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Baker Hereford Ranch ‘Brood Cow Spectacular’ Complete Dispersal Sale

Scott Dirk

A large crowd assembled from across the region to partake in the Baker Hereford Dispersal sale.

The Baker family has been building this herd of outstanding brood cows for 66 years and the opportunity of a lifetime to purchase this great herd in entirety was Sept. 23. Buyers from across the upper Midwest gathered at the Baker Ranch north of Rapid City, SD, for the complete dispersal of the Baker Hereford Ranch cowherd. The years of working cattle and the land have taken a toll on managing partner brothers Jim and Jeff Baker, so with tired bodies and heavy hearts, the decision was made to disperse this great cowherd to the public.

The Ken Baker Hereford Ranch was founded shortly after Ken Baker returned to Ada, MN from his tour of duty in World War II. The foundation of this great herd of Line One cattle originated from the top Hereford breeders at the time in Texas, Oklahoma and Montana. They were some of the first Line One Hereford females to come to Minnesota and then, some of the first to be in South Dakota when Ken relocated the cattle operation north of Rapid City in 1975.

Embryo transfer (ET) has played an important part in the development of the herd since 1979. One thing has held true in the Ken Baker herd from the beginning – that being every herd sire used in the herd had to come from an outstanding cow and cow family.

As Jim Baker stated, “We have never selected for ‘a trait’ but rather for cattle that have the ability to make people money wherever they are used in the food chain. Hereford cattle have done that for us.”

The 2011 bull calf crop will sell on Feb. 12, 2012 at the ranch.

The top-selling herd bull was Sire E, KB L1 Domino 842U, a January 2008 son of KB L1 Domino 655 and out of the great Montana Miss 310 female. This thick, long bodied, moderate framed proven herd bull had EPDs of CE 2.2; BW 4.9; WW 47; YW 78; Milk 27; M&G 51; REA 0.44; Marb. -0.04; and CHB $22. Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, SD, won the hard fought bidding war at $22,000.

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Selling at $20,000 was Sire D, CL 1 Domino 849U, a January 2008 son of CL 1 Domino 648S that sold to the partnership of Friedt Herefords, Mott, ND, and Boehnke Herefords, Kramer, ND. Another proven herd bull that was the Bakers selection at the Cooper Hereford sale. This bull posted EPDs of CE 3.9; BW 2.8; WW 71; YW 102; Milk 31; M&G 67; REA 0.35; Marb. -0.03; and CHB $33.

Dufer Herefords, Caddo, OK, selected Sire C, CL 1 Domino 7110T at $13,000. This January 2007 son of CL 1 Domino 590R is a curve bending heifer bull with EPDs of CE 7.0; BW 1.0; WW 66; YW 102; Milk 26; M&G 59; REA 0.18; Marb. 0.24; and CHB $30.

The top-selling female of the day was Lot 113, KB L1 Dominette 945W, a January 2009 daughter of HH Advance 5104R that was bred to KB L1 Domino 842U. She had a great bull calf at side that will sell in the February sale and has EPDs of CE -1.5; BW 3.3; WW 53; YW 82; Milk 34; M&G 60; REA 0.38; Marb. -0.02; and CHB $22. Vulture Acres, Enderline, ND, was the buyer at $19,000.

Bruce D. Anderson, Valley City, ND, selected Lot 88, KB L1 Dominette 879U at $17,500. This January 2008 daughter of JA L1 Domino 6002S posted EPDs of CE 0.0; BW 4.0; WW 58; YW 94; Milk 39; M&G 68; REA 0.22; Marb. 0.08; and CHB $27. Her 2011 bull calf will also sell in February.

Selling at $14,000 to Holden Herefords, Valier, MT, was Lot 49, Montana Miss 753T, a January 2007 daughter of CL 1 Domino 592R with EPDs of CE 2.6; BW 2.8; WW 50; YW 84; Milk 31; M&G 56; REA 0.10; Marb. 0.20; and CHB $25. Her 2011 heifer calf sired by CL1 Domino 7110T sold to Cooper Herefords, Willow Creek, MT, for $5,000.

Vulture Acres struck again on Lot 22, Montana Miss 626, a January 2006 of CL 1 Domino 9126J at $11,000. This proven donor cow has EPDs of CE 4.3; BW 1.6; WW 44; YW 74; Milk 37; M&G 59; REA 0.12; Marb. 0.12; and CHB $21. Her 2011 heifer calf sired by HH Advance 9016 sold to Giedd Hereford Ranch, Washburn, ND, for $4,000.

