You are receiving this
email because you have the power to help make a difference in our cattle
markets. In light of recent events, U.S. cattle producers and feeders are
in distress. With the major packers profiting significantly off cattle
they are paying next to nothing for, it is up to us, advocates of the beef
industry, to do something.
twitter campaign is set to launch Monday, September 23 and continue until
Monday, September 30. The concept of this campaign is simple: encourage all
cattle producers and industry supporters to tweet @realDonaldTrump with
#FairCattleMarkets every day for an entire week.
We have two goals with
- Get #FairCattleMarkets on Twitter’s trending
- Get recognized by at least ONE political
figure (preferably President Trump) in Washington D.C. in hopes of starting a
conversation and spurring change.
If you would like more
information, please view our webpage or email/call the Western Ag Reporter,
(406) 259-4589, ask for Kayla or Mayzie.
The following webpage
contains further information and full-sized, downloadable graphics that you can
share across your social media. It also includes specific instructions
for setting up and using a twitter account. https://westernagreporter.com/fair-cattle-markets.php
We thank you for your
time and hope you make the decision to help create #FairCattleMarkets.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 Long-time SD
Stockgrowers supporter and agriculture advocate, Lyndell Petersen, of
Pennington County, will be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.
The following is an excerpt from his biography
with the SD Hall of Fame.
“The variety of people I met, situations
I faced, and the needs I felt had to be served led me to memberships on and in
a diverse number of groups and Boards of Directors. Some of the directorships
included Rushmore Mutual Life Insurance Co., Clarkson-Mt. View Nursing Home,
North Central Health Systems, regional and national boards of The North
American Corriente Association, Western South Dakota Buckaroos, the Pennington
County Board of Commissioners, Central States Fair, and Western Junior
Livestock Show. The most frequent involvement was with The Central States Fair,
which like an errant child seemed to need redirection on, at least, three
occasions over the past 50 years.
Once in a while I did some really fun stuff.
After I retired from the Extension Service, we bought a ranch, some commercial
cattle and I was finally able to live the dream. We bought a ranch on Lower
Spring Creek, its headquarters, an 1885 house was slated for demolition. Jill
and I restored the house which is now our home and is also listed on the
National Registry of Historic Places. We switched to Corriente cattle, an
athletic medium-sized animal favored by team ropers and never looked back. We
had the National Champion Roping Steer twice. Like ranchers everywhere we had
calves warming in the house, bottle babies, late night phone calls that our
cows were out. It was great.”
Anyone who would like to help honor Lyndell is
invited to the festivities this Friday and Saturday Sept. 13, and 14 in
Chamberlain, SD. Tickets can be purchased at http://sdexcellence.org/Honors_Ceremony
Or call the SD Hall of Fame at (605) 234-4216
for more information.