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Friday, October 22,2010

Longevity

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
The oldest cow on record died in Ireland in 1993 at the age of 49, having been born on St. Patricks Day 1944 in Kerry and producing 39 calves over time. So she missed a few yearsbig deal.

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Friday, October 22,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Third-party verification sounds and is very simple. For someone who wants assurances that others are doing what they say they are doing, you simply ask a third, unbiased person to validate the claims.

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Friday, October 15,2010

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Berry attended a one-room country school with four other boys. He then attended Cheyenne High School and was a member of the ROTC. He graduated from high school in 1936 and enrolled at the University of Wyoming for one year on a Union Pacific Scholarship.

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Friday, October 8,2010

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The proposed rule changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act have sure gained a lot of attention from members of the House and Senate. Last week, several lawmakers wrote USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack asking him to conduct a thorough economic analysis of the proposed rule changes, which seems like a reasonable request.

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Friday, October 8,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Fall is, depending on where one lives, the time to process calves. As producers, fall also is the last time we physically have the calf in our possession. We need to take the time to note or record the information we would like to have for each calf..

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Friday, October 8,2010

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
The second oldest sport in the history of the cattle business is beating up on the packer. Im guessing the oldest involved a cowboy on a horse trying to rope a steer.

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Friday, October 1,2010

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
China pointed out to the WTO panel that their cooked poultry has met international health standards and they have been shipping product to Japan and Europe. Those two markets are perhaps the two most critical, health-conscious markets in the world, and the U.

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Friday, October 1,2010

KAY'S korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
The Great Recession might be over, but that's little comfort for the millions of Americans still out of work or working reduced hours. In fact, our nation of conspicuous spenders has become one of extremely cautious spenders, and this new attitude continues to show up in food spending.

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Friday, October 1,2010

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
As a local wine grape grower and businessman, I have first-hand experience with how AB 32 is adversely impacting agriculture in the Central Valley. Just yesterday, I had a meeting with local San Joaquin winemakers who have been devastated by over-reaching air regulations that have imposed exorbitant fees and fines, costing them millions.

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Friday, September 24,2010

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The Cattle on Feed report showed that cattle feeders were fairly aggressive on their purchases for August, with placements up 7.4 percent over last year.

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