October 25, 2005
Copy By: Natasha Bentz, Field Coordinator , R-CALF USA
Phone: 406-252-2516; e-mail: <mailto:email@example.com>
For Immediate Release
CEO Visits Nebraska for the Second Time in October
(Billings, Mont.) - R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard recently spoke to more
110 people at meetings in Arthur, Neb., and Valentine, Neb. Both meetings
and the calf sale in Valentine brought in over $8,500 to benefit R-CALF
Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON), Marshall Custom Hats, and
of Keystone hosted the dinner meeting in Arthur on October 12. ICON
Member Bob Rothwell organized the event.
"It's important to introduce producers to R-CALF and ICON, to
them with the policies of organizations that truly represent independent
cattlemen," said Rothwell.
"Bill was outstanding," commented Kem Sibbitt, an R-CALF
USA member from
Hyannis, Neb. "He brought to light a lot of important trade issues."
The next day, ICON and South Dakota Stockgrowers Association (SDSGA)
sponsored the Valentine dinner meeting following the calf sale at Valentine
Livestock Auction Company. Kenny Fox, SDSGA Region 3 Vice President,
Belvidere, S.D., donated the rollover calf.
"We always felt that R-CALF has been there to benefit cattlemen
and has been
a strong voice for the grassroots producer," said Fox. "R-CALF
a better market for our livestock."
"We hosted the event to inform cattle producers of the truth and
misinformation that is being presented in the cattle industry,"
Wright, ICON Board Member and meeting organizer.
Contributors included: Jeffrey and Joleen Arensdorf; Kem and Alice
Mark Wilson and Michael Wilson; Marv and Theo Walz; Allen and Joy Swanson;
Powers Ranch/Dan and Patty Powers; Cross Ranch/Rory and Demi Cross;
Vanderway; Ag West Feeds/Vince Hulinsky; Rothleutner Family; Pass Ranch;
Mathis Equipment; Larry O'Kief; Joe Mundorf; Louis Day; James Hanna;
Smith; Sonny Hanna; Chris Harvey; Mike Arnold; Bill Ganser; Randy Peterson;
Jerry Sharp; Ann Harvey; Joe and Mavis Fleming; Bank of the West; and
Kelcomm DBA/DMK Supply/Ray Keller.
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