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  • Peyton Schmitt, American Angus Association

Nearly $14,000 raised for Angus Foundation

Annual silent auction raises funds to support Angus Foundation’s mission.

Education, youth and research — the principles of the Angus Foundation — will be furthered thanks to another successful silent auction, held in conjunction with the 2023 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The auction raised nearly $14,000 in unrestricted funds to aid the Foundation’s mission. Funds raised will support numerous scholarships, conferences and research projects.

“This year’s silent auction featured a number of unique items,” said Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation executive director. “From both donors and buyers, the support given helps to secure a prosperous future for the Angus legacy.”

For the second time, the auction was available online via the auction platform Angus Live. Open from July 3-8, the auction featured 110 sale lots, ranging from gift baskets of state-themed products and vintage Angus ads to a jewelry armoire and signed and numbered Frank C. Murphy prints.

These silent auction items celebrated 2023 as the 150th anniversary of George Grant transporting four Angus bulls from Scotland to Kansas – the first Angus bulls in the United States. Proceeds from the auction support the Angus Foundation’s threefold mission of education, youth and research.

The three top-selling items were:

1. Jewelry Armoire for $1,201

Donor: Wisconsin Junior Angus Association

Buyer: Tara McKay - Ericson, Neb.

2. National Western Exhibitor Pin Set for $846

Donor: Dean and Gloria Hurlbut - Saint Joseph, Mo.

Buyer: Jake and Kami Scott - Gordon, Neb.

3. International Live Stock Exposition Exhibitor Pin Set for $566

Donor: Dean and Gloria Hurlbut - Saint Joseph, Mo.

Buyers: Jorgensen Farms - Exeter, Neb.

A complete list of auction donors and buyers follows.

2023 Angus Foundation Silent Auction Donors:

Alabama Junior Angus Association

Anne Lampe - Scott City, Kan.

Austrino Family - Dade City, Fla.

Bill "Fats" Rush - St. Joseph, Mo.

Brenda Weigart - Savannah, Mo.

C.J. Brown - Lindenwood, Ill.

California Junior Angus Association

Callicrate Banders - St. Francis, Kan.

Certified Angus Beef

Chris Wojciechowski - Middlebrook, Va.

Circle E Farms - Pilot Point, Texas

Conrad Creations/Elizabeth Conrad - Waterloo, Ind.

Creative Signs by R&H - Bosworth, Mo.

Dal Porto Livestock - Anselmo, Neb.

Dean and Gloria Hurlbut - St. Joseph, Mo.

Georgia Angus Association

Gina Weigart - St. Joseph, Mo.

Ginette Gottswiller - Clarksdale, Mo.

Hazy Hollow Farm - Head Waters, Va.

Indiana Junior Angus Association

Jennez - Wanette, Okla.

Jennifer Harman - St. Joseph, Mo.

Julie French - Beaverton, Mich.

Kansas Angus Association

Kentucky Junior Angus Association

Louisiana Junior Angus Association

Mark Wyble - St. Joseph, Mo.

Marshall and Ann Simpson/JALE Angus - Richmond, Mo.

Maryland Junior Angus Association

Michigan Junior Angus Association

Missouri Junior Angus Association

Moo U Farm Store/Pete and Jeannene Xanthus - Valley Center, Iowa

National Junior Angus Board of Directors

Nebraska Junior Angus Association

NJAS 2022 & Kansas Junior Angus Association

North Dakota Junior Angus Association

Oklahoma Junior Angus Association

Oregon Junior Angus Association

Patti Hopkins Griffith - Auxvasse, Mo.

Pennsylvania Junior Angus Association

Rachel Witt - Falls City, Neb.

Rock Bottom Acres/The Bramhalls - Lovettsville, Va.

Shelly DuBois and Joe Hite - Valley Center, Iowa

Steve and Kris Sticken - Bolckow, Mo.

Texas Junior Angus Association

Wickard Livestock - Greenfield, Ind.

Wisconsin Junior Angus Association

2023 Angus Foundation Silent Auction Buyers:

Allen and Teri Hays - Wilder, Idaho

American Angus Hall of Fame - Smithville, Mo.

Amy Harris - Staunton, Va.

Anna Brown - Zebulon, N.C.

Barry and Pamela Osborn - Saint Joseph, Mo.

Bill Taylor - Kingfisher, Okla.

Bobby Bagley - Staunton, Va.

Brian and Julie Shaw - Fairfield, Neb.

Buddy and Kelley Rowlett - Richmond, Kan.

Caddye Claborn - Cisco, Texas

Candace Muir - Waynesfield, Ohio

Carla Dawson - South Morocco, Ind.

Cary and Michele Oliver - Buncombe, Ill.

Charles Ammons - Conway, S.C.

Chris and Susan Pelton - Paradise, Kan.

Circle M Farms LLC - Rockwall, Texas

Craig and Jessica Moffitt - Colfax, Iowa

Daniel Jacobs - Brazoria, Texas

David and Kris Brock - Coatesville, Ind.

Doug and Cathy Rohrbaugh - Seven Valleys, Pa.

Doug Flesher - Blacklick, Ohio

Eddie and Shelia Cook - Orlando, Okla.

Everett Shaw - Bowie, Texas

Gail Neumeister - Unadilla, Neb.

Gary Cogle - Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Gordon and Anne Patton Schubert - Taylorsville, Ky.

Harry Fisher - Aledo, Ill.

Houk's Angus - Blakesburg, Iowa

Jake and Kami Scott - Gordon, Neb.

Jeff and Pam Eagleburger - Buffalo, Mo.

Jen Martinez - Wanette, Okla.

Jeremy and Jenny Haag - Charlo, Mont.

Jeremy Schulte - Kearney, Neb.

Jim and Debbie Davis - Foss, Okla.

John and Ashley Navinsky - Winchester, Kan.

Jorgensen Farms - Exeter, Neb.

Josh and Deanna Hofing - Coatesville, Ind.

Kadie Smith - Talala, Okla.

Kalli Nunn - Buffalo, Ky.

Kent Jaecke - Stillwater, Okla.

Kristy Whipp - Burlington, W.Va.

Kyndall Fridley - Staunton, Va.

Lauren Patterson - Tazewell, Va.

Lynn Ewald - Waldorf, Minn.

Mandy Raithel - Falls City, Neb.

Mark and Brenna Wulfkuhle - Lawrence, Kan.

Mark and Gerry McCully - Saint Joseph, Mo.

Mark and Loretta Davis - Shelbyville, Tenn.

Mike Wasilko - Fishersville, Va.

Peter and Jeannene Xanthus - Celeste, Texas

Quanah Gardiner - Ferndale, Wash.

Rachel Witt - Falls City, Neb.

Radale and Breann Tiner - Bells, Texas

Rose Joseph - Connellsville, Pa.

Scott and Jennifer Harman - Saint Joseph, Mo.

Steve Weaver - Peoria, Ill.

Steven Smith - Kirbyville, Texas

Sylvia Riordan - Stephenville, Texas

Tara McKay - Ericson, Neb.

Taylor Gazda - Stillwater, Okla.

Thomas Medsker - King City, Mo.

Tim Fitzgerald - Sullivan, Ind.

Todd and Carol Martin - Dalhart, Texas

Woodbury Farms - Quenemo, Kan.

Zach Ross - Saint Paul, Neb.

To learn more about the Angus Foundation, visit

View results of the 2023 NJAS, including shows, contests, awards and scholarships at Additional coverage is also available on the NJAA social media channels and in the September issue of the Angus Journal.


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