ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, AB – Generous donors bid heartily to raise $172,075 during the fifth annual Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF) Building the Legacy fundraiser auction during the Canadian Angus National Convention in Quebec City, Quebec. It is a record-setting amount. The sale was initiated in 2012 to support the CAF in preserving and expanding the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research and historical restoration.
The 2016 sale featured buyers from across Canada, the USA, Mexico and Scotland, both in person and online through TEAM Auctions. Billy Estrada, President, Mexican Angus Association, purchased two genetic lots. James Arnott of Coul Angus in Scotland purchased a needlepoint of the bull Canadian Colossal, handcrafted by former CEO Doug Fee’s wife Kathy. The highest selling item was Johnson Livestock of Peebles, Saskatchewan’s pick of their 2016-born heifer calves, purchased for $13,000 by Allandale Angus of Vermilion, AB.
Generous donors contributed more than 30 lots of Angus semen and embryos, four live herd choices, and numerous artwork and experience packages including a handcrafted wooden bench, a custom-made quilt, jewellery, Montreal Canadiens jerseys autographed by Jean Béliveau and Carey Price, a Toronto Maple Leafs game and dinner package, tickets to the Toronto Blue Jays and overnight accommodations in Toronto, and an East/West dinner for four featuring Alberta Angus beef and Maritime lobster/seafood, as well as registration and accommodations for two at the 2017 World Angus Forum in Scotland.
The Canadian Angus Foundation was incorporated in 1993 and is the charitable arm of the Canadian Angus Association.