Mr NLC Upgrade - U8676

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What's New

At 3C & NLC, we breed cows that work. They need to calve without assistance then get those babies onto their feet and nursing, very likely under harsh Dakota weather conditions.  We expect our cows to thrive on little supplementation and wean a heavy calf without the assistance of creep feed.

 

We introduced Simmental genetics into the herd in 1971, and currently run close to 800 Simmental and SimAngus pairs.  MR. NLC UPGRADE U8676, recognized by the American Simmental Association as the breed's number one registration sire for 2013, drew his first breath right here at NLC Ranch.  We're pleased with how well Upgrade has performed and are also pleased and excited about the potential in our 2015 bull and heifer offering.

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John Christensen is a humble guy but you can't miss the note of pride when he talks about his daughters, their families, and their knowledge of this business.  And he can’t imagine his family in any other type of business. The lifelong process of building a cowherd and developing quality SimAngus & Simmental genetics is a family passion, and the seed stock business allows them to share that passion with others. By building a program based on a “no-nonsense” type of cow, the 3C Christensen and NLC Dunsmore families have built a solid reputation of producing dependable cattle and providing dependable service. They pride themselves in providing customers with functional cattle and an honest demeanor. They value your feedback.

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3C & NLC will offer 220+ powerful yearling bulls and close to 50 feature open heifers on their annual sale on March 20. Both commercial cattlemen and purebred breeders will find value in this offering. Come early and enjoy a hearty lunch with us.  If you can't attend in person, join us at

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March 20, 2015

3C/NLC 44th Annual Bull & Heifer Sale

Videos of Entire Sale Coming in Early March.

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3C/NLC - Breeding Simmental and SimAngus™ Cattle in South Dakota Since 1971.

ABOUT US

This is Rick and NaLani's youngest daughter Swayzee at our cattle headgate.

Swayzee Dunsmore, Fall 2014

The roots of 3C Christensen Ranch go deep in the rolling hills of central South Dakota for nearly a century. Tracing back to the 1920’s, John Christensen’s father helped drive the family’s finished cattle twenty miles to the nearest railhead on horseback. From there, their steers were loaded and shipped to the Sioux City Stockyards.

 

While their practices have advanced with the times, the family keeps the age old concepts of practicality and integrity as the basis of their operation.  Together, Rick and NaLani Dunsmore operate NLC Simmental Ranch and follow the same high integrity values as their predecessors.

 

John operates 3C Christensen Ranch and values help from daughter Cam and her husband Tyler Fagerhaug.

John Christensen first incorporated Simmental genetics into the herd in 1971. And today, 3C & NLC run close to 800 Simmental and SimAngus™ pairs with approximately 225 of those brood cows owned by John's oldest daughter, NaLani and her husband, Rick Dunsmore. Together, Rick and NaLani operate NLC Simmental Ranch and follow the same high integrity values as their predecessors.

 

“To remain in our herd, a cow can’t cause any problems,” NaLani says. “Our females must have sound feet and legs and a well balanced udder. All of our mature cows calve out on pasture beginning the first part of April, so they’ve got to be able to take care of themselves.”

 

"We breed cows that work," John further explains.  "That means our cattle are born unassisted and get on their feet and nurse in harsh Dakota weather conditions.  We expect our cows to thrive on little supplementation and wean a heavy calf without the assistance of creep feed."

 

Both the 3C and the NLC herds are nationally recognized not just for their functionality, but eye appeal as well. Several well known bulls and genetics have come from their herds including 3C Full Figures, 3C Macho, MR NLC Superior (sire of TNT Tanker U263), and most recently MR NLC Upgrade.

 

Popular ABS bull Ellingson Legacy M229 (better known as “Olie”) is owned by NLC Ranch and his influence can be found in many bulls and females from both programs.  John rosters 135 TNT Tanker (grandson of “Olie”) daughters in this herd.

 

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Golden Book Award

John Christensen (3C Christensen Ranch) is one of the few who have recieved the Golden Book Award for his Simmental and SimAngus™ genetics

John Christensen is a recipient of the coveted World Simmental-Fleckvieh Federation (WSFF) Golden Book Award. The honor is the organization’s equivalent of Hall-of-Fame induction and the highest honor bestowed by American Simmental Association. Since the Award was first established in 1982, 57 individuals or ranch operations have been so honored.

