Welcome to our ranch

Thank you for visiting our site! Little Bitterroot Ranch is a 4th-generation family-owned cattle operation located in the foothills of the Little Bitterroot Valley. The ranch is operated by Frank and Marilynn Carr, with their son Shannon being the fourth generation. The region is semiarid (9 inches annually).  Cattle range on dry land pastures until midsummer when they are put on irrigated pastures.  We run around 90 mother cows.

We will be selling the bulls at auction this year on February 6th, 2024 at Montana Livestock Auction, Ramsey, Montana.  Sale starts at 1:00 pm.  We will be selling 28 Homo Black Purebred Simmental & Sim/Angus bulls, and 1 Red. All 29 are Homo polled.  We also have six heifer calves we are selling private treaty here at home.  They are listed under the bulls as Private Treaty Heifer.

You can view our 2024 Bull Sale Catalog here.  We have found errors in the catalog.  For accurate information go to Current Sales.

Visitors are always welcome to view our cattle on the ranch. Please feel free to set up a time for viewing and join us for a hot cup of coffee or a meal. If coming to the ranch does not work for you, please give us a call at +1 406 741 2523! Or you can view the pictured and videoed lots by clicking on the ad above or clicking on “Current Sale” under the “Cattle Sales” header. We don’t want this web site to be something you use only once a year during Bull Sale time, so please feel free to see what we are up to throughout the year by reading our blog.

Frank & Marilynn Carr

Latest News
Happenings at LBR
It’s Picture Day! January 19, 2021 - The bull's pictures and videos have been uploaded to the website.  This has been a family affair!  We don't hire out any of the steps of this process, in order to get the bulls pictured and videoed, so we are thankful for the help from our family. We battled the elements this year.  Our picture… Read More
Newest Recipe
Where’s the Beef?
Barbecued Meatballs January 26, 2020 - The number one requested dish at our church potlucks is Barbecued Meatballs.  Our dear friends and fellow ranchers, Scott and Linda Ambo, use to make this famous dish for every church potluck.  Sadly, they moved away a couple of years ago leaving a great void of not only missing our close friends, but Linda's famous… Read More