Dallas Farms
Box 89 • Bowden, Alberta • T0M 0K0

Charles Dallas
403/ 227-2610
 
Brad & Kathy Dallas
403/ 224-2162


 

   
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Welcome to Dallas Farms
Last Update: March 8, 2007

Dallas Farms promotes their Herefords by shows, field days, and advertising them in the Canadian Hereford Digest and Hereford Today. For two out of three years, Dallas Farms has had Division Champion Bulls or sons sired their bulls at the Denver Stock Show.

Kathy and Brad run 200 cows, 120 purebred Hereford and 80 commercial, bred to home-grown registered Hereford bulls. Recently, they have added a new insulated and heated barn, half for machinery storage and half for maternity pens, not a luxury, but a necessity for our early calving season and often unrelenting Alberta winters. With Kathy’s help and enthusiasm, and Brad’s knowledgeable background, the Dallas family has realized a strong market for their Hereford cattle.

Since 1991, along with guest consignors, they have either hosted their own production sales or held joint production sales with the Bar-N Ranch or Little Red Deer Herefords. They sell bulls at the Calgary Bull Sale each March, twice winning Grand Champion Bull honors and twice having the high selling bull. As well, in the past they were annual supporters of the Alberta Hereford Test Centre and the Central Alberta Hereford Club sales.

Cattle Sales   Urban to Rural

Calgary Bull Sale
March 7 & 8 2007


BCD 8N COMANCHE LAD 663S named Reserve Bull Calf Champion.

 

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by Doreen Flewelling
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Hereford Breeding Program
Currently, Dallas Farms is running a herd of 130 purebred herefords and 70 commercial brood cows. They also have 20 quarters of farm land along with custom seeding, silaging, and harvesting operations.

Kathy and Brad believe in purchasing strong genetics to continue improving their herd quality, and the quality of females is exceptional. In 2000, a purchase a one-half interest in Brittany 40K as a heifer calf from Matejka Herefords has definitely been a good investment for Dallas Farms. 40K is an important donor female in the embryo transfer program as well as having several natural calves of her own. A natural heifer calf was named Reserve Grand Champion Female at the Alberta Junior Hereford Show. Brittany, herself, has been one of the few females to be named Grand Champion Female at the Edmonton Farmfair Show three years running, 2001, 2002, and 2003, as well as Grand Champion Female at Canadian Western Agribition in 2002 and Senior Champion Female in 2003.

The Dallas family appreciates the importance of marketing their product to both the seedstock and commercial industry. They advertise regularly in breed magazines as well as take their product to the clients. They have shown their cattle extensively throughout North America and have realized numerous champions including Grand Champion Female seven times and Grand Champion Bull twice at the Calgary Stampede. They use AI and embryo transfer to keep top genetics in their herd, as well as attend and participate in sales and breed events. They have sold cattle, semen and embryos to a worldwide market, as far away as Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, and they are continually watching for new out cross genetics to upgrade their herd. The Central Alberta Hereford Club has paid tribute to Kathy and Brad by naming them “Breeder of the Year” twice, most recently in 2002, and in 2003 they were nominated for the “Central Alberta Farm Family” award.

Aerial view of Dallas Farms
 
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