Please help us to thank the businesses that support U.S. independent cattle producers!
These businesses want your business and they support R-CALF USA!



Diamond Sponsors


Ag-West Feeds
Vince Hulinsky
470 S. Hwy 91/PO Box 458 Burwell, NE 68823

WHAT IS AG-WEST-FEEDS INC? In 1970, Vince Hulinsky started Ag-West Feeds. Vince grew up in a ranching area where he developed a good ranching background. After losing 30% of his calves to scours one spring, he decided to find out why. Vince started his herd out of his Dad’s. His Dad didn’t have a scour problem. The only difference in their cows and feeding program was Vince’s Dad was feeding a high-quality mineral program. Vince started to study nutrition, and went to doing his own nutritional work, using his own formulations. He did and still does this, using the cows to tell him their needs, not some book value or N.R.C. requirements “that should” work.

Vince used these values, not being tied to the Multi-National companies and their ways. Working with you ranchers and your cows, he was able to develop top quality mineral programs to fit the cow’s nutritional needs. Solving sickness problems, not using drugs, but developing the cows own nutritionally healthy immune system. At the same time increasing gains, savings of 20 percent of the roughage, and or 20 percent more beef produced off of the same ranch.

As a result of these efforts, Ag-West-Feeds was born and REMAINS an independent company owned and operated by Vince Hulinsky. Vince asks you to please stop at our booth at the R-CALF USA Convention. Come say Hi, pick up a literature book, “WHICH IS OUR SALES FORCE.” We do not have salesmen to call on you, we hope you can understand our program by reading these literature books. Also sign up for our drawing of a bronze statue.

Ag-West-feeds is a proud supporter of the South Dakota Stockgrowers, R-CALF USA, Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska and others.


Protect the Harvest

Protect The Harvest
480 Southpoint Circle
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Keli Gunn / Dave Duquette

Protect The Harvest is a non-profit organization that was founded by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, owners of Lucas Oil Products to defend and preserve American freedoms and to support farmers, ranchers, outdoor enthusiasts, and animal owners.

Most Americans are unaware that there are special interest groups in America that have evolved into a wealthy and well-organized movement that is determined to change our way of life. These groups are aiming to control agriculture, land and water use, and eliminate human-animal interaction as well as hunting and fishing. Their approach is to reach their goal incrementally via influencing public opinion with misinformation and writing, funding and marketing legislation and regulations to suit their agenda. The end result is an America that is less free and less prosperous, the elimination of animal ownership and human animal interaction, the elimination of our ability to provide affordable food for our families and the ability to enjoy traditional past times.

Lucas Oil

Lucas Oil
480 Southpoint Circle
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Keli Gunn / Dave Duquette

The history of Lucas Oil is the story of the American Dream. Born into a small farming community in rural Indiana, Forrest Lucas and his three sisters experienced great hardship trying to make ends meet. At age 13, Forrest began showing registered cattle for a breeder and eventually left home at age 15, to work on cattle ranches to help support his family. His early experiences working on cattle ranches cultivated in him the work ethic and ambition that fueled him in his rise to success in business in his later years.

In 1964, Lucas purchased his first semi-truck at the age of 21. He acquired more trucks and grew his trucking business throughout the 1970’s. Needing to keep his trucks maintained and operational, he began experimenting with his own additives and lubricants. When he discovered the secret ingredient to his Heavy-Duty Oil Stabilizer, which would become the first of his stable of problem solving products and additives, sales to fellow truckers took off.

Today, Lucas Oil sells nearly 300 products worldwide. Since its inception, in 1989, Lucas Oil has remained true to its objective of producing quality American made products for a large variety of uses, including agricultural and industrial.

Lucas Cattle Co

Lucas Cattle Co.
480 Southpoint Circle
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Keli Gunn / Dave Duquette

With the success of Lucas Oil, Lucas decided to fulfill a lifelong dream of breeding and raising his own cattle. In 2002, Forrest and his wife Charlotte purchased land in Cross Timbers, Missouri. Together they founded Lucas Cattle Company and began breeding Simmental and Simangus cattle. Lucas Cattle Company strives to breed cattle that offers structural soundness and other necessary assets such as udder quality, fertility, calving ease, longevity, growth, docility, and carcass traits. With a strict culling strategy, they have been able to breed some of the finest, high performing Simmental genetics America has to offer.

