Hey everyone this is Amber Sides with the Sandhills Cattle Association and this is your update on the Sandhills Cattle News!
The Sandhills Cattle Newsletter has been mailed out and should be hitting your mailboxes this week!
We have some exciting things going on at the Association and one of them is our Scholarship program. The Sandhills Cattle Association is proud to support the future of agriculture and the beef industry. That’s why we are excited to announce the 2021 scholarship applications are now open. We have a total of $9,000 up for grabs this year!
For 30 years the Sandhills Cattle Association has awarded scholarships to the youth of the Association members. In that time, we have had 119 recipients who have been awarded $102,750 just from the Sandhills Cattle Association alone. Funds for this program are raised through our annual benefit auction held at the convention every year. In September of 2020, we brought in nearly $6700 just from the scholarship auction alone, thanks to many vendors generous donations throughout the Sandhills region!
To be eligible for application, the applicant must be the child or grandchild of a current member of the Sandhills Cattle Association. Applicants do not have to be studying in the agriculture field to apply for or receive the scholarship. Students must be undergraduates and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester to be eligible. Both graduating high school students and students currently attending or planning to attend college or vocational schools during the next school year can apply. Applicants must apply within six years of high school graduation. Students planning to attend a junior college, community college or vocational school may be given priority consideration for one of the available scholarships. If you have previously received a scholarship, you may still apply for a second.
Applications are due March 12, 2021 and can be found on our website. For more information and instructions on the application process, please visit www.sandhillscattle.com or call 402-376-2310.
In other news, its time for your weekly update of upcoming bull sales!
Jauer Dependable Genetics - Kurt & Doug Jauer will being holding their 44th Annual Bred Female & Bull Sale on January 30 starting at 1 pm on their ranch near Hinton, Iowa. They will be offering 230 head of maternally efficient genetics: Spring Bred Cows, Spring Bred Commercial Heifers, Fall Bred Pairs and Coming Two-Year-Old Bulls.
Triangle J Ranch - Darby & Annette Line of Miller, Nebraska will be holding their 31st Annual Bull Sale at their ranch near Miller starting at 1 pm ct. They will be offering 225 Simmental, SimAngus & Angus Bulls for sale. For more info visit their website at www.TriangleJRanch.com
Taubenheim Gelbvieh will be having their 31st Annual Production Sale on February 1st at 1:00PM At the Ranch. They will be offering 113 Bulls and 43 Bred Females.
APEX Cattle - Dan Leo will be holding their ‘Heterosis Headquarters’ SimAngus Bull and Bred Heifer Sale on February 1, starting at 1 pm central time at their ranch near Dannebrog, Nebraska. Offering 145 bulls and 65 bred heifers at Nebraska's largest Age-Advantaged Simangus Bull Sale.
Mike Sitz Angus Ranch will hold their 48th Annual Bull Sale on Monday, Feb. 1, starting at 1:00 CT, at the Burwell Livestock Market, Burwell, Nebraska. They are offering 90 Top Coming-Two-Year Old Angus Bulls — Moderate framed from a Time Proven cowherd.
Barstow Angus Ranch - Neri and Patty Barstow of Springview, Nebraska will be hosting their 30th Annual, Rock Solid Bull Sale on February 4th at the Ranch (five miles west of Springview), starting at 1:00PM Central Time. They will be offering 96 registered angus yearling bulls.
Ridder Hereford Ranch of Callaway, Nebraska will be holding their Annual Sale on Thursday, February 4, starting at 1 pm central time at their ranch near Callaway, Nebraska. They will be offering 78 powerful two-year-old Bulls, 14 breed-leading yearling Bulls , and 75 Elite Heifers.
For more information on the upcoming bull sales please visit our website sandhillscattle.com!
That’s all for today, until next time! This is Amber Sides with the Sandhills Cattle Association with your weekly update of the Sandhills Cattle News.