Beef magazine recently released their Seedstock 100, listing the biggest seedstock producers in the beef industry by number of bulls marketed in 2018.

A lot of great seedstock operations in our part of the country. 33 of those top 100 operations are located in Northern Ag Network Country. With 18 in Montana, 9 in South Dakota, 4 in Wyoming and 2 in North Dakota.

 

These operations marketed over 56,000 bulls in 2018, down just slightly from last year but over 25% more than just 5 years ago.

The top 100 operations marketed 32 different breeds and composites last year, although the majority focused on 6 breeds. 72% of the operations offered Angus cattle down slightly, 23%red angus actually see more red angus, 14%Hereford, 13% sim-angus, 11% Charolias and 8% Simmental.

 

Below are the 20 largest seedstock operations. To see the complete list and beef magazine’s analysis visit www.beefmagazine.com/seedstock2019

2019 Rank Name Operation Number of Bulls Sold City State

1

Jorgensen Land & Cattle

3700

Ideal

SD

2

Gardiner Angus Ranch

2650

Ashland

KS

3

Express Ranches

2426

Yukon

OK

4

Leachman of Colorado

2000

Fort Collins

CO

5

44 Farms

1875

Cameron

TX

6

Sutphin Cattle Company

1200

Lamar

CO

7

Connealy Angus

1020

Whitman

NE

8

Lone Creek Cattle

1000

Lincoln

NE

9

Ludvigson Stock Farms

980

Billings

MT

10

DeBruycker Charolais

950

Dutton

MT

11

Pharo Cattle Company

950

Cheyenne Wells

CO

12

Seedstock Plus

935

St. Catharine

MO

13

Thomas Angus Ranch

900

Baker City

OR

14

Vermilion Ranch

850

Billings

MT

15

R A Brown Ranch

849

Throckmorton

TX

16

Eaton Charolais

800

Lindsay

MT

17

Diamond Peak Cattle Complany

750

Craig

CO

18

Genetrust

750

Lamar

MO

19

Powerline Genetics

650

McCook

NE

20

Shaw Cattle Company

650

Caldwell

ID

 

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