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“Located in the hills of southwest Iowa”

                                                                       Judy Loonan
                                                                       Rick Thompson, Herdsman
                     Phone: (641) 322-3921 • 1724 Holly Avenue • Corning, IA 50841 • Email:

        Dear Friends,

        Well, yet another year has passed by and that
        means it’s time for our 43rd annual production
        sale. It seems like time goes by way faster the older
        we get. We are honored to be associated with great
        people and customers that have supported our pro-
        gram for these 43 years, and we hope to continue to
        serve you for years to come.
                                                                    Judy Loonan                    Rick Thompson
        Loonan Stock Farm is continuing to bring you the
        best genetics available. It is our goal to keep im-
        proving the genetics we use every year and pass
        them on to you to help improve your herd. We con-
        tinue to promote cattle that are structurally sound,    And last but not least is Clint. He is a Simmental
                                                                with loads of muscle and frame, and he is one of
        easy calving, grow rapidly and, most of all, have
        quiet dispositions. We also make it our top priority    the easiest calving Simmentals we have calved.
                                                                Even though there is some birth weight, they come
        to buy bulls that have EPDs that are consistently
        the same all the way through their pedigree. We         easy. All the calves are coming along right on
                                                                schedule and it will be an outstanding set.
        feel this will give you a more consistent calf crop.
        Customer service is a top priority because we all       If you’re looking to purchase offspring from Totem
                                                                or Otis, this will be the  nal chance as both were
        know that not all cattle work out for one reason
        or another. We will do everything we can to help        removed from the program. Totem was getting old
                                                                and didn’t get around well, so we sold him, but
        make your purchase one that will last. We would
        not have made it 43 years without customer service.     he does have very good calves this year. They are
                                                                high-performance cattle with plenty of frame
        As we, or should I say, Judy, gets all the informa-
        tion ready for the catalog and I look through it, I see   Otis developed a rupture so we had to sell him. His
                                                                calves carry calm dispositions and plenty of rib and
        cattle with tremendous potential. This comes from
        the herd sires we are purchasing. This year we have     hip, so don’t miss out on the chance to purchase
                                                                some of these genetics, as we don’t have semen on
        four new and exciting herd sires with offspring in
        the sale.                                               either one.
                                                                As I bring this welcome to an end, Judy and I
        SR Duke, a bull we bought at Cross Diamond Cattle
        Co., is a bull that shows great expression of muscle    would like to thank all of you who have supported
                                                                the Loonan program over the last 43 years, and we
        with length and frame. He carries a little more
        birthweight but calves easily.                          hope to continue to bring you new and better ge-
                                                                netics in years to come. All new customers, please
        Big John was purchased from Hall Red Angus in           feel free to come visit and take a look at the sale
        Nebraska. He is a performance bull with loads of        offering or just give us a call. We would be happy
        power and tremendous EPDs. His calves will carry        to visit with you. Thanks again and we hope to see
        the same traits.                                        you in February.

        Cliff Top is from Beckton Stock Farm. This bull is
        very long-sided and stout. Oh, yes, and did I say he
        is a heifer bull? His calves are good.                                Judy and Rick

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