This is a common question!
You have no idea how many times we are asked WHY we are M BAR when our name is Smith. Funny you should ask!
Troy's Grandfather (Floyd Miller) actually registered the brand here in Kansas. Troy's uncle used the brand on his feeder calves for a short time and somewhere along the way, we "inherited" the brand itself. There was born M BAR SHORTHORNS. (Miller- M BAR)
Sommer's Grandfather actually raised Shorthorn cattle in the 30's and the herd was dispursed upon his untimely death.