Best Angus & Quarter Horses

Best Angus will be hosting their 10th Annual Best Angus & Quarter Horses Production Sale at 2 p.m., Monday, March 4, at the ranch, southeast of Watford City. The sale will offer 75-registered yearling Angus bulls and 15 coming two-year-old registered Angus bulls and excellent home raised heifer calves. For more information, visit the ranch website,

What started in 1987 as a 4-H and FFA project of Pete's has grown into a registered Angus cowherd known for efficient, profitable, maternal cattle that serve the cattlemen of today's beef industry well.

In 2006, Bests had the opportunity to move themselves and their 30-registered Angus cows home to the ranch that Vawnita grew up on in the Badlands of south central McKenzie County. Through intense AI and ET, the entire brood cowherd at Elkhorn Creek Ranch is registered, AHIR tested, Maternal Plus enrolled, and carcass ultra-sounded since 1995. Of the 300 cows, approximately half are synchronized in the spring and AI'ed and about 100 are used as recipient cows in the ET program.

Best Angus believes it is their responsibility to breed cattle that will provide profitability for their customers' cowherds, as well as their quality of life through focusing on economic and problem free trait selection that is balanced with nature. To be able to do so, selection pressure is applied in their harsh Badland's environment. Bests have extended their grazing season over the last decade and have focused on the type and kind of mother cow who thrives in a harsh environment, while producing calves that efficiently gain in the feedlot, and grade on the rail.

In addition to their Best Angus & Quarter Horses Production Sale the first Monday of March at the ranch, Best Angus has also partnered with Strommen Ranch and Talkington Angus Ranch to form the Badlands Angus Alliance registered coming two-year-old bull and bred female sale.

The Badlands Angus Alliance on the first Wednesday of December offered registered Angus coming two-year-old bulls from the three programs and bred females from customers of Badlands Angus Alliance. Badlands Angus Alliance will be supporting Best customers with a Badland's Angus Alliance Replacement Heifer Calf Special, Jan. 25, 2024. "We see this new sale as an ideal way for our customers to add value for their maternal genetics and a great way for new customers and heifer development projects to buy into the Badlands Angus Alliance Bred female sale," stated Pete Best.

For more information on Best Angus and Quarter Horses or Badlands Angus Alliance, contact Pete at 701-570-6959 or visit


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