We’re all in favor of everybody chipping in and doing their part to fight the scourge of testicular cancer, so let’s give some applause to the beef and dairy farmers of Scotland and their new campaign. The program, which is raising funds for UK testicular cancer charity Oddballs, tasks owners with using the Breedr app to register the genetic information of their bulls. That data allows them to identify breeding opportunities and other advantages. For every steer logged in the program during the next two months, the company will donate £10 to OddBalls, with an extra 10p added for each artificial insemination.
It’s certainly one of the stranger promotions we’ve ever heard, but if it gives our dairy farmers a way to contribute in the fight against cancer we’re on board. If they share photos or video on social media with the #BullsOutForCancer hashtag, that’s another £1 donation.
“Around 2300 men (in the UK – editor’s note) are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year, and the OddBalls Foundation is all about raising awareness and getting men to check themselves regularly,” said Suzy Wheal of Breedr. “Healthy balls are vital to farmers, whether that’s their own or their bulls’ – they’re clearly a vital part of any breeding system!” We couldn’t agree more.
Read more at The Scottish Farmer.Get your balls in the game! Donate to the Sean Kimerling Foundation to win the battle against testicular cancer.