"We wake up everyday trying to make a better product for the American consumer by building a better breeding bull for the commercial cattlemen. All based on what the cattle feeder and the consumer has told us they want. We love to tell the story so reach out anytime." - Erik Scott
Section 16 Cattle Co is located 5 miles south of Canton, SD in Highland Township of Lincoln County. Erik and his family are rather new to the Hereford business but have a long family history of raising livestock in Lincoln County. Erik’s great great grandfather, John O. Steensland homesteaded land in Section 15 Highland Township where he and his family farmed and raised livestock for 50+ years. In 1898 John started purchasing school land in Section 16 across the road from his homestead. In 1944 Erik’s grandfather, Franklin Twedt moved up to Section 16 from the Twedt homestead (6 miles south) in which he continued to operate the farm and raise cattle for 63 years until his passing in 2007. Erik now owns and operates the family land in Section 16, it is here that his family lives and bases their cattle and farming operation. It is with the long history and deep roots to this land that Erik decided to name their Hereford endeavor Section 16 Cattle Co.
Erik grew up in Canton with his mom and sister, attending Canton High School. He spent a lot of time during his growing up years at the farm helping his grandpa Franklin. His grandpa passed along his love for cattle to Erik and helped him buy his first set of cows when he was in high school. Erik later on attended SDSU, returning to Canton to work in Agronomy Sales. During this time Erik built a herd of commercial fall calving cows that he kept at his grandpa’s farm. In 2007 Franklin passed away and Erik moved from Canton to the farm.
After 24 years working in Ag Sales for, Eastern Farmers Coop, Producers Hybrids and LG Seeds Erik is now solely focused on farming and raising cattle on their families land along with some rented acres. Erik sold his commercial cows in 2010 and started in the Hereford business by purchasing a 4-H heifer project from Jeff Lounsbery for his son Kade. Having always admired red cattle it was not hard for them to fall in love with the Herefords. Immediately hooked, they went on to make additional female purchases from Atkins Herefords, Thorstenson Herefords, Sleepy Hollow Farms, Lounsbery Herefords, Rangeline Cattle, Iron Lake Ranch, Logterman Cattle, Frederickson Hereford Ranch and Dvorak Herefords while keeping back females they have raised.
In 2019 Section 16 made a new partnership with longtime friends and neighbors Mettler Angus. They are very excited to get the opportunity to work with Jerry and Di on this venture. It will be an awesome opportunity for Section 16 customers to add Angus genetics. Along with the Mettler Angus partnership Section 16 has began to invest in Angus females with the thought in mind of building the ideal Angus bull for the commercial sector of their business.
In 2022 Section 16 Cattle Co went into full partnership with Craig Broughton and his family joining both of their herds together as one. It is an exciting time at Section 16 as we look forward to the future of this partnership and what it will provide to our commercial cattle customers. Along with this new exciting partnership Section 16 added Marshall Baldwin full time to the staff and are very excited about Marshall's work ethic, ability to learn and the things he will add to our operation. Kade Scott has also come back to Section 16 in 2022 along with managing his custom fencing business.
Operating very close to the cattle feeding region in NW Iowa Erik & Craig have spent a lot of time talking with feedlot operators in Sioux and Lyon Counties figuring out what they are looking for in the perfect feeder calf. Passing this information on to their commercial bull buyers trying to help them make a more desirable feeder calf. Please reach out with any questions or better yet stop by for a visit anytime.
Selling Hereford and Angus Bulls . Based in South Dakota and focused on the commercial cattleman.
Section 16 Cattle Co
47881 287th St
Canton, SD 57013
Erik - (605) 214-1332 Craig - (605) 951-7595
Marshall - (605) 214-4966 Kade - (605) 214-55654
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