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Friday, October 22,2010

Cattle market shifting as corn prices climb

by DTN
Cow/calf producers and backgrounders who can hold onto animals a little longer and add forage-based pounds should be in a sweet spot to sell going into 2011. Corn prices, spurred ahead by lower-than-expected production and a drop in carryout, will now encourage feeders to opt for heavier animals than they may have wanted just a month ago.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Strong momentum continues for U.S. red meat exports

by WLJ
August was a solid month for both U.S. beef and pork exports as both easily outpaced the results of August 2009 and increased their gains over the cumulative totals from the first eight months of 2009.

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Friday, October 22,2010

NMSU breaks ground on Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability

by WLJ
More than 60 people including state officials and community memberscame out to support the groundbreaking Sept. 28 of New Mexico State Universitys (NMSU) Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability near Corona.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Making the right weaning decisions

by WLJ
If youve decided to sell your calves, you need to determine how to maximize your return on what youve already invested. You may have already determined that selling immediately following weaning through conventional market channels is best for you. However, there are alternatives to selling your calves as a commodity.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Cattle industrys future is bright

by WLJ
The cattle industry continues to adjust to high feed prices not only from the last three years, but also from the most recent increases in corn, distillers, and soybean meal costs. The longer-term adjustments continue to play out in the reduction of cow numbers.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Murray Wise Associates LLC announces new identity

by WLJ
Formerly part of Westchester Group, Inc., Westchester Auctions LLC and Westchester Real Estate, Inc. will now be known as Murray Wise Associates LLC to reflect a change in ownership. In addition, Westchester Capital Advisors LLC will be renamed Murray Wise Capital LLC, which will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray Wise Associates.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Panel: Ethanol drives up food prices

by DTN
The panel discussion, part of a CME Group Inc. conference on global financial leadership in Naples, FL, comes as the debate over food versus fuel returns. The issue had been dormant for much of the past two years, but heated up again in recent weeks as corn prices reached two-year highs.

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Friday, October 22,2010

USDA provides support to beginning ranchers in Colorado

by WLJ
USDA last week announced $30,000 in funding for the Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) to enhance its Young Producer Programs, which train beginning ranchers to help them gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in todays highly diverse agricultural industry.

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Friday, October 22,2010

California ag classes gain students, lose teachers

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Agricultural education continues to enjoy rising student enrollment in California high schools, but faced with shrinking budgets, many school districts are struggling to accommodate this growth and, in some cases, scaling back key components of their agricultural programs.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Checkoff encourages BQA

by WLJ
The beef checkoff continues to encourage beef and dairy producers to be proactive when it comes to Beef Quality Assurance (BQA): learning about best practices and how to utilize them to help produce safe, wholesome beef for consumers.

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