The genetic base at Immink Club Lambs was highly impacted in 2004 by an ewe lamb now known as the 'Quad.' Sired by Grand Slam, bred by Kent Langemeier, her mother sired the 2002 Iowa State Fair Champion. One quad brother was the 2004 Ak-Sar-Ben Reserve Champion, her other two brothers went on to Texas to show successfully at San Antonio & Fort Worth. She was first bred to a Cash son (Cabaniss) her buck lamb, Dividend, became the new foundation for our newfound breeding program.
Next came a trip to Oklahoma that became the start of a relationship with the Vince McGolden Family of McGolden Club Lambs. This has truly taken the ICL flock to another level. Genetics from the McGolden flock has given us the ability to be competitive at the state and national levels. We are truly grateful to Vince and his family for their help and guidance over the last several years. Our commitment is to produce competitive club lambs with the integrity needed to build a long lasting relationship with our customers.
The Early Days
The Immink Club Lambs (ICL) dates back to its early years (1989-1990) when the oldest children, Michael & Ben, of the Immink Family diversify their livestock enterprises to include showing sheep along with their cattle. Their interest quickly switched to the club lambs and began purchasing ewes from local breeders to raise their own lamb projects. After 3-4 years basic sheep husbandry skills under their belt the decision was made to purchase and develop a more solid genetic base that would compete at the regional & state level. This lead to the purchase of the Mark Taylor flock from Broken Bow, Nebraska consisting of Tater Tot & Max bloodline ewes.
Knowing the importance of superior herd sire genetics Immink Club Lambs began adding proven national genetics, at the same time selling club lambs locally in 2000 Black Bart was purchased from Garry Couchman. Black Snake son which had several champions including was Wisconsin State Fair Champion from Kent Langemeier.
In 2002 Lovitt's Danielson was purchased from Jeremy Lovitt a Charles Daniels son out of a Pistol Pete daughter. Wyatt was also purchased. Wyatt is a Bart son out of a Max & Cavinness Langmeier ewe from the Couchman family in Manhattan, KS. Early in 2003 we were excited to add the Excel buck from the Ott Family to the herd sire line up. In addition to the Excel line we purchased one of the last rams in 2004 from the original Garvey flock in Oklahoma. We anticipate the influence of this premiere flock to be a unique asset to Immink Club Lambs.
We feel this distinct herd sire line up will propel ICL into the future with distinct competitive club lambs. While the younger siblings, Esther, Jacob, and Thaddaeus continue showing in the spring at many Jackpot shows and later on in the summer and early fall at various fairs competitions.
Immink Club Lambs (ICL) have a real desire beyond the lambs that we produce but the families & years people that are affected in a positive manner through out their project years. ICL is committed to produce competitive show lambs at affordable prices. Feel confident the ICL will be the Integrity with the Commitment for Long Lasting Relationship.