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Friday, April 9,2010

Is there an oops in U.S. ethanol policy?

by WLJ
Brazil will be one of the beneficiaries of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finding that greenhouse gases will be reduced by ethanol, soy-diesel, and ethanol made from sugarcane. While the decision is good for U.S. corn and soybean producers, questions are being raised why U.

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Friday, April 9,2010

SHEEP notes

by WLJ
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is announcing the Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. This scholarship aims to advance the lamb and wool industries through financial support of a graduate-level student.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Estimating ethanol yields from CRP croplands

by WLJ
The scramble to find sufficient land for biofuel production has experts eyeing marginal croplands that have been placed in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

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Friday, April 9,2010

Higher quality grades here to stay, grading chief says

by WLJ
The nations beef quality has continued its rise in recent weeks, with nearly 65 percent of federally graded cattle grading Choicean increase compared to 60.1 percent reported July 2009, according to Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB).

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Friday, April 9,2010

Report: U.S. ethanol subsidies not needed

by Todd Neeley - DTN
The U.S. ethanol industry is running out of reasons to defend its reliance on federal subsidies and import tariffs, an Iowa State University (ISU) economist said in a new report.

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Friday, April 9,2010

CCV launches A New Brand in Regional Marketing

by WLJ
Shawn and Lex Madden, along with Michael Schmitt, co-owner of Torrington Livestock in Torrington, WY, are excited about providing a new concept in video cattle marketing, A New Brand in Regional Marketing.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. working with NCBA membership recruitment program

by WLJ
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is partnering with National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) on a membership recruitment program this spring. The membership incentive program is for new members who join NCBA and its state affiliates.

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Friday, April 2,2010

New ranch rodeo association to promote high profile event for working class cowboys

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Springs coming on, and that means rodeo season is getting underway. For many small ranching communities across the West, the real meaning of rodeo is ranch-hand rodeo, where working men and women get to put their cowboying skills to the test in...

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Friday, April 2,2010

Demand remains a big unknown despite higher prices

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was firming up in the southern Plains at $96 live last week with the call for steady trade in most feeding regions. In the North, dressed trade was expected to unfold in a range of $152-153, steady with the previous weeks action, with most analysts predicting the majority of the volume would come before the end of the day Thursday.

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Friday, April 2,2010

Cattle markets roar

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by Pete Crow - Publisher
The cattle markets had a nice rally last week after throwing a head fake the prior week. August feeders ran up to $114.07 and cash sales from Superior's last video sale are supporting these futures markets to some degree; the feeder cattle index is still about $108.

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