October 15, 2007


For More Information Contact:

Kelli Armbruster at karmbruster@angus.org or 816-383-5175



Dreamcatcher Ranch’s Gift Supports Angus Foundation


            The total and unrelenting pursuit of quality has been the idea that Don and Karen Meador have encompassed in building Dreamcatcher Ranch, based near San Marcos, Texas.  When their Change-Maker II Production Sale begins on October 27 at 1 p.m., there is no doubt that their pursuit of total quality will be evident in the lots offered.  Their passion for quality, exceeding customer’s needs and educational philanthropy led the Meador’s to donate one-half of the sale day proceeds of a bred heifer in their upcoming sale.

            “I grew up livestock judging and showing steers in 4-H and I always appreciated the help that I received from organizations that supported youth.  I now have the opportunity to return the favor that I benefited from many years ago,” Don Meador says.  “We feel that this heifer is one of the best Midland daughters of the group.”

            The proceeds of DRMCTR Midland 6M01, donated to the Angus Foundation, will further supplement the $500,000 raised in The Texas Challenge.  In addition, sales manager, John Maurer will waive his fee for the designated lot and Ultimate Genetics of Wheelock, Texas, has donated one flush after she calves. 

            The special pick of Maurer and American Angus Association® Regional Manager Jared Murnin, DRMCTR Midland 6M01, is the favorite of all Midland sired heifers in the sale.  This heifer, Lot 142, blends the proven IMF of Midland with a direct daughter of the total all-around performance sire Bon View New Design 1407.  6M01 also ranks in the top 2% for IMF, top 3% for $B, top 10% for $G and top 15% for WW and YW. An added feature of this heifer is that she is bred to SS Objective T510 OT26 and is due to calve in January.  The embryo is sexed as a bull. 

            “This is another wonderful opportunity for Angus breeders to add an exciting donor prospect to their herd, while simultaneously receiving recognition for supporting the education, youth and research activities of the Angus Foundation,” Angus Foundation President Milford H. Jenkins says.  “We are extremely grateful to the Meadors for their generous donation and commend their dedication in supporting The Texas Challenge and our campaign.”

            Funds raised by the auction of this female will count toward achievement of the Angus Foundation’s first capital campaign, Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus, which aims to raise $11 million by Dec. 31, 2011, to further support the Foundation’s education, youth and research efforts.  To date, more than $3.7 million has been committed to the campaign through outright cash gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments.

            To learn more about this female, contact Don Meador at 512-757-2714 or www.dreamcatcherranch.net.  For more information about the Angus Foundation or making a donation to the Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus, contact Jenkins at 816-383-5100 or mjenkins@angusfoundation.org.