Sandhills ranch tour: Jan. 23 in Gordon, Neb.
Whether you are a rancher looking for new and innovative ideas, a community member interested in viewing some of the top producing ranches in the Sandhills of Nebraska or if you are simply looking for a fun community event, then plan on attending the SCA’s 25th Annual Ranch Tour. The Sandhills Cattle Association will host this year’s tour on Saturday, January 23rd in the Gordon, Nebraska area and is free of charge to participants.
Tour participants will register at the Gordon Livestock Market from 8:30-9:00 am MT where coffee and donuts will be provided to start the adventure. The morning will begin with a visit to Western Sire Services, a full service CSS bull stud facility that provides the public with custom semen collection, freezing and storage. The second stop of the day will be to the Krebs Ranch, a working Angus ranch with roots that date back to 1980 when Eldon and Louisa Krebs started a legacy. Tour participants will be served a complimentary meal by the Sandhills cattle Association in the Krebs’s sale facility on site.
After lunch tour participants will continue their adventure west, to Vin-Mar Cattle Company, a family owned and operated purebred Angus and Hereford operation. From there we will head to Smith Farms Angus, a family owned and operated ranch that puts an intense emphasis on production efficiency and genetics. The final stop of the day will be to Marcy Cattle Company, a ranch that strives to raise quality Angus cattle through years of selection and emphasis on muscling and milk production.
Those planning on participating in the ranch tour will need to provide their own transportation however carpooling is highly encouraged. In order to plan the noon meal, please sign up by Jan. 19 by contacting the SCA at 402-376-2310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Sandhills Cattle Association
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