August 4, 2009


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Angus Foundation Silent Auction Has Something for Everyone


Angus supporters of all ages came together at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Perry, Georgia, to support the 2009 Angus Foundation Silent Auction July 20-25, which grossed more than $9,600 in proceeds benefiting the Foundation’s education, youth and research activities. Individual donors and state Angus associations contributed 71 items to the 14th annual auction.

“Generous support from Angus breeders, Angus youth and friends from allied industry enabled the Angus Foundation to enjoy a very productive and prosperous week at the NJAS,” said Foundation President Milford Jenkins. “The silent auction fundraiser is always a popular activity for NJAS attendees, young and old alike, as hundreds of bids were placed on the various items.”

Bob and Jeannie Smith of Elysian Fields, Texas, purchased the top-selling item for $1,100, a wooden carving of an Angus steer, sold at auction to benefit the exhibitor of the 1985 Grand Champion Overall Angus steer both live and carcass at the NAILE in Louisville, Kentucky. Donated and exquisitely carved by Loren Schlipf of Illinois on behalf of the Angus Steer Boosters, the carving was purchased by Premier Beef of Howell, Mich., and then donated back to be resold to B&L Ranch of Shawnee, Okla., Windy Acres Angus of Harrison, Neb., and Belle Point Ranch of Lavaca, Arkansas, with proceeds benefiting the NJAA. The carving found it’s home in the American Angus Association building until its donation to this year’s silent auction.

A semen package donated by Hannah McCabe of Elk City, KS, featuring 5 units of EXAR Lutton 1831, was the second high selling item at $800. This package was also the highest selling item donated by a junior Angus member. The package was purchased by Bob and Jeannie Smith. The Smith’s were the volume buyers at this year’s auction, donating $2,400 to support the activities of the Angus Foundation.

The third high selling item was a framed and signed print of Frank Champion Murphy’s pastel sketch “The Angus Breed is Launched in the United States of America.” Also included was a first-class 8-cent postage stamp issued in 1973 that commemorated the same artwork and the 100th anniversary of the importation of Angus cattle into the U.S. The print was purchased by John and Joan Grimes, Maplecrest Farms of Hillsboro, OH, for $650. The print was donated by Dean and Gloria Hurlbut of Saint Joseph, Missouri. Individual Angus supporters and state Angus associations also generously donated other items to the silent auction, including original items made by youth members of the National Junior Angus Association, assorted gift baskets, memorabilia, jewelry and various Angus collectibles.

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 Raising the Bar Conference, Cattlemen’s Boot Camp, bovine marbling research, undergraduate and graduate scholarships. 

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 Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to




2009 Silent Auction Buyers


Grace Farms – Tuskegee, AL

Jason Andrews - Wooster, OH

Kelli Armbruster - Saint Joseph, MO

Abbie Bartenslager – Lewisburg, WV

Country Lane Farm – Ringle,WI

Dick and Diane Beck – Senoia, GA

Linda Brost – Harrodsburg, KY

American Angus Hall of Fame – Smithville, MO

Jessica Clarke  - Rocky Ridge, MD

Daniel and Tami Clopton – Covington, TX

Cole Farms - Sparta    TN

J&A Farms – Greenville, FL

Hilyer Farms – Ashland, AL

Hidden Lane Farm - Spring Grove, PA

Lantz & Dickinson Angus – Congerville, IL

Walridge Farms – Williamsburg, IA

Gretchen Ettredge - Pilot Point, TX

Lisnageer Farms – Coatesville, PA

Katrina Frey- Quarryville, PA

Joe Fulbright – Vale, NC

Full Day Enterprise - Mount Airy, MD

Maple Crest Farms – Hillsboro, OH

Harward Sisters – Richfield, NC

Chuck and Krista Hayes – Eglon, WV

Dry Creek Farm – Berryville, VA

Jimmy  Jasper – London, KY

Klaire  Jorgensen – Exeter, NE

Kellen Jorgensen – Exeter, NE

Triple 3 Bar S Angus - Scott City, KS

Chandler Langley - Camp Hill, AL

Tim Marshall – Tifton,            GA

Emerald Point AngusLavaca, AR

McCarville Show Stock - Richland Center, WI

Erin McCaskill - IL

Susan Merriman – Lowell, MI

Crabapple Cove – Clanton, AL

Sally Moritz - IL

Jeff Moseley – Eclectic, AL

Dave Mullins - White Post, VA

Bob and Lisa Norton - St. Joseph, MO

Philip Paramore – Notasulga, AL

Billy Peacock – Marianna, FL

R. Roy Petteway - Zolfo Springs, FL

William and Susan Pooton – Sperryville, VA

Todd and Anna Pugh – Louisville, OH

Kevin Rose – Salem, IL

Chris and Amber Roussel – Gramercy, LA

Gordon and Anne Schubert – Taylorsville, KY

BSJ Farms - Elysian Fields, TX

Kyle Strawson            - Wilmington, IL

Steve and Nancy Thelen – Saline, MI

TC Ranch – Franklin, NE

Bill Widerman - Taneytown, MD


2009 Silent Auction Donors

Joshua Scott Ke Co Farm – Loranger, LA

Alabama Junior Angus Assn.                         

American Angus Association                        

American Angus Auxiliary Cookoff                         

George            Benjamin – Agribuckle – Kissimmee, FL

Central Montana Angus Association                         

Coffee County Georgia Angus Exhibitors                            

Gretchen Ettredge - Pilot Point, TX

Mike and Barbara Ettredge - Pilot Point, TX

Little Cedar Cattle Co. – Beaverton, MI

Georgia Junior Angus Association                            

Holshouser Farm - Gold Hill, NC

Dean and Gloria Hurlbut - St. Joseph, MO

Hurst Livestock & Grain – Dorsey, IL

Illinois Junior Angus Assn.                            

Indiana Junior Angus Association                             

Jarrell Angus – Butler, GA

Kansas Junior Angus Assn.                           

Kentucky Angus Auxiliary                            

Kentucky Junior Angus Assn.                                   

Kiani S Angus - Morton, MS

Triple 3 Bar S Angus - Scott City, KS

Louisiana Junior Angus Assn.                                   

Maine Junior Angus Association                               

Maryland Junior Angus Assn.                                   

Hannah McCabe - Elk City, KS

Missouri Junior Angus Association                           

Montana Angus Association                          

Zack and Victoria Morris – Shawnee, OK

Nebraska Junior Angus Assn.                        

North Carolina Junior Angus Assn.                           

Pennsylvania Junior Angus Assn.                              

Jerry and Ada Pfeiffer – Orlando, OK

Chris and Amber Roussel – Gramercy, LA

Bill Rush - St. Joseph, MO

Joshua Scott - Ke Co Farm – Loranger, LA

South Dakota Junior Angus Assn.                             

Steve and Kris            Sticken            - Bolckow, MO

Turner Angus Farm – Covington, TN

Wisconsin Junior Angus Assn.                                  

Wood Angus - Holly Pond, AL







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