Oklahoma Stars event raises over $62,000 for Angus Foundation

January 20, 2022




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Cutline: Angus breeders gathered for the second annual Oklahoma Stars event in Oklahoma City on Jan. 5 at the Will Rogers Theatre to support the Angus Foundation.



Oklahoma Stars event raises over $62,000 for Angus Foundation

Angus enthusiasts gather to support Angus Foundation’s mission.


The Angus breed has set itself apart not only in its commitment to produce high-quality cattle, but also to ensure a bright future for the breed. Support for the Angus Foundation allows it to effectively carry out its mission of youth, education and research. On Jan. 5, Angus enthusiasts gathered at the Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City, Okla. for the second annual Oklahoma Stars event. Held during the 2022 Cattlemen’s Congress, the event raised over $62,000 for the Angus Foundation.

“We are so grateful for those who spent the evening with us at the Oklahoma Stars event,” said Thomas Marten, Angus Foundation executive director. “It is through the loyal and generous support of our growing number of donors that many opportunities are available to our Angus youth and breed.”

Attendees spent the evening at the historic Will Rogers Theatre enjoying live music from local band Grassland Caravan and Certified Angus Beef® hors d'oeuvres. Tickets were sold for the chance to win several raffle items, including a Certified Angus Beef® brand cooler, Certified Angus Beef® brand knife set, cigars and whiskey package and a Vytelle embryo package. The highlight of the evening was the live auction, featuring a variety of exciting lots donated by generous supporters. The high-selling lot was the New Mexico Elk Hunt, donated by Reverse Rocking R Ranch, which brought $20,000.

“It was a great evening for the Angus family to gather in support of the Angus Foundation,” said Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO. “It’s our tremendous donors that allow us to offer such incredible opportunities to our members.”

Funds raised from the event will benefit the Angus Fund, which provides unrestricted support allowing the Angus Foundation to support a diverse set of efforts focused on ensuring a bright future for the breed. Academic scholarships, leadership conferences, cutting-edge research and funding for the National Junior Angus Board are among the many programs sustained by the Angus Fund. For more information on the Angus Foundation, contact Thomas Marten at or visit


A complete list of auction lots, donors and buyers follows:

2022 Oklahoma Stars Angus Foundation Live Auction

Lot 1A – New Mexico Elk Hunt

Donated by: Reverse Rocking R Ranch – Maxwell, NM

Purchased by: Briarwood Angus Farms – Butler, MO

Lot 1B – New Mexico Elk Hunt

Donated by: Reverse Rocking R Ranch – Maxwell, NM

Purchased by:, Dave Mullins – Danville, IN

Lot 2 – Canadian Ranch Visit & Rodeo Experience

Donated by: Cudlobe Angus – Stavely, Alberta, CN

Purchased by: Olson Land & Cattle – Hereford, TX

Lot 3 – The American Ranch Commercials

Donated by: Superior Livestock Auction – Hudson Oaks, TX

Purchased by: Reverse Rocking R Ranch – Maxwell, NM

Lot 4 – RODEOHOUSTON & George Strait Ticket Package

Donated by: Joel and Tammy Cowley – Calgary, Alberta, CN

Purchased by: Horstman Cattle Co. – West Lafayette, IN

Lot 5 – Moore & Giles Leather Carry On Bag

Donated by: Moore & Giles – Forest, VA

Purchased by: Wynn Dalton – Lynchburg, VA

Lot 6 – Poss Deadwood Semen – 10 Straws

Donated by: CK6 Consulting Services – Maxwell, NM

Purchased by: Belle Point Ranch – Fort Smith, AR

Lot 7 – Certified Angus Beef ® Ultimate Farm/Ranch Marketing Package

Donated by: Certified Angus Beef ®

Purchased by: Heritage Farms – Shelbyville, KY

Lot 8A – National Western Stock Show VIP Rodeo Tickets

Donated by: National Western Stock Show

Purchased by: Earl and Candy Enix – Centennial, CO

Lot 8B – National Western Stock Show VIP Rodeo Tickets

Donated by: National Western Stock Show

Purchased by: Earl and Candy Enix – Centennial, CO

Lot 9 – Angus Media Advertising Package

Donated by: Angus Media

Purchased by: Pollard Farms, LLC – Enid, OK

Lot 10 – Level Creek Outfitters Pheasant Hunt

Donated by: Level Creek Outfitters – White City, KS

Purchased by: McCurry Brothers/Circle K Ranch – Wichita, KS

Lot 11 – Angus Branded Cowhide

Donated by: National Junior Angus Board

Purchased by: Rogen Angus – Brandon, SD

Lot 12 – Custom-Built, Handmade 50X Hat

Donated by: Shorty’s Caboy Hattery – Oklahoma City, OK

Purchased by: Troy Marshall – St. Joseph, MO

Lot 13 – Express Ranches Tour

Donated by: Express Ranches – Yukon, OK

Purchased by: Rowh Angus – Jennings, KS

Raffle Items

Vytelle Embryo Package

Donated by: Vytelle – Hermiston, OR

Won by: Julie French, MI

Cigars and Whiskey Package

Won by: Reverse Rocking R Ranch, NM

Certified Angus Beef ® Brand Yeti Cooler

Won by: Roger Sosa, CA

Certified Angus Beef ® Brand Knife Block

Won by: Kirk Sterzick, MI

   Written by Peyton Schmitt, 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 $3.9 million in youth scholarships since 1998 and has also invested more than $1.3 million in beef cattle research in the past decade.

For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100.

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 more than 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



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