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Friday, February 10,2012

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
In other words, large, medium and small types tend to have the same working parts and, for all practical considerations, in the same proportion as all members of the herd. That being said, the obvious constraints of larger or smaller cattle rest more with the management of the producer’s system than the actual size of the cattle.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Vet's perspective

by WLJ
Signs of illness may appear vague at first, but most often include: anorexia, rapid weight loss and bloody diarrhea. Severe cases may have very watery diarrhea with strands of sloughed intestinal mucosa. Animals quickly become emaciated, dehydrated and very weak.

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Friday, February 3,2012

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Last week’s annual cattle inventory report showed that cattle numbers were much lower than expected, down 2.1 percent from last year. The drought in the southwest can perhaps take sole responsibility for most of the decline, with Texas eliminating 660,000 cows and CROW.

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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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