Friday, May 31, 2019

2019 Canadian Angus Foundation Building the Legacy Fundraiser Auction

We are excited to share donated items that will be available at the 2019 Canadian Angus Foundation Building the Legacy fundraiser auction on June 8 in Drumheller, AB. 

Did you know? The Outstanding Young Angus Breeder award, developed with funds raised through the Building the Legacy fundraiser auction, recognizes an Angus breeder who demonstrates a desire to stay involved in the Angus business.

The Canadian Angus Foundation’s Building the Legacy 8 catalogue is now available online:

Check out the catalogue and start planning your bids today!

Building the Legacy Sale has become Canadian Angus Foundation’s main fundraiser focus and has been very successful in generating resources to further our mission.

The Canadian Angus Foundation functions to preserve and expand the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research, and historical preservation and restoration. The Canadian Angus Foundation was incorporated in 1993 and is the charitable arm of the Canadian Angus Association.

The vision of the Building the Legacy concept is to allow the Foundation to build monetary resources. The Foundation uses its funds to provide opportunities for our youth, young breeders and membership to grow in the areas of leadership, marketing, networking, animal husbandry, genetic improvement and to learn about developing tools to enhance Angus production. The vision also includes the importance of preserving Angus history. By fostering these areas we can ensure our Angus history is not lost and will keep Angus as the breed of choice for the commercial beef sector and end users for years to come.

Our vision is being realized and because of generous donors we can support initiatives, scholarships, travel bursaries and learning opportunities. Through benevolent giving of donated livestock, semen, embryos, items and experiences, and the purchasing of the auction offerings, we at the Foundation have been able to put together a great suite of opportunities for our Angus membership.

If you would like more information please contact:

Belinda Wagner
Canadian Angus Foundation Executive Director
(306) 757-6133

Feature Lot – 1 Package of 10 Semen Straws - BSF Hot Lotto 1401, Donated by Hamilton Farms - The Hamilton Family

BSF Hot Lotto 1401 is perhaps the most complete son of Cash to date. His tremendous thickness, soundness, bone, foot size and fleshing ability make him exceptional. He was the most popular display bull in Denver at the NWSS in 2015. He is a maternal brother to the two-time Reserve Grand Champion Bull in Denver, BSF Opportunist Z5.
Hot Lotto’s presence and unique pedigree dictate popularity among seedstock and commercial breeders alike. He sires progeny that are demanded in all circles of our industry and put money in the pocket of those who use him. Hot Lotto’s dam has proven herself and the entire cow family are terrific producers. 

Feature Lot – 1 Packages of 5 Semen Straws - Red Bieber Rollin Deep Y118, Donated by Thistle Ridge Ranch - Ben & Carol Tams

Rollin Deep is a powerful sire that does the cow man right. His pedigree is well known for producing power cattle with exceptional feet, udders and fleshing ability. His dam has become a centerpiece of the Bieber ET program.
Rollin Deep will balance great phenotype, power and balanced cattle that will remain in the herd for years.

Feature Lot – 1 Package of 5 Semen Straws - May-Way Breakout 1310, Donated by Poplar Meadows - Tanya Belsham and Hamilton Farms - The Hamilton Family and Six Mile Ranch Ltd. - The Gibson Family

Breakout was one of most talked about bulls of 2015 when he won the RBC Beef Supreme Challenge at Agribition. Breakout calves have continued to impress as he consistently stamped a solid pattern to his calves in a high performance package. Breakout brings a balanced profile across an array of traits.


Feature Lot - Your choice of three official Canadian Angus Wendy Risdale prints, Donated by the Canadian Angus Association and Canadian Angus Foundation

At the celebration of our centennial in 2005, CAA unveiled our first-ever official art: two works by Wendy Risdale. Ten years later, with very few of those prints left, we commissioned new official art. Today, all four of the originals hang on the walls at Angus Central and we are offering you the chance to own a piece of our history in one of the few ‘Master of the Herd’ Red Angus prints left from 2005; one of the 2015 Red Angus ‘Time Out’ prints or the 2015 Black Angus ‘Maternal Watch’ print. Master of the Herd is matted and framed. Time Out and Maternal Watch are printed on canvas and framed attractively in rustic dark barnwood. A great addition to any collection.

Feature Lot - History Book, Two Limited-Edition Copies, Donated by the Canadian Angus Association and Canadian Angus Foundation

Hot off the press, the Canadian Angus Foundation is pleased to launch The Breeds, the Legends, the History: Canadian Angus History Book, 2019 Edition at Convention. Dead Wood Furniture has created unique wooden boxes to showcase these limited-edition, leather-bound versions of the book. Building the Legacy 8 is your first chance to own one of these one-of-a-kind creations. Only a handful of these numbered books were printed with a leather cover, and each one has a unique wooden display box. The 560-page full-colour history book contains a comprehensive review of the history of the Angus breed, an overview of Angus in Canada, and 363 Canadian Angus member histories in the members’ own words. This book will make you laugh and cry, and will make you feel incredibly proud to be part of the Canadian Angus fraternity.