2022

A New Tradition was made in Oklahoma City, Okla., during the Hereford Night in OKC sale at the 2022 Cattlemen’s Congress.

Thanks to generous donors and buyers over $100,000 was raised to continue the education and future of Hereford youth. Thanks to Chapman Land and Cattle for purchasing the Kentucky Derby Experience package and BioZyme Inc. and VitaFerm, for donating the complimentary flight for the experience.

Another huge thank you to T/R Cattle Company for donating proceeds of lot 27, the highest selling female, to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America and GKB Cattle for purchasing this outstanding heifer. It is because of donors like these that our junior Hereford members will continue having more opportunities to succeed.

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Foundation Female Donations Archive

The Lot 1 and Foundation Female tradition at the National Sale has generated more than $1 million dollars to support Hereford youth and HYFA’s mission.

A New Lot 1

The Lot 1 Foundation Female highlighted the national Hereford sale during the National Western Stock Show for more than a decade and has raised a total of $960,000 to support HYFA’s mission. In 2021 when the National Sale moved to Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City, Lot 1 featured a Pick of Paintings that was purchased by Bar One Ranch George and Karen Sprague. In 2022, HYFA is proud to offer Lot 1 and Lot 27 in the Hereford Night in OKC. Funds raised by the HYFA Lots go towards encouraging, recognizing and rewarding the development of life skills and values in the next generation of leaders.

Innisfail Farm Purchases Foundation Female to Support Future Leaders

PCC New Mexico Lady 8170 sold for $70,000 to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America’s (HYFA) Growing a Lasting Legacy Campaign, Jan. 17, at the Mile High Night Sale during the National Western Stock Show.

The Lot 1 Foundation Female has highlighted the national Hereford sale in Denver for more than a decade and has raised a total of $960,000 to support HYFA’s mission: To encourage, recognize and reward the development of life skills and values in the next generation of leaders by providing education, scholarship and leadership opportunities for Hereford youth.

New Mexico Lady was purchased by Whitey and Weyman Hunt of Innisfail Farm, Madison, Ga.

“It’s important to invest in Hereford youth in order to keep [the breed] moving forward. They are our future and we’ve got to support them in every way and guide them and let them guide us as well,” Whitey Hunt says. “The National Junior Hereford Association is a great opportunity for young people to learn skills of working with people, communication and you could go on and on. The young people who are in Denver, they are our future and they are the ones who are going to be our leaders.”

PCC New Mexico Lady 8170 was donated by Pérez Cattle Co., Nara Visa, N.M. The March 7, 2018, heifer is a daughter of NJW 79Z 22Z Mighty 49C ET.

“The Hereford breed is rich with traditions and the Lot 1 Foundation Female that headlined the national sale in Denver was definitely no exception,” says Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association director of youth activities and foundation. “This year, HYFA was fortunate to have two families step up to support Hereford youth, with the Pérez family on the donor side and the Hunt family on the buying side. As a past director of the National Junior Hereford Association [NJHA], Kyle Pérez appreciates the opportunities the Hereford junior program gave him as a youth and it is exciting that he and his wife, Tonya, are bringing their children, Peyton and Libby, up through the ranks of the NJHA. Innisfail Farms and the Hunt family know, too, that the junior program is a great resource for our kids, and I so appreciate Whitey and Weyman’s belief in the Foundation and for helping us make a difference for the next generation.”

Foundation Female Generates $120,000

LCC 6964 Queen Bee 43F ET sold for $120,000 to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America’s (HYFA) Growing a Lasting Legacy Campaign, Jan. 18, at the Mile High Night Sale in Denver.

The Lot 1 Foundation Female has been highlighting the National Hereford Sale in Denver more than a decade with a total of $890,000 being raised to support HYFA’s mission, which recognizes and rewards the development of life skills and values in the next generation.

The Queen was purchased by Hoffman Ranch, Thedford, Neb.; Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb.; HME Cattle Co., Winterville, Ga.; Hopper Herefords,Germantown, Ky.; and Cort Scheer, Bassett, Neb.

“I am a firm believer in the youth of the whole world,” Scheer said. “I do a lot of bronc schools to help people in rodeo, and it was my honor to go in there and donate to this foundation. It is unbelievable what the foundation does to help the Hereford youth.”

