My name is Larry Rast, and I am a second generation cattleman. I operate a Purebred Simmental breeding herd on the flats in the Creston valley. We sell top quality breeding bulls and produce top quality hay that we sell throughout the Kootenays.
My wife Charlene owns and operates a business called The Pickle Patch, where she pickle’s fresh vegetables that we grow on our farm or purchase locally and markets the pickles all around the Kootenay and Okanagan regions.
We have both been in the farming business for over 25 years. We have three teenage boys that pitch in with all the chores that we have, trying to raise up the next generation farmers.
Here at Big Rock Simmentals, we strive to breed functional deep-bodied bulls that calve easily and give you those solid patterned heavy-muscled steers in the fall. We also focus on keeping the maternal traits high, for those heavy-milking females you’ll keep in your herd for years to come.