Take a look below at the selection of Bulls, Show and Replacement females that we currently have ‘For Sale’.  These are available through Private Treaty Sale from our Postville, Iowa location.  More animals become available with each season.  Whether you are looking for Registered Herefords to show or build your herd – or if you want good Hereford blood for crossing in a black or other commercial herd, we have options for each!  Let us know what you have and what you are ‘looking for’ and we will see what we may have to help you best.
If your priority is to find low birth weights and calving ease, we have bulls with low actual birth weights and EPD’s.  Our Polled Herd Sire ‘Victor 31X’ (son of the popular Victor 719T) was added specifically for calving ease with a BW EPD of just +1.5 and CEZ (Calving Ease) rating of +7.0, which is in the top 1% of the industry.  We have had 112 of his calves so far, with an average BW of just 74 lbs. With that, he still has above average WW & YW growth numbers.  We also have calves out of his son, Victor 217Z with a BW EPD of just +2.4.  If your focus is finding high growth, frame and the ability to put on pounds of meat, we still have offspring from our Polled Sire T111 Marshall, who ranked in the top 1% in the industry in WW and YW EPD’s.

For the 2014 breeding season we have added bulls from four strong outcross bloodlines.  All are polled with low or moderate birth weights and high growth.  We purchased yearling bulls out of Redeem, Cracker Jack, Trust and SHF York and are using them on Bred Heifers and Cows during 2014, along with our Victor 31X bull.  We will have calves from each of those bloodlines available in 2015.

Hereford and Hereford-cross calves are gaining in demand each year because of their profitability and success of using Hereford bulls on black or other commercial females.  To see values in cross Herefords with other breeds, you can view the results of an independent study results on’The Impacts of Crossbreeding on Profitability…

To see details on our ‘BULLS FOR SALE’ and ‘Compare’ them side by side – click to view the:
'Lenth Herefords Bulls For Sale - Comparisons and Stats Sheet' …

Demand for good Hereford genetics has been really strong again this year, and a lot of people have been shopping early.  Many bulls have already been SOLD for the 2015 breeding seasons, but several really good bulls are still available for selection.   Look below to see details on the remaining bulls we have to offer.  There are still good choices for either low birth weight heifer bulls, higher growth bulls for cows, and ‘in between’ combinations.   Give us a call, or come by to look at them if you are within driving distance.   We take reservations so that you can lock in your choice, and we will feed them until you take possession.   Call Doug at 563-380-5656 or Marilyn at 319-269-3146 with any questions, for pricing, or to discuss what you’re looking for.  

Bred Heifers (for Fall 2015 Calving)

Bred Heifers for 2016 Spring Calving

2014 Fall Heifers
(for Fall 2016 Calving)


2015 Spring Heifer Calves
(Reservations starting this Fall)


2014 Winter/Spring Long Yearling Bulls

Most of our Spring Yearling Bulls have already been selected, but we still have a couple of bulls available from that crop.  We have now added the Fall Yearling bulls that will also be available beginning in Fall 2015.  If you’re looking for lower birth weights or a heifer bull, check out any of the Victor 31X sons or the one sired by Zed 238Z.  If you’re crossing with black or other commercial cows and want growth and size for producing feeder calves or good gaining fat cattle, we have several that could work very well towards those goals, some sired by Victor 31X, and others sired by his son Victor 217Z or Barney 1220.  Read thru the details below, look at the photos (and videos when available), and also refer to the 'Lenth Herefords Bulls For Sale - Comparison and Stats Sheet' to see a side-by-side comparison of the bulls and their specific traits.  We offer early Reservations -- Lock in your choice while selection is at its best, and we will feed bulls until you’re ready to take possession.  All bulls must pass a breeding soundness exam before you take possession, and we offer the standard Amercian Hereford Association breeders guarantee on all bulls.    Call Marilyn or Doug for pricing or with any questions that you may have, or to reserve any of the bulls for immediate OR later possession.  

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This December coming 2‐yr old bull arrived just before Christmas, along with a twin brother. We affectionately called him Dasher‐ after the red ‘dash’ on his forehead
(brother was Dancer). Both calves were raised entirely by their mother, attesting to her great mothering and milking ability. Their WW’s were not as heavy, only because of being raised as a twin on the same cow. He has excellent thickness and muscling, and is an easy doing polled bull in a moderate framed package.



