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SCA Radio Spot on Jan. 21, 2021

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Hey everyone! This is Amber Sides with the Sandhills Cattle Association and this is your weekly update on the Sandhills Cattle News!

The Sandhills Cattle Newsletter hits the printers today, so be looking for it in the mail next week!

If you’re wanting to learn more about Unit Cost of Production the UNL Beef Team is hosting a Two-Day workshop in Valentine, NE at the Niobrara Lodge from 8:30 am to 4 pm central time. The workshop will provide hands-on learning for cow-calf producers to learn how to calculate unit cost of production. Participants will receive an Excel spreadsheet template that can help analyze cost of production for their own operation.

Pre-registration is requested before January 27 by contacting the Cherry County Extension office at (402) 376-1850.

Our very own board member of the Sandhills Cattle Association, Bree Denaeyer of Seneca, Nebraska gave her take in the UNL Beef podcast about how useful the Unit Cost of Production Tool has been in planning and decision making on their ranch, when it comes to cattle and hay production as well as determining the cost and effectiveness of a certain piece of equipment. I highly recommend listening to their podcast interviewing her for insight on how beneficial this workshop may be for you and your operation. The link to the podcast interview will be provided under the Radio Ad on our website

Bull Sales are in full force and as a Seedstock Producer you’re probably wondering what exactly the Sandhills Cattle Association can do for you? We want to help represent your operation to receive the most amount of exposure and in return create more interest in your production. You can advertise your sale in our very popular Sandhills Cattle Newsletter, which is sent out to 950 members covering all of Nebraska, as well as parts of Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota. The other advantage you receive as a member is, we also advertise for you on our social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, where we currently have 3500 followers! Visit our website and take advantage of becoming a member and receive all these benefits and more, or give us a call and we’d be happy to help you!

Speaking of advertising Bull Sales, I have a list of Upcoming Bull Sales that you don’t want to miss!

Melcher Herefords - Don & Jean Melcher will be holding their Online Production Sale & Open House on Saturday, January 23, at their ranch near Page, Nebraska, starting at 11:30 am central time. They will be offering 28 Fall Yearling Horned and Polled Hereford Bulls and 22 Registered OPEN Fall Yearling Heifers. You can bid online at, on the phone or in person!

Bullis Creek Ranch - Rod & Brenda Brawner of Wood Lake, Nebraska will be holding their Spring Production Sale at their ranch near Wood Lake, Nebraska on January 25th starting at 1:30 pm central time. They will be offering 70 Age Advantaged Coming Two-Year-Old Bulls and 50 commercial/registered Bred & Open Heifers - Limousin, Lim-Flex & Red Angus will be available.

Marcy Cattle Company & Marcy Livestock will be holding their 60th Annual Angus Bull Sale on January 28 at Gordon Livestock Auction in Gordon, Nebraska starting at 12:30 pm mountain-time. They will be offering 175 bulls including 35 two-year-olds and 140 yearlings.

Lastly! We have sent out Membership Renewal Information by mail and email, so check your mailboxes and your inboxes so we can get you renewed for the 2021 year!

Wanting to become a member? Visit our website for information about our membership offers OR gives us a call and we’d be happy to assist you on choosing the membership that suits your needs!

Until Next Time, this is Amber Sides with the Sandhills Cattle Association with your weekly update of the Sandhills Cattle News.

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