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2019 Seedstock 100

There’s been a subtle shift in seedstock operations.

Sift through this year’s BEEF Seedstock 100 (S100) and you’ll find much that you likely expect, given the long biologic cycle of a cow and the fact that breeding decisions for bulls offered last year were made a couple of years earlier.

The number of bulls offered by S100 producers last year is almost identical to the previous year. Those operations marketed 56,091 bulls, just 382 fewer than the previous year. They offered between 240 and 3,700 bulls, also about the same as last year.

Keep in mind that the number of bulls marketed the previous couple of years increased significantly, in tandem with rapid national cow herd expansion.

Barring deep and widespread drought, there is currently nothing to suggest economic incentive for significant national beef cow herd contraction from the cyclical plateau it seems to be approaching. The number of bulls offered by S100 producers suggests the seedstock sector also could be positioned for a soft cyclical landing.

The relative concentration of S100 producers and their geography also remains similar year over year.

  • Just five S100 operations marketed 1,500 or more bulls, representing 12,651 bulls, or 22.5% of all bulls marketed by S100 operations. This is almost identical to last year.
  • There are eight operations that marketed 1,000 or more bulls last year, between 1,000 and 3,700 bulls. Those eight operations accounted for 15,871 bulls marketed, or 28% of all bulls marketed by S100 operations, almost identical to the previous year.
  • As for geography, 41% of the bulls came from S100 producers in three states: Montana (15.73%), Nebraska (12.81%) and South Dakota (12.43%). Throw in Kansas (9.69%), Colorado (8.85%) and Oklahoma (8.46%), and S100 producers in six states account for 68% of the bulls on the list.
  • S100 operations marketed 32 different breeds and composites. But only a handful of those were offered by a significant number of S100 operations: Angus (72%); Red Angus (23%); Hereford (14%); Sim-Angus (13%); Charolais (11%); Simmental (8%); Balancer (6%); Gelbvieh (5.0%); Limousin (4%); and Brangus (3%). Among those, Red Angus and Balancer were offered by more S100 operations year over year.

BEEF’s Seedstock 100 list is based on the number of bulls marketed during the last calendar year, as reported by seedstock operations to BEEF.

As such, the BEEF Seedstock 100 list makes no claim to be representative of the seedstock industry as a whole. Neither is it intended to be a proxy of quality and ability.

RELATED RESOURCES: Find the 2019 Seedstock 100 operations on the map

Inclusion on the S100 list speaks to a host of supplier attributes associated with the commitment and ability to market so many bulls year after year, such as customer trust and satisfaction, industry knowledge and adaptability.

With that said, the S100 list represents a small percentage of the overall number of beef cattle seedstock suppliers in the U.S.

Obviously, you can find seedstock providers offering far fewer than 240 bulls each year who market top-end quality, backed by top-drawer service. A list of those operations is available in the Seedstock Directory on the BEEF website. 

