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    “Name Senator Ball’s Bull” Contest Extended, Opened to Local Students

    Brewster, N.Y. – (1/29/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) recently called on his Facebook fans to help him name his rescued bull, found abandoned and left to die in a field near his home in Patterson last summer.  Now, Senator Ball is asking local students to join the competition to name this little “miracle” bull.

    “This bull was malnourished, dehydrated and on death’s door when I found him in a nearby field. He has made it through an awful lot and has a great personality,” Senator Ball said. “When I found this little guy, I made it my mission to nurse him back to health and thank God he made it through. He is strong and determined and well on his way to being a beautiful 2,000 pound bull one day!”

    Students are asked to pick a name and write an essay describing why they chose that name and why it is appropriate for Senator Ball’s rescued bull.

    “I really want students to do some research on this, to understand where the food that’s put on their tables is coming from. Is that bacon, that burger coming from some commercial factory in Idaho or Mexico, or is it coming from an animal raised humanely and sustainably, like I’m raising this bull,” Ball said.  “In picking a name, I want them to learn something about how this bull is being raised and why it’s important to support family farms that raise their animals like I’m raising mine.”

    Students can watch Senator Ball’s YouTube video “Senator Greg Ball On The Farm” to see how his bull is living cage-free and free-range on his farm in Patterson.  The winner of the contest will be announced on his Facebook Fan Page wall on June 1, 2012.

    The deadline for submission is June 1, 2012. Student essays can be submitted to:

    Senator Greg Ball

    1441 Route 22, Suite 205

    Brewster, NY 10509


    For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Brittany Oat: (845) 200-9716.