Nebraska Cattlemen and Merck Animal Health, a member of Bio Nebraska, announced they are partnering to launch Cartridges for Cash, a program that will provide financial support for Nebraska Cattlemen’s Young Cattlemen’s Connections (YCC) program and to the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Foundation to fund two scholarships.
Announcement from Nebraska Cattlemen and Merck Animal Health, June 7, 2023
Nebraska Cattlemen and Merck Animal Health announced they are partnering to launch the Cartridges for Cash program. The program will invest in the next generation of Nebraska’s beef cattle industry leaders by providing financial support for Nebraska Cattlemen’s Young Cattlemen’s Connections (YCC) program and to the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Foundation to fund two scholarships.
Producers are encouraged to save their empty Revalor (trenbolone acetate and estradiol) implant and Ralgro (zeranol) implant cartridges and turn them into their local Merck Animal Health representative or to Nebraska Cattlemen. Merck Animal Health will donate $0.25 for every Revalor (-G, -S, -H, -IS, -IH, -200, -XS, -XH) and Ralgro cartridge Nebraska Cattlemen. The more cartridges, the larger the donation, up to a maximum of $10,000 annually.
“Merck Animal Health is proud to be part of the cattle industry and is unconditionally committed to the development of its future leaders,” said Justin Jarecke, regional manager for Merck Animal Health. “The Cartridges for Cash program is a meaningful way for us to team up with our customers to strengthen Nebraska Cattlemen’s support of young beef producers for scholarships and other educational programs.”
Nebraska Cattlemen President Steve Hanson said, “We grateful for our ongoing partnership with Merck Animal Health and appreciate their willingness to bolster the next generation of beef cattle producers. Education is the key to ensuring future leaders of our industry can improve Nebraska’s world-class beef production. Nebraska Cattlemen looks forward to joining forces with the cattle community to collect cartridges and provide important educational opportunities.”
For more information about Cartridges for Cash in Nebraska, visit nebraskacattlemen.org.