BEEF Magazine has released their 7th annual Seedstock 100, a listing of the 100 largest seedstock operations in the U.S. measured by the number of bulls sold in 2020.
The 100 operations sold 56,275 bulls last year, 116 more than in 2019. Of course Angus remains the top breed featured in the list, but it does appear that there is more Red Angus and SimAngus influence than there was 5 years ago.
While the 100 ranches literally stretch from coast to coast, a large chunk are located right here in Northern Ag Network country. A total of 34 seedstock operations in our 4 state region with 16 located in Montana, 11 in South Dakota, 4 in Wyoming and 3 in North Dakota.
The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, higher feed costs and the effects of long-term drought may have an effect on bull prices in 2021. But in the early part of the sale season, prices have remained strong. As always, cattlemen appear optimistic about the future of the beef industry.
Below are the top 20 operations of Beef Magazine’s Seedstock 100. To see the complete list, head over to Beef Magazine.
|1||Jorgensen Land & Cattle||Ideal||SD||4128|
|2||Gardiner Angus Ranch||Ashland||KS||2600|
|3||Leachman of Colorado||Fort Collins||CO||2469|
|6||Lone Creek Cattle||Lincoln||NE||1425|
|7||Sutphin Cattle Company||Lamar||CO||1200|
|8||Pharo Cattle Company||Cheyenne Wells||CO||1050|
|12||Ludvigson Stock Farms||Billings||MT||920|
|14||R A Brown Ranch||Throckmorton||TX||850|
|16||Diamond Peak Cattle Company||Craig||CO||810|
|17||Seedstock Plus||St. Catharine||MO||800|
|18||Thomas Angus Ranch||Baker City||OR||720|
|19||Shaw Cattle Company||Caldwell||ID||665|
|20||Fink Beef Genetics||Randolph||KS||650|