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October 25, 2005

Copy By: Natasha Bentz, Field Coordinator , R-CALF USA

Phone: 406-252-2516; e-mail: <>

For Immediate Release

CEO Visits Nebraska for the Second Time in October

(Billings, Mont.) - R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard recently spoke to more than
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 USA.

Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON), Marshall Custom Hats, and the Bank
of Keystone hosted the dinner meeting in Arthur on October 12. ICON Board
Member Bob Rothwell organized the event.

"It's important to introduce producers to R-CALF and ICON, to familiarize
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, of
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 helped create
a better market for our livestock."

"We hosted the event to inform cattle producers of the truth and the
misinformation that is being presented in the cattle industry," said Dave
Wright, ICON Board Member and meeting organizer.

Contributors included: Jeffrey and Joleen Arensdorf; Kem and Alice Sibbitt;
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; Rick
Vanderway; Ag West Feeds/Vince Hulinsky; Rothleutner Family; Pass Ranch;
Mathis Equipment; Larry O'Kief; Joe Mundorf; Louis Day; James Hanna; Arden
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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