Since 1918, Wernacres farms has been a family owned and operated farm, focused on quality not quantity. All of our hard work and attention is directed toward a small number of elite females. Using strong cow families with proven out cross bulls improves our breeding program. We are fortunate to have bred five Shorthorn Pace setter dams, and our cow herd is made up of these main families; Duchess, Rosebud, Lady, Beauty, and Zelda.

Over the years we have sold many champions and/or top sellers at Beef Expo's such as Illinois Beef Expo, World Beef Expo, and Ohio Beef Expo. In the last 20 years alone, we have exhibited 14 State Fair Champions in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Michigan.

We are more than happy to answer any questions. Our animals are available for sale year round, either private treaty on the farm, or in auctions. We appreciate your visit to our website, and we hope we have the one you are looking for!
for sale
3rd Annual Online Steer and Heifer Sale
Monday, October 16, 2017
Hosted by Show Circuit Online Sales.

We greatly appreciate the support of everyone involved. Please let us know if we can help with any questions in the future.

Champion Cow Calf Pair
2014 National Junior Heifer Show
shown by: Leah Horton
Supreme State Fair Cow Calf Pair
2006 Illinois State Fair
shown by: Katie Horton
Champion Shorthorn Heifer
2005 Illinois State Fair Junior Show
shown by: Katie Horton 
Many Time Shorthorn Plus Female
raised by: Wernacres Farms
shown by: Curoe Family
herd sires
    Off Road

Sire: Wolf Willow Major LeRoy
Dam: Wernacres Duchess 904 (Wernacres Challenger)
Raised By: Wernacres
Owned With: Rockdale Shorthorns, Lorenz Shorthorns, and Horton Farms Shorthorns

Champion and Top Selling bull at 2009 Ohio Beef Expo.

Off Road Heifer
Off Road X Vortec
    touch of class

Sire: Pure Gold
Dam: Wernacres Duchess Royal (CF Royal)
Raised By: Wernacres
Owned With: Hi-View Shorthorns and Keith Heneke

Top Selling Bull 2010 Ohio Beef Expo.


Additional Sires Include:

Major LeRoy, Get Serious, DF Pure Gold, NBS Fly Boy, Mitchell's Maloney, Callahan (Dirty Hairy son), CCS Stampede, and CF Royal.

contact us
  Dale and Anita Wernicke
12611 W. Fischer Rd. • Lena, IL 61048

Ryan, Laci, and Ty Wernicke
Cell: 815-739-7754
Thank you for your interest in Wernacres Farms Shorthorns. Our focus is always on raising top quality cattle from the finest genetics available. Please call us if you have any questions or stop by aur farm. Visitors are always welcome.
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