SIRES

MR NLC UPGRADE U8676

 

ASA: 2474338

A few of our outstanding sires are part of the CRI/GENEX breeding service
NLC Superior S6018 is a beautiful bull of whom will have a few of his calves in our 2015 sale.

MR NLC SUPERIOR S6018

 

ASA: 2372107

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Sire of the famed TNT TANKER U263

Several of the 3C/NLC bred cattle are with the ABS breeding service.
Ellingson Legacy M229 "Olie" is one of our many famous sires bred right here!

ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 "Olie"

ASA: 2171761

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Several of the 3C/NLC bred cattle are with the ABS breeding service.
We will feature a few TNT Tanker U263 calves in our March 2015 cattle Production Sale.

TNT TANKER U263

 

ASA: 2470581

130 Tanker daughters are currently in production in our herd.

A few of our outstanding sires are part of the CRI/GENEX breeding service

GIBBS 0689X CRIMSON TIDE

ASA: 2602503

MR NLC POKER FACE Z27

 

ASA: 2706142

Mr NLC Icon X0104 was born and brerd right here at 3C Christensen/NLC Simmental Ranch.

MR NLC ICON X0104

 

ASA: 2573393

Several of the 3C/NLC bred cattle are with the ABS breeding service.
Precise will have calves featured in our 2015 sale.

MR. NLC PRECISE X0240

 

ASA: 2693394

We will be featuring some Springcreek BLK Tank 201W calves in the 2015 production sale.

Springcreek BLK Tank 201W

 

ASA: 2657726

3C Females

For SALE

3C & NLC will offer 220+ powerful yearling bulls and close to 50 feature open heifers on their annual sale on March 20. Both commercial cattlemen and purebred breeders will find value in this offering. Come early and enjoy a hearty lunch with us.  If you can't attend in person, join us at

Bulls

Heifers

LOCATION

3C Christensen Ranch

37273 216th Street,

Wessington, South Dakota 57381

Phone: 605-458-2218

NLC Simmental Ranch

21830 372nd Ave

Wessington, South Dakota 57382

Phone: 605-058-2425

Step-By-Step Driving Directions to 3C Christensen/NLC Simmental Ranch

From the Southwest - Get off of I-90 at Reliance Exit 248. Take Hwy 47NE 19 miles to Fort Thompson, then take Hwy 34E 22 miles to the junction of Hwy 45 and go north on Hwy 45 for 12 miles to 216th St. (asphalt), then go 12 miles east to 372nd Ave. and turn south by the 3C/NLC sign and go 2.25 miles.

 

From Kimball - Take Hwy 45N 35 miles to 216th St. (asphalt), then go 12 miles east to 372nd Ave. and turn south by the 3C/NLC sign and go 2.25 miles.

 

From Miller - Take Hwy 45 south 18 miles to 216th St. (asphalt), then go 12 miles east to 372nd Ave. and turn south by the 3C/NLC sign and go 2.25 miles.

 

From Wessington - Take 374th Ave. (asphalt) south 14 miles to 216th St. then turn west up big hill and go 2 miles west past 3C Christensen Ranch Sign to 3C/NLC sign and take 372nd Ave. 2.25 miles south.

 

From Huron - Take Hwy 14W to 281 and go south 1 mile on Hwy 281 to the 9th St. road (209th St) and go 12 miles west to 374th Ave. then go 7 miles south to 216th St. and turn west up big hill and go 2 miles west past 3C Christensen Ranch Sign to 3C/NLC sign and take 372nd Ave. 2.25 miles south.

 

From Wessington Springs - Take Hwy 34W 7 miles to 374th Ave. then go north 10 miles to 3C/NLC sign at 218th St and go west 2 miles. The barn is on a hill to the south.

CONTACT US

3C CHRISTENSEN RANCH

John Christensen

Carly Christensen

Tyler & Cam Fagerhaug

37273 216th St.

Wessington, SD 57381

Home: 605-458-2218

John Cell: 605-350-1278

Cam Cell: 605-350-2018

NLC SIMMENTAL RANCH

Rick, NaLani, NaLea,

Chase, & Swayzee Dunsmore

21830 372nd Ave.

Wessington, SD 57381

Home: 605-458-2425

NaLani Cell: 605-350-5216

Rick Cell: 605-354-7523

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