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Friday, November 6,2009

KAY'S korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Go into any supermarket and youll find that most poultry items are branded with a company name. These include Tyson, Perdue and Pilgrims, which is soon to be majority-owned by JBS. Branded beef is much harder to find. There are niche brands such as Harris, Maverick, Lauras Lean and Coleman.

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Friday, November 6,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
The fall of the year is the time to make herd evaluations and managerial and nutritional improvements without fighting the weather. The key to understanding the overall performance of a herd is

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Friday, November 6,2009

LETTERS

by WLJ
Dear Pete, That was a great article you wrote in the (Western Livestock) Journal on Oct. 5, 2009. Pollan certainly does not know hardly anything about the cattle business and the food everybody eats.

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Monday, November 2,2009

COMMENTS

Cause and effect

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Have you been thinking about all the proposed legislation pending in Washington? You've got healthcare reform, climate change legislation and clean water legislation that will give the federal government authority over all water.

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Friday, October 30,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
If one has ever dismantled an old home, lifting the floorboards can be quite interesting. Perhaps it is as simple as an old coin that rolled between the boards or a long-held stash of papers put there as a place to reside and eventually were boarded over.

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Friday, October 30,2009

LETTERS

by WLJ
I just finished reading John Robinsons article on the BLM [Bureau of Land Management] wild horse program [dated] 10/12. That was like getting hit with a hot shot. I then opened the front page to read my favorite column, Comments, and another article by John Robinson on world food production, the second jolt from a hot shot.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Markets improve

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Cattle markets have improved a bit over the past two weeks and some segments of the beef industry are moving along very well. The fall bull sales around the country have been stronger than many of us expected and

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Friday, October 23,2009

BLACK ink

Match cows to resources for fall feed savings

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
Nows the time many people save money on spring-calving cows. They have just weaned the calves, or perhaps weaned them several weeks ago, so that the cows are in pretty good shape. That would usually be at least body condition score (BCS) 5 to 6, depending on where they live and how much money the owners plan to save on feed.

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Friday, October 23,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Fairness and other market positioning often are expressed as frustration or confrontation rather than organized planning. The outcome of the conversations is varied. However, the general summation usually leaves things as they are, a little frustrated, but willing to go.

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Friday, October 16,2009

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
If we dont dispose of our surplus wild horses, they eventually will destroy our open public rangelands by overgrazing, killing the grass, and then die of starvation. Horses have been a part of civilization since the beginning.

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