A Denver Tradition: Angus Foundation Heifer Package

Dec. 14, 2015




For more information contact:
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or



A Denver Tradition: Angus Foundation Heifer Package

SAV Emblynette 5368, donated by Schaff Angus Valley, sells Jan. 13, 2016.


The Angus Foundation offers an elite Angus female each year during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo. The organization is grateful to Schaff Angus Valley, Saint Anthony, N.D., for their support as the donor of the 2016 Angus Foundation Heifer.

The chosen female, SAV Emblynette 5368, will be auctioned at 3:30 p.m. MST, Jan. 13, 2016, in the Beef Palace Arena at the NWSS. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Angus Foundation’s mission to support education, youth and research.

“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 for the future of our business by the sale of this SAV Angus 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 granddam 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,” Kelly Schaff says. “Angus has been, and continues to be, the sole livelihood of our family.”

Her popular full brother, SAV International 2020, was 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 as one of the most popular and widely-used sires to surface from the SAV program.

In addition to the heifer, the winning bidder will also 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 and its cloning division, ViaGen, Sioux Center, Iowa.

Be sure to stop by the Beef Palace Arena on Jan. 13, 2016, at the NWSS. Rick Machado, Arroyo Grande, Calif., will serve as auctioneer, and real-time bidding via the Internet will also be available on LiveAuctions.TV. The National Western Angus Bull Sale will begin immediately following the sale of the Angus Foundation Heifer Package.

For more information, contact Kelly Schaff at 701-220-6539 or Milford Jenkins at 816-383-5100.


About Angus Foundation

Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.

To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to


Written by Jena McRell, Angus Media


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