HRF Auction: The Cutting Edge Sale

Friday night on the Showboat Branson Belle there will be a special auction to support the Hereford Research Foundation. The auction is expected to start around 8:45 p.m. If you are unable to make it, you can contact these AHA staff members to bid prior to or during the event:

Jack Ward • 816-261-2980
Joe Rickabaugh • 785-633-3188
Dustin Layton • 405-464-2455
Amy Cowan • 816-810-5279
Bailey Clanton • 913-449-4699

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The auction will feature 13 lots. Featured lots include:

Bronze by John David Rule.

Bronze by John David Rule.

Lot 1 – One-of-a kind bronze sculpture of a bull or cow, buyer’s choice, with brand included on base and made by world-renowned-artist John David Rule, Minco, Okla.

Lot 2 – Bruce Huxol illustration titled “Traditions.”
This drawing will capture the evolution and development of the Hereford breed over generations.

Lot 3 – South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Trip, Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D.
The Rausch family will provide the property for three days and five hunters for the 2014 season. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy some of the best pheasant hunting in North America and also visit one of the breed’s top cow herds.

Lot 4 – Duck/Goose Hunt, Shaw Cattle Co. and Hevi Hitter Waterfowl Club, Caldwell, Idaho; Greg, Cleo, Sam and Tucker Shaw and family.
Shaw Cattle Co. and Hevi Hitters Waterfowl Club donated three days of a guided duck and goose hunt for two between Nov. 23 and Dec. 23, 2014. The buyer may upgrade to four hunters for two times the money. Included in this package will be two nights lodging at the Best Western in Caldwell, Idaho, a Tri-Tip dinner at Shaw Cattle Co. and some of the best duck and goose hunting to be found anywhere in the world. In addition, you will be able to tour the Shaw Cattle Co. cow herd, which is now home to the famous Turner Bros. cow herd.

KCF Bennett Encore Z311 ET

KCF Bennett Encore Z311 ET

Lot 5 – Three embryos Z311 (43387256) X KCF Miss 732T Z109 ET (43282713), donated by Knoll Crest Farms, James Bennett and Family, Red House, Va.
These three embryos will be an opportunity to purchase some of the most proven genetics the Hereford breed has to offer. The sire of these embryos is the bull Knoll Crest decided to retain from the fall 2012 calf crop. He is a product of the Knoll Crest ET program and combines a GE-EPD (genomic-enhanced expected progeny difference) tabulation that puts his CHB, BMI and BII $ indexes in the top 1% of the breed while his CEZ $ is in the top 10%. In addition, Z311 scanned an impressive 159% for IMF and he has been tested homozygous polled. The Dam of these embryos is sired by one of the most proven, well-balanced L1 bulls — 732T — from the Cooper performance program. He is a big spread bull and his first 51 daughters have 97 calves reported with a nursing ratio of more than 103. The next dam combines two of the best the breed has seen for years, Proficient and M326. Take advantage of this opportunity to purchase proven genetics.

Lot 6 – Four embryos Z311 (43387256) X KCF Miss Revolution Y91 (43182278), donated by Knoll Crest Farms, James Bennett and Family, Red House, Va.
If you want to set your program apart from others in a hurry, take a look at this embryo mating. The sire of these embryos is the bull Knoll Crest decided to retain from the fall 2012 calf crop. He is a product of the Knoll Crest ET program and combines a GE-EPD tabulation that puts his CHB, BMI and BII $ indexes in the top 1 % of the breed while his CEZ $ is in the top 10%. The dam of this mating reflects the program at KCF. The Revolution, M326, P606 mating has generated as many good cattle at Red House in recent history as any and this cow is no exception. Y91 writes a performance pedigree as good as any with an impressive WW ratio @ 104, YW @ 109, REA @ 106 and IMF@ 158, her first two calves ratioed 98@ BW and she posts 1 for WW @112, YW @ 106 and REA@ 103. Take a look here, this mating is priceless.

HVHOksana4L33N

HFH Oksana 4L 33N

SHF All Star 42X A191

SHF All Star 42X A191

Lot 7 – Four IVF embryos — SHF All Star 42X A191 (43379326)   X   HVH Oksana 4L 33N (42353096), donated by  Loewen Herefords, Waukomis, Okla., and C&L Herefords, Ixonia, Wis.
Here is an opportunity to purchase four IVF embryos from one of the most exciting flushes done this spring. The dam has produced sons and daughters working in ranches across the U.S. and Canada, including NJW, Tegtmeier, Double Seven, Hoffman, Churchill, Delaney, Larson and McCoy and Select offers one of her most famous sons, Redeem, in their lineup. She has 36 progeny scanned with a REA ratio of 103 and IMF ratio of 102. The sire of these embryos is the exciting young bull from the Sandhills program, SHF All Star 42X A191. His sire, K&B Sentinel, was a top seller in the K&B dispersal to ABS, Sandhill and Loewen, and his popularity is because of his balanced tabulation and a trait leader for MB. Take advantage of this opportunity to buy genetics from one of the breed’s exciting young sires and from one of the breed’s most proven dams.

