Nearly $48,000 in Gross Proceeds Raised for the Angus Foundation and 2012 National Junior Angus Show

Jan. 13, 2012




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Katie Allen, Angus Foundation marketing and public relations assistant, at 816-383-5100 or; or

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Nearly $48,000 in Gross Proceeds Raised for the Angus Foundation and 2012 National Junior Angus Show

“Angus Night on the Mountain,” hosted by Tom and Lois Ames of Spruce Mountain Ranch, Larkspur, Colo., was held Jan. 11, 2012.


Seven exclusive packages, an elite heifer pregnancy and a raffle generated nearly $48,000 in gross proceeds for the Angus Foundation’s education, youth and research efforts and the 2012 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), set for July 15-21 in Louisville, Ky.


“Angus Night on the Mountain,” a fundraising event to benefit the Angus Foundation and 2012 NJAS, was hosted and underwritten by Tom and Lois Ames at their beautiful Spruce Mountain Ranch, Larkspur, Colo., on Jan. 11. The event was held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver.


The exclusive packages offered to benefit the Angus Foundation included:


·         Advanced Reproductive Technology Package, donated by Trans Ova Genetics and Bovance, purchased for $5,300 by Canadian-based Soo Line Cattle Company.


·         2012 Angus Foundation Golf Tournament Event Sponsorship, donated by the Angus Foundation, purchased for $3,500 by Ames Construction and the Terry Stade Family of Terry Stade Farms Inc., Minn.


·         A Getaway Trip to Scenic Arkansas, donated by Sen. Percy and Donna Malone of Malone Supreme Angus, Ark., purchased for $1,800 by Bill Davis and Leo McDonnell, Mont.


·         A Breathtaking Arizona Getaway, donated by Bob and Lisa Norton of Biozyme Inc., Mo., purchased by Dixon Land and Cattle, Okla., for $2,500. Prior to this final purchase, Spruce Mountain Ranch, Colo.; Sam Johnson, Ohio; and Buford Ranch, Texas, purchased this package and donated it back for re-auction to add another $8,000 in donations to the Angus Foundation.


·         West Tennessee Outdoors Experience, donated by Kathy and Scott Ledbetter and Linda and Frank Smith of Lone Oaks Farm, Tenn., purchased for $1,700 by Kiamichi Link Ranch, Okla. Prior to this final purchase, Buford Ranch, Texas, bought the package for $1,900 and donated it back for re-auction.


·         New Mexico Antelope Hunt, donated by Express UU Bar Ranch LLC, N.M., purchased by Sam Johnson, Ohio, for $5,500.


·         Cruise for Two on Carnival Cruise Lines, donated by Cotter Travel Associates, Mo., and the Angus Foundation, purchased for $4,250 by Stillwater Angus, N.Y.


Gary Taylor, Tenn., had the $11,500 winning bid on an elite heifer pregnancy package to support the 2012 NJAS. Gardiner Angus Ranch, Kan., donated the elite heifer pregnancy from the multi-trait feature of the Gardiner Angus two-year-olds, New Design 1779, sired by the popular ABS roster member Daybreak. The donor dam of this pregnancy blends the multi-trait leading sire, New Design 5050 with the featured donor in the Southern Cattle Company program, Objective 1067.


A silver cuff bracelet donated by Gist Silversmiths, Calif., was raffled during the event and raised nearly $2,000 for the Angus Foundation. Jessica Sawyer, Neb., won the Angus bracelet.


“‘Angus Night on the Mountain’ was another fundraising success for the Angus Foundation because of the steadfast commitment and dedication our Angus breeders and friends have to helping our organization advance the Angus breed through education, youth and research,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “A special thank you is to be given to our wonderful hosts, Tom and Lois Ames of Spruce Mountain Ranch, their family and outstanding professional staff, our National Junior Angus Association directors, generous donors and buyers of our live auction items, along with Cotton & Associates who have helped coordinate this fun and enjoyable activity. We will always owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who helped with this event.”


Assisting the Angus Foundation in event management was Larry Cotton and his team at Cotton & Associates. Larry and Ryan Cotton served as event co-emcees. Steve Dorran was the auctioneer for the evening, and he was assisted by ringmen Terry Cotton, Matt Printz, Alan Sears, Jim Gies, Justin Stelzer and Delvin Heldermon.


The Angus Foundation was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the American Angus Association® at 816-383-5100 or go to



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