August 18, 2008


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Angus Foundation Silent Auction Continues to Excel


            Angus supporters of all ages came together at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Des Moines, Iowa to support the 2008 Angus Foundation Silent Auction July 14-19, which grossed a record $14,206 in proceeds benefiting the Foundation’s education, youth and research activities.  Individual donors and state Angus associations contributed 75 items to the 13th 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,” Angus Foundation President Milford Jenkins says.  “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.”

            Dick and Diane Beck of Senoia, Ga., purchased the top-selling item, a black leather and cow hide chair and ottoman, donated by Tahoe Seating Company of Carrollton, Texas, for $2,400.  

            An embryo package donated by Clinton Laflin, Olsburg, Kan., featuring the mating of Laflin’s Savannah Gal 5256 and N Bar Emulation EXT, was the second-highest-selling item at $1,500.  The package was purchased by Coupé Ranches of Wheatland, Calif., and Fraser Ranch of Burns, Ore.  

            The third-highest-selling item was a framed 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¢ 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 Dick and Diane Beck for $1,000.  The Becks were the volume buyers at this year’s auction, donating $3,900 to support the activities of the Angus Foundation.

            A getaway on the coast of Maine was the highest selling item donated by a junior Angus association.  The Maine Junior Angus Association sponsored a week-long cottage stay on the coast of Maine, complete with a sailboat outing and lobster bake on the beach.  Kathy Burke Bray, Kansas City, Mo., purchased the getaway for $960. 

            Dean and Gloria Hurlbut of Saint Joseph, Mo., donated many items in addition to the third-top-selling item.  With a combined total service of more than 70 years as past employees of the American Angus Association®, the Hurlbuts again continued their dedication to the Angus breed with annual donations to the Angus Foundation Silent Auction.

            Individual Angus supporters and state Angus associations also generously donated other items to the Silent Auction, including original jewelry made by members of the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA), assorted gift baskets, sports memorabilia 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 Raising the Bar officer training sessions, Cattlemen’s Boot Camps, bovine feed efficiency research, undergraduate and graduate scholarships. 

            The Angus Foundation was established in 1981 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





2008 Angus Foundation Silent Auction Buyers and Donors



Adam Leeper, Argos, Ind.

Andy and Tanya Holloway, ASH Angus LLC, Stamford, Texas

Beecher and Gina Hope, Dry Creek Farm, Berryville, Va.

Brad Fahrmeier, Lexington, Mo.

Brandee Painter, Painter Farms, Hebron, Ohio

Brian Fitzgerald, Kearney, Neb.

Briann Larson, Larkota Angus, Kimball, S.D.

Bruce and Cara Kiesewetter, Letts, Iowa

Charles Childs, Childs Angus, Ripley, Miss.

Chuck and Linda Alexander, Turning Point Angus, Berryville, Va.

Clarence and Anita Frey, Frey Angus, Mulhall, Okla.

Coupè Ranches, Wheatland, Calif.

Curt and Stephanie Houk, Houks Angus, Blakesburg, Iowa

David and Kim Johnson, Beaver, Okla.

David and Susan Levisay, Levisay Family, Creston, Calif.

Dick and Diane Beck, Senoia, Ga.

Duane and Barb Jackson, Cabin Creek Angus, Daleville, Ind.

Fraser Ranch, Burns, Ore.

Gary and Retha Eichhorn, Hickory Knoll Angus Farms, Tipton, Iowa

Glen and Judy Swanson, Swanson Angus Farms, Durant, Iowa

Gordon and Anne Schubert, Taylorsville, Ky.

Jake and Kami            Scott, Scott Cattle Co., Gordon, Neb.

James Fisher, Agency, Mo.

Jennifer Bremer, Redfield, Iowa

Jim and Ardyce O’Neill, O’Neill Angus Farm, Logan, Iowa

Jim and Julie Marsh, Walnut Grove Angus, Union, Ill.

Jim and Missy Reichenbach, Sterling Hunter, Bath, Mich.

John and Mary Lou King, Kingsway Angus, Tiffin, Ohio

Kathy Burke Bray, Kansas City, Mo.

Kellen and Klaire Jorgensen, Jorgensen Farms, Exeter, Neb.

Kelly Bosworth, Chillicothe, Mo.

