Mont. -- Gateway Simmental of Lewistown, Montana, is the latest in a long line of Simmental breeders to donate an animal that will benefit youth programs, research and education efforts of the American Simmental Association (ASA).
Gateway, owned and operated by Darlene Butcher and her two sons, Jim and Tom and their families, is offering a "Pick of the Herd," to the high bidder. The offering will be auctioned off in conjunction with the “The One” Volume XIII Sale, at the National Western, Monday, January 15.
All proceeds go directly into the ASA foundation and are used to support such worthy causes as scholarships, internships, and four regional classics.
Previously, Foundation heifers have been generously donated by: Cheyanne Allen, Winchester, Ind. (1997); Triple C Farms, Maple Plain, Minn. (1998); Breinig Simmentals, Arapahoe, Neb. (1999); Nichols Farms, Bridgewater, Iowa and Wesner Livestock Enterprises, Chalmers, Ind. (2000); Sue Ann Fletcher Nichols, Sioux City, Iowa (2001); LeighBert Farms, Lancaster, Wis. (2002); Double S Simmentals, Fountain Run, Ky. (2003); Hudson Pines Farms, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. (2004); Buzzard Hollow Ranch, Granbury, TX (2005); and JDJ Ranch, Evart, Mich. (2006).