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Cooper Hereford Ranch & Holden Herefords 2012 Production sales

Jay George

Cooper Hereford Ranch and Holden Herefords of Montana are well recognized as beef industry seedstock leaders. Performance pioneers Jack Cooper and Les Holden established these respective programs in 1946 with Advance Domino foundation Line 1 stock from the Ft. Keogh Range Station, Miles City, MT. Basing their breeding selections from the beginning upon objective evaluation, these Line 1 Herefords are the longest production-tested genepool in the beef cattle world.

For 65 years, these two herds have been built upon the principles of performance testing, linebreeding, balanced trait selection and building upon generations of elite maternal families. Their Hereford breed leadership is documented by the dominance of CL1 Domino and HH Advance bulls in the American Hereford Sire Summary; their impact in breeder cowherds across the country; and the thousands of Hereford-influenced commercial cattle throughout the industry that are infused with Line 1 blood.

Jack Holden and Mark Cooper presented their 46th annual production sales on successive days at the respective ranch headquarters located at Valier and Willow Creek, MT. The two-day event drew cattlemen from 25 states across the U.S. to evaluate the powerful bull and female offerings. Performance numbers on the entire lot reflected the breeding focus – moderate birthweight, high growth, breed-leading maternal and high carcass value.

These were landmark sales. Both averaged over $10,000 as breeders and ranchers stepped forth to invest in the proven performance, predictable genetics, quality and herd building power that comes with Cooper and Holden Line 1 Herefords. While breeder caliber sire prospects drove the top of the market, commercial ranchers found many standout bulls in their price range clear through the sale orders. Final stats stand as testimony to the long commitment to objective performance evaluation and the great cowherds that are the warranty behind the Cooper and Holden brands.

The top-selling bull brought $160,000 (three-quarter interest). CL1 Domino 105Y, a January 2011 son of CL1 Domino 929W, was purchased by LeForce Herefords, Pond Creek, OK; Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, ID; and Pedretti Herefords, El Nido, CA.

CL1 Domino 144Y, a January 2011 son of CL1 Domino 994W, sold to Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, MT and Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, NE for $55,000 (three-quarter interest).

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CL1 Domino 1108Y, a January 2011 son of CL1 Domino 9105W, sold to B&D Herefords, Claflin, KS for $40,000 (three-quarter interest).

CL1 Domino 186Y, a January 2011 son of CL1 Domino 9105W, sold to Coleman Herefords, Westcliffe, CO. and Oleen Bros., Dwight, KS for $32,500 (three-quarter interest).

CL1 Domino 173Y, a January 2011 son of CL1 Domino 9105W, sold to Sidwell Herefords, Carr, CO for $17,500.

CL1 Domino 1131Y, a January 2011 son of CL1 Domino 955W, sold to B&D Herefords for $16,000.

Three bulls sold for $15,000 each:

CL1 Domino 110Y, a January 2011 son of GB L1 Domino 175E, sold to Middleswarth Herefords, Henry, NE.

CL1 Domino 153Y, a January 2011 son of CL1 Domino 929W, sold to Brillhart Herefords, Musselshell, MT.

CL1 Domino 1115Y, a January 2011 son of CL1 Domino 860U, sold to Helbling Herefords, Mandan, ND.

The top-selling cow was CL1 Dominette 606S, a 2006 daughter of HH Advance 3113N. She sold to Flying S, Pulaxy, TX, for $16,000.

CL1 Dominette 777T, a 2007 daughter of CL1 Domino 4102P, sold to Whispering Pines Farm, Kimball, MN for $13,500.

The top heifer calf was CL1 Dominette 161Y, a January 2011 daughter of GB L1 Domino 175E. She sold to Loehr Hereford Farm, Peoria, IL for $12,000

CL1 Dominette 1177Y, a January 2011 daughter of CL1 Domino 955W, sold to Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, MT, for $11,000.

The top-selling bull was HH Advance 1098Y, a January 2011 son of HH Advance 8050U. He sold to Flying S Ranch, Paluxy, TX and Harrison Cattle Co., Arapaho, OK, for $102,000 (three-quarter interest).

HH Advance 1117Y, a January 2011 son of HH Advance 8050U, sold to VanNewkirk Herefords, Oshkosh, NE, for $37,500.

Three bulls sold for $27,500 each:

HH Advance 1087Y, a January 2011 son of HH Advance 8050U, sold to Cooper Hereford Ranch.

HH Advance 1173Y, a January 2011 son of HH Advance 7034T, sold to Rocking Chair Ranch, Ft. McKavett. TX and Baumgarten Cattle Co., Belfield, ND.

HH Advance 1014Y, a January 2011 son of HH Advance 9144W, sold to P&R Herefords, Leedey, OK (three-quarter interest).

HH Advance 1122Y, a January 2011 son of HH Advance 8050U, sold to Upstream Ranch, Taylor, NE, for $25,000.

Two bulls sold for $20,00 each:

HH Advance 1003Y, a January 2011 son of HH Advance 8050U, sold to The Poplars Ranch, Silver Lake, OR (three-quarter interest).

HH Advance 1054Y, a January 2011 son of HH Advance 8203U, sold to Nunnally Farms, Monroe, GA.

Two bull sold for $18,00 each:

HH Advance 1038Y, a January 2011 son of HH Advance 8050U, sold to Baker Hereford Ranch, Rapid City, SD (three-quarter interest).

HH Advance 1174Y, a January 2011 son of HH Advance 7034T, sold to B&D Herefords, Claflin, KS.

The Pick-of-the-Herd of Holden’s replacement heifers sold to Dennis Schock, Ft. Worth, TX, for $20,000.

The top heifer calf was HH Miss Advance 1099Y, a January 2011 daughter of L1 Domino 08469. She sold to Don Weaver, Big Sandy, MT for $8,250.

HH Miss Advance 1158Y, a January 2011 daughter of HH Advance 8050U, sold to Barber Livestock Farm, Elwood, IN, for $8,000.