Announcing our new Book, “Proper Livestock Marketing 101”

In the process of collecting material for a book about Mom and Dad’s life, I realized the depth and importance of material on the stockmanship.com/subscription website written by Dad about livestock marketing. I had read them all at the time Dad wrote them, but hadn’t re-read them recently. Also, the process of reading through the posts on the website starting with the earliest ones is a little tedious (at best).

In talking with Mom and Richard, we tried to think of the best way to distribute Dad’s writings about marketing. We decided to transcribe the marketing DVD for the introduction to Dad’s marketing techniques and then include almost all of the posts from the subscription website on the topic of marketing in a form that’s much easier to read and digest. You can even make notes on the margins!
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Find Archived USDA Price Reports

The question came up in one of my email lists of where to find archived USDA livestock reports, and I did a little searching to find the answer. Then I thought our readers here might also be interested.

Here’s how to find them! First, find the URL of the auction or the prices you want from this page:

ams.usda.gov/market-news/feeder-and-replacement-cattle-auctions

This will lead you to a page with a URL similar to this one for the Missouri Weighed Avg page:

ams.usda.gov/mnreports/jc_ls795.txt

You will need to note down the last part of this URL. In this case, we will use the part: jc_ls795

Now, navigate to this page:

ams.usda.gov/market-news/search-market-news
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Our Second Great School in Wawota, SK!

We just finished our second Marketing and Stockmanship School in Wawota, SK in as many years. What a great group (as always!). It was really nice to see so many young folks very interested in both the marketing and the stockmanship!

Next we will take a week to travel around Saskatchewan visiting old and new friends before our next school June 13-14 in Red Deer, Alberta.
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