Beef magazine recently released it’s Seedstock 100, a listing of the biggest seedstock producers in the beef industry by number of bulls marketed in 2017.

We’re fortunate to have so many great seedstock operations in our part of the world. 35 of those top 100 operations are located in Northern Ag Network Country. With 17 in Montana, 12 in South Dakota, 4 in Wyoming and 2 in North Dakota.

Beef magazine estimates that these 100 operations supply 17-20{ff5548eb8b7551781742a29b9864cd1703b3791f37ac9790ae42b0c6a6bb7d63} of the bulls that breed the nation’s cowherd. These operations marketed over 56,000 bulls in 2017, 3.24{ff5548eb8b7551781742a29b9864cd1703b3791f37ac9790ae42b0c6a6bb7d63} more than last year and 27{ff5548eb8b7551781742a29b9864cd1703b3791f37ac9790ae42b0c6a6bb7d63} more than in 2014.

The top 100 operations marketed 32 different breeds and composites last year, although the majority focused on 6 breeds. 75{ff5548eb8b7551781742a29b9864cd1703b3791f37ac9790ae42b0c6a6bb7d63} of the operations offered Angus cattle, 20{ff5548eb8b7551781742a29b9864cd1703b3791f37ac9790ae42b0c6a6bb7d63} red angus, 16{ff5548eb8b7551781742a29b9864cd1703b3791f37ac9790ae42b0c6a6bb7d63} Hereford, 12{ff5548eb8b7551781742a29b9864cd1703b3791f37ac9790ae42b0c6a6bb7d63} Charolais and sim-angus and 7{ff5548eb8b7551781742a29b9864cd1703b3791f37ac9790ae42b0c6a6bb7d63} Simmental.

Below are the 20 largest seedstock operations. To see the complete list and beef magazine’s analysis beefmagazine.com/seedstock100

 

2018 Rank Name Operation Number of Bulls Sold City State

1

Jorgensen Land & Cattle

3986

Ideal

SD

2

Gardiner Angus Ranch

2650

Ashland

KS

3

Express Ranches

2350

Yukon

OK

4

44 FARMS

1925

Cameron

TX

5

Leachman of Colorado

1750

Fort Collins

CO

6

Powerline Genetics

1100

Arapahoe

NE

7

Sutphin Cattle Company

1050

Lamar

CO

8

Thomas Angus Ranch

1020

Baker City

OR

9

Lone Creek Cattle

1000

Lincoln

NE

10

Ludvigson Stock Farms

980

Billings

Mt

11

Connealy Angus

950

Whitman

NE

12

DeBruycker Charolais

950

Dutton

MT

13

Seedstock Plus

925

St. Catharine

MO

14

Sitz Angus

900

Harrison

MT

15

Pharo Cattle Company

880

Cheyenne Wells

CO

16

Vermilion Ranch

850

Billings

MT

17

R A Brown Ranch

827

Throckmorton

TX

18

Eaton Charolais

800

Lindsay

MT

19

Diamond Peak Cattle Company

750

Craig

CO

20

Genetrust

700

Concord

AR

 

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