July 15, 2014
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Setting an Example, Richardson McClung Ranch
Murl and Lucian Richardson recognized as 2014 Honorary Angus Foundation inductees
Murl and Lucian Richardson of Richardson McClung Ranch, Fort Worth, Texas, have been supporters of Angus youth for many years through the Angus Foundation and their home state of Texas. Through their generous contributions to the Texas Challenge and major gifts each year, the Richardsons have been role models for other Angus breeders in Texas and across the nation with their charitable giving.
To honor the Richardsons, the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) chose to induct them into the Honorary Angus Foundation during the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Indianapolis, Ind.
“Recognized this past November for achieving the Lifetime Angus Patron giving level, Murl and Lucian’s unrestricted giving to the Angus Foundation has played a crucial role in our ability to award general undergraduate and graduate scholarships each year,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president.
Murl became involved in the Angus breed when he and Lucian started dating more than 60 years ago. He learned the business through Lucian’s father at the McClung Ranch, which operated at the time in southern Oklahoma and central Texas. The ranch, just west of Fort Worth in Rising Star, Texas, is currently home to 400 Angus cows.
“Murl and Lucian are, without a doubt, two of the nicest, most genuine people I've had the privilege of getting to know,” says Radale Tiner, American Angus Association® regional manager for Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana. “Since becoming the regional manager, I've had the opportunity to get to know them better. After meeting them, you soon realize they are passionate about family, friends and Angus cattle.”
In 1985, the NJAA Board of Directors established the Honorary Angus Foundation to recognize and thank those who have shown incredible support of Angus youth. Seven Angus breeders were honored as the first inductees, and each year the NJAA honors a maximum of three individuals. Any member of the American Angus Association is eligible to nominate individuals or organizations for the Honorary Angus Foundation. A complete list of members can be found online.
About the 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. Explore how the Angus breed impacts every sector of the cattle business – from the feedlot to the meatcase – during the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show. Hosted by the American Angus Association, the event takes place Nov. 4-6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Participants will hear from top-flight speakers, conduct Association business, visit the trade show featuring allied industry partners and have the opportunity to attend the Angus University.
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. For more information about Angus cattle and the 2014 convention, visit www.ANGUS.org.