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Friday, December 4,2009

Fed trade reported at prices steady to $1 lower

by WLJ
Early fed cattle trade last week was steady to $1 lower than the previous week as the boxed beef cutout and live cattle contract trade faltered at midweek. The northern tier traded cattle on Wednesday in a range of $129-131 dressed, with the bulk of the volume at

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Monday, November 30,2009

Demand helps spur feeder prices

by WLJ
Cattle feeders started moving cattle early last week and the bulk of the week’s action appeared likely to be complete ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Trade was called steady to 50 cents higher than the previous week at $83-84 live basis in the southern tier while Corn Belt trade was reported at $129-130 dressed. Other feeding regions were expected to

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Friday, November 20,2009

Early signs of improvement boost market expectations

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade started early last week with some light trade on Tuesday in the Corn Belt and better volume followed on Wednesday when the bulk of the week’s business was completed at prices steady to $1 lower than the previous week. Cattle traded in the Corn Belt at $129-130 dressed while

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Friday, November 20,2009

NMSU workshop to focus on sustainable agriculture

by WLJ
The future of sustainable agriculture has never looked more promising or more challenging. Looking to education and funding is one way to meet this challenge.

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Friday, November 20,2009

University of Tennessee study analyzes impact of climate change legislation on U.S. agriculture

by WLJ
Net returns for virtually all major crops are positive under a properly constructed cap-and-trade program, according to a University of Tennessee (UT) study released recently by 25x25.

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Friday, November 13,2009

Fed cattle prices slip backward

by WLJ
The fed cattle trade came early again last week as feedlots took early bids from packing plants offering lower money in the northern Plains. Cash trade was $2-3 lower on 30,000 head sold in Nebraska and Iowa at $83-84 live and $131-132 dressed on Wednesday.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Fed prices jump

by WLJ
Active fed cattle trade started off early last week with live cattle trade in the southern Plains at prices $1-2 higher than the previous week on Wednesday. Texas cattle feeders managed to push live prices up to $88 while feedlots in Kansas sold live cattle at $87 and Nebraska live trade was reported at $86 late in the day.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Fed cattle prices jump $1-2

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was in progress early last week with northern Plains and Corn Belt feedlots seizing the opportunity to move cattle at prices $1-2 higher than the previous week. Dressed trade was done on Wednesday at $131- 132 while live trade in the north occurred at $84-85.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Fed, feeder markets show signs of turning higher

by WLJ
Fed cattle markets regained a little of the ground lost recently last week with early trade called at least steady to mostly higher in all areas. Early trade came at $82 in the south with dressed trade in the Corn Belt and Nebraska at $124-126.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Expert: Biomass gasification, biochar show commercial promise

by WLJ
Biomass gasification and the resulting production of biochar were among the topics addressed at the recent Texas Animal Manure Management Issues Conference in Round Rock, TX, north of Austin.

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