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Friday, January 15,2010

Are higher cattle prices ahead?

by WLJ
2009 was certainly a disappointing year for cattle prices. Many cattle producers want to know if cattle prices will increase, and when that might happen. The simple answer is yes, cattle prices will increase. However, the timing and magnitude of the increase is difficult to answer with any degree of certainty.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Beef production workshops planned

by WLJ
One-day workshops at three locations will help beef producers improve the quality, consistency and value of Nebraska beef, said Randy Saner, University of NebraskaLincoln Extension educator in Lincoln and McPherson counties.

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Friday, January 15,2010

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
Bob was involved in agriculture even as a young man. He graduated from Dow City High School in 1943 and joined the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Iwo Jima and Saipan until the end of World War II. After returning home, he attended Iowa State University at Ames where he majored in animal husbandry.

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Friday, January 8,2010

Fed cattle prices continue their rebound

Strength also helps feeder cattle markets ahead of winter storm.

by WLJ
Early fed cattle trade last week in the Corn Belt was reported in a range of $134-136 dressed while Kansas dressed trade was at $136. Southern Plains feeders were slower to get started as winter weather swept across the Plains, leaving some with expectations of higher prices. Trade was expected

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Thursday, December 31,2009

Export shipments, byproduct values help drive market

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was slow getting started ahead of the New Year holiday last week with very little action in the market at midday last Wednesday. There were some bids in Nebraska at $135-136 dressed basis, a $3-4 increase from the previous week, that were expected to set a similar tone for southern Plains trade in the range of $84-85 live basis, up $3 from

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Thursday, December 31,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Legislators are expected to vote on the amendment in early 2010, Wang Jin-pyng, president of the islands legislature, said after the ruling Kuomintang party and opposition Democratic Progressive Party came to an in-principle agreement to reinstate the ban.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

Grass-N-Beef Research Review set for Jan. 20

by WLJ
The event, which will be held in the centers conference room, begins at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome from Paul Nyren, center director. Ken Grafton, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and dean of NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, will follow with opening remarks.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

Multi-paddock cattle grazing provides efficiency and profits

by WLJ
Short grazing periods on multiple paddocks within a pasture can not only restore forage conditions, but also profit margins, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Richard Teague, AgriLife Research range ecologist in Vernon, TX, has been studying the benefits of multi-paddock grazing for the past eight years.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

2010 Coors exhibit plans full schedule

by WLJ
The 2010 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale is fast approaching and promises to be another outstanding display of western art. The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is proud to continue their collaboration with the Denver Art Museums Petrie Institute of Western American Art and present WinterWest, Denvers Premier Western Art Celebration.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

New year means new regulation for Texas cattle

by WLJ
Thinking about selling, leasing, bartering or even giving away a breeding bull? On Jan. 1, Texas bulls that undergo a change of ownership (except to slaughter) must be either certified as a virgin bull or be tested first for cattle trichomoniasis, a protozoal disease that can cause cows to abort very early in pregnancy.

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