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Friday, September 10,2010

Feds trade higher

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade got a boost last week from better than expected Labor Day clearance levels and a return to a full production schedule for packing plants. The cash fed cattle trade in the southern Plains last week was complete by Wednesday, with packers paying $1-2 more than the previous week with trade reported at $97-98 live basis in the South.

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Friday, September 3,2010

Storm might slow weekend sales

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade started off slow on Wednesday last week with prices $2-2.50 lower than the previous week in the southern Plains at $97. Farther north in Nebraska, dressed cattle were $2 lower at $153 and in the Corn Belt, live cattle traded steady at $96 and dressed trade was reported steady at

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Friday, August 27,2010

Prices trade steady to lower after prior week’s big jump

by WLJ
Fed cattle traded early last week with the market mostly 50 cents to $1 lower in all feeding areas. Last Tuesday in the southern Plains, live cattle traded at mostly $99.50 with dressed sales in Kansas reported at $157. In the North, early fed cattle trade came at $155 dressed, steady with the

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Friday, August 20,2010

Start preparing for fall weed control

by Maria E. Tussing - WLJ Correspondent
Bright yellow. Vibrant purple. To the uneducated, yellow toadflax and purple loosestrife are just pretty flowers. When farmers, ranchers and land managers look at these plants and other noxious weeds, all they see is red. It’s not just an angry red at the expense of both time and money,

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Friday, August 13,2010

Feds climb $1-2

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was mostly wrapped up last Wednesday at prices $1-2 higher on live cattle and $2-3 higher on a dressed basis. Prices in the southern Plains were in a range of $94-95 while dressed trade in the North occurred at mostly $150.

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Friday, August 6,2010

Grain markets add to volatility in feeder sales

by WLJ
The call in the fed cattle markets last week was for steady to higher cash trade once it developed, with most analysts predicting that trade would hold off until Friday. Early packer bids were at $91-92 live basis in the South and at $150 dressed in the North. However, a firming cutout

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Friday, July 30,2010

Inventory picture points to strong prices ahead

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade last week was underway in the northern Plains and Corn Belt at prices generally $2-3 lower than the prior week at $93 live and $146-149 dressed. Trade in the southern tier was expected at $93-94 live, $1-2 lower than the prior week, as feedlot managers worked to take

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Friday, July 23,2010

Futures market helps cash fed cattle prices

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade last Thursday started $1 higher than the previous week’s action on the back of improvement in the futures markets and steady boxed beef prices. In Kansas, trade developed at $95 live on Thursday while early sales in the Corn Belt were in a range of $148-151, although

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Friday, July 16,2010

Video sale posts strong results for consignors

by WLJ
Fed cattle traded $1-2 higher last Wednesday with prices in the southern Plains at $94 live basis in Texas and at $92.50-93.50 in Kansas. In the northern Plains, cattle sold at $93-94 live and at $150 dressed. The upward momentum in the fed cattle markets caught many analysts off guard

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Friday, July 9,2010

Fed trade gains $1-2

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade advanced $1-2 in the southern Plains last Wednesday and $2 in dressed trade in the Corn Belt. Most live trade was at $91-92 and dressed trade at $146-$148. Fed cattle continue to trade at a $2 premium over the futures markets and should keep feeders aggressive in their

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