The Angus Foundation announced that Chris McCutchen, owner of Limestone LLC, Perkins, Okla., will donate the 2009 Angus Foundation Heifer, set to sell at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo., next January.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Angus breeders to add outstanding Limestone genetics to their herds, while simultaneously supporting the future of the Angus breed,” Angus Foundation President Milford Jenkins says. “We are extremely grateful to the McCutchen family for their generous donation and commend their dedication to supporting education, research and the next generation of Angus breeders through the Angus Foundation.”
The sale of the Angus Foundation Heifer Package, an annual fundraising tradition initiated in 1980, supports the Angus Foundation, the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Angus Association® that funds and supports programs involving education, youth and research in the Angus breed and agricultural industry.
The selection of the heifer from the Limestone herd will be finalized later this spring. Formal announcement of the selected heifer will come during the National Junior Angus Show in Des Moines, Iowa, this July.
“It's an incredible honor to be able to give back to such a worthwhile organization,” McCutchen says. “Here at Limestone, we believe in providing our customers with elite and solid genetics, and the special heifer we donate will carry on that same tradition.”
The impact that Limestone genetics has already made in the industry is remarkable.
Hosting their first Angus bull sale for commercial cattlemen in 2005 with more than 100 bulls and their first Angus female sale in the fall of 2006, Limestone is making their mark in the Angus breed. Their inaugural female sale set new records for the Angus breed for a first time event.
For more information on the Angus Foundation Heifer Package or to support the Angus Foundation, contact President Milford Jenkins at (816) 383-5100, or visit www.angusfoundation.org.