Welcome to Venner Limousin

For over a hundred years cattle have roamed the yards and fields of the Venner Farms located in the fertile, rolling hills of western Iowa.  Now in the fifth generation of cattle rearing, emphasis has shifted in recent years to a registered cow-calf herd rather than feeding market ready animals, although that is still a part of the operation.    .  

In 1979 Jim and Becky ventured into the beef seedstock industry with the purchase of a few Limousin females as several dispersal sales. Over the years Venner Limousin has developed into a reliable source for heavy muscled, user friendly beef bulls. Bulls and females are merchandised at several Midwestern consignment sale as as well as off the farm. With our focus on superior quality, we can fulfill your needs.

As the world around us changes, so do marketing plans at Venner Limousin. On February 9, 2023 we will host the “Nine plus 1” online sale featuring 9 herd bull prospects and 1 female lot. This sale will be hosted at L365 and will feature some of the first progeny of JBV Yellowstone 901G, the popular syndicated young sire raised here and will include some of the best genetics we have ever raised.

We are also offering 2 bulls at the Black Hills Stock Show on February 3rd. These include a Yellowstone son with the data and phenotype to be a legitimate herd sire and a red yearling bull with built in calving ease. We invite to come visit our stalls in Rapid City or at the farm anytime.

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JBV Bankroll 114J

Lot 1 “NINE plus 1” Sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions.com

JBV Yellowstone 901G x JBV Country Song 815F (Credentials )

April 18, 2021   Homozygous Polled    NPM2442222 (Purebred)

BW  74   WW  771  YW 1347  Scrotal 41.9

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

We are just about as excited with this guy as we were with his daddy. JBV Bankroll 114J is one of the first JBV Yellowstone sons and we think he has a world of potential. With a negative birthweight EPD, double digit CED and 74 pound actual birthweight, he looks to be a great option for heifers.  Actual performance of 771 at weaning, 1347 at yearling with a scrotal over 41 brings the power and growth to make him a true “power” bull, movement even a cat would be envious of and and a killer look completes the whole package. With the look and feel of a true herd bull, JBV Bankroll is worth taking a look at.

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JBV Boulevard 124J

Lot 2 “NINE plus 1” Sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions.com

ROMN Floyd Mudhenkey 101F x JBV Silhouette 803F (Credentials )

September 3, 2021   Homozygous Polled    NPM2480484(Purebred)

BW  80   WW  678  YW 1158  Scrotal 34.5

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

Moderate framed with a ton of muscle and style, JBV Boulevard 124J offers you an option in a red, homo polled package. With balanced performance numbers and high marbling EPD’s, this purebred can fit a lot of programs. Out of a super Credentials daughter, if you are searching for more muscle and maternal in your cowherd, Boulevard is worth taking a look at.

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JBV Clifford 125J

BHSS Lot 28X (substitute) February 3, 2023

JBV Yellowstone 901G x JBV Dream Catcher 528C (RPY Paynes Derby )

September 4, 2021   Homozygous Polled    NPM2480480 (Purebred)

BW  86   WW  664  YW 1180  Scrotal 38.6

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

The Yellowstone sons offer a lot of value to the industry with their growth, high marbling scores and big scrotal numbers, and JBV Clifford 125J fits that mold perfectly. Homo polled out of a cow family that has been the model of consistency,, he offers extra depth of body with a soft look, balanced numbers and moderation with a puppy dog attitude.

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JBV Cash Value 127J

Lot 3 “NINE plus 1” sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions.com

Wulfs Ozark K115E x JBV Treasure 828F (COLE Dazzle 74D)

September 17, 2021   Homozygous Polled    LFM2480485 (68%)

BW  84   WW  810  YW 1385  Scrotal 39.6

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

If you are looking for a bull with growth and power, consider JBV Cash Value 127J. This red, homo polled beast has the numbers, performance and volume to produce those soggy, deep ribbed, muscular calves that will really push down the scales. Growth EPD’s in the top 15% , weaning at over 800 pounds and with a yearling weight of 1385 he will add value to your bottom line.

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JBV Front and Center 201J

Lot 4 “NINE plus 1” sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions.com

MAGS Firestone 218F x JBV Elizabeth 404B (MRL X-Rated 014X)

December 19, 2021   Polled  Homozygous Black  NXM2508685 (78%)

BW  74   WW  696   YW  1263  Scrotal 39.3

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

https://limousin.digitalbeef.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=_animal&file=_animal&animal_registration=NXM2508685

Calving ease deluxe here. With birth weight and CED numbers in the top 10% of the breed and a 74 pound actual birthweight, JBV Front and Center’s calving ease appears to be bred in. And with performance EPD’s in the top third of the breed, you don’t have to sacrifice performance for calving ease. His momma is a moderate framed yet big bodied female and is one of our favorites. This youngster would be a “no problems” addition to your bull pen and your heifers will love him.

