One steer nets over $13,000 for disaster relief

At Monday afternoon’s cattle auction at the Elgin Livestock Sales barn, one family along with a number of buyers helped ease the plight of cattle producers effected by the recent snowstorm and flooding that hit Nebraska.
Ted Baum of Elgin Livestock Sales, Inc. was approached by the Jim Redding family. The Reddings offered a 495# Black steer for a “rollover auction” to raise funds for the Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund.
After the steer was sold several times, the bidding came to an end and those wanting to help with the effort contributed, the steer fetched a whopping $13,622.
Thanks for this event need to go to Jim, Chris and Paige Redding and the following bidders for their support of other producers now facing tough situations:
Dale Funk, Greg Bartak, Niewohner Bros., Tom Walnofer, Ken Bode, Pelster Bros. (Ralph Jr, Bill & Matt), Ken Jochum, Tyler Reestman, Leroy Schindler, Mike Kerkman, Bode Hay (Jerry & Ted), Keith Heithoff, RB Angus (Kevin Rasmussen), Ray Bennett, Ellis & Lois Schrunk, Leonard Kerkman, Denis & Jan Henn, Baum Bros. (Dave, Fran, Dan, Chris, Jeanine & Debbie), Chuck & Denise Baum, Joe Oberbrockling, Gary Weise, Rick Zegers, Town & Country Vet Clinic and the Livestock Market Association.
Ted, JoAnn and Doris Baum want to express their gratitude for, and pride in, those who stepped up to help others in the state hit hard by the storms.
The Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund is organized in the State of Nebraska as a not-for-profit corporation and will be seeking to qualify as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization under which all donations made to the Fund would be tax deductible for the donor in accordance with applicable federal tax laws. One hundred percent of all donations received will be distributed to Nebraska cattle producers affected by natural disasters, including recent wet weather events. **A convenience fee for online donations may apply.
If you would like to write a check, make it out to Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund and mail it to:
Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund?4611 Cattle Drive?Lincoln, NE 68521