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A Hundred Years From Now

October 16, 2019

Life has always been a balancing act between the haves and have-nots. Less populated industrial countries use the major portion of fossil fuel while third world countries still farm by hand and recreate. The world...


Lee Pitts: Old News

October 16, 2019

I have a friend who worked for a livestock newspaper for 40 years who has newspaper ink clogging up his veins. Recently he’s been involuntarily checked into cell block 314 of the Old Farts Senior...


Pastor in the Pasture, Wendel Elliott: Authority

October 11, 2019

I heard a story about a crooked ranch manager. He didn’t get there overnight and his dealings weren’t noticed very quickly either. The ranch was owned by a good family that had built an oil...


Prairie Memories by Gary Heintz: Danny Boy

October 11, 2019

Mom’s love of music and its influence on me started at an early age, and it became a large part of my life. I became aware of Dad’s love of music, especially Irish tunes and...





Baxter Black: Farm Animals In History

October 10, 2019

Mankind from prehistory to space exploration has always depended on animals for help in their quest for advancing civilization. Granted, often as bait or as guinea pigs but we have depended on them, nonetheless. After...


Lee Pitts: Smile

October 10, 2019

I think I should have lived my life before 1826. That’s the year the first photograph was taken and the only thing I hate worse than Brussell sprouts is having my picture taken. Of course,...




Varilek’s Cattle Call: Flared Feeders

October 4, 2019

The cattle futures maintained strength finishing with a higher week. Live cattle open interest has continued to break during the futures rally over the last two weeks. In the past with a smaller open interest,...


Lee Pitts: A Day Is A Lifetime

October 4, 2019

I’m 67 years old and thought I was a goner at 40. The Doctors thought so too. If you’d have offered me a deal back then that I could live to be only 45 years...


Baxter Black: Gypsy Cow

October 4, 2019

I was just about to cull the cow when the boss sees me swingin’ the gate. “Hold it there, Doc, for a minute yet, ‘cause I’ve not quite decided her fate. There’s somethin’ about this...



Schweiger: Thank you

October 2, 2019

I just wanted to drop a line to Tri-State Livestock News to thank you for the article written by Vaughn Meyer, and published by your paper. This has been talked about before but not often...


Letter to the Editor from Gary Velder: Stop the USMCA

October 2, 2019

Dear Friends at Tri-State: Please help us STOP the subversive USMCA! The devil is in the details. Chapter 30 sets up an appointed UN commission to “manage” all the transfers of U.S. power to the...


NCBA CEO Colin Woodall: Smear Campaigns

September 27, 2019

The activist-funded Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) has again resorted to half-truths and smear tactics to pit beef producers against one another. It’s clear that their allies at the Humane Society of the United States...


Day Writing by Heather Hamilton-Maude: Perspective

September 27, 2019

Last week a lady in eastern Colorado drew her last breath after a nearly three-decade battle with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). She is the only person I’ve been asked to pray would pass sooner rather than...