Cattle Herders
Upcoming Events
Fall Feeder Cattle Preview
Mon, Sep 21
Sep 21, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
Thedford, Thedford, NE 69166, USA
Please make your plans to join us for the 2020 Fall Feeder Calf Preview on Monday, September 21, 2020. Take a peaceful drive through Sandhills and stop at some of the nicest ranches the Sandhills has to offer. Join us for good people, beautiful scenery, and the best cattle Nebraska has to offer!
Annual Golf Classic
Mon, Sep 21
Thedford Golf Course
Sep 21, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Thedford Golf Course, Thedford, NE 69166, USA
Mark your calendars for September 21, 2020, for the Sandhills Cattle Association's Annual Golf Classic to be held in Thedford, Nebraska. Enjoy the afternoon on the course with ag-minded individuals during this fun-filled fundraiser to support the ongoing efforts of the Association.
Educational, Performance & Carcass Contest Banquet
Mon, Sep 21
Sandhills Corral
Sep 21, 6:00 PM CDT
Sandhills Corral, 39359 NE-2, Thedford, NE 69166, USA
Make your plans to join us for the 2020 Educational, Performance & Carcass Contest Banquet. Learn whose calves performed the best in a feedlot setting and enjoy a great meal by the Sandhills Corral in Thedford, Nebraska.
81st Annual Convention
Tue, Sep 22
Sep 22, 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM CDT
Thedford, Thedford, NE 69166, USA
Mark your calendars for the 81st Annual Sandhills Cattle Association Convention and Trade Show that will be held on September 22 at the Thomas County Fairgrounds in Thedford.
Bred Heifers Contest & Show
Tue, Sep 22
Sep 22, 9:30 AM CDT
Thedford, Thedford, NE 69166, USA
Bring your best first-calf heifers to town to compete for bragging rights for the Champion Pen of Three - Bred Heifers at the 81st Annual Sandhills Cattle Association Annual Convention at the Thomas County Fairgrounds in Thedford, Nebraska on September 22, 2020!



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 1930s 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.


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