Gold Buckle Cattle Services was formed by Duane and Julie Stephens joining an Angus background with a Simmental influence to become a farm with the goal of producing functional, maternal, and highly productive purebred Simmental and Simmental influenced females with competitive show ring appeal. Production oriented bulls that work for purebred breeders and commercial breeders alike are our continuing goal as well.
In cooperation with good friends and fellow breeders, we offer each year, on the last Sunday in October, the entire top end of our calves. Selling approximately 25 heifers and steers, a select group of production females and herd bull prospects to help our customers prosper from the genetics we have accumulated and produced.
Our show ladies, Allison and Laney, are taking an interest in the operation. They are beginning their own program, building partnerships and friendships in Hereford cattle breed. They are growing and learning, not only from us, but from our friends and family that share the same enthusiasm of farm life that we do. It is an exciting time in our lives as they begin to be more and more active in the day to day function of their family operation.
Cattle sales are an important part of our focus every day. We have the opportunity to manage great sales each year such as the Wabash Valley Angus Assoc Sale, in Harrisburg, IL and The New Edition Fall and Spring Sales in Richmond, IN. I also have the honor of being the auctioneer for such distinguished bull and production sales as D-n-D Enterprises, IL and Hamilton Angus at Ava, IL as well as the Wabash Valley Angus Assoc Sale in Harrisburg, IL and the Southern IN Angus Assoc sale in Little York, IN.
Sales consultation has been a growing facet of our business. We currently provide sales consultation for the Illini Elite Sale, Shelbyville, IL, Dameron Angus, Lexington, IL, Wilson Cattle Co, Cloverdale, IN, Quinton Smith, Lebanon, TN, Womack Enterprises, Pembroke, KY, Rocklin Farms, Rockbridge, IL and Betzold Angus, Nokomis, IL.
Cattle are not the only focus at Gold Buckle. We are involved in auction business specializing real estate, household and farm machinery auctions. Gold Buckle Catering is also an important part of our business, offering catering for many events in the local area.
No matter what aspect of our family operation interests you, we look forward to assisting your family or business with the same goals of friendship, fellowship, and profit.