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' …

Reservations continue to be taken for Bulls and Females (open or bred) for delivery throughout 2014 and already for delivery into 2015.  Lock in your choices early – we will feed them until you take possession.  Call for details, pricing, availability, and for best selection.  Call Doug at 563-380-5656 or Marilyn at 319-269-3146 – or come visit and see the cattle first-hand.   Just call first to make sure we will be around.   We’d love to talk with you!

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2013 Spring - Fall Yearling Bulls

We are currently still offering Summer and Fall Yearling bulls from the 2013 crop.  If you’re looking for lower birth weights or a heifer bull, be sure to check out the Victor 31X sons.  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.  We also have some de-horned sons out of PL41 Shadow that are good ‘in between’ combinations of moderate birth weight and excellent growth and frame.    Read thru the details below, look at the photos and videos (recently updated), 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.  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. We will “winter” them for you if desired.   Older Hereford Bulls are in high demand.  Make your selections early – these may not last long.



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Here is a long sided, thick, de-horned bull that gets more impressive each day.  He’s red necked, red-to-the-toe all the way around, and has pigment on both eyes.  He has an impressive side profile and great natural thickness.  He’s also a larger framed bull that is ready to service mature cows of any size.  His mother comes from our strongest maternal line, with both a Dam (212) and Grand-Dam (708) who are both DOD’s.  With an 83 lb. birth weight he’s a moderate BW option.
  Latest Weight 11/23/14:  1,550 lbs.




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This thick, de-horned bull is another product of our strongest female line.  His mother is another daughter of cow 212, and grand-daughter of cow 708 – both AHA DOD’s.  His sire gave him size, stretch, extensive length of body, and a super thick hind quarter.  Being a late May bull he wasn’t selected earlier in the year, but he’s totally ready to go to work in 2015 as a primary herd sire.  He can cover a lot of cows and produce good growing feeder calves or replacement females.
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  1,610 lbs.



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This June yearling is another long-sided bull out of our horned sire Shadow PL41, and one of the larger-framed cows in our herd (1,910 mature cow weight).  With a strong top and natural muscle, he’s shown super growth that he’s sure to pass on to his calves.  He is well pigmented, with one red eye.  With a 78 lb. actual birth weight, he’s a low to moderate BW option, fully ready to go to work in 2015.
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  1,542 lbs.

 

 



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This blocky, de-horned bull is certainly the type to produce calves with size and scale.  If your goal is to produce feeder calves or replacements that will perform and finish out with a good sized package, here is another bull that may be just what you’re looking for.  With a little higher birth weight, he’s not recommended as a heifer bull, but he will throw good gaining offspring.  His mother is a 12 year old cow, with a deep hind quarter, that’s still going strong in our Fall Herd. 
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  1,288 lbs.

 

 



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Here is a super Heifer Bull option.  With a 65 lb. actual BW and 2.2 BW EPD, he would be a bull that will let you sleep easy during calving season.  Deep dark red and thick, this bull is easy to look at.  His mother is one of our top young fall cows, out of a moderate framed reliable cow family, all with deep bodies and beautiful udders.  Take a good look at him if you’re looking for a solid, young, polled heifer (or cow) bull.
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  1,154 lbs.


 

 



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This dark red, double-polled bull is a super thick, meaty fellow that will certainly sire nice calves.  He’s naturally deep with a lot of volume, in a moderate frame that’s not ‘all leg’ either.    With an 88 lb. actual birth weight he would not be recommended for heifers, but would be a great polled choice for a good sized group of cows right out of the gate.  His Adj205 weaning weight was 703 lbs. with a 3.00 ROG, showing the good growth he brings to the table.  At just over 14 months old he’s already over 1,400 lbs.
 Latest Weight 11/23/14:  1,406 lbs.


