K Bar Livestock

Domestic Livestock for Biomedical Research & Teaching


K Bar Ranch has been engaged in whole animal cardiopulmonary research and teaching for 37 years. In addition, we have been involved with ranching and livestock husbandry since the 1940s. 

As an active researcher we were constantly frustrated with poor quality animals, erratic vendors and exorbitant prices. Finally, out of desperation we began supplying our own lab with animals from our ranch. Our colleagues began asking that we bring them animals as well. As word of our success spread, we found ourselves spending so much time securing top quality animals that our own research began to suffer…..


For the past 37 years, our family ranching business has been devoted exclusively to procuring and delivering the FINEST ANIMALS AVAILABLE to research and teaching facilities across the United States.

Because of our 37 years on your side of the table, we approach each order from the points of view of both the investigator and the vendor, we can consistently deliver a quality animal model, carefully chosen to fit the needs of the protocol at competitive prices.

K Bar Livestock is a woman owned, family operated small businessproviding domestic livestock for biomedical research and teaching. The animals we deliver are never culls, random source or just what we happened to have on hand. Rather, they are the very best animals the state's finest breeders can produce, carefully chosen to fit the needs of the protocol.

With K BAR animals, you won't be paying per diem charges while trying to get your animals cleaned up, free of a parasite load or over a shipping induced pneumonia. And, you won't have to throw out your data after discovering unwelcome surprises at necropsy.

We strive to be more than just the guys that deliver the animals. Whenever there is a problem or a question about the animal model, we do whatever it takes to solve the problem, answer the question and keep your protocols running smoothly, thus freeing up your people to channel their energies into creative research.