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Knutson Shorthorns is operated by third and fourth generation family farmers in Pine Island, MN. Historically a dairy, Shorthorns were added in 2011 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.

Breeding Co-op

Rewards without the Risk

A unique opportunity for Angus/Continental cross cows to run with Shorthorn bulls for added maternal and carcass traits with an exceptional buyback program. 

We also want to expand our network to include feedlot operations looking for backgrounded, high quality feeder calves.

Custom Grazing

Reserve space for Summer 2021!

  • 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.

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Cattle For Sale

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.

Look for our first sale late fall/early winter 2021.

Our Program

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. 

DRS Super Mario
Crooked Post Grissom
BSG Cathy
Deerhorn Florence
Crooked Post Grissom 24T
ST Betsy 59F
JSF All Sevens 108E
Commercial Shorthorn x Red Angus Steer
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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. 

Knutson Shorthorns

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Zachary Knutson

49273 170th Ave Pine Island, MN 55963

Email | 507-259-9804 |      

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