Meet the team.

Welcome to our website and thanks for stopping by! Windy Ridge Simmentals is owned and operated by Dr. Tom and Kristi Rathje with invaluable assistance from our children, Katie, Grant and Josie. Follow the link below to learn more about us.

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Windy Ridge Simmentals seeks to deliver superior quality cattle and unmatched customer service. To ensure a strong and profitable industry for the future of Agriculture, we are committed to improving beef genetics with the same level of detail and integrity we use to develop and market our cattle.

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Dedicated to Success.

We love to talk cattle and care about your success. We stand behind our brand to ensure you are pleased with your purchase.

Contact us anytime to discuss your needs or what we have to offer your program.

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proven genetics.

Whether you define success in the show ring, the donor pen or in fulfilling your production goals, we produce the type and kind of cattle that will help you to be successful.

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buy with confidence

“Over the past few years, I have purchased numerous live and genetic lots from Windy Ridge. From prompt honest communication to customer service to quality of product, my expectations have always been exceeded. With their battery of elite donors combined with the consultative approach, Windy Ridge will always be on my short list for seed/show stock.”
– Greg Armuth, Columbus, IN


“The dedication to client satisfaction on behalf of the Windy Ridge team is outstanding! Our relationship with them has been excellent.”
– Mark Family, Viborg, SD


“We are 930 miles away from the folks at Windy Ridge and when we deal with them it feels like dealing with neighbors! We have bought embryos and a bred heifer from them in the past with many more purchases to come! Anytime one of us have a question we shoot them a message and in no time we have a response. If you’re looking for top of the line genetics look really hard at this program!”
– Justin Weingart, Cumberland, OH

“I’ve purchased a lot of embryos from Windy Ridge Simmentals over the years. The conception on those embryos have been great, and the calves have been standouts. I’ve had 3 sale topping bulls that were the result of embryos purchased from WRS donors. Tom and Kristi have become good friends.”
– Darin Johnson, Bangor, WI

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Windy Ridge Baldie Heifer