Month: May 2017

Will the China Factor keep cattle prices rising?

By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd. Is the seven-month climb ending? Some warning signs! Our previous posts have chronicled the dramatic climb in the cattle market since last fall, while more recently we have warned the rally was generating signs of “caution.” Turns out, from the standpoint of the feeders, the futures …

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Jennifer and Jordan Driver – Family, Focus, and Competition

Family Tradition Dane and Jennifer Driver come from a long family tradition of ranching and horsemanship. The Driver Ranch was homesteaded in 1878, making Dane a 6thgeneration Texas rancher. Dane’s wife, Jennifer grew up on a central Texas ranch that is currently being operated by the fourth generation. They both came up through junior rodeo, …

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Production Manager Gives Back to Local Ronald McDonald House

A couple years ago tragedy struck the Santellana family when they lost a grandson. After experiencing sincere benevolence from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Houston, TX, Joe Santellana, Production Manager in Friona, TX and his wife Diana have become regular volunteers at the RMHC in Amarillo, TX. Currently the couple travels to Amarillo …

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Beef Business: Soaring, crashing and now making a comeback

By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd. If you want security, reliability and predictability along with smooth, dependable returns, the beef business is not the place to be. It’s doubtful too many sectors of agriculture or indeed any sector of society can match the boom/bust swings of the cattle business that past five …

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