Lenth Herd Sires - Present & Past

Here at Lenth Herefords, we work hard to keep up with the times and to offer breeding bulls and replacement females that will be productive for our purebred and commercial customers – and also allow us to keep rebuilding our own herd with a variety of bloodlines to continue meeting the needs of our many ‘repeat customers’. 

If your priority is to find Sires with strong calving-ease traits, we have Herd Sires with excellent EPD’s and actual low and moderate birth weights.  Our Polled Herd Sire Victor 31X was a son of the well-known Victor 719T.  He was added in 2011 specifically for calving ease.  With a CED of +9.0 he was in the Top 1% of the Breed for calving ease, and still top 20% of breed for both WW & YW growth.  We still have several of his daughters in our herd and semen stockpiled that we may be tapping into for years to come.  We also have cows in our Herd sired by our Past Herd Sire Marshall T111 who was in the top 1% of Breed for both WW & YW.  Crossing those cows with Low BW bulls have produced super calves for us.  Due to customer demand, we’re working towards a predominantly Polled herd, using all Polled herd sires now, most being tested homozygous polled.   In 2014 we added Polled Herd Sires, from strongly recognized bloodlines:  Trust, Redeem & Cracker Jack - and their calves have made a mark in our herd.  In 2015 we added a Revolution 4R son and a Hyalite OnTarget 936 son in 2016.  In 2017 & 2018, strategic use of A.I. bulls Prospector 145Y, KT Built Tuff 1010, Churchill Red Bull 200Z, R Excitement, R Leader, Encore Z311 and others rounded out sires used.  In 2018 we added our home-raised herd sires Goldrush 608D, and Hot Shot 726E for heifer use, and in 2019 our KT Built Tuff son 808F became our heifer bull, along with a few new strategic A.I. bulls.    This battery of sires will all help us to continue to expand the bloodlines that we can offer to both our new and repeat customers in the future.

Current Herd Sires

LH 35A Goldrush 608D

BF MR OnArget Revolution (20BB)
LH 508C TUFFER STUFF 808F

 
Past Herd Sires

BAR JZ Custody 422B ET
LH 363A Mr Jack 563C
RH 485T Redeem 1305

TH 18U 719T Victor 31X (SOD)
JJ L1 Homebuilder 706 [SOD]

FTF Premium 6108D
LH 6C Hotshot 726E

MPH 41X Revolution 4R 79B
RH Cracker Jack 1313 ET
J&J M33 Marshall T111
   
   

Current Herd Sires  

     
 LH 35A Goldrush 608D
P43670745
2/12/2016
Homozygous Polled
Birth Wt:  84
     
FTF PROSPECTOR 145Y HUTH PROSPECTOR K085 RRH MR FELT 3008
HUTH 34A PAULA 68F
FTF CHICK A BOOM 7227T FTF BOMBARDIER 309N
FTF LEANNA 480P
MGM LINE OF TRUST 35A NJW 73S M326 TRUST 100W KCF BENNETT 3008 M326
NJW P606 72N DAYDREAM 73S
MGM TOP LINE 11T REMITALL ONLINE 122L
REMITALL JOANNE 199J
Semen Available:  $25/straw – Non-certificate sire

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

0.0

3.4

62

105

31

62

      Top5% Top5% Top10% Top5%

Goldrush is a powerful, super-thick, meat wagon type of bull that is a 2018 addition to our Herd Sire battery.  He is short marked, with big red goggle eyes.  Home raised out of our Trust daughter 35A, who is now a donor cow for us, he and his mom were shown as a cow-calf pair at the Iowa State Fair in 2016.  He’s been catching attention ever since.  As a yearling, he was only used to clean-up a few A.I. cows, but we used him heavily on cows in 2018.  He is moderate BW, with super-high growth, and we’re excited and impressed with his first full crop of calves that hit the ground in 2019.  They are thick, deep bodied, several with ‘goggle eyes’, and many have the same ‘look’ that his ET siblings have (out of donor dam). Even very early in the first season his calves and ET siblings are in high demand.  His next calf crop will start hitting the ground in Fall-2019.   We plan to use Goldrush both spring and fall seasons for years to come, and are excited what they will bring to our herd and for our customers.



