After cancellation in 2020, the Canadian Angus Foundation’s (CAF) Building the Legacy fundraiser auction returned in 2021 in an online format through DLMS Farm Gate. Generous buyers raised more than $71,000 during the ninth edition of the sale that ended on August 28. The fundraiser helps the foundation preserve and expand the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research and historical preservation.
Generous donors contributed 80-plus lots of Angus semen and embryos, a pregnancy choice, numerous artwork and experience packages, and a variety of services for seedstock producers. The high-selling embryo donation was from Bar-E-L Angus, Dave and Lynne Longshore, for Schiefelbein Showman 338 x Bar-E-L Bride 28C that sold for $2,800 per embryo to Allandale Angus. The high-selling semen donation was for Square B Atlantis 8060 donated by Morgan A.I. Services that sold to Ellsmere Farms Ltd. for $400 per straw.
Other sale highlights included a pregnancy choice from Poss Deadwood, donated by Keystone Angus, and sold to Scott Kelder for $4,400; a P.E.I. experience package donated by P.E.I. Angus breeders and sold to Airam Farm for $1,300; a video marketing package donated by Story Brokers and Thomas Wildman that sold for $1,600 to MJT Cattle Co.; and a Beswick bull and cow figurine donated by James Arnott, Coul Angus, that sold to Roger Peters for $500.