Mile High Night Sale Surprise HYFA lot keeps on giving

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Another $8,752 was raised for Hereford youth during the auction March 8. The 20 embryos donated for the 2012 Mile High Night National Hereford Sale in Denver as the surprise lot to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) were re-sold in six lots after originally purchased by David McMahon, Belle Point Ranch, Ft. Smith, Ark., for $20,000. The McMahon family graciously donated these 20 embryos back to HYFA.

There were 122 total bids on the lots. The high seller was Lot 6, three embryos donated by Topp Herefords, Grace City, N.D. This exciting mating between TH 71U 719T Mr Hereford 11X and GO MS 3196 Advance T90 brought $2,220 from Raap Hereford Ranch, Gene Raap, Pierpont, S.D.

Joseph Skavdahl, Columbus, Mont., paid $1,650 for Lot 1, three embryos from Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, S.D. They were from a mating of HH Advance 8050U ET and OXH Christi 0028.

The top bid on Lot 4 was $1,560 for six embryos from a mating of CRR About Time 743 and Ankony Miss Excel 011U ET donated by Sunset Ridge Herefords, Billy Martin, Cumming, Ga. Iron Lake Ranch, Dimitri Matargas, Dallas, Texas, purchased this lot.

Two embryos from TH SHR 605 57G Bismarck 243R ET and  KJ 520E Pure Vickie 750P ET sold as Lot 2 from Jensen Bros., Kevin and Sheila Jensen, Courtland, Kan., for $1,300 to  Elm Tree Farm LLC, Jody Huckabay, Paris, Ky.

Solsma Show Steers, Jay Solsma, Sanborn, Iowa, stepped up and purchased Lots 3 and 5. Lot 5 brought $1,240 for four embryos donated by Mill Creek Ranch, Dave Breiner, Alma, Kan./Pied Piper Farms, Bob Moore, Hamlin, Texas, from a mating of TH 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET and MCR Harlands Dominet 682ET.

Lot 3 was two embryos also from Jensen Bros. from a mating of TH SHR 605 57G Bismarck 243R ET and  KJ HVH 33N Radisson 471T ET. Solsma paid $782 for this lot.

Many thanks to all those who donated and purchased embryos.

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