Lenth Herd Sires - Present & Past

Here at Lenth Herefords, we have continued to keep up with the times to be able 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 have several of his daughters in our herd and semen stockpiled that we may be tapping into for years to come.  We also have several Cows in our Herd sired by our Past Herd Sire Marshall T111 who was in the top 1% of Breed for both WW & YW, and cows sired by Burley 444 that are particularly strong on the growth sides.  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, some being tested homozygous polled.   In 2014 we added four new Polled Herd Sires, each from strongly recognized bloodlines:  Trust, Redeem, York & Cracker Jack - and their calves are already making a mark in our herd.  In 2015 we added a Revolution 4R son to our herd battery, and are utilizing him and a new Hyalite OnTarget son in 2016, to continue to deepen the bloodlines offered.  Strategic use of A.I. bulls Prospector 145Y, KT Built Tuff 1010 and Churchill Red Bull 200Z round out our sires used.  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

BAR JZ Custody 422B ET
MPH 41X Revolution 4R 79B
LH 363A Mr Jack 563C

BF MR OnArget Revolution (20BB)
FTF Premium 6108D

Past Herd Sires

RH 485T Redeem 1305
BAR JZ Younkers 223A
J&J M33 Marshall T111
JJ L1 Homebuilder 706 [SOD]

TH 18U 719T Victor 31X
RH Cracker Jack 1313 ET

LH DSIGNR 444 (Burley)

   
   

Current Herd Sires  
     
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

4.7

0.4

51

83

26

52

  Top10% Top10% Top45% Top45% Top25% Top30%

This homozygous polled son of Trust 100W has quickly left a positive mark on our herd, and we look forward to using him for a long time to come.  Purchased in 2015 from the well-known Bar JZ Ranch in South Dakota, this Trust son has been 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 have all been very vigorous at birth, and grow extremely well on 1st calvers and older cows alike.  To date, the 40 calves we’ve had out of him have averaged 80 lb. BW.   We have been equally impressed with his bull calves and heifer calves as well. We look forward to retaining more of his daughters, to spread his influence within our own herd.


     
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

2.7

1.6

61

97

23

54

  Top30% Top20% Top10% Top15% Top40% Top20%

This heterozygous polled son of Hyalite OnTarget looks impressive in the pasture, and his first crop of 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, bigger BW Marshall and Burley daughters, to effectively ‘size down’ their frames, while producing super-high-growth calves.  Sired by the popular Hyalite On Target sire from the well-known Rausch program, his Dam is a Revolution 4R grand-daughter, out of a Wrangler cow – all very well respected and highly productive bloodlines.  He was used on cows and a few heifers in summer 2016, and a group of Fall cows during winter 2016.  His first crop of calves were very impressive with an average BW of just 83 lbs., and all were EXTREMELY vigorous calves – all getting up and nursing on their own within minutes of being born.  He’s being used more heavily in summer 2017 and we plan to keep him busy for several years to come.


     
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 is 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, have already shown what he can do for us.  His calves have been consistently dark red, with moderate size, deep sides and good thickness.  Although we expected him to be a low BW sire, we have had calves ranging from low BW to higher BW, so in 2017 we’ve matched him with typically lower BW cows to moderate that some.  We’re excited for some of his daughters we already plan to keep in our herd, and some of his first sons that we have to offer as breeding bulls.


     
FTF PREMIUM 6108D
P43667067
3/2/2016
Heterozygous Polled
Birth Wt:  84
     
FTF VALUE ADDED 369A TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T DRF JWR PRINCE VICTOR 71I
KBCR 19D DOMINETTE 122
FTF FABULOUS 181Y [DOD] FTF M326 FABRICATOR 838U
FTF CLASSY LADY 856U
FTF SECRET SUE 2412Z FTF TOP SECRET 801U KT TOP SECRET 1030
FTF CHICK A BOOM 660S
FTF LEANNA 648S FTF LIMITED EDITION 232
FTF CANDACE 035K
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

