Online Auction Registration Reminder

Cattlemen,With the start of our “Cow Maker” Online Bull Sale fast approaching, we want to remind you to register in advance to receive your bidder number.  To register, please click the link below.  You should receive an email confirmation of your registration, as well as your bidder number, within 24 hours.  If you do not receive your bidder number within 24 hours, please call to let us know.Bidding opens at 8:00 AM MST on Tuesday, March 10th.  The bid increment is $250.  The sale lots will close consecutively beginning at 6:00 PM MST on Thursday, March 12th.If you have any […]

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2015 Online Bull Sale- Actual Weight/Actual Scrotal

2015 BULL SALE INFORMATION-February 19, 2015  Actual Weight                Actual Scrotal Lot 1               Out of Sale Lot 2               1300 #                               40 cm Lot 3               1535 #                                42.5 cm Lot 4               1415 #                                38 cm Lot 5               1332 #                                39 cm Lot 6               1500 #                               39 cm Lot 7               1361 #                                40.5 cm Lot 8               1545 #                               39.5 cm Lot 9               1417 #                                41 cm Lot 10             1625 #                                42 cm Lot 11              1420 #                                41 cm Lot 12              1476 #                                43 cm Lot 13              1421 #                                41 cm Lot 14              1335 #                                41 cm Lot 15              1395 #                                41 cm Lot […]

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Just How “Dam” Good Are They?

For those of you that have been reading this blog, I’m sure you know by now that our philosophy on producing registered seedstock doesn’t exactly fall into the mainstream. With our online bull sale fast approaching (March 10th-12th), I would like to further describe that philosophy and what the genetics behind the bulls that are being offered in our “Cow Maker” bull sale represent. I have heard and seen it written many times that the bulls you buy and use will have more influence on your profitability than any other choice you make. But we believe that is only part […]

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“Cow Maker” Online Bull Sale Catalog and Video

Please click the links below to view our catalog and sale video for our upcoming online auction, March 10-12, 2015, on Edje Auctions.  Register to bid online here: http://edjeauctions.com/register.php?aucid=91 We hope to see you at our sale preview day March 3 at the ranch, with lunch served at noon. Please call us at 406.963.2239 or email us at 2rhansen@nemont.net to discuss the bulls and heifers for sale or to ask any questions. Sincerely, Rick & Lanette   Sale Catalog: http://www.ballyhooprinting.com/images/Hansen2.pdf 2 Year Old Sale Bulls: http://www.billpelton.com/sale_lots.php?saleid=713&saleClass=2+YR+Bulls Sale Heifers: http://www.billpelton.com/sale_lots.php?saleid=713&saleClass=Hfr+Calves    

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Hansen Registered Angus 2015 Bull Sale

We are excited to announce our upcoming online auction bull sale.  We will be selling 50 coming 2-year-old Registered Black Angus Bulls and 10 Registered Heifer Calves. The auction will be held though EDJE Auctions (www.edjeauctions.com), in conjunction with Bill Pelton Marketing (www.billpelton.com). Beginning February 15, you can register for the auction online at www.edjeauctions.com and view the sale videos at hansenregisteredangus.com and billpelton.com. We will be holding an open house sale preview at the ranch on March 3, 2015, with lunch served at noon.  Sale catalogs will be mailed in mid-February. Bulls can be seen at the ranch anytime.  […]

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Fat Sells – But Who Gets Paid?

Recently I received a sale flyer in the mail from a “Nationally Prominent” Angus Ranch which, I must say, amused me to the point that the only thing I could relate it to was some of the campaign rhetoric from the last election cycle. While the pictures were quite impressive what really caught my eye was the 205-day weights. Several were in the 950 to 1000 lb. range with almost all being 850 lbs. or better. Promoted as “performance” at its best the pictures couldn’t quite hide the reality of the management practices that were in place. From the fat […]

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Happy New Year

We would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year.  We hope your holiday is blessed with family and friends. Rick & Lanette  

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A Changing Tide?

A Changing Tide? Few, if any, words will (or at least should) get the attention of a purebred breeder faster than when a commercial producer voices their concern, frustration or even anger at the results they are getting from the bulls they buy. I always try to solicit from the proprietors of our local vet clinic what kind of feedback they are getting from commercial cow/calf producers. This past week, after we finished pregnancy testing our cows, I had a chance to ask our vet (who pregnancy tests herds in at least five states that I know of) what the […]

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What’s in a Number? – E.P.D.’s

No doubt How We See It when it comes to E.P.D.’s won’t be in the mainstream of thought on the subject.  Perhaps my opinion on E.P.D.’s was formed long ago when at the advent of E.P.D’s I asked Russ Denowh, who I hold in the highest regard, what he thought about E.P.D.’s and how they would affect the cattle industry.  Russ’ reply was, “I’m afraid we’re going to end up with a lot more mathematicians than we are cattlemen.”  In our opinion, Russ’s comment has proven to be prophecy in that E.P.D.’s have created the illusion that the higher the […]

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