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Bar H History

We started in 1971 with a Bos Indicus herd then adding Angus and Murry Grey Bulls prepared us for the best foundation to introduce Wagyu. With minimal genetic options in a tight poole, AI was the only way to source the best genetics. Bar H introduced Artificial Inseminating practices for the first 12 years, then began breeding an entire Wagyu herd in 1996. Bar H took their sound knowledge of cell grazing practice which was implemented in 1992 together with their vast knowledge of the breed and incorporated both genetic and environmental land management at River Lea which has resulted in an elite breeding status. Only sires with sound confirmation fertility, proven growth and high carcass data are used in the herd.


GA and SJ Hornery established “DERRANDLOC”

1971 – 1981
Percy and Sandra Hornery began breeding a Brahman Commercial Herd

2 X Black and 2 X Red Wagyu Bulls were exported from Japan to USA for the first time

1981 – 1985
The family now resided at “Stockyard”

1981 – 1990
Moved to “Jimarndy” in 1985

Genetic base widened in USA as semen from the a 5th bull was brought to Canada

Bar H Founded. Semen sourced from Japanese bloodlines

Intensive AI/ET programme commenced with genetics sourced from USA and crossed over with Boss Indicus Dams

3 X Black Wagyu females and 2 X bulls were imported to America from Japan

1989 – 2011
“Horse Creek” at 12,500 acres became home in 1989

1990 – 2004
Implemented RCS practices and adapted a Full Cell Grazing practice at Horse Creek

1993 – 1996
Marketing our own Bar H Beef paddock to plate

22 Full blood Cows were purchased from David Blackmore and Bar H became a Full Wagyu based herd

Bar H produced their first Wagyu Bulls

Leased “Terang” a property of 61,000 acres

NLIS and DNA recording introduced

2004 – 2011
Bar H supplying Wagyu feeder cattle to AA Co

Family purchased “River Lea” 20,000 acres property

Bar H supplying Wagyu feeder cattle to Rangers Valley

Expanded with another intensive AI/ET programme

Built new powered, undercover concrete yards at River Lea with sprinkler system

Bar H purchased top priced full blood Bull and Heifer at Australia’s first International Bull Sale

New Bar H Office Complex, Stables and selling Ring completed

“River Lea” was part of the first International Property tour and Wagyu Congress in conjunction with Beef Week

Bar H Grazing won Central Highlands Business Awards for Rural Operations and Services

Bar H Grazing first annual Bull Sale was held. All 120 lots sold, top price bull (1416) sold for $22,500 & top selling females unjoined heifer (1656) $14,000 and joined heifer (1637) $14,000.


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