We are proud to be a part of the R-CALF convention. Please support Protect The Harvest in our efforts to protect our way of life, heritage and traditions. Together, we have a strong voice.


Tri-State Livestock News
1501 5th Ave. – Suite 101
Belle Fourche, SD
Carrie Statdheim, Editor or
Dianna Palmer, Sales

For five decades, Tri-State Livestock News has established a strong reputation as a leading publication within the livestock industry. Much of Tri-State Livestock News’ growth and success is due to the long-term support from livestock producers and ag businesses in South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado and Kansas.

Published every Saturday, Tri-State Livestock News is the commercial cattlemen’s publication, located in the heart of one of the greatest beef producing regions in the world.

We look forward to serving the needs of livestock producers with timely editorials and advertisers who serve the livestock industry. Please make a point to visit us online at, updated daily.

The Farmer & Rancher Exchange’s first issue was published in the spring of 1981, making 2016 our 35th Anniversary. Originally a publication that was mailed to 12,000 rural route households, Farmer & Rancher Exchange now has a circulation of 15,000 with the bulk of our distribution centering in South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota and Montana. Many of the businesses that began advertising in 1981 continue to advertise with us today. We are proud to maintain such strong relationships with businesses within the agricultural community. The Farmer & Rancher Exchange is the largest weekly advertising publication distributed free in the upper Midwest region. It is the only weekly agricultural publication that is 100 percent advertising. It is truly the “buy and sell bible” for a seven-state area.

Hundreds of businesses advertise in Farmer & Rancher Exchange including livestock markets, vehicle dealers, farm machinery and equipment dealers, antique dealers, realtors, auctioneers, seed, feed retail, grocery and building material businesses. In the spring of each year, hundreds of registered livestock producers promote their livestock production and/or private treaty sales. These businesses advertise in Farmer & Rancher Exchange because it offers a vast potential customer based with the largest geographical coverage of any South Dakota based agricultural publication.



Platinum Sponsor


The Cattle Business Weekly
Donnie Leddy
PO Box 700/185 South Center
Philip, SD

The Cattle Business Weekly, based in Philip, S.D., provides beef cattle industry news, market reports, and event coverage for South Dakota and the surrounding region. Founded 12 years ago, “By Cattlemen, For Cattlemen,” the weekly newspaper and annual Cattle Business Herd Reference Guide quickly became a trusted source of information in many farm/ranch homes and agribusinesses. In addition to the weekly paper, we publish South Dakota Angus News, Charolais Country, & Range & Pasture Journal. We also provide ring service and produce sale catalogs and other promotional materials for customers.

Gold Sponsor


Big Frig
Brock Hutchinson
Barry Hutchinson
310 N Derby Ln #1577
North Sioux City, SD 57049
605-540-0911 or 605-261-5064

Big Frig, an outdoor company based in South Dakota, was founded after Brock Hutchinson recognized a need in the marketplace for a first-rate, affordable vacuum-sealed tumbler and rotomolded coolers. Although competitors offered lower cost coolers, their products unfortunately lacked in quality and features that appealed to loyal cooler consumers. Therefore, Hutchinson set out to design products that would perform as well as (if not better than) big names in the market—without the price tag.

At Big Frig, we believe in treating our customers like family and that family comes first. We believe in answering the phone and going the extra mile.

We believe that our customers deserve a quality product for their money and a company that will stand behind it. Our products are designed and tested to withstand the toughest conditions of the Midwest and provide high performance in every environment imaginable. Hutchinson says that he and his team believe that their clients deserve nothing less. Big Frig’s products are not just tumblers or coolers, but instead a reflection of a way of life.

