Three Trees Ranch Inc., Sharpsburg, Ga., will donate Three Trees Blackbird 4485 to headline the 2005 Angus Foundation Heifer Package. The package will sell at the 2005 National Western Stock Show, and all proceeds from the sale go directly to the Angus Foundation, which supports education, youth and research.
The sale of the package will precede the 2005 National Western Angus Bull Sale, set for 2 p.m., Thursday, January 13 in the Beef Palace Auction Arena at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colo.
The package includes Three Trees Blackbird 4485, a January 2004 daughter of Summitcrest High Prime 0429. Her dam is Davis YR Blackbird 558H, a daughter of GAR Precision 1680. Three Trees is retaining five full sisters to this heifer, and the buyer will have the option to choose out of any of the six before February 1, 2005. A picture of the heifer and her full pedigree is available at www.angusfoundation.org.
Unselfish and benevolent benefactors such as the Stan Thomas family and all the others who have either purchased or donated to the Foundation Heifer Package, have empowered the Foundation to reach new pinnacles of success in support of education, youth and research programs, says Milford H. Jenkins, director of development for the Angus Foundation. You will want to be on hand for this once-a-year opportunity to support the Foundation.
In addition to the heifer, the buyer receives 30 days of free insurance from American Live Stock Insurance Co., Geneva, Ill.; free transportation to the buyers farm or ranch provided by Lathrop Livestock Transportation, Dundee, Ill.; a flush and three embryo implants into the buyers recipient cows from Trans Ova Genetics, Sioux Center, Iowa; a semen package from Genex; Ivomec provided by MERIAL; an Angus Information Management Software (AIMS) Package from the Association AIMS department, GeneStar DNA testing from Bovigen Solutions LLC, and a banner ad from the Angus Productions Inc., Web marketing department.
For more information about the Angus Foundation Heifer Package or ways you can contribute to the Angus Foundation, log onto www.angusfoundation.org, contact Jenkins at (816) 383-5100 or visit with any regional manager.
by Shelia Stannard, director of activity communications and
event coordinator, American Angus Association