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Riek's Black Angus is dedicated to promoting the Angus breed and phenomenal
pedigrees. Over the past several years the family farm has bred some excellent genetics
and temperament into our registered and commercial cattle.
RBA pushes for maternal
traits, fertility, udder
quality, carcass, growth
and fleshing ability with in
the herd. We continue to
use proven AI sires for
reliable genetics with
predictability bred in.
It started about 1970 when Jerry Riek bought a small group of Herefords. In the late
80's Jerry sold out and his son Jeff bought his own farm just up the road and started his
own beef program. Jeff had about 25 crossbred cows, when the market changed and Black
Angus became more profitable he decided to change. When Jeff's sons Josh and Jake were
teenagers they to got into farming. From then on it started to grow. They began showing
cattle at county fairs.
As they learned more about cattle they began building toward a better herd by purchasing
some top registered Angus bulls.
In the spring of 2004 Josh married Angie DeLong and talked her into the farming
business. She laughed but agreed to it. City girl gone farming. Just a few days after
getting married they bought their own farm from Josh's grandpa Gordy Anderson. In May
2004 Josh and Jeff bought some cow/calf pairs and open heifers to get Josh & Angie's
farm started. A year later in May 2005 they decided AI breeding was the way to go for
better genetics in the cattle. Grandpa Jeff also gave Josh & Angie's daughter Madysn a
commercial heifer in 2005. She was very excited to get her own and start in the cattle
business. Spring 2006 Angie's brother Adam DeLong decided to purchase a couple
registered bred cows to get started. Adam stayed with the cattle business until 2012
when he decided to sell out. In 2007 Jake also got into registered cattle with the rest of
the family. Then in 2008 grandpa Jeff gave a commercial heifer to Josh & Angie's son
Ashton Riek to get him started. He couldn't have been happier. In April 2011 Jake
married Cassie Peterson and in March 2013 they were blessed with a beautiful daughter,
Jayla Marie. Hopefully in a few years she will want to join the fun and want some cattle
of her own.
Riek's Black Angus goal is to build better cattle and enjoy farming. This is just a hobby
and we all enjoy it. We breed 40 registered and 10 commercial Angus on average each
year. We now have three farms with about three hundred acres and rent 40 acres of hay
and 25 acres of pasture. Everyone helps out and puts their time in on the farm.
A special thanks to Jerry & Arlene Riek for helping out tremendously and Gordy
Anderson for helping rake hay when everyone is busy.