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Online Auction Raises $31,726 for Hereford Research

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The support continued for Hereford research during the second online auction Nov. 8. Forty-two items were sold grossing $31,726. A portion of the proceeds was shared with the Hereford Youth Foundation of America, resulting in $26,350 directly benefiting Hereford research programs.

“Thanks to the supporters of the Hereford Research Foundation we are able to continue and invest in industry leading research,” says Jack Ward, American Hereford Association chief operating officer and director of breed improvement.
The top selling lot was an incredible opportunity to purchase embryos from Paul Bennett of Knoll Crest Farm, Red House, Va. Dimitri Matargas, Iron Lake Ranch, Dallas Texas, paid $3,750 for the three embryos from KCF Miss Proficient U201 and sired by CL 1 Domino 732T.
The second high selling lot was the Eastern Wild Turkey Hunt donated by C&L Herefords, the Steve Folkman family, of Ixonia, Wis. Purchasing the hunt for $3,000 was Grady Sparks, Birmingham, Ala.
The third high seller was a unique opportunity to hunt antelope on the Copeland Ranch in northeastern New Mexico, donated by Copeland & Sons, Nara Visa, N.M. Steve Folkman purchased the hunt for $1,950.
There were many products donated by Gallagher, like the Gallagher W210 Package including weigh scale, alleyway loadbars and heavy-duty aluminum platform. This package sold for $1,500 to Jay Davis, Locust Hill Farm, Michigantown, Ind. 
Many thanks go to all who purchased and bid during the auction, as well as the generous donors.
More information on the items that sold is archived on The following is a list of donors and buyers:
American Hereford Association
Jonathan Beever, Mansfield, Ill.
Craig Beran, B&D Herefords, Claflin, Kan.
Lisa Braun, Columbia, Ill.
C&L Hereford Ranch/Steve Folkman and family, Ixonia, Wis.
Coates Ranch Co.
Cooper Herefords/Mark & Christy Cooper & family, Willow Creek, Mont.
Copeland & Sons, Nara Visa, N.M.
Mark Cosgray, Cosgray Polled Herefords, Idaville, Ind.
Amy Cowan, Kansas City, Mo.
Jay Davis, Locust Hill Farm, Michigantown, Ind.
Gary Doss, Doss Hereford Farms, Smithville, Mo.
Drive Magazine
James Edenburn, Penfield, Ill.
EDJE Technologies Inc.
Marshall Ernst, Ernst Herefords, Windsor, Colo.
Food Animal Vet Service, Dr. Chuck Hannon, Rensselaer, Ind.
Lee Haygood, Indian Mound Ranch, Canadian, Texas
Holden Herefords, Jack & Tresha Holden, Valier, Mont.
Jerry Huth, Huth Polled Herefords, Oakfield, Wis.
Knoll Crest Farm, Paul Bennett, Red House, Va.
Chuck Kohlbeck, Bozeman, Mont.
Land O’Lakes Purina Feeds
Dimitri Matargas, Iron Lake Ranch, Dallas, Texas
Bernard Mattson, Mattson Bros. Inc., Conception Junction, Mo.
Kyle McMillan, Rustic Oaks Farm, Ohio, Ill.
Alex Mih, M-M Ranch, Chanute, Kan.
James Milligan, Milligan Herefords, Kings, Ill.
Jeff Neal, Neals Herefords Farms, Bellevue, Mich.
Douglas Olsen, Olsen Ranches Inc., Harrisburg, Neb.
Stacy Sanders, Edgerton, Mo.
Sandhill Farms, Kevin & Vera Schultz, Haviland, Kan.
Sam Shaw, Shaw Cattle Co., Caldwell, Idaho
Brian Simon, Simon Herefords, Seneca, S.D.
Grady Sparks, Birmingham, Ala.
John Sullivan and Sullivan Supply, Dunlap, Iowa
Trans Ova Genetics
Ward Bros. Livestock, Plattsburg, Mo.
Judy Wiggins, Shady Oak Farm, Baton Rouge, La.
         The Hereford Research Foundation was established in 2009 as a division of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization to support breed improvement projects outside the scope of the AHA budget.
         The fund has already supported the heterosis research projects like the Harris Ranch study and helped set the groundwork for the GrowSafe system built at Olsen Ranch, Harrisburg, Neb.

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