Thanks for Getting on Board and Bidding
by Amy Cowan, director of youth activities and foundation Who doesn’t like the thrill of a good auction? I love the online auction, especially when it comes to raising funds for a good cause and the future of our breed. On behalf of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA), the Hereford Research Foundation and the Junior National Hereford Expo South Dakota host committee, we extend a huge thank you to all of the donors and supporters from coast to coast who climbed a board and placed a bid in support of our education and research missions.
In March, we hosted two online fundraisers, one to support breed improvement projects and the other to benefit the upcoming Junior National Hereford Expo in Grand Island, Neb. In total, we sold more than 100 lots and HYFA generated close to $70,000 from these two sale offerings with buyers spanning the entire county from north to south and coast to coast.
None of this would have been possible without our industry friends at SmartAuctions and Lowderman Auction Options for the use of their online sale platforms. These marketing vehicles, combined with the outpouring of support from donors with semen, embryos, deer hunts, artwork, marketing services and more made for a successful fundraising effort this spring and we can not thank all of the breeders, industry partners and buyers enough.
The vast audience the online auction allows us to reach is amazing and this long list of donors and buyers is nothing short of impressive. I applaud everyone for logging on and placing a bid. We appreciate each and every online bid that was placed in support of HYFA and the Hereford Research Foundation. Fundraisers like these create more and more opportunities for future educational and leadership programs. This coming year alone, HYFA will give back close to $250,000 when it comes to educational programs at the Junior National Hereford Expo, scholarships, leadership events and support of the National Junior Hereford Association Fed Steer Shootout. These programs and research projects to help improve the Hereford breed do not happen without your help. Thank You!
Thank you Hereford Express Online Sale Supporters
AgriLabs, St. Joseph, Mo. Anderson Bean Boot Co., Mercedes, Texas Bar A Cattle Co., Schulenburg, Texas Buck Cattle Co., Madill, Okla. Chuck & Ace McHatton Family, Madill, Okla. Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont. CK Cattle, Highmore, S.D. Copeland & Sons Herefords, Nara Visa, N.M. Craig Covey, Hamill, S.D. Curtis & Jackie Castle, Crawford, Okla. David Fosbrink, Columbus, Ind. Edenburn Family Farm, Penfield, Ill. Erica Boyer, Vinita, Okla. Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, S.D. Flying R Farms, Rossville, Kan. Focus Marketing Group GeneSeek, Lincoln, Neb. GeneSource, Schulenburg, Texas Green Hereford Farm, Munfordville, Ky. Hara Farms, Brookville, Ohio Harrison Cattle Co., Arapaho, Okla. Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb. JB Show Cattle, Refugio, Texas Jacob Chapman, Seneca, Ill. Jae Van Horn, Macomb, Ill. Jeff & Stacey Stump, Great Bend, Kan. Jim Coley, Castalian Springs, Tenn. John E Kline & Sons, Le Roy, Ill. Jones Show Cattle, Lima, Ohio Krebs Ranch, Gordon, Neb. Lonestar Cattle Co., Ft Lauderdale, Fla. Lori & Gene Stumpf, Columbia, Ill. Maryland Junior Hereford Association Melissa Photography, Melissa Grimmel Schaake, Manhattan, Kan. Michelle Weber Studio, Lake Benton, Minn. Mitchem’s Farm, Vale, N.C. KOLT Cattle, Garland, Neb. Nickelson Farms, Belgrade, Mo. Pete & Laura Atkins, Tea, S.D. Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill. Pugh Central Station, Louisville, Ohio Randy Castor, Vici, Okla. Sara Wall, Sherman Ill. T/R Cattle Co., Glencoe, Okla. The Eudy Family, Harrisburg, N.C. Theuret Cattle Co., Kenedy, Texas TK Cattle Co., Burwell, Neb. Todd Wagenblast, Terrebonne, Ore. Turkey Feather Ranch, Ada, Okla.
Thank You Hereford Research Online Sale Supporters
AgriLabs, St. Joseph, Mo. All-flex USA, Dallas, Texas Justin Beckstrand, Warwick, N.D. Shane Bedwell, Holt, Mo. Albert Bonebrake, Springfield, Mo. Heather Breasbois Merrill, Mich. GKB Cattle, Waxahachie, Texas Burns Farms, Pikeville, Tenn. Lance Cline, Havensville, Kan. Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho Bill King Ranch, Stanley, N.M. Jason Day, Telford, Tenn. Delaney Herefords, Lake Benton, Minn. Paula Dinkel, Junction City, Kan. David Donnelly, Farmington, Minn. Dustin Layton, Edmond, Okla. Joe Ellis, Chrisman, Ill. Falling Timber Farm, Marthasville, Mo. Genex, Shawano, Wis. Daniel Graham, Diagonal, Iowa Chris Happ, Mendota, Ill. Hoffman Ranch, Thedford, Neb. Holden Herefords, Valier, Mont. Knoll Crest Farm, Red House, Va. Kunde Family Winery, Kenwood, Calif. Jim Liebhart, Waukomis, Okla. Loewen Herefords, Waukomis, Okla. Jerry Lopez, Garland, Texas Dee Braman, Victoria, Texas Walter McKellar, Senatobia, Miss. DrueNeben, Waverly, Neb. Jason Nickelson, Belgrade, Mo. Olsen Ranches, Harrisburg, Neb. ORIgen, Huntley, Mont. Andrew Pennell, Navarre, Ohio Brad Pezanoski, LaSalle, Ill. Kim Prestwood, Lenoir, N.C. SP Prestwood, Hudson, N.C. Wintun Ranch Roseville, Calif. Ben Roudabush, Mitchell, S.D. Stacy Sanders, Edgerton, Mo. Sandhill Farms, Haviland, Kan. Royce Scoresby, Roseville, Calif. Shaw Cattle Co., Caldwell, Idaho Sonoma Mountain Herefords, Santa Rosa, Calif. ST Genetics, Navasota, Texas Michael Sherman, Montgomery, Pa. SmartFeed, Rapid City, S.D. George Sprague, Eugene, Ore. Locke St John, Pell City, Ala. The Bluffs at Valhalla, Byers, Colo. Werk Herefords, Herman, Minn.