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Friday, March 13,2009

Credit problems for ag likely to be limited

by DTN
While strong 2008 incomes and years of conservative borrowing have kept U.S. farmers in a relatively good credit situation heading into planting season, the long-term outlook is less positive, analysts said.

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Friday, March 13,2009

Mineral balance important to cow performance

by WLJ
Feeding of corn co-products like distillers grains and corn gluten has changed the mineral balance in winter cattle diets, said Dennis Bauer, University of Nebraska Extension educator. Those products are really high in phosphorus, Bauer said.

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Friday, March 13,2009

USDA cuts corn, soybean ending stocks

by DTN
USDA last Wednesday lowered both U.S. corn and soybean ending stocks for 2008-09 as higher ethanol use buoyed corn usage while soybeans got a bump in record exports to China. ?U.S.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Fed cattle prices rise

by WLJ
Some early fed cattle trade last week added $1 to the previous week prices in Nebraska where a handful of cattle traded to a regional packer at $131 dressed.

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Friday, March 6,2009

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It?sabsurd that Congress is dealing with a bill to ban the slaughter of horses in the U.S. Honestly, who are we to regulate what the rest of the world eats and desires, just because they are pets to some people and they can?t stand the thought of...

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Friday, March 6,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
There was a pleasant view as I went to the auction barn the other day. The semitrailer truck was sitting in the parking lot with a load of alfalfa hay. Under many situations, no one would really notice, but the long, drawn-out winter has many producers checking their hay inventory as frequently as the weather forecast.

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Friday, March 6,2009

LEGALLY speaking

by John Alan Cohan - Contributing Columnist
The farming, livestock and horse industries are facing challenges in hard economic times. These industries serve the economic lifeblood of millions of Americans, not only owners, but related industries and services as well. Casualties and setbacks from economic forces are recurring problems making it difficult to make a profit on a consistent basis.

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Friday, March 6,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Cargill has begun construction on an expansion of its Plainview, TX, beef plant, according to the plant?s general manager, Jim Rathke. The expansion adds a finely textured beef operation to the existing facility, and beef product that is 93 percent to 96 percent lean as an ingredient in the company?s ground beef, Rathke said.

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Friday, March 6,2009

OBITUARIES

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Harry?s first cowboy job was when he was 14 and his last when he was 75 for his good friend Paul Lowrey. He also packed in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, rode race horses, working in a rock quarry and logged. He had many stallions and brood mares through the years.

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Friday, March 6,2009

South Dakotan is Limousin producer of the year

by WLJ
A dedication to learning, improvement and good animal husbandry helped earn the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Commercial Producer of the Year award for Tim and Delarie Kessler of Kessler Livestock, Leola, SD.

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