     
BF MR OnArget Revolution (20BB)
P43638240
9/5/2014
Heterozygous Polled
Birth Wt:  79
     
Hyalite On Target 936 Schu-Lar on Target 22S Schu-Lar 5N of 9L 3008
Schu-Lar 208 of 1H 121ET
Hyalite TS Lass 310 KT Top Secret 1030
Hyalite 215F Lass 812
R Miss Revolution 3231 R 2nd Revolution 2767 MSU TCF Revolution 4R
HR Miss Puckster 51
R Miss Wrangler 2149 R Wrangler 2414
HR Miss Navigat 466
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

7.2

1.4

67

106

25

59

  Top15% Top15% Top5% Top5%   Top10%

This heterozygous polled son of Hyalite OnTarget 936 looks impressive in the pasture, and his calves are eye catchers as well!   He is a super-thick, medium framed, low birth weight high growth bull that we are very excited about.  We have been crossing him with our larger framed cows to effectively ‘size down’ their frames, while producing super-high-growth calves.  Sired by the popular Hyalite OnTarget 936 sire from the well-known Rausch program, his Dam is a Revolution 4R grand-daughter, out of a Wrangler cow – all very well respected, highly productive bloodlines.  He was used on cows and heifers in summers of 2016-2018, and Fall cows each winter.  His calves have a noteably common trait - they are EXTREMELY vigorous calves – getting up and nursing on their own within minutes of being born.  As of Spring-2019, we have had 62 calves sired by him to date, with an average BW of 81 lbs.  One of his bull calves topped our 2017 calf crop weaning off with a WDA of over 4.0 lbs. per day!   We look forward to using him for several years to come. 



     
LH 508C TUFFER STUFF 808F 
P43888766
2/15/2018
Homozygous Polled
Birth Wt: 78
     
KT BUILT TUFF 1010 NJW 98S DURANGO 44U THM DURANGO 4037
NJW 9126J DEW DOMINO
KT MS R117 RIBEEYE 9177 SHF RIBEYE M326 R117
CHURCHILL LADY 600S
LH MS VALE 508C TH 18U 719T VICTOR 31X TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T
TH 166S 103R PRIMROSE
LH MS DSIGNR 428 JJ L1 HOMEBUILDER 706
LH MS DSIGNR 9001
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

7.8

0.4

53

70

23

49

  Top10% Top10%        

This homozygous polled son of the A.I. sire KT Built Tuff 1010 is our newest addition to our herd bull battery.  Tuffer Stuff was raised out of one of our outstanding Victor 31X daughters, with a perfect udder, and a grand-dam that is still in the herd at 15 years of age, so longevity is in his blood.  He is thick and deep bodied, but still a good calving ease build.  With an actual BW of 78 lbs., and top 10% EPDs for both calving ease and birth weight, we feel confident using him on our heifers in summer 2019.  We intend to use him on both heifers and young cows in Fall-2019 and beyond.  Short marked with red eye pigment, we are excited to see what his calves do for us, beginning in 2020. 



Past Herd Sire Influences

     
BAR JZ CUSTODY 422B-ET  (TRUST)
P43479639
3/13/2014
Homozygous Polled
Birth Wt: 98 
     

NJW 73S M326 TRUST 100W ET

KCF BENNETT 3008 M326

RRH MR FELT 3008 [SOD]
KCF MISS 459 F284
NJW P606 72N Daydream 73S PW VICTOR BOOMER P606
JHW 94J DEW 72N

BAR JZ 346C Lady 701H [DOD]

BAR JZ 846Z Bull 346C

BAR JZ Sterling 846Z
BAR JZ Vicki 124T [DOD]

