Saturday, April 7, 2012

Meet Sellman Ranch!

We are very excited to announce our newest web site client, Sellman Ranch!

Sellman Ranch is located in Northwest Nebraska. They are a family owned and operated cow/calf and backgrounding operation. One thing the ranch is not short on is pride. The family loves what they do and is dedicated to the success of the ranch.

The Sellman roots run deep when it comes to the ranching industry. Butch Sellman’s parents, Marshall and Mildred along with Marshall’s brother Dick and his wife Helen established Sellman Brothers Ranch in the 1940’s in Watrous, New Mexico. The family was particularly involved in the Hereford breed, Granddad Marshall being the American Hereford Association President in 1964. Butch’s older brother Tom, his wife Shirley and their family were a big part of the success in New Mexico. In 1973, the Sellman Brothers decided to expand and relocated to Western Nebraska, to hard grass country. Butch married childhood sweetheart, Becky in 1974, and they, along with Rom and his family operated Sellman Brother Ranch. In 1982, the brothers decided they could do more as two operations with their expanding families so Butch and Becky and children Adam, Ryan and Georganna became Sellman Ranch. The Sellman family was very active in the Hereford Association as the kids were growing up, earning 14 National Champion and Reserve National Champion banners at the Junior Nationals.

All of the Sellman children are actively involved on the ranch. Everyone does their part whether it be feeding, haying, calving, weaning, or working cattle. Even the Sellman grandchildren are taking part in the tradition. They all love animals and the ranch life too. The older kids are currently in 4-H and are showing at county fairs, state shows and Junior Nationals.

The family enjoys the ranching business and always demands that their cattle be raise in a realistic program. They run 700 head of cows with 300 head of Registered Angus, 50 head of Registered Herefords, and the balance being commercial cows specialized in the Club Calf business. In addition, the ranch offers approximately 1000 head of feeder cattle, purchased locally, backgrounding on the place and marketed in late summer. The Sellman Ranch Annual Bull Sale, held in March, offers yearling Angus, Hereford, and Sim-Angus bulls and 2 year old Angus bulls.

The Sellman family takes great pride in good cattle and quality service to their customers. They appreciate any interest and encourage viewers to ask for any additional information. Visitors are welcome! Don’t miss you chance to grab some of these outstanding genetics from an even more outstanding operation. 

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