Angus Foundation hosts 150 Years of Angus Celebration

Members of the Angus family gather for an evening of fellowship at the 150 Years of Angus Celebration in Oklahoma City. The Angus Foundation hosted the event January 6 during Cattlemen’s Congress to commemorate the 150-year anniversary of the first Angus bulls arriving in the United States.

Event held at Cattlemen’s Congress celebrates Angus cattle arriving in the United States.

The Angus Foundation kicked off the year with a celebration commemorating 150 years since Angus cattle first arrived in the United States. The 150 Years of Angus celebration was held January 6 in Oklahoma City during Cattlemen’s Congress and raised nearly $20,000 to support the Foundation’s mission. The event welcomed the Angus family for an evening of fellowship and featured refreshments, door prizes, auction items and the announcement of the 2023 Angus Herdsman of the Year.

In 1873, George Grant settled in Victoria, Kansas, with four Angus bulls from Scotland. In the following 150 years, the breed has built a legacy in the beef industry. The Angus Foundation works to ensure this legacy continues through its mission to support education, youth and research efforts for the breed. In support of the Foundation’s mission, the event featured several auction and door prize items. Past National Junior Angus Board foundation director Josh Jasper served as the auctioneer, and items sold included: a Live Oak Plantation Experience, an Angus History Sketch, a Custom Greeley Hat and a Two-Night Wine Country Getaway for Six.

“We had a wonderful evening celebrating this huge milestone for our breed with the Angus family,” said Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation executive director. “It’s through our donors’ generous support that we can ensure the legacy we’ve built for the last 150 years continues well into the future.”

The program concluded with the announcement of Jeff and Kathi Creamer of Lazy JB Angus, Colorado, as the 2023 Angus Herdsmen of the Year. The Creamers’ longstanding dedication to Angus cattle is a testament to the breed’s influence on cattlemen and their operations.
“We always feel fortunate to have an opportunity like this for our breeders to gather,” said Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO. “This year it’s extra special as we commemorate such an important event in Angus history.”

The Foundation supports a diverse set of efforts focused on ensuring the Angus legacy remains strong. For more information about the Angus Foundation, visit www.AngusFoundation.org.


A complete list of auction items, donors and buyers follows:

Auction Items:
Live Oak Plantation Experience
Donated by: Circle G Angus Ranches, Adel, Georgia
Purchased by: Springer Farms, Paoli, Indiana

Angus History Sketch
Donated by: J. Gordon Clark, Gretna, Virginia
Purchased by: Heritage Farm, Shelbyville, Kentucky

Custom Greeley Hat
Donated by: Greeley Hat Works, Greeley, Colorado
Purchased by: Turner Meadow Ranch, Wills Point, Texas

Two-Night Wine Country Getaway for Six
Donated by: Little Vineyards Family Winery, Glen Ellen, California
Purchased by: Windy Hill Meadows, Aviston, Illinois

Door Prize Items:
Nut House Crate
Donated by: Yon Family Farms, The Nut House and Country Market, Ridge Spring, South Carolina

Alltech Basket
Donated by: Alltech, Nicholasville, Kentucky

Custom Glove Order
Donated by: PlainJan’s, Scott City, Kansas

Custom Rubber Tip Glove Order
Donated by: PlainJan’s, Scott City, Kansas

Everything Beef Basket
Donated by: Maplecrest Meats, Hillsboro, Ohio

— Written by Peyton Schmitt, Angus Communications