BAR JZ 500Z Lady 101D

GK FED EX 500Z [SOD]
BAR JZ 307 Lady 217Y
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

2.0

1.3

55

81

25

52

    Top25%        

This homozygous polled son of Trust 100W has left a positive mark on our herd.  Purchased in 2015 from the well-known Bar JZ Ranch in South Dakota, this Trust son was used heavily on both spring and fall calvers.  He has strong EPD’s across the board, especially in CED and BW.  As a yearling he was used on heifers and cows, and his first calves in Spring 2016 were dynamic.  His bull calves averaged 78 lb. BW and his 8 heifers averaged 76 lb., all born unassisted.  Many were heavily pigmented, with several sets of red goggle eyes.  His calves were vigorous at birth, and grew extremely well.  To date, the 75 calves we’ve had out of him have averaged 82 lb. BW.   We have been equally impressed with his bull calves and heifer calves as well. The only drawback is that his heifers have been so quickly picked each season, that we haven’t retained as many as we would like.  We had to let him go in mid-season 2019 due to an injury, but have a few 2019 calves on the ground and will have his final calves in spring 2020.



     
LH 6C Hotshot 726E
P43638240
2/27/2017
Heterozygous Polled
Birth Wt: 68 
     
CHRUCHILL RED BULL 200Z CHURCHILL SENSATION 028X UPS DOMINO 3027
CHURCHILL LADY 7202T
CHURCHILL LADY 002X GOLDEN OAK OUTCROSS 18U
CHURCHILL LADY 600S
EMT ROXANNE 6C CRR 719 CATAPULT 109 TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T
CRR 4037 ECLIPSE 808
MSF MISS OUTCROSS 6Y GOLDEN OAK OUTCROSS 18U
J&J J085 ENHANTRESS L071
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

8.6

1.3

60

101

30

60

  Top10% Top15% Top10% Top10% Top10% Top5%

It’s hard to find true ‘curve-bending’ bulls that combine low BW with high growth, but Hotshot 726E was just that.  A home-raised bull out of a Catapult daughter we bought, he was A.I. sired by the popular Churchill Red Bull 200Z.  Born at just 68 lbs., with smooth shoulders and a moderate frame, he’s a true low BW, calving ease type of bull.  Look at his WW & YW EPD’s though, both in the top 10% of the breed.  Hotshot is short marked, with pigment on both eyes, and he has a super quiet disposition – all of which are positive traits to bring to the pasture.  As a yearling, for summer 2018 breeding, we used him for A.I. clean-up and bull breeding of heifers, and he was used on all of our Fall 2018 bred heifers also.  His first calves hit the ground in 2019 and they have been small, born unassisted, and are growing tremendously – all as we hoped and expected.   Another purebred breeder wanted to purchase Hotshot from us, so he’s spreading his genes in another herd now.



     
LH 363A MR JACK 563C
P43634491
8/20/2015
Heterozygous Polled
Birth Wt:  70
     
RH CRACKER JACK 1313 ET AH JDH CRACKER JACK 26U ET NJW 1Y WRANGLER 19D
CRR D03 VIOLET 349
WALKER CJW MISS P430 17L 692 PWF MOHICAN KABOOM P430
RAILVIEW 60D VIVA
LH MS VEANNA 363A TH 18U 719T VICTOR 31X TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T
TH 166S 103R PRIMROSE 18U
LH MS MO ANNA 076X LH DSIGNR 813U
LH MS DSIGNR 868U
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

