Bushy Park Farm, Cottonwood Springs purchase Foundation Female supporting Hereford youth

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hereford enthusiasts once again came together to support youth Friday, Jan. 16 during the Mile High Night Hereford Sale in Denver.

Kicking off the record-breaking sale was the Lot 1 Foundation Female selling for $100,000 and was purchased by Bushy Park Farm, Mitchell, S.D., and Cottonwood Springs Farm, Cedar, Mich. All proceeds will benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and the “Growing a Lasting Legacy” campaign supporting leadership and education for the next generation of Hereford youth.

The Foundation Female, CCC SR ILR Foundation Lady 437B ET, was donated by Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont.; Stuber Ranch, Bowman, N.D.; and Iron Lake Ranch, Athens, Texas. She is a Jan. 2014 daughter of NJW 98S R117 Ribeye 88X ET and out of the phenomenal dam Churchill Lady 1162Y ET by Golden Oak Outcross 18U.

With this purchase, the Lot 1 females have generated more than $535,000 to support Hereford youth since 2008.

“Once again, the support for Hereford youth and the future of our great breed shined bright at the start of the Mile High Night,” says Amy Cowan, director of youth activities and foundation for the American Hereford Association. “A sincere thank you goes out to the donors who dug into the heart of their program to make this sale possible and to Tim and Nancy Keilty of Cottonwood Springs Farm and Steve Robinson and Cory Thomsen of Bushy Park Farm for teaming up to purchase Lot 1 and helping to build a firm foundation for the ‘Growing a Lasting Legacy’ campaign. The future of the Junior National Hereford Expo and other leadership events will prosper for decades to come with the generosity of the foundation female supporters in Denver. As a breed, we are very fortunate to have individuals who are willing to step up and make a difference in our youth programs.”

HYFA is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit. Its mission is to support scholarship, education and leadership activities within the Hereford breed. For more information about the HYFA, contact the Amy Cowan at 816-842-3757 or acowan@hereford.org.