SUBSCRIBE : LOGIN : CONTACT : READ PAPER NOW
 

 

 

 

 

04-27-2015  
NDAA's Annual Bull Test:
   NDAA's Annual Bull Test56-Day WeightsThe North Dakota Angus Association's 27th Annual Bull Test is b . . . . . MORE INFO >>
-------------------------------------
04-27-2015  
NDAA Bull Test... 112-Day Final Weights:
   NDAA Bull Test...
112-Day Final Weights

The North . . . . . MORE INFO >>
-------------------------------------
03-25-2015  
WCA Bull Test - Final Progress Report:
   WCA Bull Test
Final Progress Report

The 22nd Annua . . . . . MORE INFO >>
-------------------------------------
03-23-2015  
Larsen Ranch Angus:
   Larsen Ranch Angus
41st Annual Production Sale
A . . . . . MORE INFO >>
-------------------------------------
03-23-2015  
Hager Cattle Company :
   Hager Cattle Company
9th Annual Limousin & Lim-Flex Bull Sale. . . . . MORE INFO >>
-------------------------------------

VIEW ALL SALES REPORTS

 
 

AS I SEE IT

As I See It 3-26-15
Publish Date: Thursday, 26 March, 2015
Success is all about planning!
You will notice that one of the best business practices these days has to do with the success. Remember, the best advertising that your firm or your farm or ranch can have is its success under your guidance. And remember, business success depends on the ability to make the right decisions season after season, year after year. Right now, you people in the cattle business and the farming and ranching business have a lot of success behind your operations. This has been a good time for well-run operations.
There's an old saying in the seed stock industry, which applies to most industries as well: "To thine own self, be true." In other words, in digging out the facts of how to run your business and to make crucial planning decisions, don't guess, don't hope, and don't lie to yourself. If you follow that formula, you will come up with financially-sound answers that will achieve good results and create more of that success.
And in doing your planning and soul searching, remember to do things that come easy, and remember to do things that are right because it's only then that you can reach lasting success.
Yes, the best advertising to you and your firm is success. It's the ultimate piece of evidence that your program and your operation are on track. If you're doing things right, if you're doing things as planned, then you will be successful. First and foremost, be honest with yourself, your family, your customers, and your business. Yes, sir, to thine own self, be true! It works every time in any business or endeavor in which you you engage.

View all

Current News Stories

A tale of two states & their very different approaches to increasing the beef checkoff
Publish Date: Thursday, 26 March, 2015

A tale of two states & their very different approaches to increasing the beef checkoff

By Leesa Zalesky

On March 18, the North Dakota Senate passed HB 1238 in a 47:2 vote. Pushed by the North Dakota Stockmen's Association (NDSA), the bill doubles the beef checkoff assessment on cattle transactions in the state, forecasted to raise an additional $1 million per . . . . . Read More >>




CSKT Water Compact... Similar to electrical deregulation
Publish Date: Thursday, 26 March, 2015

CSKT Water Compact...
Similar to electrical deregulation

By Ken Miller

Volumes have been written about how the 2015 Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) water compact is unconstitutional and costly and sets in motion risky laws based on unprecedented new policies. These policies will be very destructive to Montanans for generations . . . . . Read More >>




Drug testing for ALL federal aid recipients? Think carefully about what that means
Publish Date: Thursday, 26 March, 2015

Drug testing for ALL federal aid recipients?
Think carefully about what that means

By Leesa Zalesky

H.L. Mencken wrote: "If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner." Last year -- when members of the House and Senate were meeting to negotiate a new five-year farm bill that . . . . . Read More >>




Front Page Photo 3-26-15
Publish Date: Thursday, 26 March, 2015


UNITED BY DIVERITY...  Isn't this a fun photo? And best of all, it's a picture packing a punch. When Lori Hoppe sent it, she wrote: "The Gardiner, Montana, FFA members had the idea of showing the diversity in our group by trying to portray the idea that FFA members are . . . . . Read More >>




Sortin Pen 3-26-15
Publish Date: Thursday, 26 March, 2015

Sorghum checkoff referendum scheduled for April...
The USDA has announced the procedures for a referendum on continuing the Sorghum Checkoff Program along with the dates for voting by producers. The referendum will be from March 23 through April 21, according to the agency's statements. Voting will take place at Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices, Ag Marketing Service o . . . . . Read More >>