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A full house was on hand for Van Newkirk Herefords 38th annual bull and female sale Monday, Jan. 17 at the ranch, Oshkosh, Nebraska.Auctioneer Lex Madden kept the sale moving at a quick pace; selling over 230 head of top quality Hereford cattle in less than three hours. The Van Newkirk family welcomed the capacity crowd along with a record number of bidders on Superior RFD TV. Powell Herefords of Fort McKavitt, Texas topped the sale at $17,500 for Lot 41 an incredibly thick, deep-bodied, well balanced 7100 son carrying tremendous carcass figures and great eye appeal.
CK Ranch of Brookville, Kansas paid $12,500 for Lot 54 a half-brother to the top bull out of a Dakota bred dam. This bull featured outstanding performance and carcass figures. Carmichael Herefords of South Dakota selected Lot 16 a long, thick 4149 son for $9000.
119 Bulls averaged $5295
57 Registered heifer calves averaged $1250
48 Commercial Hereford heifer calves averaged $1000
Hall, Texas, $9000 Lot 37 Axton Son
Skrdla, Nebraska, $9000 Lot 86 Axton Son
Fick, Missouri, $8600 Lot 57
Hall, Texas, $8500 Lot 1
Ostrand, Nebraska, $8100 Bull calf Lot 115
Hermann, South Dakota, $7500 Lot 48
Warren Livestock Wyoming, $7500 Lot 61
Hall, Texas, $7500 Lot 65
Hermann, South Dakota $7200 Bull calf Lot 127
Scivally, Texas, $6750 Lot 82
Irwin Livestock Wyoming, $6500 Lot 113
Wemhoff, Nebraska, $6400 for lot 81
Scivally, Texas, $6400 for Lot 97
Cattle sold into 13 different states. Volume buyers were Scivally of Texas Campbell of Nebraska each buying six head.
Top heifer calf sold to Roe of Idaho for $1900