M Bar Shorthorns

Troy Sommer Faye & Clayton Smith


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Holy Videos Batman!!!

Posted by mbarshorthorns on November 30, 2010 at 12:23 PM Comments comments (3)

We finally got the photos and videos taken of the Denver cattle.  Thank you to Audry Hambright and Dustin Nattier for all your help over the weekend.


I've been totally obsessed with getting the production put together.  I may have found a new calling.  The calves look pretty good and so far we are ahead of where we usually are at this time of year.  If only I can make it through Denver without having a nervous breakdown.   Troy informed me that...

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Spring Time (by Troy)

Posted by mbarshorthorns on April 29, 2010 at 5:18 PM Comments comments (0)

Spring is upon us here at M-Bar and we are really glad that winter is over. 2009-2010 winter had to be one of the wettest, coldest winters we have witnessed here on the plains in recent years. Just last week, we were able to wash off tons of mud from the tractors, and pickups due to slogging around for the last 6 months. Enough of that, we are ready for warm, dry weather.

Our calf crop this year is unbelievable! Our herd sire, M-Bar Castlerock 722T went far and above our expectations. T...

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BRR it's cold!

Posted by mbarshorthorns on October 11, 2009 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (5)

October is too early for this... I feel like we are back in Indiana!


Faye had a great KJLS as her K-Kim heifer was Champion Shorthorn heifer.  The grand drive was tough, but she did a great job.  I hope to post a picture as soon as we get it.



It's been a crazy summer!

Posted by mbarshorthorns on September 24, 2009 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Troy had a blog entry ready for me way back in the summer that didn't make it to the top of the "to do" pile... I've got to teach him how to do this!


Upon my return from California in May we started full blast to get ready for Jr. Nationals.  Faye took her first calf heifer with an angus cross calf at side and two heifers.  The Cow/Calf pair won as you can see below and she took first place in the speech contest and salesmanship.  Her little heifer was 4th in...

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NWSS 2009

Posted by mbarshorthorns on January 23, 2009 at 12:02 PM Comments comments (1)

We are home and things are getting back to normal.  We had a great show as you can see from the pictures of "Fathead".  There has been a lot of interest in our program which is why we go in the first place. 


Wednesday we had our first calf of the season, a little shaver of 75 pounds.  She is out of a 2nd calver and the rest of them are not too far behind.  (calving interval of 11 months and 8 days!)  It is really nice to go out and find health...

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State Fair

Posted by mbarshorthorns on September 17, 2008 at 10:27 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, it rained and rained and rained some more.  Our rain guage only goes to 6 inches, but one of the neighbors said we received close to 8 inches.  It really doesn't matter, it's wet! 

The Kansas State Fair was last week and M Bar made a good showing.  We took the 6049 bull and a bull calf.  The calf, "M Bar Castlerock 722T" was reserve champion bull behind TM Gus and we won the pair of bulls.  (now he gets his own tab on the web site 

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Jr Nationals!!!

Posted by mbarshorthorns on July 15, 2008 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Whew, it's over!!!  The show was a success from two standpoints.  The general consensus was that it was a good show (don't ask the guy who had his trailer stolen... but that's a whole story in itself).  Faye had a super show. 

Faye was high point individual.  1st with her poster, 2nd with her speech, 2nd in team sales with Taylor Bacon and made the finals in team fitting with Cale Hinrichsen and Eva Hinrichsen.  Poor dear is going to have a tough time ke...

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Spring is finally here!

Posted by mbarshorthorns on March 25, 2008 at 8:34 AM Comments comments (0)

Spring is finally showing it?s face and all of us here at M-Bar are exited to see some warmer/dryer weather.  This is not a typical statement from folks who live on the plains, but we have had a very cold and wet winter.  Our cow herd maintained body condition on hay and millet stocks, and we have just recently started supplementing our cows.

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Just Waiting

Posted by mbarshorthorns on January 29, 2008 at 12:49 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello to all-

We are just waiting for the heifers to start calving.  The first Hank heifer calved last week to Gold Card.  The rest of them are out waiting for me to leave.  The weather has changed and they all look like they could go at any time.


Summer/ Fall update

Posted by mbarshorthorns on October 5, 2007 at 3:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Well folks, it?s been all summer and some of the fall, and finally, I get a chance to sit down and type for a while.


The family spent most of the summer busy.  Here is a brief (not really) synopsis of our year s...

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