FROM: INDEPENDENT CATTLEMEN OF NEBRASKA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 11, 2005
Media Contact: Mary Mulligan (402) 967-3464; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copy by: Stephanie Trask (308) 282-2826; Email: email@example.com
Students and Cattlemen Gather for Evening With R-CALF President
(Hyannis, Neb.) - Ranchers from Curtis, Farnam, McCook, Cambridge, and
Grant assembled in Curtis, NE on Nov 2nd, along with students from Curtis
College and local FFA students, to listen to Ranchers-Cattlemen Action
Legal Fund (R-CALF USA) President, Leo McDonnell. McDonnell, who is
also a co-founder of the national grassroots cattlemen's organization,
spoke on several issues affecting cattle producers today, including
trade, the beef checkoff, and national animal identification. Said McDonnell,
"We need to update producers on issues that are going to be important
to them in the short term and in the long run."
was hosted by the Independent Cattlemen of NE (ICON). Among those in
attendance were Pam Potthoff, Vice President of the national Women Involved
in Farm Economics (WIFE) and David Harris, Congressional hopeful for
Nebraska's Third District. Said Potthoff, "A united voice is the
only way we're ever going to make a difference."
Commented John O'Dea, event coordinator, "The most important thing
in our ever-changing industry is to educate as many grassroots producers
as possible about the issues that threaten their livelihood."
Two framed prints were auctioned off following the dinner. One was purchased
by Schurrtop Angus Ranch and the other by Walking Seven Feedlot, with
the proceeds benefiting ICON.
Curtis Cattlemen's Company served a roast beef supper sponsored by local
businesses. Sponsors of the dinner were D&D Cattle Co, First Central
Bank, Wagner Auto, AgValley Coop, Southwest Implement, Tri-State Livestock,
Hometown Agency, and Southwest Feeders.
For more information on R-CALF USA or ICON, visit www.r-calfusa.com
or www.independentcattlemen.com or call (308) 282-2826.