Thanks for Getting on Board and Bidding

April 13, 2018

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.