Monday, August 30, 2010

Sandy Trail Ranch

The Mitchek Family owns and manages the Sandy Trail Ranch, with locations in Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas. A diverse ranch with 300 head of mature cows and working Border Collie dogs.

Through the years, they have purchased quality mama calves who have been artificially inseminated by the industries top sires. They currently have a great set of calves available for sale.

In addition they have also been producing working, ABCA registered Border Collies for the last six years. They breed for soundness, working ability and natural instinct, as well as a gentle dog who can be a part of the family.
Visit their web site at to view their available cattle and their adorable puppies!


Last week we had the honor of designing a new ad for Levi Bond and his Hereford bull Rawhide. As you can see, this is a very impressive bull, especially when you consider this photo was taken at 10 years of age. Rawhide is one of the most dominating Hereford club calf sires in the business. The amazing fact about Rawhide is that his success has come from breeding less than 30 fall calving cows in the last 7 breeding seasons! During this time he has sired Houston Hereford Champions & Reserves, San Antonio Hereford Champions, Belt Buckle Reserve Overall Steer, 2 Ft. Worth Reserve Hereford Steers, and 19 Major Sale Steers.

For semen information or purchases contact Levi Bond at (580) 554-0370 or visit For breeding or calf information contact Nicky Kroll at (580) 541-8666 or Mark Copus at (940) 704-1853.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Riverbend Labradoodles

If you are an animal lover like all of us at RHD, you’ll enjoy viewing our latest web site, Riverbend Labradoodles. As we were building this site, I wanted to take each of these dogs home with me!

Chad and Kristi Coopshaw have over 20 years of experience in dog breeding and raising and have shared their puppies with families across the country and around the world. Their focus is to protect the health and future of this breed and maintain a breeding program dedicated to quality, not quantity.

Located in the countryside of Northwest Ohio, the Coopshaw’s designed and built their homestead around their love for animals. The puppies live with them, in order for them to provide a loving, healthy environment to help them grow to their full potential. The puppies are continually handled and exposed to every day life and noises in an effort to create a positive social experience.

Visit Riverbend Labradoodles to see their available puppies. And be sure to check out their blog to read about some of their puppies latest antics!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Owassa FFA

Since 1929, the Owassa FFA program in Owassa, Oklahoma, has been helping shape and mold the lives of the students in their program. The Owasso FFA is the student organization for the high school’s agricultural education program accompanied by classroom/laboratory instruction and Supervised Agricultural Experience projects.
From its early beginning some 80 years ago, the Owasso FFA Chapter has been sending outstanding young people, who possess the attributes to make a positive difference, into their communities, the state and the nation. This FFA chapter is recognized as a Superior Chapter and a 3-Star National Gold Emblem chapter; they have had 13 state officers and one national officer.

With well over 150 students actively involved in all three facets of the program they are proud to say their chapter continues to raise the standard for its successful tradition each and every year.

Visit the Owassa FFA web site to see a list of their recent accomplishments, their upcoming activities or how to be a sponsor.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Long Point Roofing

A family owned and operated business serving the greater Houston and Gulf Coast area since 1942, Long Point Roofing, Inc. specializes in residential and commercial roofing projects and repairs.

With more than 65 years of experience in the roofing industry, Long Point Roofing has been setting the standard for quality and efficiency. They specialize in steep sloping and low sloping roofs; new roof construction; re-roofs and repairs.

Offering many types of roofing options from asphalt shingles to metal systems, Long Point Roofing has the right resources to get your job done in an efficient, cost-effective and professional way. They also have the ability and expertise to track roof leaks, as well as use of infrared equipment to detect possible causes of moisture.

Visit their web site to see a complete listing of services offered, as well as their photo gallery to view samples of their work.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nissen Matthews Johnson Cattle

Nissen Matthews Johnson Cattle (NMJ Cattle) is located near Fostoria, Iowa and will feature a great group of calves in their upcoming sale. As part of the Pro Tour group sale, NMJ Cattle will feature calves sired by Bojo, Walks Alone, Monopoly and Q-Dog.

The sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 12th and all bids are due at 7 p.m.

NMJ Cattle has enjoyed much success in the winner’s circle including, Champion Heifer and Champion Commercial at the Midwest Mania; Reserve Champion Heifer and Champion Commercial at the Kent Habeger Memorial Show and

Reserve Champion at the Alpha Gamma Rho Show.

Visit their web site at for more details or contact information.

E-mail blasts

If you've got an upcoming sale, take advantage of the RHD E-mail Blast system to help get the word out and remind people of your event. E-mail blast pricing is so affordable, you honestly might not believe the bang for your buck that you can get with this service. Our e-mail list is strictly voluntary and includes over 10,000 names, specifically targetting the cattle business.

