Meet the Nieder Family

owners of nieder cattle company

About the Business

We are a cow/calf operation. We feed a few calves for our own use, and some local people buy beef from us, but most of our operation is cow/calf, and we sell our calves at weaning.

Why Show Me Beef?

We're bringing them a product that’s bred, born, fed, and raised in Missouri. I don’t know that you could ask for any better food source for consumers than to know exactly where your products come from.

A Family Affair

Brandon Nieder - It means the world to me to be able to raise my kids on a farm. My wife didn’t grow up on a farm, but I think she would tell you that she couldn’t find a better place to raise our kids. In this way of life, it’s fun to watch them grow up from being a little kid and having big googly eyes when they see a baby calf. Now our daughter, who has the nickname of the Ranch Manager, is four years old and can tell you which cow will have a baby calf and which cow is ready to get bred. We do a lot of artificial insemination around here, and she can look out in the pasture and say, "Hey Dad, you need to get that cow tonight." Our son is getting pretty involved in the livestock showing part of it, as well.

Carli Nieder - I feel like for our family, too, our cattle operation has really taught them a lot about hard work and responsibility. I just think our children know more about animals and breeding and the lifecycle of an animal that they normally wouldn’t know if they weren’t growing up on a farm. It’s something that, as a family, we do together. I know our daughter loves to help her dad with everything. She's very involved, whether it's checking cows, breeding cows, calving, taking care of a bottle calf. It's become a passion of hers too.

Family Farm Facts

Terms you may not know:

Cow/Calf Operation - Cows are bred and calves are born and raised every year on cow-calf farms and ranches, spending time grazing on grass pastures within sight of their mothers.
Backgrounding - Backgrounding is a beef production system that involves maximal use of pasture and forages from the time calves are weaned until they are placed in a feedlot.
Feedyard - Cattle spend their final 4-6 months at a feedyard being fed a scientifically-balanced diet and receiving daily care.