100 Years Strong!

Our business was founded in 1910. Learn more about Wagonhammer, its history, and the people dedicated to raising TOTAL PERFORMANCE Cattle

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A diversified cattle operation in Nebraska’s majestic Sandhills. We have a rich history of performance based Angus and Charolais genetics. TOTAL PERFORMANCE is more than a phrase at Wagonhammer, it’s a Program!


We invite you to what we believe is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Wagonhammer Ranches has made a strategic decision to exit the Club Calf business.  We have chosen to focus on our Angus and Charolais herds going forward.  So, we will be dispersing our entire Club Calf herd.  That’s right.  Every Club Calf female from the legendary Wagonhammer herd will be offered at the Dunlap Iowa Livestock Auction on December 29th, beginning at 11 am.  Nothing will have been sold privately beforehand.

This herd has been carefully developed over 40+ years.  These are the elite females selected from Wagonhammer’s 2500 head cow herd.  Many are AI sired.  These females are sound with correct feet, legs, and udders seldom seen in the Club Calf industry.  We have culled rigorously for disposition.  These cows can calve on their own.  The pregnancy rate during this summer’s 60 day breeding season was 98%.  We AI’d them to the most sought after sires in the industry.  When it comes to the traits that cowmen desire, this herd is the entire package.

These mommas have produced winners all across the country.  Recent successes include the 2017 American Royal Reserve Champion Maintainer Heifer and the Nebraska State Fair Champion Charolais Composite Heifer as well as numerous champions at local, state, and national levels.  Take a look at some of the calves we have produced.  Their dams sell.

Spring calving females were pregnancy tested safe with calf this fall and will be retested at the barn the week of the sale.  The spring cows will calve for 60 days beginning March 15th.  The spring heifers will begin calving the first week of March for 45 days. We wormed them with Dectomax and poured with Cleanup.  The heifers were given a Scourguard shot.  Fall cows will sell as 3 in 1 packages.  The fall cows and heifers were synchronized, AI’d, and then exposed to bulls for 45 days.  They will calve beginning August 1st.  They have not been preg. checked and sell without guarantee.  All females are vaccinated annually before breeding with Pregguard Gold 10.

Please stop by to view the cows at the ranch prior to the sale.  You can call Wagonhammer’s Seedstock Manager, Joe Epperly, to discuss the offering at (303) 884-3900.  Order a catalog here.  You can also participate in the sale online at www.cattleusa.com .  Don’t miss out on this chance to share in some of the best genetics in the Club Calf industry.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Jay Wolf, Owner      Joe Epperly, Seedstock Manager