Operation Name First Name Address City Sale Type

Jorgensen Land &amp; Cattle

Greg; Cody; Bryan; Nick

31250 265th Street

Ideal

Auction; Private Treaty

Gardiner Angus Ranch

Henry C. Gardiner Family

1136 County Road Y

Ashland

Auction; Private Treaty

Express Ranches

Robert

2202 N 11th Street

Yukon

Auction; Private Treaty

Leachman of Colorado

Lee

2056 West County Road 70

Fort Collins

Auction (10); Video; Private Treaty

44 FARMS

Bob

1945 County Road 227

Cameron

Auction; Private Treaty

Sutphin Cattle Company

John

8825 US Highway 50

Lamar

Auction

Connealy Angus

Jerry; Jed & Gabriel

P.O. Box 96

Whitman

Auction

Lone Creek Cattle

100 West Grand Dr.

Lincoln

Lease

Ludvigson Stock Farms

Ryan

3275 Gregory Drive West

Billings

Auction; Private Treaty

DeBruycker Charolais

Lloyd

1690 6th Lane NE

Dutton

Auction; Private Treaty

Pharo Cattle Company

Kit

44017 County Road Z

Cheyenne Wells

Cowboy Auction

Seedstock Plus

John

18864 Kepler Drive

St. Catharine

Auction; Private Treaty

Thomas Angus Ranch

Rob

42734 Old Trail Road

Baker City

Auction; Private Treaty; Contract

Vermilion Ranch

Bob

P.O. Box 30758

Billings

Auction

R A Brown Ranch

Donnell

204 Brown Ranch Road

Throckmorton

Auction; Private Treaty

Eaton Charolais

Lee

103 ETN Loop

Lindsay

Private Treaty

Diamond Peak Cattle Company

John

351 School Street #1

Craig

Auction; Private Treaty; Lease

Genetrust

Cody

P.O. Box 425

Lamar

Auction; Private Treaty

Powerline Genetics

JD

801 West C St. Suite 1

McCook

Auction; Private Treaty; Full-Service Breeding Programs

Shaw Cattle Company

Greg

22993 Howe Road

Caldwell

Auction; Private Treaty

Stevenson Angus

Keith; Darrell; Bob and Jake

P.O. Box 170

Hobson

Auction

Stevensons Diamond Dot

Clint

P.O. Box 178

Hobson

Auction; Private Treaty

McCabe Genetics

Randy

6075C County Road 1950

Elk City

Auction; Private Treaty

Fink Beef Genetics

Galen

15523 Tuttle Creek

Randolph

Auction; Private Treaty; Contract

Langford Herefords &amp; Hybrids

Watson

6815 North 317 Road

Okmulgee

Private Treaty

5L Ranch

Larry

97 Duncan District Road

Sheridan

Auction; PrIvate Treaty

Bieber Red Angus Ranch

Craig & Peggy

11450 353rd Avenue

Leola

Auction; Private Treaty

Hoffman Ranch

Denny

39575 East Antelope Valley Road

Thedford

Auction; Private Treaty

Nichols Farms

Dave

2188 Clay Avenue

Bridgewater

Private Treaty

Wulf Cattle/Riverview LLP

Jerry

26406 470th Avenue

Morris

Auction; Private Treaty

Riverbend Ranch

Frank

2880 N 55 W

Idaho Falls

Auction; Private Treaty

Mead Farms

Alan

21658 Quarry Lane

Barnett

Auction

BB Cattle Company

Bill

P.O. Box 36

Connell

Auction; Private Treaty

Buford Ranches

Mike

427908 East Highway 10

Vinita

Private Treaty

Deer Valley Farm

Fred

11 Fred Clark Lane

Fayetteville

Auction; Private Treaty

Schaff Angus Valley

Kelly

6110 County Road 81

Saint Anthony

Auction

Schiefelbein Farms

Don

74208 360th Street

Kimball

Auction; Private Treaty

KG Ranch

Greg

110 KG Ranch Road

Three Forks

Auction; Private Treaty

Chain Ranch

Newley

23809 State Highway 51

Canton

Auction; Private Treaty

Edgar Brothers

Edgar Brothers

36683 167th Street

Rockham

Auction

Krebs Ranch

Eldon

1760 690th Road

Gordon

Auction; Private Treaty

Sitz Angus

Bob

P.O. Box 129

Harrison

Auction

Yon Family Farms

Kevin

P.O. Box 737

Ridge Spring

Auction

Schurrtop Ranch

John

40842 Farnam Road

Farnam

Auction; Private Treaty

Blair Brothers

Rich

19599 Bear Butte Road

Vale

Private Treaty

Lucky 7 Angus Cowboy Bulls

Jim

P.O. Box 1445

Riverton

Auction

HeartBrand Beef

Jordan

732 Jeff Davis Ranch Road

Harwood

Private Treaty

Circle A Angus Ranch

Dave

41 Highway K

Iberia

Auction

Griswold Cattle

John

5922 South Bush Creek

Stillwater

Auction

Knollcrest Farm

Paul

17659 Red House Road

Red House

Auction; Private Treaty

Salacoa Valley Farms; Seedstock Division; Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. 

