Schiefelbein Farms was started in 1955 by two city kids with a desire to raise the best beef possible and to do it as a family. Frank and Frosty have seen that dream come to fruition as they have watched their boys grow and take part in the farm life. As it stands now Grandma Frosty and Big Frank have sired 9 boys, 32 grand kids and 21 great grand kids. They have also grown the farm to the largest Registered Angus operation in Minnesota and the 37th largest seedstock operation across all breeds. Throughout the expansion Frank and Frosty have kept this a purely family operation. 7 of the 9 brothers work at the farm full time with the 8th still helping on weekends, 4 grandchildren have come back full time with more looking to return after college.
Meet the family
On August 21st 1953, Frank and Frosty said their "I dos" and now 65 years later they are still going strong. Big Frank still does all of the accounting for our feeding program, and also makes time to haul bulls, bid on calves, and cut some hay. Don't let him fool you though, Grandma Frosty stays equally busy taking care of the Schiefelbein cottage, buying presents for all 53 grand and great grandchildren, and going to daily mass.
Frank III (center right) is the first boy and considers himself to be the favorite. At 64 years he manages the steer barn the spray application and can breed a few cows at a pinch. Longevity is evident in the Schiefelbein genome.
Son #2 is Rick (back 2nd from left). You will find Rick day in and day out checking the almost 1000 registered animals on the place. He is also king of getting the best deal for the lowest price. The customers appreciate that he is not in charge of the buy-back program
Brother Bob (middle back) is a jack of all trades master of all. You name it he can do. Primarily, he manages the 2200 acres of crop ground and also acts as Operations Manager. However, he can breed a cow, wire a barn, fix a chopper, and plumb a water line. He is the default call when something goes wrong