Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale Grosses Over $1.1 million

January 10, 2019

CARTHAGE, Ill. — The Hereford breed garnered attention at the 12th Annual Greater Midwest Certified Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale at Carthage Livestock Inc., in Carthage, Ill. A total of 1,326 head of Hereford-influenced feeder cattle were sold on New Year’s Day for a total of $1,158,218.70.

“The quality and condition of the cattle were excellent,” says Brent Lowderman, owner and operator of Carthage Livestock Inc.

“The success of this sale is a great testament to the increasing demand for Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder cattle,” says Trey Befort, director of commercial programs at the American Hereford Association (AHA). “It’s a great example of the added value that can be realized through the organization of sales like this.”

This is the 12th year this sale has been offered by Carthage Livestock.

“A special thank you to all 65 consignors and to the staff at Carthage Livestock for a total team effort to make this such a successful event each year.” says John Meents, AHA field staff representative for the Upper Midwest region.

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