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 200 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.


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.


What’s New

generation after generation same trusted brand

Thank you to all of the buyers and bidders at our Production Sale! We appreciate all of your support.


We have over a foot of snow on the ground at Bar Pipe, just in time for the holiday season. After a dry summer we are very happy to have the moisture


Merry Christmas to all of our friends in the “cow business” and may you all have a happy and healthy 2018!


Jay, Andrew & Emma Cross

Doug and Judy Finseth