BEEF's seedstock directory just went live this week, so if you're in the market for bulls this could give you some contacts.
If you click on BEEF's seedstock directory page you can see the entire list and/or you can request your operation be listed.
If you want to see the top 100 seedstock sellers in the country listed top down by numbers sold, click on BEEF's Seedstock 100 page.
The number of bulls offered by Seedstock 100 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.
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, again almost identical to last year. Eight operations each marketed 1,000 or more bulls last year, also nearly 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.
BEEF's Seedstock 100 and seedstock directory together try to offer bull buyers a wide variety of options.