Jan. 18, 2019
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Clint Mefford, director of communications
Angus Foundation Raises $127,500 at the National Western Stock Show
Angus breeders support education, youth and research by purchasing Foundation Heifer Package and heifer pregnancies.
Since 1980, the Angus Foundation has delivered an elite Angus Foundation Heifer Package at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver to generate unrestricted funds for Angus education, youth and research efforts. The Angus Foundation also offered five cutting-edge confirmed heifer pregnancies from notable Angus breeders. Combined, the six lots raised an impressive $127,500 in support of the Angus breed’s future.
Foundation Heifer Package
Tari Hoagland and Rick Smith of Lakeview Angus in Mead, Colorado, purchased the Angus Foundation Heifer for $65,000. The package also includes: 30 days of free insurance from American Live Stock Insurance Co., Geneva, Illinois; free transportation to the buyer’s ranch provided by Lathrop Livestock Transportation, Dundee, Illinois; and an advanced reproductive technology package from Trans Ova Genetics, Sioux Center, Iowa.
Krebs Ranch of Gordon, Nebraska, donated the elite heifer, KR Queen 8213. The scarcity in her genetics made her a valuable investment for the buyers, as she is the only ET calf of that particular mating to leave the ranch.
“We are so excited to be bringing this heifer back home with us,” Hoagland said. “She’ll be a great donor and will be instrumental in developing our bulls.”
The five confirmed heifer pregnancies raised a collective $62,500. Those pregnancies are:
Offered by: Blackstone Cattle Company, Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Purchased by: Belle Point Ranch, Lavaca, Arkansas, for $5,000
Sire: Byergo Black Magic 3348- (17803074)
Dam: Riverbend Blackcap X1245- (16693030)
Offered by: Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, Tennessee
Purchased by: Belle Point Ranch, Lavaca, Arkansas, for $8,000
Sire: Deer Valley Growth Fund- (18827828)
Dam: Deer Valley Isabel X3C- (18597512)
Offered by: Musgrave Angus, Griggsville, Illinois
Purchased by: Ingram Angus, Pulaski, Tennessee, for $11,00
Sire: Casino Bomber N33 (#18658677)
Dam: MCATL Blackbird 831-1378 (#16896985+)
Offered by: Riverbend Ranch, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Purchased by: Pollard Farms, LLC, Waukomis, Oklahoma, for $25,000
Sire: Jindra Acclaim- (17972810)
Dam: Riverbend Miss Rita 6013- (18443470)
Offered by: Top Line Farm, Tremont, Illinois
Purchased by: Reisig Cattle, Lewistown, Montana, for $13,500
Offering choice of three matings:
Sire: Conley Express 7211- (18941522)
Dam: CF Top Line lady 814- (16106760)
Sire: S&R Roundtable J328- (17573679)
Dam: Top Line Lady 1176- (16977309)
Sire: Conley Express 7211- (18941522)
Dam: Top Line lady 9111- (16556162)
The Angus Foundation Heifer Package has raised more than $2.5 million since the inception of the event.
“The Angus Foundation Heifer Package continues to be the premier fundraiser to increase opportunities for Angus education, youth and research,” said Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “We can’t thank our donors and buyers enough for investing in the future of the Angus breed through their generous support of this year’s event.”
For more information about the Angus Foundation or the annual Angus Foundation Heifer Package sale, visit angusfoundation.org.
— Written by Kate Ryan, 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 $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 www.angusfoundation.org.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 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.