Benoit Angus donates 2021 Foundation Heifer Pick

Sept. 18, 2020 


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Holly Martin, director of communications 



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Benoit Angus donates 2021 Foundation Heifer Pick

Angus Foundation heifer lot to be buyer’s choice from Benoit Angus’ calf crop.

It is not every day the event arises to have a personal choice of a heifer from a high-caliber Angus operation like Benoit Angus. The 2021 Angus Foundation Heifer Offering is a unique opportunity with a generous donation from Everett and Bonnie Benoit of Benoit Angus in Esbon, Kansas. This offering grants the winning bidder the chance to select a female from the entire heifer crop of Benoit Angus.

“The Association has given so much to us, so we wanted to give back,” said Doug Benoit, Benoit Angus co-owner.

The package will be offered for sale as a part of the American Angus Association National Angus Bull Sale. The proceeds of the sale will generate unrestricted funds to support educational programs and scholarships.

The reputation of the Benoit family program is proven through the success of their commercial customers with their females and bulls. Using sires like their GAR Discovery son EMAW, SydGen Enhance, BUBS Southern Charm AA31, GAR Inertia, GAR Ashland, SAV Rainfall 6846, Connealy Confidence Plus and E&B Plus One, combined with their powerful cow families like E&B 6807 Traveler 61 and E&B Erica 174 builds their program on a powerful foundation.

“We’ve got some outstanding heifers,” Benoit said. “This may be our best calf crop yet of both bulls and heifers.”

The package also includes 30 days of free insurance from American Live Stock Insurance Co., Batavia, 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.

“We are grateful the Benoit family graciously offered their 2020 heifer crop as an opportunity to support the Angus Foundation and its supporting efforts,” said Thomas Marten, Angus Foundation executive director. “We are also extremely fortunate to have our add-on sponsors. This year will be the 34th year for Lathrop Livestock Transportation, and the 28th year for Trans Ova Genetics and American Live Stock Insurance Company.”

The sale of the Angus Foundation Heifer Pick will be held Friday, January 8, prior to the start of the National Angus Bull Sale during the Cattlemen’s Congress at 1:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For more information on the 2021 Angus Foundation Heifer Pick, contact Thomas Marten, Angus Foundation executive director at or visit

— 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 $3.1 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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