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The 28th Annual Ranch Tour, January 19th.

The 2019 Ranch tour will be one to remember as we make our stops in the Stapleton area. Our first ranch will be the Berger Herdmaster SimAngus operation on the west side of Highway 83 in between mile marker 96 and 97. Loren and Peggy Berger have been providing moderate sized SimAngus bulls since 1993. This year Peggy and Loren are excited to turn over the operation to their trusted manager, Tyrell Rousey. The 2019 sale will be the last Berger Herdmaster Bull sale as in 2020 their SimAngus bulls will be sold under the name “Rousey SimAngus”. Come support our fellow members, learn about this transition and their exceeding genetic program.

The second stop on our tour will be Lincoln County Feeders. Tour members are encouraged to carpool from the main office building to the south end of the feedlot in case feeding is still taking place. At the south end we will have the privilege of seeing the largest intake data facility in the United States. During this tour stop, we will see their new cattle processing facility, their feed mill and our EP&C cattle. Manager/Owner Steve Schultz will be giving  our tour and additional questions may be asked at lunch.

The third stop is lunch at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Stapleton provided by Sandhills State Bank and Security First Bank of Thedford. There will be a presentation from the local business, The Feedbunk. There will also be a speaker from the Grocery Store talking about the rebirth and upstart of the newly opened store.

The final stop is north at the Cedar Top Ranch and Bull Barn Genetics. Eldon and Kathy just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They provide Angus, Charolais, Gelbvieh, Hereford, Club Calf, Shorthorn and Simmental genetics all throughout the United States. Members are welcome to disperse from this location.

We can’t wait to start the year off right by gathering with our fellow cattlemen to learn and discuss different ranch practices.

RSVP by January 16th to the office by calling 402-376-2310 or emailing sca@sandhillscattle.com



The 2019-2020 Scholarship application is available for High School and College students. Click HERE to complete the online GoogleForm.

Students are eligible if parents are members of the Sandhills Cattle Association and they are a high school senior or a college student. Scholarships may be won twice. The application must be filled out in GoogleForms

There are five $1000 scholarships awarded by the Committee on behalf of the Sandhills Cattle Association. The funds for these scholarships are raised at the Auction held during the Annual Convention. There is a $500 Scholarship that is awarded by the family of Howard Wright in memorium. The Scholarship Committee selects a student to recieve $500 on behalf of the Duane Pelster family.

Please contact the office with any questions. 402-376-2310 or sca@sandhillscattle.com.


The Sandhills Cattle Association

Often called "God's Own Cow Country," the Sandhills are a prime grazing area for cattle, and ranching is the lifeblood of this region. The Sandhills Cattle Association was organized in the late 1930's with the purpose of bringing together cattle feeders and ranchers 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 like our annual membership meeting and convention, ranch tours, feedlot carcass contests and relevant industry information.

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Sandhills Cattle Association

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