Saturday, December 31, 2011



In my "magazine sorting project"
 I have discovered numerous issues
 that we have duplicates of.
They are mainly Show Circuits (2001-2008) 
and a few others too. 
If anyone is interested in these magazines,
 just text or call me at 641-344-5800

Friday, December 30, 2011

Sorting Magazines

We have nearly every issue of
The National Livestock Exhibitor Magazine dating back to the mid 80s,
 Every issue of The Show Circuit, ShowTimes & Livestock Plus.
We also have most issues of the ACA magazine,
 the Maine Voice dating back to the early 90s,
 many sale catalogs, a variety of Angus Journals
and Shorthorn County Magazines,
 The Showbox Magazine
, Purple Circle Magazine and
semen Directories as old as 1990.
And believe it or not more of other various cattle publications.
We are not getting rid of these magazines (and never will)
 just sorting them to put on shelves.

Good Luck to the ISU Cyclones in the Pinstripe Bowl

Good Luck Cyclones!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Blast From The Past

This promotional bull "Blast From The Past"
features one of the most popular bulls of the 80's. 
He was the sire of many champions!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Steer For Sale, David Bradford

Craig, could you put this picture on your blog?

March Monopoly x Hoodoo Char steer for sale.
  Ready to show and priced to go. 

Call Dave Bradford 515-341-5111

Monday, December 26, 2011


Thanks to the Tucker Family for the cool Christmas gift!

Blast From The Past

Since the National Western Stock Show is coming soon and we all look forward to seeing the new promotional bulls, we thought as a lead up to Denver it would be fun to look back at some of the popular promotional bulls of the past as part of our "Blast From The Past."    It's only fitting to start with a bull that is the basis of many of today's popular bulls...and he is still siring champions today himself.

 Born: March 1997 (nearly 15 years ago)
 Sired by: DaBull

Sullivan Supply Winter Grad Program

Heatwave Steer

Heatwave X Meyer steer
 Raised and sold by Clint Barnes, Ohio

 He is a full sib to the ET calves that
 we have coming this spring in partnership with Clint. 

Sunseeker Heifer

Great job Annie Herr! 

 Sold in our Showman's Choice Labor Day Sale
 Sired by Sunseeker.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers, friends and everyone who has made 2011 a very successful year at Mittag Show Cattle.
Some Highlights include:
-Record Setting Showman's Choice Labor Day Sale held with Rieck & Lents
-Undefeated Feeder Heifer including Grand Champion at the Iowa State Fair
-Exhibited the 3rd Overall Steer and Champion Simmental Heifer at the Iowa State Fair Feeder Calf Show
-Champion Feeder Heifer and Res Mkt Animal at the IJBBA Final Drive
-Raised the Many Time Champion Heifer this summer shown by Tyson Tucker
-Leased Monopoly Money from Matt Lautner and looking forward to his calves this Spring
- Looking forward to our first ET calves in partnership with Clint Barnes
-Nearing 100,000 views on our blog
-Created Mittag Design

Looking forward to 2012

Thursday, December 22, 2011

NECC Livestock Classic

Eye Candy Heifer - Raised by Rieck/Lents
Sold as Tag #160 on 2011 Showman's Choice Sale
Shown by Isaac Hoskins - Iowa

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Ten Most Referred to Sites


This is the first in eight ‘year in review’ type posts to finish out the next two weeks.
Our visitor count this year was up 62.4% over 2010, thanks primarily to a bump of 70% in our Google referrals.  For some unknown stupid reason, I take a bit of pride in the amount of traffic we send out to other sites and like to brag about it.
Not counting the ‘daily web summary’ posts or the Lautner Farms ads that are on a large portion of the site….
Since January 1st, we have sent 226,573 visitors to 2,288 different web sites/pages.  The top ten…
  1. Matt Lautner Cattle – 56,836
  2. Brad Hook B.S. – 23,248
  3. Diamond G Cattle – 15,012
  4. Rodgers Cattle – 13,800
  5. Trausch Farms – 12,234
  6. Lautner Farms – 12,017 (+ the ad)
  7. Mittag Show Cattle – 10,440
  8. Holtkamp – 6,643
  9. Fry Cattle – 5,837
  10. Executive Sires – 4,984

