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Kerry Halladay, WLJ Managing Editor

News
Oct 30, 2015
In all the noise about the recent World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) report linking the consumption of red and processed meat with cancer, the details of the report and its creation have gotten lost. In many cases, the process of the report’s creation has generated as much complaint as the scientific claims it put forth.


Opinion
Oct 30, 2015
someone tries to sell you something important— be it a truck, a bull, a politician, or an idea—there’s a certain kind of behavior you expect. They will make direct statements supported by evidence. They are willing to answer your questions fully and HALLADAY.


Markets
Oct 16, 2015
By close of trade on Thursday, not even 5,000 head had been confirmed sold in the negotiated sales. Those that had sold went for $123-126 live and $198 dressed. Though this volume was too low for setting any sort of market trend, the prices were within the upper level of the prior week’s price ranges.


News
Oct 9, 2015
The air in the mountains is crisp and clean and oh so thin. When it comes to ranching at elevation, this latter detail can be a major problem. Poorly-adapted cattle can and do die of “brisket disease” when living at high elevations. But a bit of selection and management effort can sidestep a lot of the risk.


Markets
Oct 2, 2015
“Fed cattle prices continued their collapse as producers try to alleviate their backlog,” announced Andrew Gottschalk of Hedger’s Edge last week. He additionally said there was little point in rehashing the prior week’s cash fed prices as they were “clearly imprinted in everyone’s mind.