3.1

2.4

53

83

23

50

  Top25% Top35% Top35% Top45% Top40% Top35%

Another heifer bull we began using in Fall 2017 was this super-attractive Cracker Jack grand-son.  Home raised from our Cracker Jack 1313 sire and one of our Victor 31X daughters, he has low birth weight genes from both sides of his pedigree.  With a deep, super dark coat, two big red goggle eyes, and a deep-sided, bold rib look, he didn’t disappoint us.  He has sired very attractive, good growing calves, many with his dark coat and red eyes.  He is also backed by super strong maternal lines from both his Dam’s and Sire’s sides, so his daughters should be good replacement females.  We have several of his paternal half-sisters in our herd that are turning into beautiful young cows, with beautiful udders.  He is out of two polled parents, and he was polled, but did grow heavy scurs or horns which were removed.   His first calves hit the ground in Fall 2017, although most were to bred heifers that were sold to new owners.  He was used as a backup bull for us in 2017 and spring 2018, so we don’t have as many of his calves as we would like, but have more coming in Spring 2018.  To date, his calves have averaged 78 lb. BW, very consistently vigorous at birth, and good growing.



     
MPH 41X Revolution 4R 79B
P43550117
9/23/2014
Heterozygous Polled
Birth Wt. 79
     
MSU TCF REVOLUTION 4R Feltons Legend 242 Feltons Domino 774
Feltons G15
MSU TCF Rachael ET 54N Remitall Online 122L
HH Miss Adv 786G 1ET
MPH Connie 4T 41X [DOD] Mickys Tempest LF Hollister D03 03L
LJR Mickey 354L
MPH 44N Natilie 267N 21 LJR 51F Nash 267N
MPPH Nicky 46N
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

3.1

3.7

56

89

21

49

 

Top25%

 

Top25%

Top30%

  Top40%

We wanted to find a Revolution 4R son to introduce that bloodline into our herd, and this was the long-bodied, deep sided, extra dark red, short-marked bull that was our choice.  He was purchased in the Fall of 2015 as a yearling and started right out running with our Fall heifers.  Those first fall calves, as well more  born in the spring of 2017.  His calves were consistently dark red, with deep sides and good thickness.  Although we expected him to be a low BW sire, we had calves ranging from low BW to higher BW, so in 2017 we matched him with typically lower BW cows to moderate that some.  We had his last calf crop born in Spring of 2018 and his daughters are amazing and being retained in our herd as replacements.  We sold him to a commercial herd in Fall 2017 so that they could benefit from his great genetics in their herd.




Semen Available:  $10/straw

     
RH 485T REDEEM 1305
P43460927
2/8/2013
Homozygous Polled
Birth Wt:  85
     
KJ HVH 33N REDEEM 485T ET SHF RADAR M328 R125 [SOD] KCF Bennett 3008 M326
SHF Postive Miss 73C M15
HVH Oksana 4L 33N HVH Kremlin 57F 108K
HVH Genetic Queen 53H 4L
LJR WINONA 278U CMF 584T Frontier 634L CMF 103T Victor 262D
DL MIS DOM 243 584T
LHR Morgann 164S Glengrove LJR Monty M7
LJR Brooke 127N
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

-4.6

5.2

69

108

19

53

      Top 1% Top 5%   Top 25%

A homozygous polled son out of the well-known A.I. sire ‘Redeem’, our own Redeem 1305 was a total package.  He was an impressive bull calf at weaning when we purchased him, and we continued to be more and more impressed as he grew to a YW of 1,262 lbs., and a mature weight of 2,200 lbs. His first calf crop in Spring 2015 were predominantly heifers, and they impressed us quickly.  They were long bodied, super thick, very feminine and many were dark red just like him.  The bull calves were super thick with very good growth. His calves the first year averaged 81 lbs. BW and were all born unassisted.  His 2016 calves averaged a little heavier at 87 lb. average, with 15 bull calves and just 7 heifers.  He quickly become a herd sire that left a positive mark on our herd with the daughters were retained, and his last calves that were born in Spring 2017.  His first daughters calved in Spring 2017, and they are gorgeous with tight, beautiful udders, good body condition, and are raising calves that are among the fastest growing in the pasture.  A limited number of his calves are still available for sale, and many of his daughters are being retained in our own herd.



