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Friday, May 7,2010

Beef, cattle markets top 2007 levels

by WLJ
Trade was an early affair last week as feedlots gained the upper hand to trade showlists at prices steady to $1 higher than the previous week at $99 to $100 live basis in most regions. In the north, trade was conducted at mostly $160 dressed. Despite turmoil in the outside markets,

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Friday, May 7,2010

Reproductive efficiency

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
When you breed or turn out bulls with heifers or cows, you have certain expectations. Ideally, you want each of them to become pregnant, deliver an unassisted, healthy calf, and raise it to half its mommas weight six months later.

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Friday, May 7,2010

GIPSA witch hunt

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Cattle feeders have been selling fed cattle between $98 and $102 for nearly four weeks in a row and the cash market is still leading the way. If you look at the deferred futures and consider current fed and non-fed cattle supplies, this market appears to have some sustainability. This may be a different

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Friday, May 7,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Source and age verification has a bite to it. As producers, many of the management discussions are relatively painless. The discussion is free, and opinions often are welcomed. Sometimes a particular view of a subject can change when other opinions are brought to the table.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Environmentalists gain new allies in stockwatering case

by WLJ
What appeared to be an overwhelming legal victory for the livestock and agricultural interests in Washington state earlier this month has now taken a bizarre and unexpected twist.

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Friday, May 7,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced last week that it will implement additional beef safety measures designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses. The new process of control standards and goals are additions to a food safety program that already requires ground beef suppliers to test for E.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Scientists study effects of grazing on grouse habitat

by WLJ
Cattle share this habitat with sage grouse, which are chicken-sized birds that are notorious for the showy commotion they create during mating season. But the sage grouse numbers have declined throughout their range, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has added the species as a candidate for Endangered Species Act protection.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Colorado State University to host Beef University June 3-4

by WLJ
With a theme of Beginning with the End in Mind, Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences will be offering Beef University, a hands-on workshop on June 3-4 at CSUs Agricultural Research Development and Educational Center, 4482 E.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Beef talks with Japan to resume soon

by DTN
Japanese and U.S. officials will meet soon, perhaps as early as this month, for the first in a series of planned sessions to discuss improving beef trade between the two countries, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said last Tuesday..

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Friday, May 7,2010

Montana presents Montana Neighbor Awards

by WLJ
Montana Neighbor Award winners are selected each year by a committee comprised of the Montana Alliance of Land Trusts, Montana Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife Parks, and Artemis Common Ground..

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