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Locally Sourced Purebred Black & Red Angus Cattle, MN Family Farms

  • Schoenfelder Farms
  • Reichmann Land & Cattle Co.
  • Gary & Parker Yost
  • David Wiebke Feedlot
  • Nelson Family Farms
  • Robert Hendrickson
  • David Jennings
  • Ibberson Livestock
  • Dallas Knoblock
  • Jared Schaefer
  • Paul Schaefer
  • Mark Schaefer
  • Jim Kellogg
  • Gary Giese
  • Zumbro Cattle Co.
  • Jeremy Beek
  • Roy & Buck Gross
  • Adam Thompson
  • Klein Farms
  • Keith Tieskotter
  • Tom Bryan
  • Lonesome Dove Cattle Company
  • Bissen Farms Inc.
  • Randy Jax
  • Paul Graff
  • Wallace Danielson
  • Jared Wenger
  • Justin Heim
  • Eric Klien
  • Mark/Micah Dicke Farms
  • Wallerich Farms
  • Alan/Adam Dicke Farms
  • Doug Quinn
  • Schmidt Farms
  • Noah Carroll

  • TDS Farms (Klug Family)
  • Roe Brothers
  • Koehl Beef
  • Jon Jager
  • Schneider Family Farms
  • Mike Wanger
  • Ron Jahnke
  • Kory Herrick
  • Bellchester Farms
  • David Elgin
  • Kevin Remund
  • Leonard Dohman
  • Mitch Schaefer
  • Morken Farms
  • Tim Moenning
  • Herb Schneider
  • Anders Rose
  • Woitella Farms
  • Steve Schmidt
  • Chad Schmidt
  • Ryan Beauchamp
  • Todd Johnson
  • County Road Cattle
  • Kevin Remond
  • Adam Hargutb
  • Dan Ryan
  • Borst Family
  • Reinecke Farms
  • Darrin Ewey
  • Wally Danielson
  • Ryan Their

  • Keith Johnson
  • James Krych
  • D&J Livestock
  • Joe Olson
  • Eric Van Nurden
  • Kolasa Farms
  • Joe Leis
  • Ovrebo Farms
  • Lone Oak Beef
  • Leonard Dohmen
  • Country Road Farms
  • Jeff Johnson
  • George Mastey
  • John Wenzel
  • Phil Oswald
  • Mike Conzemius
  • Kevin Capelle
  • Sayles Family Farms
  • Peine Farms
  • John Kirtz
  • Kevin/Christian Lillientbal
  • Scott Linaman
  • Zach Linaman
  • Ben O'Connor
  • Kevin Capelle
  • Alex Jech
  • Bob Jech

  • Richland Farms
  • John Moenning
  • Dennis Bertrand
  • Fourway Farms
  • Ewy Farms
  • Four Way Farm
  • Joe Willanbrinke
  • Larry Klunder
  • Daron Young
  • Mark Kronabusch
  • Paul Schank
  • Tom Devney
  • Tony Rossman
  • Patrick Gregor
  • Kurt Emery
  • Dave Rumpza
  • Brian Skbuzacch
  • Tom Schneider
  • Central Livestock
  • David Schwartz
  • Travis Gatzke
  • Schiefelbein Farms
  • Scott Jacobson

  • Cindy Lies
  • Jack Lies
  • Neaton Farms
  • Scapanski Acres
  • Karl Schlangen
  • Brian Koenigs
  • Jack Koenigs
  • Noterman Farms
  • John Moenning
  • Tony Emanuel
  • O'Connor Farms
  • Funk Farms
  • Hofschulte Farms
  • Roy Malache
  • Austin Bauer
  • Foundation Feeders (Ron Holty)
  • Aaron Albright
  • Gary Lenz
  • JNM Cattle
  • Trent England
  • _DKA Farms
  • Morris Klouse
  • Talon Edgar

  • Brian Skluzach
  • Alex Hoehn
  • Lynch Family Farms
  • Bob Merten
  • Gary Buchanan
  • Ben Novak
  • Mike Bulthies
  • Tyler Jax
  • Sam Bak
  • MSK Farms
  • Circle B. Cattle CO.
  • Francis Smisck
  • Ron Malacha
  • Jon Nelson
  • John Luchet
  • Brian Zumbrof
  • Francis Ryada
  • Baker Farms

