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Friday, March 5,2010

Fed cattle market trades steady

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was put off until Friday last week as packers appeared reluctant to pay asking prices for showlist animals, particularly in the southern tier where cattle were priced at $94-95. The call for the week, ahead of any significant trade last Thursday

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Friday, March 5,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Time does not allow us to absorb everything in one setting. For example, it often is best to read one chapter at a time in a book so one can absorb as much as possible. Bull buying is like reading a good book. It is best to do it one chapter at a time..

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Friday, March 5,2010

Reckless: Lead, follow, or get out of the way

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Lead, follow, or get out of the way is apparently how the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) feels about climate change. Several months ago, EPA announced that carbon dioxide was a public endangerment and, as a result, the agency was required to manage the issue

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Friday, March 5,2010

Boringly predictable? The bank won´t complain

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
If theres one thing beef production cant be, its too predictable. We deal with erratic weather and markets, so dependable profit hangs its hat on cow and calf performance that follows a steady and improving trend line.

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Friday, March 5,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
A Florida-based hamburger company announced last Monday that it will buy the closed Armour-Eckrich meat plant in Hastings, NE, bringing 200 new jobs to the area.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Despite tough economy, U.S. pork, beef faring well in Japan

by WLJ
Japan reinforced its position as a key trading partner for the U.S. beef and pork industries in 2009, clearly outperforming the market and either maintaining or increasing U.S. beef and pork imports even as total retail and foodservice spending in Japan slumped in the global economic slowdown.

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Friday, March 5,2010

U.S. pushes for trade review, greater access

by DTN
The value of new opportunities for our businesses, workers, farmers and ranchers remains vague because of the broad flexibilities available to key emerging markets like China, India, and Brazil, that are fastgrowing economies and important markets of the future, he said.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Engler gives $20M to UNL

by WLJ
University of Nebraska alumnus and cattleman Paul F. Engler of Amarillo, TX, announced last week a $20 million gift to support programs in agri-business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

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Friday, March 5,2010

LETTER

by WLJ
[Editors note: Mr. Connors is correct. The story incorrectly stated that Rep. Costa is a Republican when, in fact, he is a Democrat who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2004.].

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Friday, March 5,2010

Beginning the grazing season

by WLJ
Though the weather is still wintry as I write this, it seems fair to say that this may be winters final hurrah and that spring and the accompanying pasture growth will soon be upon us.

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