be seen throughout pedigrees all over North America, and these genetics have been prominent in the winner's circle at all national Hereford stock shows. Barber Ranch was a pioneer in integrating both Horned and Polled Hereford genetics together and producing pedigrees with popularity around the time the two breed associations merged in the 1990’s. To this day we still blend the best of both horned and polled genetics together to produce the best product. Barber Ranch also seeks fresh genetics constantly and for that reason continuously offers new breeding options at the forefront of the curve.
The barber ranch annual hereford bull sale Beyond raising industry leading genetics for other Hereford seedstock producers, a
primary focus of Barber Ranch is to raise outstanding bulls for the commercial cattlemen. Bulls for both segments of the industry are
available in our Annual Bull Sale, which is held in the heart of Hill Country at San Saba, TX the second Wednesday of every November and will
feature 100+ service age bulls. Through a lifetime spent in cattle production, we realize that our breeding decisions ultimately impact the
beef industry. In an effort to positively influence our customer's bottom line, we strive to raise cattle that will sire progeny that perform in the pasture, in the feedyard and on the plate. We would love for you to attend the sale in person, but for those of you that cannot make it we will be broadcasting the sale through Superior Livestock on television and online where bidding is available.
|BARBER RANCH ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTS SALE IN FORT WORTH: For customers seeking the top genetics we have to offer, Barber Ranch will host an annual auction on the second Saturday of December in the Historic Stockyards of Fort Worth, Texas. This sale is called “Barber’s Red & White Holiday Lights Sale” and features our top spring-born show heifer/donor prospects along with excellent embryo packages from our top matings. For sale catalogs, pictures and videos of our entire sale offerings visit our Sale Information page. Barber Ranch has achieved unparalleled success when it comes to raising competitive cattle for junior showmen, and this is a great opportunity to take advantage of cattle that will be able to compete at the Junior National Hereford Expo held every summer. There have been Denver and Jr. National champions bought out of this sale along with some great donor cows for some of the breed’s most influential seed stock operations. Anastasia, the female who won Kanas City, Denver and Fort Worth twice was sold at this auction.|
|BARBER RANCH COMPLETE CLUB CALF PROGRAM DISPERSAL ON MAY 27TH & 28TH 2015: A final chapter is closing in the history of Barber Ranch. We have for the last 30+ years kept a small herd of commercial Hereford cows to raise show steers out of for Brett and Terri to show, then Jason and Justin and finally for Rylee. So many champions have came out of this program. In the 10 years that Jason and Justin showed steers they had at least 1 breed champion Hereford or Polled Hereford steer 6 out of the 10 years they showed at Houston along with multiple champions at Fort Worth and San Antonio. Now as Rylee will be a senior in High School this fall the only cattle being retained are those fall born steer prospects. Everything else will sell including their heifer mates and donor dams. In anticipation of this day coming we also AI’d the top end of the females to Hiway to calve this fall. This complete dispersal will hold nothing back and will sell the absolute best we have and will include 35 live lots, 137 embryo matings (including 3 full sib embryos to the dam of the 2015 Champion Horned Hereford steer at Fort Worth and 2015 Champion Hereford steer at San Antonio) and over 600 units of semen. For a more detailed list of the offering visit our Sale Page. Also, feel free to contact us at any time about this dispersal.|
|Visitors are always welcome at the ranch. Cattle, embryos, and semen packages are available year round through production sales and/or private treaty. Feel free to contact us for your next Hereford.|