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Sturgis, SD


Blair Brothers Angus Ranch started when Ed and Rich Blair began running their family’s ranch from their father Veldon. In 1989, the difficulty in finding locally sourced bulls with the genetic traits the brothers were selecting for inspired them to incorporate artificial insemination. They knew what they wanted: calving ease traits to efficiently calve more heifers and cattle that would excel in the feedlot.

When neighbors and friends noticed the kind of cattle the Blair brothers were producing, they began asking Ed and Rich to hold bull calves back to purchase. In 1993, Blair Brothers officially began selling bulls. Every year, our calf crop increases with the growing demand for high quality bulls that will perform in the pasture. Currently, we sell more than 400 bulls a year to breeders across the United States.

In 1998, we saw an opportunity to become founding members of U.S. Premium Beef. This company presents its members with a carcass grid and then pays producers a premium for high quality grading cattle. U.S. Premium Beef brought to the forefront the types of carcasses a producer could receive a premium for from the packing plant. Because of this, we proactively incorporated high quality carcass traits into our breeding objectives.

Throughout the last few decades, we have evolved to produce bulls that have it all. Calving ease is still a priority, as well as maintaining increased feedlot and carcass performance. We strive to produce functional females that work for all kinds of producers and environments. Every bull for sale in our lot is a direct product of AI through both its sire and dam. Because of this, the majority of our bulls are stacked five generations deep in proven AI pedigrees. We precisely built a cowherd that allows us to offer bulls in volume and are guaranteed to be the most reliable source of predictable genetics for our customers.