Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rose Hill Ranch

Rose Hill Ranch, located 40 miles west of Houston, Texas, is owned and operated by the AJ and Rosemary Gambino Family.

They offer cattle for sale to fit any program. Whether you’re looking for a show heifer, replacement cows, a herd sire bull or semen from one of their top-notch bulls, Rose Hill Ranch takes pride in helping their customers fill their needs.

They enjoy helping their customers with one-on-one instruction in learning the business of ranching or the proper way to show a Grand Champion. They offer free consulting to their junior show heifer buyers and others interested in ranch management.

Rose Hill Ranch is in the business of breeding quality registered and commercial Santa Gertrudis cattle. Give them a call today and get started on your program!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ganado Feed and More

Ganado Feed & More is located in downtown Ganado, Texas and has been family owned and operated by Wade & Amber Watkins since 2001. Their goal is to offer GREAT customer service, with competitive prices.

The name says it all! Not only do they carry a complete line of Purina and Ful o Pep feed products, they offer so much MORE. You’ll find kennels for your pets, grooming supplies for your livestock and feeders for the wild game. They have everything you need for your yard, whether you want to work or play.

Ganado Feed & More also has hats for every season and a full line of clothing, including Wrangler work and dress clothes, belts, Justin flip flops and Justin gypsy boots, and rubber boots.

Looking for a gift item? They also carry Circle E candles, Angel Ranch bath and body collection and toys for boys and girls.

Be sure to check out their web site and visit often. They feature a new “Smart Buy” each month on their home page.

If you’re in the area, stop by and shop Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ganado Feed & More, a full service Home & Ranch shopping experience!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Tax Exempt Forms

Recently many of our customers have gotten an email or a letter from us asking to complete a Tax Exempt form for us to keep on our files. Here's a little background on that. Trust us, we wish we didn't have to be dealing with this either!

Our accountant recently informed us of some changes in the sales tax code that require even non-tangible service providers to charge tax. Before, we didn't have to charge tax because what we were providing was a service that you really can't touch or pick up or put in a bag and carry out of a store.

However, after speaking with the State Comptroller in Texas...yes, that's right, we went straight to the top, we found out that yes, we are required to charge sales tax for the graphic design and web design services. Some people say, we'll I've never been charged for this by anyone else who's done ad work for me before....well, get ready.

So, here is the good news. The only clients that we are required to charge sales tax to are those residents of Texas. So far all of you non-Texans (I feel so sorry for you...not everyone can live in the Lone Star State), you're fine. You don't have to send in anything.

For all of you is what we need. Most all of our clients are in the agricultural industry, so you are well aware that you can file an ag exemption for sales tax. All we need you to do is send in that form so we can have it on file, and then we won't be required to charge you sales tax.

And, for those of our clients who are in Texas and not in ag, well, we have to start charging you the sales tax.

If you need the form, it is right here:

Just fill that out and fax it back to us so we can make sure we have all of our records on the up and up. THANKS!!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Harvey Farms

In the registered cattle business for more than 25 years, John and Laura Harvey initially began their herd with the Limousin breed. After much success with Limousin cattle, ten years ago Harvey Farms ventured into the registered Angus business.

They dispersed their herd of Limousins and begun to purchase their foundation herd of Angus cattle. Harvey Farms quietly built their herd of Angus cattle from the top producers at that time - Hyline Angus (Manhattan, MT), Gardiner Angus (Ashland, KS), Sitz Angus Ranch (Harrison, MT), Sherrod Farms (Oneonta, AL), and E E Ranches (Winona, MS).

Over the years, they’ve used proven AI sires to complement individual cows and embryo transfer on some of their very best cattle. The goal at Harvey Farms is to raise cattle that are sound and solid, and produce top-performing Angus.

Visit their web site to see the sires and females they have available. Also, be sure and check out their upcoming events, including the Mississippi Angus Association Field Day in August.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Country Flare

Country Flare, our newest jewelry and accessory web site, offers unique jewelry with a western, trendy edge that is great for women of all ages. Whether you are looking for some bling on the dance floor, a dressy look for the office, or just want to add some fun to your favorite outfit, check out Country Flare.

And if you can’t find what you are looking for, feel free to contact them. They love to design one-of-a kind pieces for their clients.

At Country Flare, it’s all about the jewelry – and they are doing what they love!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Rick Machado Livestock

Rick Machado Livestock, LLC is an extensive and diverse business located throughout the Western United States. The operations include livestock auctioneering and consulting, cattle and horse operations, and brokerage services.

Rick began auctioneering over 33 years ago, and today he has become a preeminent and world-class talent in his field. Rick was inspired by his father, a local fundraising auctioneer, who worked in the livestock transportation business all of his life.

He attended Missouri Auction School in Kansas City where launched his professional auctioneering career and today travels across the nation headlining many of the country’s leading purebred cattle and respected horse auctions.

His passion as a cattleman and love for the business has served to cultivate and strengthen his knowledge and expertise in all facets of the industry. Rick successfully runs his own cow-calf, stocker and feeder ventures, as well as owning and operating an acclaimed American Quarter Horse breeding program. Rick created and hosts the “Main Event,” a prestigious horse sale in Paso Robles, California, which is held every October.

In addition, Rick has been part of the Western Video Market team since 1991, and serves as the lead auctioneer and cattle representative for the company. Each year Western Video Market promotes and sells over a half a million head of cattle throughout the West.

If you're in the market for a cattle broker or need to tranport some livestock, check out Rick Machado Livestock, LLC.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Office Remodel - Exterior Paint Colors

Wow, if you think choosing the color of a print ad or a web site background is hard, try choosing the color of an office! I'm sure many of our readers can relate to this fear of painting something whether it be your home or show equipment. I can definitely relate to a few bad paint choices in my day.

So this weekend, Brandon and I did lots of office remodel work, including removing the stick on sign letters from the new office. Just a note. If you have ever considered purchasing big giant letters to stick on the side of your building or office, think again. These were a nightmare to remove. But, we got it done, so now we can move on to the next part of the remodel, which is painting the exterior.

Since we're so handy with Photoshop, I did the sample painting in Photoshop. Sort of. I realize this isn't exact, but here are the choices we had.

Original: Yellow

Choice #1: Cardboard Color

Choice #2: Outerbanks Color

Choice #3: Tree Branch Color

So, here are the three options we've narrowed it down to. Of course this is a Photoshop simulation. We're going to give it a few days to sink in, and make our decision. Meanwhile, we'd love to hear your thoughts on what color looks the best....Original, Cardboard, Outerbanks, or Tree Branch.