DLCC Ranch

The DLCC Ranch 26th Annual Production Sale

Saturday, April 28th

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Please call Superior Productions at

800.431.4452

and register for your Buyer Number today.

 
 
 

 

Selling

57 South Devon & Poundmaker Bulls

35 Females

Exclusive Semen Packages  

Funds from the semen packages will be donated to Montana Stockgrowers Association to aid in relief efforts from the devastating wildfires last summer.

 

Plus

Seminars by:

Dar Giess

Dr. Eric Mousel (U of MN)

Jim Phillips (Zoetis)

 

Honest Cattle, Real Results

DLCC Ranch is a family owned and operated cattle ranch in central Minnesota raising South Devon and Poundmaker cattle.

Our mission is to produce seedstock cattle that help our customers reach their goals, whatever they may be. 

 

Adaptable

Our genetics can be found in over 30 states across the country, as well as Australia, Canada, and England. Our cattle have shown they can adapt to perform in any environment. Learn More

Balanced Genetics

DLCC Ranch is setting the trend in the breed for calving ease cattle that have the necessary growth capability. Learn more

 

Feed Efficient

Meat Animal Research Center supported data tells the tale. DLCC Females cost you less money. Learn More

Poundmakers 

DLCC Poundmakers capitalize on the effects of heterosis and hybrid vigor resulting in a 25% increase in production. That boost in production stays through the next generation. Learn More

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The Bull Battery

A bi-weekly blog from members of the DLCC Team


Advance With the World

 

To move the profitability needle of your business, you’ve got to have a master plan: defined goals, beginnings and endings, and knowing how to measure success. 

Through my own experience and education, here is a step-by-step ladder for planning and executing what an operation must do to step-up their marketing efforts. In the end the effects of not taking proper action now, may reflect poorly on your bank account later, especially when you’re wondering where all your customers went. 

 

Fuel your Marketing Engine

Marketing is often the single system that holds back business growth. Perhaps one of the most vital areas of marketing is knowing where your customers are coming from and what their favorite method of communication is. Each potential customer responds differently to marketing methods. Are they on Facebook, Instagram, email, website, etc? Unfortunately, as we pour more of our resources to be on as many media outlets and print platforms as possible we may be spreading our message to thin. It may be best to select the top, most effective media accounts. Dedicate your precious time to creating an effective, year-round strategy to stay active with your customers. Determine which magazines, newspapers, social media accounts, etc. to be worth your time and money.  

Market to your current and past customers

These folks are your first priority. It takes much more effort to attract a new customer than it does to retain a current customer. Tips I have found to be effective:

  • With current customers, treat them well and always stay in communication.
  • Send out holiday greetings. A practice that does not require much effort, yet still shows every customer you are thankful and continuously think of them.
  • Communicate exciting news around your operation. Customers become invested in an operation and look forward to hearing success stories. This could be in form of a Facebook post, an Email blast or even a mailed Postcard.
  • Capture the image of your operation and share it with good visual material - photography. Quality photos, which can also be turned into video, goes a long way and reaches a mass audience.
  • Customers should receive at least two physical mail pieces from you within a single year. As much as we love technology, physical mail targets the emotional side of marketing than any other form. Research proves this method to be the most successful.

Create the “WOW” feeling

It’s the extra-effort step. When a customer feels “Wowed,” they are likely to relay on positive message to their friends and colleagues. Positive word-of-mouth communication is highly effective and reaps huge benefits, but can only be accomplished when a customer has been once again, “Wowed.”

  • Focus on personal engagement with one another.
  • Spend the extra dollar to ensure it is done right.
  • Properly execute the process of a sale.
  • Create a problem recovery plan. Situations are never be perfect.
  • Out-of-the-Box thinking never hurts.

If nothing else, educate.

Educate customers about what you bring to the table for your business. Educate on sources of information backing up your claims. And most importantly, educate your audience about your operation’s history, values, and beliefs.

This is perhaps the most important way to gain trust. Every business must start from the ground up, and by building the strongest foundation you can, it will create a stable structure for the duration of your business and ultimately lead to future growth and profitability.

By Kate Hagans

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