Grandpa Gus Hueftle was a Herford breeder and his son Karl followed suit until he bought his first Red Angus bull from Sally Forbes in 1970. Karl and son Neil acquired additional cows and kept building the herd. At one point they sold bulls to Leachman Cattle Company in Billings, Mont., when extra sires were needed for a crossbreeding program designed for the King Ranch in southern Texas. Karl and Neil eventually became Leachman cooperators in the late 1980s. While they were affiliated with the hairpin brand, they produced a number of notable herd sires including Above and Beyond, Cheyenne, Gravity and Jewel Maker.
Neil & his wife Anita began selling bulls independently under the HX brand in Nebraska in 2004. Neil's parents,.Karl and Janice joined them a few years later.
The HXC Annual Bull Sale, now held each year on the second Friday in March, is held south of Cozad. Join us in person, over the phone, or through DVAUCTION to purchase Red Angus and Red Angus/Simmental Hybrid bulls.