July 1, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Carrie Horsley, Angus Foundation director of marketing and public relations, at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com
SAV Emblynette 5368 to Sell as 2016 Angus Foundation Heifer
Schaff Angus Valley donates the 2016 Angus Foundation Heifer Package.
The Angus Foundation is proud to announce Schaff Angus Valley, Saint Anthony, N.D., as the donor of the Angus Foundation Heifer Package to be auctioned off at the 2016 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo. Proceeds from the sale of this female benefit the Angus Foundation’s mission to support education, youth and research.
The chosen female, SAV Emblynette 5368 (AAA Registration No. 18141862), is true foundation material and has been selected for her individual quality and maternal excellence. Stacking the time-tested Emblynette family on both sides of her pedigree, she is fortified with ten generations of a prolific cow family that was established at SAV in 1946. She is the one-of-a-kind natural daughter of the elite fifth-generation Pathfinder, SAV Emblynette 5483, who records a weaning ratio of 104 on seven calves and has earned a stellar production record, while her Pathfinder grandam remains productive in the SAV program at 18 years of age.
“It is a pleasure and honor to contribute to the great work of the Angus Foundation that supports the Angus breed,” says Kelly Schaff. “Angus has been, and continues to be, the sole livelihood of our family.”
Her popular full brother, SAV International 2020, is the $400,000 top-selling bull of the breed in 2013 and sired the lead-off sire group in the record-setting 2015 SAV sale, where 47 International progeny averaged $24,521 per head. International currently ranks among one of the most popular and widely-used sires to surface from the SAV program.
“Being able to offer an elite Angus female from a nationally-recognized program, Schaff Angus Valley, is truly an honor for the Angus Foundation,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “We are humbled by their passion for helping our organization make a difference in the lives of our Angus youth through the scholarships, leadership training and educational opportunities made possible by the sale of this SAV Angus female.”
Schaff Angus Valley was homesteaded in 1902 and is owned by Kelly and Martie Jo Schaff, along with their daughters, Kelsie and Kourtney, who are the fifth generation on the ranch. Schaff Angus Valley has hosted 112 production sales of registered-Angus cattle and has evolved into one of the largest and most recognized seedstock nurseries in the world.
For more information about the Angus Foundation or the sale of the annual heifer package, contact Jenkins at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Angus Foundation
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 Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of 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’s programs and services, visit www.ANGUS.org.