Farm Rescue recently expanded its services to ranchers with the addition of livestock feeding assistance. This new endeavor is made possible through the work of volunteers and the generous support of business sponsors.
One such business has been a strong supporter since Farm Rescue started assistance operations in 2006. Haybuster – a division of DuraTech Industries – of Jamestown, ND, is a family-owned manufacturer, specializing in hay processing and handling equipment, as well as other agricultural and industrial products. The North Dakota-based company has provided financial support to Farm Rescue for more than a decade and is now expanding its sponsorship of the nonprofit organization with a donation of equipment to aid in livestock feeding efforts.
Haybuster’s contribution of a Balebuster bale processor and CMF-series vertical mixer will provide tremendous support to Farm Rescue volunteers, as they carry out livestock feeding duties for ranchers affected by crisis. This assistance will be available throughout Farm Rescue’s entire service area, which includes the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and eastern Montana.
“Haybuster is one of the founding sponsors of Farm Rescue,” said Bill Gross, Founder & President, Farm Rescue. “Their commitment to help farmers and ranchers in a time of need has been steadfast throughout the years. They certainly make quality equipment that will be instrumental in fulfilling our livestock feeding assistance services.”
Farm Rescue has steadily increased its capacity to help more producers each year, including a growing number of ranch families. The nonprofit added haying assistance services in 2012 and this year the nonprofit launched “Operation Hay Lift”, in which hundreds of loads of hay were delivered to ranchers affected by severe drought. Farm Rescue’s new livestock feeding assistance program will provide a short-term means of sustaining cattle herds when ranchers are unable to perform the work themselves, due to a major injury, illness or natural disaster.
“Haybuster has always been and will continue to be a financial contributor to Farm Rescue,” said Jay Grotrian, President of Haybuster. “Haybuster is honored to be able to provide equipment to the Livestock Feeding Assistance program that has been developed by Farm Rescue.”
As with all Farm Rescue services, livestock feeding assistance will be provided through the work of volunteers. The organization is seeking additional volunteers for this new venture.
Anyone interested in joining the Farm Rescuer family of volunteers to help ranchers should submit a volunteer form at www.farmrescue.org.