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Friday, March 13,2009

Get with the times

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It?s the 1970s. An air-dried Polaroid shows your leisure suit and platform shoes, just before you hop into your pickup and check the CB for friends talking skip. At home, you play a new video game called Pong, but don?t know anything about computers. Radio Shack?s ad on the sports page says you need one.

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Friday, March 13,2009

BEEF bits

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JBS S.A. has named beef industry veteran Rich Vesta as president and chief operating officer of the company?s U.S. beef operations based in Greeley, CO, the company said in a press release.

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Friday, March 13,2009

PRODUCT

by WLJ
XP 820 represents the most significant advancement in insecticide tag technology in over 20 years. XP 820 is labeled for use on beef cattle, non-lactating dairy cattle, and calves.

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Friday, March 6,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
There was a pleasant view as I went to the auction barn the other day. The semitrailer truck was sitting in the parking lot with a load of alfalfa hay. Under many situations, no one would really notice, but the long, drawn-out winter has many producers checking their hay inventory as frequently as the weather forecast.

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Friday, March 6,2009

LEGALLY speaking

by John Alan Cohan - Contributing Columnist
The farming, livestock and horse industries are facing challenges in hard economic times. These industries serve the economic lifeblood of millions of Americans, not only owners, but related industries and services as well. Casualties and setbacks from economic forces are recurring problems making it difficult to make a profit on a consistent basis.

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Friday, March 6,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Cargill has begun construction on an expansion of its Plainview, TX, beef plant, according to the plant?s general manager, Jim Rathke. The expansion adds a finely textured beef operation to the existing facility, and beef product that is 93 percent to 96 percent lean as an ingredient in the company?s ground beef, Rathke said.

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Friday, March 6,2009

OBITUARIES

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Harry?s first cowboy job was when he was 14 and his last when he was 75 for his good friend Paul Lowrey. He also packed in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, rode race horses, working in a rock quarry and logged. He had many stallions and brood mares through the years.

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Friday, March 6,2009

SALE calendar

by WLJ
Sale Calendar is a service to our advertisers. There is a minimum advertising requirement to be eligible to be listed in the sale calendar. Contact your fieldman for more information, or to have your date added to the Sale Calendar. We will only run auction sale dates or private treaty start dates.

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Friday, February 27,2009

Fed cattle prices improve

by WLJ
The cash fed cattle market improved some last week as futures markets posted increases in early week trade and cutout values finally found a level of support. Those two factors helped improve sentiment, and trade looked to be steady to $1 higher when it developed.

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Friday, February 20,2009

LEGALLY speaking

by John Alan Cohan - Contributing Columnist
The IRS is focusing more on audits in the farming, livestock and horse industries in which taxpayers are claiming six figures or more in tax deductions. This often pertains to taxpayers who are employed full time in a profession and operate the farm or other activity on a parttime basis, often relying on managers and contract employees.

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