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.
Our yearling bulls are leaving the farm thanks to our customers who have already come to select their herd bulls for this year. We still have quite a selection of powerful bulls on hand. The 2021 calf crop is hitting the ground and we are excited to watch them develop into cattle that will improve herds for our customers. We have already started selecting our AI herd sire battery for breeding season this fall. There is always something to do here at BRF and our minds are always striving to progress our program to offer the absolute best for our customers! As always you all are more than welcome to come out and check out our cattle in person and select the perfect bull that will move your herd forward!
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 along with his wife operates Countryside Gardens, a local horticulture business. He and his wife Dusty have 2 children, Noah and Leila. Michelle and her husband Kyle have 3 sons, Luke, Levi, and Logan. Kyle works at a local hospital as a pharmacist manager. Heather and her husband Daniel have a small herd of Fleckvieh influenced Simangus cattle. Daniel is a firefighter and Heather works as an RN in a cardiovascular intensive care unit. Blake and his wife Brittany along with their daughter Emma are managing their small group of cows within the Black Rock herd. 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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