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Out-of-Season-lambing, profit opportunities?

September 13, 2019

With about 85% of the US lambs born between January and May, yet demand for fresh product throughout the year, is there profit opportunity for producers who can shift their lambing season? This topic was...


Best of the West: Western Governors news recap

September 13, 2019

The Western Governors’ Association keeps you updated on news of the West. Here are the western stories for the week starting Sept. 9, 2019 that you don’t want to miss. The citizens of southeastern South...



Rookie Haven Meged wins ProRodeo Tour Finale

September 13, 2019

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Rookie tie-down roper Haven Meged put an exclamation mark on his first regular season by winning the ProRodeo Tour Finale in Puyallup, Wash., Sept. 8. Coming out on top of the Top...


PRCA For The Record: Pendleton

September 13, 2019

The iconic arena grass isn’t the only green on the cowboys’ minds as they hit the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up. The end of the season is on the horizon, and cowboys are bringing their best in...


Three Finalists for First Montana Leopold Conservation Award

September 13, 2019

HELENA, MT – Three finalists have been selected for the prestigious Montana Leopold Conservation Award®. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes farmers, ranchers, foresters and other landowners who inspire others...





Farm, leaders, members of Congress rally for USMCA

September 13, 2019

Farm leaders and members of Congress gathered on the National Mall Thursday to rally for approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement on trade. The rally took place in front of a 25-foot recreational vehicle festooned with...


Varilek’s Cattle Call: Holding Action Rally

September 13, 2019

We finally saw some recovery on a free-falling futures market last week. It was nice to see a change in attitudes from Monday through Friday. Negative returns have still been at the forefront of feedyard...


Open letter: Competitive market needed

September 13, 2019

To Whom It May Concern: My name is Bob Edington, my family and I have owned and operated the Coleman Livestock Auction since 1961. I am also in the cattle business running yearlings, cows and...


Farm Safety is a Year-Round Focus

September 13, 2019

HURON, S.D. – South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) invests in farm safety year-round, because it has a direct impact on family farmers, ranchers and their communities, says Doug Sombke, SDFU President. “South Dakota’s rural communities...


Horses from VSV cannot attend QH Congress

September 12, 2019

In an effort to protect horses and other livestock in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is not allowing the import of horses from counties within states with confirmed and suspected cases of Vesicular...


Day Writing by Heather Hamilton-Maude: Agvocating at FM19

September 12, 2019

Every Saturday since April, I have traveled 45-minutes to Rapid City to sell retail cuts of our beef and pork, cheeses, and in an oft-head scratching turn for our customers, greeting cards and kitchen towels...



APR shares Vision

September 12, 2019

Recently the American Prairie Reserve purchased 14,122 acres for their wildlife preserve in northcentral Montana. APR’s Senior Land Acquisition Manager Betty Holder answered the following questions regarding the APR, its land purchases, its mission and...




Green Plains sells a share of cattle co

September 12, 2019

Green Plains Inc, based in Omaha, Nebraska completed the sale of 50 percent of Green Plains Cattle Company for $77 Million to AGR Partners, TGAM Agribusiness Fund Holdings-B LP and StepStone Atlantic Fund LP s....