Lucky was about a week and a half old when I bought her from my grandpa. If memory serves me right I paid the huge amount of $600 for her and boy was that the best money that I have spent in the cattle business. Lucky is sired by the seven time National Champion bull Thunder and was one of the first Thunder calves that we had at Harter Creek. Lucky has been the dam of many great show heifers and quite a few bulls that have either made the Star Lake carload in Denver or shown on The Hill. I will calve out three Lucky daughters this spring and will be selling a calf out of a Lucky daughter at the 2012 Iowa Beef Expo. If you judge a cow by how her daughters produce this is one cow that simply hits home-runs! If you are interested in embryos out of this prolific donor contact Star Lake at (918)396-4322.
This Lucky daughter is a full sister to the heifer that my little sister showed at the Hereford Junior National in Denver. The Lucky x Bright Future combination has been a huge success. That bull just flat works on Thunder daughters (see Denver Supreme Champion Valedictorian). I have a full sister to this donor in my herd and her first two heifer calves are staying in the herd as well. This cow has a great long road ahead of her and being in the Star Lake donor program she will surely leave an imprint on many herds of cattle. As with her dam if you want some embryos out of this cow call down to the Ranch Office and Montie or Max will hook you up!
Hay Jude is out of my old donor at Star Lake “Nanna” who started out as my sisters heifer but I ended up with her and boy has she paid some bills. I am optimistic that this powerful young daughter of hers will do the same. Hay Jude is sired by the breed legend Online. Online has written his own chapter in the Hereford history books. I have a full sister to this donor in my herd and she is one of the most powerful cows in the herd with far an away the most milk. River Valley Polled Herefords in Ontario has two full sisters as well and they are considered some of their best as well. Embryos out of Hay Jude are available as well with some Shock & Awe embryos in the tank that should make some phenomenal calves!