Welcome to Jungels Shorthorn Farm
Jungels Shorthorn Farm started in 1953 with the purchase of a registered Shorthorn heifer, from the famous Hammer Shorthorn Herd of Hannaford, ND.
By 1970, the herd grew to an exceptional base of 50 purebred females. In 1974, the EM DEE herd, including the farmstead and pasture land, was purchased from Melvin Dronen of Finley, ND. The DEE prefixed cattle all carry some influence back to the original EM DEE cows. Some of these females origins date back to 1929.
In 1999, Jungels decided to register all future cattle with the JSF (Jungels Shorthorn Farm), since it was at this time that Derek returned to the family operation and also in an effort to help expand our purebred cattle marketing efforts. At that time, the herd aggressively expanded and began marketing Shorthorn cattle to a more diverse customer base. Intense emphasis was placed on fleshing ability, fertility, and, longevity.
In 2007, Jungels decided to hold their first “Durham's for Denver” bull sale. This private treaty bid-off is held annually “In the Yards” and has grown to become a fixture of the National Western for Shorthorn enthusiasts.
In 2014, the sale was moved to the ranch, where 50 Shorthorn and ShorthornPlus bulls averaged in excess of $6000. We have been fortunate to maintain this momentum, now selling 150 bulls annually off the ranch via auction as well as private treaty bulls throughout the year. Currently, JSF bulls are breeding cows in 44 states, all Canadian Provinces, and, worldwide via AI.