From October 5-7 Hired Hands' Molly Clubb and Brittney Renee Klein attended the TLBAA Horn Showcase. This annual event features a futurity, measuring competition, 2 sales and banquet in Lawton, Oklahoma. These are some photos from that event.
Hired Hand's Molly, Jaymie and Brittney will be at these great breed events in October. If you're in the area, please visit our booth to learn more about our one of a kind website services and special promotions.
The data below was gathered by Hired Hand. We share these trends and averages for our customers and breeders in the Longhorn Industry who could better their programs by analyzing it as it best suites them. We welcome your feedback or additional data requests. This data is not officially endorsed by the sale. If you enjoy information like this you may want to consider signing up for our Mobile Marketing program as well. You can join our list for FREE by texting 2244.longhorns to the number 779-48.
When big news hits your Industry or breed, are you prepared to leverage it?
Last weekend at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards a Texas Longhorn bull, Cowboy Tuff Chex, sold for $165,000. While some speculated that he'd bring a half of a million dollars, this sale amount was still a big deal for Longhorn breeders across the nation.
ABC News awarded the event national coverage and dozens of other local news sources also put out stories.
But how do you, the general Longhorn (or any) breeder, who may not have a $165,000 bull or an $80,000 cow, leverage the national buzz and increase awareness of your breeding program? How could you try to increase your private treaty sales in conjunction with the popularity of the breed under topic?
These 10 tips are aimed at helping you make the most of big news by using the social media platforms available to you in conjunction with your Hired Hand powered website.
On September 22nd and 23rd Hired Hands' Molly Clubb and Jaymie Feldmann attended the 2017 Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction in Fort Worth, TX.
We texted out sale prices and buyers in real time to our subscribers. You can opt into our text messaging by sending the message "2244.longhorns" to the number "77948".
We'd like to thank Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Hudson Longhorns and Lorinda Valentine for their hospitality this past weekend. Another great event!
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Football season is upon us and we are bringing you some #FunFacts about the University of Texas mascot Bevo. Last fall the University of Texas debuted Bevo XV, the 15th of his name.
Bevo XV is a Texas Longhorn Steer and Hired Hand proudly serves over 300 Longhorn breeders across the nation. We provide them with websites for their Registered Longhorn herds. Many of our customers have told us that they bought their first Longhorn because they were UT fans and "just had to have one." Some of these fans now have herds over 300 head! Here are some items you may not have known about Bevo XV and Texas Longhorns in general:
Hill Country Heritage Sale Results:
99 of 117 lots sold for a total of $233,300 with an $2,592.22 Sold Average and a $2,200.94 Consigned Average.
The overall sale average was $2,356.67
There were 2 Cash Cows (over $10,000) that sold for a total of $23,000 and an average of $11,500. They were Lots 17 & 63.
Top 10 lots average: $7,040
Top 25 lots average: $4,910
On September 8th and 9th Hired Hands' Jaymie Feldmann and Brittney Klein attended the 2017 Hill Country Heritage Sale in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Hired Hand provided the internet bidding and broadcasting for the sale. We will be publishing the full recap of the internet influence and sale stats on our Blog later this week.
We also texted out sale prices and buyers in real time to our subscribers. You can opt into our text messaging by sending the message "2244.longhorns" to the number "77948" or click here and complete our form.
We'd like to thank host and hostess Rick & Tracy Friedrich of River Ranch for their hospitality this past weekend.
As Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc along our Gulf Coast, Hired Hand wants our customers and everyone effected to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. With the worst of the storm seemingly over, the catastrophic and life-threatening flooding is not done yet. We’ve cultivated some helpful tips and links from across the internet to help those who may have animals in need, wish to donate to animal efforts, etc.
Floods can impact animal health as well as human health. These resources encourage you to make plans for your livestock, horses, and pets in the event you will need to or have evacuated your home or farm.
Texas Perfection Land and Longhorn Cattle Company, got its start in 1977 when the Durkin family moved to the little town of Blue, Texas, with seven head of longhorns given to them by a family member. Today, they're located in Jamestown, KY and run a herd of almost 150 head!