Mittag Show Cattle 
is proud to have made the Top 10 Most Referred sites...
We are the ONLY blog to make the Top 10 that isn't promoting bulls or selling semen!!!!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

From Scott Hewlett

For Sale Carnac steer
Would you mind putting this updated pic of the carnac steer on your blog?
There is also a video of him at

Scott Hewlett
Grand River, Ia

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Nebraska AGR Steers

Champion Steer Shown by AJ Line
Sired By Monopoly
Sold by Caldwell

Nebraska AGR Steers

Reserve Steer Shown by Heintz Family

Nebr. AGR

Champion Char steer (3rd Overall)
 shown by Gracie Russell & Jordan Reed.
 Purchased from Goretska,
Sired by Monopoly

Top 7 Steers

TOP 7 Steers...Nebraska AGR Show

Grand Champion- Lines (xbred)
 Reserve Champion- Hientz (xbred)
3rd- Russell (Char)
4th- Core (mkt hfr)
 5th- Hoblyn (Maine)
6th- Hoblyn (Char)
7th- Shelkopf (mkt hfr)

Nebraska AGR Heifers

Top 7 Breeding Heifers

Champion: Elder (Shorthorn Plus)
 Reserve: Spengler (Mainetainer)
 3rd: Vickland (Commercial)
 4th: Pryor (Angus)
 5th: Vickland (Chi)
 6th: Huffman (Foundation Simmental)
 7th: Bloomberg (High Simmental)

Nebraska AGR Heifers

Grand Champion Heifer
 Shown by Luke Elder
(Champion Shorthorn Plus)

Nebraska AGR Heifers

Reserve Champion Heifer
 Shown by Kale Spengler
(Champion Mainetainer)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rieck and Lents Online Sale

The Rieck and Lents
 On-Line Bred Female and select open Heifer sale
 is currently underway on breedersworld!

The sale closes Dec 15th at 7pm CST

Monday, December 12, 2011

From Alisa Neil

Christmas shopping made easy for your livestock showman...
Happy Holidays!
Alisa Neil

Friday, December 9, 2011

From Linda Cook

Thank you for the invitation to be part of your blog!
Ear Tags by Design are Custom Ear Tags and Key Chains that are designed
and engraved for your show animal, tag your entire herd or use them as a
promotional item for your farm, ranch, or business!
We take great pride in our custom designs that create a unique product.
We work closely with each customer to create a tag or key chain that
represents exactly what they want.
Visit us at to see what we have created or our FB
Linda Cook
Ear Tags by Design
Cook Show Cattle

Thursday, December 8, 2011

From Amanda Raithel

The image attached is "Pit Crew."
It is for sale for the holiday season on my web page as well as many others.
Show Cattle Art
Amanda Raithel
(402) 245 7939

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Gifts

If you make or sell mechandise
that would make a perfect Christmas gift
 for that showman on someone's list,
 just text or email us
 and we will promote it on our blog.

Craig 641-344-5800 
Tucker 641-344-6858


Sullivan Supply Christmas Flyer

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Badger Kickoff Steer Video

Thanks to Show Times Magazine
 for allowing us to share this video with our blog readers

Badger Kickoff Classic Heifer Video

Thank you very much to the Show Times Magazine
 for allowing us to share this awesome video with our blog readers!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Badger Top 5 Results

View the top 5 steers and heifers   

  As seen on Steerplanet

Breeders World Online Sale

Rieck/Lents Online Bred Female Sale
Thursday, December, 15, 2011
Dave: 641-202-2164
Chad: 641-202-2360
Wayne: 641-344-9367

Lot 1- Bred Heifer
Envy (Dream On Son) x Commercial Sim/Angus
A.I. to Female Sexed Chisholm
Due: 2/2/12

Lot 14 - Bred Heifer
Envy (Dream On Son) x Northern Lite
A.I. to Female Sexed Chisholm
Due: 1/28/12

Lot 15 - Bred Heifer
Smokin Joe x Who Made Who
Bred to Pep's Playboy
Due: 2/5/12

Lot 23 - Open Heifer
Hairy Bear x Hannibal/All About You
April 2011