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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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Friday, August 21,2009

Exposing nine vaccine myths

by WLJ
With so many cattle vaccines availablenearly 125 different vaccines are currently on the marketthere is a considerable amount of information, and misinformation, out there. To help clear up some misconceptions, Vic Cortese, DVM, Ph.D., DABVP, Pfizer Animal Health, busts nine common vaccine myths.

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Friday, August 14,2009

Fed prices gain strength

by WLJ
Cash trade was very quiet at midday last Thursday with just a handful of dressed cattle trading through the first half of the week in the north at mostly steady money. There were bids of $

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Friday, August 7,2009

Fed cattle trade comes in steady to $1 lower

by WLJ
Light fed cattle trade was underway in parts of the Corn Belt where cattle were selling at $128-129 dressed last Thursday on light volume. Feedlots in Nebraska moved cattle at $129-130 while 1,000 head were sold in Kansas and Texas on Wednesday at $81 live.

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Friday, July 31,2009

Supply of market-ready cattle stacking up

by WLJ
There was some early light trade in the southern Plains last Thursday down $1 from the previous week at $82, although volume was light and not enough to call a trend. Some light Corn Belt trade was also $1 lower at $131 dressed.

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Friday, July 24,2009

Early fed sales move lower

by WLJ
Cattle feeders came to the table early last week and moved light numbers of cattle at prices steady to $1 lower than the previous week at $83-84 live basis last Wednesday in the South and at $130-132 dressed in the northern tier and Corn Belt.

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Friday, July 17,2009

Demand still sliding

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was at a standstill last Thursday with feedlots and packers still priced several dollars apart. Feedlots were asking mostly $84-85 for their showlists and holding firm as a result of the improving August live cattle contract which stood at $85.

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Friday, July 10,2009

Tight feeder cattle numbers boost prices

by WLJ
There was light trade dressed cattle reported last Wednesday to regional buyers in Nebraska and the western Corn Belt at $1.30. However, the action was slow to develop elsewhere as packers worked to ratchet down production in the face of light buying interest at the retail level.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Fed cattle market rallies, trade $1-2 higher

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade last week was expected to be on the upswing after the market fundamentals took a turn for the better and prices rallied on tighter showlists of market-ready cattle and an improvement in the June contract ahead of expiration.

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