Smaller Family Owned & Operated Farms

Our farmers take great pride in the care of their animals, and the quality of their feed.
They work with trained nutritionists who test and formulate a ration of the individual feeds to ensure cattle are receiving a balanced feed that meets their total daily needs.
Corn is used in the feed to add the highly desirable marbling to the meat that the consumers demand. This also ensures consumers experience a consistent high-quality eating experience time and time again.
Products such as minerals, vitamins and trace elements are used and fed in small amounts such as 2-3% to help balance the cattle's diet.

Sustainable Practices by Local MN Family Farms

Most of the farmer's cattle feed/rations consists of home-grown individual feedstuffs such as corn or forages, which are also known as roughages.
Using the corn or forages raised on their land adds value to their crops while decreasing their environmental impact.
In the Midwest we are blessed with an abundance of corn and natural forages.
Utilizing these feedstuffs results in a healthier, thriftier animal.
Most of the crop acres in which our cattle are sourced from are non-irrigated, relaying on natural rainfall, decreasing the need for water and irrigation.
The manure produced by the cattle is then utilized as an organic fertilizer on the crop acres which results in a nice, closed loop, sustainable system.

Humane Handling

Stringent animal welfare programs are in place and in full compliance with all humane handling rules and regulations at our partnering harvest facility.
Third Party Audit verified in 2020 with a very high score of 97.92%
All cattle farmers must be pre-approved regarding animal nutrition, handling, and the transportation of livestock.

Sustainable Practices by Partnering Harvesting Facility

Our partnering harvest facility and MN Cattle Farmers are located within 80 miles of each other. This greatly reduces the amount of energy & fuel consumption used to transport cattle and finished box beef by up to 80% vs the industry average.
All MN Cattle Farms are located within 200 miles of the Twin Cities.
Our parenting harvesting facility recaptures their own wastewater using a state of the are and innovative water treatment system.
Sterilization equipment used at the harvesting facility consumes 2/3rd less water per animal then industry average.

Exceptional Grades per Harvest, far better than the industry averages

  • 20% USDA Prime
  • 20% USDA Upper Choice
  • 60% USDA Choice

Information on Upper Iowa/Swanson Reserve Feed Programs

While each operation is different, they all would follow the same general nutritional programs when in comes to the diet formulation of their rations. Corn would be the base ingredient of all diets. This could be in the form of either dry or high moisture corn, corn silage, or corn by products such as distillers dried grains, often called DDGS, or corn gluten meal. The majority of operations feed home grown corn to their cattle in an effort to add value to the crops they raise on their farms. Almost all of the crop acres in our area are non-irrigated, relaying on natural rainfall. The manure produced by the cattle is then utilized as an organic fertilizer for the crop acres. A very nice closed loop, sustainable system.
Forages are also used in the cattle rations. This is primarily composed of corn silage, high moisture haylage, dry hay and crop residue such as corn stalks or wheat straw. These feeds are utilized to slow the rate of passage in an animal allowing them to process and digest the higher energy feeds more efficiently similar to the way we would eat a dinner salad. Often called roughages, we are blessed with an abundance in our part of the world on a normal year. Utilizing these feeds results in a healthier, more thrifty animal.
Our cattle suppliers work with trained ruminant nutritionists who are basically bovine dieticians. The nutritionist will test the individual feedstuffs and formulate a ration of the individual feeds in set % of the total daily needs. They will then suggest a product that will balance the minerals, vitamins and trace elements. These products are called supplements or balancers. They are usually fed in small amounts such as 2-3% of the total ration make up.
Cattle are the original recyclers, or up cyclers. They can take products such as grass, corn stalks, etc and turn it into a high quality protein source. We add corn into our rations to add the highly desirable marbling to the meat the consumer demands. It's very tough to beat Midwestern raised, corn fed beef raised by local, family farmers and processed at a local, quality oriented harvest facility.