Ranch Developed, Performance Tested, Cattleman Approved
The Barzona is a composite breed of beef cattle developed in the high desert, inter-mountain region of Arizona in the 1940s and 1950s. The performance-based development process utilized a base of Hereford/Africander commercial cows and added genetics from Angus, Santa Gertrudis and Zebu cattle. The registry was closed in 1955.
During the first years of development it was considered important to maintain specific percentages of each breed that went into the foundation. As time went on the performance of the individual animals became more and more important and less and less related to breed percentages. By the third cross only the animal’s performance was used to select the breeding stock. Also, the emphasis was on the cows’ performance rather than the bulls’ so it can be said that the Barzona breed is the only breed developed specifically through the dam line rather than the sire line, and solely on performance.
Barzona Breeders: Grass Fed Beef, Commercial Beef, Bull Genetics/Seedstock, Heifer Genetics/Seedstock
These breeders have special operations in producing commercial calves and raise them up to slaughter weight. Please give your local breeder a visit, call or email to make inquiries!
These breeders have special operations to feed and fatten commercial calves from weaning to slaughter weight. Please give your local breeder a call, visit or email to ask questions!