P.O. Box 185

Fairmount

Auction

Upstream Ranch

Brent

45060 Upstream Road

Taylor

Auction, Private Treaty

Cross Diamond Cattle Company

Scott & Kim

72862 C Road

Bertrand

Auction; Private Treaty

Flying H Genetics

Dick

42041 Drive 728

Arapahoe

Auction; Private Treaty

Baldridge Bros

Jud & Denise Baldridge; Jeff Baldridge

5329 Rodeo Road

North Platte

Auction; Private Treaty

TK Angus

Tim

40204 US Highway 20

Wood Lake

Auction; Private Treaty

Adams Ranch

Mike

26003 Orange Avenue

Fort Pierce

Auction

Eagle Pass Ranch

The Munger Family

34261 200th Street

Highmore

Auction; Private Treaty

Beckton Red Angus

Cam

37 Beckton Dr

Sheridan

Auction

Evans Farms

Bill

112 Beach Drive

Stephenville

Auction

Jamison Herefords

Gordon

2271 County Road 74

Quinter

Auction; Private Treaty

King Herefords

Bill

P.O. Box 2670

Moriarty

Private Treaty

Thomas Ranch

Troy & VeaBea

18475 Capri Place

Harrold

Auction; Private Treaty

Black Water Cattle Company

Mike

2429 Frank Culpepper Road

Lake Park

Auction; Private Treaty

Lorenzen Ranches

Larry

22575 Skyview Lane

Bend

Auction

Ohlde Cattle Company

Tim

1362 2nd Road

Palmer

Three Forks Ranch

Mark

6959 Hwy. 251A

Fort Gibson

Auction

Green Mountain Angus Ranch

Tim

35 Green Mountain Drive

Ryegate

Auction; Private Treaty

J.D. Hudgins

Bob

P.O. Box 145

Hungerford

Private Treaty

Judd Ranch Inc.

Dave

423 Highway K-68

Pomona

Auction

Felton Angus Ranch

Jim

2 Felton Lane

Springdale

Auction; Private Treaty

Cedar Top Ranch

Scott

212 Starr Drive

Stapleton

Auction; Private Treaty

Ellingson Angus LLC

Chad

1905 County Road 81

St. Anthony

Auction

Pieper Red Angus

Mark

3779 550th Rd.

Hay Spring

Auction

Sydenstricker

Eddie

P.O. Box 280

Mexico

Auction; Private Treaty

Harms Plainview Ranch

Mark & Kim

2528 250th Street

Lincolnville

Private Treaty

Redland Angus

Kendrick

P.O. Box 167

Worland

Auction

Byergo Angus

Marc

8850 Co Rd 58

Savannah

Auction, Private Treaty

Gill Red Angus

Bryan

13138 256th Avenue

Timber Lake

Auction; Private Treaty

Hinkle's Prime Cut A

Kenny

14103 East Summers Rd

Nevada

Auction

Running Creek Ranch Company

Joe

45400 County Road 21

Elizabeth

Private Treaty

Pine Coulee

Jim

P.O. Box 772

Absarokee

Auction; Private Treaty

Reyes/Russell

Juan

98 Olson Road

Wheatland

Auction; Private Treaty

Colyer Hereford &amp; Angus

Guy

31058 Colyer Road

Bruneau

Auction

Raven Angus

Rod; RJ and Reed

32554 287th Street

Colome

Auction

Lindskov Thiel Ranch

Brent

P.O. Box 37

Isabel

Auction

Arntzen Angus Ranch

Keith

577 Arntzen Lane

Hilger

Auction

Magness Land &amp; Cattle

Gary

12284 Weld County Road 24 1/2

Ft. Lupton

Auction; Private Treaty

Gateway Simmental and Lucky Cross

Jim

2109 Joyland Road

Lewistown

Auction

Poss Angus

Danny

48981 801st Road

Scotia

Auction

TC Ranch

Dru

1524 G Road

Franklin

Auction, Private Treaty

Gartner Denowh Angus Ranch

Mick

34750 County Road 127

Sidney

Auction; Private Treaty

Cow Camp Ranch

Brunner Family

3553 Upland Road

Lost Springs

Auction; Private Treaty

Flying U Angus Ranch

Mike

10881 S W Powell Butte Highway

Powell Butte

Private Treaty

Hinman Angus

Dave

P.O. Box 220

Malta

Auction

T Beef

Will

P.O. Box 412

White Sulphur Springs

Private Treaty

Tanner Farms

Gary

268 Field Road

Shuqualak

Private Treaty, Auction

WMR Angus

David and Erin

129 Ridder Lane

Whitehall

Auction; Private Treaty

Vintage Angus Ranch

Doug

2702 Scenic Blvd

Modesto

Auction

CK Cattle

Chuck Maderis Family

232 Cruise Rd

Hope Hull

Auction, Private Treaty

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