THE proceeds from one of the heifers for sale at the upcoming Stoney Point dispersal, on March 29 and 30, will be generously donated to the Angus Foundation.
Stoney Point Annabel S002PV is ranked in the top 20 per cent on all TransTasman Angus cattle evaluation selection indexes.
The Angus Foundation funds several youth scholarships, awards and bursaries for young Angus members and Stoney Point principal Perry Gunner said the sale donation would help the foundation to continue supporting the next generation.
"The Angus breed and Angus Australia have been very successful, however, you can't rest on your laurels," he said.
"You have to look to the future and foundations are about the future.
"To support the Angus Foundation is to support the future of the breed, which is a very important thing.
"To support youth and the Angus Foundation is protecting the Angus breed and Angus Australia because those youth of today are the ones running the beef industry and the breed in the future.
"If you don't address their concerns or their opportunities, then where will we end up."
Angus Australia extension manager Jake Phillips, a previous beneficiary of funds for the TransTasman Travel Bursary in 2011, said without the support of generous sponsors like Stoney Point Angus and members of Angus Australia though the voluntary foundation levy, the Angus Foundation would not be able to provide such excellent industry experiences to young people.
"The Foundation, although supported by Angus Australia, is nearly solely reliant on member donations and other fundraising activities through the year," he said.
"However, to have large significant donations such as this creates huge prospects for us to build our offering of industry leading scholarships, awards and bursaries, as well as provide world leading opportunities for further education and research to benefit the beef industry as a whole."
Stage two of the Stoney Point Performance Angus dispersal will be held at the Stoney Point selling complex, west of Naracoorte, on March 29 and 30, with an inspection day on March 28.
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