The History of Carrousel Farms

Carrousel Farms began when Ron and Norma Bader purchased their first land to raise Arabian horses. The land came with the name Carrousel and as it seemed the perfect name for an enterprise raising Arabians, it stuck. Ron grew up in the dairy industry and worked as a herdsman raising exceptional holstein cattle. After leaving agriculture to pursue other business ventures, he decided to return to his farming roots in 1980. We’ve built our farming enterprise on the philosophy that if we can produce a quality product that the market demands in the most efficient way possible, we’ll be successful.

Ron passed his love of agriculture on to his three sons, Randy, Brad and Troy Bader. Randy and Troy manage the crops division of Carrousel Farms, working to embrace technology and agricultural innovation to sustainably harvest high yields consistently.

Brad, along with his sons Travis and Cameron and herdsman Tim Donovan, lead the cattle side of Carrousel Farms. Over the years, Carrousel Farms livestock have included several breeds but today, the herd of 650 produces top-quality Simmental, Angus and SimAngus seedstock along with exceptional club calves.

Through the many ups and downs of farm life and farm markets, we’ve learned that diversity and exceptional products are the key to not only business survival, but success. We have built several different divisions within our business and to have been involved in so many different aspects of agriculture. Our diverse background from dairy cattle to horses, crops, purebred and show cattle allows us to live, understand and love so many different parts of agriculture. Our passion for farming is generations strong and something we look forward to sharing with you.