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Friday, June 11,2010

Market slumps on lighter demand

by WLJ
A sagging boxed beef cutout, lower production levels and a slump in exports all combined last week to push live and dressed cattle prices lower. The early trade for the week was reported in the southern Plains at $92-93, down $2 from the previous week’s

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Friday, June 11,2010

From goo to gold

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Ethanol mandates have been a contentious issue over the past few years the and the run up in corn values in 2008 was very destructive to animal agriculture. It’s never been a secret that the majority of U.S. corn production has been sold as livestock feed, and when the federal

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Friday, June 11,2010

Bull Tales

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
It was raining lightly on a cold and blustery day. I hurried across the yard looking for a staple gun in a tool shed. Out of habit, I called my Border Collie/Aussie cross dog to follow me. Halfway across the yard, I realized she wasnt tagging along..

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Friday, June 11,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Growing cattle generate dollars to cover the daily upkeep and contribute to the income pool at the end of the day. The fixed costs of the beef business must be paid, but fixed costs can only be met once the variable costs are paid, which takes growth..

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Friday, June 11,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Japan will keep its traditional cautious stance on talks over deregulation of beef imports with the U.S., new Farm Minister Masahiko Yamada said last week. Yamada was not willing to relax existing curbs on U.S. beef imports, news agency Kyodo quoted the minister as telling a news conference.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Vote to limit EPA power on climate change close

by DTN
A vote in the U.S. Senate to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from going it alone in battling carbon dioxide emissions was deemed destined to fail last week without new last-minute support, according to congressional and private-sector sources.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Make reservations now for the 2010 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet

by WLJ
The second annual Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet will be held July 8, 2010, at 5 p.m. in Denver, CO. This years event will feature the announcement of the newest inductees of the Hall of Fame, as well as the first recipient of the Industry Leadership Award.

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Friday, June 11,2010

NCBA, PLC support Thompson bill to keep family farms and ranches intact

by WLJ
The National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) are calling on Congress to protect family farms and ranches from being taxed out of business by supporting H.R. 5475, the Family Farm Estate Tax Relief Act of 2010. H.R.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Demonstrations part of Beef Cattle Short Course in August

by WLJ
From brush control on the ranch, to cuts of beef sold to the consumer, the 2010 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course will provide a number of beef cattle-production demonstrations Aug. 2-4 in College Station, TX.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Senate panel to begin work on farm bill

by DTN
The Senate Agriculture Committee will begin a series of hearings ahead of drafting a new U.S. farm law by examining our most vital resourceour food supply, said chairman Blanche Lincoln last Tuesday.

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