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Angus Foundation to host 150 Years of Angus Celebration in Oklahoma City
The event held at Cattlemen’s Congress will allow the Angus family to celebrate and honor its history.
The year 2023 marks 150 years since the first Angus bulls arrived in America. In 1873, George Grant settled in Victoria, Kansas with four Angus bulls from Scotland. To kick off this historical milestone, the Angus Foundation will host a 150 Years of Angus celebration during Cattlemen’s Congress at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 6. The doors to the Cattlemen’s Bar in Barn 3 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds will open at 4:30 p.m. for the event.
The evening of Angus fellowship will feature door prizes and auction items to benefit the Foundation’s mission, food and refreshments and the announcement of the 2023 Angus Herdsman of the Year. All are welcome to join the celebration and enjoy time spent with the Angus family. There is no RSVP required or ticket necessary.
“We are excited to host Angus breeders and friends for an evening to celebrate the great history of our breed at Cattlemen’s Congress,” said Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation executive director. “We’re proud of the Angus legacy built over the past 150 years, and we know through the work of the Foundation and our supporters, the future looks just as promising.”
The evening’s auction will feature several exciting lots, including an African Hunt donated by Numzaan Safaris, a Two-Night Wine Country Getaway for Six donated by Little Vineyards Family Winery and a Live Oak Plantation Experience and Quail Hunt donated by Circle G Angus Ranches. Funds raised through the auction items will benefit the Angus Fund, which provides unrestricted support for the Foundation’s mission of furthering Angus education, youth and research. The Foundation supports a diverse set of efforts focused on ensuring a bright future for the breed. Academic scholarships, leadership conferences, cutting-edge research and funding for the National Junior Angus Board are among the many programs sustained by the Angus Fund. For more information about the Angus Foundation, visit www.AngusFoundation.org.
The Foundation encourages the Angus family to join them for this enjoyable evening celebrating the breed. To read more about the event and featured auction items, visit bit.ly/150YearsofAngus.
— Written by Peyton Schmitt, Angus Communications
About the 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 distributed more than $4.2 million in youth scholarships since 1998 and has also invested more than $1.3 million in beef cattle research in the past decade.
For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 22,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by more than 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit www.angus.org.