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         400 head to pick from - Saturday January 30 1PM                                                                                          Hog liquidations mean retail price hike
         Nichols Farms features bulls                                                                                                             By BRIAN BUHR                                     ■ Providing capital or loan guaran-
                                                                                                                                                                                                tees to agricultural lenders to support
         for every herd size and need.
         Customers include A.I. bull                                                                                                              T   OUGH financial conditions for pork
                                                                                                                                                      producers will continue for at least
                                                                                                                                                  the next six months, with decreases in
                                                                                                                                                                                                competitive pork producers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ■ Providing mediation for pork
                                                                                                                                                                                                producers. More information about the
         studs, large ranchers, mid-sized
                                                                                                                                                  Minnesota’s pork production expected.         University of Minnesota Extension’s
         producers, and family farmers                                                                                                                Consumers, who are also under             Farmer-Lender Mediation program can
         who also work in town.                                                                                                                   economic distress, will ultimately pay        be found at
                                                                                                                                                  higher retail prices because of these         community/Mediation.
         The Nichols family started in the pure-                                                                                                  disorderly and extreme liquidations in            ■ Expanding educational programs
                                                                                        ultrasound (1989), and DNA genomic
                                                                                                                                                  the swine industry. Retail pork prices        in marketing and business planning.
         bred business when I bought my Angus                                           pro les (2005).                                           could increase by as much as 30%.             Many producers with the necessary
         4-H heifer at age 13. The past 57 years                                         Our honest hard working cows enabled                         Estimates show that hog pro-              marketing skills have done quite well.
         we’ve refused to breed pony Angus,                                             us to survive four gut wrenching cattle                   ducers lost an average of almost $31              ■ Instigating pork purchasing pro-
         rainbow colored dairy type Simmen-                                             cycles— all of which caused drastic                       per animal in 2009. Thus far, 2009            grams for school-lunch and food-shelf
         tals, frame 10 hunters and jumpers, and                                        declines in beef producers’ net income.                   is shaping up to be even worse than           aid. At a time of high demand for food
         waspy Wagu look a likes. We eliminated                                            Nichols Bulls remain the safest and                    2007 and 2008. This will make these           assistance programs, such programs
         lethal genetic defects— because those                                          best investment in the seedstock                          years the longest period of continuous        for purchasing pork would help support
         cattle would put us, and our customers,                                        business. They sire soggy heavy calves                    losses for the modern pork industry.          unprecedented needs based on 10%
         “out of business.”                                                             that usually top the market. Their                            Things should improve for pork pro-       unemployment rates and declining per-
           We’ve been the clear leader in adopt-                                        daughters are durable, problem free,                      ducers by July 2010. However, some            sonal incomes.
         ing performance testing (1956), Certi-                                         and function regardless of weather and                    public policy responses could help                Buhr is an economist with University
           ed Meat Sires (1961), expected prog-                                         the ups and downs of ckle markets.                        pork producers weather the short-term         of Minnesota Extension and head of
         eny differences EPDs (1977), real time                                                                 by dave nichols                   crisis. They include:                         the Department of Applied Economics.

              ANGUS ....... heavy muscled, breed’s best EPDs                              Please join us for lunch
              SIMMENTAL ... moderate frame, muscle, poll/blk                            at the bull barn Saturday,
              NICHOLS SX1 .......... heterosis, muscle, poll/blk
              NICHOLS DSX2 ..... heterosis, carcass, poll/blk                           January 30! It’s the rst
              NICHOLS XL2 ... heterosis, marbling, poll/blk                             day to select your Nichols                                                                                      “Presidents Day”
               Good - $2000 Better - $2500 Best - $3000
               $100 off the price if you pick up your bulls                             (Iowa) Yearling Bulls.                                                          All Bulls carry a Black Cow Index.
