Hereford Sale Packs the House
American Hereford Association
The Mile High Night National Hereford Sale once again was the talk of the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Enthusiasm and spirited bidding throughout the sale on Jan. 12 proved to a packed crowd that the Hereford offering was unique and well-accepted. When Eddie Sims, National Cattle Services Inc., silenced the gavel for the final time, 22.16 lots averaged $16,805, with nine embryos averaging $500.
Topping the sale at $58,000 for one-quarter semen interest was Churchill Yankee ET consigned by Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont.; Stuber Ranch, Bowman, N.D.; and Pied Piper Farms, Hamlin, Texas. This popular Jan. 20, 2006, calf is sired by GH Neon 17N, and the lot was purchased by the Churchill Yankee Syndicate.
C Maui Jim ET was also in demand as one-quarter semen interest was purchased for $45,000 by the Maui Jim Syndicate. This calf that was selected as the champion polled Hereford bull at the Western Nugget National Hereford Show was born on Sept. 4, 2005, and is sired by DM BR L1 Domino 146. Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, consigned the lot.
Ned and Jan Ward, Sheridan, Wyo., offered the pick of their 2007 heifer calves. This lot was popular last year and proved to be even more so this year as DeanaJak Farms Inc., New Enterprise, Pa., claimed the lot with a bid of $50,000.
Sandhill Farms, Haviland, Kan., always consigns a great lot to this sale, and this year was no different. One-half semen interest in SHF Rib Eye M326 R117 sold for $34,000 to American Breeders Service, DeForest, Wis. This March 23, 2005, calf is sired by KCF Bennett 3008 M326.
Star Lake Cattle Ranch and Jonathan Blin, Skiatook, Okla., and Massey Hereford Ranch, Wickett, Texas, consigned a super May 2, 2006, calf by STAR Bright Future 533P ET. One-quarter interest in STAR JJB Back to the Future sold for $22,000 to La Mojarrita Ranch, Buenos Aires, Argentina.