NE (Mar. 8, 2017) - As fires blaze across Texas, Oklahoma,
Kansas and Colorado fellow cattlemen and women are battling to save their
livelihoods. Fire relief funds have been set up for each area in the wake
of the devastating fires. Currently there is a need for fencing supplies,
feed, hay and trucking services. If you are able to help please see below,
a list of how to donate to each area being affected. Please continue to say
a prayer for those being affected.
Kansas Livestock Association is organizing hay and fencing material
donations for delivery to affected areas in Kansas. To make in-kind
donations, call KLA at (785) 273-5115. Cash donations can be made through
the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF), KLA's charitable arm, by going to www.kla.org/donationform.aspx.
There is an immediate need for hay, feed, fencing supplies, individuals
willing to provide trucking, etc. for the farmers and ranchers devastated
by yesterday's fires. Donations should be taken to CHS Grainland in Haxtun.
A loader and scale are both available, if needed. Contact Rick Unrein
970-520-3565 for more information about dropping off donations. Donations
can also be dropped off at Justin Price's farm (11222 CR 7 Sedgwick, CO).
For more information, please contact: Kent Kokes 970-580-8108, John Michal
970-522-2330, or Justin Price 970-580-6315.
If you would like to donate to this relief effort, you can do so by mail or
online. Make checks payable to Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation and put
"Fire Relief" in the memo line and send to P.O. Box 82395,
Oklahoma City, OK 73148. To donate online, visit www.okcattlemen.org. If you would like to donate hay or
trucking services for hay, you can do so by contacting either the Harper
County Extension Office at 580-735-2252 or Buffalo Feeders at 580-727-5530
to make arrangements or provide trucking services.
Multiple fires in the Texas
Panhandle have burned more than 400,000 acres. As part of a coordinated
response with multiple state agencies and emergency managers, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is
soliciting hay donations. Two supply points have been established to
collect donated hay. Each has been listed below. If you have hay that you
can donate and transport to either supply point, please contact the
location directly prior to transportation.
Ball Park Drive
As more information becomes available Nebraska Cattlemen will keep people
updated via social and media outlets. We are truly grateful for any efforts
put forth by NC members to help our friends during this troubled time.