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Friday, January 16,2015

Beef Talk

After-the-party blues

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Beef fever, the 2014 attitude. Ever hosted one of those over-the-top parties? They seem to be enjoyable and many people attend.

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Friday, January 9,2015

Guest Opinion

More Affordable Care Act surprises

by DTN
Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unlike any tax legislation I have ever seen. We are more than four years since enactment, yet the surprises keep unfolding. The latest administrative decree from the Department of Labor (DOL) will require some coordination between ag producers and their tax preparers.

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Friday, January 9,2015

Dietary mission creep

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Have you had enough of the progressive politics in our government yet? The beef industry is under assault again, this time through the federal government’s dietary guidelines, which are updated every five years. In the past, the struggle for beef was to explain its role in nutrition, and CROW.

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Friday, January 9,2015

Beef Talk

Revising the bull pen

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Each year, the Dickinson Research Extension Center reviews the bulls from the previous year to cut back on what bulls need to be overwintered.

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Friday, January 2,2015

The realignment

by Pete Crow - Publisher
If you look at the market dynamics this last December, feeder cattle markets were due for the correction that took place. The year 2014 produced a cattle market that will more than likely never be seen again; you can say it was historical, and you were part of it.

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Friday, January 2,2015

A new beginning after 42 years ringside

by WLJ
They say that all good things must come to an end, and so it is that I announce my retirement from Western Livestock Journal. After 42 years of traveling, I have decided to call it a day. I can’t tell you how hard a decision this was and yet I knew it was one I had to make.

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Friday, January 2,2015

Kay's Korner

Demand will be top issue

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
The beef industry never lacks for issues. This year will see further tortuous efforts to improve and expand the industry’s promotion and research program, known as the Beef Checkoff. It will see equally drawn-out efforts to change the country of origin labeling (COOL) law to bring the U.

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Monday, December 29,2014

Animal welfare vs. rights

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Agriculture is fighting an uphill battle with the readily assessable information highway loaded with photos that paint a thousand words. Sound science continues to lose over emotions, with photos, captions and haunting music depicting producers and even animal owners as low life, self-centered, evil creatures.

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Monday, December 29,2014

Beef Talk

Step 1 for bull buying: Simmental example

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
At the center, values for the current bulls are entered into a simple spreadsheet to allow for easy tracking. The breeding inventory and registration numbers from this past breeding season included five bulls. Their year of birth and registration numbers are: 2013-born bulls, 2790504, 2790544, 2800373 and 2800393; and 2012-born bull, 2669482.

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Monday, December 29,2014

Black Ink

High steaks

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
“You get what you pay for” is a saying that often assumes limitations. It comes to mind when you or a friend find disappointment in a supposed bargain. Add an intensifying phrase and it points out that quality costs more, too. You really do get what you pay for.

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