2021 Top 100 Seedstock Operations


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.




Operation City State Bulls


1 Jorgensen Land & Cattle Ideal SD 4128
2 Gardiner Angus Ranch Ashland KS 2600
3 Leachman of Colorado Fort Collins CO 2469
4 Express Ranches Yukon OK 2342
5 44 FARMS Cameron TX 1650
6 Lone Creek Cattle Lincoln NE 1425
7 Sutphin Cattle Company Lamar CO 1200
8 Pharo Cattle Company Cheyenne Wells CO 1050
9 Connealy Angus Whitman NE 1025
10 Sitz Angus Harrison MT 1000
11 DeBruycker Charolais Dutton MT 950
12 Ludvigson Stock Farms Billings MT 920
13 Vermilion Ranch Billings MT 850
14 R A Brown Ranch Throckmorton TX 850
15 Eaton Charolais Lindsay MT 825
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



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