KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Angus family is dedicated to supporting the future of the Angus breed. On November 8 during the 137th Angus Annual Meeting awards dinner in Kansas City, Missouri, the Angus Foundation raised $20,050 to support the unrestricted Angus Fund and the Angus Foundation’s mission of youth, education and research.
“We are grateful for both the donors and buyers who invested in the live auction at the 137th Annual Meeting,” said Thomas Marten, Angus Foundation executive director. “This year has been anything but easy, and the fact that the Angus Family has continued to show up is a true testament to their commitment to the future of the breed.”
During the live auction, a unique offering of lots was donated from an array of businesses and individuals. The lots available were the 20 millionth registration number, an Angus custom-engraved Henry 45-70 rifle, a branded cowhide with choice of the Angus logo or specific ranch name, a custom hat from Greeley Hat Works and four items autographed by the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl champion, Angus producer and Angus Annual meeting keynote speaker, Jordy Nelson.
The eight items, along with the selling price, donor and buyer information, were:
1) 20 Millionth AAA Registration Number
Donor: American Angus Association
Buyer: Tom Burke, American Angus Hall of Fame, Smithville, Missouri
2) Custom-Engraved Henry 45-70 Rifle
Donor: Dr. Ashby Green
Buyer: Bob Funk, Express Ranches, Yukon, Oklahoma
3) Cowboy Hat from Greeley Hat Works
Donor: Greeley Hat Works
Buyer: Adam and Julie Conover, Holden, Missouri
4) Cowhide with Ranch logo
Donor: National Junior Angus Board
Buyer: James and LuAnn Coffey, Branch View Angus, Hustonville, Kentucky
5) Green Bay Packers Helmet Signed by Jordy Nelson
Donor: Joel Cowley
Buyer: Scott and Mia Bayer, Country Lane Farms Inc., Ringle, Wisconsin
6) Kansas State Football Signed by Jordy Nelson
Donor: Thomas Maten
Buyer: Don and Jennifer Schiefelbein, Schiefelbein Farms, Kimball, Minnesota
7) Wisconsin Cheesehead Signed by Jordy Nelson
Donor: Kelli Retallick
Buyer: Wendell Custer, Sagebrush Angus, Cushing, Oklahoma
8) Angus Jersey Signed by Jordy Nelson
Donor: Thomas Marten
Buyer: Blanford and Joan Pierce, Woodlawn Farms, Creston, Illinois
The lot items were auctioned off by Eddie Burks apart from the Angus or ranch-branded cowhide, which was sold by National Junior Angus Board Director Josh Jasper. For more information on the Angus Foundation, visit AngusFoundation.org or contact Thomas Marten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Angus Foundation
Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has distributed more than $3.5 million in youth scholarships since 1998 and has also invested more than $1.3 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.
For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit www.angusfoundation.org.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS.
The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit www.angus.org.
–Karen Hiltbrand, Angus Communications
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