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Friday, September 11,2009

Give calves a clue

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
Imagine youre suddenly snatched up from your daily routine and dropped off on a New York City (NYC) street. Youre alone, with no cell phone, no wallet, and no map.

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Friday, September 11,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
We expect our perception of the world to follow us, so that becomes the heart of our current dilemma. Recent news articles have been very pointed at a food industry that has tried and continues to try to meet the demands of a mobile, demanding client..

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Friday, September 11,2009

LETTERS

by WLJ
Several years ago, maybe 10, we were at Iowa State where they were showcasing irradiation and it looked like a slamdunk for food safety. May be you could have Steve address that issue..

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Friday, September 4,2009

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The first time I spoke with Wesley Batista at JBS headquarters in Greeley, CO, he told me that they were contrarians and opportunistic. When everyone wants out of a business, they want in. His family showed those cards again last week, making a bid to buy Pilgrim’s Pride poultry

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Friday, September 4,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
A land mapping of ecosites in pastures is helping producers determine stocking rates. This mapping process identifies potential forage production for all the individual ecosites to determine the number of acres needed to provide the nutritional requirement for a cow for a month.

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Friday, September 4,2009

WESTERN wanderings

by Jerry York - WLJ Field Representative
Wander, wander: The Positermilogicalextitudinarian is gone. Dean H. Parker passed away recently and his passing brought back a flood of memories for me. Dean was one of the all-time great horse auctioneers. Early in my career, Dean took a liking to me and hauled me to many of the top horse sales in the country.

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Friday, August 28,2009

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
The beef industry is very important to not only the Colorados economy; but throughout the nation. Beef producers across the state are continually faced with increased operating costs and the threat of losing tax exemptions. When the costs of operation goes up, ranchers need to sell their beef at higher prices in order to at least break even.

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Friday, August 28,2009

COMMENTS

Time out

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The magazines cover had a package of ground beef on it with a warning label about conventionally-raised meat being hazardous to your health.

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Friday, August 28,2009

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
Auctioneer, rancher, horse breeder, pilot, Dean Parker passed away peacefully at home August 20, 2009, due to heart failure at the age of 78. Mr. Parker served the Pacific Quarter Horse Association (PCQHA) for many years as a member of the board and as auctioneer for all the PCQHA auction sales for many years.

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Friday, August 21,2009

COMMENTS

Market dynamics

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The market for yearling feeder cattle has stayed quite strong this summer and has appeared to trade without much of a freight basis. For example, 850-pound steers in Nevada are trading at or near the same price as they are in eastern Wyoming.

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