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Friday, January 27,2012

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
Cattle prices are at record high levels and will push even higher in 2012 and beyond. Retail beef prices are increasing and will push higher but it is uncertain how much and how fast.

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Friday, January 27,2012

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
However, one thing about models is that, as new data comes in, the model simply repredicts. If the projections based on various assumptions do not hold true, then the assumptions can be changed and new projections created. This process really has no end and actually creates a lot of news and information that, in turn, drives managerial decisions.

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Friday, January 27,2012

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It looks like cattle markets are going to start the winter spring rally, at least that’s what many market watchers are assuming. Feeder cattle just seem to get higher and higher and fed cattle are starting to rally a bit after the Christmas slump.

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Friday, January 13,2012

The dynamic duo

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But that’s not all there is. Eating experience is not independent of another important factor: intramuscular fat, or those tiny flecks of flavor found in high-quality beef. They add juiciness and make beef taste like, well, beef. Consumers can have both highly marbled and highly tender beef, if they don’t get tunnel focused on the latter.

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Friday, January 13,2012

Bull Tales

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
A while back, my wife and Fortunately the waitress I were invited to a friend’s was used to dealing with the Angora goat shearing. I was public—especially the ec- given the distinctive hon centric ones. Politely, she or—at least, that’s what explained that she’d marked they told me—of being the my drink with a chocolate designated mugger.

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Friday, January 13,2012

McDonald's fresh approach

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It seems that when McDonald’s restaurants speak, everybody listens. McDonald’s is a big target for food activists but a huge customer of agriculture. They do seem a bit sensitive over some of the food issues, like humane treatment, accusations that their food stuffs are over pro- CROW.

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Friday, January 6,2012

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
This arrangement would have allowed the stock show to grow and be better than ever. And perhaps bring in a host of other livestock events. The new grounds would be easy to use and out of the way of the major traffic lanes on I-25 and I-70. In addition, there are plenty of hotels in the proposed area and it would be a good fit.

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Friday, January 6,2012

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
Beef and cattle prices increased to new record levels in 2011 and are expected to push even higher in 2012. Several years of declining cattle inventories culminated in late 2011 with a projected 3 percent decrease in slaughter that combined with lighter carcass weights to result in 3.

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Friday, January 6,2012

LETTERS

by WLJ
Many of us must have wells to provide water all or part of the year. The roads with so much traffic, the dust, the noise, the allnight noise and light and the vapors from tanks and pits keep parts of your property unusable far beyond the space fenced for drilling.

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Friday, December 30,2011

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Coming into a new year is always filled with optimism for a better year for many reasons. When it comes to Ag commodities, it would be hard to think of prices getting any higher.

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