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 2019 Fall calving season is here! Each day we are welcoming new calves off of our top herd bulls and leading A.I. sires.
Our fall 2018 bulls and heifers are weaned and have moved out to pasture. They performed very well both on paper and in the weaning pens. We still have a very good group of coming 2 year old bulls from the fall 2017 calf crop.
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.
We will be selling 25 commercial weaned heifers and Six of our top 14 month old bulls (F46, F47, F57, F66, F102, F104) on November 9th at 1 pm at the South Alabama Stockyard in Brundidge, AL. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates
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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