HH Miss Advance 7003T

HH Miss Advance 7003T

HH Advance 2037Z

HH Advance 2037Z

Lot 8 – Four embryos — HH Advance 2037Z ET (43281591) X HH Miss Advance 7003T (42785238), donated by Holden Herefords, Valier, Mont.
Powerful genetics combining the 7003T donor female that topped Holden’s 2013 Female Sale at $70,000 and the high-selling bull from Holden’s 2013 Production Sale. 7003T is a daughter of the $175,000 5139R cow and has produced three herd sires used by Holdens. 2037Z is producing progeny with extra bone, performance, style and eye appeal. This mating should produce powerhouse bulls and females.

CL1 Dominette 440P 1ET

CL1 Dominette 440P 1ET

GB L2 Domino 177R

GB L2 Domino 177R

Lot 9 – Four frozen embryos — GB L1 Domino 177R (43193863) X CL 1 Dominette 440P 1ET (42482637), donated by Cooper Hereford Ranch, Willow Creek, Mont.
An outstanding foundation cow out of the Cooper program mated to an upcoming star in the Hereford breed. 440P is a role model 9126J daughter who ranks in the top 1% of the breed for Milk and M&G and top 8% for Marbling. Recognized as one of the top cows in the Hereford breed, she has produced a number of outstanding herd bulls and donor females in the Cooper herd. 177R is an outstanding Pedretti-bred bull who ranks in the top 8% or better for CED, WW, YW, M&G and CHB$ Index. This mating is an exciting and unique package that combines maternal strength with outstanding performance and great carcass.

Boyd World Wide 9050

Boyd World Wide 9050

Lot 10 — Three frozen embryos Boyd Worldwide 9050 ET (P42982024) and BR Goldriel 3029 ET (42367033), donated by Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas.

To support HYFA’s “Growing a Lasting Legacy” campaign, Barber Ranch is offering some powerful genetics from one of the cows that is leaving her legacy in the Barber donor program. After a successful 2013-14 national show season and 2014 Junior National Hereford Expo, descendants of BR Goldriel 3029 are definitely making their mark in the showring. Power cows like BR Goldriel 3029 are the foundation of the Barber cow herd and she has proven herself over and over again by producing bulls and females that have went on to be top breeders for their customers and consistently competitive in the showring. This mating to Boyd Worldwide 9050 is sure to produce that special kind that you find in Channing, Texas. Embryos are located at Trans Ova Genetics.

MCR JF Ms 408 Yankee 015 and calf.

MCR JF Ms 408 Yankee 015 and calf.

Lot 11 – Choice on a flush (guarantee of four eggs), donated by Mill Creek Ranch, Alma, Kan.
Your choice of a flush out of the best of Mill Creek’s genetics — a proven donor, MCR JF Ms 408 Yankee 015 (43137964), or a first calf heifer, MCR 4R M326 Dominet 2134 ET (P43370358). 015 has been flushed to 3027, the W4 herd sire T154, and 732T a Cooper/Pedretti herd sire, and she is nursing a calf by Bluestem. Her progeny have excelled in ribeye and marbling with moderate birth. She has averaged seven embryos per flush. 2134 will calve in September to 755T. She ranks in the top 1% of the breed for weaning, yearling, ribeye, and CHB $. Her dam, 915, has produced three other daughters that we have retained in the Mill Creek herd. 2134 was a member of Mill Creek’s pen of three fall yearling heifers at the 2014 NWSS.

Limited edition Case XX Trapper knife with historic AHA logo.

Limited edition Case XX Trapper knife with historic AHA logo.

Lot 12 – Handcrafted Case Knife, donated by L III Farms, Tom, Siu and Clare Luthy, Rogersville, Mo.
An American Hereford Association Case XX Smooth Bone Handle Trapper Pocket knife handcrafted for the benefit of the Hereford Research Foundation.

Lot 13 – Handcrafted Case Knife, donated by L III Farms, Tom, Siu and Clare Luthy, Rogersville, Mo.
An American Hereford Association Case XX Smooth Bone Handle Trapper Pocket knife handcrafted for the benefit of the Hereford Research Foundation.

Lot 14 – Handcrafted Case Knife, donated by L III Farms, Tom, Siu and Clare Luthy, Rogersville, Mo.
An officially licensed PBR Riders Case XX Red bone Trapper Pocket knife.

For more information on these lots or to place a bid, contact Ward at 816-842-3757.

Don’t miss this opportunity to support Hereford research.