 

 



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This double-polled Victor son got a slower start, but he has been going strong since weaning.  His mother was one of our top-growth, larger framed cows, but she developed mastitis when this calf was born, and she raised him on just two quarters.  Because of that, his weaning weight wasn’t as heavy as most, but he has all the genetics for high growth and has blossomed since weaning.  He’s a polled package with great growth potential.
    Latest Weight 11/23/14:  1,172 lbs.


 

 



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This is the youngest bull in the Fall crop, being just a November-born bull.  Even with his younger age, he’s a good sized, long sided bull that brings both the strengths of lower birth weight and good growth to a prospective cow herd. At just over 12 months of age he’s already over 1,200 lbs. He is de-horned, medium red, and is super quiet.  He loves to have a backrub if you’re walking by – a disposition where you don’t have to worry about watching your back

Latest Weight 11/23/14:  1,220 lbs.

 

 



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Here is a young Fall bull (late October) that is the smallest in stature, but has a lot of super traits to offer as a strong heifer bull choice.  With a tiny 57 lb. actual birth weight, a BW EPD of just 1.0, and a mother who was just a first-calf heifer, he jumped out to an energetic start and has been going ever since.  He’s thick with natural muscling (like both his mother and sire), but with his low birth weight features and size he’s the ideal heifer-bull package to start out.
 Latest Weight 11/23/14:  988 lbs.


 

   
2014 Spring Bull Calves
Once again we’re very proud of the new crop of Bull Calves we have to offer. The majority are polled Victor 31X sons with low birth weight and excellent growth, many with dark color and loads of pigment. A particularly strong combination has been the calves sired by Victor 31X – out of our Marshall T111 daughters. We have thick, blocky bulls out of Awesome 112 (a son of previous Denver Champion Shock & Awe), and really nice calves out of Barney 1220, an Odyssey bloodline son that we used on some heifers. Finally, we have some de‐horned calves from our Shadow PL41 horned sire that are also very long‐bodied and thick with loads of growth and potential. Read thru the details below, look at the photos (and videos once they are posted), and also refer to the 'Bull Comparison and Stat Sheet' to see a side‐by‐side comparison of all the bulls and their specific traits. Calves will be weaned in September & October – with updates to be posted periodically.

Again this year, we are offering early reservations, with the options of immediate possession or we will feed them through the winter until you’re ready for the bulls. That way you can lock in your choice(s) while selection is at its best. You’re welcome to come look at them in person, just call to make sure we’re home. Call Doug (563‐380‐5656) or Marilyn (319‐269‐3146) for pricing, with any questions that you may have, or to set up a time to come and look.



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Actual WW:  522 lbs. (7/28/14)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  772 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  586 lbs. (7/28/14)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  792 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  744 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 701 lbs. (3.04 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  910 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  712 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 671 lbs. (2.91 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  824 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  610 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 582 lbs. (2.54 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  692 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  712 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 685 lbs. (2.96 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  840 lbs

 

   



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Actual WW:  626 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 606 lbs. (2.53 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  738 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  712 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 694 lbs. (2.96 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  850 lbs.


 

   



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Actual WW: 610 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 600 lbs. (2.49 WDA)

 

   



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It should only take a glance to see why this is our Feature Bull we are offering this year.  Cool markings with deep cherry red-to-the-toe, red necked, two red ‘goggle-eyes’ is just the start.  Extremely long-bodied, he’s naturally thick with high growth.  His super-growth comes from his Dam 027X, a Marshall T111 daughter with a 109.0 WW Ratio on her first 3 calves.  His BW was larger, but he was 2 wks overdue because of health problems his mother was fighting.  (His 2 full brothers previously were 79# and 80# BW).  His disposition can’t be better – he’s halter broke (shown at IA State Fair) – and a big ‘pet’.
Actual WW:  744 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 770 lbs. (3.31 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  876 lbs.


 

   



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Actual WW:  684 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 702 lbs. (3.07 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  824 lbs.


