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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Superior Stampede and Mexicos largest cattle union join forces

by WLJ
Superior Stampede, a division of Superior Livestock Auction, recently entered into a joint venture with the Union Ganadera Regional De Chihuahua (UGRCH), the cattlemens union for the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Under terms of the agreement, UGRCH will act as the exclusive representative for all cattle sold by Superior Stampede that enter the U.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

SALE reports

by WLJ
Sept. 13, Canova, SD 81 Female Herefords. . . . . .$2,710 3 Hereford bulls. . . . . . . . . . . 1,767 Hereford embryo lots gross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,170 211 Angus females . . . . . . . . 2,430 Auctioneers: Roger Jacobs and Matt Sims Sale Management: MCS Auctions.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

VIDEO auction

by WLJ
100 weaned steers at 585 lbs.; Walt Siewert Ranch, Huntley, MT, $115.50, October 20 delivery. 100 steers at 600 lbs.; Todd Miller Ranch, Carson, ND, $115.50, October 18 delivery. 90 steers at 600 lbs.; Jenneway Angus, Melstone, MT, $115.00, November 7 delivery.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Cattle import regulations related to Tuberculosis

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Following is a listing of the requirements for importing cattle into individual states. Because regulations are changed frequently, producers moving cattle across state lines should always contact the state veterinarian for the most current import requirements.

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Friday, December 12,2008

Canada files challenge with WTO against COOL

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Now that Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) has been implemented in the U.S. after years of discussion, it seems that the only challengers to the law don?t exist within U.S. borders. On Monday, Dec. 1, the Canadian government filed a complaint against the U.

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Friday, December 12,2008

U.S. agricultural exports expected to fall

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The recently released USDA Outlook for Agricultural Trade for fiscal year 2009 projects a sharp decline in exports next year. According to the report, sales of U.S. agricultural products will fall approximately $17 billion from 2008 levels, a drop of $14.

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Friday, December 12,2008

Cash prices expected steady to slightly lower for the week

by WLJ
Live cattle trade was slow to start last week as packers ratchet down harvest levels in an effort to regain positive margins going into year end. For the week, market analysts were predicting steady to slightly lower trade in the $85-87 range for live cattle and $134-136 for dressed cattle.

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Friday, December 12,2008

COMMENTS

Finding the good news

by Pete Crow - Publisher
If you read the major newspapers and watch the television news, you would think the sky is falling. I’m sure that in some people’s minds, it is. I wouldn’t think, however, that the U.S. or many of our foreign customers are going to shift away from a meat-based diet. Beef will continue to sell, albeit not at a price that will support $110 fed cattle like we were all expecting.

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Friday, December 12,2008

GUEST Opinion

by WLJ
Each morning for the past 10 years or so when Id step out the back porch headed to my pickup, Id be greeted by a soft nicker. When Id turn on my headlights, there would be Captain Jack just a few feet away, standing by the gate to his own special pen waiting for his breakfast.

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Friday, December 12,2008

BEEF Bits

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We have no concerns about liquidity today, he said. Analysts have said JBS enjoyed such a cash position because it hasnt been able to buy National Beef Packing Co.

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