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Friday, October 22,2010

Third environmental group received funds to drop litigation against Ruby Pipeline

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In August, activity along the Ruby natural gas pipeline route rumbled to life within hours of the project's final approval. Across Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming, a daily cavalcade of pickups now lines the right-of-way along the pipeline. Work crews swarm like ants, blasting, digging, and furiously laying pipe.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Prices post big increase as demand soars

by WLJ
Fed cattle prices took a big leap higher last week as packers came to the table on Wednesday paying $101-102.50 for live cattle, prices which were $4-5 higher than the previous week. Dressed cattle sales came in $7-8 higher than the previous week at $158-160.

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Friday, October 22,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board last week passed a vote on proposed civil penalty rules that will be used to enforce newly created livestock care standards. The civil penalty rules provide guidance for major and minor livestock care standard violations, and the civil penalties apply to each set of livestock care standards the board creates.

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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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