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Friday, February 12,2010

Storms slow beef sales

Fed cattle trade falls $1-2

by WLJ
The fed cattle market softened a little more last week as early trade was hampered by heavy carcass weights, deliveries of heavy cattle against the October live cattle contract, and continued erosion in boxed beef prices. Early trade in the northern Plains

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Friday, February 12,2010

Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

by WLJ
Nebraska Cattlemen, in partnership with Sand County Foundation, is seeking nominations for the 2010 Leopold Conservation Award in Nebraska. The award, which is comprised of $10,000 and an Aldo Leopold crystal, recognizes Nebraska landowners who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and sustainable management of natural resources.

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Friday, February 12,2010

New Mexico Society for Range Management announces range stewardship awards

by WLJ
The New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management presented outstanding range management and stewardship awards to two New Mexico ranches during the societys annual meeting Jan. 7-8 in Albuquerque, NM.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Winter taxes south Plains

by WLJ
Feeder cattle demand boosts prices in the West and northern Plains. Winter weather was taking a toll on southern Plains feedlots last week as the cold, wet conditions continued to hamper performance in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The ice storm

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Friday, January 29,2010

Byproduct demand boosts fed prices

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was slowed by weather across the southern Plains last week where up to an inch of ice was hampering movement across Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. As a result, there was little hurry in trading in the region. Farther north in Nebraska, trade was reportedly light by midday last Thursday at $135-136 dressed and in Kansas at

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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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