Central Kentucky cattlemen bring generous help to area

HELP AND HOPE — One of the hay trucks from Kentucky, unloading in Fullerton, displayed a banner: Kentucky Farmers bringing Hope and Supplies to fellow farmers.

Farmers and ranchers of central Nebraska received a big load of help from their counterparts in central Kentucky last weekend.
A total of 10 truckloads of hay, feed and supplements, fenceposts and fencing supplies arrived at the Fullerton Livestock Market, Fullerton, on Friday night and Saturday from Breckinridge, Franklin and Owens counties in Kentucky.
The shipment included some 230 big round bales of hay, tons of fenceposts and other supplies. It was primarily organized by the Breckinridge County Cattleman’s Association, along with Extension personnel from Franklin and Owens counties.
Two trucks arrived Friday night, followed by eight more on Saturday. The purpose was to help cattle producers in Nebraska impacted by winter snows and flooding.
Boone-Nance Cattlemen helped unload and distribute the supplies to producers in need.
One pickup, pulling a trailer load of fencing supplies, was driven by Reece Baster and his fiance, Erica Nesselrode, who live at Near Lakes, KY.
Reece said he wanted to bring a load of supplies because he liked the idea of helping other people in agriculture. Both Reece and Erica said they were glad to make the trip with their fellow Kentucky producers.
According to the Breckinridge County Cattlemen, this was just the start of their relief effort. A total of 23 truckloads of hay and supplies were scheduled to be shipped to locations in Nebraska.