“generation after generation, same trusted brand”

Welcome to Bar Pipe

The Cross family has been selling quality purebred Hereford bulls and females to ranchers in western Canada and the USA since 1953.

Our goal is to produce breeding stock that works in today’s commercial cattle industry. We blend cowboy practicality with 21st century science to achieve that goal!

We run about 225 purebred cows in the foothills southwest of Calgary, Alberta. We calve our cows out on pasture in April/May and include winter grazing as part of our forage management plan.

Like many ranching operations our help is limited, so we try to run our program in a practical fashion, just as our ranch customers try to do.

Bar Pipe is enrolled in the Total Herd Evaluation program of the Canadian Hereford Association. We collect birth, weaning, yearling and mature cow weights  and we collect yearling ultrasound data. We’ve measured these traits for generations, our EPDs are based on facts not guesses.

We sell most of our cattle at the buyer’s convenience, by private treaty. Bulls will also be offered at the Calgary Bull Sale and the Medicine Hat Bull Sale in March 2016.

What’s New

The ranch is located in the foothills southwest of Calgary, Alberta a short 45 minute drive from the Calgary International Airport.


We welcome your visit to see our cattle and learn more about our program.

Join Us at Bar Pipe

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Day 2

Southern Alberta Hereford Tour

For more information:

Please call Doug at 403-852-3865 or  watch for updates on facebook:


☆    Display Cattle
                    Sale Bulls & Sale Heifers
                    Herd Bulls
                    Cow/Calf Pairs
                    Guest Exhibitors
☆     Lunch
☆     Auction  
            Pick of the 2015 Bar Pipe                                     
                  heifer calves will be offered
                  in support of the Keith    
                  Gilmore Foundation

Pick of the 2015 Heifer Calves

Offered by Auction, Sunday, September 20 at the Ranch

All proceeds in support of the Keith Gilmore Foundation

Over 100 heifer calves to pick from.
Watch our website for a detailed list of all the heifer calves.

If a Junior Hereford member east of MB purchases the heifer we will get her ready for Bonanza 2016 in Olds, Alberta.

We will also provide airfare for the Junior to come to Bar Pipe to choose their heifer.