Dale and Nancy Venhuizen at Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont., have graciously offered a bred heifer to benefit the foundation that support Hereford research. She will sell Friday, Sept. 16, as Lot 79 in their “Pick of the Pasture Female Sale” in the new sale barn at the ranch. Lot 79 is Churchill Lady 094X, a January 2010 heifer by CJH Harland 408. She is bred to Churchill’s exciting young bull, Churchill Sensation 028X, and due to calve Jan. 27. She is a very nice, complete heifer that will make an excellent cow for anyone, Venhuizen says.
“This great female comes from one of the premier performance herds in North America and Churchill Cattle Co. is recognized as a Gold TPR breeder,” says Jack Ward, AHA chief operating officer and director of breed improvement. “Dale and Nancy are donating a heifer that has an EPD (expected progeny difference) profile that puts all of her $ Indexes in the top 25% of the breed. This Harland daughter represents some of the most proven genetics in the Hereford breed and the bonus is that she is bred to an exciting son of 3027.
“The AHA staff and Board of Directors and the Hereford Research Foundation Board of Directors thank the Venhuizen family for this generous donation,” Ward adds.
The entire sale price will go directly to the HRF. For more information about the heifer and to view a video, visit www.ChurchillCattle.com.
In 2009, the HRF was established to support the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) progressive goals of continuing research proving Herefords’ benefits in the commercial industry. For more information on the HRF, visit Hereford.org. To visit with Jack Ward about this opportunity, or to donate to the HRF, call the AHA office at 816-842-3757.