Express Ranches Donates the 2014 Angus Foundation Heifer

Dec. 17, 2013




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Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or



Express Ranches Donates the 2014 Angus Foundation Heifer

EXAR Royal Lass 2068 sells Jan. 15 during Angus events at the National Western Stock Show.


Express Ranches of Yukon, Okla., has donated the 2014 Angus Foundation Heifer Package to benefit Angus youth, education and research through an auction held at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2014, in the Beef Palace Auction Area at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo.

The chosen female is EXAR Royal Lass 2068 (AAA Registration No. 17160657), born Jan. 8, 2012, and sired by EXAR Upshot 0562B. Royally bred, 2068 is the maternal granddaughter of the now deceased record-setting $263,000 in 2009 calving ease sire EXAR 263C and the dam of BR Midland, BR Royal Lass 7036-19. EXAR Royal Lass 2068 is bred to Sitz Top Game 561X and is due to calve Feb. 13, 2014.

Express Ranches is America’s largest seedstock operation, selling more than 4,800 head of registered cattle per year. Express Ranches Owner Bob Funk believes in the cattle industry and is an advocate for America’s youth. Funk has supported the Angus Foundation in many ways in the past, including hosting “That Old West Magic” gala and auction for the Angus Foundation in Oklahoma City, Okla., in 2008, which raised more than $345,000 in gross proceeds.

"We at Express Ranches feel it is a great honor and privilege to have the opportunity to support Angus youth through the donation of the 2014 Angus Foundation heifer," Funk says.

Angus Foundation President Milford Jenkins says, as with all Angus Foundation Heifer donors since the inception of the successful fundraising activity in 1980, the Foundation is thankful to Express Ranches as the 2014 donor.

“It’s truly an honor for the Angus Foundation to receive this commitment of a very elite Angus bred-heifer gift from our wonderful friend and longtime supporter Bob Funk of Express Ranches,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Bob’s generous gifts over the years to our organization have enabled us to make a difference in the lives of our Angus youth and members through investments and support of scholarships, education and research.”

2014 Angus Foundation Heifer Package also includes 30 days insurance from American Live Stock Insurance Co., Geneva, Illinois; transportation to the buyer’s ranch from Lathrop Livestock Transportation, Dundee, Illinois; and an Advanced Reproductive Technology Package by ViaGen, the cloning division of Trans Ova Genetics of Sioux Center, Iowa.

The sale of the Angus Foundation Heifer supports 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.

Visit for more information about the 2014 Angus Foundation Heifer Package.


About the Angus Foundation

The Angus Foundation was 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 American Angus Association® at 816-383-5100 or go to


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