John Goggins

Publish Date:

Thursday, 14 December, 2017

The fall sale season is starting to wind down and will come to a halt for me early next week.  Some amazing sales have taken place over the past month, or so.  One could say these sales, for the most part, have been absolutely outstanding.  I think one of the biggest surprises to many people has been the demand for

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Shipwheel Cattle Company 9th Annual Production Sale
Sale Averages: 87 Coming Two Year Old Bulls Average $6,940 95 Commercial Bred Heifers Average $1,660

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Hunt Creek Angus 21st Annual Production Sale
Sale Average: 61 Bull Calves Average $3,805 Sale Highlights: Lot 4 $8,500 to John Mohr, Jolie

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Cross Diamond Cattle Company 12th Annual Production Sale
Cross Diamond Cattle Company, Scott and Kim Ford, Bertrand, NE Guest Consignors: Solid Rock Red Angus

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Spickler Ranch North Annual Production Sale
Sale Averages: 115 Coming Two-Year-Old Bulls $6,30248 Bred Commercial Angus Cows $1,80126 Bred Co

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KG Ranch 21st Annual Production Sale
Sale Averages: 281 Coming Two Year Old Bulls Average $4,620 201 Commercial Bred Heifers Average $2,24

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Upcoming Events

Montana Stockgrower's Convention


Montana Stockgrower's Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Double Tree and Northern Hotel in Billings, Montana on

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Paint Rock Angus Ranch Bull Sale


Paint Rock Angus Ranch Bull Sale on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 1 pm at the ranch near Hyattville, Wyoming.

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Richard Angus Production Sale


Richard Angus Ranch Production Sale on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the ranch near Belfield, North Dakot

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Sitz Influence Commercial Bred Heifer Sale


Sitz Influence Commercial Bred Heifer Sale on Monday, December 18, 2017 at noon at Beaverhead Livestock Auction in Di

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Lazy J Bar Red Angus "New Year's Extravaganza"


Lazy J Bar Red Angus "New Year's Extravaganza" on December 31, 2017 at 3 pm at the Dakota Event Center in Aberdeen, S

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Current News Stories

Pore space as a property right… What is it, who owns it, & what is it worth?


By Bethany Gross

Budd-Falen Law Offices


With the rising concern over global warming and climate change during the early 2000s, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and increased use of natural gas have received much more focus as viable options to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Consequently, energy industries have increasingly been looking to

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The importance of offering what CUSTOMERS want…

By Lisa Schmidt


“Building on Wheat’s Legacy.”

What a great theme for the 62nd Montana Grain Growers Association convention. I raise cattle and sheep so I changed it to “Building on Agriculture’s Legacy.” After all, we want to be inclusive.

Agriculture is Montana’s biggest industry by far. We harvest renewable resources that are the foundation of our state. We feed people.

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Front Page Photo ~ 12/14/17

“Hey, boss, I didn’t pack you all the way out here to the mail box just so YOU could read the paper… Turn to Earl’s cartoon, would ya?” Again, thanks to Valene Taylor-Goggins for sharing!

“Well, hoss, it was a long ride to the mail box, but it was worth it!” Thanks to Valene Taylor-Goggins, who works east of

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MCA Convention Brings Controversy to Great Falls

By Kayla Sargent

The Montana Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) Annual Cattlemen’s Day took a dramatic turn when welcoming Todd Hanson of Norsman Consulting Group and spokesperson for the Madison Food Park (MFP) Project in Great Falls, Montana. Hosting the meeting, open to the public, in the projected hometown of this multi-species processing facility opened the door to concerned citizens.

Fortunately, Hanson

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Sortin’ Pen ~ 12/14/17

Quote of the Week:

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.”  Henry Ward Beecher


South Dakota TB update…

According to South Dakota State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven, testing continues in Tripp County, SD, after bovine tuberculosis was confirmed in a cattle herd there. Oedekoven says genetic analysis of samples from the index cow

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