John Goggins

Publish Date:

Thursday, 14 November, 2019

This week’s column is one I have been contemplating for several months.  It seems like every time I turn around I hear the word “sustainability” in agricultural circles.  Most conventions or meetings I attend, many articles and opinion pieces, and multiple speakers all center around sustainability and how it pertains to the U.S. agricultural industry.

The definition of sustainability, according to

sale reports


Diamond D Angus Ranch Annual Production Sale
Sale Averages: 81 Coming Two Year Old Forage Developed Bulls Average $3,608 36 Bred Heifers Average $

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Heart K Angus Ranch 23rd Annual Production Sale
Sale Average: 56 Bull Calves Average $3,732 Sale Highlights: Lot 5 $15,000 to Wilson Angus Ra

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Sitz Angus Genetic Influence Commercial Bred Female Sale
Sale Average: 1,771 Commercial Bred Females Average $1,494 Sale Highlights: Lot 3 $1,900 x 28

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ZumBrunnen Angus Female Sale
Sale Manager:   CK6 Consulting 79 Registered Angus Females Averaged $1,950 47 Commercial An

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Mohican West Polled Herefords Annual Bull Sale
Sale Average: 40 Coming Two Year Old & Fall Yearling Bulls Average $3,005 Sale Highlights:

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