Date: 9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Title: Support Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation with "Cartridges for Cash"

Ames, IA  – Iowa cattle producers have a chance to support the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association through the Merck Animal Health “Cartridges for Cash” program, formerly known as “Wheels for Bucks.” The program now includes Revalor®-XS (trenbolone acetate and estradiol), in addition to Ralgro® (zeranol). The Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation will receive $1 for every Revalor-XS cartridge and 50 cents for every Ralgro cartridge collected. Last year Merck Animal Health donated $9,000 to help the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation provide educational opportunities for Iowa youth.

“This will mark the 15th year that Merck Animal Health has partnered with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation to help raise money for youth education funding, including college scholarships,” said Mary Greiman, Youth and Outreach Coordinator for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation. “Of course none of this would be possible without the help and support from veterinarians and producers who use and collect the Revalor-XS and Ralgro cartridges.”

Iowa producers and veterinarians are encouraged to save their used Ralgro and Revalor-XS cartridges and bring them to the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit on December 10 or contact the Mary Greiman at the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation at 515-296-2266 to arrange pickup before that date. The individual and county collecting the most cartridges will be recognized during the annual meeting on December 10.

“Thanks to the continued support from producers and veterinarians, Merck Animal Health and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation are able to enrich youth educational development and increase educational programs across the state,” said Joanne Tupper, Chairperson of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation. “We’re proud to carry on this unique partnership and provide more opportunities for funds to be donated with the expansion of the Cartridges for Cash program.”

For more information on the Cartridges for Cash program and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation, please visit


About the Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation: The mission of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation is to enhance the public perception of the Iowa cattle industry and to assist in providing educational and economic opportunities for Iowans in the cattle business. The ICF is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, defined as exempt by the IRS for payment of federal income taxes as a group organized for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes.