Cattle Division

At Carrousel Farms we work each day to provide the newest and most proven genetics in crossbred and purebred cattle. We specialize in club calves and are blessed to have bred and raised many national champions.

For more than 30 years we have been building our herd through artificial breeding utilizing the best genetics available. Our team strives to get the most out of the top end of our cattle by using cutting edge breeding technologies and elite sires. We have a love for purebred genetics, but also realize the benefits of crossbreeding and the gains made possibly from hybrid-vigor. Our goal is to mix the best of both worlds to create the ultimate outcome for our cattle and our customers. We offer a variety of breeds for our club calf customers and have Simmental, Angus, SimAngus and Charolais seedstock genetics in our herd.

Each fall we hold our annual club calf and heifer sale where our entire offering of club calves are sold. We select only the premium cattle to go through our sale so that we know they will excel for our customers whether the cattle are destined for the show ring or the ranch. Mark your calendar for our 2017 sale scheduled for September. For information on our top-quality bulls or other seedstock, please contact us for private treaty availability.

We realize that not every calf born on the place is going to have what it takes to be a competitive Carrousel Farms show calf. That’s why we test our genetics in our state of the art feedlot. This part of our business helps us determine how well our genetics will work in a true production setting and allows us to sell a quality beef product locally while also having the numbers and experience to show that our cattle truly perform in all areas of the beef business from the show ring to the ranch to the feedlot. Each spring the finished cattle are sold in quarters and halves. If you are interested in purchasing local Carrousel Farms beef, please visit our contact page.

AI Sires

White Elephant
Owned by: Matt Lautner
Raised by: Carrousel Farms



Supreme Champion Female
2016 World Beef Expo Open Show
Shown by: Trent Gerlach

3rd Overall Steer
2016 War at Warren
Shown by: Kate Parks

Reserve Champion 4H Steer
2016 California State Fair
Shown by: Layn Bright

Grand Champion Steer
2016 Lafayette County Fair
Shown by: Chase Graham

Grand Champion Steer
2016 Green County Fair
Shown by: Aspen Bader

Reserve Champion Steer
2016 Green County Fair
Shown by: Alexa Bader

Reserve X Bred and 5th Overall Steer
2016 Michigan Winter Classic
Shown by: Alex Baker

Reserve Low Percent Simmental Steer
2015 Badger Kick Off Classic
Shown by: Willrett Family

5th Overall Steer and Champion Simmental
2015 Monroe County Classic
Champion Simmental Steer – Illinois State Fair Open Show
Reserve Champion Simmental Steer – Illinois State Fair Junior Show
Grand Champion Steer – Tri-County Fair Day 2
4th Overall and Champion Simmental – Tipton FFA Show Day 2
Reserve Grand Champion Steer and Champion Simmental Steer – Great Lakes Showdown
3rd Overall Steer and Champion Simmental – Northern Classic Preview Show
4th Overall Steer Ring 1 and Ring 2 and Champion Simmental Both Rings UW – Platteville Showdown
Shown by: the Cheline Family

Reserve Champion AOB Steer
2014 Badger Kickoff
Shown by: Paige Poad

4TH Overall Breeding Heifer
2013 Ohio State Fair
Shown by: the Gilbert Family

The Winningest Heifer in Iowa in 2012
Shown by: the Lapke Family