April 16, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Carrie Heitman, communications coordinator, 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Cortney Hill-Dukehart-Cates, American Angus Auxiliary president, at 410-707-0267 or email@example.com
American Angus Auxiliary Hosts Heifer Auction
The elite bred-heifer EXAR Rita 5681 will sell to benefit Angus youth.
The Angus breed is more than cattle. It’s a community of people committed to the same thing — raising high-quality food for the world. And it’s the hard-working women of the American Angus Auxiliary that help tie the business together.
This year, the Auxiliary continues is annual tradition of selling an Angus heifer to support educational programs for Angus youth. The 2013 endowment heifer auction will take place June 16 during the All-American Angus Breeders’ Futurity luncheon banquet, which is held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.
“The Auxiliary works hard to give our Angus youth opportunities they deserve, and that effort starts with fundraisers such as the Auxiliary heifer auction,” says Auxiliary President Cortney Hill-Dukehart-Cates. “We believe this female will be a fantastic addition to any operation, and our junior members will benefit greatly from the financial support.”
The sale will present bred-heifer EXAR Rita 5681 from Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla. The October 2011 daughter of Connealy Consensus 7229 offers a long line of top-quality genetics including G A R EXT 614, a female whose progeny have broken several individual sale records in the Angus breed history. The bred-heifer is examined safe to calve Aug. 2, 2013, to EXAR UPSHOT 0562B.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Auxiliary’s scholarship and awards endowments held in the Angus Foundation, which are: 10 Auxiliary scholarships; the Crystal, Grote and Spader Awards; the Silver Pitcher Award; the Miss American Angus contest; the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off contest; and the National Showmanship Awards. The awards and scholarships are presented annually during the 2013 National Junior Angus Show, held July 5-11 in Kansas City, Mo.
"It's truly a pleasure each year for the Angus Foundation to join the American Angus Auxiliary in raising funds for Angus youth through their ‘Continuing the Tradition’ charity auction at the All-American Breeders Futurity,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “This commitment to helping Angus youth is likewise, held strongly by long-time supporter of Angus youth in Bob Funk of Express Ranches who is donating this year's heifer to help the Auxiliary provide for the next generation."
For more information on the heifer auction or EXAR Rita 5681, visit the Auxiliary website at www.angusauxiliary.com. Absentee and phone bidding is available, to participate please contact Cortney Hill-Dukehart Cates (410) 707-0267.
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 nearly 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.