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  • Peyton Schmitt, American Angus Association

Yon Family Farms to donate 2024 Angus Foundation Heifer Package

Sale of Yon Sarah K1233 to support Angus Foundation’s mission of education, youth and research.


The 2024 Angus Foundation Heifer Package will be donated by Yon Family Farms of Ridge Spring, S.C. The sale of the Angus Foundation Heifer Package will take place Friday, January 5, 2024, prior to the start of the 85th National Angus Bull Sale during Cattlemen’s Congress.

The 2024 Angus Foundation Heifer Package will be donated by Yon Family Farms of Ridge Spring, South Carolina. The heifer, Yon Sarah K1233 (AAA *20450734), is a maternal sister to both Yon Top Cut G730 (AAA +*19476453) and Yon Saluda (AAA +*20336998). Yon Sarah K1233 is safe in calf to Yon Toccoa F1054 (AAA +*19306162), with an anticipated due date of March 21, 2024.

The heifer, offered for sale in January at the 2024 Cattlemen’s Congress, will support the Foundation’s mission of furthering Angus education, youth and research efforts.

“It was very humbling for our family to even be asked to donate the heifer package to the Angus Foundation,” said Kevin Yon. “The Sarah cow family is one of those families here at Yon Family Farms that has done extremely well.”

Yon Family Farms is a first-generation seedstock operation whose focus is to provide high quality, value-added cattle to satisfied customers. They aim for their customers to believe that honesty, quality, service and value are synonymous with their name.

Kevin and Lydia Yon started the operation in 1996, and now work alongside their three children, Sally, Drake and Corbin, who each returned to the farm after attending college. The Yons host both a spring and fall production sale, selling around 425 registered Angus bulls and 200 females annually.

“We feel incredibly fortunate to have the Yon family offer this bred female from their proven donor, Yon Sarah D668,” said Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation executive director. “The Yon family is a testament to our mission, having participated in many opportunities supported by the Angus Foundation themselves. We can’t thank them enough for their dedication to the future of our breed.”

The sale of the heifer package benefits the Angus Fund, which provides unrestricted funding for a variety of programs supported by the Angus Foundation. Beef Leaders Institute, Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference, Angus University and several ongoing research projects are among the numerous efforts funded by the Foundation.

Again, the Angus Foundation Heifer Package will sell Friday, January 5, 2024, prior to the start of the 85th National Angus Bull Sale during Cattlemen’s Congress. The sale will start at 2 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

For more information about the 2024 Angus Foundation Heifer Package, contact Boester at JBoester@Angus.org or visit www.AngusFoundation.org.

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