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GRAND ISLAND, NE -- The Angus Foundation is once again hosting its annual silent auction during the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Grand Island, Neb. As always, the proceeds benefit education, youth and research initiatives supporting the Angus breed.

Items donated to the Angus Foundation for the silent auction may come from individual Angus supporters, farms, companies, or state junior and adult Angus associations. Junior state Angus associations have an extra incentive to donate items: the state junior Angus Association that donates the highest selling item will receive $100.

Donation ideas include paintings, gift baskets, books, cattle supplies, jewelry, clothing and Angus collectibles.

“The donation items are more than just ‘items’; they’re scholarship dollars for a hard-working student, funding for research to advance the Angus industry, or funds for a leadership event for the industry’s best and brightest,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Generous donations and Angus family supporters are the key to the silent auction’s continued success.”

At the 2015 NJAS in Tulsa, Okla., the silent auction raised $13,000. These funds support scholarships and events including the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference, Cattlemen’s Boot Camps, Beef Leaders Institute (BLI) and research projects to benefit the Angus breed.

To donate an item, please contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100. Donations must be received or delivered to the silent auction area by July 6.

All NJAS attendees are welcome to place bids.

For more information about the silent auction, visit www.angusfoundation.org. Prior to the auction, the website will feature the donated items.

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