Why A CK Sparrow Bull?

We are a family-owned and operated farm who have been in the beef business since 1960 and of those 47 years, 40 of them have been in the Charolais business! Years of meticulously kept performance records, cow families and very strict culling have provided us with one of the most uniform, performance driven, maternally prime cowherds you'll find anywhere! We are not ranchers, we are cattlemen.

When we look for herdsires, we like them good-footed, wide-based, hairy and rugged with a ton of guts. Our customers want the same. We investigate mothers, daughters and sisters of the herdsires that are walked at CK Sparrow Farms. Our cowherd is key to the consistent pen of bulls we sell year after year. Udder quality, fleshing ability, fertility and longevity is very, very important to us. Our kids work with us everyday thus making temperament very important to us. We want good mothers with "cow-sense". We don't "gather" cattle to build numbers. In fact, 95.5% of our herd carries the Sparrow prefix and of those, 87% have Sparrow breeding.

We have an intricate network of cow families that add consistency and predictability each and every calf crop. We don't breed to bulls just from looking at pictures in a magazine. With the exception of an extremely limited number of heifers who we need an outcross to AI to, if we don't own them, we don't breed to them!

We feed a gentle TMR (total mixed ration) consisting of silage, chopped straw and oats/barley mix using a mixer wagon. Who cares how we feed? You should! Feeding a TMR guarantees that every mouthful the animal takes is the same. TMR rationed cattle are generally more protected from digestive upsets and imbalances leading to liver damage and ulcers with consequences of hard-doing bulls and often sudden death.

We understand that March is not always the easiest time to escape the farm. If you are in a bind between calving, a hockey game or your wedding anniversary . . . not a problem. Let us know what you cows are about, your goals and your expectations and we'll do our best to send you a bull that will meet your needs. No one knows our bulls like we do. When we place a bull in your yard, you must be 100% satisfied with him or we won't be. If you are not, we load him up and take him home . . . no questions asked! Our bulls are available for inspection at anytime before the sale. If you happen to be passing through, come have a look before sale day, we'll be happy to show you. We're happy to offer free board after the sale (bulls must be insured) and free delivery within Saskatchewan (at shared cost outside Saskatchewan). We don't sell 200 "alright" bulls . . . we'll sell close to 50 of the most consistent set of hairy, rugged bulls you'll come across anywhere. Our bulls are for serious cattlemen! Be assured that when you come to buy a bull, you are getting first chance at all our bulls. No bulls are pre-sold. We do not sell bulls year-round! Most of our customers sell their calves at 10 – 12 months of age.

Why would you want a bull that needs eighteen months to two-years to get good enough to sell? Our bulls are fast maturing, stout bulls that will produce stout, fast maturing calves! Just ask Steve Harty, Bar Crossroads Ranch, winner of the Champion Pen of Feeder Steers and Heifers at Agribition for the last six years in a row!

Unless you live in a bubble, accidents happen. For this reason, we are pleased to offer our customers subsidized insurance on their purchases. An insurance representative will be on hand sale day to help you with your purchase. If you have a problem, question or concern, call us! We don't have call display and we don't screen our calls – we want to hear from you. We'll do what we can to help.

Sale day you can count on finding a warm, clean and comfortable sale barn and complimentary lunch. It's our pleasure to offer our hospitality to you. And finally . . . buy registered bulls! Whether you choose to buy from us or another breeder or even another breed, be certain to ask for your transferred paper. You don't peel the labels off soup cans when you put your groceries away so why would you breed cows with a bull that comes without history, data or information. It's your right as a consumer and our responsibility as seedstock producers.

A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale 2011

A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale 2012

A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale 2013

A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale 2014

A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale 2015

 

A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale 2016

 

A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale 2017

CK Sparrow Farms Bull Sale 2018