OKLAHOMA CITY — Since 1980, the Angus Foundation Heifer Package has been sold to generate unrestricted funds to further its mission of supporting education, youth and research for the breed. This year, Ingram Angus LLC of Pulaski, Tennessee purchased the Foundation Heifer Package, donated by Coleman Angus of Charlo, Montana. The package sold to lead off the National Angus Bull Sale on Jan. 6 during Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City and raised $130,000 to continue the legacy of the Angus breed.
Coleman Angus generously donated Coleman Chloe 173 (AAA+*20076459) for the 2023 Angus Foundation Heifer Package. The bred heifer is the highest $M valued Coleman Chloe female in the ranch’s herd, with a pedigree comprised of the operation’s most notable cow families. She is due to calve to Coleman Full Deck 118 on January 20. The heifer package also includes an Advanced Reproductive Technology Package from Trans Ova Genetics, trucking to the buyer donated by Lathrop Livestock Services and 30 days of mortality insurance donated by Liberty Specialty Markets.
Coleman Angus is a family operation who prides themselves in placing emphasis on the power of the Angus cow. Through meticulous selection for maternal traits, they have grown a loyal base of customers who value their herd’s genetics. The ranch hosts an annual bull sale in February, offering between 175 to 200 bulls, and holds a female sale each year in October.
“We couldn’t be more thankful for the generosity of the Coleman, Haag and Ingram families,” said Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation executive director. “The Coleman’s brought us an outstanding female to offer, and coupled with the Ingram’s generosity, the tradition of the Foundation Heifer Package continues to pave a bright future for the Angus breed.”
Funds raised through the sale of the heifer package will benefit the Angus Fund, which provides unrestricted dollars to further the Foundation’s mission of education, youth and research. The Foundation supports a diverse set of efforts focused on ensuring a bright future for the breed. Academic scholarships, leadership conferences and cutting-edge research are among the many programs sustained by the Angus Fund.
The Angus Foundation Heifer Package has raised more than $2.7 million since the inception of the program. For more information about the Angus Foundation or the annual Angus Foundation Heifer Package Sale, visit AngusFoundation.org.
–Peyton Schmitt, Angus Communications