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. We also make choices that allow us to keep maintaining our own herd with a variety of bloodlines so that we can meet the needs of our many “repeat customers”. Sound structure and good feet and legs in all animals are of utmost importance, along with good udders in the females. Good dispositions are a ”given”!
Over the past several years, we have used both purchased and home-raised Herd Bulls. Sons of many of the top A.I. sires have been utilized, including Victor 719T, Trust 100W, Redeem, Cracker Jack, Revolution 4R, OnTarget 936, Prospector 145Y, Churchill Red Bull 200Z and KT Built Tuff 1010. In recent years we have utilized A.I. for the first round on many of our females, followed up by our strong battery of Herd Bulls. For the 2019 through 2021 seasons, some of the A.I. sires utilized included /S Mandate, Frontier 174E, R Leader, Behm Cuda, RN York 5083, Built Tuff 1010, Encore Z311 and R Excitement. For the 2021 breeding seasons we added three new Herd Bulls purchased from the well-known Rausch Hereford herd in South Dakota, along with an R Leader son we raised, so we purposely A.I.’d less females, in order to utilize our new Herd Bulls. Take a look below at our Herd Sires being used currently, and those that have made a recent impact on our Herd.
This super high calving ease, low BW, homozygous polled was our primary ‘Heifer Bull’ in the summer of 2020. Sired by the increasingly popular R Leader bull, out of a very impressive first calf mother out of our Donor Cow 127Y Sierra, Laredo was dark, thick, deep bodied, with two big red eyes. He was sold with possession at the end of the breeding season after we had used him, knowing we had his full brother Relentless 005H ‘waiting in the wings’ for us to use in the 2021 breeding seasons. Laredo’s 2021 calf crop has been impressive with loads of vigor, pigment, great conformation, and growing at an impressive rate even on the young first-calf mothers that had his calves.