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Letter From Phil


Dear Friends, 


Welcome to our 32nd Annual Private Treaty Sale and Open House. The year 2024 marks the 77th year of raising registered Angus cattle and 37th year of raising registered Charolais cattle for Trojan Hill Farms. The best part of being in the seed stock business is seeing your customers be successful. We have over 95 percent repeat customers. If you are not in this group, we would like to add you as a customer. We also include the registration number of all the bulls so you can look him up in his breed on the association website. This will provide a complete update EPD and a complete pedigree. 

The year 2023 was our second year of major drought. We fed most of the year. We are feeding cornstalk bales are are trying to balance rations. 

We weighed our bulls on December 23, 2023, which gave us an 85-day gain record. We have always tried to give our customers all of the information available. We are proud of this fact. 

Once again, our cattle made money on the grid with 40% being prime and the best choice. These cattle did not make the heifer or bullpen. For the last nine years, we have tested our cattle for carriers of BVD. To date, all of our cattle have been negative. We also test for Angus and Charolais breed genetic conditions. The Angus and Charolais bulls have been tested HD50K. The EPD has been enhanced from the DNA testing. 

The bulls have not been on creep feed. Studies have shown that bulls and heifers are more fertile and live longer without creep feed. Our bulls, over the last nine years, have passed a fertility test 95% of the time. They were placed on test on September 29, 2023. Our ration is a high roughage corn silage. Our goal with this feed is to have a two-and-one-half to three-pound daily gain. With free choice hay available at all times, the bulls grow instead of just getting fat. We have been carcass testing and ultrasound testing for twenty-three years. 

This year, the Trojan Hill Angus Bulls AI are sired by, Payweight, Safe Deposit, and Fireball. The Charolais Bulls AI sires are Citation and Badge. 

All yearling bulls must stay here at Trojan Hill Farms for fertility testing in April. These bulls will be 

ultrasound tested by a certified technician in March. 

Terms of sale are: all bulls are sold on a first-come, first-served basis; ½ of the purchase price is payable upon selection of bulls; we will keep the bulls until the first of May 2023. Free delivery within a 100-mile radius or $50.00 off if you pick up bulls. 


Please call Phil for an appointment. 

Phil and Darryl Archer 

Phil's cell phone #641-680-6769     Home phone #641-675-3769 

Customers Testimonials: 

  • Jim, Gary, Jeff Lindquist, and Kenny Pamperin, Green Top, MO have used Trojan Hill Farm genetics for the last 25 years. During that time, they have received premiums from $20 to $40 per hundredweight for their calves.

  • Curtis Heemsbergen, Selma, IA said the last Angus bull he purchased from Trojan Hill Farms was used for 10 breeding seasons. He was very satisfied.

  • Tom Canon, Newton IA, purchased a Charolais cow, Heiress Of Trojan 720, from Trojan Hill Farms. Recently he sold½ interest for $34,000

Directions to the Farm:

10 miles east of Bloomfield on County Road J40, then turn south on 220th street (gravel road) at farm sign, go one half mile, first place on south or one half mile west of Troy, IA on J40, then half mile south on 220th Street. The bulls are located at 31741 220th St. Bloomfield, IA.

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