We are located in west-central Missouri where the tallgrass prairie meets the Kansas plains.  Our roots in the cattle industry date back to 1955.  For nearly four decades, we produced and developed a herd of Polled Herefords whose influence can still be seen across the country today.  1990 marked the start of our Red Angus herd and they have been the focus of our attention ever since.


Due to age and Dale’s deteriorating health, the majority of the herd was dispersed in 2011.  Shoal Creek Land & Cattle of Excelsior Springs, Missouri purchased all of the 2009 heifers, and Jon Marshall of Katy, Texas purchased nearly all of the remaining cows.  Sadly, we lost Dale shortly thereafter.

Our herd currently consists of approximately 160 registered 1A/1B females.  Nearly all of these females carry the “LACY” prefix and result from the dedicated use of the top genetics in the breed for the past three decades.

Dale was committed to producing pasture efficient cows with strong maternal traits, that commitment will never change.  Our cattle must be easy calving, docile cattle that are fundamentally sound.  They must perform while grazing fescue and enduring the extreme weather conditions experienced on the Missouri-Kansas border.

99% of our cows calve completely unassisted while grazing large, open pastures.  The cows themselves were born with an average 66 lb BW and an average WW of 563 lbs.  The 66 lb BW can be attributed in part to an average gestation period of 277 days.

Unlike many bull producers today, our bulls are born & raised here in Missouri on our ranch.  We develop our bulls here as well, where they run on fescue pasture and are bunk fed a developer pellet twice a day.  Doing so insures no bull is overfed and produces a docile bull that is ready to go to work for you.

“Balanced & Proven Genetics” is the key to our operation.

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Dan & Kelly Lacy                                             Kay Lacy

Welcome to Lacy’s Red Angus

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Dale Thomas Lacy

1933 - 2011