KENTUCKY HEREFORD ASSOCIATION SPONSORS NEW FEEDER CALF SALE

Kansas City, Mo. – Are you looking for a good place to sell Hereford and Hereford-influenced calves? The Kentucky Hereford Association is organizing a new feeder calf sale Oct. 27, 2009 at 6p.m., at the Bluegrass South Livestock Market in Stanford, Ky.

Modeled after other successful Hereford feeder sales, the Kentucky Certified Hereford Influenced Sale will be broadcast live online at dvauction.com. Organizers plan to draw local buyers as well as those from out of state shopping for Certified Hereford Beef (CHB®) eligible calves. “A big problem in this area is sellers don't have enough cattle to make a load lot,” says Lowell Atwood, Kentucky Hereford Association director. “This will allow buyers to purchase large numbers at a time, of high-quality, consistent beef cattle.”

A certified USDA feeder calf grader will be on-site to sort the calves by weight, grade and sex in order to present the most consistent lots possible.

When providing what the buyer is looking for, often cattle will sell at a premium compared to a regular sale day. But, calves must meet a few simple criteria in order to be eligible.

Steer and heifer calves are accepted, but must weigh between 450 and 900 pounds. Calves must be at least 50 PERCENT Hereford, preconditioned, castrated, dehorned, weaned and bunk broke. All calves must be tagged with Hereford Verified tags, which consignors must register for by Sept. 1.

If your calves sell to a CHB-participating feedlot, feeding and carcass data will be available.

For more information and/or to consign, contact: Lowell Atwood, (606) 669-1455; John Meents, AHA field representative, (419) 306-7480; or Jim Akers, Bluegrass South Livestock Market, (859) 361-4221.







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