welcome to lucky springs farms

Lucky Springs Farms is owned and operated by Len & Sally Songer and their children, Kristen, Katie & Jim. We run 100 head of quality Polled Hereford, Shorthorn and F1 hybrid “Cherri-Red” cows and grow 1500 acres of oats, barley, rye and forage crops. Our yearling bulls are for sale each spring by private treaty. We also market semen, embryos, prospect calves, breeding stock and commercial recipient females for transplant programs. We exhibit our cattle annually at the Calgary Stampede, Edmonton Farmfair and Canadian Western Agribition. The picture below was taken for the farm's 50th Anniversary. We are located just outside of the town of Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada.

We are glad you could stop by and hope you enjoy browsing around our site. We hope you like what you see. Please feel free to contact us for more information or even better, come for a visit in person. The coffee is alway on!

Lucky Springs Farms

The Lucky Springs homestead (late 1950's)

Lucky Springs Farms

View of the farm on its 50th anniversary (2001)

farm history

Shown above is the homestead of Jim and Thelma Songer in the late fifties. They came from Riverhurst, Saskatchewan in 1951 to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. They milked cows, raised pigs and ran a herd of commercial Hereford-Shorthorn cows. The dairy herd was sold in 1967 and the first purebred Herefords were purchased in the early 1970s. Shorthorns were added in 1999 with the purchase of a purebred heifer from Bill & Edith Boake of Acme, Alberta. Our family ties to Shorthorn cattle go back to the 1870's when Joseph Parkinson, Sally's great-great grandfather, bred the first cow to enter the Canadian Shorthorn Herd Book, a roan female known as Ada.

Jim Songer & Carlton Lamp 2E

Jim Songer at the halter of the Grand Champion Bull,
LSH Carlton Lamp 2E at the 1975 Rocky Bull Sale.

Cows on winter pasture

Cows on winter pasture, December 2010.


LAST UPDATE: April 15, 2017


2016 Bull Sale

Bulls for Sale
Hereford and Cherri-Red F1 bulls for sale. Click here to see pictures.

2017 Success

Champions Added
Congratulations to the exhibitors of Lucky Springs bred animals this spring. Click here for details.

2013 4-H Success

Monopoly son for Sale
This exciting TH/PHA Free Monopoly son is available now! Click here for details.

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