We will have our replacement heifers numbered from 101 through 200 with the high bidder having the option to take a minimum of five or as many of the whole offering as they choose in Lot number sequence. All the heifers are top cuts from our Registered herd and Commercial herd. We have culled any female that we did not feel would be replacement quality. All of these heifers will sell as commercial. They will be pregnancy tested by Oahe Vet with a breeding soundness exam prior to the sale. The heifers will be weighed prior to the sale and weights will be available. A video of these heifers will be available here on our website. 

  • Annual Sales

We offer our Red Angus Bulls for sale in March and offer our Quarter Horses for sale on the Dakota Breeders Horse Sale in September each year.  MARK YOU CALENDARS

AQHA horses

replacement heifers

Welcome to our 41st annual sale. Ralph and Helen purchased their first Red Angus female in 1961. They began selling bulls through private treaty and at the local auction market in Timber Lake for many years prior before they had their first official cataloged sale forty years ago.

We have enjoyed producing Registered Red Angus all our lives and have met many producers and have made some lifelong friends. We are very proud of that fact that our genetics have played a role in commercial programs that are recognized for top selling replacement quality females and steers that push the scales to the limit. Your success is what drives us to select and produce cattle that are exceeding industry average.

The Red Angus breed just keeps growing in popularity and doesn't show any indication of slowing any time soon. Heifers are out selling their steer mates and more and more breed associations are using red females for their crossbreeding selections. With the advancement of technology there are numerous tools to help with herd bull selection. Feel free to visit us anytime and we can use our decades of experience to answer questions that will assist you in fi ne tuning your herd.

Our philosophy hasn't changed about raising cattle. "Staying consistent" and selecting for a balanced set of traits. We simply focus on females that are feminine, highly maternal, with outstanding feet and leg structure, with level udders. We strive to have these qualities along with cattle that are deep sided, long bodied and plenty of muscle wrapped up in a quiet and easy to handle package.

The bulls and replacement heifers were weaned in mid-September and the bulls will be carcass ultrasounded in late February. A supplement sheet will be available on our website ( and our Facebook Page (Broken Heart Ranch). Videos will also be available on our website and Facebook page.

Oahe Vet will be our sale day vet and we plan on having the commercial heifers palpated and the bulls evaluated by them also. We will not have them semen tested due to their young age but we do stand behind them when that time arrives prior to breeding. We always stand behind our cattle except during the heart of lush green grass season while wearing church clothes.

We would like to thank our hired man, Tim Johnson for his help through the past years. Tim is a valuable asset to our operation and we couldn't get everything done without him. Nathan Swift has also been part of our crew part time throughout the year. Logan Pederson (Gary and Sue's grandson) has also helped us out during the summer months and he too is an asset in tackling the summer workload.

  • Annual Sales

2019 Annual Production Sale - March 6, 2019 here at the ranch.

BHR Red Angus Bulls

Note: These were offered on our September 2018 Sale

This sale is held annually in September at the Mobridge Livestock Market. We hope to see you at our future sales.

For any questions about our horses for sale you can contact usdirectly.

There have always been horses at the Broken Heart Ranch and they have been into horse racing since 1962 in South Dakota and adjoining states. We sell our colts in the Dakota Breeders Horse sale at Mobridge, SD in September.