Foundation Female supporting Hereford youth brings $120,000
LCC 6964 Queen Bee 43F ET sold for $120,000 to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America’s (HYFA) Growing a Lasting Legacy Campaign, Jan. 18, at the Mile High Night Sale in Denver.
The Lot 1 Foundation Female has been highlighting the National Hereford Sale in Denver more than a decade with a total of $890,000 being raised to support HYFA’s mission, which recognizes and rewards the development of life skills and values in the next generation.
The Queen was purchased by Hoffman Ranch, Thedford, Neb.; Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb.; HME Cattle Co., Winterville, Ga.; Hopper Herefords,Germantown, Ky.; and Cort Scheer, Bassett, Neb.
“I am a firm believer in the youth of the whole world,” Scheer said. “I do a lot of bronc schools to help people in rodeo, and it was my honor to go in there and donate to this foundation. It is unbelievable what the foundation does to help the Hereford youth.”
LCC 6964 Queen Bee 43F ET was donated by Lowderman Cattle Co., Macomb, Ill., and Michelini Cattle Co., Peru, Ill. The April 5, 2018, heifer is a daughter of R Leader 6964.
“Exciting times for the Hereford Youth Foundation of America when you can take a female of this caliber from such a reputable program and market her successfully to a group of breeders that all have a passion for Hereford youth and a desire to make a difference,” said Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association director of youth activities and foundation. “The Lowderman Family, Michelini Cattle Co., Hoffman Ranch, Cort Scheer, Hardy Edwards and family, Hopper Cattle Co., and Upstream Ranch, you have truly made a difference by stepping up and getting involved in this year’s Lot 1 female. Queen Bea lived up to her Queen of the Hill motto and was the second high selling foundation female in HYFA’s history and the highest of any breed to sell this year in Denver.”