Thursday, March 31, 2011

Just Born!!!

A full brother to this Ali hfr that was Champion Mainetainer at the Iowa State Fair feeder calf show was just born! Looks good & he isn't even dried off yet!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Getting The Breeding Sheet Done

Been working on getting the breeding sheet done for A.I. season.
Bulls will include:
Jesse James
Tiger Woods
My Turn
Game Plan
Walks Alone
Also we have leased Monopoly Money from Matt Lautner Cattle for 60 days

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Reserve Champion Steer 1993 AK-SAR-BEN
   Shown by Estee Walter
Sired by Stout
Raised by Mittag Show Cattle

Once a week on our blog we will feature a "BLAST FROM THE PAST". If you have a picture from the past that you would like to share, just email it to or text it to either Craig at 641-344-5800 or Tucker at 641-344-6858. 
We would love to share your memories!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Purebred Angus

Basin Excitement x SAV New Design bull calf
Out of a bred heifer Mittag Show Cattle purchased from Hoover Angus.
Now I never claimed to an Angus breeder, but dang....

3/4 Simmental Heifer

Hook's Shear Force Heifer (High % Simmental)
Mittag Show Cattle purchased her dam as a bred heifer at the
2010 North Central Simmental Classic from Oak Meadow Farms (MN)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

NCAA Final 4 Challenge

Mittag Show Cattle NCAA Final 4 Challenge! Out of over 30 entries we only had 7 people that had 1 Final 4 team correct. We will have Mittag Show Cattle hats available at upcoming shows and events. Thanks to everyone who entered. Those with at least 1 correct team were-Derek Kennedy, Tyson Tucker, Kelly Short, Aric Stream, Jared Gillespe, Andrew Pool and Chelsea Nelson.

Fort Dodge Res Champion Steer

Reserve Market Animal (Champion Charolais Steer)
Shown by Haley Stalcup, Prescott, Iowa
Sold by Rodgers, sired by Monopoly 
Congratulations Haley!

ISU AGR Top 5 Market Animals

Champion: Core (Crossbred)
 Reserve: Stalcup (Charolais)
 3rd: Jorgensen (Crossbred)
 4th: Kuesel (Market Heifer)
 5th: Hansen (Simmental)

Sun Seeker Bull Calf

Sunseeker X Simm/Angus bull
Super thick and Cool!!
Raised by Mittag Show Cattle

ISU AGR Top 5 Heifers

Champion: Jass (High Simmental)
Reserve: Udell (Commercial)
3rd: Jass (Foundation Simmental)
4th: Elder (Chi )
5th: Vogel (Shorthorn)


Reserve Foundation Simmental
Shown by Tyler Long, Creston, IA

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fort Dodge, IA

Champion Market Animal
Shown by Gracie Russell
Sired by Wilson Sold by Goretska
Congratulations Gracie!

ISU B&B Top 5 Market Animals

Champion: Russell (Crossbred)
Reserve: Jones (Crossbred)
3rd: Trihus (Market Heifer)
4th: Goretska (Market Heifer)
5th: Lauterbach (Chi)

Fort Dodge, IA

Heat Wave Steer
Raised by Mittag Show Cattle

Kentucky Beef Expo

Res. Champ Kentucky Steer 2011 Kentucky Beef Expo
 Raised by Rieck & Lents
Sired by I Am Legend.

Fort Dodge, IA

Fitting steer on a cold day in Ft. Dodge.

