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August 1, 2011

It’s County & State Fair Month

Posted @ 3:28 pm by Evan

This is an excellent time for folks to get together and check up the on the news around the area and see the youngsters show and sell their animals. I stopped by the Weld County fair on my way to Cheyenne for Frontier Days. Plan to cover additional county fairs as well as the Wyoming and Colorado State Fairs.

The winter wheat harvest here on the Central High Plains turned out better than many had expected, nevertheless we were down about a third with yields averaging in the 40s North of I70 up into Nebraska and Southeast Wyoming.

In Florida for the National Beef Cattlemen’s Association and the Cattlemen Beef Board Summer Conference in Kissimmee. I took away the plans and hopes to cooperate and coordinate more closely. Yes,there was sweetness and light.

We’re off to Yuma, for the Colorado IRF show, and then to Sheridan for the Superior Livestock Video auction.

In Cheyenne, last week for the Western Video Livestock Auction with cattle and calves selling $20 to $30 a cwt. above last year. Yes, the market is HIGHER, HIGHER.

Till next time, all the best.