Hereford bull sells for $600,000; breaks world record

DUNLAP, Iowa — A Hereford bull 9 C Miles McKee 2103 ET 9 has set the world record, selling for $600,000.

Bred by Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, the bull sold in Colyer’s bull sale Feb. 25. The Miles McKee Syndicate, Dunlap, Iowa, purchased three-quarters interest in the bull.

Former record

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.

Name

According to the Colyer family, the bull was named after Kansas State University professor and livestock judge Miles McKee.

The Colyer Sale averaged $8,475 on 169 lots. A total of 142 bulls averaged $9,549 and 27 females $2,826.

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