All Breeds Cattle Tour will showcase 19 breeders Oct. 4-5 in Bismarck-Mandan area.


Nineteen of the region’s premier seedstock producers will be featured on the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s (NDSA) 30th annual All Breeds Cattle Tour Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 4-5. The two-day tour begins in Mandan, N.D., and will make stops in Burleigh, Morton and Oliver Counties.


“The All Breeds Cattle Tour is a wonderful chance to see a sampling of many different breeders’ herds in just a couple of days,” said Julie Ellingson, NDSA executive vice president. “It’s a great way to preview their offerings and to catch up with other producers and agribusiness professionals on the tour.”


Registration begins at 7 a.m. Oct. 4 at the tour headquarters, the Comfort Inn & Suites in Mandan, N.D. Busses will depart there at 7:30 a.m. for visits to MacDonald Ranches of Bismarck, N.D., Moser Simmental of Baldwin, N.D., and West Branch Ranch of Baldwin, N.D., that morning. Following lunch and a tour at Strommen Ranch of Fort Rice, N.D., the tour will head to Schaff Angus Valley and Ellingson Angus, both of St. Anthony, N.D. Marohl’s Yellowtop Angus of Solen, N.D., will be displaying cattle at the Ellingson Angus stop. The tour will resume at Keller’s Broken Heart Ranch of Mandan, N.D., and Tokach Angus Ranch of St. Anthony, N.D., before supper and socializing at the St. Anthony Verein Hall that evening at approximately 6:30 p.m.


The tour will continue on Oct. 5 with 7 a.m. registration and 7:30 a.m. bus departure. Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh, Helbling Herefords and Chimney Butte Ranch, all of Mandan, N.D., and TNT Simmentals of Almont, N.D., will host the morning stops. The tour will then journey to the Morton County Fairgrounds in New Salem, N.D., where lunch will be served and Doll Ranch, Fast Angus/Strommen Cattle Company, Kaelberer Simmental and Kunkel Simmental, all of New Salem, N.D., will be exhibiting their livestock. A stop at Diamond J Angus of Mandan, N.D., will follow, and a stop at Mandan Lake Simmental of Center, N.D., will conclude the tour.


A grand finale doorprize worth $500 toward the purchase of an animal from any of the tour hosts will be drawn at the final stop. You must be present to win. 


A block of rooms is reserved at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Mandan, N.D. To make reservations and receive the discounted rate of $94 for single rooms or $99 for double rooms, call (701) 751-7484 and ask for the All Breeds Cattle Tour block by Sept. 16.    


There is no cost to attend the tour. Pre-registration is not required, but it is appreciated for meal and transportation planning purposes. To assure a spot on the bus and to be entered into a special incentive drawing for $250 cash, call (701) 223-2522 by Sept. 27.


The All Breeds Cattle Tour is a project of the NDSA Seedstock Council. The NDSA is a grassroots producer organization serving cattlemen and cattlewomen since 1929. 


Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. A sponsorship/advertising form can be downloaded here.




All Breeds Cattle Tour Host Cities

1987 - Steele
1988 - Mandan
1989 - Bowman
1990 - Dickinson
1991 - Williston
1992 - Stanley
1993 - Minot
1994 - Rugby
1995 - Oakes
1996 - Steele
1997 - Bismarck
1998 - Bowman
1999 - Dickinson
2000 - Williston
2001 - Stanley
2002 - Minot
2003 - Rugby/Devils Lake
2004 - Lisbon/Oakes
2005 - Steele
2006 - Bismarck/Manan
2007 - Bowman
2008 - Dickinson
2009 - Medora/Belfield
2010 - Watford City/Williston
2011 - Stanley
2012 - Rugby
2013 - Valley City
2014 - Jamestown
2015 - Steele
2016 - Bismarck-Mandan


North Dakota Stockmen's Association * 407 S. 2nd St. * Bismarck, ND 58504 * 701-223-2522 *