WELCOME To GMAR
Green Mountain Angus Ranch was started in the early 70’s by Gale Todd, Tim’s father. The original herd was established by the purchases of 2 groups of cows: one group from the Sir William’s herd out of New York State and the other from a Canadian base herd. The original location of the ranch was in the Black Hills of South Dakota near Spearfish just under the base of Green Mountain thus the name. The Todd’s held their first production Bull Sale in 1973. The early sales were all held at the Sturgis Livestock Exchange in Sturgis, South Dakota.In 1981 the Todd’s purchased a ranch near Ryegate Montana. The cowherd grew from the original 100 head in South Dakota to 250 cows that the Ryegate ranch would run. The production sales were held at the ranch in March with 100+ bulls. With Gale’s retirement in 1991 Tim & his wife Kris took over the day to day management of the operation. The spring bull sale was moved to the third Friday in November and the sale has grown to 240 bulls and 200+ commercial heifers. Green Mountain Angus Ranch also has a spring private treaty bull sale that starts March 1st and sells around 100 bulls. The cow herd has grown to around 1100 mother cows which are based on 3 main ranches located at Ryegate (headquarters), Musselshell and Flatwillow near Grass Range. All the cows calve in the spring and are AI bred to start calving the first of February. Cows are synchronized in batches of 200 to 250 and are done in four groups in the same order that they calve. All the heifers (both registered and commercial) are fed and A I’d at Phil Veltkamp’s feedlot in Manhattan. We also put in around 100 embryos each year. ET calves will start calving around the first of January and finish in March. A few of our donor cows include Lagrande Black cap 4594, a full sister to 2536, JVC Altune of Conanga 803 a full sister to Onward and CCA Countess 061 a full sister to Tombstone.