The Baker family has been building this herd of outstanding brood cows for 66 years and the opportunity of a lifetime to purchase this great herd in entirety was Sept. 23. Buyers from across the upper Midwest gathered at the Baker Ranch north of Rapid City, SD, for the complete dispersal of the Baker Hereford Ranch cowherd. The years of working cattle and the land have taken a toll on managing partner brothers Jim and Jeff Baker, so with tired bodies and heavy hearts, the decision was made to disperse this great cowherd to the public.

The Ken Baker Hereford Ranch was founded shortly after Ken Baker returned to Ada, MN from his tour of duty in World War II. The foundation of this great herd of Line One cattle originated from the top Hereford breeders at the time in Texas, Oklahoma and Montana. They were some of the first Line One Hereford females to come to Minnesota and then, some of the first to be in South Dakota when Ken relocated the cattle operation north of Rapid City in 1975.

Embryo transfer (ET) has played an important part in the development of the herd since 1979. One thing has held true in the Ken Baker herd from the beginning – that being every herd sire used in the herd had to come from an outstanding cow and cow family.

As Jim Baker stated, “We have never selected for ‘a trait’ but rather for cattle that have the ability to make people money wherever they are used in the food chain. Hereford cattle have done that for us.”

The 2011 bull calf crop will sell on Feb. 12, 2012 at the ranch.

The top-selling herd bull was Sire E, KB L1 Domino 842U, a January 2008 son of KB L1 Domino 655 and out of the great Montana Miss 310 female. This thick, long bodied, moderate framed proven herd bull had EPDs of CE 2.2; BW 4.9; WW 47; YW 78; Milk 27; M&G 51; REA 0.44; Marb. -0.04; and CHB $22. Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, SD, won the hard fought bidding war at $22,000.

Selling at $20,000 was Sire D, CL 1 Domino 849U, a January 2008 son of CL 1 Domino 648S that sold to the partnership of Friedt Herefords, Mott, ND, and Boehnke Herefords, Kramer, ND. Another proven herd bull that was the Bakers selection at the Cooper Hereford sale. This bull posted EPDs of CE 3.9; BW 2.8; WW 71; YW 102; Milk 31; M&G 67; REA 0.35; Marb. -0.03; and CHB $33.

Dufer Herefords, Caddo, OK, selected Sire C, CL 1 Domino 7110T at $13,000. This January 2007 son of CL 1 Domino 590R is a curve bending heifer bull with EPDs of CE 7.0; BW 1.0; WW 66; YW 102; Milk 26; M&G 59; REA 0.18; Marb. 0.24; and CHB $30.

The top-selling female of the day was Lot 113, KB L1 Dominette 945W, a January 2009 daughter of HH Advance 5104R that was bred to KB L1 Domino 842U. She had a great bull calf at side that will sell in the February sale and has EPDs of CE -1.5; BW 3.3; WW 53; YW 82; Milk 34; M&G 60; REA 0.38; Marb. -0.02; and CHB $22. Vulture Acres, Enderline, ND, was the buyer at $19,000.

Bruce D. Anderson, Valley City, ND, selected Lot 88, KB L1 Dominette 879U at $17,500. This January 2008 daughter of JA L1 Domino 6002S posted EPDs of CE 0.0; BW 4.0; WW 58; YW 94; Milk 39; M&G 68; REA 0.22; Marb. 0.08; and CHB $27. Her 2011 bull calf will also sell in February.

Selling at $14,000 to Holden Herefords, Valier, MT, was Lot 49, Montana Miss 753T, a January 2007 daughter of CL 1 Domino 592R with EPDs of CE 2.6; BW 2.8; WW 50; YW 84; Milk 31; M&G 56; REA 0.10; Marb. 0.20; and CHB $25. Her 2011 heifer calf sired by CL1 Domino 7110T sold to Cooper Herefords, Willow Creek, MT, for $5,000.

Vulture Acres struck again on Lot 22, Montana Miss 626, a January 2006 of CL 1 Domino 9126J at $11,000. This proven donor cow has EPDs of CE 4.3; BW 1.6; WW 44; YW 74; Milk 37; M&G 59; REA 0.12; Marb. 0.12; and CHB $21. Her 2011 heifer calf sired by HH Advance 9016 sold to Giedd Hereford Ranch, Washburn, ND, for $4,000.

