Take a look below at the selection of Hereford Bulls ‘For Sale’, as well as the Show and Replacement Hereford Heifers 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. 
If your focus is finding high growth, frame and the ability to put on pounds of meat, we also have cattle that will meet that need.

For the 2014 & 2015 breeding seasons we added bulls from four strong outcross bloodlines to expand our pool of genetics.  Each of them were Polled, with low or moderate birth weights and high growth.  We are currently using sons of well-known sires Redeem, SHF York, Trust 100W, and Cracker Jack, and just recently added a son of Revolution 4R to use for 2016 calves and beyond.   Our cow herd includes a strong base of 719T grand-daughters, and daughters from Marshall & Burley 444, for a strong cross-section of traits and bloodline bases.  We currently have 5 Active Dams-of-Distinction in the herd, along with 31 Daughters/Grand-daughters of DOD’s, showing the strong maternal herd that we have built.
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 in preparations for the 2016 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 Marilyn at 319-269-3146 or Doug at 563-380-5656  with any questions, for pricing, or to discuss what you’re looking for.  

Consignments to Iowa Hereford Select Sale (Beef Expo) – Feb. 18, 2016
Lot 64 – LH MS Roulette 526C 
LH MS ASIA 424B (Spring Bred Heifer)

     

 
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Lot 64 – LH LH MS ROULETTE 526C – March 5, 2015 Heifer Calf


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 AHA Fieldman Joe Rickabaugh picked Roulette out of the heart of our heifer crop, and we decided that if we were going to take any heifer to the Expo, we wanted to take one of our best.   With “Roulette”, you take a lot of the gamble out of the equation.   She has the look, the numbers, the disposition, and the performance.  Sired by a son of Trust 100W (and a DOD), she was raised by a super 1st-calf mother who, herself, has a Dam and Grand-Dam who are both DOD’s.  Her Dam (346A) is a 719T grand-daughter with calving ease, and she also goes back to our Marshall sire, with huge growth performance, so she has the best-of-both.  Roulette’s EPD’s are significantly above average across-the-board, and her WW and ratio proved her dynamic growth and the milking strength from her Dam.  She would make an ideal show heifer for a new OR a seasoned exhibitor.  She has the style and structure to be competitive, and she’s an eye catcher, with lots of red pigment and one red eye.  Roulette is a true sweetheart.  She loves attention, even licking me on my face when I lean down to her.  You can’t HELP but fall in love with her! Beyond a show heifer prospect, she will make a foundation cow in any herd.  Take a look at her video, and you’re welcome to come see her in person.   Call Marilyn at 319-269-3146 if you have questions or would like more information.


 

Lots 51 & 51A - LH MS Asia 424B with Heifer Calf LH MS Arianna 606D


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ASIA is a deep sided, foundation type female that is loaded with maternal strength.  Larger framed and easy-fleshing, she’s certainly the type you can build a herd around.  We purchased her Dam 3316 as a heifer, from the well-known Oxley herd dispersal.  She is now an active DOD and is still going strong at 13 years old, expecting her next calf in March, easily showing that longevity and productivity are deep in their genes.  ASIA is sired by a son of past Denver Champion Shock & Awe, who was out of a Wrangler cow, so she has a deep-rooted top side to her pedigree as well.  

ASIA was bred A.I. April 21, 2015, to the FTF Prospector 145Y (P43182570) calving-ease bull (homozygous polled).  Her polled Heifer Calf, LH MS ARIANNA 606D, was born unassisted on January 29, 2016, with a 69 lb. actual birth weight.  She was up and nursing on her own very quickly.   Little ARIANNA is already registered with the AHA – Reg# P43658564 – her actual EPD’s are provided above.  Complete health records are recorded, and will be provided to Asia & Arianna’s new owner.  Contact Marilyn Lenth at
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2014 Spring & Fall Yearling Bulls

We have a small but strong group of Fall Yearling bulls that are service age and ready to go to work.  Read thru the details below, look at the photos and videos, 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.    Each of these bulls will be 18+ months old for Summer 2016 breeding, and Hereford bulls that age or older ‘Sold Out’ early last year.     We offer early Reservations -- Lock in your choice while selection is at its best, and we will feed them until you’re ready to take possession.

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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.
Latest weight 9/18/15 – 1,380 lb.

 

   
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Latest weight 9/18/15 –   942  lb.


 

   



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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.
Latest weight 9/18/15 –    932  lb.

 

 
Bred Heifers for 2016 Spring Calving 

We have been able to add three very strong yearling heifers that are bred for 2016 Spring calving.   They are all bred to our Cracker Jack son – bull 1313 – who has sired a super crop of calves born to heifers already in 2015.   We’re confident these three will be great additions to any herds they are added to.    Call Marilyn at 319-269-3146 for pricing or more information.   


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2015 Spring Heifer Calves

The demand for good Hereford females, whether for show heifers or just good replacement females, remains very strong.  Between their super disposition, good mothering abilities, and good efficiency, they make great foundations for a herd.   This year we have a very strong group of females to offer, with a lot of early interest already.  We’re proud to offer daughters of Victor 31X, and our first crops of females out of Redeem, York, Cracker Jack, Trust and York sons. 

We are already taking Reservations for heifers.   Once again we are offering a 3-tier price range, based on a range of possession timeframes.   You may reserve for possession starting already this Fall after weaning.  We also offer another price if we winter them, but possession is taken in the Spring before breeding begins.  Finally, you may reserve the heifers you want now, with us keeping them and getting them bred to our purebred Hereford bulls, then taking possession in the Fall of 2016 after they have successfully passed a preg check.  We will even time their exposure to the bull to try to hit your preferred calving timeframe.  

We have held back a small group of heifers for our own replacements, and have another group of ‘Feature Heifers’.  Once a few of the Feature Heifers are selected, we will be locking down the remaining ones to keep for ourselves – only selling the first chosen of the Feature Heifers.  Call Marilyn (319-269-3146) for specific pricing, for any questions that you may have, or to reserve any of these heifers for immediate OR later possession.  As always, you’re certainly welcomed and encouraged to come look at them yourself if you are able.   Just call first to be sure we’ll be home.



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2015 Spring Bull Calves

We are always proud of the bulls that we have available, but this year we are extremely excited about the group we have to offer!   This year we are showing the first calves from each of our four new polled herd sires (bloodlines) that we added in 2014, as well as the last crop of Victor 31X calves.   We were excited about the planned matings, and we were not disappointed!  The bulls out of Victor 31X emphasize calving ease and lower birth weights.  Calves out of York 223A are consistently super-thick with a lot of bone, muscle and big-ribbed, with moderate birth weights.   Redeem 1305 sired several tremendous heifers, just a few bull calves, all of those with good muscle and growth.  A couple of bull calves out of both Cracker Jack 1313 and Trust 224A, and one A.I. calf from Xerox 20X round out the solid group of Spring Bulls.    Whether you’re looking for calving ease heifer bulls, high growth and bigger framed bulls for mature cows, or a combination of the two, we have options for them all.  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 are already taking Reservations for any of these bulls.   You can lock in your choice while selection is at its best, and for a small down-payment we will feed your bull(s) until you’re ready to take possession in Spring or early Summer 2016.  All bulls must pass a breeding soundness exam before you take possession, and we offer the standard ‘American Hereford Association’ breeders guarantee on all bulls.  Bulls are pre-priced for spring/summer possession, and are reserved on a first-come basis.  Call Marilyn (319-269-3146) or Doug (563-380-5656) for specific pricing, for any questions that you may have, or to reserve any of the bulls for immediate OR later possession.  




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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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