Herd History

In 1948, Bob bought his first registered Angus heifer as a 4-H project. Not long after, in 1953, Bob and his parents, Dale and Esther, formed a partnership that soon became known as Da-Es-Ro Angus Farms (Dale-Esther-Robert). Over the past fifty years, the herd has emerged into the current 150 cow purebred operation that focuses on producing seed stock that excel in economically important traits.

Dale passed away in 1993, but the Schlutz Family has pledged to continue the "Family Tradition" of producing cattle that meet the demands of our customers. Bob's farm manager Bruce Kiesewetter now oversees the cattle operation while Tim Whittaker directs the row crop operation.

We market all of our females through the Gala Review Sale held the second Saturday in December. We sell an additional 35-45 yearling bulls, along with a few two-year-olds, in many different Angus Association Sales such as the Denver Bull Sale at the National Western in January, Iowa Beef Expo in February, and local Angus association spring sales.

In the past few years, added emphasis has been placed on carcass merit and EPD's. We recognized the demand for carcass genetics and have worked hard to assemble genetics that are proven in carcass merit, while still maintaining the eye-appeal and structural correctness that has been our trademark for the last fifty years.

We are excited about our acquisitions and the future of Da-Es-Ro Angus Farms. As we strive to meet the needs of our customers and the public as a whole, we think it is necessary to take time to reflect and thank the Lord for people the Angus Breed has been blessed with. Without the wonderful people we have met, it would be much more difficult to get through the tough times in the beef business. Hopefully, we will have the opportunity to work with you and your organization in the future, whether through a purchase or just a conversation on the phone.


The Schlutz Family

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