Excitement and enthusiasm filled the air in the packed Beef Palace Auction Arena for the Mile High Night Hereford Sale, Jan. 13, at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The Hereford offering was top-notch and the bidding proved it. When the gavel was silenced for the final time, a total of $372,025 was sold, with 4.41 bulls averaging $41,213, and 12 females commanding $8,521 per head. Five flushes brought $9,200 per flush and 33 embryos averaged $667.
Topping the sale at a $62,500 was Lot 36, which was a March 2011 bull by CMR GVP MR Maternal 156T and consigned by Grandview/CMR, Como, Miss. The bull, GV CMR Strong 156T Y449 ET, was purchased by Sparks Ranch, Waverly, Ala., and the Strong Syndicate.
A very close second high seller was Lot 15, which sold to the Perfect Timing Syndicate, Thedford, Neb., for $62,000. The syndicate purchased a 1/4 semen interest in H H Perfect Timing 0150 ET from consignors Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont.; Hoffman Ranch, Thedford, Neb.; Holden Herefords, Valier, Mont.; Grand Meadows Farm, Ada, Mich.; Chris Frans, Thomas, Okla.; Curtis Castle, Crawford, Okla.; and Don Moler, Cheyenne, Okla. Perfect Timing is an Aug. 2010 son of CRR About Time 743.
The third high seller was Lot 8, the pick of Ned and Jan Ward's 2012 heifer calf crop. Boyd Beef Cattle, Mays Lick, Ky., paid $28,000 for the opportunity to select a top female from the Ward's Sheridan, Wyo., operation.
For more information, contact Joe Rickabaugh, AHA director of field management and seedstock marketing, at 816-842-3757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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