The Baker family has been building this herd of outstanding brood cows for 66 years and the opportunity of a lifetime to purchase this great herd in entirety was Sept. 23. Buyers from across the upper Midwest gathered at the Baker Ranch north of Rapid City, SD, for the complete dispersal of the Baker Hereford Ranch cowherd. The years of working cattle and the land have taken a toll on managing partner brothers Jim and Jeff Baker, so with tired bodies and heavy hearts, the decision was made to disperse this great cowherd to the public.

The Ken Baker Hereford Ranch was founded shortly after Ken Baker returned to Ada, MN from his tour of duty in World War II. The foundation of this great herd of Line One cattle originated from the top Hereford breeders at the time in Texas, Oklahoma and Montana. They were some of the first Line One Hereford females to come to Minnesota and then, some of the first to be in South Dakota when Ken relocated the cattle operation north of Rapid City in 1975.

Embryo transfer (ET) has played an important part in the development of the herd since 1979. One thing has held true in the Ken Baker herd from the beginning – that being every herd sire used in the herd had to come from an outstanding cow and cow family.

As Jim Baker stated, “We have never selected for ‘a trait’ but rather for cattle that have the ability to make people money wherever they are used in the food chain. Hereford cattle have done that for us.”

The 2011 bull calf crop will sell on Feb. 12, 2012 at the ranch.

The top-selling herd bull was Sire E, KB L1 Domino 842U, a January 2008 son of KB L1 Domino 655 and out of the great Montana Miss 310 female. This thick, long bodied, moderate framed proven herd bull had EPDs of CE 2.2; BW 4.9; WW 47; YW 78; Milk 27; M&G 51; REA 0.44; Marb. -0.04; and CHB $22. Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, SD, won the hard fought bidding war at $22,000.

Selling at $20,000 was Sire D, CL 1 Domino 849U, a January 2008 son of CL 1 Domino 648S that sold to the partnership of Friedt Herefords, Mott, ND, and Boehnke Herefords, Kramer, ND. Another proven herd bull that was the Bakers selection at the Cooper Hereford sale. This bull posted EPDs of CE 3.9; BW 2.8; WW 71; YW 102; Milk 31; M&G 67; REA 0.35; Marb. -0.03; and CHB $33.

Dufer Herefords, Caddo, OK, selected Sire C, CL 1 Domino 7110T at $13,000. This January 2007 son of CL 1 Domino 590R is a curve bending heifer bull with EPDs of CE 7.0; BW 1.0; WW 66; YW 102; Milk 26; M&G 59; REA 0.18; Marb. 0.24; and CHB $30.

The top-selling female of the day was Lot 113, KB L1 Dominette 945W, a January 2009 daughter of HH Advance 5104R that was bred to KB L1 Domino 842U. She had a great bull calf at side that will sell in the February sale and has EPDs of CE -1.5; BW 3.3; WW 53; YW 82; Milk 34; M&G 60; REA 0.38; Marb. -0.02; and CHB $22. Vulture Acres, Enderline, ND, was the buyer at $19,000.

Bruce D. Anderson, Valley City, ND, selected Lot 88, KB L1 Dominette 879U at $17,500. This January 2008 daughter of JA L1 Domino 6002S posted EPDs of CE 0.0; BW 4.0; WW 58; YW 94; Milk 39; M&G 68; REA 0.22; Marb. 0.08; and CHB $27. Her 2011 bull calf will also sell in February.

Selling at $14,000 to Holden Herefords, Valier, MT, was Lot 49, Montana Miss 753T, a January 2007 daughter of CL 1 Domino 592R with EPDs of CE 2.6; BW 2.8; WW 50; YW 84; Milk 31; M&G 56; REA 0.10; Marb. 0.20; and CHB $25. Her 2011 heifer calf sired by CL1 Domino 7110T sold to Cooper Herefords, Willow Creek, MT, for $5,000.

Vulture Acres struck again on Lot 22, Montana Miss 626, a January 2006 of CL 1 Domino 9126J at $11,000. This proven donor cow has EPDs of CE 4.3; BW 1.6; WW 44; YW 74; Milk 37; M&G 59; REA 0.12; Marb. 0.12; and CHB $21. Her 2011 heifer calf sired by HH Advance 9016 sold to Giedd Hereford Ranch, Washburn, ND, for $4,000.

