Where are the largest seedstock ranches in the nation located? More than a third of them are right here in Northern Ag Network country.

Beef magazine recently released the annual listing of the biggest seedstock operations in the industry.  The Seedstock 100 ranks the operations by number of bulls sold in 2019.

Quite a few familiar names on that list and 35 of the ranches are located in states served by Northern Ag Network. 17 are located in Montana, 10 in South Dakota, 5 in Wyoming and 3 in North Dakota.

These 100 operations marketed more than 56,000 bulls last year, actually pretty close to the same level as in 2018. Of course, angus continues to be the most commonly offered breed. Still a lot of other breeds represented with the most common being red angus, hereford, sim-angus, charolais and simmental.

Below are the 20 largest seedstock operations. To view the complete list, head over to Beef Magazine.

 

2020

Rank

Operation

City State

Bulls

Sold

1 Jorgensen Land & Cattle Ideal SD 3901
2 Gardiner Angus Ranch Ashland KS 2600
3 Express Ranches Yukon OK 2515
4 Leachman of Colorado Fort Collins CO 2100
5 44 FARMS Cameron TX 1650
6 Lone Creek Cattle Lincoln NE 1300
7 Sutphin Cattle Company Lamar CO 1200
8 Pharo Cattle Company Cheyenne Wells CO 1040
9 Connealy Angus Whitman NE 1020
10 Ludvigson Stock Farms Billings Mt 960
11 DeBruycker Charolais Dutton MT 950
12 Sitz Angus Harrison MT 900
13 Vermilion Ranch Billings MT 850
14 Eaton Charolais Lindsay MT 825
15 R A Brown Ranch Throckmorton TX 822
16 Seedstock Plus St. Catharine MO 785
17 Thomas Angus Ranch Baker City OR 700
18 Diamond Peak Cattle Company Craig CO 700
19 Genetrust Lamar MO 700
20 Shaw Cattle Company Caldwell ID 665

 

 

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