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05-04-2016  
McDonnell Angus Annual Beef Country Genetics Sale:
   76 Yearling Angus Bulls Average $4,266

Sale Highlights:

Lot 36 $12,000 . . . . . MORE INFO >>
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05-04-2016  
Hoyt's Angus Ranch 29th Annual Production Sale:
   Sale Average:
41 Yearling Bulls $3,744

Sale Highlights:

Lot 3, . . . . . MORE INFO >>
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05-02-2016  
Spickler Ranch Spring Production Sale:
   Sale Average:
166 Yearling Angus Bulls $5,484

Sale Highlights:

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04-27-2016  
Opp Angus 42nd Annual Performance Sale:
   Sale Averages:
78 Yearling Angus Bulls $3,298
53 Yearling Angus Heifers $1,301
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04-26-2016  
Currant Creek Angus Ranch Annual Spring Production Sale:
   110 Yearling & Fall Yearling Bulls Average $5,090

Sale Highlights:

Lot . . . . . MORE INFO >>
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COMMENTS

Comments 5-5-16
Publish Date: Thursday, 05 May, 2016
First of all, I would like to take the opportunity to wish all you Moms out there a very Happy Mother's Day. Some of you will read this before Mother's Day, and some, after.
I drove a large number of miles this past week working bull sales and hauling some bulls around. I had the opportunity to listen to a number of news shows and, of course, the NFL Network where I listened to nearly every minute of the NFL Draft that took place Thursday night, Friday night, and all day Saturday. Naturally I was on "pins-n-needles" every time the Dallas Cowboys were "on the clock!" I have watched and/or listened to the NFL Draft for many years now, but something happened this year that was the strangest thing that I have ever heard of during a draft. Just moments before the draft got underway, a video of Laremy Tunsil, offensive lineman from Ol' Miss, was posted to his verified Twitter account showing him smoking weed through a gas mask that was attached to a bong.
All reports I had heard or read in the weeks leading up to the draft had Tunsil projected to go somewhere between pick number three and pick number six as he was certainly touted as the best offensive lineman in the entire draft. The posted video went viral within minutes, teams that had been planning on trying to draft Tunsil made last second decisions to pass on the offensive lineman, and Tunsil dropped clear to pick number 13 to the Miami Dolphins.
In an interview after he was drafted, Tunsil said that his account was obviously hacked; he also admitted that he had made a mistake and apologized.
There has been a lot of talk about this in the days following the draft. There have been a number of people quoted as saying that this was really not that big of a deal because he was a college kid. I beg to differ! I can honestly say that I never did anything like this in college or at any other time in my life. I think what the big wake-up call should be here is that I think all of us need to realize that, in this day and age with all the technology that is around, you never know when someone may be videoing you or taking your picture. The young people of this nation are the ones that especially need to think about every action they take.
I am sure that all of you have kids and/or grandkids that are on their phones non-stop. Everyone needs to have long conversations with their young ones of how vital it is the think about everything that they do and to make wise decisions when they are out with their friends... you never know who may be taking photos of you. Tell them it is much harder to get away with things these days.
This also became very evident to me while I was listening to some of the news shows on the radio as well in my travels last week. It didn't matter what channel I was listening to, the news was all the same. It was hour after hour reports on the Presidential primaries.
There has been a lot of political discussions with people I ran into at bull sales and just about everywhere else I have been in the past couple of months. When talking about the political candidates on both sides, the comment I have heard most is this: "Is this the best that America can do?" Most people I talk to don't like any of the candidates.
People always wonder why we can't get better people to run President. If you want my opinion, I would venture to say that most people don't want to get drug through the mud during the campaign process. Maybe they have something in their closet like Laremy Tunsil did and prefer the nation not to find out about it.
The candidates that are running now grew up in a generation that did not have FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. I would venture to say that it is going to become harder and harder to find qualified candidates to run for President in the future as people will choose not to run because of something they may have done in their past that might be on video or the internet somewhere.
This is yet another example of why all of us need to talk with the kids and grandkids of the United States and hammer into their heads that they need to be extremely conscious of their actions at all times. I'm not sure there is any privacy left in this country, and they all need to think about this constantly.

Editor's note: The editor wonders if it wouldn't be easier simply not to do the awful stuff than to worry about being photographed doing it? LG

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