TOPEKA, Kan. — Proceeds from specified lots at several auction market and production sales will help the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF) assist ranchers affected by recent wildfires across the state. Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Sales will be selling a Charolais bull donated by Fink Beef Genetics near Randolph in a rollover auction March 21. Cherokee Livestock Sales in Oklahoma will be selling two heifers March 22, with the proceeds from one going to KLF and the other to help ranchers in their state. A steer donated by Neal and Marya Haverkamp of Bern will sell in a progressive auction March 23 at Marysville Livestock Auction. Pratt Livestock also will be holding a benefit auction March 23.
Springhill Herefords and Alcove Cattle Company, both of Blue Rapids, will contribute 5% of all bull sales from their On Target Bull sale March 18. Customers can match the 5% or donate more, if they so choose. The sale catalog can be viewed at www.springhillherefords.com.
Kratzer Show Goats will donate the proceeds from a purebred boar doe to sell in their production sale March 18 in Ulysses. More information on the doe can be found on the Kratzer Show Goats Facebook page.
Hinkson Angus Ranch of Cottonwood Falls will donate the proceeds from a 3-year-old commercial cow-calf pair to sell during their annual production sale March 21. The pair will sell as Lot 130. To view the sale catalog, visit www.hinksonangus.com.
McCabe Genetics of Elk City will be donating 25% of the proceeds of two bulls selling in their annual bull and commercial female sale March 23. The bulls well sell as Lot 1 and Lot 192. Both bulls can be viewed on videos at www.mccabegenetics.com.
Proceeds from the sale of an open Angus heifer will be donated by Black Velvet Cattle. The heifer will sell as Lot 84 during the ranch’s annual production sale March 28 at Mankato Livestock Commission. A sale catalog can be found at www.blackvelvetcattle.com.
A registered Hereford bull donated by Sandhill Farms of Haviland will sell March 31 during their annual bull and female sale. The bull will sale as Lot 62. The sale catalog can be viewed at www.sandhillfarms.com.
For those who cannot attend these cattle production sales, but would like to place a bid, call KLA’s Stephen Russell at (785) 458-2650. There will be an opportunity to add on donation dollars after each sale.
Cash contributions, either through auctions benefitting KLF or direct donations to the foundation, are tax-deductible. To donate, go to www.kla.org/donationform.aspx or send checks to KLF, 6031 SW 37th Street, Topeka, KS 66614. Every dollar collected will go to ranchers in affected areas.
— Kansas Livestock Association
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