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Kansas City, Mo. The 2006 Foundation Female auction, for the benefit of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA), will be Oct. 21 at the Westin Crown Center Ballroom in Kansas City, Mo. The Jack Holden family of Holden Herefords, Valier, Mont., has donated the choice of two January heifers from the flush of the Holden matriarch HH Miss Advance 0023K and sired by the maternal trait leader CL 1 Domino 320N.

The sale of the chosen female will directly benefit the HYFA, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated exclusively to scholarship and educational support of youth in the business of raising Hereford cattle.

Blending the genetics of the top Holden female 0023K with Domino 320N, the heifer choices, registration no. 42674204 and 42674013, are truly foundation stock. 0023K is one of the most complete and powerful females ever produced at Holden's. She was the high-selling female at $23,000 in Holden's 2005 Miss Advance Female Pageant, and has produced more than $40,000 in progeny sales. She boasts an average nursing ratio (NR) of 110. 320N pulls his own weight, providing a balanced combination of moderate birth, high maternal and high carcass expected progeny differences (EPDs).

The EPDs for the Foundation Female duo are: birth weight (BW) 3.2; weaning weight (WW) 40; yearling weight (YW) 66; maternal milk (MM) 20; and milk and growth (M&G) 39. These heifers exhibit the phonotypical characteristics and bred-in genetic strength to take any progressive Hereford operation to the next level.

The auction will take place at the HYFA Casino Magic Fundraiser, in conjunction with the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting. Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the Westin Crown Center Ballroom, with heavy hors d' oeuvres and casino games at 7 p.m. Join with fellow Hereford breeders to take part in this annual celebration to benefit the future of the Hereford breed.

If you would like more information on the Foundation Female package, or to inquire about how you can further support the HYFA, please contact Chris Stephens at (816) 842-3757 or For tickets to the HYFA Casino Magic Fundraiser, contact Mary Ellen Hummel at (816) 842-3757 or Tickets are $50 per person.


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