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Raising quality Angus cattle, dedicated to profitability for the commercial cattleman.




Raising quality Angus cattle, dedicated to profitability for the commercial cattleman.



The Legacy. Since 1951.


The O'Neill Angus Farm legacy began in 1951 when Clinton O'Neill and Jim O'Neill purchased two great "Earl Marshall" females, the Delia's and Eraline's. During this time the industry was selecting for small framed cattle which Clinton hated because they didn't grow and gain in the feed lot. Instead of going along with the trends of the industry the O'Neills set out to breed cattle that would make money for the commercial cattleman. The first two foundation females of the O'Neill herd were deep bodied, thick-made, had great udders and were larger than what was acceptable within the industry at the time.

Almost two decades later, in the late 1960's, the style of cattle the O'Neill family purchased became accepted across the industry. In 1969 O'Neill Angus Farm sold the high selling bull at the Iowa State Sale, followed by selling the top three high selling bulls in 1970. Since then O'Neill Angus bred cattle have become known for making profit for commercial cattlemen. Over sixty years later the Delia's, Eraline's and a more recent cow family, Royal Lady, still dominate the herd.

Since the inception of O'Neill Angus Farm critical trait selection remains the same for quality feet, legs, fertility, longevity, excellent udders and fleshing ability. Combining all of these traits with feed efficiency has shown great value to commercial cattlemen, demanding premiums on the rail with an average of $200-$250/head, not even mentioning the added pounds.

Genetics from the O'Neill Angus Farm herd have been placed into herds across the United States and the globe.

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Jim and Ardyce O'Neill


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Ellen and Clinton O'Neill


The Legacy. Since 1951.


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The O'Neill Angus Farm legacy began in 1951 when Clinton O'Neill and Jim O'Neill purchased two great "Earl Marshall" females, the Delia's and Eraline's. During this time the industry was selecting for small framed cattle which Clinton hated because they didn't grow and gain in the feed lot. Instead of going along with the trends of the industry the O'Neills set out to breed cattle that would make money for the commercial cattleman. The first two foundation females of the O'Neill herd were deep bodied, thick-made, had great udders and were larger than what was acceptable within the industry at the time.

Almost two decades later, in the late 1960's, the style of cattle the O'Neill family purchased became accepted across the industry. In 1969 O'Neill Angus Farm sold the high selling bull at the Iowa State Sale, followed by selling the top three high selling bulls in 1970. Since then O'Neill Angus bred cattle have become known for making profit for commercial cattlemen. Over sixty years later the Delia's, Eraline's and a more recent cow family, Royal Lady, still dominate the herd.

Since the inception of O'Neill Angus Farm critical trait selection remains the same for quality feet, legs, fertility, longevity, excellent udders and fleshing ability. Combining all of these traits with feed efficiency has shown great value to commercial cattlemen, demanding premiums on the rail with an average of $200-$250/head, not even mentioning the added pounds.

Genetics from the O'Neill Angus Farm herd have been placed into herds across the United States and the globe.

The Legacy. Since 1951.


The O'Neill Angus Farm legacy began in 1951 when Clinton O'Neill and Jim O'Neill purchased two great "Earl Marshall" females, the Delia's and Eraline's. During this time the industry was selecting for small framed cattle which Clinton hated because they didn't grow and gain in the feed lot. Instead of going along with the trends of the industry the O'Neills set out to breed cattle that would make money for the commercial cattleman. The first two foundation females of the O'Neill herd were deep bodied, thick-made, had great udders and were larger than what was acceptable within the industry at the time.

Almost two decades later, in the late 1960's, the style of cattle the O'Neill family purchased became accepted across the industry. In 1969 O'Neill Angus Farm sold the high selling bull at the Iowa State Sale, followed by selling the top three high selling bulls in 1970. Since then O'Neill Angus bred cattle have become known for making profit for commercial cattlemen. Over sixty years later the Delia's, Eraline's and a more recent cow family, Royal Lady, still dominate the herd.

Since the inception of O'Neill Angus Farm critical trait selection remains the same for quality feet, legs, fertility, longevity, excellent udders and fleshing ability. Combining all of these traits with feed efficiency has shown great value to commercial cattlemen, demanding premiums on the rail with an average of $200-$250/head, not even mentioning the added pounds.

Genetics from the O'Neill Angus Farm herd have been placed into herds across the United States and the globe.


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Sound, Solid, and Best in Breed dependable next generation genetics that work. Our progressive, no-nonsense approach produces genetics that are deep, balanced and high quality that will work hard to produce results for you and your herd.


We spend hours analyzing pedigree, fed cattle data, epd performance, show results and proven results to gauge what really gets the job done for real-world beef production and show so that our customers have the best chance for success and profits.


At O'Neill Angus Farm, we understand the importance of your operation and your results matter to us. Our purpose and focus is long-term commitment is to your success. Our customers come first with a no questions asked guarantee.

In Loving Memory


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Sound, Solid, and Best in Breed dependable next generation genetics that work. Our progressive, no-nonsense approach produces genetics that are deep, balanced and high quality that will work hard to produce results for you and your herd.

Ardyce O'Neill


Ardyce LaJean (Chittenden) O’Neill age 78 of Logan, Iowa passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at home. Ardyce was born on January 14, 1942 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Jesse and Marie (Huddle) Chittenden. She lived in Madison, Nebraska until 1954 when her family moved to Missouri Valley, Iowa. She babysat and worked at Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator during high school. She graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1960. Ardyce was employed at City National Bank in Council Bluffs, until her marriage. On September 18, 1960 she was united in marriage to James O’Neill. She and Jim farmed and raised registered Angus cattle for 60 years east of BeeBeetown. Ardyce was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Missouri Valley. She was President of the Iowa Angus Auxiliary, President of the American Angus Auxiliary. She was named the most distinguished woman American Angus Auxiliary. Took a Beef promotion booth to Denver for 10 years. She helped start The National Junior Angus Cook off. She was an active 4-H leader and member of Harrison County Cow Bells. She was Treasurer of Harris Grove Memorial Chapel.

She is preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Marie Chittenden, brother Vernon Chittenden, daughter Debra O’Neill and great-grandson Leighton Jones.

Ardyce is survived by her husband Jim, a daughter Jane (Jerry) Scott, a son J. C. O’Neill, grandchildren Matt (Christy) Hotz, Jordan (Melissa) O’Neill, Michaela (Jared) Patterson and Abbie (Gary) Jones, thirteen great grandchildren, sisters Audrey Fuchs and Donna (Oran) Nelson.


ONEILL ANGUS BREEDER ACCOMPLISHMENTS


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1987 ALL AMERICAN MASTER BREEDER AWARD


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1991 IOWA SEED STOCK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR


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PREMIER BREEDER AWARD AT 1978 NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW


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JIM AND ARDYCE O'NEILL INDUCTED INTO THE ANGUS HERITAGE FOUNDATION BY THE AMERICAN ANGUS ASSOCIATION FOR MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE IMPROVEMENT AND AND ADVANCEMENT OF THE ANGUS BREED - AWARDED ON NOVEMBER 15 2010.
PHOTO: JIM AND ARDYCE ON THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEPTEMBER 18, 2010.

Ardyce O'Neill was one of the first women inducted with her husband.