Angus breeder Keith Russell, Johnstown, Colo., says he looks to improve his herd every day. But after the devastating flooding in Colorado, each day is a challenge. Since the massive rainfall that hit the area in 2013, Russell’s homestead has been left with mud and debris, and little to none winter feed or equipment.

In support of Russell, and to honor his commitment to the Angus breed, an online auction is now live, and offers top-quality Angus semen and embryos.

Supporters can find the auction at The sale ends at noon on Jan. 25. For more information about sale offerings call DV Auction at 402-316-5460.

Cash donations are welcome and can be mailed to the Keith Russell Benefit Fund at P.O. Box 331, Columbus, Mont., 59019. To find out more about the benefit, contact:

Phil Trowbridge,Ghent, N.Y., at 518-369-6584 or; John Patterson, Columbus, Mont., at 406-445-2332 or; or George Marcy, Fort Collins, Colo., at 970-204-1134 or