Market females through National Western Stock Show Heifer Mart
Angus cattle producers can now participate in a new marketing opportunity for purebred cattle during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo., held Jan. 11-26, 2014. Cattlemen can enter groups of three to ten head of either heifer calves or bred yearlings into the NWSS Heifer Mart.
Entries are due by Jan. 3, 2014. Fees are $100 per head and are due at the time of entry. Pedigree, breeding and other pertinent information will also be due at the time of entry.
These females are on display with the intention of selling them by private treaty or for breeders to have an opportunity to display their breeding program as part of their overall marketing program. The Heifer Mart provides the forum for displaying a breeders program, as well as the opportunity for buyers to view and purchase groups of cattle from breeders they may not have had the chance to personally visit in the past. There will not be a show associated with these cattle.
Similar to the NWSS Herd Sire displays, reservations for a spot in the Heifer Mart will be on a first-come first-serve basis. The Heifer Mart will accommodate cattle by breed during the same time periods that each respective breed arrives and is released from the Yards. These schedules can either be found in the Premium Book or online at http://www.nationalwestern.com in the Livestock section of the webpage.
Exhibitors will be responsible for their own bedding and it must be purchased through the NWSS Feed and Bedding Supply office in the Yards.
For more information, please contact the NWSS livestock office at 303-299-5559.
–American Angus Assoc.
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