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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TARGETS VETERINARY & UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WITH EMPHASIS IN BEEF PRODUCTION

PHOENIX (January 29, 2009) – For a second year, the National Cattlemen's Foundation and Fort Dodge Animal Health are accepting applications for the Fort Dodge Animal Health Legacy Scholarship. Through producer participation, Fort Dodge Animal Health sponsors five scholarships of $5,000 each. Three scholarships will be directed to veterinary school students who have designated an emphasis in beef production. Two scholarships will be directed to undergraduate students enrolled in an animal science program.

The National Cattlemen's Foundation is now accepting applications until April 15, 2009. Applications are available at the Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show, at the National Cattlemen's Foundation booth, Fort Dodge Animal Health booth or by visiting the National Cattlemen's Foundation website. Winners will be announced at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colorado,

July 14 – 18, 2009. For more information, please visit www.nationalcattlemensfoundation.org.

Cattle producers used their Fort Dodge Animal Health invoices to help support this scholarship program – in turn, helping cattle production and cattle-producing families for the next generation. Producers can contribute to the Legacy Scholarship by purchasing qualifying Fort Dodge Animal Health products. Eligible products include CYDECTIN® and Synanthic® dewormers, SYNOVEX® implants, Triangle® all-killed vaccines, PYRAMID® MLV vaccines, Presponse® vaccines, PRISMTM KV/MLV vaccines and TrichGuard® V5L vaccine. For more information about the program and how to turn your purchase into an investment, visit www.fortdodgelivestock.com.

“We understand the demand for veterinarians with experience in the beef industry and are proud to unite in this effort to support young people in pursuing their education,” stated Bob Josserand, chair of the foundation's board of trustees. “Fort Dodge Animal Health places a high value on education and the transfer of knowledge in our business, as does the National Cattlemen's Foundation.”

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