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Sandhills Cattle Association ranch tour

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Soapweed

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Over 300 interested onlookers took part in the 16th annual Sandhills Cattle Association ranch tour, which took place in the Ainsworth area. A good time was had by all.

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Cattle tour participants
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Goats in cattle country
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Texas-sized windmills in Nebraska
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Explanation of the wind farm
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Ranch stop
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Cattle tour stop
 

Big Muddy rancher

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Soapweed if you start bragging about those goats you might just make Haymaker made as he is the GOAT KING around here.

My son saw a propeller for one of those windmills on a truck the other day. The size in those pics is decieving as each blade is about 100 feet long. quite the load.

Looks like you had a nice day for the tour.
 

Soapweed

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Actually each blade is 131 feet long, and weighs 3.5 tons. They can spin at speeds up to 138 miles per hour (sounds about like Disagreeable :wink: :) ). The towers are in three sections and total 223 feet tall.
 

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I might see a couple of "vintage" tractors in the background of the first picture? More seriously, this wind farming might be the next wave for our country. I do refer to a pretty wide area. If they can windmill electricity in Brown county; we're sitting on a gold mine in Box Butte county!! Might even be a market in northern Sheridan county and parts east.
 

the_jersey_lilly_2000

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Yeap soapweed them look identical to the one's we have out in West Texas. The first trip I made home and seen them I was really not happy. They ruined some awful perdy horizons. I realize however that there hasta be some alternative power sources, and West Texas has plenty of wind to make them big thangs turn. I dont know how many of them there are, but you can drive for almost an hour and see them atop the flattop hills for miles and miles and miles.

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No I didnt take this picture, it's one from a website about the windmills in West Texas.
 

hometowngurl

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Hey Saopweed, you got that nice brown hat in there great!! :lol: My hubby will be pleased with that shot. :oops: :p We really enjoyed the day and the meal was very good too. :wink: :!:
 

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