Our goal at Black Rock Farm is to provide the cattle industry with gentle, thick muscled, functional cattle with balanced EPDs aimed to improve our customers' herds. We select cows that have good structure, udder quality, gentle dispositions, and excellent mothering ability. We evaluate our herd annually and cull any cow that does not meet our standards for fertility, structure, and performance. Our herdsires are selected from other progressive seedstock producers based on individual performance, genetics, and EPDs with moderate birth, excellent growth and carcass, and high in maternal traits. We use leading sires from AI studs on our younger cows in an effort to provide consumers with the best genetics possible. Our cattle are bred to be moderately framed, fast growing, and easy keeping.
It is a very exciting time at Black Rock Farm with the 2018 fall calving season almost completed. Our calves are getting here small, lively, and growing quickly.
Our fall 2017 bulls and heifers have done very well through the fall and rainy winter. They continue to mature and act extremely docile. The average birth weight was 75 lbs and adjusted weaning weight over 700 lbs.
Our bulls are currently available for viewing at the farm. These bulls are sired by some of the leading stud bulls and our top herd bulls. They are full of performance, muscle and are ready to work in your pasture. Check out our For Sale section for a spreadsheet of performance data and EPDs.
Commercial and registered bred heifers will be available this spring. Check out our website for updates.
We appreciate everyone that bought bulls and heifers from us in 2018, especially for the those who supported us at the Southeast Alabama Bull Test and Sale in Troy, AL where Black Rock Farm had the high selling bull.
Black Rock Farm is family owned and operated with Mike and Lora Gail Bagents as owners. Both graduated from Auburn, Mike with a B.S. in Agronomy & Soils and Lora Gail with a B.S. in Animal Science. They have 4 children: Christopher, Michelle, Heather, and Blake. Christopher is the sole employee at BRF and operates Countryside Gardens, a horticulture business. He and his wife Dusty have 2 children, Noah (7) and Leila (5). Michelle and her husband Kyle have 2 sons, Luke (2) and Levi (8 months). Kyle works at a local hospital as a pharmacist. Heather married her husband Daniel in September. Daniel is a firefighter and Heather works as an RN in a cardiovascular intensive care unit. They have a small herd of cows included in the Black Rock herd. Blake and his wife, Brittany have 1 daughter, Emma Hayes (3). They also have a small group of cows within the Black Rock herd and Blake is a veterinarian at Clay Hill Animal Clinic in Greenville, AL. It is truly a family effort when it comes to breeding decisions, working, weaning, and record keeping with everyone pitching in to help. We truly enjoy being a part of the cattle industry, through which we get to spend time with so many friends and family. Our farm is located on Highway 10 just a few miles outside of Luverne, Alabama, which is one hour south of Montgomery. We are passionate about our cattle and we welcome all inquiries.
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