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Ranchers seek due process with USFS

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, but the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) says it isn’t a duck…granted, nobody is likely to care. But sometimes, what the agency calls something is important, according to Public Lands Council (PLC) member, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NC- BA) Federal Lands Chairman and Arizona rancher David Cook.

 

 
 
 
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Fires burn what drought left parched

The wildfires that have raged through much of the West this past summer took a heavy toll on cattle, grazing land, fences and ranchers striving to survive one of the most devastating droughts ever recorded. Now many cattle producers are wondering if they will be allowed.

 

 
 
 
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Ag tops list for most fatal injuries on the job

Overall, the report found the rate of fatal workplace injuries declined, but “cattle ranching and farming,” which includes both dairy and beef operations, represented over a third of all agricultural (crop and animal production) occupational fatalities, and the massive majority of all fatalities within the animal production category.

 

 
 
 
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'Shrink' and your bottom dollar

In the beef production business, finding something “predictable” is kind of like finding the gold at the end of the rainbow…chances are slim.

 

 
 
 
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Sale barn history: old, new, full of nostalgia

Party’s over—cows are coming home, and now the work begins. Summer vacation is now behind us. I’m sure you got yours in this summer, right? After all, you had nothing else to do. Ok, maybe not. I guess I’m just wishful thinking! Along with the cows coming home, the leaves changing and winter feedings just around the corner, the livestock auctions are gearing up for fall calf sales—the long-standing tradition that dates back to the mid-1800s

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

AFTERNOON MARKET UPDATE; Sept. 15

Feedlot country was typically quiet in starting the week with activity limited to the distribution of new showlists. The midmonth offering appears to be generally steady with the previous week (i.e., numbers are some smaller in the South, some larger in the North).

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

DAILY FED CATTLE; Sept. 15

So far for Monday trading has been at a standstill in all major feeding regions. Last week in the Texas Panhandle and Kansas live sales sold from 161.00-162.00, a very light test of sales in Texas.

 

 
 
 
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WEEKLY FEEDER CATTLE SUMMARY; Aug. 22

Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves traded very uneven with calves ranging from steady to 5.00 higher to steady to 5.00 lower.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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