Hereford bull sets world record, selling for $600K
A Hereford bull--C Miles McKee 2103 ET--has set the world record, selling for $600,000. Bred by Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, the bull sold in Colyer's Bull Sale on Feb. 25. The Miles McKee Syndicate, Dunlap, Iowa, purchased three-quarters interest in the bull. According to the World Record Academy, Miles McKee nearly doubled the previous Guinness World Record, which was set in 1980 when a bull sold for $301,000.
C Miles McKee 2103 ET is a Jan. 11, 2012, son of NJW 98S R117 Ribeye 88X ET. The bull was recently named Grand Champion Horned Hereford at the Fort Worth Stock Show. He was also the lead bull in Colyer's Grand Champion Pen at the 2013 National Western Stock Show. According to the Colyer family the bull was named after Kansas State University professor and legendary livestock judge Miles McKee.
"Miles has been an icon in the cattle industry for more than 40 years," says Guy Colyer. "Both Kyle and Katie, our grown children, graduated from Kansas State and they thought very highly of him as a professor and a mentor. Thus we named the bull after him." The Colyer Sale averaged $8,475 on 169 lots. A total of 142 bulls averaged $9,549 and 27 females $2,826.
The American Hereford Association, with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the largest U.S. beef breed associations. The not-for-profit organization along with its subsidiaries, Certified Hereford Beef LLC, Hereford Publications Inc., and American Beef Records Association, provide programs and services for its members and their customers, while promoting the Hereford breed and supporting education, youth and research. For more information about the Association, visit Hereford.org.
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