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by WLJ
2016 November 11
Hardy’s passion was welding, taught to him at a young age by his grandfather Albert Clark (deceased). He practiced in that profession most of his adult life, working on cars and trucks in his spare time being one of his favorite pastimes along with music and sports.


2016 November 11
Fox was on hand last week as four young winners of a Denver-area beef education grant were presented with donated show calves. Four calves total—two Santa Gertrudis, one black Angus and one Red Angus—were donated by J5 Cattle, and Rocky Mountain Cattle Company, and the Cherokee Ranch of Sedalia, CO, which hosted the event.


2016 November 4
“Some extra homework needs to be done this year to ensure profitability, explains Taylor Grussing, South Dakota State University (SD- SU) Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. “With the forecast for low cattle and crop prices to continue for one year or more, taking time to compare the advantages and disadvantages of raising replacements vs.
by DTN
2016 November 4
Generally, if a 1040 has a business loss that drives the return into negative territory, the net operating loss can be carried back two years (i.e., a 2016 tax loss carries first to 2014, then forward to 2015, and if large enough, onward to 2017, etc.). But if the loss arises from a farming business, a special five-year carryback applies.
by WLJ
2016 November 4
The Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance program is offered through the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) but privately delivered through crop insurance agents. The program is based on precipitation deviation from historical norms using a Rainfall Index.
2016 November 4
Bell said the data from the forage sorghum trials on a cooperative farmer’s land near Bushland will be unique because she is working with Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension Entomologist, and Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, to evaluate the effect of the sugarcane aphid pressure on forage sorghum production and quality.
2016 November 4
Producers are struggling with the daily price swings in the cattle futures contracts. At the same time, the formula cattle sales between feeders and packers are increasingly relying on prices coming from a smaller pool of negotiated cash trades.
2016 November 4
When it comes to the population of feral horses on the range and their reproductive rates, the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program cites an average of an annual 20 percent population increase. This amounts to a herd’s population doubling every four years.
by WLJ
2016 November 4
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA is providing more than $45 million to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide develop new product lines. USDA is investing in 325 projects through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program.
2016 November 4
Two rodeo athletes from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln’s (UNL’s) Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) in Curtis, NE, won awards at the Bison Stampede recently in Fargo. The contest amid Great Plains Region college teams was hosted by North Dakota State University (NDSU).
2016 November 4
Like many of you, I’ve eaten many diff e r e n t types of beef during my lifetime. The first was grass-fed beef from Hereford-Holstein crosses that my family raised on the South Island of New Zealand. Understandably, it counts as some of the best beef I’ve enjoyed.
by DTN
2016 November 4
Although she has served as a passionate surrogate for Clinton throughout the fall, she aggressively moved to circle her own wagons in such a way last month to suggest real doubt about exactly who will prevail on Nov. 8. Specifically, the First Lady fortified her cherished White House vegetable garden with concrete, stone and steel.
2016 November 4
By close of trade Thursday afternoon, over 53,000 head had been confirmed sold. Prices reported on Thursday—$102-105 live and $162-164 dressed—maintained the recent trend of the Fed Cattle Exchange setting the high for the week.




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