 

   



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Several of our bull calves this year were blessed with a lot of red pigment, and this fellow is another one of them.   With two big red ‘goggle’ eyes he’s also red-to-the-toe on front legs and red necked.  With a lot of natural muscle, he’s got a deep quarter and rib, and is really stout-made.  Another one of the February bulls, he will certainly be ready-to-go with a herd of cows in 2015. To top it all off, he has a fabulously quiet disposition – coming up for a back scratch when we walk thru the bullpen!
Actual WW:  736 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 756 lbs. (3.25 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  880 lbs.


 

   



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Actual WW:  692 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 710 lbs. (3.03 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  882 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  642 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 665 lbs. (2.86 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  790 lbs

 

   



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Actual WW:  714 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 753 lbs. (3.26 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  812 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  668 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 742 lbs. (3.21 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  798 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  630 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 710 lbs. (3.08 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  718 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  620 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 701 lbs. (3.02 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  704 lbs

 

   



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Actual WW:  628 lbs. (10/16/14)
Adj 205 wt: 620 lbs. (2.66 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  710 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  714 lbs. (10/16/14)
Adj 205 wt: 714 lbs. (3.07 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  728 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  638 lbs. (9/15/14)
Adj 205 wt: 747 lbs. (3.22 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  720 lbs.

 

   



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Actual WW:  702 lbs. (10/16/14)
Adj 205 wt: 714 lbs. (3.09 WDA)
Latest Weight 11/23/14:  816 lbs.
   



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Fall Bred Heifers (for Fall 2015 Calving)’

We have a solid group of Fall Heifer calves recently weaned, that are now available to be selected or reserved.  Again, we offer a 3-tiered price schedule based on possession:   1) Priced for delivery/pickup early Summer 2014 as open heifers.  2) Priced for delivery/pickup Fall 2014 before breeding   3) Priced as ‘Bred Heifers’ with us feeding thru Winter 2014, and getting them bred to our bulls and safe in calf for Spring 2015 pickup/delivery –  bred for Fall 2015 calving. You can lock in your selections early, and with a down payment we will feed and keep them until your selected possession timeframe.  
Call Marilyn at 319-269-3146 for pricing, any questions you may have, or to check latest availability. You are always welcome to come look at the heifers at our farm too – just give us a call before coming by to make sure we will be home.  (End-of-winter photos are posted below, updated photos & videos will be posted as they become available.)

   

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Latest Weight (9/20/14):  952 lbs.

 

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Yearling Weight (9/20/14):  772 lbs.

 



Yearling Weight (9/20/14):  830 lbs.

 

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2014 Spring Heifer Calves
(The demand has been so strong for Hereford females, that several of our heifers were reserved before weaning and before we could get them posted.  We have also held back several for our own replacements, with the intentions of increasing our own cow herd numbers to be able to provide even more calves in coming seasons.   The entire Spring Heifer crop was so solid and consistent - there is very little difference between any of them.  The heifers being offered now may be low in quantity – but high in quality. 

This year, we will again offer a 3-tiered pricing schedule.  1) Priced for delivery/pickup in Fall 2014 as open heifers. 
2) Priced for delivery/pickup in Spring 2015 before breeding, with us feeding through the winter.    3)  Priced as ‘Bred Heifers’, with us feeding and getting them bred to our bulls and safe in calf for Fall 2015 pickup/delivery - Bred for Spring 2016 calving.    Lock in your selections as soon as possible, and with a down payment we will feed and keep them until your selected possession timeframe.   Call Marilyn at 319-269-3146 for pricing, any questions you may have, or to check latest availability. You are always welcome to come look at the heifers at our farm too – just give us a call before coming by to make sure we will be home.  (Pre-weaning photos are posted below, updated photos & videos will be posted as they become available.)

   




 



SOLD – As Bred Heifer


 



Latest Weight 11/23/2014:  582 lbs.

 



Latest Weight 11/23/2014:  636 lbs.

 



Latest Weight 11/23/2014:  550 lbs.


 



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Latest Weight 11/23/2014:  566 lbs.

 



Latest Weight 11/23/2014:  428 lbs.
   



 



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

Lhfarms1@neitel.net

 
 

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