‘Angus Night on the Mountain’ Earns a Record $91,400

Jan. 15, 2016




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‘Angus Night on the Mountain’ Earns a Record $91,400

An evening event at Spruce Mountain Ranch raises generous funds for the Angus Foundation and 2016 National Junior Angus Show


More than 500 Angus breeders and friends gathered at Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Colo., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, for Angus Night on the Mountain during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS). Eleven packages and one raffle item generated more than $91,400 in gross proceeds — a record for this fifth annual event — for the Angus Foundation to benefit its mission to support Angus education, youth and research, as well as two packages raising funds for the 2016 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Grand Island, Neb.

“Event hosts and underwriters Tom and Lois Ames of Spruce Mountain Ranch enable the Angus Foundation to provide guests an enjoyable evening to socialize with fellow Angus breeders, purchase Angus genetics, while simultaneously raising money for Angus youth and our organization,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Without the Ames’ help and that of all of our package donors and buyers, we would not be able to raise these levels of funds that will impact the Angus Foundation’s initiatives to advance the future of our breed.”

Packages offered to benefit the Angus Foundation were:


In addition to the packages sold on behalf of the Angus Foundation, two items were offered in support of the 2016 NJAS and host states, the Nebraska and South Dakota Angus Association. The original artwork, The Good Life, donated by artist Amanda Raithel, and the No. 1 artist proof contributed $9,500 to the upcoming NJAS. The original was purchased for $5,000 by Herbster Angus Farms, Falls City, Neb., and the No. 1 print was purchased for $4,500 by Cotton and Associates, Howell, Mich.

The evening also included several featured lots on display and up for auction from Spruce Mountain Ranch’s top Angus genetics and guest consignor Black Gold Genetics of Robinson, Ill. The National Junior Angus Board (NJAB) hosted a raffle where James Coffey of Branch View Angus, Hustonville, Ky., won a personalized engraved 12-inch (in.) x 12-in. granite paver in the new Building an Angus Legacy entrance walkway at the American Angus Association headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

Assisting the Angus Foundation in event management is Larry Cotton and his team at Cotton & Associates. Those working the ring were Terry Cotton and Jay Nordhausen, Angus Journal; Alan Sears, Western Ag Reporter; Jim Gies, Western Livestock Journal; and Juston Stelzer and Delvin Heldermon.

For more information about the Angus Foundation or the event, contact Jenkins at 816-383-5100 or


About Angus Foundation

Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.

To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit


Written by Jena McRell, Angus Media.


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