KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Hereford Night in OKC National Sale, hosted Jan. 5, at the 2024 Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City, featured not one, but two special lots, dedicated to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA). After the gavel fell, $87,000 from these lots went to supporting the foundation’s pillars of scholarship and education.
Lot one lead off the sale and was generously donated by C&L Hereford Ranch, Ixonia, Wis., and Oleson Family Farm, Arkdale, Wis. These HYFA supporters offered up a pick of flush sisters out of the 2016 Lot 1 Foundation Female, KJ BJ DWE 686Z Salsa 364C ET. The heifer calves, sired by Loewen DCF Defiance H49 ET won their class in the pen show and had lots of interest throughout the week.
Chapman Land & Cattle, Nunnelly, Tenn., and Dry Creek Farms, Pell City, Ala., teamed up to purchase Lot 1 for $50,000, picking C&L Miss Nixi H49 5L ET. A second pick was offered and sold to Abby Hill Farms, Ontario, Can., who selected C&L Miss Mercedes H49 6L ET for $12,000. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this lot were donated back to the foundation, with 50% benefitting the Wisconsin Hereford Queen fund and the remainder supporting the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) Legacy Fund.
Lot two continued a three-year partnership with T/R Cattle Company, Glencoe, Okla., who has donated a percentage of their lot in the Hereford Night in OKC. T/R 1816 Faye 7L ET topped the sale selling for $75,000 with $25,000 going back to supporting Hereford youth and the upcoming Junior National Hereford Expo. This exciting donor prospect out of T/R BPF American Classic 561C ET, sold to Randy and Jay Peterson, Paris, Ill., and the excitement for this incredible donation as well as the foundation's continued success was at a high when the gavel dropped.
“The generosity and continued support of the Hereford family never ceases to amaze me,” said Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association, Director of Youth Activities and Foundation. “The foundatio has a tremendous amount of momentum to start 2024 and we are grateful for donors and who step up time and time again to show their support of HYFA, all with the best interest of the next generation of Hereford breeders in mind.”
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) was established in 1986 and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated exclusively to scholarship and educational support of youth in the business of raising Hereford cattle. The mission of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America is 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.