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Alltech and Hubbard Feeds support the 2018 Prime Time Gala and Feeding South Dakota

July 3, 2018

Tyler Melroe, beef nutritionist for Hubbard Feeds and scholarship chair, onstage at the Prime Time Gala with the 2018 scholarship award winners.

KEENAN mixer wagon donated by Alltech South Dakota for auction raises $32,500   

[BROOKINGS, S.D.] – The Prime Time Gala recently held its fifth annual event in support of Feeding South Dakota, which provides food assistance to hundreds of men, women and children across the state. The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation, through support and donations from the agriculture community, including Alltech and Hubbard Feeds, raised $228,602.  

Alltech South Dakota donated a KEENAN mixer wagon to the fundraising auction, which raised $32,500 and was sold to Mark and Darren Schmidt from Marietta, Minnesota. 

“Alltech is proud to support the Prime Time Gala as the money raised for Feeding South Dakota will go back to the people in our communities who need it most,” said CJ Tanderup, Western U.S. business manager at Alltech. 

The event, hosted by the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, welcomed 1,600 guests. In the past five years, the event has raised over $966,000 for Feeding South Dakota, which has helped purchase 543,624 pounds of beef for those in need across the state.  

Five students attending South Dakota schools who are interested in improving beef production and promotion also received $15,000 in scholarships during the gala. In the past three years, $35,000 in scholarships have been awarded. 

“As chair of the scholarship committee, I’m proud of these students and their passion and dedication to the future of the beef industry,” said Tyler Melroe, beef nutritionist for Hubbard Feeds.  

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