1. Shae Dodson, Communications Coordinator for R-CALF USA has been busy! I’ve received several releases announcing mtgs., fundraising results and more. Here’s excerpts from them. Please contact Shae for more information.
Billings, MT ~ Cattlemen who gathered at Northern Livestock Exchange in Minot, ND on February 25, 2005, raised $6,000 for R-CALF USA. Roger Sundsbak and Marilyn Hagen, owners and operators of Northern Livestock Exchange said, “We appreciate R-CALF USA for the work it is doing to support the ranches we do business with. We want to support the organization taking care of our customers.”
Fort Scott Livestock Market in Fort Scott, Kan., will host an informational meeting and fund-raiser for R-CALF USA and Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) on Tuesday, April 5. A dinner at 6:30 p.m. CST kicks off the event, followed by speakers from each organization and then a rollover calf auction.
Billings, MT ~ In an innovative way to integrate seedstock production sales into the fund-raising effort for R-CALF USA, the Lucky 7 Angus Ranch of Wyoming donated 10 percent of the proceeds from 10 bulls sold during its recent sale at Riverton Livestock Auction in Riverton, WY. The Jim Jensen Family, owners of Lucky 7 Angus, raised $4,535 in cash and memberships for R-CALF USA.
Billings, MT ~ Two sales held at Platte Valley Livestock in Gering, Nebraska on October 4, 2004, and February 28, 200,5 generated $5,500 for R-CALF USA. Jerry and Sally Weekes, owners/operators of the auction market said, “We believe the position that R-CALF USA has taken on critical issues in the cattle industry is right, and we’re happy to do what we can to help support the organization.”
2. From Lori McCubbins with Illinois Corn Growers Association:
March 29 – SPRING IS THE TIME TO TALK TRADE: Spring has arrived and so have Congressmen and Senators. Like a Robin they return to their Districts for Easter break. Spring is a time for new beginnings; so please take advantage of speaking with your representatives on Corn Grower issues while they are at home.
3. The Missouri Sheep Producers Executive Director, Doug Gehring sent this in:
(MARSHALL, Mo.)—Supporting the future of the Missouri sheep industry is a key strategy for the Missouri Sheep Producers (MSP) organization. Offering four $750 scholarships to current and former 4-H and FFA members involved in the sheep industry is one way the organization accomplishes this strategy.
For more information about the Missouri Sheep Producers Scholarship, please contact Sarah Shultz at 573-522-9213.