The Baker family has been building this herd of outstanding brood cows for 66 years and the opportunity of a lifetime to purchase this great herd in entirety was Sept. 23. Buyers from across the upper Midwest gathered at the Baker Ranch north of Rapid City, SD, for the complete dispersal of the Baker Hereford Ranch cowherd. The years of working cattle and the land have taken a toll on managing partner brothers Jim and Jeff Baker, so with tired bodies and heavy hearts, the decision was made to disperse this great cowherd to the public.

The Ken Baker Hereford Ranch was founded shortly after Ken Baker returned to Ada, MN from his tour of duty in World War II. The foundation of this great herd of Line One cattle originated from the top Hereford breeders at the time in Texas, Oklahoma and Montana. They were some of the first Line One Hereford females to come to Minnesota and then, some of the first to be in South Dakota when Ken relocated the cattle operation north of Rapid City in 1975.

Embryo transfer (ET) has played an important part in the development of the herd since 1979. One thing has held true in the Ken Baker herd from the beginning – that being every herd sire used in the herd had to come from an outstanding cow and cow family.

As Jim Baker stated, “We have never selected for ‘a trait’ but rather for cattle that have the ability to make people money wherever they are used in the food chain. Hereford cattle have done that for us.”

The 2011 bull calf crop will sell on Feb. 12, 2012 at the ranch.

The top-selling herd bull was Sire E, KB L1 Domino 842U, a January 2008 son of KB L1 Domino 655 and out of the great Montana Miss 310 female. This thick, long bodied, moderate framed proven herd bull had EPDs of CE 2.2; BW 4.9; WW 47; YW 78; Milk 27; M&G 51; REA 0.44; Marb. -0.04; and CHB $22. Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, SD, won the hard fought bidding war at $22,000.

Selling at $20,000 was Sire D, CL 1 Domino 849U, a January 2008 son of CL 1 Domino 648S that sold to the partnership of Friedt Herefords, Mott, ND, and Boehnke Herefords, Kramer, ND. Another proven herd bull that was the Bakers selection at the Cooper Hereford sale. This bull posted EPDs of CE 3.9; BW 2.8; WW 71; YW 102; Milk 31; M&G 67; REA 0.35; Marb. -0.03; and CHB $33.

Dufer Herefords, Caddo, OK, selected Sire C, CL 1 Domino 7110T at $13,000. This January 2007 son of CL 1 Domino 590R is a curve bending heifer bull with EPDs of CE 7.0; BW 1.0; WW 66; YW 102; Milk 26; M&G 59; REA 0.18; Marb. 0.24; and CHB $30.

The top-selling female of the day was Lot 113, KB L1 Dominette 945W, a January 2009 daughter of HH Advance 5104R that was bred to KB L1 Domino 842U. She had a great bull calf at side that will sell in the February sale and has EPDs of CE -1.5; BW 3.3; WW 53; YW 82; Milk 34; M&G 60; REA 0.38; Marb. -0.02; and CHB $22. Vulture Acres, Enderline, ND, was the buyer at $19,000.

Bruce D. Anderson, Valley City, ND, selected Lot 88, KB L1 Dominette 879U at $17,500. This January 2008 daughter of JA L1 Domino 6002S posted EPDs of CE 0.0; BW 4.0; WW 58; YW 94; Milk 39; M&G 68; REA 0.22; Marb. 0.08; and CHB $27. Her 2011 bull calf will also sell in February.

Selling at $14,000 to Holden Herefords, Valier, MT, was Lot 49, Montana Miss 753T, a January 2007 daughter of CL 1 Domino 592R with EPDs of CE 2.6; BW 2.8; WW 50; YW 84; Milk 31; M&G 56; REA 0.10; Marb. 0.20; and CHB $25. Her 2011 heifer calf sired by CL1 Domino 7110T sold to Cooper Herefords, Willow Creek, MT, for $5,000.

Vulture Acres struck again on Lot 22, Montana Miss 626, a January 2006 of CL 1 Domino 9126J at $11,000. This proven donor cow has EPDs of CE 4.3; BW 1.6; WW 44; YW 74; Milk 37; M&G 59; REA 0.12; Marb. 0.12; and CHB $21. Her 2011 heifer calf sired by HH Advance 9016 sold to Giedd Hereford Ranch, Washburn, ND, for $4,000.

