The November 28 live benefit auction at the KLA Convention in Wichita will sell livestock equipment, western art, bull sale credits and a stem cell therapy procedure. Proceeds from these items will help fund programs and initiatives for the KLA Political Action Council (PAC), Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK) and the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF).
Kansas Regenerative Medicine Center of Manhattan is donating the stem cell procedure, with funds raised benefitting KLA PAC. A box of strip loins from Tyson cattle buyers in Kansas will be sold to support KLA PAC as well. Seedstock producers donating bull sale credits to benefit KLA PAC 500 are Gardiner Angus, Fink Beef Genetics, Bar S Ranch, Benoit Angus, Dalebanks Angus, Downey Ranch, Harms Plainview Ranch, Judd Ranch, Kniebel Cattle Company, Lyons Ranch, Sandhill Farms, Jensen Brothers, Jones Stewart Angus Ranch, McCurry Brothers, Moser Ranch and Mushrush Red Angus.
Four items will be featured in the RTK portion of the live auction. Jane Metz, a nationally recognized sporting and collegiate artist, has donated a framed original painting titled “Cattle on a Thousand Hills.” Her painting was inspired by a photograph taken by Brett Spader of a horse overlooking cattle in the Flint Hills. Other items benefitting RTK will include a grazing land consultation donated by Dale Kirkham, Hay Monster bale feeder donated by GoBob Pipe and Steel and an AmeriAg mineral feeder from Zeitlow Distributing.
Two lots will be sold to help fund KLF programs. HydraBed has donated an Across Bed Toolbox, with GoBob providing a Hay Monster bale feeder.
A silent auction will be held to support NCBA-PAC and the Kansas CattleWomen (KCW). The winner’s choice of a pair of Roper, Stetson or Tin Haul boots will be sold in the silent auction to benefit NCBA-PAC. KCW silent auction items will include a framed photograph of the Kansas City Stockyards, western décor, a handmade quilt, a vaccine cooler, dinner at the Little Apple Brewery, a Colleen Sternberger photograph, cowboy knife with sheath and fencing pliers in a leather case. The silent auction will be open all day November 30.
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