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Friday, January 29,2010

Grazing lands reduce greenhouse gases

by WLJ
A green pasture with grazing animals offers an idyllic image of our natural environment. With the current focus on climate change, such a pasture has much more to offer than image. Through effective policy implementation, grazing lands can reduce greenhouse gases through carbon sequestration and emissions reductions offset credits.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Market moves higher

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was slow to get started last week ahead of the cattle on feed report due out on Friday. Early week trade in Nebraska and the Corn Belt to regional packers was reported at $140 dressed basis. When the bulk of trade finally got underway, analysts were predicting it would come in a range of

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Friday, January 15,2010

MSU Extension and MSGA announce Steer of Merit certifications

by WLJ
Montana State University (MSU) Extension and the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) distinguished 190 Steers of Merit out of over 950 entries for 2009. Out of 852 steers entered in the Carcass Division, 159 were deemed Steers of Merit. In the Ultrasound Division, 31 out of 104 entries received the distinction.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Fed cattle market firm

Optimism boosts feeder cattle markets nationwide.

by WLJ
After very limited trade in the southern Plains during the previous week, cattle feeders in Texas sold cattle early last week with Wednesday trade coming in the $85-85.50 range on a live basis. Corn Belt trade occurred in a range of $136-138 dressed while live cattle sold at $84-85 in the region. The advance in the boxed beef markets

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Friday, January 8,2010

Fed cattle prices continue their rebound

Strength also helps feeder cattle markets ahead of winter storm.

by WLJ
Early fed cattle trade last week in the Corn Belt was reported in a range of $134-136 dressed while Kansas dressed trade was at $136. Southern Plains feeders were slower to get started as winter weather swept across the Plains, leaving some with expectations of higher prices. Trade was expected

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Thursday, December 31,2009

Export shipments, byproduct values help drive market

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was slow getting started ahead of the New Year holiday last week with very little action in the market at midday last Wednesday. There were some bids in Nebraska at $135-136 dressed basis, a $3-4 increase from the previous week, that were expected to set a similar tone for southern Plains trade in the range of $84-85 live basis, up $3 from

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Thursday, December 24,2009

Weather impact helps push fed trade higher

by WLJ
In an effort to wrap up trade ahead of the long holiday weekend and an approaching winter storm, fed cattle trade started on Tuesday last week with live cattle in the southern tier selling mostly $1 higher at $82 live in Kansas and $83 in Texas. Dressed trade in the northern Plains and Corn Belt traded mostly $3 higher than the previous week

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Friday, December 18,2009

Fed prices trend higher

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade developed $1-2 higher on limited trade early last week with cattle feeders in Kansas selling at $80-81 live basis. Feedlots in the Corn Belt sold dressed cattle at $126 in Iowa and in a range of $126-128 in Nebraska, weaker than

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Friday, December 18,2009

Stan Weaver honored with MQHA Heritage Award

by WLJ
Each year, the Montana Quarter Horse Association (MQHA) honors an individual who has positively impacted the growth of MQHA and the promotion of the American Quarter horse. The award is determined under the direction of the Board of Directors. MQHA is an affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).

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Friday, December 11,2009

Market falls $2-3

by WLJ
Fed cattle markets traded lower last week despite conventional wisdom that the powerful winter storm that swept most of the country should have helped prices. Wednesday trade in the southern Plains was light to moderate in volume at $79-80,

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