The Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA), the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and the Livestock Marketing Association of Texas have established the Cattlemen's Disaster Relief Fund. The fund will assist cattlemen affected by wildfires in the Texas Panhandle, as well as similar disasters in other areas of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
More than a million acres and thousands of livestock have been killed in what officials are calling the “wildfire of the century.”
Similar to the Cattlemen's Hurricane Fund established last year, the groups will use the funds to help cattle producers begin to put their lives back together. In addition, hay and feed donations are being accepted.
To make a donation, send a tax-deductible check made out to “Cattlemen's Disaster Relief Fund” to 5501 I-40 West, Amarillo, TX 79106. For info on hay donations, contact TCFA's Burt Rutherford at 806-358-3681.