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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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Friday, July 22,2011

Planning to cope

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
Flood water forces the exodus of cattle to higher ground. Drought does the same on a wider scale, only to greener ground. And in the case of wild fires, tornados and other natural disasters, there might not even be time for that.

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Friday, July 22,2011

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Chester Chet Dale Borror was born in Corning, CA, Sept. 22, 1957, and died July 12, 2011, at his home on Tehama Angus Ranch in Gerber, CA. He was educated in Gerber, Red Bluff and U.C.Davis. Upon graduation, he worked for Kraft Foods in Chicago, IL, in food engineering.

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Friday, July 22,2011

Management topics

by Dr. Bob Hough, WLJ Contributor
June is the time of the year when most breed associations run the second of their biannual genetic analyses, and although the expected progeny differences (EPDs) are released mid to late summer, the analysis is typically referred to as the fall run.

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Friday, July 22,2011

LETTER

by WLJ
What do a textile worker in North Carolina, a Lance Corporal in Iraq, a young father from Peru, and a restaurateur in New York have in common? Easy. Theyre all part of the thousands of workers in the United States that owe their livelihoods and sometimes their lives to Americas sheep industry.

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Thursday, July 21,2011

The hold-up

by Pete Crow - Publisher
When it comes to foreign trade, agriculture is the bright spot, and the only business segment that has positive trade balance is agriculture. There is no question that there is a hungry world out there and they are becoming wealthier and eating better. Last year, agriculture had a

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Friday, July 15,2011

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
It was not that long ago (early April) that the Dickinson Research Extension Center decided to furlough the bulls for a month. As the breeding plans were being finalized and additional discussions were held, the bull turnout dates were set for mid-August.

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Friday, July 15,2011

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
The trees, together with the plants that grow under them and the water that cycles around them, are the basis for the communities in the White Mountains of Arizona.

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Thursday, July 14,2011

Lines of communication

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Just when you think Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association leadership have ironed out their concerns, something happens and everyone’s back to bickering. The checkoff has always been a political issue in the cattle business. Ironically, some of the cattle industry’s own internal activist groups were created to

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