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 on the second Saturday in November. We'd love to have you join us this year on November 13th at 1:00 CST for the third annual Females of Fall Sale. Along with Hornung Red Angus, Johnson Family Cattle, and Welsh Prairie Red Angus, we will be offering influential females from some of the best maternal cowherds. Preview cattle anytime on Friday, or Saturday morning. Join us Friday evening around 5 for brats, barbecue and beverages. We'll be serving lunch at noon on Saturday. If you can't make it to Albany, join us online at DV Auction. With this offering, you will have the chance to take advantage of our selection process, and then chart your own herd's breeding direction. If you haven't received a catalog, request a catalog today

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
Heifers in the field
Joe with his cows
Bred Heifers
 High Quality Females 
Powerful Sires
  Superior Genetics