The Southwest Bull Development Centre was first established in 1994 by a group of four eager
Red Angus Breeders from Southwestern Manitoba - hence the name Southwest
The bulls are fed a ration consisting of 47.5 % Oats, 2.5 % supplement, 50% hay. The cost to leave bulls at BFL is $3.00 per day at Batho Farms Ltd.,
located at Oak Lake, MB. The bulls are fed to gain 3 pounds a day and given an 8 acre paddock the entire
time they are being developed at the center.
The first three years the station consisted of Red Angus bulls. The Hereford bulls joined in 1997 and the
Black Angus followed in 2000. In 2001, the three breeders amalgamated to run under one executive.
The goal of the Southwest Bull Development Centre is to attempt to grow bulls out into better breeding
bulls, rather than fatten them to test solely for maximum gain.
President: Jeff Fraser (204) 686-2281
Secretary/Treasurer: Michelle Rimke (204) 855-2534
Albert & Michelle Rimke (204) 855-2534
Ron Batho (204) 855-2404
Jeff Fraser (204) 686-2281
George McNeely (306) 538-4336
James Meekes (204) 252-3136
Ian Robson (204) 858-2479
Nancy Howatt (204) 242-2550
Center Managers: Ron Batho & Albert Rimke