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Friday, August 12,2011

Vetís perspective: Managing cattle through heat and drought

by WLJ
This summerís heat and dry weather throughout the western states has presented an added challenge to producers in the region. According to the National Weather Service, more than 1,000 heat records have been set or tied during the month of July throughout the nation.

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Friday, August 12,2011

Bull Tales

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
She�s a little bit of a thing, doesn�t weigh as much as a big bag of dog food. This Aussie/Border Collie cross is short on cow skills, long on sheep, and her favorite thing in the world is an unruly hog. Ordinarily, I�d never think of her as a theft target�except for one thing� packrats.

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Friday, August 12,2011

OBITUARY

by WLJ
In 1964, the family moved into town. Green worked at the fair- grounds helping Jay Binder and Sonny Bain. He was very active in 4-H and FFA and showed many steers. His numerous animal proj- ects, including steers, horses and dogs, were financed through several after-school and summer jobs.

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Friday, August 5,2011

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
As every single rancher who lives west of the Mississippi River knows, our nations leading environmental laws have evolved from species and resource protection acts at their inception to land and water control acts today.

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Friday, August 5,2011

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Generally, the operational model is renewed, and the managerial motto that �if it worked before, it will work again� can be heard humming in the background. By this time, one should be asking if I am talking about resilience or if I have shifted to resistance.

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Friday, August 5,2011

Too much drama

by Pete Crow - Publisher
With the former CBB leadership gone, it appears that all the drama is gone with them, which has changed the complexion of the entire episode. However, I would be certain that some activist cattlemen’s groups will continue to fan the flame in an effort to harm NCBA’s policy efforts.

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Friday, July 29,2011

The heat is on

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It has been a mixed bag in the cattle markets this past week. Superior Livestock Auction’s big Video Royale Sale in Winnemucca, NV, produced some excellent prices for all classes of cattle. Five- to six-weight calves for fall delivery were trading well into the $150-plus range and yearlings for immediate

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Friday, July 29,2011

KAYS korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Although we export only 12-14 percent of our production, strong global demand has raised beef prices and has partially offset spluttering demand at home. Exports have significantly raised cattle values. The export boom is adding more than $200 per head to the value of fed cattle.

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Friday, July 29,2011

Bull Tales

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
Dear WLJ Editor: I apologize for missing the deadline on my monthly Bull Tales column. I was preoccupied at the time. You see, I was headed into my office when I spotted a plume of smoke a couple miles southeast of my place.

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Friday, July 29,2011

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
Many producers I have visited with lately have said, GIPSA, I thought that was already decided.. While we may all wish it would just go away, the reality is that we need to continue working to stop the U.S.

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