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John Goggins

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Thursday, 20 July, 2017

By the time many of you receive this week’s Reporter, I will already be in Utah for the 19th Annual Ag Media Summit. This is one of the largest gatherings of livestock media and crop professionals that there is in the country each year.

The Ag Media Summit is a joint meeting of several organizations, including the American Agricultural Editors’ Association,

sale reports

06/27/2017

Dikoff Ranch Complete & Total Dispersion
Sale Managed by Conover Auction Service, Baxter, Iowa   Sale Averages: 181 Angus Spring

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06/17/2017

Full House Elite Performance Stock Horse Sale
Pedigrees:       John Johnson, SD Sale Coordinators

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06/03/2017

Shaw Cattle 4th Annual Female Sale
65 Hereford Females averaged $6,61852 Angus Females averaged $4,2247 Red Angus Females averaged $7,571

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06/03/2017

Diamond-McNabb 9th Annual Ranch Horse Sale
67 Gelding & Mare Saddle Horses Averaged.....$14,652 7 Two-Year-Old Horses Averaged.....$4,385 4

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05/14/2017

Southwest Select Broke Horse Sale
Sale Averages: 38 Geldings $5,326 9 Mares $5,133 2 Ponies $3,000 Sale Highlights:

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Current News Stories


Sortin’ Pen 7-20-17

Quote of the Week:

Hello, Montana! This week’s quote comes from Jane Lambert, Stevensville, MT: “Nobody is important enough to feel important.” Charlie Russell.

If you have a favorite quote to submit, send it on to editor@westernagreporter.com

Cabela’s sale to Bass Pro…

Last week, Cabela’s shareholders voted to authorize the sale of the Sidney, Nebraska-based sporting goods retailer

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MT Cowboy Hall of Fame runs into serious difficulties…

Statement from the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center Board of Directors:

After five years of good faith effort to develop our cultural center in Big Timber, Montana, the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center’s land contracts have been terminated by action of the landowners. Rather than remedy the previously undisclosed and presently unmitigated wetland

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USDA authorizes emergency grazing in drought-stricken Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota…

Editor’s Note: It’s amazing how many groups and/or politicians are patting themselves on the back about being THE entity that persuaded Ag Secretary Perdue to allow emergency grazing on CRP in certain areas of the drought-stricken plains. How classless it is to try to use someone else’s misery to create your own bragging rights and pander for votes

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Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame pulls out of Big Timber site because of wetlands issues

By Holly Michels

Billings Gazette, 7/16

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame is stepping back from plans to open a large facility in Big Timber, Montana, after years of planning, saying undisclosed wetlands on part of the properties leased by the organization swamped their plans. Back in 2012, the non-profit picked Big Timber for its first physical location

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Emergency haying…

Due to the drought across most of the Northern Plains, FSA has authorized emergency haying on CRP lands beginning July 16 through August 30 for counties designated as D2 or greater on the U.S. Drought Monitor. In June, Secretary Sonny Perdue authorized emergency grazing of CRP acres in counties designated as D2 or greater on the U.S. Drought Monitor. This

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Front Page Photo 7-20-17

Work Ethic 101 taking place in Wilsall, Montana, as four-year-old Graydin Arthun feeds Wally the bottle calf. Thanks to Kelsi Arthun for sharing.

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Triple-digit heat kills thousands of California cattle

By Leesa Zalesky

A state of emergency has been declared in certain areas of California’s Central Valley after a triple-digit heat wave baking the state has killed an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 head of cattle and thrown the state’s dairy industry into turmoil. The staggering number of carcasses has overwhelmed California’s remaining rendering plants, which typically do daily pickups

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Crop Progress & Condition… Week ending July 16

Montana. Another week of hot, dry, windy weather with very limited precipitation occurred for a majority of the state. High temperatures ranged from the lower 90s to middle 100 degrees, and low temperatures ranged from 37 degrees in West Yellowstone to the lower 60s. The highest amount of precipitation was recorded in Pompey’s Pillar with 0.55 of an inch of

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The latest in the JBS saga… Lakeside Feeders sold

 

By Leesa Zalesky

Scandal-ridden JBS SA has reached a deal to sell its Lakeside Feeders in Brooks, Alberta, Canada, the company has announced. The $50 million Canadian ($39.5 million U.S.) Lakeside sale to MCF Holdings, Ltd., includes the 75,000-head capacity feedlot and JBS-owned adjacent farmland. MCF Holdings is a subsidiary of Nilsson Bros., Inc., a livestock-based business in Alberta,

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Atypical case of BSE found in Alabama cow… Should NOT affect our import status or markets

On Tuesday, July 18, the USDA announced that an atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been diagnosed in an 11-year-old Alabama cow. The case was discovered through routine surveillance of cattle at an Alabama livestock market. The animal was not processed and did not enter the food chain. Testing performed by the USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection

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