Angus Foundation Heifer Package

Angus Foundation Heifer and Featured Packages Raised More Than $265,000 for Youth, Education & Research

Herbster Angus Farms, Falls City, Neb., purchases Basin Lucy 6265, donated by Basin Angus Ranch, Joliet, Mont.


2017 Angus Foundation Heifer

The Angus Foundation Heifer Package has been the premier fundraiser for the Angus Foundation to generate funds for Angus youth, education and research efforts. Generous Angus breeders from across the country stepped up as buyers on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) Angus Bull Sale in Denver, Colo., to raise $265,750 in support of the Angus Foundation.


It was standing room only in the historic Stadium Arena when the Angus Foundation Heifer Package sold for $170,000 to longtime Angus supporters, Charles W. and Judy Herbster of Herbster Angus Farms, Falls City, Neb.


“We are honored to support the Angus Foundation by once again purchasing the Angus Foundation Heifer Package,” says Charles W. Herbster, Herbster Angus Farms CEO and president. “We strongly support Angus youth activities, and this is a great way to ensure a bright future for youth who want to be involved in the Angus business.”


The heifer that headlined the 2017 Angus Foundation Heifer Package was Basin Lucy 6265, donated by Doug and Sharon Stevenson, Basin Angus Ranch, Joliet, Mont. Herbster’s purchase of Basin Lucy 6265 marks five years running that Herbster Angus Farms has bought the Angus Foundation Heifer Package.


“The unrestricted funds raised by the sale of the Angus Foundation Heifer Package will be put to good use increasing opportunities for Angus youth through scholarships and leadership development activities, supporting educational events for Angus breeders and funding important research that will impact the Angus industry,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation President.


Since its inception in 1980, the heifer package has raised more than $2.25 million for education, youth and research investments through the Angus Foundation. Members of the National Junior Angus Board (NJAB) presented this year’s heifer package before the start of the auction.


In addition to the heifer, Herbster Angus Farms will receive 30 days of free insurance from American Live Stock Insurance Co., Geneva, Ill.; free transportation to the buyer’s ranch provided by Lathrop Livestock Transportation, Dundee, Ill.; and an advanced reproductive technology package from Trans Ova Genetics and its cloning division, ViaGen, Sioux Center, Iowa.


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“The Angus Foundation and the American Angus Association are humbled at the generosity shown by our Angus community, allied industry partners and all those who made this year’s heifer package a complete success,” Jenkins says. “These are investments that will pay dividends for generations to come.”


For more information about the Angus Foundation or the sale of the annual heifer package, contact Jenkins at 816-383-5100 or


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 visit


View past Angus Foundation Heifer Package buyers and donors here.