Online Auction Raises Over $60,000 for Hereford Research Foundation

December 13, 2018



An online auction was held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 to benefit the Hereford Research Foundation (HRF), a division of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America. The HRF was established in 2009 to support breed improvement projects outside the scope of the American Hereford Association (AHA) budget.

A total of 80 lots were offered in the sale ranging from items such as semen and embryos to a private jet trip, a Kansas City Chiefs package and livestock equipment. The items sold on www.smartauctions.co to 20 buyers and raised over $60,000.

“We are humbled by the participation from both donors and buyers during this sale,” said Shane Bedwell, director of breed improvement and chief operating officer at the AHA. “It’s great to have the support of an industry that has the same focus as the foundation does on the betterment of the Hereford breed.”

HRF was developed to support programs that enhance beef cattle production. These projects will be conducted throughout the U.S. in conjunction with universities, private firms and ranches and shall be funded by donations. Extensive time and resources are spent each year by the AHA to enhance beef cattle production through various ongoing projects. All contributions made will directly enhance the research efforts and are tax-deductible through the Hereford Youth Foundation of America’s 501(c)3.

“Thank you to everyone who helped make this sale a success,” Bedwell said. “On behalf of the HRF, we appreciate the generous support.”


Donors:

6D Land and Cattle
Agrilabs
Allflex
Barber Ranch
Beckman Herefords
Colyer Herefords
Cooper Herefords
Ellis Farms
Grand Meadows Farm
Hoffman Herefords
Jack and Mary Ann Ward
JB Show Cattle
Knoll Crest Farms
Loewen Herefords
National Beef
NJW Herefords
Perez Cattle Company
SmartFeed
ST Genetics
Topp Herefords
Upstream Ranch
Waggoner Cattle Company
Kunde Family Winery, Jim and Marcia Mickelson



Buyers:

Matthew Anderson
Pete Atkins
Brett Barber
Terri Barber
Chris Beck
Shane Bedwell
Albert Bonebrake
Craig Broughton
Kathy Buchholz
Joe Carr
Lance Cline
Sherry Colyer
Cliff Copeland
Amy Cowan
Joe Drumm
Hardy Edwards
Joe Ellis
Steven Folkman
Steven Green
Will Harrison
Tyson Hepworth
Dave Herman
Jason Hoffman
Tammy Holder
Matt Lavigne
Chad Ledbetter
John Loewen
Beth Mackenzie
Alex Mih
James Morgan
Mitch Morrell
Dustin Neil Layton
Jackson Nickelson
Tyler Norvel
Kyle Perez
Clay Perry
Misty Pritchett
Michael Roddey
Jan Roush
David Schrammel
Kevin Schultz
Gary Smith
George Sprague
Robby Teague
Rob Thomas
Blaine Waire
Neil Ward
William Wheeler
Darin Wiley
Andrew Wright
Matt Zens