Monthly Archives: September 2015

Sage grouse, Western ranchers dodge the ESA bullet, sort of

…it’s likely that many people in the West consider the decision to not list the bird as a huge victory. Whether or not it’s a lasting victory remains to be seen. Indeed, once these crazy ideas break the surface, they … Continue reading

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Free Fall Continues

 But all you guys have them hedged, right?  By Cassie Fish,  at The Beef The bearish tag team event continues, with boxed beef prices picking up steam on the down chasing cash fed cattle and live cattle futures lower. In … Continue reading

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Why Do I Own A Cow?

The only cow that will ever be on any place I might own or manage will be the one the bitter half (aka Sally) milks in the morning. We run stockers and the model is pretty simple. We take a … Continue reading

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How to Stay on when your horse Freaks out!

By richardbeal“>       A Handbook for Ranch Managers.  In keeping with the “holistic” idea that the land, the livestock, the people and the money should be viewed as a single integrated whole: Part I deals with the management of the natural … Continue reading

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Rescuers Cope With Influx of Horses Displaced by Wildfires

This is what is known as a “double dose of government horse shit.” — jtl   By Pat Raia via The Horse As of Sept. 16, the Butte Fire had claimed 71,780 acres while the Valley Fire had destroyed 70,000 … Continue reading

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Pseudo-scientists Demand Obama Prosecute Climate Realists

Unable to convince Americans of the alleged dangers of man-made global warming… a group of self-styled climate scientists want a new weapon to make you believe their controversial theory: government coercion and even prosecution of climate heretics. That would not … Continue reading

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Improving transportation of calves

Back in “the day” (the ‘go go’ days of the tax shelter cowboy-just prior to the wreck of ’74) the fad was buying light cattle down in the deep South and trucking them to feedlots in California. Poor little critters … Continue reading

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NAFTA countries debate COOL harm at WTO

Canada and Mexico have made their case before a World Trade Organization arbitration panel on how much tariff revenge they’re allowed to impose on U.S. goods over country-of-origin labelling (COOL)…The WTO “has ruled four times that the U.S.’s COOL rules … Continue reading

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3 business tips for the ranching enterprise

Looking to tighten up your budget and expand new marketing opportunities? Check out these three business tips from industry experts. How about quitting the use of force on the land with strong armed, high energy consumptive, agronomic methods and adapting … Continue reading

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Agenda 2030 and the “New Economic World Order” – Coming This Year?

This is a bit long but very informative if you want to know what they have in store for us over the next 30 years. …global. It knows no borders, nations, or ideologies…    Sounds Utopian up to here. But there … Continue reading

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