Big Frig donates 20% of the purchase price of all R-CALF branded products to R-CALF USA shop now at

Insure My Forage
Megan Scheffler
Brad Oberreuter
1502 N 13th St Ste 300
Norfolk, NE 68701

insure-my-forageInsure My Forage Insure My Forage are the specialist with the Federal Crop Insurance program for pasture and forage.  The PRF Program (Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage) has paid out over 1.2 BILLION dollars to American Farmers and Ranchers. We can give you the last 10 year payout history for your county and help with the enrollment process.

The PRF program is a federally subsidized crop insurance program authorized by the USDA.  The PRF Program pays you indemnity when the rainfall is less then 90% of normal in any selected 2 month period. for an educational video or to request more information.  The enrollment period is Sept 1 to Nov 15th.


Liberty Tabletop

Sherrill Manufacturing/
Liberty Tabletop

Greg Owens –315-264-5739
102 East Seneca St
Sherrill, NY 13461

We are Sherrill Manufacturing and our brand is Liberty Tabletop, a family owned and operated business co-owned by Matt Roberts and Greg Owens. Created with pride in our Sherrill, N.Y. factory, which has been producing quality flatware for more than a century, Liberty Tabletop offers a variety of patterns designed to satisfy almost any taste. Now the only manufacturer of flatware in the United States of America, Liberty Tabletop creates high quality flatware at a competitive price. All of our items are produced using the finest quality 18-10 chromium/nickel stainless steel. This offers incredible luster and enhanced resistance to staining over less expensive stainless grades like 18-0. What’s more, the steel that our flatware is produced with is also made in the U.S.A. and meets all ASTM standards. Our steel is tested for lead and other toxic trace elements to ensure they are not present. This protects the health and safety of our customers and our workforce. No mystery metal in our product!

When you choose us, you’re choosing a company that believes in growing our national economy, providing career jobs to people in our community and preserving the craft of flatware manufacturing and tool making. Liberty Tabletop is also socially conscientious – we know that foreign companies don’t follow the same rigorous standards as we do here in the United States, and often resort to child labor, prison labor, abuse of workers and unsafe conditions for workers in terms of health and safety. We’re a part of the movement of people who are not willing to support such activities with our spending, and we’re as good as our word – we use products in our manufacturing made in the United States, and we hire firms (accounting, legal, marketing) that are local, so we can keep the dollars flowing in our local economy. All of this helps drive the American economy in a safe, ethical and environmentally friendly way.

At Liberty Tabletop, it’s all about the people – we recognize our most valuable assets are our employees, as well as our satisfied customers. We believe when you choose to purchase your flatware from us, you will be amazed by the quality, delighted with the price, and fully satisfied with a product you can enjoy now – and for years to come. Let us provide you with heirloom flatware you can be proud to pass down to the next generation.

Sherrill Manufacturing/Liberty Tabletop has partnered with R-CALF USA to offer R-CALF USA Steak Knife Chests with Set of 6 Knives that feature the R-CALF USA logo on a solid wood Liberty Table Top Exclusive Chest. The knives feature their best blade with the special steak knife serration. Both Knives and Chest are 100% Made in USA! Liberty Tabletop will be donating $20 to R-CALF USA for every set sold; shop now at



Range Magazine
PO Box 639, Carson City, NV
CJ Hadley – 1-800-RANGE-4-U

RANGE magazine is an award-winning publication devoted to the issues that threaten the West, its people, lifestyles, lands and wildlife. Known for its powerful photos and straight talk, RANGE exposes a land and lifestyle in crisis and shows how daily challenges are being met with grit, determination and humor. No stranger to controversy, RANGE is the leading forum for divergent viewpoints in the search for solutions that will halt the depletion of a national resource, the American cowboy.

Because there are people who care. RANGE has a simple and honest purpose: to chronicle the real, working people of the American West, and to provide an open forum to discuss the threats and assaults on the most unique of American lifestyles.


