Angus Foundation Raises $43,500 in Las Vegas

Dec. 21, 2017




For more information, contact:

Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president



Angus Foundation Raises $43,500 in Las Vegas

Five exclusive packages auctioned off as part of the National Finals Angus Sale.


The Angus Foundation beneficiaries hit the jackpot in Las Vegas. Supporters raised more than $43,000 (gross) of unrestricted funds for Angus youth, education and research at the 2017 National Finals Angus Sale on Dec. 10. Hosted by Decades of Excellence Group, Linz Heritage Angus and American Angus Hall of Fame, the sale featured five unique packages at auction.

“Generosity abounds this holiday season,” said Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Our many thanks to the package donors, buyers and contending bidders for helping make this fundraising activity successful. We are thrilled to be able to put these funds to good use in 2018 toward Angus youth scholarships, leadership training, producer education, beef cattle research projects and other programs.”

2018 Angus Foundation Golf Tournament Event Title Sponsorship—Donated by the Angus Foundation, the event title sponsorship includes farm/ranch/company logo display on banners at the event, in promotional brochures, on the Angus Foundation website, and in news releases and other media distributed about the golf tournament, as well as a complementary, full-page, four-color ad in the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) event program. Also included is four complementary rounds of golf at the tournament at the Pleasant View Golf Course in Middleton, Wisconsin. Merck Animal Health of De Soto, Kansas, purchased this package for $4,500.

Lathrop Livestock Transportation In this package, Randy and Holly Lathrop of Lathrop Livestock Transportation in Dundee, Illinois, will provide hauling services for three lots of Angus cattle from a sale(s) to the buyer’s farm or other destination in the U.S. agreed upon by the buyer and Lathrop. Farris Wilks and Dan Wilks, Wilks Ranch, Cisco, Texas, purchased the package for $10,000.

 Relax at the Biltmore— This package includes a four-day stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate® near Asheville, North Carolina. Package is valid June-September, 2018, and includes: two-night stay, daily chef’s breakfast buffet, welcome basket of Biltmore wine, fruit and cheese in your room upon arrival, and estate daytime admission for the length of the stay. Initially, Lance Fenton of Lazy F Ranch, Bullard, Texas, purchased the package for $6,000, Fenton then donated it back to the Foundation to be resold to raise more unrestricted funds for the Angus Foundation. The second buyer was Bill Sever of Bruiser & Blade Farms, Frankfort, Ohio, who purchased the package for $2,500.

CMA Awards—This package was donated by the Angus Foundation and includes bronze-level tickets for the Country Music Awards in November 2018; platinum package passes to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, including a tour of Studio B; round-trip airfare for two; three nights of hotel accommodations; and concierge service to assist in planning the getaway. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Angus Foundation supporter Jerry Barnes of Diamond B Ranch purchased the package for $9,500.

 2018 Kentucky Derby Experience for Two—This Angus Foundation-donated package includes two tickets in luxury suite seating at the Kentucky Derby in Millionaire’s Row on Saturday, May 5, 2018, including all food and alcohol; two tickets in premium reserved grandstand seating at the Kentucky Oaks Race on Friday, May 4, 2018; and two tickets to the Taste of Derby on May 3, 2018, which includes a live chef cooking showdown and live entertainment. Lodging for three nights at the Galt House Hotel can be purchased for an additional $6,000 above the winning bid amount paid to the Angus Foundation. Airfare not included. Lance Fenton of Lazy F Ranch, Bullard, Texas, purchased the package for $11,000.

  The next opportunity to support the Angus Foundation will be at the National Western Stock Show Angus Bull Sale on Jan. 10, 2018, in Denver. Contact Jenkins, or visit for more information.


        Written by Rachel Robinson, Association 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 $2.9 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1.3 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.

For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit


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