54/69 lots sold for a total of $148,950
Sold Average: $2758.33
Shown Average: $2190.44
Top 5 lots average: $8810
Top 10 lots average: $6210
Stats by Age:
0-2 YO: $2931
3-5 YO: $3051
6-10 YO: $3244
10+ YO: $4087
Top 10 youngest by age average: $2610
Top 10 oldest by age average: $4240
This post is the third in a three-part series examining data gathered by Hired Hand Live from Longhorn Consignment Sales YTD (12 Sales Total). This post focuses on the influence of internet bidding and broadcasting at sales, offered by Hired Hands' service:Hired Hand Live.
Lots sold on-line year to date: 130
On-line average: $2,501.15
Dollar value sold via Hired Hand Live: $235,149...
This is the second post in a three-part series examining data gathered by Hired Hand Live from Longhorn Consignment Sales YTD (12 Sales Total). This post focuses on Registered Texas Longhorn Females.
90” Female average: Could not compute, only 1 90”+ TTT cow sold; 1 PO’d
80”+ TTT Females average: $48,726
80”+ TTT and 3-in-1 average: $5,200
70”+ TTT Females average: $6,006
70”+ TTT and 3-in-1 average: $5,033
70”+ TTT selling open average: $1,016
3-in-1 average: $3,848.....
This post is the first in a three-part series examining data gathered by Hired Hand Live from Longhorn Consignment Sales YTD (12 Sales Total). This post focuses on Registered Texas Longhorn Bulls. Future posts will focus on females and also internet trends/stats.
Additional photos, charts and graphics can be found on our Hired Hand Live Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HiredHandLive/
27 lots sold on Hired Hand Live for a total of $41,400 for an average of $1533
There were 15 on-line buyers of 27 lots.
22.7% of all bids came from Hired Hand Live
30% of winning bids and 19.5% of total sale value came from Hired Hand Live
75.6% of items were up-bid by Hired Hand Live
Lot 47 had the most internet views going into the sale at 257 unique views. She sold for $8,500 which was the 2nd high selling lot. She sold to a live bidder, not the internet.
The high selling internet lot was Lot 17 for $3,000 to Mr. Harold Claver
Hired Hand Live Internet Bidding Influence on the Fey Longhorn Sale:
15 lots sold on Hired Hand Live for a total of $31,950 for an average of $2,130
On-line buyers included: Lorinda Valentine, Panther Creek Ranch; Josh & Katelyn Moss, Moss Longhorns; Neil & Deborah Glasgow, Sand Creek Ranch; Ken Webb, Kurtis Gould, Marlene Howard, Sandra West-Moore,
26.9% of all bids came from Hired Hand Live
34.1% of winning bids and 31.1% of total sale value came from Hired Hand Live
79.5% of items were up-bid by Hired Hand Live
Great Northern Longhorn Classic Sale Results:
5 lots sold on Hired Hand Live for a total of $12,700 for an average of $2,540
On-line buyers included: Neil & Deborah Glasgow, Sand Creek Ranch; Scott Pace, Pace Cattle Co.; John Yeates; Monte & Melissa Bierschank, MonMel Longhorns; and Ken Webb
Cattle at the consignment sale in Wisconsin sold to buyers from Utah, Nebraska and Texas
12% of all bids came from Hired Hand Live
15.6% of winning bids and 21% of total sale value came from Hired Hand Live
43.8% of items were up-bid by Hired Hand Live
82 of 91 lots sold for a total of $213,750 with an $2,671 Sold Average and a $2401.69 Consigned Average
There were 5 Cash Cows that sold for a total of $58,200 and an average of $11,640
Top 10 lots average: $9.495
Top 25 lots average: $5,698
One over 80” TTT cow sold, Lot 90, $3,500 (the other over 80” TTT cow in the sale, lot 49, was PO’d).
70-79” TTT Cow Average: $2,383
Since the beginning of 2017 Hired Hand has been compiling additional sales data and sharing it via our Blog and Mobile Marketing program. We plan to continue to share these stats from future consignment sales as well. We hope that they will be beneficial to breeders and show Industry sales trends. We welcome your feedback and requests.
Please find below some additional Millennium Futurity Sale results courtesy of your friends at Hired Hand*:
Millennium Futurity Sale Results:
42 of 49 lots sold for a total of $133,550 with an $3,179 Average
There was 1 Cash Cow sold. Lot 46 for $13,500.
Top 10 lots average: $7,000
Top 25 lots average: $4,608