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Monday, June 29,2009

Colorado Cattlemens Association hosts successful convention

by WLJ
Over 400 members and guests were in attendance at the 142nd Annual Colorado Cattlemens (CCA) Convention and Trade Show in Grand Junction, CO, June 14-17. Cattlemen from across the state took time to reflect on the past and plan for the future over the three-day conference.

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Monday, June 29,2009

Montana Stockgrowers Association celebrates 125th anniversary

by WLJ
Cattle producers and industry leaders from across Montana and the nation gathered in Miles City, MT, June 10-14 to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA). Over 1,000 people participated in one or more of the events throughout the week.

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Friday, June 26,2009

Fed trade steady to weak

by WLJ
Fed cattle markets started out softer last week with Corn Belt cattle feeders throwing in the towel on Wednesday after a break in live cattle futures. The early trade was light at $128-131 dressed with live trade at $80-81 in the region. There was some light trade in the southern tier at $81 although numbers were too light to call the trend for the week.

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Friday, June 26,2009

Oregon ranchers struggle to protect livestock despite wolf delisting

by WLJ
The April 2, 2009, removal of the gray wolf from the federal Endangered Species List was a welcome event to western ranchers, especially those who have struggled with the costs of wolf predation. In Oregon, however, the federal delisting has done little to improve ranchers’ ability to protect their livestock.

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Friday, June 26,2009

Lack of dairy demand pushing hay prices down

by WLJ
The recent dairy cow buyout, made possible by Cooperatives Working Together (CWT), a dairy industry interest group developed by the National Dairy Producers Federation, has taken nearly 40,000 cows in western states out of production, but other economic factors, including extremely low milk prices, are also causing dairymen not selected for the buyout to send cows down the road.

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Friday, June 19,2009

Fed trade fully steady

by WLJ
With the exception of moderate dressed trade in the Corn Belt last week, fed cattle trading was slow to develop. Last Thursday, some cattle traded in the region at $129-130 dressed basis with a few as high as $131-132 dressed in Nebraska.

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Friday, June 19,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Smithfield Foods reported a dismal set of quarterly earnings last week along with 2009 fiscal year earnings, emphasizing the downturn in the pork industry. The company reported its first net loss in 30 years: $190.3 million in the red for fiscal 2009, or $1.

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Friday, June 19,2009

Corporate partners critical to Water for Lifes survival

by WLJ
Water for Lifes Friends Helping Friends program has provided thousands of dollars in income to support the organizations efforts to protect agricultural water rights in the West.

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Friday, June 19,2009

Irrigated pasture profits cattle producers

by WLJ
A little water and an annual planting of the right grass seed can go a long way toward increasing the bottom line for cattle producers, especially if they are part of an irrigated pasture practice incorporating the latest technology and methods.

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Friday, June 19,2009

Beef safety is now focusing on pre-harvest procedures

by WLJ
Beef recalls and other food safety events can put a poor light on the beef industry, not to mention its products and its animals. While great strides have been made to reduce pathogens at the post-harvest level, the opportunity for producers to influence pathogen levels has been limited.

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