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Friday, November 18,2011

Higher boxed beef cutouts

by WLJ
Beef product movement was good during the previous week, but with a noticeable slowdown in weekend sales, according to Andy Gottschalk at HedgersEdge.com. Beef cutouts continued to advance following the previous week’s reduced production at 625,000 head, down from 648,000 head the prior week and compared to 661,000 head a year ago.

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Friday, November 18,2011

Happy people, happy cattle

by WLJ
“If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Surely you’ve heard that phrase and get what it means: If the household caregiver isn’t in a good mood, it trickles down to the rest of the family.

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Friday, November 18,2011

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Known as Gene, he will be missed by all his family and friends. Gene was born in Mayfield, OK. He grew up on a farm in western Oklahoma. He graduated from Sweetwater Oklahoma High School and obtained a B.S. in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University.

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Friday, November 18,2011

Wheat pasture useful heifer supplement, if available

by WLJ
Cattle producers with access to adequate wheat pasture in late November and early December can use it as a supplement for pregnant replacement heifers.

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Friday, November 18,2011

Classic Thanksgiving dinner up 13 percent

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The retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased about 13 percent this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

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Friday, November 18,2011

No oak on the alternative feed list

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
As county after county continues to be added to the 2011 drought map, the total cost to agriculture is still unknown, but the devastation has been obvious with shortage of feed and water, total loss of crops, downsizing cattle herds, and fire destruction.

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Friday, November 18,2011

EPA revises key deadline for farms

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pushed back the deadline for farms operational after Aug. 15, 2002, to amend or prepare and implement plans guarding against potential oil or fuel spills in lakes, streams, rivers and other waterways.

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Friday, November 18,2011

Collect DNA samples now

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As spring sale season quickly approaches, producers utilizing DNA technology should begin the sample collection process as soon as it’s practical, says Kent Andersen, Ph.D., associate director global technical services, Pfizer Animal Genetics.

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Friday, November 18,2011

It’s tax primer time - “average” farm income

by DTN
In times of high commodity prices, you’ll need to study up on year-end taxplanning strategies. Keep in mind that these only make sense if they fit within your business plan.

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Friday, November 18,2011

Heritage Act divides Montana ranchers

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Wilderness advocates and ranchers have often found themselves at loggerheads over how public lands should be managed; ranchers tend to support natural resource use while the wilderness crowd believes uses should be restricted for environmental and personal reasons.

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