KM Cattle Company is located near Coon Rapids, Iowa in west central Iowa. Owned by Kent and Jill Musfeldt, it was established in 1964 with the goal of producing high quality registered Angus bulls that provide superior calving ease and maternal traits to cow/calf producers and growth and carcass genetics to feedlots throughout the Midwest to maximize their profit potential.
Kent and Jill are both graduates of Northwest Missouri State University. Kent worked his way through college with a custom fitting and artificial inseminating service for many of the historic Angus breeders of the Angus enriched area of northwest Missouri. Kent continued to serve as a herdsman for nationally known herds in Missouri and Oregon prior to returning to NWMSU to manage the University beef herds and bull test under Dr. C.K. Allen, then off to manage Piper Angus Ranch, Kansas City, KS, for 3-years. In the fall of 1990, it was time to expand our herd after having had the opportunity to work for many different types of programs with different types of marketing, management and environments and many top breeders who certainly provided insight and inspiration. Kent also entered the nutrition field at that time and is a beef consultant and sales manager of Big Gain Feeds. Kent serves on the Iowa Beef Industry Council as an Executive member of their Board of Directors.He recently was able to take part in an eye-opening, trip of a lifetime, going to South Korea and Taiwan for a beef trade mission trip. Jill is a part time sales associate for Community Insurance Agency in Coon Rapids.
Daughter Sara, graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2008 and is now living by Coon Rapids.
Sara has a 9-year old little girl Tenley Elizabeth Roetman and a 5-year-old little girl, Kennedi Rose Roetman. Sara is now a crop insurance underwriter for Hudson Crop.
Son Kyle, graduated from Iowa State University in May 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science. After graduation, Kyle immediately joined the family Angus operation and also is a Beef Specialist and Sales Representative for Select Sires covering southern and western IA. He also managed the historic Earl Marshall Angus Sale serving as Sale Manager from 2013-2018. Kyle and his wife Jessica were married on May 16th, 2021 and have a 5 year old daughter, Hadley Jo Musfeldt. Jessica is an extremely talented photographer and operates her own business- Jessica Blex Photography and Design. Kyle was honored to have a great opportunity to be a part of the Beef Leaders Institute 2015. He was able to take a close up look and learn more about every phase of the Beef Industry from conception to plate with other Leaders of the Beef Industry from all over the country.
Touch of History:
Kent's parents Tom and LeeAnn owned the Thomas Musfeldt & Sons herd that had Val-Mar Farms connections dating back to the mid 1960's with the purchase of two bred heifers at the Bread & Butter Angus Sale. Their angus herd expanded in 1973 when Tom & LeeAnn purchased a farm south of Manilla. Then, another expansion in 1977 when Musfeldt & Sons started farming the Val-Mar farmland and in 1978 purchased the nucleus of the Val-Mar Angus cowherd and leased all the facilities allowing them to expand to 250 cows. Kent continues the Angus tradition with Jill and their son, Kyle, operating KM Cattle Company. Interesting that KM Cattle Company's current Coon Rapids headquarters, purchased in 2002, was once a part of the Pingrey Ranch which is where 200 cows from the Escher & Ryan historic angus herd landed in 1924 for Earl Ryan, prior to partnering with the Harrison's of California, which started the Harrison & Ryan operation.