Bar JZ Ranches


Life on the ranch

Grandpa Don needs help fixing the float on the tank in the east pasture.

No, the girls didn't fall in!


Distiller's grain arrived.

Cody, John (age 104) and Don. In October the Carhartt clothing company sent a crew to interview and photograph John. It was a time for our family to celebrate the amazing life John has lived.



It didn't rain very often the summer of 2017, so when it did, we pictured it! 


Don keeps the cattle fed year round.

If the cow is so docile she won't go in the chute, just tie her to a post
and artificially inseminate her there!

Semen testing day with the Northwest Vet crew.

Grandpa Don couldn't get anybody but Caroline to hold the tail!

2018 Family

Caroline and her Grandpa Don.

Four generations of Peg's family. Back: Cody, Ralph Zieger, Wesley.
Front: Caroline, Peg, Barb Zieger, Lydia.


Seth reading a tattoo.

John Zilverberg, the patriach of our family and
founder of the Bar JZ.

Uncle Kevin and Lydia. Kevin continues his doctoral studie
in Madrid, Spain.

Uncle Seth and Caroline sorting bulls.

Uncle Jerry Cotton is our sale day photographer.

Wesley is the dermatologist at Avera in Pierre.
Cody works for Dakota Lakes Research Farm and
also Texas A&M.

John and his daughter Karen Zilverberg Geditz.

Lydia likes to help Grandpa Peg quilt.

Merry Christmas! We are so very blessed.