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Monday, June 29,2009

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by Pete Crow - Publisher
As far as I can tell the debate over global warming was never finished. There still seems to be disagreement over whether or not its even a problem, but Congress is working on major legislation hoping to do something about it. For every scientist that endorses the concept of climate change there is one that disputes it.

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Monday, June 29,2009

Plan ahead to sell what the market wants

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
Get em in the truck, slam the door, wait for the check. How much planning goes into your cattle marketing? Across the country, it varies from long-term contract holders to those who cut out a few head now and then to pay bills. Either extreme can leave money on the table.

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Monday, June 29,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
The cattle business is a profession that requires considerable education and experience. In other words, the managerial inputs need to be well thought out so that the ramifications or consequence of doing or not doing something has the desired outcome.

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Monday, June 29,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
According to the Des Moines Register, the Agriprocessors Inc. Kosher meat plant has been sold to a Canadian firm. The sale will include the payment of at least $8.5 million of the $21 million owed to credi- tors of Agriprocessors after the company filed bank- ruptcy.

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Monday, June 29,2009

Colorado Cattlemens Association hosts successful convention

by WLJ
Over 400 members and guests were in attendance at the 142nd Annual Colorado Cattlemens (CCA) Convention and Trade Show in Grand Junction, CO, June 14-17. Cattlemen from across the state took time to reflect on the past and plan for the future over the three-day conference.

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Monday, June 29,2009

Montana Stockgrowers Association celebrates 125th anniversary

by WLJ
Cattle producers and industry leaders from across Montana and the nation gathered in Miles City, MT, June 10-14 to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA). Over 1,000 people participated in one or more of the events throughout the week.

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Friday, June 26,2009

Fed trade steady to weak

by WLJ
Fed cattle markets started out softer last week with Corn Belt cattle feeders throwing in the towel on Wednesday after a break in live cattle futures. The early trade was light at $128-131 dressed with live trade at $80-81 in the region. There was some light trade in the southern tier at $81 although numbers were too light to call the trend for the week.

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Friday, June 26,2009

Oregon ranchers struggle to protect livestock despite wolf delisting

by WLJ
The April 2, 2009, removal of the gray wolf from the federal Endangered Species List was a welcome event to western ranchers, especially those who have struggled with the costs of wolf predation. In Oregon, however, the federal delisting has done little to improve ranchers’ ability to protect their livestock.

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Friday, June 26,2009

Lack of dairy demand pushing hay prices down

by WLJ
The recent dairy cow buyout, made possible by Cooperatives Working Together (CWT), a dairy industry interest group developed by the National Dairy Producers Federation, has taken nearly 40,000 cows in western states out of production, but other economic factors, including extremely low milk prices, are also causing dairymen not selected for the buyout to send cows down the road.

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Friday, June 26,2009

Bad deal

Comments

by Pete Crow - Publisher
As far as I can tell the debate over global warming was never finished. There still seems to be disagreement over whether or not it’s even a problem. But, Congress is working on major legislation hoping to do something about it. For every scientist that endorses the concept of climate change there is one that disputes it. The evidence used to justify climate change is equal to a nanosecond of geologic time.

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