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Friday, May 27,2011

VIDEO auction

by WLJ
VIDEO auction SUPERIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION May 20, Fort Worth, TX Cattle producers from 27 states consigned over 29,500 stockers, feeders and bred stock to the Superior Livestock satellite video auction. The auction was held in and broadcast live from the Superior Studios in the histori...

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Friday, May 20,2011

BLM extends deadline for eco-sanctuary proposals

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
For those who had hoped to submit a wild horse eco-sanctuary plan to the government, but ran out of time: do not despair. The Bureau of Land Management announced May 12 that it is giving applicants a few more weeks to put the finishing touches on their proposals for wild horse management facilities that also cater to

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Friday, May 20,2011

Kansas CRP acres released for grazing

by WLJ
The order is in place through Sept. 30 and applies to a maximum 75 percent of a users CRP acreage. The 12 counties are Grant, Hamilton, Haskell, Kearny, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Seward, Stafford, Stanton, and Stevens. WLJ.

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Friday, May 20,2011

Justice Department intervenes in sale of poultry plant

by WLJ
The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil antitrust lawsuit last week challenging Georges Inc.s acquisition of Tyson Foods Harrisonburg, VA, chicken processing complex.

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Friday, May 20,2011

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Representatives of Tyson Foods Inc. told investors at the BMO Capital Markets 2011 Farm to Market Conference that sales of chicken, beef and pork improved in the past two weeks as the weather turned warm. Donnie Smith, Tysons president and CEO, and Noel White, senior group vice president of Tyson Fresh Meats, were presenters at the conference.

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Friday, May 20,2011

California/Nevada Polled Hereford Association honors Milton Costa

by WLJ
The Hereford breed has lost a great friend with the passing, May 9, 2011, of Milton Costa, Circle C Ranch, Nampa, ID. Milton was 66 years of age and is survived by his wife, Bonnie, and sons Tyler, Sean and Brian.

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Friday, May 20,2011

Beef exports provide strong market support

by WLJ
International trade continues to grow and play an increasingly important role in the U.S. cattle and beef market. At a time when domestic beef demand is still struggling, demand for U.S. beef in export markets continues to grow. The most recent monthly trade data show that beef exports in March jumped 47 percent compared to one year ago.

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Friday, May 20,2011

Beware of creeping stocking rates

by WLJ
Range scientists typically use a 1,000 pound cow with calf as the base definition of one animal unit and cattlemen often use 1,200 pounds to describe the mature body weight of their cows. However, the average mature weight of cows in the U.S. has changed in the last 20 years.

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Friday, May 20,2011

Deere & Co. quarterly profits surge

by WLJ
Deere & Co. said last Wednesday its fiscal second-quarter profit soared 65 percent because of strong demand for its agricultural equipment, especially in the United States, Canada and Brazil.

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Friday, May 20,2011

Wolf killed in Wallowa County, OR

by WLJ
An uncollared young male wolf from the Imnaha pack was trapped and euthanized this week by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) staff. The action occurred on private property with livestock operations, where wolves had killed livestock in late April 2011.

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