WOODBURN, Ky. — The late Joe William (Joe Bill) Meng Jr. enjoyed a lifetime of happiness as a devoted Angus breeder. He worked and lived on the Meng family farm in Woodburn, Ky., for many years and built their Angus herd into a nationally respected seedstock producer.
He was known throughout the purebred cattle industry as an expert in Angus pedigrees and cow families and was a respected judge, consultant and breeder. Meng served on the boards of both the Kentucky and American Angus Association, and was an inductee in the Angus Heritage Foundation. He managed the American Angus Futurity for many years and promoted the breed with fervor.
To honor Meng’s legacy, many friends and fellow Angus breeders are sponsoring the Joe Bill Meng Scholarship Benefit Auction via Angus Live, on April 4. To view the sale, visit www.anguslive.com.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Angus breeders to add outstanding genetics to their herds while simultaneously supporting Angus youth,” says Angus Foundation President Milford Jenkins. “We are extremely grateful to both the Meng family and the many Angus breeders who have generously donated to support the establishment of the Joe Bill Meng Scholarship Fund.”
Many notable Angus breeders have donated embryos and semen that will be auctioned off to fund the scholarship endowment:
- Trowbridge Farms, Ghent, N.Y.
- Davis Bend Farms, Canmer, Ky.
- Solid Rock Angus, Winchester, Ky.
- Shady Brook Angus Farm, Leoma, Tenn.
- Whitestone Farm, Aldie, Va.
- Pleasant Hill Farms, Rockfield, Ky.
- Robert Elliott & Sons Angus, Adams, Tenn.
- Cheyenne Jones, Pembroke, Ky.
- Womack Family, Pembroke, Ky.
SPECIAL NOTE: Davis Bend Farms, owned by Tim and Leslie Jeffries, has donated a foundation female from their herd to be auctioned in their 28th Anniversary Angus Opportunity Sale on April 1, with proceeds supporting the Joe Bill Meng Scholarship Fund.
For more information, please contact Jenkins at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 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 presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.
To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.
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