COHERENT.  ACCORDING TO MR. WEBSTER, THE DEFINITION OF COHERENT IS LOGICAL AND WELL-ORGANIZED; EASY TO UNDERSTAND.  IT ALSO MEANS WORKING CLOSELY AND WELL TOGETHER OR HAVING CLARITY AND BEING UNDERSTANDABLE.  COHERENT CAN ALSO MEAN HAVING THE QUALITY OF HOLDING TOGETHER (A COHERENT PLAN OF ACTION).  I LIKE TO THINK OF OUR ASSOCIATION AS BEING COHERENT.  OUR PRODUCERS DEFINITELY HAVE THE QUALITY OF HOLDING IT TOGETHER REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER, CATTLE PRICES, AND JUST PLAIN HARD TIMES.  THROUGHOUT THE YEARS THEY HAVE SHOWN THEIR COHERENCE THROUGH THEIR ENDURANCE AND FLEXIBILITY IN BEING ABLE TO ADAPT TO THESE CONDITIONS.  IF IT WASN’T FOR THE COHERENCE OF OUR PRODUCERS, OUR ASSOCIATION WOULD NOT EXIST.  COHERENCY IS ALSO EVIDENT IN THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION OF THE STOCKYARD.  THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE ON SALE DAYS WHEN WE ALL WORK TOGETHER COHERENTLY LIKE THE GEARS IN A WELL-OILED MACHINE. 

     ON THE OTHER HAND, OUR CATTLE MARKET HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT IN-COHERENT.  ITS UNPREDICTABILITY MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO FORM A COHERENT PLAN FOR THE FUTURE.  THERE IS NO CLARITY AND IT’S DEFINITELY NOT UNDERSTANDABLE.  WE HAD ANOTHER LIGHT RUN TODAY BUT PRICES REMAINED STEADY.  THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS INVOLVED IN SETTING THE MARKET PRICES AND IT CAN CHANGE FROM WEEK TO WEEK.  AS I SAID A MINUTE AGO, THE FUTURE IS UNPREDICTABLE – THERE IS NO COHERENCY BUT YET WE CONTINUE ON!  I FEEL THERE ARE STILL NUMBERS OF CATTLE TO COME TO MARKET IN THE FUTURE – MAYBE NOT OVERWHELMING NUMBERS, BUT THERE ARE MORE CATTLE OUT THERE. 

     ALONG WITH BEING COHERENT, WE, AS PRODUCERS, MUST SHOW A RESILIENCE ENDURANCE TO PREPARE FOR WHATEVER THE FUTURE MAY HOLD.  PLEASE CONTINUE WITH YOUR COHERENT PLAN OF ACTION AND WHEN YOUR CATTLE ARE READY, BRING THEM TO MARKET – BUT IN THE MEANTIME, TAKE CARE OF THEM!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS, LOYALTY, AND SUPPORT.
 

                                                 GOD BLESS

                                               JOE JOHNSON    

 

P.S.  70 HEAD OF COWS FOR OFFER NEXT MONDAY.  APPROXIMATELY HALF OF THEM ARE PAIRS AND THE REST ARE BRED – ASSORTED KINDS.

 

 CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER, OUR COUNTRY, AND THOSE UNSPOKEN REQUESTS.  GOD STILL ANSWERS PRAYERS!!DAY – MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US!

APRIL 16, 2018

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

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