Nebraska Beef Industry Tour
Saturday, July 13
7 a.m. 5 p.m.
Click on the stop name for highlights
Tour stops include:
Circle Five Feedlot, Henderson
Circle Five is a diversified farming, ranching, cattle backgrounding and finishing operation with approximately 35,000 head marketed annually. Circle Five Feed Yards Inc., was established in 1972.
U. S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center
Scientists at the Roman L. Hruscka U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) develop new technology in order to increase the efficiency of livestock production and benefit consumers. the MARC was authorized by Congress on June 16, 1964, and development began in the spring of 1966 on 35,000 acres near Clay Center, Nebraska. Presently, research programs are using a female breeding population of 6,500 cattle of 18 breeds, 3,000 sheep of 10 breeds, and 700 swine litters per year. The MARC is administered by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). On October 10, 1978, President Carter signed into law a bill which renamed the research facility after former Senator Roman L. Hruska of Nebraska.
Click here to visit the MARC Web site.
Wagonhammer Cattle Co., Bartlett
Wagonhammer is a diversified cattle operation located in Nebraska's majestic Sandhills near Albion and Bartlett, NE. The registered Angus herd of 400 mother cows produces performance tested bulls and heifers for commercial cattlemen throughout the central US. We have been raising Charolais since 1960 and include those bulls in our annual production sale as well. Wagonhammer's dedication to balanced cattle that work in the cow-calf segment as well as the feedlot explain why they are so popular with cattlemen. Wagonhammer understands the requirements put on cowmen in their pursuit of profitability. We produce cattle that fill those needs.
Click here to visit Wagonhammers Web site.
Click here to read a recent Angus Journal article about Wagonhammer.