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Friday, March 15, 2019

Featured Member- Rev. Mark and Deb Schoen

From the Pastor to the Pasture

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 34 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 are so excited about our recent
additions to our herd!

ILR CTR X51 Lady Extra 718  Sire: KCF Bennett Revolution X51
Dam: ILR Iron Lady 459B ET  We feel Lady Extra is the best X51 female around!
We purchased her last year at the IRON CLAD Genetics sale - Athens Texas

ILR 501C Lady Maiden 701 ET   Sire: Churchill Kickstart 501C ET
Dam: RPH Maiden 95T   This is a heifer that we own with Iron Lake Ranch.
She is due to have a Sooner / Beth 1L calf in March, 2019.

ILR CTR 357A Lady Regal 852  Sire: C CJC ILR Regal 3174
Dam: ILR KJ Lady Vicky 356A ET.   Lady Regal is a dark cherry heifer with lots
of style and shape.  Her maternal sire is Trust.   She is a beauty out of deceased Regal.

ILR CTR 4134 Golden Rose 861  Sire: C CJC 89T Pure Gold 4300 ET
Dam: SR 021W Bayrose 4300 ET .  Iron Lake Ranch selected Bayrose as their Pick of three flush mates at Sierra Ranches - California a few years ago.  We purchased her natural heifer calf at the Iron Clad Genetics sale 2018 ~ she is a May heifer.  We are looking forward to great things from her.

We  feel very blessed to have a direct, polled, daughter out of 
C Miles McKee 2103 ET.  Purchased from Iron Lake Ranch. 
C Miles McKee 2103 ET set the World Record for a cattle sale selling for $600,000.  Bred by Colyer Herefords.   

ILR Access 95T 5143T ET    Sire: SHF Access Y90 A215     Dam: RPH Maiden 95T
Our Access bull has given us some excellent calves.  He is a maternal brother to Wildcat and out of the Donor Maiden 95T.  Sierra Ranch bought Maiden at the Iron Clad Genetic Sale for $17,000. and sold a flush for $15,000 at Denver a few years ago.  ILR Accesss  is Marbling, high Scrotal  and is perfect to work with.  He is for Sale.

Our Goal at Christ the Rock Creek Farm is to promote 
Christ the Rock  and  Rock-Solid Seedstock.
Visitors always welcome.

Check out our website at www.CTRherefords.com

Psalm 50:10 "The cattle on a thousand hills are Mine."