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BuyHereford.com Auction Raises $43,948 for Hereford Research Foundation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— More than $43,000 was raised for Hereford research during the BuyHereford.com auction July 25. The 40 donated lots generated plenty of excitement from charitable bidders for the benefit of the Hereford Research Foundation (HRF).
 
The top seller was Lot 7, a frozen embryo package donated by Knoll Crest Farms, Red House, Va. Drummond Sparks Beef, Hanceville, Ala., bought the lot for $12,400. That price purchased four embryos sired by KCF Bennett Revolution X51. A full sibling was the high seller in the Knoll Crest Farms sale this year.
 
The second high-selling lot was the always popular Lot 1 – Rausch Hereford’s pheasant hunting trip in South Dakota. Jerry Deiker, Louisville, Ky., purchased the three-day pheasant hunt for five hunters for $5,500.
 
Another embryo package was the third high seller. Lot 5 – four frozen embryos and a guarantee for two pregnancies — brought $4,200 from Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla. Mark and Cristy Cooper, Cooper Hereford Ranch, Willow Creek, Mont., donated the package, which is a mating between CL 1 Domino 144Y and CL 1 Dominette 617S.
 
There were 40 lots total, averaging $1,099. The American Hereford Association staff members wish to thank all those who donated items and bid. The rest of the sale results follow:
Lot 2 – waterfowl hunting trip donated by Shaw Cattle Co., Caldwell, Idaho, and Hevi Hitters Waterfowl Club, purchased by Tim Coleman, Sierra Ranches, Modesto, Calif., for $3,050.
Lot 3 – hog/javelina hunting trip donated by Texas Hereford breeders, purchased by James Kinnear, Joshua, Texas, for $1,000.
Lot 4 – turbo fan donated by Sullivan Supply, Dunlap, Iowa, purchased by Shaw Cattle Co., Caldwell, Idaho, for $320.
Lot 6 -- three frozen embryos donated by Jack and Tresha Holden, Holden Herefords, Valier, Mont., purchased by Royce Scoresby, Roseville, Calif., for $3,150.
Lot 8 – four frozen embryos donated by Knoll Crest Farms, Red House, Va., purchased by Southern Cattle Co., Marianna, Fla., for $2,700.
Lot 9 – four frozen embryos donated by Ned and Jan Ward, Sheridan, Wyo., purchased by Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla., for $2,700.
Lot 10 – three IVF frozen embryos donated by Double Seven Ranch, Ft. Cobb, Okla.; Loewen Herefords, John and Mona Loewen, Waukomis, Okla.; and Torii Hunter, Propser, Texas, purchased by Diane Heaton, Tulsa, Okla., for $1,080.
Lot 11 – conventional IVF cycle donated by Trans Ova Genetics, purchased by James Kinnear, Joshua, Texas, for $825.
Lot 12 – genetic preservation or cell line donated by Viagen, Cedar Park, Texas, purchased by Dimitri Mataragas, Iron Lake Ranch, Dallas, Texas, for $725.
Lot 13 – five straws of Remitall Online semen donated by John and Mona Loewen, Loewen Herefords, Waukomis, Okla., purchased by Gary Moore, Moore Cattle Co., Brenham, Texas, for $2,200.
Lot 14 – five straws of SHF Wonder semen donated by Sandhill Farms, Haviland, Kan., purchased by James Kinnear, Joshua, Texas, for $250.
Lot 15 – five straws of SHF Wonder semen donated by Sandhill Farms, Haviland, Kan., purchased by Fred Larson, Larson Hereford Farms, Spring Valley, Wis., for $275.
Lot 16 – five straws of CRR About Time semen donated by Coyote Ridge Ranch, LaSalle, Colo., purchased by Gary Tinsley, Texas 2T Farm, Nacogdoches, Texas, for $750.
Lot 17 – two straws of Remitall Keynote semen donated by C&L Herefords, Ixonia, Wis., purchased by Michael Dierenfeld, MDF Polled Herefords, Northwood, Iowa, for $420.
Lot 18 – fence energizer donated by Gallagher, purchased by John Jonasson, J&J Livestock, Concrete, Wash., for $175.
Lot 19 – tape gate donated by Gallagher, purchased by Stacy Sanders, Edgerton, Mo., for $25.
Lot 20 – fence tester donated by Gallagher, purchased by Delbert McCloy, McCloy Living Trust, Morse, Texas, for $22.
Lot 21 – fence tester donated by Gallagher, purchased by Delbert McCloy, McCloy Living Trust, Morse, Texas, for $22.
Lot 22 – fence tester donated by Gallagher, purchased by Delbert McCloy, McCloy Living Trust, Morse, Texas, for $22.
Lot 23 – fence tester donated by Gallagher, purchased by Delbert McCloy, McCloy Living Trust, Morse, Texas, for $24.
Lot 24 – fence tester donated by Gallagher, purchased by Vern Rausch, Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D., for $22.
Lot 25 – fence tester donated by Gallagher, purchased by Douglas Olsen, Olsen Ranches Inc., Harrisburg, Neb., for $22.
Lot 26 – fence tester donated by Gallagher, purchased by Eric Walker, Morrison, Tenn., for $22.
Lot 27 – fence tester donated by Gallagher, purchased by Douglas Olsen, Olsen Ranches Inc., Harrisburg, Neb., for $22.
Lot 28 – fence tester donated by Gallagher, purchased by Stacy Sanders, Edgerton, Mo., for $22.
Lot 29 – fence tester donated by Gallagher, purchased by Eric Walker, Morrison, Tenn., for $22.
Lot 30 – fence tester donated by Gallagher, purchased by Tom Luthy III, L III Farms, Rogersville, Mo., for $24.
Lot 31 – fence tester donated by Gallagher, purchased by Phil Ellis, Ellis Farms, Chrisman, Ill., for $22.
Lot 32 – American Royal Hereford show program advertising, purchased by John Alexander, Gypsum, Kan., for $500.
Lot 33 – American Royal Hereford show program advertising, purchased by Ellis Farms, Chrisman, Ill., for $381.
Lot 34 – American Royal Hereford show program advertising, purchased by Ellis Farms, Chrisman, Ill., for $230.
Lot 35 – North American International Livestock Exposition Hereford show program advertising, purchased by Phil Ellis, Ellis Farms, Chrisman, Ill., for $250.
Lot 36 – North American International Livestock Exposition Hereford show program advertising, purchased by Knoll Crest Farms, Red House, Va., for $160.
Lot 37 – North American International Livestock Exposition Hereford show program advertising, purchased by Heather Bradford, St. Marys, Ohio, for $55.
Lot 38 – Keystone International Livestock Exposition Hereford show program advertising, purchased by Derek Haught, Smithville, W.V., for $192.
Lot 39 – Keystone International Livestock Exposition Hereford show program advertising, purchased by Heather Bradford, St. Marys, Ohio, for $60. 
Lot 40 – Keystone International Livestock Exposition Hereford show program advertising, purchased by Phil Ellis, Ellis Farms, Chrisman, Ill., for $55.
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