Herd Bulls

Lenth Herd Sires – Present & Past

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.

R ADDITION 4999
  • Reg#: P44038201
  • DOB: 4/2/2019
  • Homozygous Polled
  • BW: 87
Sire: SCHU-LAR 15D OF 913 X51
Dam: R MISS 4EVER 2496
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Addition 4999, or “Vern” as we affectionately call him, was our choice of the 2-year old bulls at the 2021 Rausch Herefords Sale I South Dakota. Short marked with big, red goggle eyes, he is super long bodied, deep, and has natural thickness. Sired by the popular 15D SCHU-LAR bull, and out of a Rausch dam with Foremost and Vision genetics, he offers a new dimension of bloodlines not previously found. His first calves were born in Winter-Spring 2022 and we’ve been very pleased. Many have pigmented eyes, the heifers are very feminine, and many of the calves are deep bodied and thick. The 23 calves averaged 79 lb. birth weight and all but two (breach) calves were born unassisted.
GR ANODIZE 3140
  • Reg#: P44162390
  • DOB: 2/18/2020
  • Heterozygous Polled
  • BW: 80
Sire: GERBER ANODYNE 001A
Dam: GR MISS TRAVELER 1078
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Anodize 3140, or “Andy” as we call him, was one of our picks of the yearling bulls at the 2021 Rausch Sale. Considering his strong calving ease and low birth weight traits, compounded with high growth, carcass, rib eye, and marbling EPD's, his “numbers” are top notch. Add in his abundance of pigment, great build and super disposition, we felt fortunate to add him to our herd. He’s a total outcross bloodline to the existing herd genetics, bringing another strong option for expansion. He was used on heifers in the summer of 2021, and fall heifers and young cows during the winter. His first calf crop in 2022 did not disappoint! His calves are among the thickest in the crop, with lots of eye pigment, growing well, with a 78 lb. average birth weight. We are excited to be able to offer his bulls to others and will be keeping some heifers, offering others. As a 2-yr old he's being used on heifers again for the 2022 breeding season.
R ADDITION 7050
  • Reg#: P44155943
  • DOB: 4/7/2020
  • Homozygous Polled
  • BW: 81
Sire: HYALITE COMPLETE 736 TWIN
Dam: R MISS BONANZA 486
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Addition 7050, or “Jerry” as we call him, was the third Rausch bull we added in 2021. Dark red with goggle eyes, red-to-the-toe, he also boasts a strong set of EPD's. Homozygous polled with another new genetic bloodline, he is another wide-open option to use on our females. Used on heifers in 2021, many of them were Sold, so we have a limited number of his calves this first year. We've seen some from our customers and are very pleased. He has matured tremendously over the first winter, and as a 2-year old he is becoming very impressive, running with a larger pasture of young cows and a couple of heifers in 2022. We're excited to see many more of his calves next year.
LH 316A MUSKOGEE 116J
  • Reg#: P44227247
  • DOB: 2/5/2021
  • Heterozygous Polled
  • BW: 86
Sire: S MANDATE 6658 ET
Dam: LH MS VERONICA 316A
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Some bulls are selected for their genetics (sire & dam strengths), some for their EPD's ( ‘expected’ performance), some for ‘actual’performance, and some for their phenotype (body shape). The best ones are a combination of all the above, and Muskogee is absolutely that type of bull. As a Class Winner and Reserve Champion Junior Bull calf at the 2021 Iowa State Fair, with an Adj205 WW of 796 lbs., YW of 1350 lb., his conformation and actual growth were clear from an early age. His Dam is one of the most prolific cows in the herd, extremely long bodied with a near perfect udder still at 9 years of age. We have a 'waiting list' for daughters from her. It only made sense to use Muskogee in our own herd! He’s being used on some of our top young cows in summer 2022, already promised to another herd who has purchased him for use in Fall breeding 2022. We are sure his 2023 calves will be highly sought after.
