HOLDING ON.  WHEN YOU ARE A KID, MOST EVERYONE HAS SOME KIND OF SECURITY BLANKET OR ITEM THEY ARE REALLY ATTACHED TO.  SOME HOLD ON TO THESE LONGER THAN OTHERS.   SOMETIMES THEY HOLD ON UNTIL IT BECOMES A NUISANCE, BUT IT’S JUST COMFORTING TO BE ABLE TO HOLD ONTO SOMETHING.  YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS – YOU WANT TO HOLD ON TO THAT.  THAT OLD GOSPEL SONG, “I WILL CLING TO THE OLD RUGGED CROSS” IS A GOOD ONE TO HOLD ON TO.  I LOVE THAT SONG AND I CAN’T LOSE THAT THOUGHT, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, THAT I’M HOLDING ON TO THE OLD RUGGED CROSS.  I HAVE A HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL FROM WHEN MY DAD SOLD HIS COWS.  THAT WAS BACK IN THE DAY WHEN A HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL WAS WAY MORE VALUABLE THAN IT IS TODAY.  BUT HEY, I’M HOLDING ON TO IT – NOT FOR ITS MONETARY VALUE BUT FOR ITS SENTIMENTAL VALUE.  THERE AGAIN, WE LOVE OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE HELD ON TO.  WHEN THEY’RE GONE BYE AND BYE, WE STILL HAVE THE MEMORIES TO HOLD ON TO.

          OUR SLAUGHTER COW MARKET STILL DWINDLED SOME.  I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE IT GO THIS LOW BUT HEY, I’M JUST ONE WHO TRIES TO KNOW.  BUT SEVERAL TIMES I HAVE REALIZED THAT I REALLY DON’T KNOW MUCH.  I THINK WHEN CATTLE NUMBERS GET SHORTER, THIS WILL IMPROVE SOME.  HOW MUCH?  THAT IS THE QUESTION!  BUT HEY, DESPITE THAT FACT, WE HAD SOME GOOD STOCKER COWS AND PAIRS SELL ADEQUATELY.   IN MY MIND I’M THINKING THAT WHEN WINTER GRASS STARTS TO COME TO THE TOP, THAT INTEREST MIGHT PICK UP AND IMPROVE.  IT’S A BIT CONFUSING WHEN YOU COMPARE WHAT THE CALF AND YEARLING MARKET IS DOING VERSUS THE STOCKER MARKET.  (BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS).  YES, WE ARE HOLDING ON TO OUR CALF AND YEARLING MARKET AND MAYBE EVEN IMPROVING IT.  IT’S GOOD TO SEE THIS!

          PEOPLE, ALL I CAN TELL YOU ABOUT THE FUTURE IS WE HAVE TO KEEP THEM HEALTHY AND GOING FORWARD.  WEAK AND THIN CATTLE DON’T HAVE MANY FRIENDS.  THEY’RE DEPENDANT ON YOU THIS TIME OF YEAR TO GIVE THEM WHAT THEY NEED.

          WELL OCTOBER IS DONE HERE AT SOUTHEAST.  YES, WE’LL BE HEADED INTO NOVEMBER FOR OUR NEXT SALE AND THAT MEANS ONLY 2 MORE SALES BEFORE OUR THANKSGIVING BREAK.  HELP SPREAD THE WORD AND HAVE YOUR PLAN IN PLACE.  WE WANT TO SERVE YOU HERE AT SOUTHEAST.  GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS, LOYALTY, AND SUPPORT. 

 

                                                             GOD BLESS           

                                                             JOE JOHNSON    
 

 

P.S.  PLEASE KEEP THE DALE CARR FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS AS THEY GRIEVE THE LOSS OF A LOVING FATHER, BROTHER, AN ICON IN THE COMMUNITY.  DALE LOVED GOD AND WANTED EVERYBODY TO LOVE HIM TOO.  WHAT AN INSPIRATION!

ALSO PLEASE PRAY FOR MR. L J BREAUX III AND HIS FAMILY AS HE BATTLES HEALTH ISSUES.  ASK FOR COMFORT AND PEACE FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.  PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY AND EACH OTHER. 

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OCTOBER 30, 2017

​​Ok Santa, Let me figure out why your calves didn't bring as much....(short???)

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