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Friday, March 16,2012

Bull Tales

Big city travel guide

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
“Sure,” I said. It was a warm spring day—hayfever season for some of us—and the neighborhood kids were chasing each other through the street and surrounding yards. Not wanting to take my eye off the space between child and truck, without thinking, I blew my nose— with one finger.

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Friday, March 16,2012

Beef Talk

Understanding things we do not control

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
As has been noted already, to further complicate the process, this sale may be occurring several months to more than a year before the final product, which is the carcass, is valued on the rail.

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Friday, March 9,2012

Bull Tales

...Daydreaming

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
Before the sun was up, the old-timer had cut the stallion’s track on a wide circle. He followed and found the big bay snoozing in the rimrock as the sky was getting light. Working slowly and quietly, using juniper trees as cover, he and his ranch-tested filly tiptoed to within 400 yards of the stallion.

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Friday, March 9,2012

Black Ink

Demand more from the herd

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
The articles that follow those zingers all explain different facets of the supply and demand equation. Beef prices are up because of a shrinking cowherd, accelerated by drought. Cattle prices are 25 percent higher than this same time a year ago, but can they stay there? That all depends on whether the consumer is willing to pay.

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Friday, March 9,2012

COMMENTS

Futures folly

by Pete Crow - Publisher
You love them when they’re long and then you hate them when they short the market. Big money funds can swing a lot of dollars around in commodities futures trading, and with live cattle and feeder cattle contracts that typically have low trading volume, it makes it that much CROW.

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Friday, March 2,2012

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It’s remarkable that fed cattle are flirting with a $130 market and it’s not enough for cattle feeders to be profitable. Market analysts are projecting that fed cattle will find a top value somewhere around $137 and it should come sometime in the next 60 days.

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Friday, February 24,2012

COMMENTS

Weights distort placements

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Last week’s fed cattle trade reports hinted at a shortage of cattle and had discussion of cattle feeders not backing up market ready cattle, which some analysts say is creating a marketing problem. When packers pay $5-6 more for cattle, they simply need the cattle, so the idea that we have too many CROW.

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Friday, February 24,2012

Black Ink

Beating expectations

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
In politics, surveys regularly measure public opinions on issues and candidates so that when the votes are all in and tallied, we filter the score based on how reality fit the projections. A strong second-place finish can be more important than a win based on what we thought would happen.

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Friday, February 24,2012

Management Topics

Making cattle fit the cowherd and the feeder market

by Dr. Bob Hough, WLJ Contributor
Kris Ringwall had an excellent article in his monthly Beef Talk column titled “Cattle size is different than cow size.” In his article, he expresses that there can be huge differences in cattle size as well as variability in the shape of the body mass.

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Friday, February 24,2012

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Preceding Floyd in death is eldest son Chuck, father Mack, mother Birdie, and sisters Virginia DeAtley, and Marjorie Earnest. Surviving family members include first wife and life-long friend, Ethel Bidwell, Hat Creek, second wife, Sharon Stevenson of Cottonwood.

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