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Angus Take Supreme at Sioux Empire

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  Purebred cattle breeders vied for the coveted $12,000 Supreme Row purse, sponsored by Tri-State Neighbor, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls and C&B Operations, during the week of the Sioux Empire Livestock Show Jan. 24-29 in Sioux Falls. The Angus, SHLI Payweight 2101, was named Supreme Row Bull. Consigned by Shane Lindsey Angus, Prairie City, Iowa, he was […]

Beef Bills are Back

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From CBW News Desk Johnson Cattle Bills Seek to Drive Competition in the Packing Industry  U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) re-introduced two cattle-focused bills to improve the industry – his Butcher Block Act with co-lead Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and the Amplifying Processing of Livestock in the United States (A-PLUS) Act with lead Rep. Mark Alford (R-MO). According to a […]

Ranching advisor suggests “Think differently”

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By Kindra Gordon “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” This Henry Ford quote was shared by Dallas Mount, owner of Ranch Management Consultants (RMC), with attendees during a Jan. 26 workshop held in Belle Fourche, SD. As Mount asked the ag producers and business owners in the room to ponder that […]

La Niña’s third year concludes with cold temperatures

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  By Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist A rare third consecutive year with La Niña conditions is coming to an end soon, but not without bringing its trademark cold temperatures in early February.  This winter’s climate has been different than the last two winter seasons, even though La Niña has been active throughout the last three years. One common […]

Exciting challenge for 20X Rodeo Contestants

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  An exciting challenge has been issued by Farm Credit Services of America to the 20X High School Rodeo Team. When the team members compete in the 20X High School Rodeo in the Summit Arena at The Monument in Rapid City, SD, this Sunday, Jan. 29 they will be competing for much more than the first-place buckle. If they can […]

Checking In: Cattlemen Tell About Their Winter

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Snow totals, feed alternatives, parts frustrations, and more discussed By Connie Sieh Groop Snow. Cold. Wind. Ice. More wind. More snow. Mix those things together and you get a South Dakota winter. While conditions have been extremely tough for many West River, cattle feeders and cow-calf guys in the northeastern part of the state are pushing snow and looking forward […]

Friendly Atmosphere is Main Perk for BHSS Cattle Consignors 

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By Codi Vallery-Mills The Black Hills Stock Show is well underway with its horse events and its cattle shows and sales are just about ready to kick off Jan. 30 with the Angus breed. The annual winter livestock event is a must attend for numerous cattle operations throughout the United States. Several of this year’s consignors refer to the culture […]

Swensons selected as NDSU Saddle and Sirloin club Agriculturalists of the Year

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Dean and Paula Swenson will be honored by the North Dakota State University Saddle and Sirloin club as Agriculturalists of the Year at this year’s Little International Showmanship contest. The 97th Little I will be held Feb. 10-11. The Swensons will be honored at the Agriculturist of the Year banquet Friday, Feb. 10, at the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo. […]

Plan for a more profitable 2023

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  If you’ve been waiting for a sign it’s time to deal with the shoebox of receipts piled in the corner of your office or shop or on the kitchen table – this is it. Dan Childs and Jason Bradley, two agriculture economic consultants at the Noble Research Institute, say that to manage your financial year well, most of the […]

United States Cattle on Feed Down 3 Percent

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Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on January 1, 2023. The inventory was 3 percent below January 1, 2022. The inventory included 7.03 million steers and steer calves, down 4 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 60 […]


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