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Welcome to Shamrock Nook Red Angus. Located in southern Wisconsin, Shamrock Nook Farms are run by brothers, Joe and Jim Dunphy. We are the fifth generation to farm this land settled by our Irish ancestors in 1845. In 1989, after a dairy barn fire, Jim took an interest in some red angus cattle that Ray Brickl had at World Beef Expo. Over the next 20 years, we traveled the country visiting different herds gaining direction and support from top red angus breeders. Our search for established maternal cows led us to Eleanor, Tidy Bee, Copper Queen, Stony, Erica, and Mimi females to lead the way. Building our Red Angus herd has been our main focus over the past 35 years. At Shamrock Nook, we concentrate on the production of profitable seedstock, emphasizing calving ease, maternal traits, fertility, quiet disposition and performance. Our cattle are bred to balance the ever-critical calving ease trait with high growth and desirable carcass traits.

We offer cattle for sale through private treaty, and a fall female sale at the farm and online with DV Auction. We have joined forces with Hornung Red Angus, Johnson Family Cattle, and Welsh Prairie Red Angus to bring you the Females of Fall Red Angus Sale on the second Saturday in November. Follow Females of Fall Red Angus Sale on Facebook for additional information  Request a catalog.


We sell yearling bulls private treaty each year, starting in January. All bulls are semen tested and guaranteed to be successful breeders. We will help with delivery when possible and will hold them until you need them later in the year. We are also selling semen from two of our herd sires - 9 Mile Quarterback 0002, reg #4309011, and Holton Conspiracy 080H. reg #4433641.

Thanks for taking the time to visit our site. Our hope is that Shamrock Nook cattle will bring you some of the same things that they have given us – a great way of life and a sense of real pride! We look forward to visiting with you, so give us a call or drop in any time! 

~ Joe and Sue Dunphy

~ Jim and Pam Dunphy


SRN STony 1555 w.bull calf  (5)
Cows by the windmill
Joe with his cows
Bred Heifers
Proven Females 
Powerful Sires
Quality Genetics
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