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Strand Sim/Angus Annual Bull Sale

January 23, 2019 — TSLN Reps: Matt Wznick, Chris Effling Date of Sale: Jan. 21, 2019 Location: At the Ranch near Platte, South Dakota Auctioneer: Justin Dikoff Averages: 53 bulls – $3,718 January 21, 2019, a cold, blustery, winter day, found a powerful set of bulls offered for sale

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Rohrich’s Cutting Edge Ranch Annual Production Sale

January 23, 2019 — TSLN Rep: Matt Wznick Date of Sale: Jan. 9, 2019 Location: Kist Livestock Auction Mandan, North Dakota Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar Averages: 60 yearling bulls – $4,038 6 two year old bulls – $3,250 58 registered bred heifers – $1,936 16 commercial bred heifers – $1,718

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Sodak Angus Ranch 62nd Annual Production Sale

January 23, 2019 — TSLN Rep: Dennis Ginkens Date of Sale: Jan. 21, 2019 Location: at the ranch, Reva, SD Auctioneer: LynnWeishaar Averages 49 2-year-old Angus bulls – $5,388 27 2-year-old Red Angus bulls $4,130 The seats were full as the buyers traveled through some heavy fog to get

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Churchill Cattle Company World Class Bull Sale

January 23, 2019 — TSLN Rep: Dennis Ginkens Date of Sale: Jan. 22, 2019 Location: at the ranch, Manhattan, MT Auctioneer: Joe Goggins Averages 117 Hereford Bulls – $5,179 22 Registered open Fall yearling heifers – $2,627 Churchill Cattle Company offered a very nice set of Hereford bulls and

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State Veterinarian emphasizes poultry import requirements in light of virulent Newcastle disease case found in Utah

January 23, 2019 — A case of virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of backyard exhibition chickens located in Utah County, Utah was confirmed by the USDA on Friday, January 18. In response, Wyoming State Veterinarian, Dr. Jim Logan, is strongly reminding poultry owners, dealers, and exhibitors of

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Yankton County Producer Earns Pork All-American Award

January 22, 2019 — SIOUX FALLS, SD – Ray Epp of Mission Hill, SD was honored by the South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) with the 2018 Pork All-American Award at the Master Pork Producers Banquet on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 during their 50th Annual Pork Congress in Sioux

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South Dakota Pork Producers Council Announces the 2018 Dedicated & Distinguished Service Award Recipient

January 22, 2019 — South Dakota Pork Producers Council Announces the 2018 Dedicated & Distinguished Service Award Recipient John Wipf of Oaklane Colony, South Dakota received the award at South Dakota's 50th Annual Pork Congress. SIOUX FALLS, SD – The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) honored John Wipf

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Nate Franzen Honored with The Friends of the Industry Award from the South Dakota Pork Producers Council

January 22, 2019 — SIOUX FALLS, SD – The South Dakota Pork Producers Council recognized Nate Franzen of 1st Dakota National Bank with the Friends of the Industry Award during the Master Pork Producers Banquet on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The Friends of the Industry Award recognizes state individuals,

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South Dakota Pork Producers Council Announces the 2018 Pork Promoter of the Year Award Recipients

January 22, 2019 — SIOUX FALLS, SD – The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) honored Adam Krause of Clear Lake, South Dakota with the 5th Annual Pork Promoter of the Year Award at the Master Pork Producers Banquet on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. "This is the fifth year

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Hofer Elected to serve as South Dakota Pork Producers Council’s President for a 2nd Term

January 22, 2019 — SIOUX FALLS, SD – The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) elected Ferlyn Hofer, a pork producer from Canistota, SD, to serve as president. Hofer stated "I am honored to have been selected to be the SD Pork Producers President for 2019. Our hog industry

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Bullard: Spread between cattle and retail beef prices highest in history

January 22, 2019 — A recent news release posted on a website bearing the Beef Checkoff Logo and titled, "Beef Demand . . . It's Been A Very Good Year" states that "2018 retail beef demand is 15 percent higher than in January 2012." This is touted by the

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New Bill Would Require USDA to Buy American First

January 22, 2019 — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) announced today she will file legislation to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from lining the pockets of global corporations at the expense of U.S. taxpayers and family farmers. Known as the Buy American Agriculture Act, the bill would require

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Livestock Market Reports | Week ending January 22, 2019 Copy

January 22, 2019 — Belle Fourche Livestock, Burke Livestock Auction, Faith Livestock Commission Company, Ft. Pierre Livestock Auction, Lemmon Livestock, Philip Livestock Auction, Platte Livestock, Presho Livestock Auction, St. Onge Livestock, Crawford Livestock, Sheridan Livestock Auction Co., Inc., Valentine Livestock Auction Co., Miles City Livestock Co., Torrington Livestock

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Bovine Tuberculosis identified in Sargent County beef herd

January 22, 2019 — BISMARCK – State veterinarians are investigating a beef herd in Sargent County after bovine tuberculosis (TB) was identified. "In late 2018, we were notified that two adult beef cows originating from the herd tested positive for Mycobacterium bovis at out-of-state slaughter plants," State Veterinarian Dr.

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Game, Fish and Parks Fisheries Plans Available for Public Comment

January 22, 2019 — PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has prepared draft fisheries management area plans for 2019 – 2023. Plans are available for public review and comment until Feb. 20, 2019. The plans cover fisheries management in the Southeast, Northeast, West River, and

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January 22, 2019 — ALL AROUND 1. Bart Brunson, Terry, MS………………..$12,385.94 2. Hank Hollenbeck, Molt, MT………………..$9,181.07 3. Chance Oftedahl, Pemberton, MN………………..$8,873.61 4. Delon Parker, Worden, MT………………..$8,586.07 5. Darren Morgan, Fort Ann, NY………………..$8,001.98 BAREBACK 1. Taylor Broussard, Estherwood, LA………………..$16,412.83 2. Jared Keylon, Uniontown, KS………………..$15,920.50 3. Bill Tutor, Huntsville, TX………………..$14,591.87 4.

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Chaps, Spurs, & Short Grass

January 22, 2019 — Born in Hall County, Nebraska, Art Montgomery started breaking horses and working on roundups at the age of 17, in 1889. Beginning in 1898 he ranged from Oelrichs, South Dakota in the southern Black Hills across much of northeastern Wyoming, learning the cowboy trade from

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Lee Pitts: In The Beginning

January 22, 2019 — Don't you wonder how the various events in modern day rodeo got started? As was told to me, rodeo events were supposedly based on things that happen on your average the run-of-the-mill ranch, but in all my years of running cattle I've never once had

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Baxter Black: Bentley, the Born Again Bull

January 22, 2019 — It was one of those two o'clock mornin' calls: "Looked like everything was comin' jes fine, Doc, then he got stuck! Could you come?" On the way out to the ranch I put the truck on autopilot while my foggy brain sifted through the possibilities.

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Urlacher Angus Annual Bull Sale

January 21, 2019 — TSLN Reps: Matt Wznick, Dan Piroutek Date of Sale: Jan. 18, 2019 Location: Bowman Auction Market, Bowman ND Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar Averages 73 Two Year Old Angus Bulls – $5,626 SALE HIGHLIGHTS: January 18, 2019 found a full house of repeat buyers at Bowman Auction

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