Keep checking the progress of our donor cows which are now managed by our partners.

HH Miss Advance 2178 (43270983)

Donor cow purchased in the 2019 Holden sale. 2178Z is red teated, great uddered, long bodied, deep ribbed and out of a great cow family. Her dam sold to Cooper Herefords and produced a son that sold for $45,000 in their 2018 Sale. Note the outstanding Teat, Udder, and Carcass EPD's on this powerful cow. Her son, 8120F, was a feature bull that sold in the 2019 Holden sale to Flying S Ranch for $55,000.

HH Miss Advance 2178
View Pedigree and EPDs

DJB 46B Beth 1L (42211374)
Deceased May 2019

1L was one of the foundation females of the famed Grandview CMR herd. 1L is a full sister to P606 whose daughters are still sought after today for their outstanding maternal ability and perfect udders, and 1L offers this and more. She passes her perfect pigment to nearly every calf along with her big volume maternal look. We are very fortunate to have this true matriarch of the breed in our Donor Herd.

DJB 46B Beth 1LView pedigree and EPDs

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MR Maternal 156T
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ILR 156T Lady Beth 623 ET (43691172)

Sold to Tondara Herefords, Australia for $40,000.

ILR 156T Lady Beth 623 ETView pedigree and EPDs


PCR IDA GOLDIE 40X (43112028)

Dam of Bentley. A deep bodied, thick and stout, good footed, HZ Polled 9 year old cow that we are building a cow family around her.

PCR IDA GOLDIE 40XView pedigree and EPDs


KCF Miss Proficient U201 (42903703)

U201 ranks in the top 1% of the breed for 7 measurable traits including Calving Ease, Weaning Weight, Ribeye Area and CHB $ index, and she is in the top 5% of the breed for three other traits including Birth Weight and Yearling Weight. Her Ribeye Area EPD is backed up by 21 of her progeny having an average ratio of 110.4. U201 is also the mother of Knoll Crest Herd Sire X51 who has the third highest CHB $index in the breed at $47. U201 is a homozygous polled female that has 3 sons that are Now Added to Our Herd Bull Battery (One polled 88X son and one polled Sensation son, Peace of Mind) and HZ polled Red bull son Red Power.

Owned with Knoll Crest Farm.

KCF Miss Proficient U201View pedigree and EPDs

KCF B526
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KCF B704
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FHF ILR 9116 Rita 25D ET (43719543)

Full sister to the Authority bull that Jirl Buck bought last year for $57,000. Her maternal half sister was Reserve Champion at the 2017 Junior National.

A daughter of PYRAMID 16W 110T 9116..

Owned with Fredrickson Herefords.

FHF ILR 9116 Rita 25D ETView pedigree and EPDs

Boyd E70 Queen 0118 (43149846)

We are very proud to have this addition to our Donor Herd. She follows our goals perfectly. She is a powerfully built, very structurally correct female that possesses one of the best udders in the breed. She has performance, Muscle and Pigment. This is the complete package of Look, Performance, Data and Maternal Traits that Iron Lake Strives for. HZ polled.

Boyd E70 Queen 0118View pedigree and EPDs

ILR H Miles 4140B ET
Sired by:
Miles McKee
Sired by:
Miles McKee

KCF Miss Revolution X328 (43155587)

Full sister to Encore's Mother that sold in the 2015 Denver sale for $62,000 1/2 interest to Boyd Cattle. The first calf crop of this HZ polled female has us very excited about her future potential.

Owned with Hoffman Herefords

KCF Miss Revolution X328View pedigree and EPDs

ILR H 636 ET
ILR H 636 ET
Her son sired by:
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Outcross 18U

ILR 95T Lady Smiles 620 ET (43691163)

A Miles daughter. She sold in October 2016 and was the high selling female at $75,000.

