Dimitri Mataragas, owner




October 11, 2014 - Inaugural Iron Lake Ranch Production Sale, Athens, TX




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...

ANNOUNCING THE INAUGURAL IRON LAKE RANCH PRODUCTION SALE: Check back often for updates about our first production sale to be held October 11, 2014.

Visit the for sale page for detailed information on the offering including the online sale book, video link and information about our added lot.



Lot 2 is Churchill Lady 965W, pictured above. This featured About Time daughter who sells safe in calf to C Miles McKee.



Lot 1 is another headliner - Gabrielle 8129 embryos out of C Miles McKee.

What a way to begin the Iron Clad Genetics Sale offering, embryos sired by the $600,000 world record setting bull C Miles McKee 2103 ET and the dam of CSF 18U Olivia 2102 the 2013 North American Intl Livestock Exposition Grand Champion Female “8129”. We had the opportunity to purchase half interest in this proven donor from Burns Farms in Pikeville, TN and jumped right on it. Females of this caliber don’t come around often and we wanted to take full advantage.

8129 is a direct daughter of the now deceased BR DM Sooner whose semen is in very limited supply and the immortal Gabrielle 5082 who has certainly left her mark in the Hereford industry.

8129’s flush mate 8130 is the dam of the $240,000 valued Anastasia who commanded $120,000 for half- interest in the 2013 Barber’s Red and White Holiday Lights Sale. Anastasia has had many accomplishments to date and most recently was crowned Grand Champion Female in the bred and owned show at this year’s Junior Nationals held in Harrisburg, PA. Her full sib brother was the Grand Champion bull as well in Harrisburg, PA.

1066 is a full sister to 8129 who was purchased in the spring 2012 Barbers Red and White Cowtown Lights sale by Colyer Herefords in Bruneau, ID. 1066 went on to capture the Grand Champion Female banner at the 2013 Ft. Worth Stock Show and is now in the donor pen at Colyer Herefords.

The embryos stem from a traditional flush on 8129 and will be the only embryos sold in 2014 by Iron Lake Ranch that will be sired by Miles McKee.

Guarantee of 1 pregnancy if put in by a certified embryologist.



H Ms 5139 Advance 4007
View pedigree and EPDs


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.





Miles McKee Headed to Texas...

Following the bull show at the 2014 National Western Stock Show where the record setting C Miles McKee was named Grand Champion Bull and later went on to receive the Supreme Champion title, Iron Lake Ranch was aproached and granted the opportunity to acquire an interest and full possession.



Iron Lake Ranch's Junior Herd Sire Leads off the Denver Champion Pen!

Look for Regal in Fort Worth and Houston.


Catapult Named Reserve Senior Champion Bull!

One-quarter interest in Catapult son sells for $74,000.



NEWEST HERD SIRES: Please visit the Herd Sire & Semen page for more information about our exciting new bulls.



DONOR POWER: Iron Lake Ranch purchased the 6155S from Holden Herefords at their annual sale, Monday, March 11, 2013. HH Miss Advance 6155S (42674137) was the high-selling female lot at the sale. For more information, please visit the Foundation Female page.

HH Miss Advance 6155S (42674137)

Record setting, line one Hereford cow purchased by Iron Lake Ranch.



Meet the newest member of the Iron Lake Team...

Pete the working mascot!






American Hereford Association website

Schacher Auction Services website

GEM Herd Management Software website





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