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Monday, March 9,2015

Futures, cutout rally following low weeks

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
Cash fed trade was very slow to develop last week as packers tried to play chicken with the rollercoaster futures and cutout prices. They tried to hold out for steady to lower prices—compared to the prior week’s $157-160 live and $252-254 dressed trade—and even by Thursday afternoon there was little indication of where prices would go.

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Monday, March 9,2015

Pray for Snow

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It appears that we’re headed for a dry summer in the western states, where they have been in an extended drought. Here in Colorado, we received a good shot of snow that for the most part stayed in the mountains and dumped several feet. The state of Colorado has 92 percent of our normal snowpack and we have our wettest months before us.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Beef Talk

Got the calving book handy?

by John Alan Cohan - Contributing Columnist
Data needs to start somewhere. In the cattle business, it starts with the calving book. The calendar probably will have some notes on it for those once-yearly events. For instance, bull turnout, weaning, cattle sales, branding and calf workings are all examples of annual events.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Legally Speaking

The material participation test can trick taxpayers

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Often enough taxpayers who are audited in connection with their farming or livestock activities are questioned on the issue known in the tax law as the “material participation test.” Under this legal test, you are permitted to deduct losses against outside salary and wages only if, among other things, you “materially participate” in the activity.

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Friday, March 6,2015

E. coli vaccine seldom used in feedlot cattle

by WLJ
Further, there is no wellestablished market that compensates producers for vaccinating for the pathogen. So generally, the price paid for cattle coming out of feedlots is the same whether the vaccine was used or not. Because administering the vaccine adds costs without direct economic incentives, most cattle feeders choose not to, Tonsor said.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Top 10 questions, answers on beef

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
We all know beef tastes great, but did you know that beef can be good for you too? Here are some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to beef and your health..

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Friday, March 6,2015

Dietary guidelines' reviews send thumbs down to committee recommendations

by WLJ
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) was one of several groups to step up quickly to challenge the recent recommendations on U.S. dietary guidelines. Just a week after seeking a longer comment period on the report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), NAMI sent letters and emails to more than 40 editorial page editors at U.

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Friday, March 6,2015

U. S. ag exports to Japan flat to down

by WLJ
Japan is one of the largest markets for U.S. agricultural exports, and the U.S. has long been its largest supplier. However, in recent years the total value of U.S. agricultural exports to Japan has stagnated (in real terms) and the U.S. share of Japan’s agricultural imports has declined.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Vet's Perspective

Calf scours; causes and treatment

by WLJ
Young animals suffering from bouts of enteritis and severe diarrhea are very susceptible to acute dehydration due to the high percentage of body water in neonates. The ability to recognize and treat dehydration is invaluable to a successful operation.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Beef question 5

by WLJ
Q: Aren’t we eating too much meat and beef? A: Despite other changes in the way we eat, Americans have not increased their percentage of calories from protein in 30 years. Americans consume about 5.1 ounces of protein foods daily which includes 1.7 ounces of beef daily, on average...

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