SOPHA Annual Spring Sale

SOPHA Annual Spring
Sale Entry Form

Registration papers, fees and footnotes are due no later than February 21 each year. Make checks payable to the Switzerland of Ohio Polled Hereford Association, and mail to Rick VanFleet, SOPHA Secretary, 21989 State Rte. 78, Sarahsville, OH 43779.

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Sale location

Guernsey County Fairgrounds
Old Washington, Ohio

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SOPHA 44th Annual Spring Sale

The Switzerland of Ohio Polled Hereford Association will hold its 44th Annual Sale on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds in Old Washington, Ohio. Kevin Wendt will be the auctioneer. The sale features top quality cow-calf pairs, breeding age bulls, and premium show heifers.

Sale printed catalog requests

Printed sale catalogs are mailed to SOPHA members and interested breeders. If you would like a printed catalog, contact Rick VanFleet at 740.732.4783.

2022 Sale Consignors

Earl & Cynthia Arnholt (Oakridge Polled Herefords), Valley City, OH
Bar H Farms, Inc., (Don L. Hennon), Sewickley, PA
BT Cattle (Travis West), Albany, OH
Carpenter Farm, Barnesville, OH
Creek Bottom Farm (Jeff Johnson), Navarre, OH
Flat Stone Lick, Marianna, PA
Green Valley Farms, Sarahsville, OH
Handrosh Farms, Litchfield, OH
JRN Herefords (Josh Nussbaum), Big Prairie, OH
Keets Herefords, Berlin Heights, OH
L-B Livestock, Dover, OH
Emma Lewis, Litchfield, OH
Merry Meadows Farm, LLC, Jewett, OH
Brendan Midla, Marianna, PA
Painter Farms, Gandeeville, WV
Slone & Son (Jim Slone), Oak Hill, OH
Stonebroke Farms (Robert & Amber Bates), Coshocton, OH
Turner Hereford Farm, Clarington, OH
Twin Hills Farm, Apple Creek and Fresno, OH
Ralph E. Ullman & Son, Graysville, OH

Sale Terms

PAYMENT: Terms of sale are cash or check.

OWNERSHIP: Cattle are the property of the purchaser as soon as sold.

PAPERS: Registration certificates will be furnished for each animal sold. Calves born after the sale from the services of a non-owned sire will not be accompanied by an AI certificate.

BULL GUARANTEE: Bulls are guaranteed breeders if properly cared for, and not allowed to pasture breed until 18 months of age.

COW GUARANTEE: All females are guaranteed to be breeders. Females reported as bred are guaranteed to be safe in calf. Open heifers have not been served.

GUARANTEE: The cattle offered for sale are sold under the terms and guarantees recommended by the American Hereford Association with reference to health, freedom from defects, reproductive unsoundness and freedom from specific genetic unsoundness. Buyers are responsible for referencing the AHA website for current information regarding genetic abnormalities within the pedigrees listed in this catalog.

HEALTH: All cattle must have a certificate of vet inspection.

DISPUTED BIDS: The auctioneer will settle any disputes as to bids.

ADJUSTMENTS: All claims for adjustments must be made in writing within 6 months of sale. Any animal returned to the seller because it does not comply with the guarantee will be at the buyer’s cost of transportation. Animals of breeding age that fail to breed after 6 months trial may be returned to the seller’s farm, if in good condition. The seller reserves the right to try said animal for 6 months, and if the animal proves a breeder, to return it to the farm of the buyer. If the animal proves a nonbreeder, the purchase price will be refunded or another animal will be furnished at the buyer’s request.

MAIL BIDS: Those unable to attend the sale may send buying orders to the SOPHA secretary.

NOTICE: The guarantees and terms and conditions of sale shall constitute a contract between the seller and buyers of each lot. The Switzerland of Ohio Polled Hereford Association (SOPHA) assumes no liability, legal or otherwise. The owner is responsible for any statements or announcements regarding his consignment in the sale. All persons who attend the sale do so at their own risk. The SOPHA assumes no liability, legal or otherwise, for any accident which might occur.