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The WTO rules against COOL... again

Like it or not, the fact is, it’s 2014, we live in a global economy, and Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is discriminatory—at least that was the gist of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling on COOL last Monday, Oct. 20, and the U.S.

 

 
 
 
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What happens if cattle disappear?

“Cattle-free in ’93!” Despite over two decades of failure, this mantra still highlights the reality that there are people who want to remove cattle (and sheep and other domestic livestock) from the public range.

 

 
 
 
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Ranchers talk transferring fed's land to states

At a recent council meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, some 90 individuals from 14 states convened to discuss the prospect of transferring the majority of federal lands to state ownership. The federal government owns at least 30 percent of each state west of the Rockies—all told, about 50 percent of the West.

 

 
 
 
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Cattle shootings worsen in remote areas of northern Nevada

Ranchers of shot cattle suspect environmentalists, pot growers

Ranchers are fit to be tied about the indiscriminate shooting of some 65 cattle in recent months across a wide swath of remote northern Nevada. A reward for the arrest and conviction of the culprits has climbed to more than $25,000 since last week’s coverage.

 

 
 
 
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Obama 'not finished' naming monuments

President Obama’s recent designation of a 350,000-acre national monument in southern California has many westerners wondering, “What’s next?” Since taking office, Obama has created or expanded 13 national monuments, primarily located in the West and totaling over 3 million acres. “And I’m not finished,” Obama said at the announcement of the San Gabriel Mountains monument designation in California this month.

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

AFTERNOON MARKET UPDATE; Oct. 27

Activity in cattle feeding country was typically limited to the distribution of new showlists. Ready numbers appear to be generally larger than the prior week, especially in the North. Some steers and heifers were priced around $172-$173 in the South and $270-plus in the North.

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

DAILY FED CATTLE; Oct. 27

Thus far for Monday negotiated cash trading has been at a standstill. Last week live sales sold at 170.00 in all of the 5 Area Feeding regions. Last week dressed sales sold at 265.00 in Nebraska and from 264.00-265.00 in the Western Cornbelt.

 

 
 
 
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WEEKLY FEEDER CATTLE SUMMARY; Oct. 24

Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves sold very uneven as prices on yearlings traded unevenly steady; early in the week mostly steady to 5.00 lower then firming up mid-week trading steady 5.00 higher.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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