Knutson Shorthorns is operated by third and fourth generation family farmers in Pine Island, MN. Historically a dairy, Shorthorns were added as an integral part of a low input, rotational grazing regenerative farming and direct beef operation. Sign up for updates on upcoming sale animals and dates.
Custom Grazing & Breeding
Reserve space for Summer 2023!
Perfect for the small herdsman who doesn't want the expense and hassle of owning a bull.
Take advantage of a registered clean up bull after AI.
Outsource your heifers that need new genetic exposure.
Cattle For Sale
We have 6 open heifers and 1 bred heifer available by Private Treaty as of November 2022. Call or email us for additional information.
We will have 3 bulls available in Fall 2023
We use all of the bulls we retain on our own cows as yearlings, so we really mean it when we say "we only keep the bulls we would use ourselves"
Animals are always available for sale on the farm via private treaty and visitors are always welcome.
Our cattle are raised with an emphasis on long-term production and maternal abilities.
Our registered Shorthorns perform alongside our commercial cow herd. We focus on selecting for convenience traits like fertility and calving ability, followed by maternal traits. Finally, we select for carcass traits as we grow our farm-to-table beef program. See some of our AI sires and foundation cows below.
Going on 12-year-old cow with her 5-month-old KNUT Havelock Heifer at side
2022 Bull prospect we plan to use on heifers in 2023, his dam is 10 years old and has never missed
An Aussies Perspective
Zachary Knutson participated in the American Shorthorn Association Ambassador Program in Australia in 2016. He spent six months traveling across Australia visiting over 30 Shorthorn studs to learn about the genetics, management practices, and culture. Read about his experiences from Shorthorn Country below.