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JBV Batman 202J

Lot 5 “NINE plus 1” sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions.com

JBV Yellowstone 901G x JBV Millie 501B (Wulfs Xerox 8622X )

December 29, 2021   Homozygous Polled   Homozygous Black  LFM2508686 (74%)

BW  90   WW  749    YW  1350  Scrotal 45.3

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

I’m Batman! If you like big bodied yet moderate framed critters, JBV Batman 202J will appeal to you. With his massive rib shape, heavy muscle pattern and huge scrotal development, he has enough power for anyone. And the fact that all four of his maternal sisters are in the herd, tells you all you need to know about what we think of his momma. We think this guy is a no brainer to consider.

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JBV Denali 204K

Lot 6 “NINE plus 1” sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions.com

CJSL Data Bank 6124D x JBV Girl Crush (JBV Expedition 205Z )

January 1, 2022   Homozygous Polled    NPM2508688 (Purebred)

BW  86   WW  788  YW 1280  Scrotal 39.9

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

One of our absolute favorites, this maternal brother to JBV Yellowstone follows the same pattern his brother has. Very complete and eye appealing, his balanced numbers and top level performance only add to his appeal. Herd bull alert here, we think that JBV Denali 204K has the phenotype and genetics to push your herd to new levels.

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JBV Yosemite 205K

Lot 7 “NINE plus 1” sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions,com

JBV Yellowstone 901G x JBV Katniss 215Z (CALO Brickyard 902W )

January 5, 2022   Homozygous Polled   Homozygous Black  NXM2508689 (82%)

BW  94   WW  840  YW 1458  Scrotal  44.1

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

If you looked long enough, you might be able to find a longer bodied Limousin bull somewhere, but I don’t know where.  JBV Yosemite has it going on with superior length, muscle and eye appeal making him an opportunity waiting. Our top performing bull with an 840 pound weaning, 1458 at a year and performance GE-EPD’s in the top tier, this double homozygous youngster has always been an eye catcher. Add in a huge scrotal of 44.1 makes him a performance powerhouse. Out of one of our most productive females, a 10 year old who has stayed around for a reason, Yosemite is one of our Yellowstone sons that make us a believer in this line of Limousin cattle..

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JBV Milestone 206K

Lot 8 “NINE plus 1” sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions.com

Wulfs Fifty T804F x JBV Bubbles 702D (Credentials )

January 6, 2022   Homozygous Polled    NPM2508690 (Purebred)

BW  83   WW  731 YW 1234  Scrotal 38.2

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

The Limousin breed came over from France with heavy muscled red bulls. While JBV Milestone 206K doesn’t look quite like those early bulls, he is heavy muscled and red. Sired by Wulfs Fifty and out of a proven Credentials daughter, he has the power we all want in Limousin cattle. Homozygous polled, balanced numbers and a cool look complete the package, If you are looking for that red, calving ease bull that could make a difference, you should consider Milestone.

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JBV Profile 211K

Lot 19 BHSS – February 3, 2023

JBV Resilience 914G x JBV Ruby Red 005H (Wulfs Eastern 5002E )

February 13, 2022    Homozygous Polled    NPM2508695 (Purebred)

BW  84   WW  743  YW 1278   Scrotal 37.0

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

If you are needing a red, homozygous polled bull for your heifers, JBV Profile 211K may be your answer. With a birthweight EPD in the top 20%, double digit CED, an 84 pound birthweight and the smoothness you look for in a heifer bull, this guy looks like he will work. Puppy dog tame and extra sound fills out the package.

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JBV Spanky 210K

Lot 9 “NINE plus 1” sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions.com

JBV Yellowstone 901G x JBV Salsa 008H (AHCC Badlands)

February 11, 2022   Homozygous Polled   Homozygous Black  NPM2508694 (Purebred)

BW  86   WW  777  YW 1375  Scrotal 39.9

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

Picture and video to come

JBV Spanky 210K is the youngest bull on our ‘Nine plus 1″ sale and may offer some of the best growth genetics. With a 777 pound weaning weight, 1375 pound yearling weight and growth EPD’s in the top 10% of the breed, this double homozygous youngster will adds pounds and profitability to your operation. The Yellowstone sons are all well endowed and he is no exception with a scrotal measurement of 39.9.

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Here is the “plus 1” portion of the

“Nine plus 1” sale

We wanted to add a female lot to our sale, but weren’t sure how……..

so ……… we are offering “Choice and Privilege” of several of our very best, (and first,) Yellowstone daughters. Bred with the intention of remaining right here, the desire to offer our best, we ultimately decided to offer them. Buy with confidence.