     
RH CRACKER JACK 1313 ET
P43415447
2/22/2013
Heterozygous Polled
Birth Wt:  82
     
AH JDH CRACKER JACK 26U ET NJW 1Y Wrangler 19D [SOD] Circle-D Wrangler 832W
NJW Frosty 1Y
CRR D03 Violet 349 SHF Interstate 20X D03[SOD]
KJ 2410 Violet 392F
Walker CJW Miss P430 17L 692 PWF Mohican Kaboom P430 Remitall Boomer 46B [SOD]
PW Victoria 964 8114
Railview 60D Viva 17L RU Duster 60D
J-Bar-K 179D Viva 148F
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

-0.1

3.9

61

96

22

52

      Top 10% Top 15% Top50% Top30%

This deep-dark red Cracker Jack son was our primary heifer bull for both Spring & Fall heifers in both 2014 & 2015 breeding seasons.   His calves were extremely vigorous at birth, low birth weight (averaged 76 lbs.), and many were dark red with lots of pigment.  His heifer calves have been particularly impressive.  Although many of the bred heifers carrying his service were sold, we kept some of his heifers for our own replacements.  With new bulls (bloodlines) added for the 2016 breeding season, we offered Cracker Jack for Sale, and he was quickly snatched up by another herd where he is being used as one of their herd sires for both purebred Hereford cows and commercial cows.   His first daughters in our herd calved in 2017.  They have beautiful udders and impressive growth in their calves – we wish we had more of them.




Semen Available:  $15/straw

     
TH 18U 719T VICTOR 31X {SOD}
43101223
Jan. 25, 2010
Polled
Birth Wt. 77
     

TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T
DRF JWR Prince Victor 71I HRP THM Victor 109W 9329
RHF 964 Victra 4057
KBCR 19D Dominette 122 NJW 1Y Wrangler 19D
KBCR Dominette 9112
TH 166S 103R Primrose 18U TH 75J 44M Legacy 103R TH 557E 57G Legacy 44M ET
KB 615C Nicky 75J
TH 605F 707B Primrose 166S ET Klondike 28U 707B
YY 125Y Primrose 605F
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

+9.4

-0.3

57

90

34

62

Breed %

Top 1%

Top 5%

Top 20%

Top 25%

Top 5%

Top 5%

The Herd Sire who easily has had the most significant recent impact on our herd is this Victor 719T son that we added in 2011.  Our goal was to cross his extremely strong calving ease and low birth weight traits with the frame and growth already existing in our cow herd.  We weren’t disappointed.  From 2012 thru 2017 we had 144 of Victor 31X’s calves – averaging 74 lb. BW.  We currently have 30 daughters retained in our herd, all moderate framed, with beautiful udders.   As you can see by his EPD’s, he continues to rank in the top of the breed across the board, particularly for BW, CEZ, MM and MG.  His influence will be felt in our herd for years, and we have a stockpile of his semen in our tank that we plan to tap into from time to time for years to come. We are expecting 8 of his A.I. calves to be born in Spring 2018, so we will have more to offer coming soon.

 



J&J M33 MARSHALL T111 {SOD}
42829829
March 28, 2007
Tattoo: T111
Birth Wt. 90
     
     
SHF MARSHALL 236G M33 REMITALL GOVERNOR 236G REMITALL CASINO 12C
REMITALL ZERMARVEL 11Z
SHF MISS KEYNOTE 20X E39 REMITALL KEYNOTE 20X
S1 VICKY 452M 76X
J&J 61L GODIVA 72N J&J 23C BIG MAC 61L JSF 37 271 DEVO 23C
SCF MS LORI 712W
J&J D188 MS ANGEL 25K JR TRM DRF A82 RIVL
SCF MS LORI 712W
     
