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Wildfires Displace Livestock Producers

Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Categories: Popular Posts, General News, Weather, Today's Top 5, Ag Issues

Wildfires Displace Livestock Producers
We would like to send our thoughts and prayers to all of those being affected by the wildfires in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.  It has been reported that ranchers have lost their lives trying to protect livestock from the fires. Our friends in the south need our help.  

State livestock association have set up relief efforts to aid in the crisis. 

National Cattlemen's Beef Association shared the following information.

 

Kansas

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 http://www.kla.org/donationform.aspx.

 

Colorado

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.

 

Oklahoma

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.


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