ISU B&B Top 5 Heifers

Champion: Core (commercial)
Reserve: Meyer (commercial)
 3rd: Vogel (shorthorn)
 4th: Elder (chi)
 5th: Jass (foundation simmental)

OUCH.....Ohio State's Loss

Ohio State's exit from the NCAA tournament eliminated a lot of you from our Final 4 Challenge!  Sorry!  Don't worry though, we will have Mittag Show Cattle hats available at coming shows.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ali 2 X Monopoly

Ali 2 x Monopoly bull calf, just born. 
Dam was Frankie Mittag's Market Heifer shown in 2010, purchased from Mittag Show Cattle.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

From Laurie Reid

Colorado St. AGR Show 
Reserve Supreme Heifer (Green Ring)
Shown by Reid Family, CO
Sold by Bonham
Sired by Monopoly

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Showtimes Magazine

Won't get much done tonight, The Showtimes Magazine was in the mailbox today!!!!!!!!  Has nothing to do with the fact that my picture is in it!!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

NCAA Final 4 Challenge Update

Seems that a lot of the upsets in this year's NCAA tournament have claimed some teams that many thought would make the Final 4.  However, we still have more than 20 people with at least 3 teams still in the tournament. Those people who picked at least 3 of the 4 teams to make the Final 4 will win a Mittag Show Cattle hat and will be eligible for the drawing of $100 in sale credit in our Labor Day Sale.   Good Luck!!!!

From Clint Barnes

This is an ET Heatwave x Miss America (Hairietta daughter).
Only 3 weeks old.
Raised by Clint Barnes (Ohio)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Good Luck!

Good Luck to everyone who entered the Mittag Show Cattle NCAA Final 4 Challenge.
We were happy with the number of entries we received.  We will post the winners when the Final 4 teams are set. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tag 27 Heat Wave 5 Steer

Heat Wave 5 X Sunseeker 
This one is super thick at 24 hours old! 
Raised by Mittag Show Cattle

Tag 76 Monopoly Steer

Monopoly X Maximus/Angus
Raised By Mittag Show Cattle

Final 4 Challenge Ends Tomorrow

Just a reminder that the NCAA entries are due tomorrow at 11:00 am!
Just text them to Craig or Tucker!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Gas Prices

This is what my piggy bank looked like after I bought gas this morning!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

NCAA Final 4 Challenge

Mittag Show Cattle NCAA Final 4 Challenge! Text your Final 4 teams to Craig 641-344-5800 or Tucker 641-344-6858 and if you have at least 3 of the 4 teams correct you win a Mittag Show Cattle hat. We will then have a drawing from those who won a hat for $100 in sale credit for our 2011 Labor Day Showman's Choice Sale. Entries due by Thursday, March 17th at 11:00 a.m.

Skunk in the Calving Barn

Last night we had a cow calve around 8:00, went back out about 45 minutes later and a skunk had somehow got into the barn and OMG did it stink in there. We got him out of the barn and good thing it was warm enough to open all of the doors up to air out the place without the calf getting cold.  Still smells in there this morning!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Kansas Beef Expo

Reserve Market Heifer 2010 Black & Gold Day 1
Reserve Market Heifer 2010 Kansas Beef Expo Ring B
Ego Trip x Sun Seeker
Sold in our Labor Day Sale - Raised by Rieck/Lents
Shown By: Ben Nikkel, KS

Thursday, March 10, 2011

From Chad Rieck

Carpe Diem x Simm/Angus Heifer
12 Days Old
Raised by Rieck/Lents (Creston, IA)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Iowa State Cyclones (Kansas City, MO)

Tough 77-75 loss to Colorado in the Big 12 tournament to end a disappointing season. Looking forward towards next season as Iowa State's incoming class (including transfers) is picked #16 in the nation by

Joes Signs (Lenox, IA)

Awards given to the Champion & Res Chianina steers and heifers at the Iowa Beef Expo. The painting was done by Joes Signs in Lenox, IA. He has done our awards for many years and does an awesome job. We can get you in touch with Joe if your needing awards.

Tag 162

Purebred Angus bred heifer purchased from Hoover Angus.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Heat Wave Steer

Many Time Champion Feeder Steer
High Seller in our Labor Day Sale
Heat Wave x Simm/Angus
Sold to Kauzlarich Family, IA


Some things can make life a little confusing!

Ali Heifer

Champion Mainetainer Iowa State Fair Feeder Calf Show.
Ali x Alias Heifer
Sold in our Labor Day sale.
Shown by Oxley family

Monday, March 7, 2011