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Friday, June 12,2009

Managing cattle feeding operations during tough times

by WLJ
Once again, cattle feeders are in an extended period of economic challenges and need to take advantage of every opportunity to survive in these tough economic times, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) beef cattle specialist said.

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Friday, June 5,2009

Fall calves sell well on early video

by WLJ
Cattle traded early last week with prices sliding $3-4 lower than the previous week at $82 live on limited numbers in the south, while in the north, cattle feeders shipped cattle at $130-131.

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Friday, June 5,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) has scheduled a symposium in Waco, TX, for Aug. 14-15, 2009. The schedule of events includes discussion forums on providing quality purebred animals and managing performance with todays technology, marketing...

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Friday, June 5,2009

Cattle feeders compete in annual TCFA Fed Beef Challenge

by WLJ
The 2009 Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA) Annual Fed Beef Challenge brought 150 cattle feeders from Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico to Amarillo, TX, for the opportunity to show off their best cattle and try to win prizes. A total of 117 finished steers and heifers were shown.

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Friday, June 5,2009

Cattlemens bills signed by Colorado governor

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) applauded two bills signed by Gov. Bill Ritter last week. There were five bills signed to help protect and conserve Colorados water and land. SB 158 was a bill that CCA worked very hard to see become law in Colorado.

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Friday, June 5,2009

TB-related restrictions continue to take a toll on California producers

by WLJ
The detection of bovine tuberculosis (TB) at several central California dairies last year led to a downgrade in the states TB status, however, its not just dairymen who are paying the price.

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Friday, June 5,2009

USTR: Trading partners must play by rules, too

by WLJ
In his first address to an agricultural trade association as a member of President Obamas Cabinet, U.S. Trade Representative (US- TR) Ron Kirk told members of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) that he is committed to making U.S. exports a cornerstone of the nations economic recovery.

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Friday, May 29,2009

Fed cattle market steady to $1 lower

by WLJ
The fed cattle market traded steady to lower last week with early trade prices at $84 in Texas last Thursday, while cattle in Nebraska traded the prior day at $85 live and $135-136 dressed. Prices were steady to $1 lower than the previous weeks action.

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Friday, May 29,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Total red meat supplies in freezers April 30 were up 1 percent from March but down 5 percent from a year ago, according to USDAs monthly Cold Storage report. Frozen pork supplies were up 3 percent from the pre vious month but down 7 percent from last year.

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Friday, May 29,2009

Water markets grow with resource scarcity

by WLJ
I fully expect that were going to see more formal water markets emerge throughout the state as our water issues and scarcity become more pressing con- cerns, said Karina Schoengold, University of Nebras- kaLincoln assistant profes- sor of natural resources and environmental economics.

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