Online sale benefits Shorthorn Juniors
Bidding was active all the way to the closing deadline for the second annual American Junior Shorthorn Association Funding the Future Online Sale held Feb. 13. Featured in the offering was a selection of popular Shorthorn genetics from which bidders had the opportunity to choose from sexed embryos, semen or flush services. Hosted by showstock.com and etcow.com from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST), the auction raised $12,750 with all proceeds going to benefit AJSA activities.
The top-selling lot was a set of sexed embryos by SULL Cyclone 8242 x CYT Rori 928R ET, purchased for $2,340 by Esquire Cattle Company, Ltd., of New Philadelphia, Ohio. The high-selling lot was donated by Cyclone Trace Cattle Company of Clarion, Iowa.
Luke Bolin, public relations director for the AJSA Board, served as committee chairman for the online benefit sale.
"The Funding the Future sale was a cumulative effort of all of the hard work of the entire junior board," he said. Bolin added that he was also very appreciative of the support the sale received.
"With the continued help of the very generous breeders within our breed, the sale was a huge success that will benefit our association in many ways!"
This summer, the AJSA will continue the Funding the Future Sale as a live auction. The sale will be held during the National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference on the evening of June 27 in Des Moines, Iowa. In the past the offering has included frozen lots, travel packages and Shorthorn memorabilia. To make donations to the sale, please contact Jake Alden.
The mission of the ASA is to provide quality service and support to its members by promoting the value of Shorthorn cattle in all aspects of the beef industry, while maintaining the integrity of the herd book and performance database. The ASA is headquartered in Omaha, Neb., and was founded in 1872 with herd book records going back to 1822. As one of the oldest American breed associations, the ASA provides services for more than 6,000 junior and senior members who register nearly 15,000 cattle annually. The American Junior Shorthorn Association promotes personal development through youth activities and educational events. The AJSA is dedicated to the betterment of its members, promotes valuable skills, and fosters friendships that will last a lifetime. To learn more, contact the ASA office or visit www.shorthorn.org or www.juniorshorthorn.com.