Hereford News - Mile High Sale Grosses $836,450. Belle Air is Two-Time Champ at Denver. And More.
An estimated 5,000 attended the Mile High Night National Hereford Sale on Jan. 18 on the stadium floor in Denver. The elite 38-lot Hereford offering brought forth prominent genetics from established operations across the country. When auctioneer Eddie Burks silenced the gavel for the final time, the auction grossed $836,450. Nine bull lots grossed $364,200 and averaged $40,467. Twenty-six female lots grossed $447,250 and averaged $17,202. Three pregnancies grossed $25,000 and averaged $8,333. The high-selling lot, shares of the 2019 NWSS reserve champion horned Hereford bull, EXR Bankroll 8130 ET, out of two-time NWSS Supreme Champion Hereford, BR Belle Air 6011, commanded $135,000. The lot was consigned by Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla., and sold to the Bankroll Syndicate, Yukon, Okla. The second high-seller was Lot 16, C CJC Belle Heir ET, a bull lot consigned by Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho. The lot was purchased for $92,500 by the Belle Heir Syndicate, Bruneau, Idaho. The sale remained strong with the third high-selling lot, Lot 25, MSU Rachel 58Z ET, a female consigned by Jensen Bros. of Courtland, Kan. GKB Cattle Company, Waxahachie, Texas, paid $60,000 for the opportunity. The fourth high-selling lot, Lot 14 from Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas, commanded $50,000. Rosebrook Hereford and Angus, Dexter, Ore., purchased BR Rare Air ET. The high-selling lots were rounded out by Lot 3, consigned by DeLHawk Cattle Co., Earlville, Ill. DeLHawk Gisella 83F ET sold for $31,500 to Nate Kolterman, Garland, Neb.
BELLE AIR NAMED TWO-TIME SUPREME HEREFORD AT 2019 NATIONAL WESTERN
National Western Supreme Champion Hereford and Grand Champion Horned Bull, BR Belle Air 6011, is the first bull in the history of the NWSS to win supreme Hereford twice, first winning as a bull calf in 2017. Not only was Belle Air able to pull off this feat, his son stood next to him as reserve champion horned bull.
Owned by Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas; Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho; Bill King, Moriarty, N.M.; and Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas, Belle Air is a February 3, 2016, son of BAR S LHF 028 240.
FOUNDATION FEMALE SUPPORTING HEREFORD YOUTH BRINGS $120,000
LCC 6964 Queen Bee 43F ET sold for $120,000 to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America’s (HYFA) Growing a Lasting Legacy Campaign, Jan. 18, at the Mile High Night Sale in Denver. The Lot 1 Foundation Female has been highlighting the National Hereford Sale in Denver more than a decade with a total of $890,000 being raised to support HYFA’s mission, which recognizes and rewards the development of life skills and values in the next generation. The Queen was purchased by Hoffman Ranch, Thedford, Neb.; Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb.; HME Cattle Co., Winterville, Ga.; Hopper Herefords,Germantown, Ky.; and Cort Scheer, Bassett, Neb. “I am a firm believer in the youth of the whole world,” Scheer said. “I do a lot of bronc schools to help people in rodeo, and it was my honor to go in there and donate to this foundation. It is unbelievable what the foundation does to help the Hereford youth.” LCC 6964 Queen Bee 43F ET was donated by Lowderman Cattle Co., Macomb, Ill., and Michelini Cattle Co., Peru, Ill. The April 5, 2018, heifer is a daughter of R Leader 6964.
“Exciting times for the Hereford Youth Foundation of America when you can take a female of this caliber from such a reputable program and market her successfully to a group of breeders that all have a passion for Hereford youth and a desire to make a difference,” said Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association director of youth activities and foundation. “The Lowderman Family, Michelini Cattle Co., Hoffman Ranch, Cort Scheer, Hardy Edwards and family, Hopper Cattle Co., and Upstream Ranch, you have truly made a difference by stepping up and getting involved in this year’s Lot 1 female. Queen Bea lived up to her Queen of the Hill motto and was the second high selling foundation female in HYFA’s history and the highest of any breed to sell this year in Denver.”