Angus Foundation raises more than $11,300 at NJAS


September 1, 2021




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Holly Martin, director of communications



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Angus Foundation raises more than $11,300 at NJAS

The annual silent auction brings in unrestricted funds to be used throughout the year.


During the 2021 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) held in Grand Island. Neb., the Angus Foundation held their annual silent auction to raise unrestricted funds to be used for its mission of funding and supporting education, youth and research within the Angus breed and agricultural industry. The Foundation uses the money raised for numerous scholarships, conferences and research projects.

“It is amazing to see the incredible assortment of items so many members donated to be part of the return of the silent auction. In fact, we had our second highest number of items since the silent auction began in 2005,” said Thomas Marten, Angus Foundation executive director. “Not only do the funds raised grow the Angus Fund which provides financial support for key programs like LEAD, the silent auction is fun. Many families enjoy perusing a menagerie of treasures from handmade quilts and artwork to historical Angus items and gift baskets.”

The silent auction was open from Monday to Saturday and had 157 items this year. From home decorations to those of historical significance to the Angus breed, there was something for everybody. NJAS attendees filtered in and out of the silent auction booth all week checking on their items, placing bids and pledging their support to the betterment of the Angus breed. Items were donated from across the country and prompted several bidding wars over who would take home the prize.


The three top-selling items, along with selling price, donor and buyer information were:

1) Custom Farm/Ranch Sign


Donor: Jennez/Jen Marteniz - Wanette, OK

Buyer: Shaw Bros. Cattle - Fairfield, NE

2)Vintage American Angus Association Bull Ad


Donor: Angus Foundation and American Angus Association

Buyer: Elizabeth Harsh - Radnor, OH


3) 16” 4mm Navajo Pearls, 19.5” Turquoise Necklace and 20” 6mm Navajo Pearls


Donor: Handmade by CNO/Ciara Raithel - Auxvasse, MO

Buyer: Yankee Springs Dairy - Wayland, MI



A complete list of auction donors and buyers follows.

