Aug. 15, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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2015 Angus Foundation Heifer Announced
44 Ruby 3839 of 44 Farms will sell to support Angus education, youth and research
In generous support to the Angus Foundation and its mission, 44 Farms of Cameron, Texas, has selected an elite female, 44 Ruby 3839, for the 2015 Angus Foundation Heifer Sale at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo. The fundraiser takes place Jan. 14, 2015, at the Beef Palace Auction Arena during the NWSS, and will benefit the Angus Foundation’s efforts to support education, youth and research.
“44 Farms’ commitment of the elite Angus female, Ruby 3839, to headline our 2015 Angus Foundation Heifer Package is exciting for the Angus Foundation,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Bob and Dana McClaren are long-time supporters and we are humbled to benefit from their continued philanthropy and support of our organization.”
The chosen female, 44 Ruby 3839 (AAA Registration No. 17682470) was born Nov. 20, 2013, and is a top selection of the fall yearlings from 44 Farms’ program. She combines the proven multi-trait sire and breed’s No. 3 dollar-beef ($B) proven sire, Ten X, with a second-generation 44 Farms, Ruby, Ruby X821.
Ruby 3839 currently ranks No. 57 among all non-parent females in the breed for $B and places among top 1% of non-parent females for yearling weight, marbling, feedlot value, grid value, quality grade value and $B, while also placing among the top 3% for weaning weight, the top 10% for weaned calf value and the top 15% for rib eye area.
Maternal sisters to the dam of this great donor prospect headlined the 44 Farm’s 2013 sale including: Ruby 2225, the $51,000 selection of Pine View Farms; Ruby 2355, the $26,000 selection of Greenwood Farms; and Ruby 2428 selected by Pollard Farms for $23,000.
Breeding information, once confirmed, will be posted to the website, www.angusfoudation.org. Please contact Doug Slattery, 44 Farms chief operating officer, at 979-451-2003, or Jenkins at 816-383-5100 for additional information about the female.
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. 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.