Sitz Angus, Dillon, MT, has donated the pick of their 2000 heifer calf crop to highlight the 2001 Angus Foundation heifer package.

The heifer package will sell at the 2001 National Western Stock Show, and proceeds from the sale of the package go directly to the Angus Foundation, which supports youth, education and research.

The sale of the package will kick off the 2001 National Western Angus Bull Sale, which is set for Thursday, Jan. 11, at the National Western Stock Show, in Denver, CO. The package will sell at 2 p.m., in the Beef Palace Auction Arena.

"We are very excited to offer bidders the opportunity to pick a heifer calf from the Sitz herd," says James Fisher, director of junior activities for the American Angus Association. "The generosity of the Sitz family, along with the breeders who pull together to make this sale a success, is greatly appreciated, and allows for a substantial contribution to the Angus Foundation each year."

In addition to the heifer, the buyer receives 30 days of free insurance from American Live Stock Insurance Co., Geneva, IL; free transportation to the buyer's farm or ranch, provided by Lathrop Livestock Transportation, Dundee, IL; a flush and three embryo implants into the buyer's recipients from Trans Ova Genetics, Sioux Center, IA; and Ivomec provided by Merial.

For more information on the Angus Foundation heifer package, contact the American Angus Association's junior activities department, at 816-383-5100, any association regional manager, or visit the Association's Website, at

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