Mile High Night Hereford Sale grosses $666,925
It was a full house in the new venue for the Mile High Night Hereford Sale, Jan. 18, at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Moving to the stadium floor seemed to take the sale up another notch, almost doubling in gross sales from last year.
The Hereford offering was again top-notch and the bidding proved it. When Eddie Sims, National Cattle Services Inc., silenced the gavel for the final time, $666,925 was spent. The bull average was up about $6,000 to $47,109.16 and 21 females commanded $10,157 per head, which is about $2,000 more than last year. Four flushes brought $6,437.50 per flush, also, and 25 embryos averaged $701.
Topping the sale at a remarkable $120,000 was Lot 3, half-interest and half-possession in WORR Owen Tankeray Y79D ET who the day before was name reserve grand champion polled bull. He is an Oct. 6, 2011, son of NJW FHF 9710 Tank 45P and was also named reserve champion at the American Royal and the North American International Livestock Shows. The Tankeray Group, Mason, Texas, was the buyer and Worrell Enterprises, Owen Bros. and J Bar L Cattle were the consignors.
The second high seller was Lot 4, Perks 144U Right Track 2040, a Feb. 15, 2012, son of TH 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET consigned by the Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill. The Right Track Group, Rockford, Ill., paid $101,500 for half-interest, half-possession on this herd sire prospect. Right Track was selected polled junior bull calf champion in the bull show on Thursday.
As is always the case, the pick of Ned and Jan Ward’s heifers was a highly sought after lot, bringing $40,500 from Blairs. Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, Saskatchewan. Lot 16 was the pick of any heifer from the 2013 calf crop from Ned and Jan Ward’s herd located near Sheridan, Wyo.
For more information, contact Joe Rickabaugh, American Hereford Association director of field management and seedstock marketing, at 816-842-3757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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