February 9, 2022
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Cutline: Casey Jentz taking a bid during a sale at the 2022 Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City.
Heifer pregnancies raise $56,500 for Angus Foundation
Pregnancies sold at Cattlemen’s Congress and National Western Stock Show raise funds to support Angus Foundation’s mission.
The Angus Foundation kicked off 2022 with outstanding support in the month of January. In addition to the sale of the 2022 Angus Foundation Heifer Package and hosting the second annual Oklahoma Stars event, four heifer pregnancies were sold to support the Angus Foundation. Featured in sales hosted at the Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City and the National Western Stock Show in Denver, the pregnancies raised a combined $56,500 to benefit the Angus Fund, which provides unrestricted support allowing the Angus Foundation to fulfill its mission of youth, education and research.
“The sale of these pregnancies will make a long-lasting impact within the Angus breed,” said Thomas Marten, Angus Foundation executive director. “The generosity of these donors, buyers, bidders and sale managers has helped ensure new opportunities for the future.”
The Angus Fund allows the Angus Foundation to support a diverse set of efforts focused on advancing the breed and providing enriching experiences to youth. Academic scholarships, leadership conferences, cutting-edge research and funding for the National Junior Angus Board are among the many programs sustained by the Angus Fund. Upcoming events funded by the Angus Foundation include the Angus Women Connected Conference, hosted by the American Angus Auxiliary, March 23-25 in Excelsior Springs, Mo. and the National Junior Angus Association’s Raising the Bar leadership conference, March 31-April 3 in Lubbock, Texas.
Bases Loaded Sale, Jan. 4, Oklahoma City
Donated by: Zybach Ranch, Briscoe, Texas
Purchased by: Wilks Ranch, Cisco, Texas, for $20,000
Sire: SG Salvation, Reg. 19559741
Dam: ACC Barbara 7603, Reg. 18950182
Managed by: Cotton & Associates
Denim and Diamonds Sale, Jan. 5, Oklahoma City
Donated by: Wall Street Cattle Company, Lebanon, Mo.
Purchased by: Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla., for $8,500
Sire: G A R Home Town, Reg. 19266718
Dam: Welytok Prophet Erianna 4B5, Reg. 17797060
Managed by: Matt C. Sims Auction Incorporated
Angus at the Congress Sale, Jan. 6, Oklahoma City
Donated by: Schiefelbein Farms, Kimball, Minn.
Purchased by: McCurry Brothers, Sedgwick, Kan., for $8,000
Sire: Schiefelbein Showman 338, Reg. 19260249
Dam: Frosty Elba 2928, Reg. 19271413
Managed by: Rance Long, Inc.
Foundation Angus Sale at the National Western Stock Show (sponsored by the Colorado Angus Association), Jan. 13, Denver
Donated by: Woodhill Farms, Viroqua, Wis.
Purchased by: Belle Point Ranch, Fort Smith, Ark., for $20,000
Sire: Connealy Clarity, Reg. 19555171
Dam: Woodhill Evergreen A43-F039, Reg. 19194501
Managed by: Matt Macfarlane Marketing and Dave Mullins
About the 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 distributed more than $3.9 million in youth scholarships since 1998 and has also invested more than $1.3 million in beef cattle research in the past decade.
For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by more than 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit www.angus.org.