                                                                                                                                                                        We Index all our bulls on how they compliment Black Cows
         of ce: 641-369-2829
         home: 712-762-3810                                                                                                                                                    see
         Ross cell : 641-745-5241
         SALE BULL Catalog at                                                                                                                                                           70 Top End Two Year Olds                                                               2188 Clay Ave - Bridgewater IA 50837                                                        30 Top End Yearlings
                                                                                                                                                                                            30 from Top End of Registered Replacements,
                                                                                                                                                                                            170 from Top End of Commercial Replacements
                                                                                               LIVESTOCK CALENDAR
                                                                                                                                                             Several Sons & Daughters Sell
                                                                                        JANUARY                                                                 Videos of the offering on
             107              th Production Sale
                                                                                        25-28 Sioux Empire Farm Show, Sioux Falls, SD
     Saturday •         February 13, 2010 • 10 am at the Ranch
                                                                                        1-6     Black Hills Stock Show, Rapid City, SD
                                                                                        1       Topp Herefords, Bismarck, ND
                                                                                        2       Gill Red Angus, Timber Lake, SD
                                                                                        6       Upstream Ranch, Taylor, NE
                                                                                        8       Frey Angus Ranch, Granville, ND
                                                                                        9       Werning Cattle Company, Mitchell, SD
                                                                                        9       K&B Herefords and Angus, Onida, SD
                                                                                        9-13    Watertown Winter Farm Show, Watertown, SD
                                                                                        10      Spruce Hill Angus Ranch, Ludlow, SD
                                                                                        13      Schaff Angus Valley, St. Anthony, ND
                                                                                        15      Koupal Angus Ranch, Dante, SD                                 MSU TCF REVOLUTION 4R
                                                                                        15      Rausch Hereford Ranch, Hoven, SD                                                                                          Select group for black
                                                           ®                            16      Reppe Angus Ranch, Watertown, SD                                                                                        cows rated in the top 10%
~ Ranch Established 1902 ~ Registered Angus Since 1942 ~
                                                                                        18      River Hills Ranch, Platte, SD                                                                                                 of the breed.
         Kelly & Martie Jo Schaff
6110 Co. Road 81 • St. Anthony, ND 58566                                                19      Vollmer Angus Ranch, Wing, ND
              (701) 445-7465                                                       19      R&R Cattle Co., Chamberlain, SD
                                                                                        20      Varilek Angus Ranch, Geddes, SD
                                                                                        20      Carmichael Herefords, Meadow, SD
                                                                                        21      Kalianoff Gelbvieh and Red Angus, Bismarck, ND
                                                                                        22      Beastrom Gelbvieh, Ft. Pierre, SD
                                                                                        24      Larson Ranch, Presho, SD
                                                                                        24      Spring Valley Angus, LaMoure, ND                                                                                          The Hereford breedís
                                                                                        26      Nagel Cattle Company, Springfield, SD
                                                                                        27      Chestnut Angus, Verdi, MN
                                                                         120            27      Bush Angus, Britton, SD
                                                                        SELL!           27      Lazy J Bar Ranch Red Angus, Aberdeen, SD
                                                               SAV Bismarck 5682                                                                                    R PUCKSTER 2013
                                                                                        1       Pine Creek Angus Ranch, Faith, SD                                                 Please call, write or e-mail for more information.
                                                                                        3       Bruns Angus Farm, Madison, SD
                                                                                        4       Beiber Red Angus, Leola, SD
                                                                                        5       Sandmeier Charolais, Bowdle, SD
                                                                                        5       Eiacher Simmentals and JK Angus, Salem, SD
                                                                       PROGENY          6       Thorstensen Gelbvieh and Angus, Mobridge, SD                                                 (605) 948-2146 or (605) 948-2375
                                                                         SELL!          7       RBM Angus, Florence, SD                                                                      Sale broadcasted live on
                                                               SAV Net Worth 4200
                                                                                        9       Styles Plainview Angus, Brentford, SD
                                                                                                                                                                    See for instructions.

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