John Goggins

Publish Date:

Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Fed cattle sold lower last week for the first time in ten weeks. Packers bid lower money and held to it, and some feeders finally decided to take lower money. We saw an extremely impressive run for nearly the last two months. It was especially impressive because it was not that long ago that many analysts were predicting fed cattle

sale reports


TLC Angus- Sugar Top Angus Bull Sale
55 Angus Bulls averaged $3,821 22 Commercial Bred Heifers averaged $1,775   Highlights

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Green Mountain Angus Ranch
Sale Averages: 215 Bull Calves Average $6,698 9 Coming Two Year Old Bulls Average $2,861 93 C

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Largent & Sons 'Run The Table' Hereford Sale
66 Two-Year- Old Hereford Bulls Averaged $3,894 5 Fall Yearling Hereford Bulls Averaged $7,750 7 Here

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Montana Ranch “The Brand of Performance Bull & Female Sale” with Basin Angus
Sale Averages: 46 Females Average $8,807 81 Bulls Average $5,466 Bull Sale Highlights:

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Mytty Angus Ranch Production Bull Sale
Sale Average: 105 Long Yearling Summer Bulls Average $4,010 Top Lots: Lot 6 $11,000 to Wittko

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Upcoming Events

Malson Angus Bull and Female Sale


Malson Angus Bull and Female Sale on November 19, 2017 at the ranch near Parma, Idaho.  Lunch at noon, sale at 1

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Connealy Angus Ranch Fall Sale


Connealy Angus Ranch Fall Sale at the ranch south of Whitman, Nebraska on November 20, 2017 at noon.

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FairView Angus Fall Bull Sale


FairView Angus Ranch Sale on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at noon at the ranch near Melville, Montana.

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Vermilion Ranch Angus Fall Production Sale


Vermilion Ranch Angus Fall Production Sale on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11 AM at PAYs in Billings, Montana.

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Rice Ranches Production Sale


Rice Ranches Annual Production Sale on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the ranch near Harrison, Montana.  Lunch at

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Current News Stories

Montana… From 0 to 2 packing plants?

By Kayla Sargent


Montana, void of a large scale livestock processing facility for the past 33 years, now has two potential plants in the making. Regardless of the recent news of the new slaughterhouse the Chinese have proposed in conjunction with the Montana Stockgrowers Association, plans have NOT wavered for the Madison Food Park (MFP) Project, a multi-species processing

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Livestock trucking disaster looming

By Leesa Zalesky


On December 18, the federal Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule—promulgated and regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)—is set to go into effect for commercial motor vehicles. The new regulations will, in all likelihood, cause disruptions in how cattle are hauled and are full of potential minefields when it comes to animal welfare issues and biosecurity

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An in-depth look at China’s deal with MT Beef Producers

By Kayla Sargent


In our September 14, 2017, issue, one of our front-page stories reported Fred Wacker, owner and operator of Cross Four Ranch and MSGA’s First Vice President, had presented a multi-faceted proposal to the Chinese trade coalition. Wacker, along with Senator Steve Daines, met at a roundtable discussion on a Belgrade, Montana, ranch on September 9, 2017,

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Front Page Photo ~ 11.16.17

Now here’s a lovely photo of some peaceful grazing on a lovely Indian Summer day. Thanks to Gary Kendall for sharing this lovely fall photograph taken by Russ Ewan of Big Timber, Montana.


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MT Supreme Court upholds CSKT Water Compact

The Montana Supreme Court has issued a decision upholding the constitutionality of the CSKT Water Compact in the Flathead Joint Board of Control v. State of Montana case. Early in 2016, the Flathead Joint Board of Control contended that a small part of the Compact was unconstitutional and that this portion of the agreement required the Compact to be passed

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Sortin’ Pen ~ 11.16.17

Quote of the Week: 

Hello, Montana! This week’s quote comes from Wally and Carol Elliott, Chinook, MT. “When friends and neighbors show up to help, it adds to the work force. When they show up at times of sorrow and disappointment, it divides the loss. When they show up at times of happiness, it multiplies the joy.”

If you have a favorite quote to

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