2021 Angus Foundation Auction Donors 


2020 - 2021 National Junior Angus Board

40 North Tap & Grille - Grand Island, NE

Alabama Junior Angus Association & Paramore Angus - Holly Pond, AL

Alabama Junior Angus Association & Wood Angus - Holly Pond, AL

Birge Farms - Graceville, FL

Bruce and Kindra Gordon - Whitewood, SD

C.J. Brown - Lindenwood, IL

Certified Angus Beef 

Certified Angus Beef and The All-American Certified Angus Beef Cook-Off

Chris and Suzanne Stallo - Platte City, MO

Circle E Farms - Pilot Point, TX

Dean and Gloria Hurlbut - St. Joseph, MO

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers - Grand Island, NE

Frey Livestock Supply - Drumore, PA

Georgia Angus Association

Godfathers Pizza - Grand Island, NE

Handmade by CNO/Ciara Raithel - Auxvasse, MO

Hardee’s - Overland Park, KS

Hillside Angus Ranch/The Washams - Pierce City, MO

Hite-DuBois Cattle Company - Valley Center, KS

Imperfect Rustic Crafts/Tommy and Vicki Murdock - New Iberia, LA

Indiana Junior Angus Association

JALE Angus/Marshall and Ann Simpson - Richmond, MO

Jennez/Jen Martinez - Wanette, OK

Jorgensen Farms - Exeter, NE

K&K Designs - Fayetteville, AR

Kansas Junior Angus Association

Kentucky Junior Angus Association

Louisiana Junior Angus Association

Maryland Junior Angus Association

Michigan Junior Angus Association

Minnesota Junior Angus Association

North Dakota Junior Angus Association

Pennsylvania Junior Angus Association

Pepperjax Grill - Kearney, NE

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery - Grand Island, NE

Rena Sliger - Hamilton, TX

Roy and Vera Gibson - Los Lunas, NM

Sharpe Angus - Arlington, MN

Steve and Kris Sticken - Bolckow, MO

Sunny Okanogan Angus Ranch - Omak, WA

Taylor Arunakul - Marianna, FL

Terry and Sarah Cotton - St. Joseph, MO

Texas Roadhouse #409 - Grand Island, NE

Triple 3 Bar S Angus - Scott City, KS

Washington Junior Angus Association

Wisconsin Junior Angus Association


2021 Angus Foundation Auction Buyers  

Alex and Hannah Tolbert - Harrodsburg, KY

American Angus Hall of Fame - Smithville, MO

Anthony Morris - Wills Point, TX

Avery Farms - Flora, MS

Beecher and Gina Hope - Berrryville, VA

Bell Key Angus - Nampa, ID

Briarwood Angus Farms - Butler, MO

Brylie Cook - Orlando, OK

Buffalo Valley Angus - Seven Valleys, PA

Byergo Beef Genetics, LLC - Dearborn, MO

Candace Muir - Waynesfield, OH

Caney Creek Angus Farm - Pulaski, MS

Caroline May-Swink - Perkins, OK

Catie Hope - Berryville, VA

Chestnut Angus - Pipestone, MN

Circle E Farms - Pilot Point, TX

Cody and Ashley Murray - Perrin, TX

Courtney Younge - Brandon, SD

Crissy Hoffman - Schertz, TX

Don and Kristin Toll - St. Joseph, MO

Don Mac Lennan - Byers, CO

Downey Ranch - Wamego, KS

Eleeza Waggoner - Clarksdale, MO

Ethan Johnson - Paris, KY

Frank-Hazelrigg Angus - Wentzvville, MO

Full-Day Enterprise - Woodbine, MD

Gordon and Anne Patton Schubert - Taylorsville, KY

Greiman Family Angus - Garner, IA

Haley Throne - Savannah, GA

Happold Farms - Doniphan, NE

Henry Habein - Bend, OR

Hi 5 Shorthorn Ranch - Celeste, TX

Houk's Angus - Blakesburg, IA

Hunter Angus - Fair Grove, MO

James and Iris Burkett - Perrin, TX

James Hoffman - Effingham, KS

Jamie Bobell - Rosendale, MO

Jeff and Susan Rhode - Stewartsville, MO

Jen Martinez - Wanette, OK

Jennifer Riley - Oregon, MO

Jeremiah and Robin Johnson - Durand, IL

Jon Cunningham - Canton, TX

Jonathan and Jackie Perry – Fayetteville, TN

Jorgensen Farms - Exeter, NE

Josh and Jennifer Winegarner - Canyon, TX

Kaley Bockhop - Platteville, WI

Kirsten Parr - Mason City, IL

Kristie Logan - Tekamah, NE

Lacey Bedwell - Holt, MO

Lane Toledo - Visalia, CA

Lauren Ziegler - Toppenish, WA

Macey Lewis - Douglass, KS

Mark and Gerry McCully - St. Joseph, MO

Mogck Angus Farms - Tripp, SD

Nebraska Angus Association

Nemaha Valley Cattle Company - Bern, KS

Otte Angus Farm - Saint Mary, MO

Pam Langford - Breckenridge, TX

Pleasant Hill Farms - Rockfield, KY

Radale and Breann Tiner - College Station, TX

Richard and Kaye Coates - Augusta, MO

Richardson Show Cattle - Durand, IL

Ridgeview Farm - Buchanan, VA

Roy and Vera Gibson - Los Lunas, NM

Sharon Raithel - Freeburg, MO

Shaw Bros. Cattle - Fairfield, NE

Showstring/Duane Baudino - Frederick, OK

SKW Angus Farm - Toney, AL

Spader Ranch - Rosendale, MO

Steve and Kris Sticken - Bolckow, MO

Steve and Laura Knoll - Hereford, TX

Stuckemeyer Angus - Altamont, IL

Suzanne Millikan - Napoleon, OH

Thomas Marten - Leavenworth, KS

Tim and Elizabeth Harsh - Radnor, OH

Tim Fitzgerald - Sullivan, IN

Todd and Shauna Hermel - St. Joseph, MO

Tremaine Angus - Oconomowoc, WI

Trey Hinkson - Emporia, KS

Triple 3 Bar S Angus - Scott City, KS

Walnut Grove Angus - Earlville, IL

Wayview Cattle Company - Hebron, OH

Western View Farm - Berryville, VA

White River Cattle Company – Fayetteville, AR

Windy Hill Meadows - Aviston, IL

Yankee Springs Dairy - Wayland, MI


— Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications


About 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.

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