Speaker Sponsors

Adams County Livestock
Jaime Oberling
Justin Oberling
PO Box 277
Payson, IL 62360
Ft. Pierre Livestock Auction
Bryan Hanson
PO Box 400,
804 Salebarn Rd
Ft. Pierre, SD 57532
Liberty Tabletop

Sherrill Manufacturing/
Liberty Tabletop

Greg Owens –315-264-5739
102 East Seneca St
Sherrill, NY 13461

Producers Livestock – Omaha
Rick Keith
4809 S 114th St
Omaha, NE 68137

Sodak Angus Ranch
Vaughn & Lois Meyer
15571 Sorum Rd
Reva, SD 57651

Valentine Livestock
126 N Government St,
Valentine, NE
Greg Arendt –


Livestream Sponsors

Cattle USA
Brian Winter
1028 West Cherry Ave
Enid, OK 73703
CKP Insurance
CKP Insurance LLC
Suzanne Menges
PO Box 842
Safford, AZ 85548


Silver Sponsors

Matt Zancanella
800-254-0179 or 605-695-4797
1921 E. Dakota Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

cattleactive Scours and acidosis are two of the biggest problems that modern cattlemen face – CattlActive works naturally to help reverse the ravages of these conditions.

CattlActive focuses on restoring and maintaining ruminal health. Backed by science, clinical field trials and studies, it is proven to balance the pH of the rumen and help improve gains. CattlActive improves digestion, neutralizes acid, and encourages feed and water consumption for stronger, more robust cattle. Call us at 1-800-254-0179 or Visit us at to save 10% and learn more.

James Grothe/Keith Paitz
2905 Hwy 61 N.
Muscatine, IA 52761

kentWho We Are
Kent is a leading source of nutrition products and services for commercial livestock, lifestyle animals, and pets. It’s all we do. And more than simply recognizing the unique relationship our customers have with their animals – we share it.
What We Do
Our products are driven by research, innovation, and quality while our company is guided by dedication, honesty, and integrity.
How We Do It
Meeting the nutritional needs of each animal – exceeding the expectations of every owner – is why we work. It is the challenge that excites us, the passion that inspires us, and a promise we live up to.


Ozark Hills Insurance
Jared Underwood
1701 Porter Wagoner Blvd
West Plains, MO 65775

With weather volatility having everyone 60 days away from a drought, be proactive; don’t let your future dry up! At some point and time, your ranch has been or is going to be affected by a drought. There are a lot of ranchers that are unaware of the programs available to them to help offset the cost from dealing with the devastations of a drought. Severe droughts have accounted for the loss of over 32,000 cattle operations from 2007-2012.

Call us now to sign up. Program paid over $475 million in 2018! At Ozark Hills, we are cattle ranchers just like yourself and understand the financial hardships a rainfall shortage can have on an operation’s bottom dollar. We are making an all-out effort to contact fellow ranchers to inform them of the money they are missing out on and what we can bring to the table as drought specialist.

This program is federally subsidized by RMA. It pays when rainfall is less than 90% of average for any 60-day period. No upfront cost to enroll. Works on pasture and hay ground.

Contact us today to get a proposal for your ranch. This proposal will give you a general idea of the financial gains to be had from this program. Call me and we can talk more about this.


South Dakota Stockgrowers Association
426 Saint Joseph St,
Rapid City, SD

sd-stockgrowersFor over 125 years, our mission has remained unchanged, “to promote and protect the South Dakota livestock industry”. SD Stockgrowers Association works to promote the independent livestock producers of South Dakota.  Everything we do relates to the ability to preserve the viability of our ranches and rural communities whether it be through proper legislation, property tax reform, school funding, or stewardship and land management.

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is proud to be R-CALF’s largest state affiliate.  We urge our members to support the great work of R-CALF USA and we invite R-CALF members to join our association.

For more information, call us at 605-342-0429, find us on Facebook, on the web at or stop by our office in downtown Rapid City.


Silver Boutiques

Legendary Western
Heather Nordick
316 Haynes Rd
Whitney, NE 69367

Legendary Western is an online and mobile western boutique specializing in designer western fashion. We bring a fun and personal shopping experience, featuring name brands such as Tasha Polizzi, Silverado, Vintage Collection, Scully, Lane Boots, and more. Legendary Western is owned and operated by Heather Nordick off of the Nordick Ranch in Whitney, NE, where she and her husband Sam live with their kids, Jhett and Blair. Stop by to visit, shop, or just browse around, we would love to have you!