The Baker family has been building this herd of outstanding brood cows for 66 years and the opportunity of a lifetime to purchase this great herd in entirety was Sept. 23. Buyers from across the upper Midwest gathered at the Baker Ranch north of Rapid City, SD, for the complete dispersal of the Baker Hereford Ranch cowherd. The years of working cattle and the land have taken a toll on managing partner brothers Jim and Jeff Baker, so with tired bodies and heavy hearts, the decision was made to disperse this great cowherd to the public.

The Ken Baker Hereford Ranch was founded shortly after Ken Baker returned to Ada, MN from his tour of duty in World War II. The foundation of this great herd of Line One cattle originated from the top Hereford breeders at the time in Texas, Oklahoma and Montana. They were some of the first Line One Hereford females to come to Minnesota and then, some of the first to be in South Dakota when Ken relocated the cattle operation north of Rapid City in 1975.

Embryo transfer (ET) has played an important part in the development of the herd since 1979. One thing has held true in the Ken Baker herd from the beginning – that being every herd sire used in the herd had to come from an outstanding cow and cow family.

As Jim Baker stated, “We have never selected for ‘a trait’ but rather for cattle that have the ability to make people money wherever they are used in the food chain. Hereford cattle have done that for us.”

The 2011 bull calf crop will sell on Feb. 12, 2012 at the ranch.

The top-selling herd bull was Sire E, KB L1 Domino 842U, a January 2008 son of KB L1 Domino 655 and out of the great Montana Miss 310 female. This thick, long bodied, moderate framed proven herd bull had EPDs of CE 2.2; BW 4.9; WW 47; YW 78; Milk 27; M&G 51; REA 0.44; Marb. -0.04; and CHB $22. Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, SD, won the hard fought bidding war at $22,000.

Selling at $20,000 was Sire D, CL 1 Domino 849U, a January 2008 son of CL 1 Domino 648S that sold to the partnership of Friedt Herefords, Mott, ND, and Boehnke Herefords, Kramer, ND. Another proven herd bull that was the Bakers selection at the Cooper Hereford sale. This bull posted EPDs of CE 3.9; BW 2.8; WW 71; YW 102; Milk 31; M&G 67; REA 0.35; Marb. -0.03; and CHB $33.

Dufer Herefords, Caddo, OK, selected Sire C, CL 1 Domino 7110T at $13,000. This January 2007 son of CL 1 Domino 590R is a curve bending heifer bull with EPDs of CE 7.0; BW 1.0; WW 66; YW 102; Milk 26; M&G 59; REA 0.18; Marb. 0.24; and CHB $30.

The top-selling female of the day was Lot 113, KB L1 Dominette 945W, a January 2009 daughter of HH Advance 5104R that was bred to KB L1 Domino 842U. She had a great bull calf at side that will sell in the February sale and has EPDs of CE -1.5; BW 3.3; WW 53; YW 82; Milk 34; M&G 60; REA 0.38; Marb. -0.02; and CHB $22. Vulture Acres, Enderline, ND, was the buyer at $19,000.

Bruce D. Anderson, Valley City, ND, selected Lot 88, KB L1 Dominette 879U at $17,500. This January 2008 daughter of JA L1 Domino 6002S posted EPDs of CE 0.0; BW 4.0; WW 58; YW 94; Milk 39; M&G 68; REA 0.22; Marb. 0.08; and CHB $27. Her 2011 bull calf will also sell in February.

Selling at $14,000 to Holden Herefords, Valier, MT, was Lot 49, Montana Miss 753T, a January 2007 daughter of CL 1 Domino 592R with EPDs of CE 2.6; BW 2.8; WW 50; YW 84; Milk 31; M&G 56; REA 0.10; Marb. 0.20; and CHB $25. Her 2011 heifer calf sired by CL1 Domino 7110T sold to Cooper Herefords, Willow Creek, MT, for $5,000.

Vulture Acres struck again on Lot 22, Montana Miss 626, a January 2006 of CL 1 Domino 9126J at $11,000. This proven donor cow has EPDs of CE 4.3; BW 1.6; WW 44; YW 74; Milk 37; M&G 59; REA 0.12; Marb. 0.12; and CHB $21. Her 2011 heifer calf sired by HH Advance 9016 sold to Giedd Hereford Ranch, Washburn, ND, for $4,000.

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