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

-6.5

7.7

70

116

19

54

      Top 1% Top 1%   Top20%

In order to continue developing a strong Polled line option within our herd, Marshall was added in 2008 as a yearling bull. His growth and natural thickness were both what we were looking for in a new Polled herd sire, and his first calf crop in 2009 showed immediately that he was passing along both traits to his calves. While still on the cows, his first calves quickly stood out as some of the largest framed calves, with tremendous natural muscle and growth. Marshall moved on to a full pasture of cows the summer of 2009, and both Spring and Fall cows from 2010 through 2012. His first two crops of calves had tremendous gains, with 3.0-4.0 weaning ROG’s the first year and 2.5-4.0 weaning ROGs the next years on a larger set of cows. Over the years, Marshall’s 70 calves lived up to the super-high-growth that his EPD’s indicated, but many were also larger BW than we preferred, he ended up being used on our lowest BW cows.  Marshall himself was a large framed bull, with a mature weight of 2,700 lbs.  Today we still have 14 Marshall daughters in our Herd, 5 of them have reached Dam of Distinction [DOD] level, which has helped him to reach Sire of Distinction [SOD] recognition, the highest achievement for AHA sires.  To this day we continue to match our large Marshall daughters with lower BW sires, producing a great cross of moderate BW, high growth, bulls and heifers.



JJ L1 HOMEBUILDER 706 [SOD]
40037633
March 8, 1997
horned
Birth Wt: 85
     
HH HOMEBUILDER 4149 HH HOMEBUILDER STAR DOMINO 10H 1ET
B LADY ELECTRIC 951
HH BREEZE 7151 HH CHINOOK
HH L1 ADV LASS 108
JJ LADY MARK 102 KB DAKOTA MARK 990 DAKOTA MARK 6331
KB 558 DOMINET 759
JJ LADY ENCORE 903 MJB ENCORE 6062
MS L1 DSIGNR 2082
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

-0.6

6.0

51

72

12

37

Homebuilder 706 is a bull that left a very solid foundation in our herd, both in the females and sires that he produced.  Because of his strong daughters, and the number of them reaching Dam-of-Distinction level, in 2012 Homebuilder 706 reached ‘Sire of Distinction’ level in the American Hereford Association, just like his own Sire and both Grand-Sires.   His sons LH DSIGNR 048, LH DSIGNR 328, and LH DSIGNR 444 (Burley) and his grand-son LH DSIGNR 620 (Bandit), were each used for several years, passing along Homebuilder’s traits.  Future generations continue to carry on the tradition of high production cattle through the many Homebuilder daughters and grand-daughters still in the herd today.



FTF PREMIUM 6108D
P43667067
3/2/2016
Homozygous Polled
Birth Wt: 84
     
FTF VALUE ADDED 369A


FTF SECRET SUE 2412Z
TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T

FTF FABULOUS 181Y [DOD]

FTF TOP SECRET 801U

FTF LEANNA 648S
DRF JWR PRINCE VICTOR 71I
KBCR 19D DOMINETTE 122
FTF M326 FABRICATOR 838U
FTF CLASSY LADY 856U
KT TOP SECRET 1030
FTF CHICK A BOOM 660S
FTF LIMITED EDITION 232
FTF CANDACE 035K
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

-0.2

3.0

59

86

26

56

This attractive goggle-eyed bull was added for the 2017 Breeding seasons.  A grand-son of the well-known Victor 719T A.I. sire, and out of a cow from the Falling Timber Farm program, he was a homozygous polled bull that we had high expectations for, and he didn’t disappoint us.  Very well pigmented, had a smooth front and slim shoulders for calving ease, along with good muscle and thickness in general.  He had moderate BW but very impressive growth numbers in the top 10-15% of the breed.   Used in both 2017 and 2018, he ran with some of our yearling heifers and a variety of young cows.   His calves were moderate to low BW, many with pigmented eyes, and good growth.   He was sold to another breeder late in the summer of 2018, with some of his calves retained, and others sold to other herds.   His last calf crop for us is available for sale in 2019-2020.


   
 
 
 
 
 
Doug & Marilyn Lenth
13690 130th Street
Postville, IA 52162
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Marilyn Cell: (319) 269-3146

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