Doug and Sharon Stevenson, Joliet, Mont., will offer a registered-Angus heifer at auction in January 2017 to benefit Angus education, youth and research.
The Angus Foundation is pleased to announce Doug and Sharon Stevenson, Basin Angus Ranch of Joliet, Mont., are donating the heifer that will anchor the Angus Foundation Heifer Package.
"It is an honor for our family at Basin Angus Ranch to donate the Angus Foundation heifer," Doug Stevenson said. "To represent our program, we are selecting an elite heifer calf from the very top of our herd with the combination of data and phenotype we are striving to produce."
The Angus Foundation Heifer Package will be auctioned Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo.
"We are immeasurably humbled to have such an outstanding and progressive Angus breeder as nationally recognized as Basin Angus Ranch donating this yearís heifer," said Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. "We're confident that, once again, the Angus community will have an incredible opportunity to purchase leading Angus genetics in this elite heifer, while simultaneously generating funds for educational, research and youth activities advancing the Angus breed."
Doug Stevenson has been a lifelong Angus breeder. Basin Angus Ranch had its beginnings in 1972, when Dougís parents, Wayne and Marian Stevenson, ventured out from the original family Angus operation. Doug served on the National Junior Angus Board (NJAB) from 1984 to 1986. After college, Doug and Sharon returned to the ranch full-time. Their children are the fourth generation to be actively involved in producing top quality Angus cattle.
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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 email@example.com.
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 www.angusfoundation.org.
View past Angus Foundation Heifer Package buyers and donors here.