LH 719E MAVERICK 109J
  • Reg#: P44227257
  • DOB: 1/24/2021
  • Heterozygous Polled
  • BW: 63
Sire: S MANDATE 6658 ET
Dam: LH MS CARAMEL 719E
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Maverick was an extremely easy and early choice to keep and use on our own heifers for 2022. His full brother was a top bull sold the year before, and Maverick was a mirror image. Extremely low BW, high calving ease, high growth, and an impressive phenotypical build. Although planning to keep him long-term, we were asked to sell him for July-2022 possession, after the bulk of our summer breeding is already completed, so we agreed. He has been used on many of our replacement heifers and some ‘Sold’ to others before going to his new home. His mark may be small but we expect it to be very noticeable.
LH 35A GOLDRUSH 608D
  • Reg#: P43670745
  • DOB: 2/12/2016
  • Homozygous Polled
  • BW: 84
Sire: FTF PROSPECTOR 145Y
Dam: MGM LINE OF TRUST 35A
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Goldrush is a powerful, super-thick, moderate framed, meat wagon of a bull that was a 2018 addition to our Herd Sire line-up. He is short-marked with big red goggle eyes. Home raised out of our Trust daughter Lady 35A, who is now a donor cow for us, he and his Dam were shown as a cow-calf pair at the Iowa State Fair in 2016. As a yearling he was only used to clean-up a few A.I. cows, but we used him heavily on cows in 2018 and ever since. His calves are thick, deep bodied, several with ‘goggle eyes’, and many have the same ‘look’ that his ET siblings have (out of donor dam). We plan to continue using Goldrush both spring and fall seasons for years to come and are excited what they will bring to our herd and for our customers.
LH 508C TUFFER STUFF 808F
  • Reg#: P43888766
  • DOB: 2/15/2018
  • Homozygous Polled
  • BW: 78
Sire: KT BUILT TUFF 1010
Dam: LH MS VALE 508C
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This homozygous polled son of the A.I. sire KT Built Tuff 1010 was a 2019 addition to our herd bull battery, being used for Spring and Fall seasons. Tuffer Stuff was raised out of an outstanding Victor 31X daughter, with a beautiful udder, that reached Dam of Distinction level in 2020. Her mother was still raising calves in our herd at 15 years of age, so longevity is in his blood. He is thick and deep, but still a good calving ease build. His first calves that hit the ground in early 2020 are a lot like him with small blocky bodies, good thickness, and very attractive with a lot of pigment. We’re impressed and excited to see what his calves will continue to do.
LH 705E RELENTLESS 005H
  • Reg#: P44117042
  • DOB: 2/2/2020
  • Heterozygous Polled
  • BW: 78
Sire: R LEADER 6964
Dam: LH MS SAPPHIRE 705E
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Tapping into our own strong maternal herd, Relentless 005H is sired by the well-respected R Leader 6964 bull, and an impressive young Red Bull 200Z daughter, Sapphire 705E, who is also the daughter of our donor cow Sierra 127Y. Relentless is a full brother to Laredo 905G, who we used as a yearling in 2020, then sold at the end of the season. Laredo’s 2021 calves are eye-catching with a lot of pigment, and we are excited to have Relentless running with a large group of young 2- and 3-yr old cows that will carry his calves for the 2022 calving season.
LH 705G LAREDO 905G
  • Reg#: 44005094
  • DOB: 2/2/2019
  • Homozygous Polled
  • BW: 72
Sire: R LEADER 6964
Dam: LH MS SAPPHIRE 705E
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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.

BF MR ON ARGET REVOLUTION (20B)
  • Reg#: P43638240
  • DOB: 9/5/2014
  • Heterozygous Polled
  • BW: 79
Sire: Hyalite On Target 936
Dam: R Miss Revolution 3231
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This heterozygous polled son of Hyalite OnTarget 936 looked impressive in the pasture, and his calves have been eye catchers as well. He was super thick, medium framed, low birth weight with high growth. We crossed him with our larger framed cows to effectively “size down” their frames, while producing super-high-growth calves. One of his bull calves topped our 2017 calf crop, weaning off with a WDA of over 4.0 lbs. per day. His calves have had a notably common trait – they are EXTREMELY vigorous at birth – getting up and nursing on their own within minutes of being born. We sold 20BB after breeding season 2019, and his last calves were born in early 2020.
