Welcome To Ryun Livestock

The kids showing in Aberdeen: L to R:  Johnnie (Red Label) with Kyle, Iris (DialedTheWrongNumber) with Adam, Katniss (Catching Fire) with Abby, Pippi (Totally Magnetized) with Katy.  September 2021


Welcome to our  family ranch located in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota! 
Ryun Livestock is owned and operated by Jacob Kristine Ryun along with their 4 children.

When this all started, the original focus was in producing and selling quality, performance Appaloosa horses with excellent personalities, beautiful conformation, athletic ability, and the distinguishing factor of an Appaloosa...color!  However, with the arrival of the kids it became apparent we needed to change our focus a bit and start keeping back some of these awesome mounts we were raising and selling.  We proudly stood and owned World Champion & Silver Medallion Sire,
Straws Mighty Magnum, until his passing in October of 2022 at 27 years of age.  While our current breeding plans are on hold a bit, our focus will still remain on producing a quality performance prospect that will withstand the test of time and be a life-long partner.

We also run a commercial herd of black Angus and Angus cross cattle. Our herd bulls are sons of some of the top Angus bulls, while also occasionally incoorporating in some AI on our heifers.  We strive for a maternal mother cow that is easy to handle and produces a healthy calf with good natural weight gain each year. Our cattle are hardy and efficient with moderate size.

As the kids have grown, they have each branched out in a bit of their own adventures.  Our oldest daughter, Abby, has an established flock of mostly commercial sheep.  She is starting to dabble some in registered stock (Hampshire & Dorset) while improving her base flock of commercial ewes.  She operates under "Ranchin' Chic".  Our oldest son, Adam, has a herd of Jersey cattle he keeps busy milking.  He also sells raw milk off of the farm and raises hogs.  His dairy is on Facebook and YouTube under Ryun's LegenDairy.  Our youngest daughter, Katy, raises rabbits - for meat, show, and pets.  She currently has New Zealand, Mini Lop, and Polish in her rabbitry, KT's Bunnies.  Our youngest son, Kyle, is the poultry guy and operates Farm Raptors.  He always has plenty of chickens, ducks, and turkeys around to help keep us in eggs, meat, and the bug population down!

We are also dealers of  dac® nutritional products.  Our equine partners thrive on their dac® supplements!
Ryun Livestock has also be BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) certified.  We practice safe and humane handling practices on all of our livestock - program or not.

Ryun Livestock was formally known as Still Seeing Spots Appaloosas.  Throughout that time, we relocated a few times due to Jacob's Active Duty status with the United States Air Force. Originally located in Wisconsin, we moved to Alaska and Illinois before settling in North Dakota after Jacob left active duty in 2009 and joined the North Dakota Air National Guard. We spent a couple years on a quiet cattle ranch nestled in the North Dakota badlands before moving to our current location in May 2012.

We hope you enjoy a brief ranch tour as you explore our website. 

 ~The Ryun Family

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Ryun Ranch
  Straws Mighty Magnum
Last Updated  13 October 2023
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