OREGON LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION

December 28, 2003

NEW GRASSROOTS CATTLE ORGANIZATION FORMED IN OREGON

OREGON LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION (OLPA) has been formed for Oregon livestock producers who believe it is vital to support organizations that have the purpose of representing U.S. livestock producers only. For this reason OLPA has affiliated with R-CALF USA. R-CALF USA is the only national livestock organization that represents U.S. producers only, domestically and internationally.

In addition to giving Oregon livestock producers the ability to collectively support R-CALF USA, OLPA will also aggressively support property rights decisions, and those individuals and organizations responsible for them, which are favorable to producers. As an organization, OLPA will have the purpose of determining what organizations are working for the best interests of U.S. livestock producers and to offer support to those organizations.

Many producers believe there is nothing they can do to ensure that our livestock markets are competitive and property rights secure. They feel they are victims of circumstances beyond their control. OLPA believes there is something producers can do. OLPA will give Oregon livestock producers a voice on issues vital to their economic survival and an opportunity to make a difference. Join OLPA today!

For more information about the organization contact:

Mike Smith

541-820-4483

Margene Eiguren

541-586-2423