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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