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Nichols Farms

Nichols Farms

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Providing Superior Beef Genetics

April Newsletter
Welcome to Nichols Farms: Where Tradition Meets Innovation in Bridgewater, Iowa

Nestled in the picturesque heartland of Bridgewater, Iowa, Nichols Farms stands as a beacon of agricultural excellence, sustainability, and innovation. For generations, our family-owned and operated farm has been dedicated to nurturing the land, raising healthy cattle, and advancing the future of agriculture. As we launch our new website, we invite you to embark on a journey into the world of Nichols Farms.

Founded on timeless values and a deep love for the land, Nichols Farms has evolved into a model of modern agriculture. With roots that run deep in Bridgewater, we have always believed in responsible land management and sustainable cattle practices. Our commitment to environmental stewardship has not only preserved the natural beauty of our surroundings but has also led us to become regional award winners in recognition of our conservation efforts.

At Nichols Farms, our mission is clear: to produce healthy, highly productive cattle that sustain both the land and the livelihoods of future generations. Our innovative approaches, from genetics and research to sustainable land reclamation, have set industry standards and contributed to the improvement of cattle production nationwide.

Through this website, we aim to share our story, values, current genetic information,and knowledge with you. Explore our history, learn about our sustainable practices, and discover how Nichols Farms continues to shape the future of cattle production . Whether you are a fellow a cattle enthusiast, or simply curious about our journey, we welcome you to explore our digital home.

Join us on this digital adventure as we bring the traditions of Nichols Farms to the modern world. Bridgewater, Iowa, may be our physical home, but through this website, our commitment to sustainable agriculture and innovation knows no bounds. Thank you for visiting Nichols Farms online, where tradition meets innovation, and the future of cattle production begins.

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Our Story

Nichols Farms

Updated History
The Team

Nichols Farms is a family-owned business that has been providing superior beef genetics for generations. Our focus on breeding top-quality bulls started many years ago and has been passed down from one generation to the next. We take great pride in our work and are committed to raising the best bulls possible. Our team is made up of experienced professionals who are passionate about what they do. We work hard every day to improve our genetics and provide our customers with the best possible service. Contact us today to learn more about our history and how we can help improve your herd.

Bart Mostaert, a long time employee working hard as usual to get the freeze branding done for the year.

Dave Nichols


It is with great sadness Nichols Farms shares the news that Dave Nichols died Saturday, November 5, at age 84.


His guidance and friendship throughout the beef industry will be sorely missed.


For 7 decades Dave led Nichols Farms and the beef industry through genetic improvement and growth with his intense curiosity and openness to new ideas and research, guiding many producers into herd improvement and consumers to a better eating experience. He never lost sight of the seedstock producer’s goal of increasing profit for the commercial producer. His customers were valued friends. He helped numerous young people with his outstretched and guiding hand.


To those close to Dave, he was a father, partner, boss, neighbor and friend with a heart that knew no bounds.

Tours and Internships

Nichols Farms has been offering the opportunity for tours and field trips for many years now. From crops, to cattle, to the operation as a whole. We have a wide variety of options to explore including cow/calf, bulls, crops, pastures, the C-LOCK system, SenseHub tags, and much more. Contact us for your scheduled tour now and we can set a date depending on what you are wanting to experience.


Nichols Farms also has the opportunity for paid and housed internships. Please see the internship flyer below or give us a call for more information. With three of our employees being previous interns its a great program to be involved in!

Internship Flyer

2023 spring intern, Audrey Tarchione is learning how to calibrate the Smartfeed bunks through the C-Lock app on her phone.


Covid didn't stop this group of students from wanting to take a tour.

We enjoyed the annual University of Guelph tour on September 6, 2023

A group of FFA students from Princeton, Missouri drove up to tour Nichols Farms.

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