A rural North Dakota company is producing rodeo bulls.

Kelly Klein and his wife, Tesa, own and operate Arrow K Rodeo Co. near LaMoure. For the past 12 years, their company has produced bulls with a knack for bucking off world class riders at Professional Bull Riders and Championship Bull Riding events.

"I found out it's just as fun having the bulls and watching them try to hurt somebody as it is riding them," Kelly said.

His bulls are part longhorn, Brahma and beef variety cattle, Kelly said.

The longhorn element gives the bulls the look and some of the muscle of a rodeo bull, he said. The Brahma element gives the bulls their strength and the beef variety element gives them their size, he said.

Arrow K Rodeo Co. has about 40 bulls and a dozen cows for breeding, he said.

At events in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Minnesota, Arrow K will bring up to 18 bulls on a trailer hauled by a pickup.

Kelly brings out his heavy hitters for PBR and CBR events.

A good PBR or CBR bull can be sold anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000, Kelly said. The owner of the bull is paid each time the animal bucks during a ride and can earn up to $10,000 a year on a professional circuit, he said.

Two of his four major league bulls were injured at a recent PBR event in Columbus, Ohio, and their injuries will take at least two months to heal.

Little Moody 2 pinched a nerve in his back during his first ride, Tesa said, and Bluesman, his half brother, hurt his left front ankle in the trailer on the way to Columbus.

Little Moody 2, who is only 4 years old, could have up to six more years of riding left, so he will make a visit to Carl Hinman, a chiropractor for livestock. Hinman will have the bull in a chute and use his hands to adjust the pinched nerve in its back.

"In the upper Midwest, he's one of the best that works on horses and bulls," Kelly said.

Blues man's ankle injury should heal in a few weeks and not require a specialist, he said.

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