Small Livestock LLC

In 2001, our purebred Charolais herd began with five bred cows, purchased from the Hoodoo Ranch in Cody, Wyo. Starting from the ground up, and working together as a family, we’ve slowly built our program, propagation desirable genetics through embryo transfer and utilization of proven AI sires and herd bulls. In November of 2020, we purchased Sandhill Cattle Feeders in Winnemucca, Nev.

Building upon this solid foundation, we’ve utilized complimentary outcross genetics, to develop a contemporary base herd, exemplifying function, moderation and carcass merit.

We had the fortunate opportunity to purchase the mature SimAngus cow herd from the Bar CK Cattle Company (Culver Ore.), in 2022. This herd has been in the top 1% of their breed for multiple traits, including birth weight, marbling, terminal index (TI), and is the #1 herd in the breed for All Purpose Index (API). Purchasing this herd gives us the unique opportunity to build upon the exciting and proven Bar CK program.

At Small Livestock LLC, our family produces high quality Charolais and SimAngus cattle, designed to add value and efficiency to your operation. Born, raised and developed in northern Nevada, we focus on genetics that work; Cows that work on the ranch. Bulls that work in multiple production settings and environments. Feeders that work in the lot. And carcasses that work on the rail.

The Small Livestock ranch (and summer range) is located at 6,000 feet elevation, near the tiny town of Mountain City, Nevada. Formerly a bustling copper mining town, the now quiet ranching community lies 80 miles north of Elko, Nevada and approximately 16 miles south of the Idaho/Nevada border.

This steep and rocky terrain favors an atmosphere ideal for developing cattle built to function; Structure and utility are a must.

During the winter months, our entire herd is relocated to Winnemucca, where they graze crop aftermath, with hay supplementation. Calves are weaned and backgrounded, and replacement heifers and sale bulls are developed.

With the addition of the Bar CK herd and the expansion of our bull numbers, We're holding our first annual auction this year, to better accommodate our growth in numbers, and the diversity of our new and existing customer base.


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At Small Livestock, our Charolais cattle are built to function. Environmental and topographical demands necessitate structural correctness and durability at our core. That said, we also understand the importance of our end product-- quality beef. These fundamentals are at the heart of our program.

We’re pleased to offer bulls that exemplify structure, longevity and carcass quality. Our Charolais and SimAngus bulls will be available now in our First Annual Production Sale, February 22, 2024. Come and see us in Winnemucca, NV!
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Wade and Cara Small

Ranch Address:
1125 Trail Creek Road
Mountain City, NV 89831

Mailing Address:
3300 Feedlot Road
Winnemucca, NV 89445

Wade: 208-243-1813

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