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Friday, April 9,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Bulls can get sick, too. As a kid, I remember finding our bull dead. The bull was at the end of a grove of trees, the victim of blackleg. Not far away were two dead calves.

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Friday, April 2,2010

Cattle markets roar

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by Pete Crow - Publisher
The cattle markets had a nice rally last week after throwing a head fake the prior week. August feeders ran up to $114.07 and cash sales from Superior's last video sale are supporting these futures markets to some degree; the feeder cattle index is still about $108.

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Friday, April 2,2010

KAY'S korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Is in Japan this week to promote U.S. farm exports to that country. Beef is to be featured prominently, both in the promotions and in private discussions with Japanese government officials. Both countries realize that Japans age limit on U.

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Friday, March 26,2010

LEGALLY speaking

by John Alan Cohan - Contributing Columnist
The accuracy and businesslike nature of records is something that the IRS has been scrutinizing more and more in recent years. The IRS expects all taxpayers to maintain canceled checks, invoices, credit card statements and similar items needed to substantiate amounts claimed as business deductions and to help prepare ones tax returns.

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Friday, March 26,2010

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
Since the Conatser ruling in 2008, the Utah Legislature has struggled with balancing private property rights and recreation rights. The Conatser ruling came as a shock to property owners whose lands had been protected for more than 100 years.

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Friday, March 26,2010

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
Maynard Lee Potter, 70, of Emmett, ID, passed away on March 19, 2010. He was born in Watsonville, CA, on May 3, 1939, to Ralph and Margaret Potter. Potter grew up in Watsonville on his parents ranch in Larkin Valley raising tomatoes, hay and sheep. His experiences in the Future Farmers of America influenced much of his life.

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Friday, March 19,2010

They’re back

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Two years ago, futures markets started to take off about this time of year. Grain, cattle and hog contracts took off like a rocket. Thoughts were that fed cattle would be in short supply and demand was pretty good. But, it just didn’t seem to make sense; the fundamentals

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Friday, March 12,2010

Pursuing the activists

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The past few weeks, there has been encouraging news about the assault on animal agriculture. The operators of Barnum and Baily Circus filed a racketeering suit claiming the Humane Society of the United States paid $190,000 to a witness to embellish his testimony

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Friday, March 12,2010

Too much grade!

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
Too much qualitywhats that mean? Its like too much money; theres no such thing. Its like a bull too good, or too much hay; Neighbors too friendly, calves bringing too much pay. No matter what the other cattle made, well I aint never seen too much grade.

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Friday, March 5,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Time does not allow us to absorb everything in one setting. For example, it often is best to read one chapter at a time in a book so one can absorb as much as possible. Bull buying is like reading a good book. It is best to do it one chapter at a time..

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