If it doesn't say REAL TUFF,
It's not "real tuff!"
Since 1994, REAL-TUFF, Inc. has been owned & operated by Alain Comte of Canada and Dave Dahlberg of Clearbrook, MN. We commit to selling quality cattle equipment at a reasonable price. We also continue to make improvements due to our hands on usage, because we personally use the equipment on our own farms. Lastly, we believe we have the very best equipment on the market!
Owner - Al Comte testing equipment in early years
Owner - Dave Dahlberg selling equipment over the years
Dave Dahlberg was raised on a farm near Clearbrook, MN, which is 100 miles south of the Canadian b. He earned a BA degree in biology and teaching at Bethel and Augsburg colleges in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Dave bought his first farm shortly after college near Askov, MN where he taught high school math, science and coached BB and Cross Country. Meanwhile, he ran his own cow/calf operation. Then in the late 70's he moved back to Clearbrook and took over his dad's insurance agency and all while continuing to run his cow/calf operation. Since then, he also began selling livestock handling equipment built by Al Comte from Canada directly from his farm.
Later in the 1990's he became one of the original founders along with Al Comte of the new manufacturing plant named "Real Tuff, Inc." in Mobridge, SD. Dave loves selling cattle equipment and continues to run a 250 cow/calf operation. Our equipment proves it's functionality, tuffness and simplicity at Dave's cow/calf operation. This way he knows what works well and what does not so that the equipment can be tweaked as needed. In addition, Dave attends the livestock trade shows and visits with ranchers and farmers listening to their input while incorporating their great ideas too.
Plant Manager - Jerry Ohman
Jerry also has ownership in the plant. He has been managing the manufacturing plant since the 1990's. He was raised near Aberdeen, SD which is not far from our Mobridge plant. Also, Jerry plays a key role in the success of Real Tuff, Inc.!
Here’s what some of our customers have been saying about our product:
“ Talk about saving money on medical bills! Not only for the cows, but also my personal medical bills! ”
On the Hoof Trimming Chute : “ I've never had a chute like this that is so versatile! ”
“ Best investment I could ever make for my farm. ”