ILR 95T Lady Smiles 620 ETView pedigree and EPDs

ILR 88X Lady Maiden 791 ET (43889142)

A maternal sister to the popular herd sire C ETF Wildcat 4248 ET, who is currently roaming the pastures at Knox Bros. Cattle Co. in Texas. This 88X daughter has “maternal machine” written all over her! Lady Maiden 791 is short marked and possesses that big-time sweep to her belly with perfect teat size and placement. Her full sisters at Colyer Herefords are something to see wet, as they have picture-perfect udders.

ILR 88X Lady Maiden 791 ETView pedigree and EPDs

RPH Maiden 95T (42805700)

This is a massive, deep bodied female but still maintains an exceptional feminine look through her front one-third. Her milk flow is tremendous and she has an ideal udder and teat placement. She was the top selling female in the Frank Rogers dispersion where she posted a 156 marbling ratio. She produced Wildcat, a Trust son that was named the Grand Champion Bull of the 2015 Fort Worth National Hereford Show. Wildcat posted a very impressive 119 IMF Ratio in the Colyer herd as well as a 115 ratio for REA. Iron Lake Ranch and Rockin Shocker Cattle purchased a full sister to Wildcat that scanned a 5.03% IMF.

RPH Maiden 95TView pedigree and EPDs
C ETF Wildcat
C ETF Wildcat, 2015 Fort Worth Champion Bull, son of our donor 95T and full brother to our future donor.

H Ms 5139 Advance 4007 (43487690)

Iron Lake Ranch is proud to add 4007 to our Donor Program. She is currently the highest selling Hereford Female on record at $185,000.

She is sired by the proven herd sire 88X whose calves are among the most sought after in the breed including the record setting Miles McKee.

4007’s mother is the great Line One Donor 5139R who commanded a selling price of $175,000 in the 2013 Hoffman sale and has produced $2,000,000 in progeny sales.

Her first ET calves out of HH 4075, Catapult 109 and Full Throttle are impressive.

Patti Cow Family

DCC 8006 Patti 4266 ET (P42540562) Deceased

4266 is our latest addition to the donor pen. We liked her daughter, pictured below, so much, that we bought her mother.

Owned with Rockin Shocker.

DCC 8006 Patti 4266 ETView pedigree and EPDs

Churchill Lady 1162Y (H43184480)

1162Y is one outstanding package. She is the mother of the 2020 Denver Champion Horned bull, SR Dominate 308F ET. She is also the full sister to 0230X, the 2012 Denver Champion Female that was shown by Haley Hudson, and a full sister to Churchill Force and Churchill ACE that are two of the highest performing bulls ever at Churchill Cattle Co. She is very impressive to see having massive bone and rib, combined with plenty of muscle and volume, but still maintains a very feminine front end with a smooth shoulder that is set at a perfect angle. We are looking forward to the progeny that this trendsetter will contribute.

Owned with Churchill Cattle Co. and Stuber Ranch.

Churchill Lady 1162YView pedigree and EPDs
Churchill Lady 0230X
Churchill Lady 0230X Full sister to 1162Y and daughter of Patti.

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K&B Lady Sentry 8090U (P42904723)

8090U was the choice of donors for Iron Lake Ranch from the Hoffman Ranch dispersal. She was chosen for her solid performance, having Herd bulls out of her sell to Accelerated Genetics, Topp Herefords and Jeremy Brooks in the 2013 Hoffman Ranch Bull Sale. Four Outcross open heifers sold in Hoffman's dispersal for an average of $9,700 (High of $28,000) and the lead bred heifer at the Hoffman dispersal was a Redeem out of 8090U that sold for $10,000. In addition to her performance, 8090U has tremendous eye-appeal, moderate-frame and huge-rib, and powerful muscle.

KB Lady Sentry 8090UView pedigree and EPDs

P606 Daughters

Grandview CMR Lady P606 U358 (42929164)

This is the mother of the Lot 1 bull from the Grandview CMR Dispersal. This P606 daughter is another example of the kind of female that fits the Iron Lake Blueprint: functional, eye-appealing female with great udders and performance data to match. Progeny from U358 will be featured in the Herefords of the World Sale at the World Hereford Conference in Uruguay in 2016.

