HEREFORD BULL SALE
Selling 130 long yearling Hereford bulls + 30 Angus bulls
October 1, 2005  •  Wagon Mound, NM

General Sale Information

Sale Date and Time: Saturday, October 1, 2005, 12:30 p.m., MDT

Location: Harper Cattle Ranch, one mile east of Wagon Mound, New Mexico, on Highway 120 (heading toward Roy, New Mexico) then turn north (left) at Harper Cattle sign to ranch.

Sale Day Phones: 505-666-2655, 505-447-4034.

Contact Information: Ranch: 505-666-2655
Jeff Cole: 505-447-4034
Ken Ochs: 719-635-2884, Cell 719-332-3639
Phone bids may be made to Jeff Cole at these numbers or to media representatives at the sale.

Commercial Air Service: Colorado Springs, CO (three hours north), Albuquerque, NM (two hours south), Amarillo, TX (three hours east). Private planes can use Raton, NM Airport or Las Vegas, NM Airport.

Accommodations: Wagon Mound has no motels. Numerous motels are available in Las Vegas, NM (45 miles south on I-25) and Raton, NM (60 miles north on I-25). We have blocked rooms at the following motels: It will be necessary that you identify yourself as a visitor to the Harper Sale in order for you to get a room and the special discount.
Comfort Inn at Las Vegas, NM: 505-425-1100
Holiday Inn Express at Raton, NM: 505-445-1500

Terms: Payment in full at the time of sale. If you require special credit arrangements to accommodate your operation, please contact us prior to sale day.

Liability: Everyone attending this sale does so at his own risk. Bidder Numbers: We ask that each prospective bidder get a bidder’s card at our sale. We will identify buyers by number.

Delivery: Free delivery in New Mexico and adjoining states, then at cost.

Brand Inspection: A Brand Inspector will be present at the sale and inspection fees will be paid by seller.

Health: All animals are eligible for shipment anywhere in the U.S. and for export to Canada. Prospective buyers from foreign destinations, please make prior determination inquiry with your own veterinarian or with Harper Cattle. IF YOU PLAN TO PERSONALLY TRANSPORT YOUR PURCHASED ANIMALS OUT OF STATE AT SALE TIME, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR VET AS TO ANY SPECIAL TESTS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED. Please let us know of your special requirements.

Guarantee: We guarantee each bull to be a fertile breeder. We further guarantee each buyer against loss of purchased animals from death, injury or debilitation for one season of use. Should such loss occur, we will return the purchase price less the salvage value (to be imputed in the event of death.)

Pre-Sale Barbecue: Please join us Friday evening, September 30, 2005, at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails, dinner and dance at the ranch. Please be our guests for lunch before the sale at 11:00 am and refreshments afterwards. Food will be by last year’s chuck wagon crew.

Announcements: Announcements from the sale ring stand take precedence over and replace previous or cataloged information.

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Selling 130 Hereford Bulls
and 30 Angus Bulls

Each bull has been fertility-tested and evaluated prior to the sale and administered Dectomax. Truman Smith, DVM, Mesa Vista Animal Hospital, Raton, NM, has provided services for Harper for several years and has personal knowledge of the general health and condition of our herd. Please feel free to ask him any questions relating to his services to our herd; you can expect straight answers from him. These animals will meet all requirements for shipment by us anywhere in the U.S. We believe they qualify for other destinations depending on their testing requirements.

All bulls recently underwent PAP (Pulmonary Artery Pressure) tests administered by Tim Holt, DVM, of Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. It has been established that a definite correlation exists between high-pressure reading under this test and the propensity for  incidence of brisket disease, both in the tested animal, and its offspring. Brisket disease is one of the most serious problems in high altitude mountain grazing operations, and we were among the first registered operations to institute testing on every bull we sell in an effort to assist our buyers in eradicating this problem. Bulls with a PAP measurement of 50 or below are guaranteed against brisket disease at any elevation. Bulls with a PAP measurement of 51 or above are guaranteed against brisket disease at elevations of 5,500 feet or below. Please make your purchases accordingly. Final weights and PAP measurements of sale bulls will be available day of sale.

 

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