What: R-CALF USA, SDSGA Rollover Auction Calf Sale Fund-Raiser
When: 12 p.m., MST, Thurs., Jan. 14, 2021
Where: Belle Fourche Livestock Market, LLC, 18662 Livestock Road, Belle Fourche, SD
Contact: Karina Jones, R-CALF USA 308-760-3466 or email@example.com; or Vaughn Meyer, SDSGA Vice President/R-CALF USA Checkoff Chair 605-430-4372
Description: Belle Fourche Livestock Market, LLC will host a rollover calf sale fund-raiser auction at 12 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. The event is open to the public and South Dakota Stockgrowers Association (SDSGA) Vice President/R-CALF USA Checkoff Chair Vaughn Meyer will give a brief speech about the need for mandatory country-of-origin labeling (mCOOL) for beef, the fight against vertical integration, and current efforts that are being made to bring a national Beef Checkoff Referendum to the cattle industry.
Sodak Angus Ranch will donate a black angus heifer calf to be auctioned off with the proceeds from the fund-raiser to be split 50/50 with R-CALF USA and SDSGA. SDSGA is an R-CALF USA state affiliate organization. Wyoming producers may choose to have their contribution split with the R-CALF USA state affiliate, Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming (ICOW).
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 mandatory 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.
Businesses supported by the cattle industry and individuals in the cattle industry who are unable to attend in person can make a contribution for the rollover auction by calling Karina Jones at 308-760-3466 or Vaughn Meyer at 605-430-4372.