A Culture of StewardshipAt Bar T Bar Ranch:
- We honor and learn from the past, while looking to the future through a common window, with a clear vision of our goals.
- We instill actions and behaviors that respect and reflect our shared beliefs.
- Reward will be achieved through the ethical care, management, and utilization of “People, Land, Livestock, Health, Wealth, and Property”.
- We Ride for the Brand, and are committed to take this working cattle ranch into the future.
Essential ObjectivesAt Bar T Bar Ranch:
- To increase profitability by increasing income, reducing operating costs, and improving efficiencies.
- To build trust with our co-workers and ownership through improved communication and shared information.
- To continually improve the quality of our products: Feeder cattle, commercial bred replacement heifers, registered bulls, and females, and beef for consumers.
- To improve our customer base and increase our percentage of repeat customers.
- To improve our safety record.
Bar T Bar Facts
The Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc., is owned and operated by Bob and Judy Prosser and their sons Spencer and Warren Prosser. An Arizona agribusiness since 1924, Judy Prosser represents the third generation of the Chilson family. Spencer and Warren are the 4th generation of cattlemen.
1,000 - 1,200 commercial cows, 800 replacement heifers
300 registered Balancer, Angus, Gelbvieh, and Southern Balancer cows
Bar T Bar owns 3V’s, 41, Cross, –T–. We use the Cross on the right hip of the registered cattle and bulls, and the –T– on the right side of our commercial cattle.
587 miles of fence
41 miles of buried pipeline
73 steel and concrete drinking tubs
47 miles of canals and ditches
286 earthen reservoirs and stock ponds
19 working corrals and shipping facilities
5 line camps
68 pastures, 3 cell-grazing systems with 34 paddocks
15 holding traps
The Bar T Bar owns rights to 1,000 acre-feet of surface water for irrigation, stock ponds, and flood control. This water is stored in Tremaine and Soldier Annex Lakes. We also have 22 deep wells (450–1,000 feet) and 3 shallow wells.
Northern: Primary grasses include blue grama, black grama, galleta, alkalai sacaton, needle and thread, Indian ricegrass, and vine mesquite; primary browse includes four-wing saltbush, shadscale, Bigelow sage, and Mormon tea.
Southern: Primary grasses include blue grama, black grama, squirreltail, sand dropseed, Indian ricegrass, and needle and thread; primary browse includes winterfat, Bigelow sage, four-wing saltbush, and Mormon tea.
Low elevation: Grasses include blue grama, western wheatgrass, crested wheatgrass, squirreltail, Junegrass, Indian ricegrass, and mutton grass; browses include cliff rose, winterfat, four-wing saltbush, mountain mahogany, and four o’clock.
High elevation: Grasses include Arizona fescue, western wheatgrass, mountain muhley, fringed brome grass, mutton grass, Kentucky bluegrass, intermediate wheatgrass, crested wheatgrass, orchard grass, Blue grama, Spike and Bull Muhly, Squirreltail, and black and pine dropseed; other forages include Gambel’s oak, yellow sweetclover, pea vine, cliffrose, sages, bur clover, and annual forbs.
The Bar T Bar covers about 300,000 acres of private, state, and Forest Service lands between Winslow and Happy Jack, Arizona. The northern portion of the ranch is bisected by Diablo Canyon, which forms the boundary with the Flying M Ranch, its partner in the Diablo Trust. The Bar T Bar’s primary headquarters is located in this northern, high-desert area, just 3 miles east of Meteor Crater (4½ miles south of I-40 off exit 233). The rest of the winter range is bounded by the Hopi Three Canyon Ranches and a buffalo ranch maintained by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Average annual precipitation here ranges from 6–7 inches.
Bar T Bar also owns the Black Rock Ranch, located 6 miles north of Joseph City. This scenic ranch encompasses about 50,000 acres of mixed-land ownership and provides a home for 150-300 cows year around.
High elevation: Grasses include Arizona fescue, Western Wheatgrass, Mountain muhley, fringed brome grass, mutton grass, Kentucky bluegrass, intermediate Wheatgrass, Crested wheatgrass, Orchard grass, Blue grama, Spike and Bull Muhly, Squirreltail, and black and pine dropseed; Other forages include Gambel’s Oak, yellow sweetclover, Pea Vine, Cliffrose, Sages, bur clover, and annual forbs.
The Diablo Trust: A collaborative, grass roots, land-management team
Diablo Burger: It’s all about local
Bar T Bar supplies beef to Diablo Burger, Arizona’s favorite gourmet burger joints located in the heart of both downtown Flagstaff and Tucson.
Diablo Beef: The Reason God Made Fire
Our local ground beef program derived from ranch raised cows and bulls. Flavor is rich and so is the history. Learn more about Diablo Beef at diablobeefaz.com.
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Country Natural Beef
Highest selection of HIGH RANKING BULLS in the Country. The entire bull offering averages:
• Top 15% for Marbling and Average Daily Gain
• Top 20% for Calving Ease Direct and Birth Weight
• Top 25% for Residual Feed Intake, Feedlot Profit Index, and Efficiency Profit Index
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