Steve Melroe  |  8005 Hwy 32  |  Gwinner, ND 58040  |  701-678-2225  |
Tyler Melroe  |  1101 11th Ave S  |  Britton, SD 57430  |  605-695-3295  |

Melroe Farms is a diversified grain and cattle operation located in southeast North Dakota.  Our family has a long-standing tradition with the cattle business, advertising Shorthorn bulls for sale as far back as the early 1900’s.  Stan, the third generation here, first showed at the ND Winter Show in 1966 where he had the Champion Shorthorn Heifer.  In 1989, the homestead was recognized as a Centennial farm by the State of North Dakota.

Steve has continued to build on that foundation.  He was a leader in recognizing the importance of value-based marketing by retaining ownership to better understand the carcass merit of their genetics.  The American Shorthorn Association has recognized both Stan and Steve as Builders of the Breed.  In addition to their commitment to beef cattle improvement, the Melroes also show a strong commitment to the beef industry.  Stan as a past President of the ND Stockmens Association, Steve as President of the American Chianina Association, and Tyler as President of the SD Beef Breed Council.

To illustrate their commitment to quality, they have also raised and owned cattle that won championships at most major shows in America.  From 1998 to 2007, the Melroe brand was associated with two Reserve Champions and one Grand Champion at the Shorthorn Junior Nationals.

While there is great pride in their tradition and it’s active participation in agriculture, evolution in beef cattle improvement also factors into their motivation. Melroe Farms realized the growing impact that composite Angus cattle were having on the beef industry in simplifying crossbreeding systems while capturing black hided premiums on fed cattle, and have since focused their resources on promoting the Hybrid Advantage™.

A decision to incorporate the Chianina composite was based on the tremendous hybrid vigor the breed showed in a multi-functional animal consistent with our goals.  Our multi-trait selection goals combine calving ease with exceptional early performance.  These cattle Hybrid Angus cattle mature into productive, sound, functional and, as importantly, attractive cattle.  See the American Chianina Association for details:

The track record of our genetics in the show ring speaks for the quality phenotype that we strive to produce.  However, it is the success our cattle have in production for their new owners that provides us with a true sense of pride and accomplishment.  We love talking cattle and would encourage your calls, emails, and visits to the ranch > CONTACT US!
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