As we visit with breeders who have used Yellowstone, their admiration of Yellowstone sired females encourages us to further share these exciting new genetics. So in addition to the two spring calving heifers, we are including several fall calving heifers. These are also females intended for our program but we are willing to offer you this exceptional opportunity. Lots 10a and 10b are due late February to COLE Fortune and lots 10c and 10d due in September to WULF’s Genius. Your opportunity to add to or start your herd.

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Spring calving females

Choice and Privilege Lota 10a and 10b

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JBV Picabo 115J

Lot 10a “NINE plus 1” sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions.com

JBV Yellowstone 901G x JBV Lilly 415B (Wulfs Yankee )

April 20, 2021   Homozygous Polled   Homozygous Black  NPF2442223 (Purebred)

BW  88   WW  690

AI’ed to COLE Fortune May 21,2022  Due approximately February 28, 2023 

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

We have struggled with the decision to let these females walk off the place. They are the type of females that look to be bull producers many years into the future, and are the type that we covet around here. JBV Picabo 115J typifies the Yellowstone daughters with super balanced numbers and an attractive phenotype. Her dam has been the picture of consistency and we’ll leave Picabo go only because we still have momma and a maternal sister. No cover bull so calving dates are accurate. Double homozygous, she may be carrying your next herd bull or great momma cow.

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JBV Gloria 117J

Lot 10b “NINE plus 1” sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions.com

JBV Yellowstone 901G x JBV Abby 812F (Credentials )

May 2, 2021    Polled     NPF2442225 (Purebred)

BW  88   WW  690

AI’ed to COLE Fortune May 21,2022  Due approximately February 28, 2023 

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite from this pair of breds. JBV Gloria 117J offers the same attributes her sister does, with a terrific balance of numbers, soundness, fertility and great looks. Muscle and femineity do not always match but in this case, they certainly do. With 13 EPD’s in the top 35%, numerically she meets the criteria and once you see her, you will fall as much in love with her as we are.

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Fall calving females

Choice and privilege Lots 10c and 10d

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JBV Full Moon 123J

Lot 10c “NINE plus 1” sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions.com

JBV Yellowstone 901G x JBV Abby 801E (JBV Finish Line 503C )

September 1, 2021    Polled     NXF2480483 (85%)

BW  74   WW  657   YW 1024

AI’ed to WULF’s Genius  December 11, 2022  Due approximately September 20, 2023 

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here:

If we are offering a heifer that embodies our entire program, it is JBV Full Moon 123J. With a dozen EPD’s in the top 40%, out of a JBV sired dam that is a proven producer, superb performance and a look that screams “bull momma”, we really do not want to part with Full Moon, however our commitment to offer the best prevailed.

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JBV Susie 129J

Lot 10d “NINE plus 1” sale

February 9, 2023 L365auctions.com

JBV Yellowstone 901G x JBV Moonlight Drive 606D (JBV Nite Watchman 402D )

September 27, 2021    Polled   Homozygous Black  NPF2480481 (Purebred)

BW  73   WW  599   YW 977

AI’ed to WULF’s Genius  December 11, 2022  Due approximately September 20, 2023 

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here

Another solid Yellowstone daughter with balanced numbers and a phenotype hard to fault. Our program has been built on females that can produce bulls that can make a difference in the industry, adding growth, muscle and efficiency while keeping moderate birthweights, fleshing ability and ease of handling. JBV Susie 129J checks all those boxes and has a bright future as a momma cow.

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The four Yellowstone daughters offered on the “NINE plus 1” sale are all from the heart of our herd and from proven cows. With no intentions of parting with any of them, this decision was difficult and they have been handled like they would never leave. All guaranteed due to their AI sires as no cover bull was used, you can buy with confidence.

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Thanks you for reviewing the bulls and females we are offering at the Black Hills Stock show and on our “NINE plus 1” online sale. We invite any calls and would love to visit with you about the offering. You are also very welcome to come and take a look at the offering in person. Questions and comments can be directed to Jim at 712-830-8381 or Becky at 712-830-8380.

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2022 Sales

Please stop by our stalls at the Sioux Empire Livestock Show and
Black Hills Stock Show.

Or better yet, stop by the farm and preview our bulls, we have a great set of bulls for sale at private treaty. The coffee pot is always on (or can be quickly). Just give Jim a call at 712-830-8381 or Becky at 712-830-8380.

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Sioux Empire Livestock Show Limousin Sale

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W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds

January 26, 2022 Show 9:00am Sale 3:00 pm

If you can’t attend the sale, it will be broadcast on DVAuction.com

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Lot 6 JBV Optics 106H

JBV Yellowstone 901G x JBV Bond Girl 629D (JBV Nite Watchman 402B)

December 30, 2020 Homozygous Polled Homozygous Black NXM2377755 (85%)

BW 86 WW 763 YW 1327

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here: https://limousin.digitalbeef.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=_animal&file=_animal&animal_registration=NXM2377755

Champion and High Selling Limousin Bull

(2nd over all breeds)

Sioux Empire Livestock Show

Thanks to Dale McLellan, McLellan Ranches, Lantree, SD for purchasing this popular young sire.

