R-CALF USA, SDSGA Rollover Auction Calf Sale Fund-Raiser
Belle Fourche Livestock Market, LLC will host a rollover calf sale fund-raiser auction at 12 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. The event is open to the public and SDSGA Vice President/R-CALF USA Checkoff Chair Vaughn Meyer will give a brief speech about the need for country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef, the fight against vertical integration, and how R-CALF USA successfully stopped the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s unlawful radio frequency identification (RFID) mandate.
Sodak Angus Ranch will donate a black angus steer calf to be auctioned off with the proceeds from the fund-raiser to be split 50/50 with R-CALF USA and the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association (SDSGA). SDSGA is an R-CALF USA state affiliate organization.
Rollover auctions are fundraising 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 the calf, then donate it back so it can be auctioned off again and again, until bidding ceases.
R-CALF USA is a one-member/one-vote organization. Voting members must own cattle. Associate members support the cause and do not own cattle. Activities carried out by R-CALF USA for the benefit of the U.S. 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 USA works on various issues that affect the continued profitability and viability of independent U.S. cattle producers, such as country-of-origin labeling, checkoff reform, livestock price reporting, animal health concerns, captive supplies and packer ownership of livestock, as well as various trade agreements.
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Businesses supported by the cattle industry and individuals in the cattle industry can call Tatum Lee at 405-834-5710 or Vaughn Meyer at 605-430-4372 to make a contribution for the rollover auction.
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