Friday, March 16, 2018

Building the Legacy 7 Announcement - 2

We are pleased to present the next of our highlighted lots for the 2018 edition of the Canadian Angus Foundation Building the Legacy fundraiser auction!

Pick of the 2018-born Heifer Calves
Donated by Red Moon Angus
Jim & Shirley and Tom & Charlotte Moon - Vanderhoof, BC

Jim, Shirley, Tom and Charlotte Moon


Pick-of-the-Herd-2018-Born-Heifer Calf from Red Moon Angus of Vanderhoof, BC.

Their farm is located in the central interior of British Columbia with the home town of Vanderhoof. Moon's are the typical rural Canadian family: they take their cattle and their ice hockey seriously. They are a family farm raising functional and sound Red Angus cattle, with particular attention applied to feet, legs and structure in our herd. The Red Moon herd of breeding females are selected for their strong maternal strengths, udders and structure. They use both AI and walking bulls, always searching for the best sires to complement their females.

The Moon family - Jim & Shirley and Tom & Charlotte - are offering you the opportunity to select from their over 40-50 head of Red Angus heifer calves. Red Moon's recent breeding includes genetics from Canadian Directors' Lorraine Sanford and families' Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC and Tracey Willms' and families' Wilbar Farms, Dundurn, SK. The Moons' focus on calving ease, structure, maternal traits, moderate frames, muscle and performance. They change their sires every two years to ensure fresh genetics for their customers and in-herd replacements.

We so appreciate the kindness and generosity of the Moon family for making an historic
donation of a 'Pick-of-the-Herd' to our Canadian Angus Foundation! Their 2018 heifer calves are available for your selection and choosing anytime. They would appreciate it if you could have your decision made by the middle of August and the family is thrilled to show you around and provide you all the information you need to make your outstanding, herd-building selection.

Here are some of their great recent heifer calves to give you a sample. Red Moon believes the 2018 heifer calf crop is their best one yet... and YOU can have YOUR pick of 'em all!!! Thank you so much, Moon family!!!

Be sure to check out Red Moon's consignments - Lots 500 to 520 - in the Northern Alliance Bull Sale! EVERYONE is invited to attend Red Moon Angus' "Northern Alliance Bull Sale" on Saturday, March 24th, 2018: Fort Fraser, BC at the Belsham Farm.  View their sale catalogue here.

Semen: Choice from any Canadian qualified bull at Alta Genetics
minimum of 10 units each to total of 30 units
Donated by Alta Genetics

Alta is repeating history this year and offering 3 lots of 10 units each of any Alta bull that qualifies for Canada. You can choose from every Canadian-qualified bull in Alta Genetics inventory for a minimum 10 units each and a total of 30 units, including the bulls pictured here. Please join me in offering our enormous thanks to Terry and the Alta Genetics team, one of three donors (along with Blairs.Ag and Miller Wilson) who have generously supported all seven of our "Building the Legacy" fundraiser auctions. They truly are a Canadian Angus "Legacy Best Friend". 

Terry White says that Alta Genetics has, "A lot of exciting new sires to choose from!" and the list is growing every week through this 2018 bull sale season!

Aberdeen Angus Figurines
Donated by James Arnott - Coul Angus 

CAA Member James Arnott, the proud Scotsman who did such a great job organizing us at the World Angus Forum last year, and who always supports BtL with both donations and purchases, has done it again! He has donated an Angus cow and bull from the Border Fine Arts Pottery Company collection.
Border Fine Arts create realistic wildlife and domestic livestock figurines and countryside scenes. The company was founded in 1974 by John Hammond initially producing for a short time bronze and silver figurines, and later hand-painted figurines after a suggestion from a customer. Border Fine Arts now has a world-wide reputation for the quality of its wildlife and livestock studies with a growing interest in early editions whose value is increasing significantly. Many of the Border pieces reflect a mix of British culture and wildlife such as the very popular James Herriot Collection.
Appropriately, the ABERDEEN ANGUS FAMILY GROUP (2005) is designed & hand made in Scotland and James donates this bull and cow BRAND NEW IN BOX. This item can be shipped worldwide. The Aberdeen Angus Cow is  A5277 and the Aberdeen Angus Bull is A5234.

If you collect agriculture artifacts and, even better, Angus figurines, you will want to add James's outstanding donation to your collection.


The Building the Legacy fundraiser auction will take place during our annual National Convention on Saturday, June 9th following the Convention Banquet hosted by BC Angus at the Crown Isle Resort in Comox, BC. Registration for Convention is open--please visit