February's Featured Website Designs

by Holly Peacock | Feb 24, 2020

This ​month, we featured ​four #HiredHandPowered websites showcasing ​​a Highland Cattle auction website, a legacy horse ranch, an Iowa seed business, and an educational nonprofit. Wow! ​View these unique Hired Hand website designs a​nd read​ about how each ​customized their design and user experience to best promote their ​ranch or services.

Featured Websites


About​ ​​​CowMatch:

Business/Breed: ​Online Cattle Market for Scottish Highland Cattle
Location: ​Online only!

​"Our goal with CowMatch is to help bridge the gap between buyers and sellers.

We want to create a user-friendly space that will appeal not only to farmers and ranchers, but also to the new homesteader and hobby farmers. We want to help buyers find exactly what they are looking for, while helping sellers market their animals. We want to protect and preserve heritage breeds and market them in a space where they will be appreciated (not just lowballed because they have hair and horns). We want to connect buyers with transportation options, so they can have their new purchases delivered right to their door (or in this case pasture). We hope that CowMatch will be able to make this a reality."

Read more on their website and Like their Facebook page here!

About​ the ​​CowMatch website:

Set Up/Design: ​​​Custom
Functionality Package: Foreman

CowMatch chose a fully custom design to meet the needs of their auction website. With a goal of bridging the gap between Highland cattle buyers and sellers, the CowMatch website needed to be capable of showcasing animal pedigrees, health information, transportation info, FAQs, terms & conditions, and more. Their auction site officially launches on February 1st! Welcome to the #HiredHandPowered team, ​CowMatch!

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Check out the CowMatch ​logo up close and personal!


If you need a logo or website for your business or farm, reach out. We will work with you to make your budget work for whatever branding or marketing you may need. Email for more information or to set up a call with Molly or Jaymie!


About​ ​Broken J Lazy A Ranch:

​Animals/Breed: ​Paint & Quarter Horses, Donkeys
Aplington, Iowa
Ann Luebbers

"We here at the Broken J Lazy A Ranch believe we have something special to offer. No hype and no need for promises!

What we have here is the "Real" thing. Look Closely - the Beauty, the Conformation.

The presence - THE GREAT ONES PASS IT ON! What you see here is the Prevailing POWER, SPIRIT, and BEAUTY of Real Bonanza!"

Read more about how Broken J Lazy A Ranch began and follow Ann and the ranch on Facebook here.


About​ the ​​Broken J Lazy A Ranch website:

Set Up/Design: ​​​Mix & Match
Functionality Package: Wrangler

Broken J Lazy A Ranch utilized their Mix & Match website design to really showcase their powerful bloodlines and ranch history. They used pages to display certain horses and their progeny, including awards and honors they've won throughout the years. By displaying their logo and menu at the top of their website, they are able to showcase more content to their website audience at their first view of the site. Welcome to the #HiredHandPowered team, Broken J Lazy A!

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About​ Big Country Seeds:

Business/Breed: Seed, Turf, Athletic Fields, Fertilizing, Warehousing, and more
​Tiffin, Iowa

​"Our mission at Big Country Seeds is to provide not only quality products but also excellence in customer service. The ultimate goal of all employees is always superior customer service.

Eastern Iowa's leader for ALL your Ag and Turf seed! Specializing in seed, we offer turf seeds, seed corn and soybeans. We offer our customers several different services, including grain marketing, cash and carry chemicals, and distribution of ice melt and lawn fertilizer. We offer expertise in athletic field renovation and maintenance. From grading to seeding to fertilizing, Big Country Seeds partners with some of the most successful high school athletic programs in Eastern Iowa."

Read more on their website and Like their Facebook page here!

About​ the ​​Big Country Seeds website:

Set Up/Design: ​​​Custom
Functionality Package: Cowpoke

Big Country Seeds chose to design a custom website for their business. Being involved with so many different fields (literally), their customers are looking for specific information geared towards their own specific needs. Their new website is very organized and cleanly laid out so that any potential new customer coming to their site can easily navigate through their pages to find the info they're looking for. Welcome to the #HiredHandPowered team, Big Country Seeds!

Check out the new ​​​Big Country Seeds website:

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About​ The Longhorn Project:

Business/Breed: Educational Program & Nonprofit Organization
Location: ​Houston, Texas
Contact: 1-844-819-2804

"The Longhorn Project at Johnson Space Center is a one-of-a-kind hands-on educational program created as a joint venture among The Longhorn Project, a 501(c) (3) charitable nonprofit organization, NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC), the Houston Livestock and Rodeo™, Clear Creek Independent School District, and the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America.The Longhorn Project, also known as the Center for Agriculture, Science, and Engineering (CASE), is located at NASA's Johnson Space Center on a 53-acre tract of land. This land features a 35-acre pasture for grazing, an 11-acre feedlot, and 7-acre "garden" area which consists of the garden plots, greenhouse, orchards, compost containers, aquaculture ponds, a paved patio with a waterfall and pond that is stocked with small fish and the Western Heritage Pavilion that was built and donated by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.

Today, there is a small trophy steer herd that have made Johnson Space Center their home for the duration of their lives, and a show team of longhorns on loan from members of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America. A selected team of FFA or 4-H students, raise and exhibit the Longhorns at eight to ten state, and national longhorn shows per year, including the Houston Livestock and Rodeo™.

Through this unique program, the show team students can have the opportunity to learn about ranch management, animal husbandry and the rich history of our Texas heritage to promote the preservation and legacy of the cattle native to our state." more on their website!

About​ The Longhorn Project website:

Set Up/Design: ​​​Mix & Match
Functionality Package: Wrangler

The Longhorn Project chose a Mix & Match design to display their educational program and nonprofit organization. With information on donations, field trips and tours, their Longhorns and show team, board of directors, and more, we were able to find the perfect package and design combination to create a useful, informative, and attractive website for The Longhorn Project. Welcome to the #HiredHandPowered team!

Check out The Longhorn Project website:

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Want to showcase your Longhorn or Highland pedigrees alongside your breeding program to other breeders? Does your ranch need a ​website to ​showcase ​your winning ​​horses or training services? 

Hired Hand's talented team will professionally design and develop (or even redesign) your website to meet your ​​ranch's unique needs. Our websites allow you to easily update the site completely on your own with easy to use, unique, time-saving features at an affordable price. Chat with us to see if a Hired Hand Website is for you!

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