Grandview CMR Lady P606 U358View pedigree and EPDs

CMR Grandview Lass P606 26S ET (42727007)

Tremendous cow! Her daughters have averaged $11,000 and we have kept several in our herd as well.

Owned with Ned and Jan Ward Polled Herefords.

CMR Grandview Lass P606 26S ET

Harvie E MS Firefly ET 19Z (43345728)

Owned with Ehlke.

Harvie E MS Firefly ET 19ZView pedigree and EPDs

ILR E Athens D98
Her son out of
ILR Hometown 332A ET:
ILR E Athens D98

440L Daughters

ILR 72C Lady Vicky 762 ET (43807267)

Sired by the polled full brother to Mighty 49C and out of the time-tested donor 440L, whose progeny have performance, balance and style. 440L daughters in past offerings have been sale features, with many of them now serving as donors in some of the most prominent cow herds in the country. A tremendous donor prospect.

ILR 72C Lady Vicky 762 ETView pedigree and EPDs

ILR 357 Lady Smiles 725 (43803042)

This special female is sired by the $600,000 record-setting C Miles McKeeand out of a Trust x 440L daughter. A full sister in the inaugural Iron Lake Sale sold for $11,000 to Colyer Herefords. This female has the look and the design to be a prominent individual. 725 combines performance and carcass merit with excellent maternal strength.

ILR 357 Lady Smiles 725View pedigree and EPDs

ILR KJ Lady Vicky 357A ET (43492853)

This powerfully designed female has become a tremendous donor for Iron Lake Ranch. She is dark cherry red in color, long necked, square hipped and super correct in her lines. Her dam is the immortal 440L, who has been a very instrumental breeding piece in the Iron Lake operation.

ILR KJ Lady Vicky 357A ETView pedigree and EPDs

HH Miss Advance 6155S (H42674137)

Deceased 3/2016

One of Iron Lake Ranch's important addition to the donor line-up. 6155S is the record setting, Line One Hereford cow purchased by Iron Lake Ranch from the Spring 2013 Holden Herefords Sale. She is a full sister to Holden's featured herd bull HH Advance 8050U.

Progeny from 6155S will be featured in the Herefords of the World Sale at the World Hereford Conference in Uruguay in 2016.

Her daughters are becoming the cornerstone of our program.

HH Miss Advance 6155SView pedigree and EPDs

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CL1 Domino 297
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Pure Gold

NJW 43T 4037 Forever Edna 28X ET (43093963)

Deceased 4/2016

Iron Lake Ranch purchased half of this beautiful female from Bell Ward while Bell was showing her at the National Western. She was eye-catching then and as you can see from this picture she is making a great looking cow. This Durango daughter backs it up with performance, she is in the top 5% of the breed for weaning weight, yearling weight and $CHB. Her first two sons that were born at Iron Lake Ranch had 106 and 110 ratios for REA and an impressive 108 and 114 ratios for Marbling and both of those sons are in use as herd bulls for Ehlke Herefords, Townsend, MT and 6 Mile Creek Ranch, Yukon, OK.

Owned with Bell Ward.

NJW 43T 4037 Forever Edna 28X ET
View pedigree and EPDsILR HOMETOWN 332A ET

DBLL DCC 8006 Pearl 5059 ET (42572190) Deceased

Pearl 5059 is said to be the best "cow" out of the old MSU PEARL 67G cow, who in her lifetime generated over $500,000 in direct progeny sales. Her sire is H 8E EMBRACER 8006. His daughters speak volumes about Maternal ability.5059's Sire & Dam are deceased. 5059 is a perfect uddered, good milking female with excellent pigment. She has recently produced some outstanding calves by Outcross, L18, & 4075, her 2014 bull calf out of 88X is one of our herd sires.

DBLL DCC 8006 Pearl 5059 ETView pedigree and EPDs