KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Hereford breed garnered attention this year at the National Western Stock Show in Denver at the Mile High Night Hereford Sale.
An estimated 5,000 attended the sale Jan. 13 for the elite 30-lot Hereford sale.
When auctioneers James M. Birdwell and Cody Lowderman lowered the gavel for the final time, 30 lots grossed $548,750 for an average of $18,292. Six and a half bull lots grossed $131,00 and averaged $22,545.
Twenty-three and a half females grossed $417,750 and averaged $17,777.
The high-selling Lot 4, a pick of the 2017 spring heifer calves from NJW Polled Herefords, Sheridan, Wyoming, commanded $110,000, purchased by Pablo Martin, Herra, Argentina.
The second high-seller was Lot X, semen shares in B&C Stockman 6026D ET consigned by Austin Breeding, Miami, Texas; DelHawk Cattle Company, Earlville, Illinois; Lowderman Cattle Company, Macomb, Illinois; Foggy Bottom Farm, Taneytown, Maryland; Ole McDonald Farm, Byron Center, Michigan; and Express Ranches, Yukon, Oklahoma, sold for $85,000.
Semen package buyers included MCS Cattle Company, Elgin, Oklahoma; Bull Creek Farm, Butler, Pennsylvania.; Hoffman Ranch, Thedford, Nebraska; Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio; T/R Cattle Co., Glencoe, Oklahoma; Jensen Bros., Courtland, Kansas; Boyd Beef Cattle, Mayslick, Kentucky; Kolt Cattle Co., Garland, Nebraska; and Justin Beckstrand, Warwick, North Dakota.