• Thanksgiving Themed Animal Names

    by Jessica Weber | Nov 14, 2017
    One of the ways Hired Hand is celebrating Thanksgiving is by compiling the top 10 Thanksgiving themed words found in animal names on our customers websites. View the names of those animals below. Do you have an animal with a Thanksgiving themed name? Let us know! ​
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  • 10 Tips for Leveraging Social Media Surrounding a Big Event

    by Jessica Weber | Sep 26, 2017
    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.
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  • 2017 Texas Mid Year Blowout Sale Trends, Averages & Internet Influence

    by Molly Clubb | Jun 19, 2017
    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
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  • 2017 Fey Longhorn Sale Trends, Averages & Internet Influence

    by Molly Clubb | Jun 13, 2017
    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
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  • 2017 Red River Sale Trends, Averages & Internet Influence

    by Molly Clubb | May 31, 2017
    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
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  • 2017 Cherry Blossom Sale Trends, Averages & Internet Influence

    by User Not Found | Apr 18, 2017
    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.
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  • Check Out These New Sites that Launched in January!

    by Molly Clubb | Mar 22, 2017
    As 2017 took off we launched some new websites for Longhorn breeders. Check out these new designs and take moment to learn how each one is unique.
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  • Check Out These New Sites that Launched in December!

    by Molly Clubb | Jan 13, 2017
    As 2016 ended, we released some new websites for Longhorn and Whitetail breeders, along with one business site. Check out these new designs and take a moment to learn about others within your industry.
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  • 2016 Hired Hand Live Year in Review

    by Laura Huff | Dec 27, 2016
    2016 was a successful year for the role of the internet and on-line bidding in Longhorn Consignment Sales. See our stats and other information regarding Hired Hand Live results from the past year.
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  • Enhance Your Visual Appeal with these Apps

    by Laura Huff | Aug 26, 2016
    We take you through a few of our favorite apps for editing videos and images. We also provide an idea of how and when to use these tools in your own marketing plan.
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  • Privacy Settings on Social Media

    by Laura Huff | Jul 14, 2016
    Privacy is always a concern when it comes to the Internet. How much show you share or conceal? We help you weigh your options in this post on social media privacy.
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  • The Latest Hired Hand Software Enhancements

    by Laura Huff | Jun 03, 2016
    We have added new enhancements to Hired Hand powered websites! Check out the latest additions and see examples.
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  • Facebook User? Tips for Staying Connected

    by Molly Clubb | Jul 21, 2014
    The Longhorn Industry is booming on Facebook. Breeders are connecting, Longhorns are being sold, friendships are being preserved and news is being shared. If you're a breeder who utilizes Facebook for any of these reasons and enjoys seeing posts from other ranches and related business, such as our own, please read this Blog post and follow the steps below.
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  • Are you using Hired Hand's Resources?

    by Molly Clubb | Jun 13, 2014
    Are you aware of all of the free resources that Hired Hand offers to the industries that we serve to encourage knowledge of animals but also promote our customers? Below are a description of the reports featured on our Updates pages. It's a great way to see what information has been updated by Hired Hand customers on their individual websites and great promotion for you, our customers, who update your websites. These reports feature updated measurements, new animals and photos, and more.
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  • Hired Hand Search Replaces Hired Hand Sale Pen - Important Steps for Customers

    by Molly Clubb | May 30, 2014
    With the launch of Hired Hand Search we have retired the old Hired Hand Sale Pen. Now, any Hired Hand website customer on the Buckaroo or Wrangler Package can show an unlimited number of animals For Sale through Hired Hand Search. The process to ensure your animals for sale is simple. Just follow the two easy steps below (found in the Animal Management section of the Admin Portion of Hired Hand). We also recommend including a sale price and as much updated information (photo, measurement, breeding, etc.) as possible in order to make the decision to buy as easy as possibly on the customer.
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  • Red River Sale Included in Our Mobile Marketing Plan

    by Molly Clubb | Apr 12, 2013
    Have you heard about Hired Hand's Mobile Marketing plan or taken advantage of signing up yet? Are you a Longhorn breeder who is not on Facebook but wants to be "in the know" about sale prices and event details? Then our Mobile Marketing is for you!
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  • Google Analytics Report

    by Molly Clubb | Mar 01, 2013
    It's the first of the month and for Hired Hand users, that means their monthly Google Analytics report has hit their inbox. We encourage our customers to review their report in detail. If you don't know how to log in to Google Analytics to view more in depth data on your site visits and vistors please contact Jaymie for assistance. All you need is a Google Account and we'll do the rest! To brainstorm ideas on how to drive even more traffic to your site please contact us as well. Below are some helpful links to articles and videos to empower you to better educate yourself about your Google Analytics reports and site stats.
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  • Have You Signed up for Mobile Marketing Yet?

    by Molly Clubb | Feb 13, 2013
    Hired Hand is constantly working to provide Texas Longhorn Breeders with cutting edge technological services and more advanced ways to market their herds. We are excited to announce that in 2013 we will be offering Mobile Marketing
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  • Red River Video Sale - How Will It Work?

    by Molly Clubb | Feb 04, 2013
    Hired Hand is pleased to be providing the support for the video portion of the Red River sale this year. Both Rick and I have had several questions about how the sale will work so we thought we'd outline it for those interested below. If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to contact us!
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  • Hired Hand Website Tip: Showcasing Offspring

    by Molly Clubb | Oct 05, 2012
    Do you have an outstanding Longhorn (or a few) whose production power you're like to maximize on your Hired Hand website? Check out this great idea for getting the most from the Progeny Power that Hired Hand has to offer.
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