LCC 6964 Queen Bee 43F ET was donated by Lowderman Cattle Co., Macomb, Ill., and Michelini Cattle Co., Peru, Ill. The April 5, 2018, heifer is a daughter of R Leader 6964.

“Exciting times for the Hereford Youth Foundation of America when you can take a female of this caliber from such a reputable program and market her successfully to a group of breeders that all have a passion for Hereford youth and a desire to make a difference,” said Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association director of youth activities and foundation. “The Lowderman Family, Michelini Cattle Co., Hoffman Ranch, Cort Scheer, Hardy Edwards and family, Hopper Cattle Co., and Upstream Ranch, you have truly made a difference by stepping up and getting involved in this year’s Lot 1 female. Queen Bea lived up to her Queen of the Hill motto and was the second high selling foundation female in HYFA’s history and the highest of any breed to sell this year in Denver.”

Foundation Female Raises $80,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

2018 Donors: Scott McDonald, McDonald Farm, Grand Rapids, Mich

2018 Buyers: Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla.; Buck Cattle Company, Madill, Okla.; and Moore Cattle Company, Madill, Okla.

MF 104Y Eve 109 19E ET sold for $80,000 to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America’s (HYFA) Growing a Lasting Legacy Campaign, Jan. 12, at the Mile High Night Sale in Denver.

The Lot 1 Foundation Female has been highlighting the National Hereford Sale in Denver the past 10 years with a total of $770,000 being raised to support HYFA’s mission, which recognizes and rewards the development of life skills and values in the next generation.

Eve was purchased by Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla.; Buck Cattle Company, Madill, Okla.; and Moore Cattle Company, Madill, Okla.

“Each year, Lot 1 kicks off the Denver sale, and the Hereford Youth Foundation of America is so very fortunate to have such a generous donor base supporting one of our largest fundraisers of the year,” said Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association director of youth activities and foundation. “We could not be more excited to see these prestigious ranches from Oklahoma step up to support education and leadership programs. We owe a sincere thank you to Express Ranches, Buck Cattle Company and Moore Cattle Company for their unending commitment to youth.”

Eve was donated by Scott McDonald, McDonald Farm, Grand Rapids, Mich. She is a Jan. 14, 2017, daughter of CRR 719 Catapult 109 and out of MF 914W About Yasmine 104Y by CRR About Time 743.

“A big thank you goes to Scott McDonald for donating this phenomenal heifer calf from the heart of his program to highlight the 2018 Mile High Night and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lot 1 Foundation Female in Denver,” Cowan said.

Foundation Female Raises $75,000 for Hereford Youth in Mile High Night Sale

2017 Donors: Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas

2017 Buyers: Kolt Cattle Co. and kids, Carly, Michael and Maren, Garland, Neb.; JB Show Cattle, Joe and Dee Braman, Refugio, Texas; King Ranch, Bill King, Moriarty, N.M.; and David Shelburg, Jacksonville, Fla.

The excitement was high as Lot 1 entered the sale ring on the Stadium floor Jan. 13 at the Mile High Night Sale in Denver. BR Kate Rielle 5532 ET sold for $75,000 to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America’s (HYFA) “Growing a Lasting Legacy” campaign.

The Lot 1 Foundation Female has been highlighting the National Hereford Sale in Denver the past nine years with a total of $690,000 being raised to support the HYFA’s mission, which recognizes and rewards the development of life skills and values in the next generation.

Kate Rielle was purchased by Kolt Cattle Co. and kids, Carly, Michael and Maren, Garland, Neb.; JB Show Cattle, Joe and Dee Braman, Refugio, Texas; King Ranch, Bill King, Moriarty, N.M.; and David Shelburg, Jacksonville, Fla.

“I’m very excited about what the future has in store for young Hereford leaders as we work to provide them with education, scholarship and leadership opportunities,” says Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association director of youth activities and foundation. “The Lot 1 story is such a great example of families giving back, and more importantly what the foundation stands for. We couldn’t do this without donors like the Barber family and the Kate Rielle buyers group who stepped up to give back and to make a difference in our Hereford youth program.”

Kate Rielle was donated by Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas. She is an Aug. 5, 2015, daughter of NJW 73S W18 Hometown 10Y ET and out of BR Gabrielle 5082 by BR Lansing 3060.

“We feel like there is no better way to support the next generation than with a female that can generate the type of attention and potential money that this heifer can bring for the foundation and help them reach the goal they’re striving to achieve,” says Terri Barber.

