The Sandhills Cattle Association ‘Steers for Students’ program is off again for a second year! This program is directed to the youth of the Sandhills for nutritious lunches &
education about how beef gets from the pasture to your plate! The donated calves will be penned with the other calves during the Educational, Performance, and Carcass Contest. The ranchers that donated will still receive the calf’s data during and after the contest. However, when the animals are finished, the ‘Steers for Students’ program calves will be
sent to Husker Meats LLC of Ainsworth, Nebraska, instead of being shipped to the larger plants. Jim Pinney of Husker Meats, Nicolas Herrera with UNL, and other industry professionals will offer local students and producers a chance to learn about carcass evaluation while experiencing how a packing plant operates. Schools of the steer donor’s choice will receive the beef for their school lunch programs at little to no cost! If you wish to donate to the ‘Steers for Students’ program, the Association accepts cash donations to cover feed and processing to ensure the beef will be free to the participating schools. Please contact the SOffice at 402-376-2310.