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A Little About Big Bend

Big Bend saw it's beginning in 1999 as Big Bend Ranch.  Located in the scenic Villages of Van Buren, "Keosauqua" (Blackfoot for the Big Bend in the Des Moines River), Iowa.  The ranch started off with commercial Angus cows.  We soon had the opportunity to lease / buy several hundred bred, second calf heifers from the Paddlock Ranch.  Feeling the need to continue growing, a Spring group of backgrounders was purchased, then an additional group for Fall.  We added Pure Bred Angus cows, aided by a consultant and respected friend.The backgrounders were replaced by Western Angus heifers. Currently we hold an annual bred heifer and Bull sale.  

In 2011, we were able to purchase an old AC tractor dealership, which is now the home of Big Bend Livestock Solutions LLC.  

Go Bob Pipe and Steel (livestock handling and feeding equipment), has been used on my cattle operation from the beginning. The unsurpassed quality of this company's products made it an easy first choice as the bed rock of Big Bend livestock Solution LLC.  

Horse tack came online secondly and occupies the store space of the Big Bend Livestock Solutions site.  Innitially, the selection was in consideration for the farmer/rancher.  We now carry a much wider selection, hoping to also serve Trail Riders, Ropers, Barrel Racers and anyone owning a horse.  We proudly carry the best brands in the Equine industry!  Classic, Classic Rattler, Rattler, Classic Equine, Cashel, Martin Saddlery, Cactus Saddlery, Cactus Rope, Heel-O-Matic, Weaver Leather and King Saddlery.