ABOUT PURDUM ANGUS FARMS
Purdum Angus Farms has strong roots in agriculture and started with the first 160 acres purchased by Raymond and Delores Purdum and still remains today in the family farm. We manage over 600 acres of pasture and hay ground while also farming over 1500 acres of corn and soybeans. Our focus continues to be on producing purebred calving ease bulls and replacement heifers. The cross functional farming operation allows us to utilize rotational grazing and winter stalks to fully utilize the farm ground.
The Purdum family purchased their first Angus cows in the early 1970's. At a young age the boys showed cattle at the Lenox Steer Show, St. Joe and other shows. Danny, with the help of his father, Raymond, started a purebred herd and continued to build on this herd through the 70's. Their focus initially was raising commercial cattle that later turned into a focus on purebred Angus. In the 80's: Danny's sons, Cody and Casey, began showing Angus heifers through the 4-H program and continued this tradition. With a little persistence and convincing Cody purchased two heifers his first year in sixth grade and showed at the Union County Fair. Casey and Cody continued to show and Casey always had a home raised steer or heifer and Cody purchased a steer and had a home raised heifer. During these years is where their passion began for attending Angus Junior Nationals every Summer.
WHERE WE ARE TODAY
As all generations like to help the next, Raymond continued to purchase purebred Angus cattle and help continue to grow the herd. As new blood lines were introduced to the herd they continued to expand genetics with show quality heifers. While their genetics continued to expand they also saw the need to produce purebred Angus bulls and replacement heifers for the Seedstock and Commercial producers in Southwest Iowa. In 1990 Danny's brother, Dennis, decided to invest in Angus females and helped expand the foundation females and genetics. In 1998 the business continued to grow with additional new genetics that are still in the operation today. They focused on operations in the US where they could obtain new genetics from elite operations to continue for the future. Purdum Angus Farms manages over 600 acres of pasture and hay ground while also farming over 1500 acres of corn and soybeans. Today, the focus continues to be on producing purebred calving ease bulls and replacement heifers. The cross functional farming operation allows us to utilize rotational grazing and winter stalks to fully utilize the farm ground.