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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Featured Member- Rev. Mark and Deb Schoen


Our Family
Rachel and Dan Kovac, Evie, Jude, Indigo Kovac ( Baby Iris - not pictured)
Emily and Fin Alverson , Mark and Deb Schoen , Nate Schoen 
Mark grew up in Chaska, MN where he had a small farm and was very active in  4H and cattle showing .  After high school he went to college to begin studies in Animal Science.  However within two years his life brought changes, which included getting married and moving in a different direction.  He began his studies for the Office of the Holy Ministry.  He has been an a pastor in a Bible based Lutheran church (The Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod) for 27 years.  In 2001 we purchased a small farm north of St. Croix Falls.  It was here that we would begin our own Hereford farm.  Big Rock Creek flows through our land, so we decided to name our Hereford farm "Christ the Rock Creek Farm"  Now he has come full circle, starting out farming and now able to serve the Lord  plus raise cattle.  That is why our farm promotes our Lord, our Lutheran Church, and the cattle we love. We have great compassion for our animals and they are treated with much care and respect.  It is a great  form of therapy and enjoyment for the two of us.

We have gotten many good bulls from Gottschalk Polled Herefords, and Larson Hereford Farms.
Our most recent bull was purchased from Dakitch Hereford Farms. Dakitch 19T Tundra  was shown at the North Star Classic where he won Bull Calf Champion and was Reserve Champion Bull in the Open show.
Dakitch 19T Tundra 84Y
Owned with Dakitch Hereford Farms

We have some favorite cow lines:
Our GHF 92 WL ROXY 299R ~   Here are a few of her progeny:
CTR 298P Roxy's Secret 701

Jeff and Jenny White , Anna Schoen  showing
CTR Rockin' Time 002X  "Roxi" and Heifer -Ranna
CTR 743 Rockin' Time 002X with Anna Schoen

CTR 743 Rockin' Time was sold to Anna Schoen and Jeff and Jenny White ~ www.whiteranchcattle.com
Rockin' Time, affectionately called "Roxi" has been shown for two years, winning many awards.  Some of her most recent are: Champion Cow / Calf pair and Grand Champion Female at the MN State Fair.  And Reserved Champion Cow / Calf pair at the World Beef  Expo (Open and Jr. shows)

Another one of our favorite cows is CTR 743 Mitten's Sue 009X,  This year's bull calf is co-owned with Dakitch Hereford Farms.

CTR 743 Mitten's Sue 009X
Our replacement Heifers for this upcoming year are exciting.  We have two heifer calves out of Durango and SHF Lady 512 G10 ET.  They were born April 1st and look just great!
SHF Lady 512 G10 ET




THM Durango 4037









We have quite a few  weaned heifers and bulls to sell private treaty  and would welcome anyone that would like to visit and see and talk cattle.   We have two dandy Revolution heifers  that are getting halter broke right now and will be ready to take
 home and show. 

Check out our website at www.CTRherefords.com
Psalm 50:10 "The cattle on a thousand hills are Mine."

From the Pastor ~ to the Pasture!!!
Come and See us!