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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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Friday, October 9,2009

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.

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Friday, September 25,2009

Fed trade continues at steady prices

by WLJ
Northern tier feedlots started moving cattle last Wednesday at prices which were steady to $1 lower than the previous week at $128-130 dressed and at $83-83.50 live. Several reports of heavy cattle being discounted added to the downward trend for feeders in the region.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Exports disappoint

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade started early last week with feedlots trading cattle Wednesday and Thursday at $129-131 dressed and at $82 live in Nebraska and the Corn Belt, mostly steady with the prior weeks trade. Southern trade came at $84.50 in Texas last Thursday and $84 in Kansas, 50 cents to $1 lower than the previous week.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Fed trade steady following good Labor Day holiday sales

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade started steady in the Corn Belt last week in a ull range of $129-131 dressed basis. Southern Plains traders were still a few dollars apart at midday last Thursday with trade expected to be no worse than steady with the prior week at $85 live. Packers were believed to be somewhat short

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Friday, August 28,2009

Drop value adds boost to fed price

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade started off with light volume last Wednesday at $130-$132 dressed in the Corn Belt along with some $131-132 dressed and $83 live trade in Nebraska. Analysts predicted that last weeks trade would move $1 higher than the prior week in most areas after support firmed in the contract markets and boxed beef showed some resiliency.

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Friday, August 28,2009

NMSU, Valles Caldera National Preserve partner for a unique bull performance testing program

by WLJ
The majestic high-altitude, grass-filled meadows coupled with elite genetics representing the beef industrys top sires has positioned the Valles Caldera National Preserve to become a unique performance testing center for high-altitude bulls.

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Friday, August 21,2009

Fed cattle rise to $83

by WLJ
Feedlot trade was slow last week as managers worked on their case for pushing prices higher after boxed beef prices posted light gains and packers ramped up their harvest levels at midweek. Asking prices were at $84 live and $132-134 dressed in most areas last Thursday with only light trade reported in Nebraska at $130 dressed.

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