International buyers active at Agribition Hereford sale

REGINA — An offering of bulls, females and embryos drew international interest at yesterday’s national Hereford sale at Canadian Western Agribition.

The high seller was a three-quarter interest in a yearling polled bull for $20,000. Consigned by 17-year-old Larissa Lupul of Barefoot Polled Herefords at Foisy, Alta., the bull went to an Alberta syndicate. Named YouTube, this bull has a long list of show wins, including reserve champion polled senior yearling at the World Hereford Show last July at Olds, Alta.

Another high seller was a bull calf from Phantom Creek Livestock at Swift Current, Sask. A half interest sold for $13,500 to a syndicate.

The third bull on offer fetched $6,000. Consigned by ANL Polled Herefords, Steelman, Sask., this calf born in March 2012 went to a Mexican buyer.

A heifer calf born in April sold for $10,000 to Hoffman Ranch of Thedford, Nebraska. It came from Haroldson’s Polled Herefords at Wawota, Sask.

The unofficial average on 25 lots that included embryo lots  was $5,169.