0.6

3.3

61

97

23

53

    Top50% Top10% Top15% Top40% Top25%

Here is an attractive goggle-eyed bull that we 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 is a homozygous polled bull that we have high expectations for. He’s very well pigmented, has smooth front and shoulders for calving ease, along with good muscle and thickness in general.  He is moderate BW but has very impressive growth numbers in the top 10-15% of the breed.   Beginning in summer 2017, he’s been running with some of our yearling heifers and a variety of young cows too.   We plan to also use him for Fall season breeding also, and we are excited to see his first calves hit the ground in Spring 2018.


     
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 is this impressive 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 should sire very attractive, good growing calves.  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.  He is out of two polled parents, and he was polled, but did grow scurs which have been removed.   His first calves will be hitting the ground in Fall 2017, having been used on our Fall Bred Heifers for that crop.  In Summer 2017 he ran with more yearling heifers, and we’re excited to see what his calves will bring to our herd and the new owners of the bred heifers that have been sold.



Past Herd Sire Influences
     
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.


     
TH 18U 719T VICTOR 31X
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.

 



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BAR JZ YOUNKERS 223A (YORK)
P43422376
3/8/2013
Heterozygous Polled
Birth Wt:  84
     
SHF YORK 19H Y02 MSU MF Hudson 19H [SOD] MSU WNH Felton 5F
MSU Victoria 9F
Loewen Miss P20 10W SHF Progress P20 [SOD]
Loewen M326 Miss 39T
BAR JZ KYLIE JO 330Y BAR JZ Kirby 638L BAR JZ Puckster 892H [SOD]
BAR JZ 551E Lady 623G
BAR JZ Antonia 636N [DOD] Isaacs Hollywood 02
BAR JZ Shania 982K [DOD]
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

2.8

4.1

63

97

17

48

  Top30%   Top5% Top10%   Top45%

Another strong Polled bull that we added to our Herd Sire group in 2014 was this extremely long, thick, wide-topped bull out of the notable SHF York 19H Y02 sire.  We purchased him from the long established BarJZ ranch in South Dakota, with the hopes of producing thick, deep ribbed calves with significant growth.  We were not disappointed!  With an impressive yearling REA of 14.17, we used him as a yearling on small-to-moderate framed cows that could benefit from the boost.  Their calves were very heavily muscled, had awesome growth, an 84 lb. average BW, although that included some large BW calves.  Used through the 2016 breeding season, we have some of his daughters in our herd, and his last calves are on the ground in spring 2017. 


     
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.


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.


   

     
LH DESIGNR 444 (BURLEY)
42539998
April 16, 2004
Tattoo: 444
Birth Wt. 85
     
JJ L1 HOMEBUILDER 706 HH HOME BUILDER 4149 HH HOMEBUILDER

HH BREEZE 7151

JJ LADY MARK 102 KB DAKOTA MARK 990
JJLADY ENCORE 903
LH MS DSIGNR 414 RH 868 ADVANCER 9181 L 179 ADVANCE 868
RH 868 ADVANCE 9181
LH MS DSIGNR 203 LH DSIGNR 916
LH MS DSIGNR 8060
 

EPD
DATA

CED

BW

WW

YW

MM

MG

-2.5

7.6

46

83

-1

22

This powerful bull quickly became a dominant herd sire, and to this day has many productive daughters in our herd, two of which have reached DOD level.  Burley had impressive natural muscle, a deep rib and rear quarter, soundness and overall growth rates that were passed to his offspring.  Line bred out of our foundation JJL1 Homebuilder 706 sire and LH MS DSIGNR 414 Dam, he was the last horned blood herd sire that left a deep and positive impression in the herd.  His calves were consistent, extremely uniform, and extremely stout built calves that could easily be picked out as ‘his’ offspring.  He was used for both spring and fall breeding each year, and easily maintained his body condition and mature body weight of 2,700 lbs. 

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.


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

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