Kelvin and Jackie Egner, Egner Farms Angus, Shelby, Ohio

Kim Jones, Bleiblerville, Texas

Kirk Brandt, Corning, Iowa

Leslie and Yolanda Craft, Les Craft Angus, La Porte, Ind.

Logan Johnson, Esmond, Ill.

Mark and Anne Lampe, Triple 3 Bar S Angus, Scott City, Kan.

Quintin and Vicki Smith, Lebanon, Tenn.

Richard and Terri Houk, Houks Angus, Blakesburg, Iowa

Robert and Marillyn Schlutz, Da-Es-Ro Angus Farms, Columbus Junction, Iowa

Robin Layton, Slocomb, Ala.

Russ Cook, Mechanicsville, Iowa

Shawn Howell            , Shelby, Ohio

Steve and Julie French, Little Cedar Cattle Co., Beaverton, Mich.

Steve and Kris Sticken, Bolckow, Mo.

Susan Langweth, Des Moines, Iowa

Ted and Mary Greiman, Greiman Family Angus, Garner, Iowa

Teddy and Jane Morelock, Fayetteville, Ark.

Todd and Shauna Hermel, Saint Joseph, Mo.

Tom Burke, Smithville, Mo.

Tom Shuman, Hayward, Wis.

Wes Untied, Highland Farms, Ltd., Granville, Ohio



Alabama Junior Angus Association                           

Albert and Susan Epperly, Deer Run Farm, Moneta, Va.

American Angus Association

American Angus Auxiliary                            

Angus Foundation                                         

Angus Productions Inc.                                 

Bailey  Shaw, Erie, Kan.

Ben and Bev Espenscheid, Traer, Iowa

Bill Rush, Saint Joseph, Mo.

California Junior Angus Association                         

Clinton Laflin, Olsburg, Kan.

Curt and Stephanie Houk, Houks Angus, Blakesburg, Iowa

Dean and Gloria Hurlbut, Saint Joseph, Mo.

Denise Rudebeck, D & G Cattle Co., Perry, Iowa

Denver City Center Marriot Hotel, Denver, Colo.

Doug and Glenda Schroeder, Schroeder Angus, Clarence, Iowa

Emma Collins, Morton, Miss.

Freddy and Katrina Frey, Quarryville            , Pa.

Frey Livestock Supply, Quarryville, Pa.

Glen and Judy Swanson, Swanson Angus Farms, Durant, Iowa

Illinois Junior Angus Association                              

Indiana Junior Angus Association                             

Ivan and Melanie Kiani, Kiani S Angus, Morton, Miss.

James Fisher, Agency, Mo.

James and Nancy Smith, Stem, N.C.

Jerry and Ada Pfeiffer, Pfeiffer Farms, Orlando, Okla.

Jim and Missy Reichenbach, Sterling Hunter, Bath, Mich.

Joseph Epperly, Moneta, Va.

Kara Wilson, Orleans, Ind.

Kentucky Junior Angus Association             

Kindra Wood and Family, Holly Pond, Ala.

Louisiana Junior Angus Association                          

Maine Junior Angus Association                               

Mark and Anne Lampe, Triple 3 Bar S Angus, Scott City, Kan.

Maryland Junior Angus Association                          

Michigan Junior Angus Association              

Mike and Barbara Ettredge, Circle E Farms, Pilot Point, Texas

Mississippi Junior Angus Association                        

Missouri Junior Angus Association                           

Montana Angus Association                          

Nebraska Junior Angus Association              

Ohio Junior Angus Association                                 

Pennsylvania Junior Angus Association                                

Pete and Barb Sweeney, Mason, Mich.

Randa Yezak, Southern Jewlz, Bryan, Texas

Richard and Terri Houk, Houks Angus, Blakesburg, Iowa

Rick and Mary Jo Washam, Hillside Angus, Pierce City, Mo.

Robert Tuckwiller, Tuckwiller Gallery, Lewisburg, W.Va.

Robert and Marillyn Schlutz, Da-Es-Ro Angus Farms, Columbus Junction, Iowa

Ryan and Dené Sweeney, Fairmont, Okla.

South Dakota Angus Auxiliary                                 

Steve Wical, Wical Angus, Grundy Center, Iowa

Steve and Kris Sticken, Bolckow, Mo.

Tahoe Seating, Carrollton, Texas

Tennessee Junior Angus Association                         

Virginia Junior Angus Association                            

West Virginia Junior Angus Association                               

Wisconsin Junior Angus Association                         



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