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This thick, de‐horned, long‐yearling was the youngest of the spring crop, or he would have been sold long ago. He has a good natural muscle, is super long‐sided, and has a thick hind quarter. His sire was large framed, and he is going to be big too, being a 6.5 frame score himself. He is ready to handle a good group of cows, with a 39cm scrotal already at just over one year of age. If you want to produce feeder calves that will take off fast – or fats that will finish out with a large carcass – take a look at him.
2014 Fall Yearling Bulls


This bull is a big boned, thick‐made polled bull out of a son of our calving‐ease Victor bull, and a 1st‐calf daughter from our high growth Marshall sire. He is developing into a nice combination of the two bloodlines, like we expected. With an 80 lb. actual birthweight, he is a moderate BW bull, and should bring good size to his calves, with a 6.0 frame score himself. He weaned off his 1st calf mother with a 113% weaning ratio, attesting to his own good growth.



Here is a dark red, thick polled bull that should make a super herd sire for whoever selects him. Sired by a Gaucho son that we purchased from the well‐known Journagan ranch from Missouri, he has the ‘traditional’ Hereford markings that some prefer. His Dam is out of a low birthweight sire and a cow that was a top producer for us for years. A 74 lb. actual birthweight sets him up to be a great heifer bull choice, but he will have the size to service cows in 2016 too. He’s moderate framed, with a 5.5 frame score.



Here is a powerful, stout, polled bull that will surely sire high‐growth calves that will finish with a lot of red meat. His 1st‐calf mother is a larger framed cow out of a super‐strong female line with 2 Dams‐of‐Distinction in it. She did a super job with him. With a 90 lb. actual birthweight we would not recommend him for heifers, but for black or commercial cows needing a boost in growth, he could be a great choice. His 6.0 frame score indicates his tremendous scale and size.




This dark, thick bull is the product of two bloodlines that have been very successful for us. His sire Victor 31X is a low birthweight, good growth bull, and his Dam is a daughter of our highest growth her sire Marshall T111. With an 84 lb. actual birthweight he would probably be best‐suited for cows, but could also be an option for good sized heifers. His WW & YW EPD’s attest to the growth he’ll pass on to his calves, being in top 25% of breed. Take a good look at him as a super middle‐of‐the‐road sire prospect with great growth.




If you’re specifically looking for a strong calving‐ease heifer bull, this may be the bull for you. With a 70 lb. actual birthweight and a +5.1 CED (top 5% of breed), you could sleep easy at night. His Dam is out of a two of our strongest female lines too if you’re keeping replacement females. His mother has a near perfect udder, daughter of a DOD, and sired by the son of another DOD. Extra dark red, polled, thick and solid, he’s the real‐deal! We expect him to go fast.



Here is another super heifer‐bull option, with a very strong female line in his pedigree. Dark red and moderate framed, he’s a polled bull with low birthweight (74 lb.) and calving ease as his greatest strength. His mother is a super‐thick young cow that’s sired by our high‐growth Marshall sire, but also with a lower birthweight mother who definitely impacted her calves. Moderate growth, great calving ease, super choice for heifers or cows – take a good look at him.



This polled bull is the product of a deep‐bodied young cow that traces back to the Oxley herd, and our super low birth weight Victor 719T son, 31X. Another great heifer bull prospect with a 70 lb. actual birth weight, he is smaller framed at just a 4.3 frame score. If you’re looking for ‘calving ease’, he’s a solid, productive, heifer‐bull option.



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This late September bull is a real dandy. He was sired by a long‐bodied bull tracing back to the Odyssey bloodline, which we used on heifers for two seasons with super results. His Dam is a 1st calver out of our Victor 31X herd sire, and a larger framed mother who consistently produced some of our highest growth calves. He has a lot of power in his breeding, and a good combination of calving ease, with high growth. You can appreciate his long side profile and natural thickness, along with a lot of frame – 6.0 frame score. He’s sure to sire calves with size, scale and high growth.


Doug & Marilyn Lenth
13690 130th Street
Postville, IA 52162
Home: (563) 864-7703
Doug Cell: (563) 380-5656
Marilyn Cell: (319) 269-3146



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