(402) 376-2310 or (800) 658-0551

About Us

The Sandhills are 19,300 square miles of rolling, grass-covered hills that stretch across Nebraska and South Dakota and sit atop the Ogallala aquifer, one of the largest underground water sources in the United States. This location, along with an abundance of water and over 700 species of grasses, makes the Sandhills a prime grazing area for cattle.

The area is often called "God's Own Cow Country." Cattle ranching is the lifeblood of this region and the Sandhills ranchers take their jobs seriously. They strive to produce better cattle that will be profitable for both the producer and feeder, yet cost justifiable to the packer and provide safe, nutritious and great tasting beef for the consumer.

The Sandhills Cattle Association was organized in the late 1930's with the purpose of bringing together cattle feeders from what was then referred to as the "Corn Belt" and ranchers raising cattle in the Sandhills. The Association was to assist with the purchase and sale of Sandhills cattle and to promote a spirit of cooperation friendship and mutual understanding between producers and feeders.

Today the Sandhills Cattle Association continues to promote the cattle and resources of the Sandhills through education, marketing, communications and unique member services. The Association hosts an annual membership meeting and convention May or June, a ranch tour in late January open to any interested individuals at no cost and conducts a feedlot carcass contest open to members each year. In addition the office provides industry information relevant to its membership through numerous publications, lists and surveys.

Upcoming Events

Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic

February 18, 2017 - February 26, 2017 -

Click here for a schedule of events: http://cattlemens.org/classic/schedule.html

Scholarship Committee Meeting

February 28, 2017 -

There will be a Scholarship Committee Meeting on Tuesday, February 28th at 5:30pm to review the submitted applications. 

Heifer Development Webinar

March 2, 2017 - March 2, 2017 -

SDSU Extension will host the 3rd Annual Heifer Development Webinar Series: Building Your Genetic Base. The three part series will be held February 23, March 2, and March 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00pm (CST). 

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Schuler Red Angus
Double D Cattle
Dickinson Ranch Bull Sale
Valentine Livestock Auction
Mike Baxter
Lashley Land-Amy
Sandhills Cattle Association

130 South Hall Street  •  PO Box 786  •  Valentine, Nebraska 69201
(402) 376-2310  •  (800) 658-0551  •  sca@sandhillscattle.com