Some of the Angus breed's top genetics will again be offered at auction during the 2010 National Western Angus Bull Sale, Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Beef Palace Auction Arena at the Stock Show Complex in Denver, Colo.

The annual Angus bull sale, which is the only sale managed by the American Angus Association®, begins later than previous years, starting at 4 p.m., and features 37 Angus bulls from 14 states.

“This year's sale features an excellent offering of purebred and commercial herd sire prospects that represent the Angus breed and its breeders well,” says David Gazda, sale manager and Association regional manager. “In past years some of the breeds most influential and leading AI sires have been consigned by Angus breeders and sold through this sale, including Northern Improvement, BCC Bushwacker 41-93, Boyd New Day 8005, Twin Valley Precision E161 and Riverbend Mile High 3718 to name but a few. Sires represented in this year's offering include SAV Net Worth, CRA Bextor, BC Lookout, SAV Final Answer, BC Raven, SAV Bismarck and others.”

The bulls in the sale include coming yearlings and 2-year-olds. A sale catalog with a complete listing of the bull's pedigrees and performance information is included in the December Angus Journal and is also posted online at www.angus.org. Sale books can be requested by contacting Monica Jordan at the Association, 816-383-5100.

Potential buyers will have the opportunity to preview the bulls at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Stadium Arena. A panel of five judges will evaluate the bulls to help establish sale order. Judges include John Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio; Brian McCulloh, Viroqua, Wis.; John McCurry, Burrton, Kansas; Darrell Stevenson, Hobson, Mont.; and Kevin Yon, Ridge Spring, S.C.

Jerry Lehmann, Columbia, Mo., will serve as auctioneer.

For more information about this sale and its offerings, contact David Gazda at 706-296-7846 or any Association regional manager.

The 2010 Angus Foundation Heifer Package will again precede the bull sale this year.

The National Western Angus Bull Sale is just one of the many services and programs that the Association provides members and thousands of commercial cattle producers.

The American Angus Association is the nation's largest beef organization, serving more than 30,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association's programs and services, visit www.angus.org.

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