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 30 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 are joining forces with Hornung Red Angus and Johnson Family Cattle to form Rock Solid Reds. We hope to see you at he fourth annual Females of Fall Red Angus Sale on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Request a catalog.

We currently have yearling bulls for sale, see the For Sale page for more information. All bulls are semen tested before leaving the farm and guaranteed to be successful breeders. We can help with delivery and will hold them until you need them later this summer. 

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


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