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NATIONAL WESTERN LENDS SUPPORT TO REGIONAL CATTLEMEN

Denver In an effort to help the ranchers devastated by recent snowstorms in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, the National Western Stock Show is helping raise money for the National Cattlemen's Foundation's (NCF) disaster relief effort. The 2007 National Western Stock Show runs Jan. 6-21.

In addition to making a donation, the Stock Show is getting the word out to patrons by handing out fliers and making announcements during rodeos, cattle sales and shows. National Western's chairman emeritus Ben Houston also is donating a heifer to the Commercial Heifer Sale on January 17. All the proceeds from the sale of the heifer will be donated to the disaster relief fund.

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has coordinated with the National Cattlemen's Foundation (NCF), as well as state and local cattlemen's associations to provide for farmers and ranchers affected by the blizzards. The relief funds will be distributed at the discretion of state associations in the affected areas. All of the funds collected will be distributed to cattlemen in need.

Monetary donations are fully tax deductible and can be made to the National Cattlemen's Foundation at 9110 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 300, Centennial, Colo. 80112. Donations also may be made online at NationalCattlemensFoundation.org. To donate hay, trucking or equipment use, please contact Courtney Pollock at 303-850-3393.

The 2007 National Western Stock Show features 18 breeds of cattle and more than 7,000 head of cattle during its 16-day run. The National Western's mission is to preserve the western heritage and agricultural industry through education. The annual event attracts more than 630,000 people each year. For information and tickets, visit our website at NationalWestern.com or call toll-free 1-888-551-5004.

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