Bartels Angus all began in 2002 as an FFA project with the purchase of an open heifer from Meyer Angus. In 2007 we purchased our first large shipment of bred heifers from McKellar Angus in Mt. Pleasant Texas. This original shipment, along with several more groups of bred heifers and proven donors make up the base to which many of today's cows stem from.

Located in the Republican River Valley in south central Nebraska, we are allowed the best of both worlds for grazing resources. The breaks of the river valley produce some of the best native warm season range available. We are also blessed with an abundance of local cornstalks for winter grazing. Our herd of both commercial and registered cows is managed in a similar manner to most cows in the area. There is no special treatment or extra feed given. Our cows must earn their keep by breeding early, weaning a big calf, and breeding back year in and year out.

When we made the decision to enter the registered Angus business Mike spent a great deal of time researching what he wanted and needed in a progressive and functional cow herd. We have searched far and wide to build the base that we now have in place, with many cows that anchor our herd having sons or daughters that have been proven performers. Mike continues the search for cows and bulls that will improve their herd and the purchaser's bottom line. Some important features we look for are udder quality, feet and legs, disposition, fertility, and feed efficiency. All our bulls are fed a growing ration with the purchaser's future in mind, and we stand behind our bulls 100%.

As you analyze the offering, I hope you also notice that we take an aggressive approach to embryo transfer. You also may notice that many of the embryo calves are out of older, more time-tested cows. This reverts to our focus on productive and proven females. One-fifth of the sale is out of cows ten years old or older and that’s a fact we are proud of. We know that time is money and you don’t have time to mess with problem cows or calves. We do our best to perfect our herd, to in-turn do the same for you.

Our goal is to build relationships and to help you become more profitable. We want to genuinely thank all our customers who have been with us for years. We appreciate your business and confidence in us. Your loyalty means the world to us! For those of you looking at our program for the first time, we welcome you, and want you to know we are committed to helping you be successful.

We value the time spent before the sale discussing your herd’s needs and goals and welcome you to the ranch anytime to evaluate the bulls. We thank you for your interest and love to talk cattle, so feel free to call anytime.