If you already have an ad designed, say either we did it for you, or you ran it in another magazine and it's ready to go, the cost is only $150 to send out the email blast for your first blast and then $50 for additional e-mails, like if you wanted to send one out this week and then a follow up the day before your sale.

If you don't have anything at all, we can design it and send it for you for $250.

So let us know if we can help you get one of these going for your event. E-mail to book your blast.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Where 2 Barrel Race

If you’re a barrel racing enthusiast, you’ll want to check out our newest site, Where2barrelrace. This sites offers a free weekly email with a quick and easy reference guide to upcoming barrel racing events so you won’t miss another racing opportunity! Where2barrelrace offers nationwide events but organizes their listings by regions and date, making it easy for users to locate nearby events.

This FREE newsletter is delivered to a targeted list of barrel racers. It provides a quick and informative guide on upcoming barrel racing events and is supported by social media outlets Facebook and Twitter.

Where2barrelrace also provides an affordable means for promoters to advertise their events. So if you are sponsoring an event and want to get the word out, contact Mary Jane Carpenter to get on the schedule. She will work with you to promote your event.

For more information on purchasing and scheduling advertising with Where2barrelrace, visit their web site and contact Mary Jane Carpenter.

Monopoly Ad

We always love doing the Monopoly ads for Matt Lautner, and here is one that we wanted to share. We have been working on this one all week and you can see it in the upcoming September 2010 Showbox Magazine. Congratulations to Matt Lautner on all of Monopoly's success!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Black Friday Angus Sale

Another project we have been working on this week is promotion for the "Black Friday" Angus Sale. Pretty catchy name isn't it? Guess the sale date? All you shoppers out there will probably get's November 26th, the day after Thanksgiving. Aka the busiest shopping day of the year!

We have worked on two different ads for this sale, one for Kyle and Amanda Conley and one for Travis & Beth Pembrook.  When Kyle emailed us with the sale name, we thought it was so cool!! So here are the two ads, check them out and let us know what you think!

Monday, August 23, 2010

If I Could Hug an Ad

Don't you just want to tear this ad right out of a magazine and give this cutie a big hug!! Here is a recent ad we designed for our long time clients Jacob & Ingrid Tusa of Tusa Show Cattle. Isn't this the cutest little girl!!! The model in this ad is their daughter, Georgia Tusa. Make sure to notice her t-shirt. This one was so adorable we couldn't resist not sharing it with you. Look for this ad and all of the other RHD-work in the September Showbox.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cell phone etiquette

Last week, while I was driving, I was looking through my email on my blackberry. Yes, I realize, that is a very bad thing to say. But I do admit, I read my email while driving. It's a bad habit that I'm trying to break. So ironically, I got this email from HP, kind of an email newsletter type thing, and the headline story happened to be "The 4 Pillars of Mobile Device Etiquette." This caught my attention, so I started reading.

I try to have good cell phone etiquette, but I'll also admit that since I've gotten my blackberry I have a hard time putting that thing down. One of my girlfriends said that she and her husband had to start a "no cell phone time" at home because they found they were just sitting on their couch emailing on their blackberry instead of actually talking to each other.

My biggest challenge as a blackberry user is that while I find people who are constantly texting out of boredom annoying, I also feel like if it's "business", then I have to write back right away. So that's a constant challenge. Even if I get a business email at midnight, and I'm awake still, I feel like I have to write back immediately.

Anyway, I found the article very interesting and wanted to share the HP Pillars of Mobile Device Etiquette with everyone....

HP Rule #1. Keep personal conversations restricted to private areas.
I'm pretty good at this. For example if I'm in an airport and need to make a phone call, I try to step away from everyone and get in like a private area so I can talk and no one can overhear me.

HP Rule #2: Never interrupt a presentation or lecture.
This one is a no-brainer. However I was at the Brahman association annual meeting earlier in the year when someone's cell phone rang and they proceeded to take the call, right during the meeting. This was the first time I've seen this happen and I thought it was kind of weird. I also have this phobia about something like this happening during church....specifically like during a prayer or communion. I never even bring my cell phone into church, but ever so often I'll have a panic moment during Sunday morning and quickly look in my purse to make sure I left my cell phone in the car.

HP Rule #3: Control the volume of your voice.
Isn't that super annoying when you're next to someone who's shouting on the cell phone! This is my biggest pet peeve of all. I hate it! And this gets even worse when the loud talking person is saying stuff like "are you there?" "Can you hear me?"
And finally, the HP Rule #4: Don't check your phone in dark presentation rooms.
I also find this very distracting. Say you're in a room where someone is giving a presentation, and the person 2 seats over from you starts checking his phone. Of course, his screen is going to light up. If you're like me and tend to get distracted easily, then what you probably do is immediately start looking at the bright light screen and stop paying attention to the speaker.

If you liked these little rules, or maybe found that you needed a refresher on cell phone etiquette, read the full article here, from the HP Small Business Center.