John Goggins

Publish Date:

Thursday, 21 September, 2017

The publication date on this week’s Reporter marks the end of summer and the first date of fall. I know I am not the only one in this part of the world that is extremely ready for summer to be over. This has been one of the hottest, driest summers that I can ever remember. There is definitely a reason

sale reports


Weaver Quarter Horses & Guest Consignor Treasure State Quarter Horses
Sale Averages: 43 Weanling Stud Colts Average $2,898 33 Weanling Filly Colts Average $2,730 T

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Churchill Cattle Co. World Class Female Sale
Sale Averages: 2 Donor Cows Average $9,000 25 Heifer Calves Average $8,530 54 Bred Heifers Av

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Holden Herefords Miss Advance Female Pageant
Sale Averages: 19 Donor Cow Average $14,921 26 Bred Cows Average $5,596 11 Bred Heifers Avera

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Spruce Mountain Ranch 2017 Angus Fall Production Sale
Sale Manager:    Cotton & Associates, Howell, MI 75 Angus Lots Averaged....$33,540

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Price Ranch Rafter Diamond Performance Horses
Sale Averages: 41 Price Ranch Saddle Horses $6,6954 Price Ranch Weanling Horses $3,93823 Consigne

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Upcoming Events

Werner Angus Complete Dispersion


Werner Angus Complete and Total Dispersion Sale - Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Werner Angus LLC.

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K Bar D Female Sale


K Bar D Ranch Female Sale - Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the ranch in Redmond, OR. http://www.k

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Hoffman Ranch Fall Female Sale


Hoffman Ranch Fall Female Sale - Monday, September 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Hoffman Ranch Sale Facility in Thedford

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Montana Angus Tour


2017 Montana Angus Tour - September 26-28, 2017.  Hosted by South Montana Angus Association and headquartered in

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Montana Angus Tour


2017 Montana Angus Tour - September 26-28, 2017.  Hosted by South Montana Angus Association and headquartered in

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Current News Stories

JBS board puts elder Batista in charge of JBS SA… More arrests made

By Leesa Zalesky


There have been a number of developments since last week’s front-page story revealed that Joesley Batista, who together with his brother Wesley and his other siblings controls the majority of JBS SA, had been taken into custody by Brazilian authorities amid a corruption scandal in which the two Batista brothers and other JBS executives entered into

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Front Page Photo ~ 9.21.17

This was taken September 11 on the MacFarland White Ranch on Ahern Creek in Montana’s Crazy Mountains. We were preg-testing, and all of a sudden, a smoke cloud rolled over us. We couldn’t see this until we crossed the American Fork. Riders are Jason Carlson, Bill Bannon, and Joe Winter. P.S. Susan Metcalf was being bossy and told me

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Distance is time, and time is safety…

By Kayla Sargent


A long awaited rain in Montana brought plenty of ranchers to town for the second annual U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Cattle Producers’ Forum on Saturday, September 16. Roughly 250 ranchers and industry members filled the conference room at the Bighorn Resort where they heard from industry leaders on hot topics including conservation, cattle markets, future generations,

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LMA discusses need for Dealer Statutory Trust during D.C. Fly-In

Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) members and staff traveled to Washington D.C. for the 12th annual LMA D.C. Fly-In. Approximately 45 people met with leaders in D.C. on issues that matter to the livestock marketing industry. Discussion centered on the need to create a Dealer Statutory Trust to protect livestock auction markets and producers against buyer payment default. During meetings with

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Sortin Pen ~ 9.21.17

Quote of the Week:

This week’s quote comes from Editor Linda Grosskopf… “Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.”

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Mark your calendars…

The 2017 Range Beef Cow Symposium (RBCS), which is the 25th symposium in the biennial event’s history, is set for

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