Calf for a Cure
The Calf-For-A-Cure Program Helps Researchers “Whip Cancer”
The “Calf-For-A-Cure” program invites and encourages any and all Nebraskans, regardless of their involvement in the beef industry, to take part in fundraising efforts exclusively supporting cancer research.
A donation of $1,000, along with that of other donors will buy a pen(s) of feeder cattle on approximately October 1, 2017. (The “Calf-For-A Cure” program goal is to purchase 300 head.) The cattle will be placed on feed at Roode’s Feedlot in Fairbury, Ne. (Dustin Rippe) or with Duensing’s Feedlot (Trey & Tobe Duensing) in Byron, Ne. Feed costs and yardage will be reduced by or fully paid by other donations of cash, grain, and distillers from other commercial supporters. This will allow for the full value of the finished animals by April 2018 to be contributed to the 2018 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska. Because the group values the investments being made in this program, the cattle will be price-protected and insured. All donors will be recognized in the official Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska program and will receive a special lanyard to wear during the 2018 Ball event.More Information