January 20, 2011
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Briarwood Angus Farm Purchases the 2011 Angus Foundation Heifer Package
Dr. Curtis and Ann Long, owners of Briarwood Angus Farm of Butler, Mo., bid $50,000 on Jan. 12 to purchase the 2011 Angus Foundation Heifer Package, donated by Camron “Cam” Cooper, owner of the Talon Ranch of Twin Bridges, Mont. More than $1.4 million has been raised from this Angus Foundation fundraising activity since its inception in 1980.
The heifer package was auctioned during the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo., with all proceeds benefiting the Angus Foundation, the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Angus Association® that funds and supports programs involving education, youth and research in the Angus breed and agricultural industry. David and Mary Ann McMahon of Belle Point Ranch, Fort Smith, Ark., were the contending bidders.
TR Barbara Perfection 9711 was chosen to represent the Talon Ranch breeding program and is a daughter of the popular Sitz Upward 307R.
In addition to the heifer package, Briarwood Angus Farm will receive 30 days of free insurance from American Live Stock Insurance Co., Geneva, Ill.; free transportation to the buyer’s ranch provided by Lathrop Livestock Transportation, Dundee, Ill.; and an Advanced Reproductive Technology Package from Trans Ova Genetics, Sioux Center, Iowa.
“We are honored by the generosity shown by both Cam Cooper and Dr. Curtis and Ann Long in the donation and purchase of this outstanding female package,” said Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “We are humbled by their charitable and unselfish endorsement of the importance of raising funds for education, youth and research for the benefit of the Angus breed. One can only be inspired by the generosity of these Angus breeders.
“I’d also like to extend a special thank you to American Live Stock Insurance, Lathrop Livestock Transportation and Trans Ova Genetics for the generous contributions they made to the successful sale of this year’s heifer package.”
Funds generated by the sale of the heifer package will help advance the Angus Foundation’s first capital campaign, Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus, which aims to raise $11 million by Dec. 31, 2011, to further support the Foundation’s education, youth and research efforts. To date, more than $6.9 million has been committed to the campaign through outright cash gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments.
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