Dimitri Mataragas, owner

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October 10, 2015 - Second Annual Iron Lake Ranch Production Sale, Athens, TX
October 31, 2015 - The Ladies of the Royal Sale, Kansas Cisty, MO
December 2015 - Hoffman Ranch and Iron Lake Ranch Joint Internet Embryo Sale
January 2016 - National Western Hereford Sales, Denver, CO




Iron Lake Ranch is dedicated to producing Top Quality Hereford Seedstock that balances Muscle, Volume and Eye Appeal with Performance, Carcass Quality and EPD profiles to lead the industry.

To achieve this goal...
We use the most proven sires of the Hereford Breed and combine them with the finest Donor Cows to develop a Uniform, Functional set of cows with great udders and plenty of pigment.
We have invested in Cutting Edge Herd sires that are leaders in performance and power.


Ranch News...

IRON CLAD GENETICS II - SECOND ANNUAL SALE Thank you to all who attended bid and purchased. Best of luck with your purchases.

49 females, gross $609,000; $12,263 avg
11.5 bulls, gross $196,750; $17,109 avg
1 flush, $10,500
16 embryo's, gross $18,700; $1,169 avg
6 straws semen, gross $2,100; $350 avg
1 pregnancy, $22,000
Total $850,950
High selling lot was Lot 1, CRR 719 Catapult 109, 1/2 interest sold for $74,000 to Streamline Genetics, J.C. Feagins, Carswell/Nichols, Ferguson Farms, and Reed Seedstock.

The next high selling lot was lot 2, ILR Lady Rachel 1409 ET, a 9/16/14 daughter of NJW 73S W18 Hometown 10Y ET and out of MSU TCF Rachel ET 54N making her a maternal sister to Revolution.  She sold to Hoffman Ranch, Thedford, NE for $45,000. 
A full brother to lot 2 (Lot 62), ILR Hometown 1408 ET sold to our volume buyer, 3H Ranch, Waskom, TX for $30,000.  Other volume buyers included Knox Brothers Ranch, San Angelo, TX and Ground Zero Ranch, Watts, OK.

Lots 6A and 6B, featured fall full sisters sired by CMR GVP Mr Maternal 156T and out of the immortal full sister to P606, DJB 46B Beth 1L were among high sellers with 6B selling to Ehlke Herefords, Townsend, MT for $42,500 and 6A selling to Mead Enterprises, Midvale, GA and ProGen Herefords, Boca Raton, FL for $40,000. 
Mead and ProGen also teamed up to buy lot 18A, ILR Lady Smiles 5109 ET, a March 27, 15 daughter of Miles McKee for $40,500.
Lot 75, ILR Red Bull 456B, a 3/16/14 maternal brother to X51 and sired by Churchill Red Bull 200Z sold 1/2 interest to Section 16 Cattle Co. Canton, SD for $33,000.


$100,000 DONATION TO HYFA Iron Lake Ranch, along with Churchill Cattle Co and Stuber Ranch donated the Lot 1 donation heifer to the Mile High Night Sale that brought $100,000 to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of American. read more





H Ms 5139 Advance 4007
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HH Miss Advance 5139R - dam of 4007


Iron Lake Ranch recently purchased H Ms Advance 4007 from the 2014 Hoffman Sale. She is currently the highest selling Hereford Female on record at $185,000. and is by 88X, the Hereford bull that is gaining in popularity every day as the calves keep getting better and better.  The mother is 5139R the line one donor cow that commanded $175,000 in the 2013 Hoffman Sale and has recorded $2,000,000 in progeny sales.  This heifer perfectly fits the Iron Lake program of combining performance with style.




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