FROM: INDEPENDENT CATTLEMEN OF NEBRASKA, Box 241, Hyannis, NE 69350
Contact: Terry Rothwell, ICON Communications Director, 308-458-2758
December 2, 2006
R-CALF AND ICON HOST STATE-WIDE
INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS / FUNDRAISERS
R-CALF USA and the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) will be
co-hosting a number of informational fund-raisers across the state.
All meetings are open to the public.
The scheduled events are:
December 7th: Alliance Country Club, 2472 County Rd, Alliance, Neb.
Roast beef Dinner and speakers at 6:00 PM MT
Abbott, President of ICON will be present along with Jim Hannah, ICON
Director and R-CALF USA Committee Chair on this year's Beef Check-off
Task Force meetings and John West, Southeastern Field Coordinator for
RCALF, who will update listeners on recent events in trade, legislation
***Friday, December 8th: Crawford, Neb. Rollover Auction
at Crawford Livestock Auction, 2:00 PM MT
Supper meeting at the Ranch House in downtown Crawford at 6:00 PM MT
steer calf for the rollover auction at the Crawford Livestock Auction
has been donated by . Rod & Laurie Gray, Gray Angus of Harrison,
Neb., are donating a steer calf to sell at 2:00.
A supper meeting will be held at the Ranch House in downtown Crawford
at 6:00 with Abbott, West, Hannah and others on hand to speak and answer
questions about recent events.
11th, 12th & 13th will be the final meetings held in 2006. The hosting
communities of Gordon, Rushville and Martin, S. D. will wrap up the
annual drive by both groups. Times and places will be announced.
Rollover calf sales
are fund-raising events put on by R-CALF USA volunteers to raise money
for the organization. Those who wish to support the efforts of R-CALF
USA can bid on a calf, then donate the animal back so it can be auctioned
off again and again, until bidding ceases. Contributors receive an R-CALF
USA and ICON membership or renewal for donations over $100.
out by R-CALF and ICON for the benefit of the cattle industry, are funded
exclusively by the independent cattle producers who pay their membership
dues and by cattle producers, main-street businesses, and other individuals
who participate in and contribute to fund-raising events.
R-CALF and State
Affiliates work on various issues that affect independent U.S. cattle
producers and rural America, such as; National Animal ID, Country-of-origin-labeling,
livestock price reporting, property rights and taxation, Check-off recommendations,
various trade agreements and animal health concerns.
Cattlemen of Nebraska is a non-profit group working to represent independent
cattle producers, without the influence of other industry sectors, while
securing a viable livelihood for present and future generations.