“Champion!” prints available for purchase

As a fund-raising project for the 2006 NJAS in Indianapolis, the organizing committee commissioned Frank Champion Murphy to paint an image that depicts the multifaceted nuances of the National Junior Angus Show. Mr. Murphy took the idea and developed a show scene depicting the champion drive at the NJAS and thus the painting has been rightfully named “Champion!”. The original painting, an oil on canvas measuring 24x40-inches, sold at auction for $15,000 to Limestone LLC, Still water, Oklahoma, and Express Ranches, Yukon, Oklahoma, in November 2005. A limited edition of 1,000 prints signed and numbered by the artist, are being offered for sale. These prints measure 18.5 x 28 inches. The first option on the number prints were sold at auction as well with prime numbers being purchased by the following:

Prints #1 - #5 Belle Point Angus Ranch for $1000 each
Print #500 TC Ranch for $900
Print #75 Brookefield Farms for $700

To order your print contact Kris Sticken with the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100.

Checks will be payable to the Angus Foundation, who will handle the shipment of the prints.

One pregnant recipient was donated by Gardiner Angus Ranch of Kansas and sold to KCS Angus Ranch of Montana for $28,000, at the Angus Reception in Denver, Colorado at the 2006 National Western Stock Show.

An office chair and home furnishing book was donated by Copper Creek Canyon of Indiana. The office chair was purchased by MCM Farms of Indiana for $2,200, and the book was purchased by Ben Eggers of Missouri for $50.

Premium pages and full page ads for the 2006 National Junior Angus Show Program were sold during the Angus reception at the 2006 National Western Stock Show in Denver.

Thank you to the following buyers for purchasing premium pages:
Champion Hill Bidwell, OH Page 1 for $3,900
Stevenson-Basin Hobson, MT Back Cover for $5,000
Rutherford Angus Buda, TX Across from inside back cover for $3,250
Cherry Knoll Farm, Inc. West Grove, PA Inside Front Cover for $3,700
Camp Cooley Ranch Franklin, TX Page two for $3,100
Werner Angus Rapids City, IL Inside Back Cover for $3,900
Shoulderbone Plantation White Plains, GA Page three for $3,100
MCM Farms Whitestown, IN Page four for $2,800

Thank you to the following buyers for purchasing full page ads:
Sam Carter Upland, IN
Stertzbach Cattle Co. Louisville, OH
Gamble Angus Farm Clinton, TN
Whitestone-Krebs Gordon, NE
Angus Boosters Club Coldwater, OH
Heritage Cattle Co. Milton, IN
Horn Spring/Lucky Star Lebanon, TN
Prairie View Farms LeRoy, IL
Dameron Angus Lexington, IL
American Angus Hall of Fame Smithville, MO
Sunset Valley Angus Gallipolis, OH
Wilson Cattle Co. Cloverdale, IN

Full page (4 color) ads for the NJAS program are still available for $1,250. What a great way to support the Junior program and promote your Angus cattle at the same time.
Contact Bill Wilson to request a page:
(795) 653-2404 (ad copy due May 1, 2006)