JBV Optics 106H is one of the first JBV Yellowstone 901G sons to be offered for sale. Deep sided and long spined, this easy moving herd sire prospect is big nutted and as quiet as they come. Out of a super JBV Nite Watchman daughter that goes back to the accomplished Sennett 010X cow of Linhart’s, JBV Optics has every EPD in the top half of the breed with birth and performance numbers in the top third. Built in predictability as well as a great look makes him a bonafide herd sire candidate.

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Lot 7 JBV Catalyst 105H

JBV Yellowstone 901G x JBV Behind The Scene 725E (SYES Backstage)

December 28, 2020 Homozygous Polled Homozygous Black NPM2377753 (Purebred)

BW 84 WW 710 YW 1346

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here: https://limousin.digitalbeef.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=_animal&file=_animal&animal_registration=NPM2377753

A big tip of the hat too Randy Sessions of Morgan, Utah for his selection of JBV Catalyst making him the third high selling bull over all breeds at the Sioux Empire Livestock Show

Good cattlemen will tell you that weight comes from long bodied animals and JBV Catalyst 105H certainly has that. Double homozygous, this dude will add pounds to your calf crop. The JBV Yellowstone 901G sons have really impressed us with their growth, muscle and temperament and Catalyst fits that mold to a T. He’s one you will want in your pastures.

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Black Hills Stock Show Limousin Sale

February 4, 2022 Show 9:00 am Sale 1 pm

If you can’t attend the sale, it will be broadcast on DVAuction.com

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Lot 31 JBV Epic 023H

ROMN Floyd Mudhenkey x JBV Katniss 215Z (CALO Brickyard)

September 5, 2020 Homozygous Polled NXM2375830 (82%)

BW 82 WW 772 YW 1339

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here: https://limousin.digitalbeef.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=_animal&file=_animal&animal_registration=NXM2375830

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This is the guy we’ve been excited about ever since his birth. JBV Epic 023H has all the attributes that has made the Limousin breed a factor in the beef industry. Deep ribbed, huge topped and smooth walking, this homozygous polled youngster has herd bull written all over him. Out of a proven cow, he has the style to be champion at the Iowa State Fair but more importantly, he has the power and performance to be a factor in today’s beef industry through his progeny.

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Lot 20 JBV Springsteen 101H

ROMN Floyd Mudhenkey x JBV Brittany 029X (HC Final Time)

December 21, 2020 NPM2377750 (Purebred)

BW 88 WW 729 YW 1283

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here: https://limousin.digitalbeef.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=_animal&file=_animal&animal_registration=NPM2377750

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Good red purebred bulls are hard to find but we think we’re bringing a good one to town here. JBV Springsteen 101H has the look and performance needed in today’s industry. Add pedigree predictability, his dam is JBV Yellowstone’s granddam, and a great phenotype adds up to opportunity. The “Boss” is a huge success in the entertainment business, we feel JBV Springsteen can do the same in the beef industry.

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Lot 19 JBV Peak Value 102H

CJSL Data Bank x JBV Elizabeth 404B (MRL X-Rated)

December 24, 2020 Homozygous Black NPM2377751 (Purebred)

BW 86 WW 717 YW 1340

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here: https://limousin.digitalbeef.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=_animal&file=_animal&animal_registration=NPM2377751

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If your bulls need to cover a lot of territory, you’ll love the looseness and ease of movement of JBV Peak Value 102H. Super long bodied and big footed, he has a ton of muscle and sports a huge set of testicles. His “knock your socks off” performance with weaning and yearling numbers in the top 5% completes the package. He’ll make your calf crop black and high performing.

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Lot 18 JBV Road Map 109J

JBV Yellowstone 901G x JBV Sweetheart 522C (CHTT Work Time)

January 8, 2021 Homozygous Polled NXM2377758 (82%)

BW 91 WW 794 YW 1446

For genetically enhanced EPD’s (GE EPD’s) click here: https://limousin.digitalbeef.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=_animal&file=_animal&animal_registration=NXM2377758

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WOW! If you are someone who appreciates growth and power in your herd bulls, you have to be impressed with JBV Roadmap 109J. Growth EPD’s in the top 15% and actual performance of nearly 800 pounds at weaning and a yearling weight of 1446 certainly suggests he will add pounds and profitability to your operation. Muscle, testicles and pounds with a big foot, JBV Roadmap is an overachiever in all areas. One of the first JBV Yellowstone calves, the potential has excited us from day and this guy is one of the reasons why.

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We have an outstanding set of bulls available on the farm including some extra stout fall yearlings. Watch here or updates.