Nebraska Cattlemen and Merck Animal Health Partner to Launch Cartridges for Cash Program

LINCOLN, NE (June 7, 2023) - Today, Nebraska Cattlemen and Merck Animal Health announced they are partnering to launch the Cartridges for Cash program. The program will invest in the next generation of Nebraska’s beef cattle industry leaders by providing financial support for Nebraska Cattlemen’s Young Cattlemen’s Connections (YCC) program and to the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Foundation to fund two scholarships.

Producers are encouraged to save their empty Revalor (trenbolone acetate and estradiol) implant and Ralgro (zeranol) implant cartridges and turn them into their local Merck Animal Health representative or to Nebraska Cattlemen. Merck Animal Health will donate $0.25 for every Revalor (-G, -S, -H, -IS, -IH, -200, -XS, -XH) and Ralgro cartridge Nebraska Cattlemen. The more cartridges, the larger the donation, up to a maximum of $10,000 annually.

“Merck Animal Health is proud to be part of the cattle industry and is unconditionally committed to the development of its future leaders,” said Justin Jarecke, regional manager for Merck Animal Health. “The Cartridges for Cash program is a meaningful way for us to team up with our customers to strengthen Nebraska Cattlemen’s support of young beef producers for scholarships and other educational programs.”

 Nebraska Cattlemen President Steve Hanson said, “We grateful for our ongoing partnership with Merck Animal Health and appreciate their willingness to bolster the next generation of beef cattle producers. Education is the key to ensuring future leaders of our industry can improve Nebraska’s world-class beef production. Nebraska Cattlemen looks forward to joining forces with the cattle community to collect cartridges and provide important educational opportunities.”

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About Merck Animal Health

At Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than a century, we’ve been at the forefront of research, bringing forward medicines, vaccines and innovative health solutions for the world’s most challenging diseases. Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA, is the global animal health business of Merck. Through its commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of connected technology that includes identification, traceability and monitoring products. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals and the people who care for them. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.