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UM economists: Tourism powers economy, gas prices a concern in Bakken

UM economists: Tourism powers economy, gas prices a concern in Bakken

MISSOULA — Tourism in Montana is booming, beef calf prices are at a 60-year high and wages are on the upswing once more, economists told a Missoula audience Friday.

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Men battle ice on reservoir to retrieve dead cows

Men battle ice on reservoir to retrieve dead cows

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — No manual exists to guide the removal of the 40 or so cattle carcasses stuck in the ice at the White Clay Reservoir.

January 16, 2015 10:08 am Photos

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Cattle plunge through ice, die in mass drowning

Cattle plunge through ice, die in mass drowning

RAPID CITY, S.D. — In a pasture alongside the White Clay Reservoir that straddles the Nebraska-South Dakota border, Mike Carlow fed 207 beef cattle on Tuesday, and his brother, Pat, fed them on Wednesday.

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Weather, cattle prices color the 2014 agriculture economy

Weather, cattle prices color the 2014 agriculture economy

Phil Steinberger was one of the lucky farmers. He got his wheat in the ground early, harvested in mid-July, and was done farming when all hell broke loose across Montana in August.

December 21, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Responders remove dead cattle from an overturned semitrailer Thursday, March 6, 2014 on West Yellowstone Highway near the Six Mile Road intersection in Casper. A crash involving the truck and a pickup sent both drivers to the hospital. The semitrailer was hauling 71 head of cattle, but it wa…

December 17, 2014 6:10 pm
Stockgrowers meet with economic winds at their backs

Stockgrowers meet with economic winds at their backs

It’s a good time to be a cowboy.

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Wyoming Livestock Board begins biannual brand renewal

Wyoming Livestock Board begins biannual brand renewal

CASPER, Wyo. — The Cowboy State’s cattle brands have served as an identifying marker on the state’s rangelands for centuries, but although the tradition is timeless, today the ranch trademark comes with an expiration date.

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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.

November 16, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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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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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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