Online sale benefits Shorthorn Juniors

Farm Forum

OMAHA, Neb. – Bidding was active all the way to the closing deadline for the second annual American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) Funding the Future Online Sale held on Wednesday, February 13th. Featured in the offering was a selection of popular Shorthorn genetics from which bidders had the opportunity to choose from sexed embryos, semen or flush services. Hosted by and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST), the auction raised $12,750 with all proceeds going to benefit AJSA activities.

The top selling lot was a set of sexed embryos by SULL Cyclone 8242 x CYT Rori 928R ET, purchased for $2,340 by Esquire Cattle Company, Ltd., of New Philadelphia, Ohio. The high selling lot was donated by Cyclone Trace Cattle Company of Clarion, Iowa.

Luke Bolin, Public Relations Director for the AJSA Board, served as committee chairman for the online benefit sale.

“The Funding the Future sale was a cumulative effort of all of the hard work of the entire junior board,” he said. Bolin added that he was also very appreciative of the support the sale received.

“With the continued help of the very generous breeders within our breed, the sale was a huge success that will benefit our association in many ways!”

This summer, the AJSA will continue the Funding the Future Sale as a live auction. The sale will be held during the National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference on the evening of June 27, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa. In the past the offering has included frozen lots, travel packages and Shorthorn memorabilia. To make donations to the sale, please contact Jake Alden.

For more information on AJSA activities, please visit or contact Gwen Crawford, Director of Junior Activities at 402-393-7200 or