Red Angus  •  Red Simmental  •  Red Simmangus

Loonan genetics add profitability

to your bottom line.

Loonan Stock Farm - Corning, IA - has been in the beef seedstock business for 46 years producing Simmental, Red Angus and Red Sim-Angus™. The Loonan family originally was in commercial cattle production beginning in 1864. With their commercial background, the program is still focused on balancing all traits which contribute to increasing profits for the commercial producer.


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Private Treaty Auction
1:00 p.m. CST Sharp
At the Farm
Corning, Iowa
Red Angus • Simmental • Red SimAngus™


  • 70 Bred Heifers to calve in the spring
  • 11 Purebred Simmentals
  • 17 Hybrids (Simmental x Red Angus) All are offered – none held back
  • 42 Purebred Red Angus
  • All will have registration papers transferred to their new owners unless otherwise noted.

All the heifers will be penned as groups to be viewed ahead of our Private Treaty Auction. We will conduct the sale in the same manner as when we sold the heifers as calves, but now they will be sold as bred heifers, selling in groups of two or three. Prices starting at $1,800. The bulls were turned out on May 10, 2022 and ultrasound pregnancy tested in mid-August. An ultrasound picture of the calf in utero is provided for each heifer.


Saturday, February 4, 2023

Private Treaty Auction
1:00 p.m. CST Sharp
At the Farm
Corning, Iowa
Red Angus • Simmental • Red SimAngus™


  • 110 Yearling Bulls
  • Many A.I. sired by breed leaders
  • Carcass traits backed by 27 years of data
  • Uniform, thick & easy fleshing with great dispositions
  • The Loonan Program stresses maximum performance without calving problems
  • Affordably priced at $3,000, $3,200 and $3,500
  • Select your bulls Feb 5, leave at Loonan's with free delivery April 1 to May 10 when we are in your area, or pick up your bulls after test and semen check. (For over 300 miles, please inquire.)
  • Bred Heifers/Change is a good thing
  • They say that change is a good thing, so after much thought and discussion we have decided to not sell any of our 2021 heifer calves in this year’s sale. We will be offering them for sale as bred heifers in the fall. They will still be sold in small groups of two, three or four, but will be penned by calving due date, sire, etc. They will be priced with the option to bid on them, and can be taken home that day.
  • We have had requests for selling them as bred, so we are going to try it for 2022. Each heifer will be taken care of the same and will come with an ultrasound picture, just like they do on the Leave ’Em and Breed ’Em program.
    Bulls will be sold as in the past on February 5, 2022.
  • You can come and see the calves at any time.
    Call, write or e-mail for a complete catalog.
    Give Judy or Rick a call:
    Judy (cell) • (515) 423-5642
    Rick (cell) • (515) 229-0920
    1724 Holly Ave • Corning, IA 50841

This calf crop is outstanding and can produce great benefits and progress your program.

No cattle sold or reserved ahead of time.

Join the many repeat customers at Loonan's Sale on February 5 and let Loonan heterosis potential increase your bottom line.

Greetings from Loonan Stock Farm

Judy Loonan
Rick Thompson

Hopefully this finds all of you in good health and staying COVID-free. It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and it’s time to start preparing for our 47th production sale. The sale preparation is very stressful but the rewards are worth every ounce of work we put into putting this sale together. We truly enjoy walking though the calves every morning and watching them progress and develop into future breeding stock. We are really excited about the offering we have for you and our new bloodlines will be worth taking a look at. The Profitbuilder calves are really coming along and look to be an outstanding set of bulls. Along with all our other sires this should be a really outstanding offering.

I’m sure this will be another year for the books as long dry spells and hot temperatures have taken a toll on our pastures and drinking ponds. Thank God for rural water. We did get some rain mid-October so hopefully it will help bring some grass back. The yields on the grain seem to be really good and the prices are as well, hopefully the cattle markets will follow. We can only hope.

A change is coming to the way we handle our sale this year. After much debate between Judy and myself, we have decided to not put any heifers on our 2022 sale.

We think it will be for the better, but that remains to be seen. We plan on breeding the heifers like we always do – we will just be selling them in the fall as bred heifers. They will be sold in groups like they always have, and will be sorted by breeding date and sire group. If you have any questions about this or anything else, please feel free to give us a call and we can discuss the process. We always like visitors, and would welcome you to stop by and take a look.

As I bring this letter to an end, we hope everyone has a safe and prosperous harvest. Judy and I thank you for your continued support of our program and hope to see you in February.

Judy and Rick

Every Genetic Decision
We Make … Leads to This Day.

Because this is the day our customers trust our genetic choices to influence their cowherd and, ultimately, their profitability and bottom line. Our customers are the focus of every selection decision we make when purchasing new herd sires. These genetics must be predictable in our program so that, without a doubt, they will increase profitability, consistency and performance for our customers.

We invite you to visit and view the cattle – sale bulls and heifers, herd sires and cowherd – and learn how Loonan genetics can add profitability to your bottom line.

Consistency Across The Breeds

We strive for consistency in quality and type in our cattle. So no matter what breed you choose, you can put your trust in predictable, profitable Loonan genetics.

Loonan Stock Farm in Corning, Iowa, is celebrating their 46th year of success in the beef seedstock business.

The Loonan family has been in the cattle business in Iowa since 1864 when great-granddad Tom crossed the Mississippi with a team of oxen and started feeding cattle in northeast Iowa.

Our Goal...

We want to work with you and have the right genetics available when you need it. Together, we can continue to produce the industry’s most profitable beef.