Monday, January 30, 2012

King Of The Mountain/Monopoly Money

 King of the Mountain
Monopoly x Strictly Business/Total Play
Raised by Sullivan - Owned by Matt Lautner Cattle

Monopoly Money
Monopoly x Maine/Angus
Raised by Michaelis - Owned by Matt Lautner Cattle

We are very excited to have leased King of the Mountain 
for Summer 2012 and look forward to our calves coming soon
from Monopoly Money we leased from Matt Lautner Cattle in 2011.

First Calf of the Year

Calving season is under way at Mittag Show Cattle.
 The majority of the cows are due
from the end of February to end of March.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cattlemens Scholarship

Tessa Mittag was awarded the
 Adair Co Cattlemen's Scholarship

Sioux Falls Heifers

Champion: Maddy Udell - Chi-Maine

Reserve: Noah Sneeden - Foundation Simmental
Sired by Monopoly
Sold by Matt Lautner/Caldwell

3rd: Thressa Clayes - Commercial
Sired by Heat Wave

4th: Blake Heideman - Chi-Maine
Sired by Heat Wave
Sold by Dunk/Recknor

5th: Abby Collison - Angus

6th: Kendall Shaw - Commercial
Sired by Monopoly
Sold by Matt Lautner

7th: Jordan Crall - Mainetainer

8th: Troy Shaw - Mainetainer
Sired by Bojo
Sold by Matt Lautner/Bunt/Bedwell

9th: Brad Johnson - Commercial
Sired by Heat Wave

10th: Maddy Udell - Commercial

ISU Beats Kansas

Great win for ISU basketball over Kansas!

Southern Iowa

You know you're in southern Iowa when...
 there is a horse tied up outside of the bar!
Bridgewater, Iowa.

Custom Fair Banners

Lot 21 Video

Video of female purchased by us at Kelly's Right Direction Sale

Right Direction Sale Purchase

Lot 21
 Purchased by: Mittag Show Cattle
 Sired by: Nutt N Butt Business 
 Dam: 302 Whiplash, she has raised over $91,000 worth of calves for Kelly Cattle Co.
Bred to: Total Solution
"Just imagine her Monopoly calves in the future!"

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sioux Falls Steers

Champion: Kayla Morrow
Sired by Monopoly
Sold by Goretska

Reserve: Chase Heath
Sired by Heat Wave
Sold by Goretska

3rd: Elizabeth Jones
Sired by Walks Alone
Sold by Rodgers

4th: James Gradert
Sired by Monopoly
Sold by Bonham/Guyer/Bremer

5th: Maggie Ferguson
Sired by Walks Alone
Sold by Rodgers

6th: Trace Ticknor
Sired by Walks Alone
Sold by Rodgers

7th: Tyler Peterson
Sired by Monopoly

8th: Bailey Kroupa

9th: Seth Plendl
Sired by Monopoly

10th: Lacey Lauterbach
Sired by Monopoly
Sold by Lautner/Goretska

Thanks to John Runde for the Results!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

National Western Stock Show Jr. Sale Video

Click on the above link to view the video of the
 National Western Stock Show Jr. Champion Auction

From Travis Lautner

Mittag Family,
Thank you for the blog posts from Denver. I did not make it this year, and enjoyed viewing the bulls and market steer show pictures you posted. Another neat concept that I noticed you have is the Blast from the Past. There are many pictures on there that bring back memories and shows a neat timeline of where we have been in the cattle industry. In fact, it inspired a conversation with my Dad as we began looking through old pictures in the drawer at my parents place. We found pictures of the bulls Jackpot and Payback on display in Denver. We also found several pictures of the "JR" steer raised by Dad in the early 80's. I have attached 2 of the pictures of JR one after winning the Texas State Fair and one after winning the World Steer Show at the Iowa State Fair. He was shown by the Messerly Family from Iowa and then sold to the Vogel Family from Texas. JR's value increased 10 fold over his lifetime and he was shown 15 times winning Grand Champion 14 and Reserve once. Sired by Idalgo and out of the Wayne Lautner 105 Angus cow (also saw a picture of her and she was very nice by today's standards)

Iowa Beef Expo
Red Oak
(won champion the same day my older brother Chad was born)
Cedar Rapids- Chi Field Day
Albert Lea
Iowa State Fair - World Steer Show
Texas State Fair
Nebraska State Fair
Frederickburg (TX)

Reserve Championships
Ida Grove- after being hauled from TX the night before
Thanks for the Blast From the Past memories and have a good calving season.
Travis Lautner

From Mittag Show Cattle:
Thanks Travis, we very much enjoy the many comments
we receive regarding our blog!

Gracie Russell in Denver

A Day To Remember
 for Gracie Russell, Prescott, Iowa. 
 Reserve Champion Steer at the National Western. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

My Turn Heifer

My Turn Heifer
 sold as lot 28
 in our Showman's Choice Labor Day sale. 
 2nd in class
at the National Western Stock Show.
  Good Job Regalia Cattle Co & Hailey Harbor, Wyoming.

