Angus Foundation Raises $20,050 at 137th Angus Annual Meeting


November 13, 2020




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Holly Martin, director of communications




Angus Foundation Raises $20,050 at 137th Angus Annual Meeting

Proceeds from eight lots support the future of the Angus Foundation and its initiatives.


            The Angus family is dedicated to supporting the future of the Angus breed. On November 8 during the 137th Angus Annual Meeting awards dinner in Kansas City, Missouri, the Angus Foundation raised $20,050 to support the unrestricted Angus Fund and the Angus Foundation’s mission of youth, education and research.

            “We are grateful for both the donors and buyers who invested in the live auction at the 137th Annual Meeting,” said Thomas Marten, Angus Foundation executive director. “This year has been anything but easy, and the fact that the Angus Family has continued to show up is a true testament to their commitment to the future of the breed.”

            During the live auction, a unique offering of lots was donated from an array of businesses and individuals. The lots available were the 20 millionth registration number, an Angus custom-engraved Henry 45-70 rifle, a branded cowhide with choice of the Angus logo or specific ranch name, a custom hat from Greeley Hat Works and four items autographed by the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl champion, Angus producer and Angus Annual meeting keynote speaker, Jordy Nelson.

            The eight items, along with the selling price, donor and buyer information, were:

1)      20 Millionth AAA Registration Number


Donor: American Angus Association

Buyer: Tom Burke, American Angus Hall of Fame, Smithville, Missouri

2)      Custom-Engraved Henry 45-70 Rifle


Donor: Dr. Ashby Green

Buyer: Bob Funk, Express Ranches, Yukon, Oklahoma


3)      Cowboy Hat from Greeley Hat Works


Donor: Greeley Hat Works

Buyer: Adam and Julie Conover, Holden, Missouri


4)      Cowhide with Ranch logo


Donor: National Junior Angus Board

Buyer: James and LuAnn Coffey, Branch View Angus, Hustonville, Kentucky


5)      Green Bay Packers Helmet Signed by Jordy Nelson


Donor: Joel Cowley

Buyer: Scott and Mia Bayer, Country Lane Farms Inc., Ringle, Wisconsin


6)      Kansas State Football Signed by Jordy Nelson


Donor: Thomas Marten

Buyer: Don and Jennifer Schiefelbein, Schiefelbein Farms, Kimball, Minnesota


7)      Wisconsin Cheesehead Signed by Jordy Nelson


Donor: Kelli Retallick

Buyer: Wendell Custer, Sagebrush Angus, Cushing, Oklahoma


8)      Angus Jersey Signed by Jordy Nelson


Donor: Thomas Marten

Buyer: Julie McMahon French, Beaverton, Mich.


The lot items were auctioned off by Eddie Burks apart from the Angus or ranch-branded cowhide, which was sold by National Junior Angus Board Director Josh Jasper. For more information on the Angus Foundation, visit or contact Thomas Marten at

— Written by Karen Hiltbrand, 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 $3.5 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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