January 18, 2013
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Herbster Angus Farms Purchases the 2013 Angus Foundation Heifer Package
Proceeds from the sale at the National Western Stock Show benefit the Angus Foundation’s education, youth and research endeavors.
Herbster Angus Farms, Falls City, Neb., bid $110,000 on Jan. 16 to purchase the 2013 Angus Foundation Heifer Package. This year’s elite and unique heifer offering is “pick” of the 2012 spring heifer crop, donated by Connealy Angus, Whitman, Neb. More than $1.6 million has been raised from this Angus Foundation fundraising activity since its inception in 1980.
Representing Herbster Angus Farms at the auction was Charles W. Herbster, owner, and Brittany E. Barker, vice president of marketing. 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 for the Angus breed and agricultural industry.
Herbster Angus Farms will be the first to choose from more than 200 heifers, as no heifers from this spring 2012 group will be sold until they have chosen a heifer.
“Scholarships and leadership development for Angus youth, new educational opportunities for adult members and cutting-edge research for the benefit of the Angus breed and beef industry will result from the generosity of our Angus Foundation Heifer Package donors in the Connealy family and buyer Charles Herbster of Herbster Angus Farms,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Our ability to make these types of investments, starts with a gift from generous Angus breeders, allied industry interests and friends wanting to make a difference and give something back to the Angus breed!”
The Connealy family issued this statement about the donation: “We are privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to the endeavors of the Angus Foundation. For more than 30 years, the Foundation has been exemplary in its commitment to funding scholarships and programs for youth, continuing education and research. We are grateful for the wonderful work the Foundation has done that has benefited so many individuals and enhanced our industry so greatly.”
In addition to the heifer, Herbster Angus Farms 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.
“American Live Stock Insurance, Lathrop Livestock Transportation and Trans Ova Genetics’ respective generous contributions add more value to the Package, and we’re very appreciative of their help in this fundraising activity each year,” Jenkins says.
For more information about the Angus Foundation or the sale of the annual heifer package, contact Jenkins at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com.
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 www.angusfoundation.org.