NWSS Jr Livestock Sale

Champion Steer: $106,000
 Reserve Steer: $45,000

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thank You Tyler

We would like to thank
 Tyler Campbell
for serving as our blog reporter today
 at the Denver market steer show. 

 Thanks Tyler for the pictures and results!

From Jeff Faes

FOR SALE: March, Chopper X Angus Heifer.
She will hold her own in the show ring & look
great in your pasture when she's done!
Please call or txt Jeff Faes @
Turkey Run Cattle if interested: 660-676-9501

Denver Reserve

 Shown by Gracie Russell, Prescott, Iowa


Denver Champion

 Shown by Baylor Bonham

NWSS Steer Show

Baylor Bonham
Class 5 Champion
Sired by Heat Wave

Gracie Russell
Class 5 Reserve
Sired by Monopoly

Class 9 Winner

Class 9 winner Alyssa DePorter, Colorado

Class 7 winner

Class 7 winner Macey Gotetska

From the Omaha World-Herald

Printed in todays Omaha World-Herald.
Congratulations Tess on a great game!

Girls Basketball Notables......
"Tessa Mittag, Orient-Macksburg:
Totaled 26 points, five assists
,and five steals in a
51-35 Rolling Hills Conference win
over Walnut."

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blast From The Past

Since the National Western Stock Show Market Steer show
 is this week, we thought that it was only fitting that this
Week's Blast From The Past
was a champion from the market show. 
 This steer was reserve champion steer in 2001,
 shown by Bob Frerk, Iowa 
 purchased from Hilbert Brothers
 (One of their many Denver Champions)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Heifer Heading to Denver

My Turn x Simm heifer,
 sold in our Showman's Choice Labor Day Sale.
Bred by Mittag Show Cattle 
Heading to the National Western Prospect Show.
Good Luck Hailey Harbor!

From Linda Cook

Good Day,
I hope your trip to Denver was wonderful.  We followed you on your blog.
Thank you for keeping us in the loop.  We were unable to make it this
year.  It was nice to see some of what was going on.
I wanted to touch base with you about the possiblity of advertising on our
blog.  I had listed Ear Tags by Design on your blog through your free
offer in December.  The response was overwhelming!  Obviously your blog is
creating a high traffic area for our potential customers! 
Please contact
me if you are taking any advertisers.

Thank you,
Linda Cook
Ear Tags by Design
Cook Show Cattle

King Of The Mountain

Mittag Show Cattle is excited about our lease
 of this great new bull.
His breeder, John Sullivan, said
"You should see his mother in Chillicothe, Missouri."

Hard Whiskey

Hard Drive x Irish Whiskey x Legacy Plus
 Owned by Minnaert, Doris, Everhart, Griswold & Rodgers

Lamb Show

Junior Lamb Show going on today in Denver

Right Direction Sale

Looks like Ben Kelly and crew
 has assembled another great set of
 Bred Heifers & Bulls for the Right Direction Sale
 to be held Friday, January 27
at his farm near Dallas Center, Iowa

Blog Posts

Due to the large number of blog posts from Denver yesterday,
 make sure you click on  "Older Posts" to view them all. 
 Thanks to our blog viewers, yesterday was
 our record setting
ALL TIME High number of views
for a single day!

Updated Blogs 1/15/12

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Silent Knight

Predator x Paleface/Cheap Trick
Owned by Minnaert, Olson, Olsen, and Champion Drive

High and Mighty

Heat Wave x Irish Whiskey
Owned by Rodgers and Goretska

King of the Mountain Lease

Thank you to Matt Lautner Cattle
for allowing us to lease
 King of the Mountain
 for Spring 2012

The Specimen

Bleeding Purple x Dr. Who
 Owned by Kennedy and Wolff

More Denver Display Bulls

We will be posting more display bulls on the blog on Sunday

The Incredible Hulk

Owned by Hara & Gateway Genetics.
Sired by Smilin Bob.
 Dam is Miss Meyer,
 the dam of the embryo calves that we have coming this year


Bojo x Ice Pick
Owned by Matt Lautner Cattle

Gold Rush

Owned by Lautner,Trihus,Caldwell,Guyer & Bohnam.
 Sired by Monopoly

Walkie Talkie

Owned by Lautner, Trihus & Greiner.
Sired by Walks Alone.

Real Deal

Owned by Goddard.
 Sired by Monopoly


Owned by Faber & Kober.
 Sired by Heatwave


Monopoly x Imprint x Angus
Owned by Lautner and Johnson

Walk This Way

Owned by Matt Lautner, Phil Lautner, Duch, Geffert & O'Leary
. Sired by Walks Alone

Color Me Up

Monopoly x All About You x Bullet Proof x Char
 Owned by Phil and Matt Lautner


Owned by Lautner.
 Sired by Monopoly

Man of Steel

Owned by Lee & Weidner
 Sired by Gucci

Blaze of Glory

Walks Alone x Mossy Oak
 Owned by Rodgers, Ferguson, and Shanks

Dirty Politics

Monopoly x Jane 6/Romeo
 Owned by Paulsen, Dunk, Johnson, and Goertzen


Owned by Winegardner & Dunk.
 Sired by Monopoly