FORT WORTH, TEXAS, January 22, 2017 – Spring is around the corner and ranchers needing replacement females for green pastures need to look no further than the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Heifers from outstanding breeding programs from across the Southwest will be sold at the 48th annual Commercial Hereford Heifer Sale and the 30th annual Southwestern Exposition Invitational Commercial Heifer Sale.
Held in the Richardson-Bass Building on the Stock Show grounds, sale cattle will be exhibited in the building’s cattle pens and sold in the West Arena. Collectively, both sales will offer nearly 1,000, ranch ready replacement females.
Commercial Hereford Sale – 1 p.m., Sunday, January 29. More than 300 Hereford and black white-faced heifers will be offered at this sale managed by the Texas Hereford Association. Consigning ranches will compete in the Pen of Commercial Hereford Heifer Show prior to the sale for approximately $8,400 in premiums. The “Heritage Pen” will, again, be sold with proceeds benefitting the association. Heritage Pen cattle are donated by distinguished Texas Hereford breeders representing decades of genetic improvement.
Southwestern Exposition Invitational Commercial Heifer Sale – 3:30 p.m., Saturday, February 4. A collection of replacement females equaling the quality of heifers offered at this sale is rarely matched. Ranches will bring approximately 600 bred heifers and cow/calf pairs to be shown and sold in three divisions: Brahman/Cross; Exotic/Cross; and English/Cross. The females must adhere to a health vaccination protocol and be between 18 months and 3 years of age. Consigning ranches will have competed for $14,000 in premiums the day before the sale.
For more information on these sales contact sale managers: Commercial Hereford Heifers – Jack Chastain (817) 831-3161; and Invitational Commercial Heifers – Robbie Schacher (817) 219-0102.
Twenty-three days of fun-filled entertainment is on tap now through February 4 at the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Get your tickets today and enjoy a fun-filled western heritage experience. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.fwssr.com. Ordering tickets is also made easy by calling (817) 877-2420. Get ready for Prime Time – get out to the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.