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06-18-2016  
Full House Elite Performance Stock Horse Sale:
   Top 10 Riding Horses Averaged $22,950
Top 20 Riding Horses Averaged $19,050
45 Riding . . . . . MORE INFO >>
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06-04-2016  
8th Annual Diamond/McNabb Ranch Horse Sale:
   66 Gelding Saddle Horses Averaged $12,799
14 Mares & Fillies Averaged $7,643
6 Colt Ho . . . . . MORE INFO >>
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06-04-2016  
Shaw Cattle Co. Third Annual Female Sale:
   Managed by: MCS

57 Hereford lots averaged....$6,360
48 Angus lots averaged.... . . . . . MORE INFO >>
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06-03-2016  
2016 Montana Horse Progress Days:
   Auction Management: United Country Shobe Auction & Realty

Top-Selling Teams:
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05-28-2016  
BLS Horse Sale:
   Sale Averages
Top 5 $15,650
Top 10 $12,565
Top 20 $9,920

Loose Horse . . . . . MORE INFO >>
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COMMENTS

Comments 7-21-16
Publish Date: Thursday, 21 July, 2016
One of the biggest "buzz words" for the past couple of years in the beef industry has been "sustainability." I think that most people generally have a pretty good grasp of what sustainability means in the cattle business, but I have run into quite a number of people lately that have questioned what the true meaning of sustainability is. I decided to do some research and see if I could come up with a simple and somewhat easy explanation for sustainability and how it relates to our industry.
Upon doing some reading on the subject, I feel one of the best explanations was in an article written by Greg Henderson on cattlenetwork.com. At one point in the article, there was a quote from Dan Thomson -- DVM, Jones Professor of Production Medicine & Epidemiology at Kansas State University -- that pretty much hit the nail on the head, in my opinion. Thomson said, "We have to be viable to be sustainable." He went on to point out that sustainability involves these pillars: the health and well- ...Read More >>
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Current News Stories

Congress seeks to drive out independent agriculture
Publish Date: Thursday, 21 July, 2016


Some politicians in Congress are like bananas: they come in green, turn yellow, and then get rotten.


Congress seeks to drive out independent agriculture

By J. Dudley Butler

Recently certain members of Congress began efforts to protect Big Ag and forgo meaningful regulations meant to protect small farmers and ranchers from abuse . . . . . Read More >>




Front Page Photo 7-21-16
Publish Date: Thursday, 21 July, 2016


Working into the dusk and taking advantage of every hour of low humidity, the Indian Creek Ranch father-son team of Mike Hammond on the left and Clint combine their fields together, like they do everything else. One of the driest Junes in hi . . . . . Read More >>




Sortin Pen
Publish Date: Thursday, 21 July, 2016

Commodity Checkoff Improvement Act introduced...
On July 14, U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016, spurred largely by a scandal surrounding the American Egg Board (see related story on this page). Information and emails obtained from the American Egg Board (AEB) under the Freedom of Information . . . . . Read More >>




U.S. Senators take aim at commodity checkoffs
Publish Date: Thursday, 21 July, 2016

U.S. Senators take aim at commodity checkoffs

By Leesa Zalesky

On June 29, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), asking that the GAO undertake a thorough study of the requests made to the USDA under the Freedom of Inform . . . . . Read More >>




Water in the West... Montana stream access law is settled
Publish Date: Thursday, 21 July, 2016


Don't be fooled by those who are yelling WOLF that the public's right to use waterways for recreation is somehow in jeopardy -- that's a distraction from the real issues...

Water in the West...
Montana stream access law is settled

By Kristen Gustafson Juras

Like other Montanans, I enjoy recreating on streams and . . . . . Read More >>