MH EBY, a manufacturer of a full range of aluminum trailers, recently donated a special edition Ruff Neck livestock trailer at the Prime Time Gala in Sioux Falls SD.
The winning bid of $30,000 was made by “The Dakota Border Boys” from Herreid SD.
“We’re so excited to acquire this trailer and support such a great cause. Our kids are thrilled to say the least,” winning bidder Jason Harper said. “We can’t wait to put it to use and proudly show off the support for such a great organization.
“We want to thank the Gala and EBY for teaming up.”
This is the 4th consecutive year EBY donated a trailer to the Gala. Since its inception in 2014, the Gala has generated $966,110 to Feeding South Dakota. The total contribution this year was $228,602.
“The fifth annual Prime Time Gala was a huge success in large part to the generosity of MH. EBY,” said Ryan Eichler, president of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation. “Having access to an EBY Ruff Neck for the last 4 years has allowed us to make a donation to Feeding South Dakota for the purchase of beef larger than we could have ever imagined.
“The quality and reliability of the EBY product line makes it sought after and we’re so grateful to be able to anchor the auction with a Ruff Neck.”
Feeding South Dakota contributes about 16 million pounds of food annually to residents of the state – including 22,000 families and individuals and over 5,000 children each year. Because protein is one of the most satiating nutrients, eating a protein rich meal or snack can help adults and children feel full longer and help reduce snacking on empty calories.
“This is a terrific partnership for EBY,” said Travis Eby, president of MH EBY. “We consider it a huge honor to participate in the live auction and feel fulfilled knowing these funds are benefitting those people most in need.”