American Angus Auxiliary hosts heifer auction

Farm Forum

The Angus breed is more than cattle. It’s a community of people committed to the same thing – raising high-quality food for the world. And it’s the hard-working women of the American Angus Auxiliary that help tie the business together.

This year, the Auxiliary continues its annual tradition of selling an Angus heifer to support educational programs for Angus youth. The 2013 endowment heifer auction will take place June 16 during the All-American Angus Breeders’ Futurity luncheon banquet, which is held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

“The Auxiliary works hard to give our Angus youth opportunities they deserve, and that effort starts with fundraisers such as the Auxiliary heifer auction,” says Auxiliary President Cortney Hill-Dukehart-Cates. “We believe this female will be a fantastic addition to any operation, and our junior members will benefit greatly from the financial support.”

The sale will present bred-heifer EXAR Rita 5681 from Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla. The October 2011 daughter of Connealy Consensus 7229 offers a long line of top-quality genetics including G A R EXT 614, a female whose progeny have broken several individual sale records in the Angus breed history. The bred-heifer is examined safe to calve Aug. 2, 2013, to EXAR UPSHOT 0562B.

Proceeds will benefit the Auxiliary’s scholarship and awards endowments. The awards and scholarships are presented during the 2013 National Junior Angus Show July 5-11 in Kansas City, Mo.