Lot 1 Raises $80,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

2016 Donors: Kevin, Sheila, Brady, Brooke and Ben Jensen, Courtland, Kan.; and Dylan and Chelsea Evans, Lebo, Kan.

2016 Buyers: Jonny and Toni Harris, Winton Jr. Harris, and Oscar I. Harris from Screven, Ga., in memory of Winton C. and Emily Harris; C&L Ranch, the Steve and Jill Folkman family, Ixonia, Wis.; and RGR Cattle, Carlinville, Ill.

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Lot 1 Raises $100,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

2015 Donors: Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont.; Stuber Ranch, Bowman, N.D.; and Iron Lake Ranch, Athens, Texas

2015 Buyers: Bushy Park Farm, Mitchell, S.D., and Cottonwood Springs Farm, Cedar, Mich.

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Mile High Night Sale Raises $136,500 for Hereford Youth

2014 Donor: Gary and Kathy Buchholz of GKB Cattle Co., Waxahachie, Texas

2014 Buyers: Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho; Bar One Ranch, Eugene, Ore.; Elm Tree Farm, Paris, Ky.; and GKB Cattle Co., Waxahachie, Texas

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McMahon Family Purchases Lot 1 for  $30,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

2013 Donor: Tennessee River Music, Ft. Payne, Ala.

2013 Buyer: Belle Point Ranch and Dave and Mary Ann McMahon and family, of Ft. Smith, Ark.

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Sullivan Farms Purchases Lots 38A and 38B for $28,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

2013 Donors: Bushy Park Farm, Mitchell, S.D., and Tucker Cattle Co., North Platte, Neb.

2013 Buyer:  Sullivan Farms, Dunlap, Iowa

T-Bone Ranch, Antonito, Colo., donated another embryo package that sold for $2,400 to Tejkl Show Cattle, Stanton, Neb.

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Tejkl Show Cattle Purchases Lots 37 for $2,400 to Benefit Hereford Youth

2013 Donor: T-Bone Ranch, Antonito, Colo.

2013 Buyer: Tejkl Show Cattle, Stanton, Neb.

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McMahon Family Purchases Lot 1 for $30,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

2013 Donor: Tennessee River Music, Ft. Payne, Ala.

2013 Buyer: Belle Point Ranch and Dave and Mary Ann McMahon and family, of Ft. Smith, Ark.

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McMahon Family Purchases Package for $20,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

2012 Donors: Sunset Ridge Herefords, Billy Martin, Cumming, Ga.; Mill Creek Ranch/Pied Piper Farms, Alma, Kan., and Hamlin, Texas; Jensen Bros., Kevin and Shelia, Courtland, Kan.; Topp Herefords, Ryan and Prairie, Grace City, N.D.; and Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Keith and Cheryl, Daniel and Kari, Ree Heights, S.D.

2012 Buyer: Belle Point Ranch and Dave and Mary Ann McMahon and family, of Ft. Smith, Ark.

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Embryo Package Sells for $31,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

2011 Donor: Hoffman Ranch and Hoffman/W4, Thedford, Neb.

2011 Buyer: Torrance family of Torrance Polled Herefords, Media, Ill.

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McMahon Family Purchases Pick of Harrell Heifer Calves for $38,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

2010 Donor: Harrell Hereford Ranch, Baker City, Ore.

2010 Buyer: Belle Point Ranch and Dave and Mary Ann McMahon and family, of Ft. Smith, Ark.

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2009 Foundation Heifer Brings $50,000

2009 Donor: Grandview CMR, Como, Miss.

2009 Buyers: Red Hills Herefords, Clinton, Okla.; Sparks/ Kimbrough, Connerville, Okla.; Little Creek Ranch, Parma, Idaho; Split Butte Livestock, Minidoka, Idaho; Frank & Margaret Rodgers, Buhl, Idaho; Starr Polled Herefords, Manawa, Wis.; Eva Hamman, Jacksboro, Texas; Pollard Farms, Waukomis, Okla.; MCS Cattle Co., Elgin, Okla.; and Wooden Shoe Farms, Blackfoot, Idaho

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Hereford Youth Foundation Female Sells for a Record $100,000

2008 Donor: Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.

2008 Buyers: Ken and Carolyn Larson, DeSoto, Texas, and Jim and Judy Blin along with Randy and Deb Blin, Independence, Iowa

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