E08 is a thing of legend. He is the highest DNA testing animal in our herd history, and is now part of an FFA SAE project in Kansas!
This beautiful cow produces one heck of a bull calf. Several have been sold as bulls, and her calf from 2019 gained 2.15 per day of age, 205 adj wt 501# and was born May 19th.
L05 is a cow we kept as a replacement. She has been a steady producer, with an excellent stout build and great milking ability. Her 2019 calf had a 1.975 gain per day of age, and an adjusted 205 wt of 465#.
Curly came to us from the Fischer Ranch in Oregon, and is still cute as a button. He has a unique look with his mop of poll hair, and is chill as a cucumber. His calves have all proved the same, often ending up with some of his curly mop top. Fantastic bull, he will be in use for a long time.
Cole is from the Walking Stick Ranch in Colorado, and is still in use at age 9. He has had a very successful breeding career, and has been collected for breeding via AI. Units for sale.
P08 is a heifer calf sold to Fischer Ranch in Oregon, and has successfully raised 2 calves for Garey. She and her mates have adapted very well to the Mountain and irrigated pasture there, proving their worth on rough terrain.
P03 was selected for a replacement on our farm and has been a great addition to the herd. She gained her mature size in her 3 year old year and will be a long term producer.
P05 was held back and later sold to a breeder in Florida. The second picture is just a month after his delivery.
Alvin & Karen Havens started their herd in 1989. Barzonas were specifically chosen because of their maintenance free operation, and overall profitability. Alvin was too busy for babysitting heavy calvers and pinkeye. Karen runs her own accounting firm and knows what it takes to make money on the farm. Alvin & Karen strive to keep their herd producing under worry free management.
Alecia Heinz, Alvin & Karen's daughter, now keeps the records on the cattle herd, and her husband Matthew brings 6 generations of family farming and cattle background to the operation. They have purchased and raised their own Barzonas, and also try different crossbreedings to provide data for commercial producers.