Stay Wild Boutique
Britnie Kenzy
Kerri Grim
624 Main Street
Gregory, SD 57533

Our names are Kerri Grim and Britnie Kenzy, we are mother-daughter co-owners of Stay Wild Boutique. Kerri is the Register of Deeds for Gregory County. Kerri is married to Darwin Grim, a Deputy Sheriff for Gregory County. They have two children, Kyle and Britnie. Britnie is married to rancher Ryan Kenzy. They have two children, Chet and Tessa. The Kenzy family ranch is located in Iona, South Dakota. Britnie manages the boutique which currently has two employees.

We launched our boutique in June of 2017 with a passion to create a one of a kind shopping experience in our small hometown. Our boutique strives to provide a store where women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and budgets can find their dream outfit. We have created fashion that is obtainable to everyone because we believe that a woman’s outfit strongly impacts how they feel. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful! Find Us On Facebook: Stay Wild Boutique.


Bronze Sponsors

Callicrate Banders
Callicrate Cattle Co.
Ranch Foods Direct

Mike Callicrate St. Francis, KS
785-332-3344 or

CKP Insurance
CKP Insurance LLC
Suzanne Menges
PO Box 842
Safford, AZ 85548

Heartland Angus Marketing
Jemi Frederick
Nancy Bartos
51026 886 Rd
Verdigre, NE 68783

Huron Continental Marketing
Kim Ulmer
PO Box 118
Mobridge, SD 57601

I-BAND – Independent Beef Association of North Dakota
Mike Heaton
501 275th St SE
McKenzie, ND 58572

Judy McCullough
116 D Road
Moorcroft, WY 82721

Kenzy Kustoms
Ryan Kenzy
33595 266th St
Iona, SD 57533

Meet America, Inc.
Korry Lewis
PO Box 467
Kiowa CO 80117

Merck Animal Health –
Dave Gaer
16931 Twilight Rd
Newell, SD 57760

Moly Mfg., Inc. / Silencer
Brandy Thornton
2435 10th Road
Lorraine, KS 67459

Range Allotment Owners Assoc.
Angus McIntosh
PO Box 1161
Craig, CO 81626
Silveus Insurance Group
Rylan Zwanziger
1469 280th Street
Nashua, IA 50658

south-dakota-farmers-unionSD Farmers Union
Karla Hofhenken
1410 Dakota Ave S
Huron, SD 57350
south-dakota-school-public-landsSD School and Public Lands
Ryan Brunner
500 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501

Trask Family Seeds
Pat and Rose Mary Trask
18166 Smithville Rd
Wasta, SD 57791

3D Equipment Services, Inc.
David E. Smith
5271 Hitt Blvd.
Gillette, WY 82717
Trump/COOL T-Shirts
Rick & Kitty Vander Wey Family
29724 269th Ave
Crookston, NE 69212

Leon Garrett
701 Joann Dr
Pierre, SD 57501


Wall Meat Processing
Ken Charfauros
21 N. Creighton Rd
Wall, SD 57790

WIFE – Women Involved in Farm Economics
Kerry Froese & Korry Lewis
30377 County Road HH
La Junta, CO 81050

Bronze Boutiques

K Bar J Leather / Red Horse Design Company
Jack & Kelly Gully
PO Box 107
Newell, SD 57760

Wild Rags By Lois
Suzanne Harwood
7068 South Peak Road
Geyser, MT 59447

Break Sponsors

Farm Credit Services of America
PO Box 10
Pierre, SD 57501

Keyhole Ranch Inc.
Skip and Vanna Waters
647 McKean Rd
Moorcroft, WY 82721

Philip Livestock Auction LLC
Thor Roseth
PO Box 875
Philip, SD 57567


U Lazy U Angus
Bob and Ruth Fortune
24801 Iron Heart Rd
Belvidere, SD 57747

Veterans Brand Beef
Bill Yancey
11375 S Breeder Farm Rd
Prairie Grove, AR 72753

Logo Sponsors