Nine ranches support Angus Foundation through heifer pregnancies

Levi Landers, American Angus Association regional manager, takes bids on the Poss Angus heifer pregnancy during the Foundation Angus Sale at the National Western in Denver, Colorado. Four heifer pregnancies sold at Cattlemen’s Congress and the National Western Stock Show
Pregnancies sold at Cattlemen’s Congress and National Western Stock Show raise funds to support Angus Foundation’s mission.

The Angus Foundation started the year with strong support for its mission, raising $61,000 through the sale of four heifer pregnancies at Cattlemen’s Congress and the National Western Stock Show. The pregnancies sold in Oklahoma City at the Bases Loaded, Denim and Diamonds and Angus at the Congress sales and in Denver at the Foundation Angus Sale at the National Western Stock Show. Money raised benefits the Angus Fund, which provides unrestricted funding for Angus education, youth and research.

The pregnancies were generously donated by Brinkley Angus Ranch and Lazy H Ranch, Big Timber Cattle Company, Williams Angus and Poss Angus. Lathrop Livestock Services donated complimentary trucking of the females.

“Those who supported our heifer pregnancies weren’t just investing in elite genetics — they were also investing in the future of our breed,” said Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation executive director. “We’re thankful to this set of donors and buyers for their commitment to the Angus legacy, as well as the sale management companies who included the pregnancies in their sales.”

The Angus Fund sustains a variety of programs including academic scholarships, leadership conferences and cutting-edge research to enhance the future of the breed. To learn more about the Angus Foundation, visit www.AngusFoundation.org.

Heifer Pregnancies:

Bases Loaded Sale | January 3
Sire: Connealy Clarity — Reg: 19555171 Dam: Reg: 18141005
Donated by Brinkley Angus — Milan, Missouri and Lazy H Ranch — Hays, Kansas
Purchased by Dixie Valley Ranch, — Montague, California | $17,500.

Denim and Diamonds Sale | January 4
Sire: Poss Winchester— Reg: 20060473 Dam: Reg: 20049638
Donated by Big Timber Cattle Company — Lithia, Florida
Purchased by Running J Ranch LLC — Wernersville, Pennsylvania | $12,000

Angus at the Congress Sale | January 5
Sire: Poss Deadwood — Reg: 19597261 Dam: Reg: 18861105
Donated by Williams Angus — Gray, Tennessee
Purchased by Soaring Eagle Farms — Springfield, Missouri | $13,500

Foundation Angus Sale at the National Western Stock Show | January 12
Sire: Poss Deadwood — Reg: 19597261 Dam: Reg: 19738407
Donated by Poss Angus — Scotia, Nebraska
Purchased by Heritage Farms — Shelbyville, Kentucky | $18,000

— Written by Peyton Schmitt, Angus Communications

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 $4.2 million in youth scholarships since 1998 and has also invested more than $1.3 million in beef cattle research in the past decade.

For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100.

ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 22,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by more than 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.