Author Archives: Mallory Blunier

Cow Slaughter Surges

Source: CattleNetwork
By Katelyn McCullock, Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation

Cow slaughter figures have been running higher this year, showing year-over-year gains all but three weeks of 2017.  Year-to-date, the number of total cows moving through the system is about 7 percent higher.  Weekly slaughter rates were averaging 5 percent above a year   Continue »

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2017 Tennessee Limousin Breeder’s State MOE Show

2017 Tennessee Limousin Breeder’s State MOE Show
McMinnville, TN
September 14, 2017

Grand champion female: FBFL Daisy Duke 289D, 5/28/2016, 68% Lim-Flex, sired by ELCX Remington 270Z, exhibited by Cameron Bryant, McMinnville, TN.

Reserve champion female:  HWCB DARE TO DREAM 308D, 10/10/16, 37% Lim-Flex, sired by ELCX TWEETING 801B, exhibited by Cameron Bryant, McMinnville,   Continue »

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Irma Hits Heart of Cattle Country in Florida, Alabama and Georgia

Source: CattleNetwork
By Sara Brown

Heavy rain and wind damage pummeled cattlemen from Florida, Alabama and Georgia this weekend, due to Hurricane Irma. The storm also gave an early start to the fall calving season. Here’s a recovery update from the affected areas:

Florida

“Ranchers in Florida are extremely wet, fences are down and   Continue »

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2017 Clarke-Oconee Cattleman’s Livestock Show

Clarke-Oconee Cattlemen’s Livestock Show
Watkinsville, Ga.
September 9, 2017
Judge: Dr. Jacob Segars, Tifton, Ga.
Entries: 20 head

Reserve supreme female: BIG D Dancing In The Dark, 9/1/16, Limousin, sired by DHVO Deuce, exhibited by Carsyn Kennedy, Winder, Ga.

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Over half a million acres lost to Montana wildfires so far this summer

Source: KTVQ.com
By Steele Stephens – MTN News

Four thousand firefighters, 125 aircraft and 350 Montana National Guard troops battled 40 wildfires this summer that scorched 655,171 acres with 23 still actively consuming land statewide.

According to InciWeb, the most destructive of these was the Lolo Peak Fire which claimed two lives and burned 39,719 acres.

The Lodgepole Complex Fire was   Continue »

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2017 Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair
St. Paul, Minn.
September 2, 2017
Judge: Parker Henley, Urbana, Ill.

Grand champion female: GROT Dolly 162D ET, 2/28/16, sired by EF Xcessive Force exhibited by Justus Moser, Morris, Minn.

Reserve champion female: CHFF Daisy 651D, 9/9/16, sired by FC Angels Answer, exhibited by Herman Farms, Hastings, Minn.

Grand champion bull: TGDL Calvin   Continue »

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2017 South Dakota State Fair Junior Show

South Dakota State Fair Junior Show
Huron, S.D.
September 1, 2017
Judge: Jake Bloomberg, Midwest, Ill.

Grand champion steer: Sired by BOJO, exhibited by Tyler Bergh, Florence, S.D.

Reserve champion steer: Sired by Addiction, exhibited by Mitchell Schmidt, Willow Lake, S.D.

Showmanship winners:

Champion senior showman: Alexa Montagne, Elk Point, S.D.

Reserve senior showman: Delaney Peterson, Chamberlain, S.D.

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2017 South Dakota State Fair

South Dakota State Fair
Huron, S.D.
September 1, 2017
Judge: Brent Murphy, Houstonia, Mo.

Limousin female winners:

Grand champion female: L7 Dancing Queen 680D, 9/8/16, sired by Bubba Watson, exhibited by Memphis Peterson, Pukwana, S.D.

Reserve champion female: L7 Dixieland Delight 604D, 3/1/16, sired by FC Angels Answer, exhibited by Memphis Peterson, Pukwana, S.D.

Lim-Flex female winners:

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2017 Nebraska State Fair

Nebraska State Fair
Grand Island, Neb.
August 30, 2017
Judge: Brandon Callis, Minco, Okla.

Grand champion female: MJ MS Dolly 17D ET, 9/2/16, sired by Cottage Lake Border, exhibited by Ben Spencer, Gibbon, Neb.

Reserve champion female: AUTO Dana 65D ET, a 4/1/16, sired by MAGS Aviator, exhibited by Ben Spencer, Gibbon, Neb.

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Hurricane Harvey Wrecks Havoc on Texas Cattle as Ranchers Hope Flood Waters Recede

Source: Agriculture.com
By Tony Dreibus

Cattle ranchers in southeastern Texas had been moving livestock out of areas in the path of Hurricane Harvey for several days before the storm made landfall, but losses are likely as few anticipated the sheer breadth of the storm.

“Most of the producers started last Monday moving cattle   Continue »

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