“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.

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.

What’s New

Our latest sale catalogue is available. Please click on the cover for a pdf version.

Grand Champion Bull

BP 87Z Standard Lad 130B was recently named Grand Champion Bull at Farmfair International 2017. Bar Pipe has retained this exciting young herdsire but will be offering semen packages in 2017.

Reserve Junior

Champion Female

BP 44U Anchor Lady 164C was recently named Reserve Junior Champion Female at Farmfair International 2017. She sells December 10 at the First Choice Female Sale in Camrose, Alberta. She has an observed breeding date of July 29, 2016 to champion bull, 130B.