January 31, 2007


For More Information Contact:

Meghan Richey, Angus Foundation

Photos of both heifers available by request to 816-383-5175 or mrichey@angusfoundation.org



Kansas Angus Breeders Donate Heifers’ Sale Proceeds to the Angus Foundation

Two Kansas Angus breeders, Laflin Ranch and Lyons Ranch, have announced they will give the Angus Foundation the proceeds from a heifer auctioned in each of their respective March 2007 sales.

Laflin Ranch, Olsburg, Kan., will donate the proceeds generated by Laflins Lady Barbara 6165, a March 2006 female sired by S A V 8180 Traveler 004, set to sell Friday, March 2 during the 2007 Laflin Angus Ranch Sale.  Her maternal grandsire is N Bar Emulation EXT.  Visit www.laflinranch.com for more information.

Profits from Laflins Lady Barbara 6165 will be used to enhance the Angus Foundation’s existing Robert Laflin Memorial Fund.

Lyons Ranch, Manhattan, Kan., will donate the funds generated by Lyons Pride 6007, a January 2006 daughter of S A F Focus of E R, set to sell Monday, March 5 during the 2007 Lyons Ranch Performance Bull and Heifer Sale.  Ranking high in $Values and maternal characteristics, this heifer’s maternal grandsire is Bon View New Design 1407.  Visit www.lyonsranch.com for more information.

Proceeds from the sale of Lyons Pride 6007 will be used to support the newly created Kansas Angus Association Endowment Fund, which will award scholarships to Kansas Angus youth.

For more information about either heifer, check their respective sale books or contact American Angus Association Regional Manager Matt Caldwell.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Angus breeders to add outstanding genetics to their herds, while simultaneously supporting Angus youth in Kansas,” says Angus Foundation President Milford Jenkins.  “We are extremely grateful to both the Laflin family and the Lyons family for their generous donations and commend their dedication to supporting the next generation of Angus breeders through these scholarships.”

Funds raised by the auction of both heifers 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 million has been committed to the campaign through cash gifts and planned giving commitments.

For more information about the Angus Foundation or making a donation to the Campaign for Angus, contact Jenkins at 816-383-5100 or mjenkins@angusfoundation.org.