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WA Rancher Spotlight: Bar R Cattle Company | The Reeves Family

Learn about this mutli-generational family cattle ranch.


Jerry and Heidi Reeves started converting their small commercial cattle herd into a Wagyu herd in 1990. Over the past three decades have been dedicated to advancing the American Wagyu breed. Bar R Cattle Company registered their first percentage Wagyu heifer in 1990 and maintains membership number 20 in the American Wagyu Association; the oldest continually active member in the Association. BR2 Wagyu Genetics LLC. is a 100% family owned and operated company established in 2004 from a partnership between two ranches: Bar R Cattle Company and Blue Rock Cattle Company, both from the state of Washington. Blue Rock Cattle Company sold their interest in BR2 Wagyu Genetics to Bar R Cattle Company. BR2 Wagyu Genetics LLC. is the marketing arm for semen and embryos produced by Bar R Cattle Company. Located in the Palouse region of Eastern Washington, they winter cattle on family land in the breaks of the Snake River and lease land in the Idaho Mountains for summer pasture. We grow and produce our own alfalfa hay during the summer in order to feed our cattle through the winter. Learn more: https://www.barrwagyu.com/

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