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Five years for China’s pork market to rebalance

November 8, 2019

China’s disease-hit pork market will not stabilise until 2025 due to the time needed to rebuild its decimated herd inventory, according to a new report from Rabobank. Analysts from the bank say that China’s pig...




The Fence Post obituary: Charles “Buck” Jacob Wilson

November 8, 2019

Charles “Buck” Jacob Wilson, 92 Dec. 31, 1926 – Oct. 24, 2019 Wray, Colo. Charles “Buck” Jacob Wilson was born Dec. 31, 1926, on his grandfather’s homestead in Yuma County, Colorado, outside of Wray. He...


The Fence Post obituary: Esther May Ruhaak Guy

November 8, 2019

Esther May Ruhaak Guy, 95 Dec. 24, 1923 – Nov. 2, 2019 Akron, Colo. Esther May Ruhaak Guy, 95, passed away peacefully on Nov. 2, 2019, at the Washington County Nursing Home surrounded by her...


The Fence Post obituary: Olin E. Seele

November 8, 2019

Olin E. Seele, age 91 July 26, 1928 – Oct. 28, 2019 Johnstown, Colo. Olin E. Seele, age 91, passed away in his Johnstown, Colo., home on Oct. 28, 2019. Olin was born on July...


The Fence Post obituary: J.D. Bakke

November 8, 2019

J.D. Bakke, 65, Feb. 18 1954 – Oct. 20 2019 Parker, Colo. J.D. Bakke passed away the morning of Oct. 20, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. JD was born in Luverne Minn., Feb....



Colorado teen tops all At National Youth Horse Judging Contest

November 8, 2019

Competing for the third time at the U.S. Arabian & Half-Arabian National Championship Show Youth Judging Contest, Boulder, Colo., resident Lydia Groshong earned the title of High Overall Individual of the entire contest. Contestants from...


Medical or nutritional

November 8, 2019

One of the most important traits of a good feedlot manager is the ability to assign blame. That is the reason they often employ consulting vets and nutritionists. It keeps them from having to fire...



The Zipline: Farmers and ranchers need USMCA

November 8, 2019

Farmers and ranchers are anxiously awaiting the news that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is on its way to Congress for a vote of ratification, and that Congress will get it done quickly. Nearly every day, the...


Feed testing helpful in controlling costs

November 8, 2019

By investing in a $30 feed test, producers may be able to reduce their feed costs by $600 for every 100 cows in their herd. With forage supplies predicted to be tight this winter, producers...


Stage fright

November 8, 2019

It’s the Pitts Lee Pitts Los Osos, Calif.


Hereford Crossroads draws large crowd

November 8, 2019

BROKEN BOW, Neb. — In 2015 a group of dedicated Nebraska Hereford enthusiasts — Richard Brown and Gerri Monahan, Lincoln; Linda Teahon, Dunning; Ken Stephens, Valentine; and Dixie Hoffman and Terri Licking, Thedford — met...


Got tricked, not treated, on Halloween Eve

November 7, 2019

Well, folks, last week wuz a really good week, except for the horse racing part of it. Horse racing, sadly wuz the low point of the week. The 2-year-old Thoroughbred colt that I have a...



Running scared

November 7, 2019

Tell me gentle readers, why are we running scared from the EPA, PTA and these global warming (climate change nuts)? I know why, we have let them get their bluff in on us and folks...


Benchmark milk price at 5-year high

November 7, 2019

The October Federal order Class III benchmark milk price hit a five-year high at $18.72 per hundredweight, up 41 cents from September, $3.19 above October 2018, and the highest Class III since November 2014. It...