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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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Friday, October 16,2009

Keep or cull?

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
You take stock of what you have every day, sometimes in satisfaction and thanksgiving, sometimes in need.

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Friday, October 9,2009

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
Because of the recent activity in your states regarding the TransCanada Keystone XL and other pipelines, I have been asked to prepare some information regarding the use of eminent domain by pipeline and other companies within your states.

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Friday, October 9,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Kenneth Phillip Ochs died Sept. 25 in Colorado Springs, CO. Ken was born in the family home on Feb. 6, 1930, the fourth child of David and Matilda Emma (Strecker) Ochs, at Russell, KS. Ken grew up in Russell, raised by his father until his fathers death, after which his sister, Ruth, and her husband, Don Wolfe, assumed his fathers role.

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Tuesday, September 29,2009

COMMENTS

Marketing options

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The big summer video sales are just about over and the yearling cattle fared pretty well up until the last few weeks. There were some good calf sales, but for most cow/calf operators, it was disappointing in relation to last year's prices. Now we're.

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Friday, September 25,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
At one time, a tag and scale were all the tools needed to start a beef cattle production record system. The tag was placed at birth and the mother and birth date were recorded in the free notebook from the local livestock business.

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Friday, September 25,2009

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
It is my belief after having traversed the entire range of the Pryor Mountain herd and having looked at the amount of grasses left, that if the numbers in this herd are not managed, and a hard winter sets in, whether its this winter or next winter, there is going to be a large die-off in this herd.

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