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Monday, November 10,2014

Reduced production not saving packers

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Activity in the cattle and beef markets was slow last week as the nation turned its attention to the elections and the strength in the outside markets. Live and feeder cattle futures were quietly mixed as more attention-grabbing markets—the Dow and the S&P 500— set record highs.

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Monday, November 10,2014

Predator hunt delayed a week in Idaho

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Sarah Wheeler, Public Affairs Officer in the BLM’s Idaho Falls District office, said the BLM had hoped to announce its decision on Nov. 5, but definitely will do so by Nov. 12. The week’s delay allows the bureau to analyze a large volume of responses, she said.

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Friday, November 7,2014

Sustainability defined

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It’s fine that this group took on the task of this definition, which is more of a conservation plan that can be adapted to any ecosystem worldwide.

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Friday, November 7,2014

Pasture Management

When your land talks, listen!

by Wayne Burleson
Knowing the health of any particular piece of ground— that is, what is happening on the soil surface and determining the health condition of the plants present— is important information, especially when you are about to make a major decision concerning land management.

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Friday, November 7,2014

Marginal thinking for optimal decisions

by WLJ
For many producers, this may be a question of expanding the cow herd. In addition to potential herd expansion, producers should consider whether current market values should prompt management changes as well. Consider this question, for example: What is the optimal level of death loss for cows or calves?.

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Friday, November 7,2014

DID YOU KNOW

The beef with ever-heavier carcass weights

by WLJ
So why is this occurring? We would argue genetics is a huge part of the equation. Today’s cattle can be fed to 950-lb. or even 1,000-lb. carcasses without excess fat. Certainly feeding and management strategies have had an impact. Today, many feeder cattle are grown to 850 or 900 lbs.

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Friday, November 7,2014

Stockers rise above commodity roots

by WLJ
Although margins are often tight in the stocker business, the higher dollar risk of recent years points to a need to think beyond buying low and light and selling high and heavy. Seasoned stockers like Mark Yazel, who operates along the border from Kiowa, KS, to northeastern Oklahoma, know there is more to it than weight.

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Friday, November 7,2014

Brand fees go up in CA

by WLJ
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced an increase in the brand inspection-related fees in late August. Under California law, as with other states, cattle must be inspected by a local brand inspector whenever cattle are sold/ transferred, slaughtered or moved out of state.

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Friday, November 7,2014

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

by WLJ
“ T e l l your story!” Ranchers get this message drilled into them on a regular basis. It stems from the basic truth that public opinion influences public policy, and those laws and regulations—especially on public lands—can make or break a ranching family.

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Friday, November 7,2014

TPP making headlines following election

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Prior to Election Day, Senator Rand Paul, a potential Republican Presidential candidate, gave a foreign policy address at the Center for the National Interest dinner in New York City. He was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award, and offered some compelling arguments for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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