Welcome to Gardiner Angus Ranch

Kirsten Nickles, Ph.D., Certified Angus Beef Sustainability & Animal Care Scientist, and Shannon Wharton, Wharton 3C Cattle Co., led a great discussion on sustainability from multiple perspectives. The discussion took place the evening before our April sale.

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Gardiner Angus Ranch
20th Annual Fall Production Sale
Monday, September 23, 2024 9 AM
At the ranch near Ashland, Kansas

 550 Registered Angus Bulls
 100 Bred Registered Angus Females
 450 GAR-Influenced Elite Bred Commercial Angus Heifers


Watch the sale and bid live online at LiveAuctions.tv or Bid.SuperiorLivestock.com. Register to bid prior to sale day.

Cattle may be the planet’s ultimate vegetarians. The natural ruminant process of cattle converting cellulose to beef, the most perfect protein for human consumption, is remarkable. The selection tools we have at our disposal to genetically improve the QUALITY of beef produced from the same forage is also remarkable. Multi-trait selection enables Angus cow-calf producers to select for highly heritable carcass improvement without compromising maternal function. The result is a calf that will grow efficiently and produce PRIME BEEF.

After six decades of data collection, genetic progress, a value-based marketing system and educating consumers, the global demand for high quality beef has never been greater.

Let’s keep making beef better by optimizing our resources, using sound science and best practice animal husbandry that provide extraordinary opportunities to add birth to harvest value, and meet the demands of a global consumer that prefers beef!

Dr. Ted Schroeder,
                    K-State distinguished professor of Agricultural Economics

Dr. Ted Schroeder, K-State distinguished professor of Agricultural Economics, in the Department of Agricultural Economics, has been selected to receive the 2024 Mark and Eva Gardiner Innovation and Excellence Faculty Award.

In announcing the award, Mark Gardiner said, “Dr. Ted Schroeder is a lifelong educator that truly made a difference in our family and Gardiner Angus Ranch’s growth and sustainability. In 1995, the beef industry in America was failing. A few fellow K-State alums and I, along with a few others concerned about the decline in the beef industry, developed a bold plan that eventually became U.S. Premium Beef (USPB). Dr. Schroeder was instrumental in advising us as we developed our plan.”

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