Pine Coulee Angus is a family-focused business owned and operated by Jim and Andrea Stampfel, along with their 3 sons, Colton, Ryland, and Trey. The majority of the registered cow herd is ran North of Red Lodge on a place adjacent to the original Stampfel Ranch. Tyson Lind and his wife Shay, along with their children Kelly, Tucker, and Kyler, do an excellent job operating and managing this location, calving heifers and cows January-March and putting up hay in the summers.
Jim’s brother John, who owns the original Stampfel ranch purchased in the 1940s, also runs a set of cattle with his family who have similar genetics. Jim and John run and sell a lot of their cattle together, and John’s daughter Annika runs the marketing and reproduction programs for Pine Coulee Angus.
Will and Keisha Croft, along with their children Henry and Quinn, operate and manage the summer pasture and feedlot facilities on the Wagon Box Ranch North of Hardin. The cows at this location are also registered and calve in June and July. They are hardy cattle, and graze through the winter with only a liquid protein supplement; most years, no hay is fed. The cows calve alone in a large pasture, and are ridden through daily.
In order to take advantage of our best genetics, Pine Coulee maintains a developing flush and ET program. This year we have about a hundred embryo calves on the ground, and expect roughly the same going forward. Over the last several years we have seen a remarkable increase in the consistency and quality of our herd. This has allowed us to cull hard and castrate many. Our bulls need to work in rough country, so we select the donors on their feet, legs, udder quality, attitude, conformation, and production.
Bull calves from these sets of cows are weaned, selected, and put into a partnership with John Carrel called Pine Coulee Bulls, LLC. John also has a large number of his own cows with similar genetics from which bull calves are selected. Kenny Anderson works with John, and manages the ranch where his cows are run.
At this point, all of the bull calves that are selected for our sale are owned by Pine Coulee Bulls, LLC by weaning time. They are developed at our feedlot facility at the Wagon Box Ranch. We sell around 180 bulls yearly in our sale, as well as a handful of private treaty bulls.
Pine Coulee Angus held its third annual female sale this last October, which provided the industry an opportunity to purchase cattle from the top of our program as well as top females from several partners. We are excited to see this sale grow and mature. Pine Coulee Bulls will continue holding its annual bull sale at the Wagon Box the second Monday in March.
We appreciate your interest in our program, and hope to see you at our future sales!