Denver — There will be something for everyone at the upcoming Red Angus Foundation Inc. auction held during the 69th National Red Angus Convention. The auction will take place Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. MDT at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell, Montana. Due to the generosity of donors, top-notch items will be available for bidding, however, the jewel of the evening is the “Pick of the Herd” lot graciously donated by Feddes Red Angus, Manhattan, Montana.

The buyer will have choice of Feddes’ 2021 and 2022 heifers. The Feddes family has built a quality cow herd using balanced-trait sires in their AI and ET program. With more than 75 years of experience in the beef industry and the past three decades in the Red Angus breed, the Feddes family has developed a reputation for heavy-weaning calves and problem-free females.

Auction proceeds will benefit the RAFI Research and Development Fund. Donations, memorial contributions and fundraising assistance empower RAFI to support junior programs and advance the Red Angus breed’s position in the industry through research and development. The auction donations will help RAFI finance meaningful research projects that allow U.S. land-grant universities to conduct valuable beef cattle research.

In addition to the “Pick of the Herd,” buyers will vie for numerous items in the RAFI Auction:

  • Handmade squash blossom necklace
  • ADM Cellarator Turbo Drench, 2 gallons and drench gun
  • 1 ton of Moorman’s Mineral
  • Two Denver Broncos regular season tickets, vs. New York Jets, Oct. 23, 2:05 p.m., Section 316, Row 11, Seats 1 and 2
  • 100th Red Angus animal registered framed replica
  • 9 x 12 framed pencil sketch by Hayley Skinner
  • 22 x 28 framed “1986 Great Red Angus Shoot Out” poster
  • Custom canopy tent, 10 x 10
  • “Chasing Daylight” canvas from the 2022 RAAA Photo Contest
  • Cattle vaccine cooler
  • Two Florida Cattlemen’s Convention registration passes
  • Moorman’s cooler-ADM

For those not in attendance, DVAuction will broadcast the sale live. More details about the “Pick of the Herd” and other auction items are available at https://redangus.org/rafi-auction/.

The RAFI auction is one of many distinguished events during the National Red Angus Convention. Also on the docket are the Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium, keynote addresses from Don Schiefelbein, Terryn Drieling, Damian Mason and Jessica Spreitzer, multiple educational workshops, a ladies’ symposium, socials, election of new board members, live music and poetry by Ryan Fritz and the North Fork Band, and the annual awards banquet.

It’s not too late to register for the National Red Angus Convention that will be held Sept. 14-16. Producers interested in attending can view the full convention schedule and auction details at RedAngus.org.

The Red Angus Association of America serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the measurable advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. The RAAA provides commercial producers with objectively described cattle by implementing new technologies and utilizing scientifically sound principles that quantify traits of economic importance to beef producers in all segments of the beef industry. For more information, visit www.RedAngus.org.

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.