June 9, 2023
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Holly Martin, director of communications
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Cutline: The annual Angus Foundation silent auction will be held July 3-8 in conjunction with the 2023 National Junior Angus Show in Grand Island, NE. The auction will be available to view and bid online via Angus Live.
Angus Foundation seeks donations for silent auction
Auction during the 2023 NJAS to raise funds for Angus education, youth and research.
The Angus Foundation will host its annual silent auction during the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Grand Island, Nebraska. Proceeds from the silent auction grow the Angus Fund, which provides unrestricted support for the Foundation’s education, youth and research mission.
“For over 15 years, the silent auction has raised money to provide funding for programs ranging from youth scholarships and leadership events to Angus research,” said Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation executive director. “Generous donations and support from our Angus family are the key to the silent auction’s continued success.”
Items donated to the Foundation for the silent auction may come from individual Angus supporters, farms, companies, or state Angus associations. Donation examples include paintings, gift baskets, books, cattle supplies, jewelry, clothing and Angus collectibles. The state junior Angus association with the highest selling item will receive $100.
Items offered in the silent auction will be varied and unique. Historic publications with rare turn of the century advertisements, framed artwork, wine and even beef from the space shuttle Discovery’s trip into space are a few items that have piqued the interest of a wide range of bidders in years past.
At the 2022 NJAS in Kansas City, Missouri, the silent auction hit record-setting heights, raising over $17,000. These funds support scholarships and events including the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference, Beef Leaders Institute (BLI) and breed-improvement research initiatives.
For the second year, the silent auction will be hosted online at https://anguslive.com/auctions with bidding opening July 3 and closing July 8 at 9:00 a.m. (CST). Lots will be available to view online prior to the auction.
To donate an item, please contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100. Donations must be received by July 1. For more information about the silent auction, visit www.angusfoundation.org.
– Written by Katelyn Engel, Angus Communications intern
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 as 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 22,000 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 www.angus.org.