July 22, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Angus Foundation Silent Auction Raises $9,488 for Education, Youth and Research
Silent Auction proceeds will benefit the Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus, which aims to raise $11 million by the end of this year.
Angus supporters of all ages came together at the National Junior Angus Show in
“The Angus Foundation’s Silent Auction is always a fun and enjoyable activity, and it’s our pleasure to offer this fundraiser at the NJAS,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “This activity, however, is made possibly only by the generous gifts of wonderful and creative auction items, followed of course by the bids placed on the items by our always supportive Angus youth, their parents and our many friends and guests at the NJAS. This collective effort by all involved is what makes the fundraiser successful with everyone feeling enormous satisfaction knowing they helped raise funds for our education, youth and research endeavors!”
Dick and Diane Beck of
The second high-selling item was five straws of semen from the Angus bull Exar Lutton 1831, which was donated by Hannah and Ester McCabe of Elk City, Kan. Michael and Julie Whiteside of WF Angus, Queenstown, Md. were the winning bidders on this item for $900.
From its inception in 1995, the silent auction has grown annually as a fundraiser that generates unrestricted financial support for various activities sponsored by the Angus Foundation, such as the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference, Cattlemen’s Bootcamp and bovine genome mapping research.
A complete list of auction donors and buyers follows.
2011 Angus Foundation Auction Donors
B5 Angus Ranch,
Circle E Farms,
Dean and Gloria Hurlbut,
Endless Mountains Angus Farm,
Frey Family Angus,
Hannah and Ester McCabe,
Just Enuff Angus,
Larrimore Family, Rising Sun,
Mason Valley Cattle Co.,
Proud Souls Designs,
Rains Angus and Nixon Farm, Mercer,
Steve and Kris Sticken,
The Bayer and
The Natural Vet,
West Virginia Junior Angus Association
2011 Angus Foundation Auction Buyers
12 Star Ranch,
Apple Ridge Farm,
Briarwood Angus Farm,
Buffalo Trail Farm,
Chris and Carol Wojciechowski,
Country Lane Farms, Inc.,
Cranmer Angus Farm,
Curt and Tonya Painter,
Debbie Antonio, Perry Hall, Md.
Dick and Diane Beck,
Gordon and Anne Patton Schubert,
Greiman Family Angus, Garner,
Hayes Petroleum Co., Inc., Rangely,
Josh and Jennifer Winegarner,
Just Enuff Angus,
Knight Cattle Corp.,
Lazy Hog Inn,
Locust Grove Farm,
Misty Acres Farm,
Mystic Hill Farms, Culpeper, Va.
Pfeiffer Farms, Orlando, Okla.
Pleasant View Farm, Hydes, Md.
Quintin Smith Family, Lebanon, Tenn.
Rains Angus, Mercer, Pa.
Southern View Farm, Leesburg, Va.
Steve and Kris Sticken, Bolckow, Mo.
The Grant Family, St. Joseph, Mo.
The Radcliffe Family, Schofield, Wis.
Turning Point Angus, Berryville, Va.
Valley Meadow Farm, Mill Creek, Pa.
WF Angus, Queenstown, Md.
Willow Branch Stock Farm, Bloomfield, Iowa
Wood Angus Farm, Holly Pond, Ala.
The Angus Foundation was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the American Angus Association® at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.