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09-22-2016  
Mohican West & Guests Polled Hereford Sale:
   Mohican West
Conard & Nancy Stitzlein & Terry Powlesland, Laurel, Montana
Ehlke . . . . . MORE INFO >>
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09-17-2016  
Weaver Quarter Horses-Treasure State Quarter Horses 21st Annual Production Sale:
   38 Weanling Stud Colts Averaged $3,260
32 Weanling Filly Colts Averaged $2,698
70 Tota . . . . . MORE INFO >>
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09-16-2016  
Churchill Cattle Co. World Class Hereford Female Sale:
   52 Bred Heifers Averaged $8,639
24 Heifer Calves Averaged $10,645
4 Donor Cows Ave . . . . . MORE INFO >>
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08-27-2016  
Myers Ranch-Copper Spring Ranch Annual Performance Horse Sale:
   Myers Ranch Averaged $38,964
Copper Springs Ranch Averaged $13,206
58 Total Horses Sol . . . . . MORE INFO >>
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08-13-2016  
Spruce Mountain Ranch 6th Annual Angus Production Sale:
   Sale Manager: Cotton & Associates, Howell, MI

76 Angus Lots Ave. $28,802
. . . . . MORE INFO >>
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COMMENTS

Comments 9-22-16
Publish Date: Thursday, 22 September, 2016
The Fall Season is officially upon us. Summer 2016 has come and gone, and honestly, I must say that I am glad to see this summer end. It was as hot and dry around here than I can ever remember. Thank God that we did receive the moisture that we did in May and June so that we were able to put up a pretty good feed-base to get through the winter. Without that early moisture, we would have really been in trouble. We have been blessed to receive some nice moisture here recently, and more rain is forecast for this week.
I worked my last video sale for the year early this week. I know that most of you are aware that the board continues to be extremely volatile as far as cattle futures are concerned. Despite all of this volatility and more down days in the markets than up days, the calves and yearlings still sold pretty darn good, in my opinion. There were a volume number of steer calves that sold for $850 to $900 per head.
I fully realize that many producers are certainly not very ...Read More >>
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Current News Stories

Where is the Federal Trade Commission? Evidence of an abuse of market power in the feeder cattle marketplac
Publish Date: Thursday, 22 September, 2016

Editor's note: After I heard Peter Haller's presentation at the recent Producers' Forum (see page 16 September 15 issue), I asked him to write an article or two containing the gist of his most excellent speech. His contact info is at the bottom. LG

Where is the Federal Trade Commission?
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For family farmers & ranchers, supporting balanced trade does NOT mean settling for TPP
Publish Date: Thursday, 22 September, 2016

For family farmers & ranchers,
supporting balanced trade does NOT mean settling for TPP

By Roger Johnson & Alan Merrill

In a state where cows outnumber the human population, Montana's agricultural footprint reaches far beyond Big Sky Country. The state's top ranking industry embraces people and their communities, providing food, jobs, and economic opportunity. Montana f . . . . . Read More >>




Front Page Photo 9-22-16
Publish Date: Thursday, 22 September, 2016



Work Ethic 101 in progress here! This is Richard Felton's grandson, Grant (age 11), learning the ropes of ranch life as he brands fall calves near Brandenberg, Montana.




North Dakota's oil pipeline protest escalates
Publish Date: Thursday, 22 September, 2016

North Dakota's oil pipeline protest escalates

By Leesa Zalesky

Until protests began a few weeks ago over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP) project, few outside North Dakota had heard much about the project. Enter EarthJustice, an extremist environmental group, which got involved with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to oppose the pipeline, and trouble arrived in . . . . . Read More >>




Sortin Pen 9-22-16
Publish Date: Thursday, 22 September, 2016

Brazil's Minerva approved to export beef to U.S.
Minerva, Brazil's third largest beef processor, has advised its shareholders that it has been authorized to export fresh beef to the U.S.  Minerva is the first Brazilian processor to announce export approval since the U.S. made market access available to Brazil in August after a ban was imposed by the U.S. on Brazilian beef in . . . . . Read More >>