BAR JZ CUSTODY 422B-ET (TRUST)
  • Reg#: P43479639
  • DOB: 3/13/2014
  • Homozygous Polled
  • BW: 98
Sire: NJW 73S M326 TRUST 100W ET
Dam: BAR JZ 346C Lady 701H [DOD]
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This homozygous polled son of Trust 100W has left a positive mark on our herd. Purchased in 2015 from the well-known Bar JZ Ranch in South Dakota, this Trust son was 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 were vigorous at birth, and grew extremely well. To date, the 75 calves we’ve had out of him have averaged 82 lb. BW. We have been equally impressed with his bull calves and heifer calves as well. The only drawback is that his heifers have been so quickly picked each season, that we haven’t retained as many as we would like. We had to let him go in mid-season 2019 due to an injury, but have a few 2019 calves on the ground and will have his final calves in spring 2020.
MPH 41X REVOLUTION 4R 79B
  • Reg#: P43550117
  • DOB: 9/23/2014
  • Heterozygous Polled
  • BW: 79
Sire: MSU TCF REVOLUTION 4R
Dam: MPH Connie 4T 41X [DOD]
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We wanted to find a Revolution 4R son to introduce that bloodline into our herd, and this was 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. His calves were consistently dark red, with deep sides and good thickness. Although we expected him to be a low BW sire, we had calves ranging from low BW to higher BW, so in 2017 we matched him with typically lower BW cows to moderate that some. We had his last calf crop born in Spring of 2018 and his daughters are amazing and being retained in our herd as replacements. We sold him to a commercial herd in Fall 2017 so that they could benefit from his great genetics in their herd.
RH 485T REDEEM 1305
  • Reg#: P43460927
  • DOB: 2/8/2013
  • Homozygous Polled
  • BW: 85
Sire: KJ HVH 33N REDEEM 485T ET
Dam: LJR WINONA 278U
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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.
RH CRACKER JACK 1313 ET
  • Reg#: 43415447
  • DOB: 2/22/2013
  • Heterozygous Polled
  • BW: 82
Sire: AH JDH CRACKER JACK 26U ET
Dam: Walker CJW Miss P430 17L 692
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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.
TH 18U 719T VICTOR 31X {SOD}
  • Reg#: 43101223
  • DOB: 1/25/2010
  • Polled
  • BW: 77
Sire: TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T
Dam: TH 166S 103R Primrose 18U
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The Herd Sire who easily has had the most significant impact on our herd from 2012-2017 is this Victor 719T son. 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. His 144 calves from 2012-17 averaged 74 lb. BW. At one point we had 30 of his daughters retained in the herd, all moderate framed with beautiful udders. To this day he continues to rank in the top of the breed EPD’s across the board. We have a stockpile of his semen in our tank that we plan to tap into from time to time for years to come.
J & J M33 MARSHALL T111 {SOD}
  • Reg#: 42829829
  • DOB: 3/28/2007
  • Tattoo: T111
  • BW: 90
Sire: SHF MARSHALL 236G M33
Dam: J & J 61L GODIVA 72N
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In order to continue developing a strong Polled line within our herd, Marshall was added in 2008 as a yearling. His growth and natural thickness were both what we were looking for, and his first calf crop in 2009 showed immediately that he was passing along both traits to his calves. They were some of the largest framed calves with tremendous muscle and growth. His calves had tremendous gains, with 3.0-4.0 weaning WDA common. Marshall was a large framed bull, with a mature weight of 2,700 lbs. Several daughters were kept and over the years 6 of them reached DOD level, elevating him to the Sire of Distinction [SOD] level for AHA sires.
JJ L1 HOMEBUILDER 706 [SOD]
  • Reg#: 40037633
  • DOB: 3/8/1997
  • Horned
  • BW: 85
Sire: HH HOMEBUILDER 4149
Dam: JJ LADY MARK 102
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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.
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