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John Goggins

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Thursday, 22 February, 2018

One of the biggest complaints I hear throughout the busy season in the fall with all the shipping going on is the difficulty finding trucks. I had always pretty much attributed to this to the lack of enough cattle haulers around the country. I know a few years ago we all endured the problems of not enough drivers available in

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02/20/2018

Douglas Booth Family Angus 26th Annual Bull Sale
83 Yearling Angus Bulls Averaged $4,018 5 Yearling SimAngus Bulls Averaged $4,700 88 Total Yearling B

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02/20/2018

Coleman Angus & Trexler Angus Annual Bull Sale
Sale Manager: Cotton & Associates Sale Averages: 1 Herd Bull $450,000 89 Fall Yearlings A

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02/20/2018

Kessler Angus Ranch Bull Sale
114 Angus Bulls averaged $5,015   Top Selling Bulls Lot 68, $18,000, Kesslers Black Gran

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02/19/2018

Tokach Angus Ranch 43rd Annual Production Sale
Sale Averages: 141 Yearling Angus Bulls $3,70237 Registered Bred Heifers $2,75049 Commercial Bred

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02/19/2018

Bulls of the Big Sky Simmental Sale
Sale Managed By: Allied Genetic Resources Sale Average: 140 Yearling Simmental & SimAngus Bulls A

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February 22, 2018 Sortin’ Pen

Quote of the Week:

Hello, Canada! This week’s quote comes from Bud McBride, Benalto, Alberta, Canada:  “Purpose is the reason for the journey; passion is the fire that lights the way.” Bud added, “That describes Pat Goggins; be sure to buy his book!”

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

 

Brazil: 1 in 10 senior

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February 22, 2018 Front Page Photo

Sunday morning brunch…Missouri style! This dandy photo was taken in the northwest corner of Missouri near Quitman. The cows belong to Craig Peter and Randy McCollam. Thanks to Samantha Peter for sharing!

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Angus bull sets all-time auction record

A 14-month-old Angus bull became the highest-priced bull ever sold at public auction last week, fetching $800,000 from two ranchers based in Missouri and Oklahoma. The previous record, set just last year, was $750,000. The bull, SAV Elation 7899, was produced by Schaff Angus Valley of Saint Anthony, ND, and purchased by Square B Ranch & Cattle Company of Warsaw,

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Beef is Beef… It’s NOT a science project  

By Leesa Zalesky

On February 9, the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) delivered to the USDA a petition, asking the agency to establish certain beef labeling requirements. The petition is based on growing concerns about synthetic meat—let’s just go ahead and call it “fake meat” … or you can use my personal favorite “Frankenmeat”—products being introduced to the market without proper

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Rural America in Crisis:  The Opioid Epidemic

By Leesa Zalesky

On February 12, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s head of medical affairs, Monica Kwarcinski, notified prescribers that the drug-maker’s field representatives would no longer be visiting medical providers’ offices to engage in discussions about Purdue’s opioid products, effective immediately. Purdue said that it’s slashing its sale staff by more than 50% and that its remaining 200 sales reps

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Groups allege OH beef checkoff abuses 

By Leesa Zalesky

On February 15 at the Ohio Statehouse, the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) and Ohio Farmers Union (OFU) released a new report outlining how federal and state beef checkoff funds in Ohio are “propping up a trade and lobbying entity that works against the very interests of the farmers who are forced to pay into the

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February 15, 2018 Sortin’ Pen

Quote of the Week: “God forbid, but if this nation ultimately fails, it will be because opinions, propaganda, and superstitions replaced facts as the basis for our governance.”  Dan Rather

 

Remington seeks financing to file bankruptcy…

Reuters News is reporting that Remington Outdoor Company, Inc., one of America’s largest makers of firearms, is asking banks and credit investment funds for financing that will

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February 15, 2018 Front Page Photo

Brrrr, hasn’t it been one cold day after another in cow country this winter? Yep, this is yet another wonderful example of Work Ethic 101 in progress! This time it’s 8-year-old Colton Lane and his 12-year-old sister Hayden breaking ice for the cows. Note their good Border Collie helper Riv, who is doing the supervising. Thanks to Bill Lane

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Yantis Case update… Liability insurer sues Adams County prosecutor 

By Leesa Zalesky

 

It should surprise no one that Adams County, Idaho, taxpayers are now facing what could be millions of dollars in liability surrounding the killing of Adams County rancher Jack Yantis by two county law enforcement deputies. In the latest development, the county’s liability insurer has gone to court to clarify precisely who should represent the county in a wrongful

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Oklahoma Beef Council’s $2.6 million checkoff recovery problem

By Leesa Zalesky

On December 11, 2017, the Oklahoma Beef Council (OBC) filed suit in the District Court of Oklahoma County against Edmond, OK-based accounting firm Arledge & Associates, P.C., which performed external audits of OBC finances during a portion of the time frame that former OBC internal accountant Melissa Morton embezzled a total of $2.6 million in checkoff

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Heads up, producers… Fake meat has formidable supporters for alternative meat labeling

By Kayla Sargent

 

Cattlemen are accustomed to fighting turf wars in order to maintain beef’s territory in the market place. These battles have ranged from defending beef’s integrity as a healthful protein source; showing that cattle production can enhance environmental, economic, and social venues; and constantly educating consumers about superior characteristics that beef has over other traditional meat protein

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