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 45 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, February 6, 2021

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


  • 100 Yearling Bulls
  • Many A.I. sired by breed leaders
  • Carcass traits backed by 26 years of data
  • Uniform, thick & easy fleshing with great dispositions
  • The Loonan Program stresses maximum performance without calving problems
  • Affordably priced at $2,800, $3,000 and $3,200
  • Select your bulls Feb 1, 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.)
  • 60 Open Heifers
  • Individual seedstock heifers
  • Commercial replacement heifers
  • Offering our entire crop of 2019 SimAngus F1 heifers
  • "Leave 'Em and Breed 'Em" Program
  • Priced from $800 to $1,200

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

Ask about the Loonan "Leave 'Em & Breed 'Em Program!"

No cattle sold or reserved ahead of time.

Join the many repeat customers at Loonan's Sale on February 1 and let Loonan heterosis potential increase your bottom line.

Greetings from Loonan Stock Farm

Judy Loonan
Rick Thompson

Judy and I hope this newsletter finds you and your family’s doing well and hoping you all had a safe harvest season. Well, it’s that time of year to start gathering information on the calves and start putting the catalog together for the 45th Annual Production Sale.

This all takes a tremendous amount of time as well as the set-up of the sale facility. After a lot of discussion on the pros and cons, Judy and I have decided to bring a change to the sale. With all of us getting a little older and it getting harder to find help, we have decided to go with a video auction to help relieve some of the work. We know not everyone will like this, but we feel it’s the best for us. Now everything will be held in the new building. The way the sale is run will not change – the only difference is no animals with go through the ring. We think it should be a lot faster and a whole lot warmer. The bulls and heifers will still be penned like always for you to look through before the sale.

As of September, we have joined a business called Top Dollar Angus. This is just another part of our customer service that will hopefully help with the marketing of your calves. This company will go through our bulls and determine which bulls qualify, and these bulls will be marked in the catalog. If you purchase one that meets the criteria for high growth and carcass traits, your calves will qualify. Read more on this program in the newsletter.

We will have calves out of three new herd sires and three AI bulls so look for them come sale day. This should be a very good set of calves. They took off on feed and are doing well. This year, all the Simmental and hybrid bulls will be DNA tested for the dilution gene so we will know for sure they will work on black cows. This will be noted in the catalog under each bull. I don’t want to ramble on forever, so this is just a quick overview of what’s happening at Loonan Stock Farm. If you have any questions, please feel free to give myself or Judy a call, or just stop by and take a look.

I would like to end with a little riddle my dad would tell me when I was a kid and wanted to be a farmer. He would say, “Rick, it’s more love than money. The money’s no factor. The way to get rich ain’t by riding no tractor.” I guess that’s why we are raising cattle!

Have a great day and we hope to see you on Feb. 1.

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. Here is a sample of some of the bulls in this year’s sale. 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 45th 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.