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 48 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.

Bred Heifer Private Treaty Auction

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Private Treaty Auction
1:00 p.m. CDT Sharp
At the Farm
1724 Holly Ave.
Corning, Iowa


  • 70 Bred Heifers
  • Selling 70 Bred Heifers to calve in the spring of 2024
  • 39 Purebred Red Angus
  • 22 Hybrids (Simmental x Red Angus)
  • All are offered – none held back
  • 9 Purebred Simmentals
  • All heifers will have registration papers transferred to their new owners unless otherwise noted. Additional April- & May-bred heifers will be available on a supplement sheet sale day.
  • 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 start at $2,200.
  • The bulls were turned out on May 10, 2023, and ultrasound pregnancy tested on August 14 and 15. A lot of the heifers are bred to calve in February. We are ultrasounding again in September so some may be due to calve in April and May. A supplement will be available at the sale. An ultrasound picture of the calf in utero is provided for each heifer.
  • For the continued expenses to the Barnes Families, Abigail and the late Halsie Barnes.
  • 100% of the proceeds donated!
  • Hybrid Bred Heifer, 718
  • Due approx. Feb. 25, 2024
  • To be auctioned off at 2 p.m.


Saturday, February 3, 2024

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


  • 100 Yearling Bulls
  • Many A.I. sired by breed leaders
  • Carcass traits backed by 28 years of data
  • Uniform, thick & easy fleshing with great dispositions
  • The Loonan Program stresses maximum performance without calving problems
  • Affordably priced at $3,200, $3,500 and $4,000
  • Select your bulls Feb 4, 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.)
  • Our 2022 heifers will be bred and offered in the fall of 2023.
  • 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.
  • 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 4, 2023.
  • 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 4 and let Loonan heterosis potential increase your bottom line.


Judy Loonan
Rick Thompson

Hello and welcome to our 48th annual production sale. Judy and I would like to thank all of our customers for your business. Without you, we would not be where we are today.

Every year I write this letter and it seems that every year there are different challenges to try and maneuver through, but somehow, we always seem to prevail. The weather is always a big factor, and this year was no different. The lack of moisture was a big issue for every producer. I’m so thankful for rural water it was our savior. This it very expensive but without it, our situation may have been way worse.

We feel we have an outstanding set of bulls to offer this year. Judy and I spend a lot of time trying to find the best genetics available to improve our cow herd and make these genetics available to our consumers. This year’s bulls are as complete as you will find anywhere in the country. Our goal is to bring you bulls that are good on their feet and legs, are born easily and grow rapidly with a quiet disposition and are phenotypically correct.

We have five new bulls with offspring on the sale this year. We purchased two Rebourne sons from Cross Diamond Cattle Co. to run with our heifers. Both are moderate framed with loads of muscle. Julian, another heifer bull we purchased at the Beckton Red Angus sale, is a super calving-ease bull. Watch for his calves if you’re looking for a heifer bull.

We also bought two Simmental bulls one from the Rydeen sale and one from Keller’s Broken Heart. Hard Rock is a heavy-muscled, long-sided bull that is as quiet as the day is long. His calves seem to be the same. Sniper was a bull we pen bred to so you will see a lot of his calves in the sale. Sniper has calving ease to go along with great performance.

If you’re in need of a herd bull, please feel free to come and look or give Judy or myself a call with any questions. We’ll do our best to answer any questions you might have.

We look forward to talking with you at our February 4th sale.

Thanks again for your support.
Judy and Rick

Our Vision for our Customers ...
is for them to achieve profit from their cow herd.

Dick Loonan and his daughter, Judy, began the Loonan Stock Farm venture 48 years ago with a vision to help their customers achieve the most profit from their cow herd. The loyalty of their customers is a testament that they have accomplished that goal and more.

Today, Judy and herdsman, Rick Thompson, continue to buy the best Red Angus and Simmental genetics available, expecting calving ease with rapid growth and good marbling and ribeye area.

Join Loonan Stock Farm on Saturday, February 4, to evaluate bulls that will add profitability through calving ease, performance and carcass merit.

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.