A new era for the ranch began in 2000, when the Bare family decided to sell K-Bar Ranches to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians. The Cow Creeks rapidly grew the operation, adding properties throughout the Umpqua Valley to K-Bar Ranches management. In 2013, the ranch expanded into the Rogue Valley with the purchase of the Rogue River Ranch near Central Point, Oregon.
The Cow Creeks’ commitment to environmental stewardship, sustainability, and humane animal treatment are evident in every aspect of K-Bar Ranches operations. K-Bar Ranches partners with various groups to protect our waterways, enhance stream health, and provide habitat for wildlife. We take a balanced approach to production, ensuring the health of the environment in which we all live, work, and play; while maintaining a profitable agricultural operation. Our animals are treated with the utmost care and respect, and our employees are trained in Beef Quality Assurance, a national program that offers proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.