We have exceptional demand for our L Bar females, and we sell select females private-treaty each year. We offer a nice selection of young pairs and a few older cows bred to one of our semen sires. You may call us at (325) 656 9126 or email us for more information.
The Isa Beefmasters herd features registered females from the L Bar herd, which is noted for having produced the following great semen bulls: L Bar 8443, 9239, 5502, 6171, 7499, 8419, 0324, 2474, 2118, 3432, 3100 and 4401. L Bar 5502, considered by some to be the best beef bull in America, really put the L Bar herd on the map.
Needless to say, the L Bar herd is managed using Tom Lasater's Six Essentials—Disposition, Fertility, Weight, Conformation, Milk Production and Hardiness—to evaluate cattle.
The L Bar herd is unique in several ways. The cattle run on leased pastures in a harsh semi-desert environment in West Texas and stay on a strict 60-day breeding season beginning at 13 months. All herd bulls come from the Isa bull test, which is the largest performance test in the industry. Isa Beefmasters has a unique cow production record which clearly evaluates the profitability of each cow. We use multiple sire herds to select for libido, and we DNA every calf to evaluate sire production.
In addition, the L Bar herd itself is a blend of the best of Lasater genetics from the tropics to The Great Basin. In sum, it is a unique herd, based on top herds from difficult environments with an intensity of management and natural selection unprecedented in Beefmaster history.
Cows that are required to be productive will put down enough back-fat to winter, calve and breed back under reasonable conditions. It just so happens that their steer progeny will, if fed a high-quality finishing ration starting at weaning, have just the right amount of intramuscular fat for tenderness and palatability.
"I am a young cattle farmer (with 50 head of Nguni breed). I am based in Eastern Cape, South Africa. I read recently from a farmers' weekly magazine of a young Nguni breeder in the Western Cape, South Africa. He attributes his success in cattle farming from the teaching he has learned from reading your book, The Lasater Philosophy of Cattle Raising."
—Maxwell P., via email