Bob and Judy Prosser of Bar T Bar Ranches, Winslow, Arizona, were honored as the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Breeder of the Year for 2017 during the awards banquet held at the 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention in Wichita, Kansas.
Bob Prosser was present at the AGA awards banquet to accept the award. John Burbank of Seedstock Plus, St. Catharine, Missouri, presented Prosser with the award.
Bob and Judy Prosser own and operate Bar T Bar Ranches which covers 326,200 acres of private, state and U.S. Forest Service lands between Winslow and Happy Jack, Arizona. The operation consists of about 400 registered Balancer®, Gelbvieh, and Angus females, 1,200 commercial cows and 800 replacement females. Bar T Bar Ranch sells around 200 bulls every April in their annual bull sale. All bulls are DNA tested and proven feed efficient. Bar T Bar utilizes individual feed efficiency testing with their on-the-ranch GrowSafe unit.
Bob and Judy are committed to raising quality seedstock and quality beef for the consumer and they are dedicated to being stewards of the land. In 1993 the Diablo Trust was formed by the Prosser family and the Metzger family of Flying M Ranch to create a collaborative process for developing ideas to help protect open spaces and healthy habitats. The Arizona Section Society of Range Management awarded Bob and Judy the 2016 Range Managers of the Year.
Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc. has been a member of the American Gelbvieh Association since 1984. Bob Prosser is a former AGA Board Member and is an active member of AGA committees, including the breed improvement committee. Bob Prosser was also awarded the 2017 Cattleman of the Year award by the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association.