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Friday, August 27,2010

LETTER

by WLJ
Interestingly, the largest volume consumer desired products would appear to be identified by USDA quality grades and programs. These include Prime, Choice and Certified Angus Beef. These high-volume products bring a premium in the marketplace that is available to any producer capable of supplying them.

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Friday, August 27,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
The Dickinson Research Extension Center has fed cattle for many years. For at least the last 14 years, the center has fed cattle in a commercial feedlot. Those cattle have performed well, but a struggle always remains between weaned-calf value, backgrounded-calf value and fed-calf value.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Old arguments never die

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The U.S. Justice Department and USDA’s Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration will hold their next competition workshop this Friday, Aug. 27, in Fort Collins, CO. These workshops were scheduled last year for the government to learn more about livestock

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Friday, August 20,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
One of the driving factors in the beef business is cost. As a producer, even a producer with poor records, the cost of doing business keeps going up. Survival means balancing cost and income.

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Friday, August 20,2010

What informs you?

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
Take another look at your cattle. Get out your records and take a deeper look. You think theyre the right kind, but you may have plans to improve them through breeding and management.

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Friday, August 20,2010

OBITUARY

by WLJ
She was the dearly beloved and cherished mother of Jeff R. (Roberta) Kunde and Keith L. (Stacey) Kunde, all of Kenwood, and Marcia M. (Jim) Mickelson, of Bennett Valley. She was the adored grandmother of Jared Kunde, Bobby Mickelson, Jenna Kunde, Jamie Mickelson, Jordan Kunde and Kash Kunde; as well as the loving sister of Robert Coley, of Colorado.

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Friday, August 13,2010

Modern business?

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Natural resources use is big business, and the distribution of resources like natural gas is really big business. By now, a lot of you have learned about El Paso Corporation’s plans for the $3 billion Ruby Pipeline running from southwest Wyoming across northern Utah and Nevada and into

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Friday, August 6,2010

Checkoff chatter

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The beef checkoff is possibly the most contentious issue ever involving the cattle business. This self-help program has created more heartache among folks trying to do something positive for the industry than I have ever seen. It appears that everyone wants to love the checkoff to death

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Friday, August 6,2010

LEGALLY speaking

by John Alan Cohan - Contributing Columnist
In hobby loss audits, the IRS sometimes views various types of ranching activities as a means of generating tax losses, rather than a profitoriented venture. That was the issue in the Tax Court case, Ralph Wesinger, Jr., v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

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Friday, August 6,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
The cattle business is very dynamic, so it is very easy to get lost in the shuffle. The current news or the latest color print catches our eyes and we start talking. Our conversations tend to be filled with lots of thoughts sprinkled with a few facts.

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