The 77th Annual Sandhills Cattle Association Convention took place on Wednesday June 8th in Valentine, Nebraska at the Cherry County Fairgrounds. The day was an overall success from the interactive speakers, fun kidz zone, talented evening performances and a great turnout from SCA members as well as community members. The following is a summary of the day along with results from various activities/contests.
Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
- 43 golfers
- First Flight Placings
- 1st Place Team—Big Red Feeds: Dale Pricket, Mel Shermer, Clint Hurlburt and Ben Rider
- 2nd Place Team—Farm Credit Services of America: Dave Leggott, Jim Amos, Justin Leisy and Dave Lien
- 3rd Place Team—MasterHand Milling: Dusty Turner, Ransen Turner, Bailey Maxwell and Thad Kadel
- Second Flight Placings
- 1st Place Team—Mixed Team: Katie O’Kief, Craig O’Kief, Scott Grooms and James Gokie
- 2nd Place Team—Vitalix: Travis Schauda, Don Cox, Leonard Phillips and Dale Ginkens
- 3rd Place Team—Union Bank & Trust: Rob Parkhurst, Randy Huddle, Anthony Preusher and Timber Burge
- Third Flight Placings
- 1st Place Team—Mixed Team: Will Fischer, Shane Kime, Jim Oosterbaan and Jim Heckman
- 2nd Place Team—Bassett Livestock Auction: Shane Kaczor, Bim Nelson, Ben Fischer and Butch Fischer
- 3rd Place Team—Mixed Team 2: Tyler Hartwell, Jake Scott, Seth Stowers and Dan Otte
Benefit Golf Tournament Sponsors
AgriClear, MasterHand Milling, Henderson’s IGA, Scotty’s Ranchland, Tehrani Motor Co, Western Oil Co., Sandhill Oil Company, Danielski Harvesting & Farming, Valentine Livestock Auction, Heart City Plumbing & Heating, Comfort Inn—Valentine, Bassett Livestock Auction Inc and Vitalix
Annual Benefit Auction
We would like to thank those who donated to this year’s benefit auction and for everyone who bid on items and bought items. Auctioneer, Mike Baxter, sold 54 items that brought in $8,205. 100% of these proceeds go directly into the SCA scholarship fund, which awards five, $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college students each year. Prior to the auction SCA President, Tim Shaw presented the 2016-2017 recipients with their scholarship certificates. These recipients are pictured below.
Thank you to all of our Sponsors & Exhibitors
2nd Annual SCA/Zoetis Pen Show
The 2nd Annual Pen of Three Replacement Heifer Show was a great event to have in addition to the SCA Convention. This show is a ‘no clip, no fit, no bull…’ type of a show to allow Sandhills cattle producers to show off the quality genetics they strive for in their herds. Those in attendance had the chance to be the judge by ranking the pens from 1st to 7th place in order to crown a ‘People’s Choice Winner’.
Thank you to the following SCA members for entering the 2016 pen show:
Painter Ranch (Roger Painter and Jason & Heather Painter), Jeremy Stevens, Taubenheim Ranch, Kearns/Rockn J Ranch, and Walking X Cattle (Craig & Katie O’Kief) who entered two pens.
We would like to thank our two official judges: Taylor Grussing from Kimball, South Dakota and Jason Hoffman from Thedford, Nebraska. We would also like to thank Zoetis for being the main sponsor of this show.
The 77th Annual SCA Convention had a great line up of speakers and we are very grateful to each of them for spending the day with us and sharing their wisdom.
New to Convention this year, was the Kidz Zone which gave parents the opportunity to listening in on education speakers and take part in the days’ events while the children played. Eve Millar and her daughter Josi did an amazing job providing face painting during convention. Other activities at the Kidz Zone included: dummy roping, bouncy house, slide, hop scotch, snow cone machine and a craft table.
We would like to thank Peek-a-Boutique for being the sponsor of the Kidz Zone.
Board of Directors
The SCA had another great Annual Convention and we would like to thank the committee members for making this event a sucess:
Shane Kime ; Nenzel, NE
Eric Connot ; Winner, SD
Duane Sedlacek ; Johnstown, NE
Bree DeNaeyer ; Seneca, NE
Craig O'Kief ; Wood Lake, NE
Matt Blackford ; Brownlee, NE
Tim Shaw ; Bassett, NE
Eric Storer ; Whitman, NE
Jenn Marlatt ; Wood Lake, NE
Tonya Lenser ; Valentine, NE