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With strong cattle prices, Montana ranchers ride state's best economic trend

With strong cattle prices, Montana ranchers ride state's best economic trend

LAVINA — Payday. Time to saddle up the horses and call the neighbors, roundup the pickups and every available trailer, feed everyone breakfast, and later, cold beer once the calves have shipped and wages for a year’s labor are in the rancher’s calloused hand.

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Crossroads Shopping Center, March 11, 1980

Crossroads Shopping Center, March 11, 1980

The Crossroads Shopping Center underwent major remodeling in 1980. The building retained much of the style from the renovation until it was demolished in the early 2000s.

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Livestock trucker Sy Roark

Livestock trucker Sy Roark

Livestock trucker Sy Roark, of Phillipsburg, jumps down from his truck to load 200 steer calves as Craig Jensen, his hired help, family and friends round up and ship from the ranch near Lavina.

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Kendy Jensen, left, and Curt McCann

Kendy Jensen, left, and Curt McCann

Kendy Jensen, left, and Curt McCann were among hired help, family and friends as Jensen ranch members round up, weigh and ship steer calves near Lavina.

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Jensen ranch cattle

Jensen ranch cattle

Craig Jensen, his hired help, family and friends round up, weigh and ship steer calves from the ranch near Lavina.

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Craig Jensen, left, and Ken Kuhlmann

Craig Jensen, left, and Ken Kuhlmann

Craig Jensen, left, and Ken Kuhlmann prepare to sort cattle as Jensen ships steer calves the ranch near Lavina.

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Cattle are sorted

Cattle are sorted

Cattle are sorted as Craig Jensen, his hired help, family and friends round up, weigh and ship steer calves from the ranch near Lavina.

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The Z6 brand is painted on a barn

The Z6 brand is painted on a barn

The Z6 brand is painted on a barn as Craig Jensen, his hired help, family and friends round up, weigh and ship steer calves from the ranch near Lavina. November.

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Cattle are loaded

Cattle are loaded

Craig Jensen loads cattle into a truck as his hired help, family and friends round up, weigh and ship steer calves from the ranch near Lavina.

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Craig and Cole Jensen

Craig and Cole Jensen

Craig Jensen and his son Cole count cattle as his hired help, family and friends round up, weigh and ship steer calves from the ranch near Lavina. 

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Superior Livestock Auction representative

Superior Livestock Auction representative

Superior Livestock Auction representative George Griemsman, left, and cattle buyer Gerald Lyle watch as Craig Jensen, his hired help, family and friends round up, weigh and ship steer calves from the ranch near Lavina.

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Ken and Daphne Kuhlmann

Ken and Daphne Kuhlmann

Ken and Daphne Kuhlmann ready horses before sunrise as Craig Jensen, his hired help, family and friends round up, weigh and ship steer calves from the family ranch near Lavina.

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Ken Kuhlmann rounds up cattle

Ken Kuhlmann rounds up cattle

Ken Kuhlmann rounds up cattle on Craig Jensen's family ranch near Lavina.

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Craig Jensen and his son Cole sort cattle

Craig Jensen and his son Cole sort cattle

Craig Jensen and his son Cole sort cattle as the ranch rounds up, weighs and ships 200 steer calves near Lavina. 

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Craig Jensen weighs cattle

Craig Jensen weighs cattle

From right, rancher Craig Jensen, auction sales representative George Griemsman and buyer Gerald Lyle watch the scale as they weigh small groups of cattle. Jensen, his hired help, family and friends round up, weigh and ship steer calves from the ranch near Lavina. 

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Wyoming livestock producers seeking balance in predator management

Wyoming livestock producers seeking balance in predator management

CASPER, Wyo. — Albert Sommers and his fellow ranchers of the Upper Green River Cattlemen’s Association ranch in one of the toughest ranges in the United States.

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Farm bill, donations helped S.D. ranchers recover from 2013 blizzard

Farm bill, donations helped S.D. ranchers recover from 2013 blizzard

FARGO, N.D. — Gary Cammack says ranchers who stop in at his Cammack Ranch Supply store in Union Center, S.D., have been commenting about how the clouds, mist and fog in some of the waning days of September remind them of the weather just before the blizzard that hit the region Oct. 3 to 5, 2013.

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World champion auctioneer moves beef in Billings

World champion auctioneer moves beef in Billings

It takes a pro to move 60,000 cattle across the auction block in less than 14 hours. It’s a black blur of brands and fur that leaves even good hands breathless.

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Cattle rustling slowly increasing in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cattle rustling is slowly increasing in Wyoming amid rising beef prices and shrinking herds.

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From the Editor: A ranch visit gives a glimpse of what the future could be like

From the Editor: A ranch visit gives a glimpse of what the future could be like

After visiting the Bowen Cattle Co. ranch near Worden on a recent spring day, I began thinking about how the beef industry is slowly but surely diversifying, and that society may benefit because of it.

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