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Friday, December 12,2008

Cash prices expected steady to slightly lower for the week

by WLJ
Live cattle trade was slow to start last week as packers ratchet down harvest levels in an effort to regain positive margins going into year end. For the week, market analysts were predicting steady to slightly lower trade in the $85-87 range for live cattle and $134-136 for dressed cattle.

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Friday, December 12,2008

GUEST Opinion

by WLJ
Each morning for the past 10 years or so when Id step out the back porch headed to my pickup, Id be greeted by a soft nicker. When Id turn on my headlights, there would be Captain Jack just a few feet away, standing by the gate to his own special pen waiting for his breakfast.

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Friday, December 12,2008

Leopold Conservation Award in California presented to Chet Vogt

by WLJ
California rancher Chet Vogt of Elk Creek, CA, has received the 2008 Leopold Conservation Award for exemplary environmental stewardship from Sand County Foundation, California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF), and Sustainable Conservation. He received the award at last weeks CFBF meeting in Burlingame, CA.

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Friday, December 12,2008

Kansas producers set policy focused on business issues

by WLJ
Members of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) have approved policy calling for improvements in the states highway system, producer compliance with approved animal care practices, and the preservation of private property rights. Policy action on these and other key livestock business issues was taken during the groups annual meeting Dec.

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Friday, December 12,2008

Allen and Smith elected to KLA leadership posts

by WLJ
Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) members elected Wichita, KS, cattleman Todd Allen as president during the groups annual business meeting Dec. 5 in Wichita. Serving in a volunteer capacity, Allen will represent KLAs 5,500 members during the coming year.

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Friday, December 12,2008

Winnemucca Cow Dog Trial offers tough competition

by WLJ
This February, canine athletes from across the West are invited to show off their skills in Winnemucca, NV. Feb.

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Friday, December 12,2008

Feeder cattle market follows larger live cattle trends

by WLJ
Markets (from page 1) (LMIC) analysts. However, they noted that despite the increase in production, per capita consumption was flat this year.

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Tuesday, November 11,2008

FED CATTLE

by WLJ
Trading was mostly inactive in all feeding regions. Not enough sales for an adequate market trend. Last week live sales sold from 90.00-94.00 and dressed sales sold from 140.00-147.00 in the Northern Plains and IA/MN. In Kansas dressed sales sold from 148.50-149.00.

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Tuesday, November 11,2008

USDA CHANGES CORN FORECAST

by WLJ
USDA increased its ending stock forecast for corn last week as part of its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE).

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Tuesday, November 11,2008

TYSON FOURTH QTR PROFIT UP 50 PERCENT

by WLJ
Tyson Foods Inc. reported a 50 percent increase in fiscal fourth-quarter net income as strength in the company’s beef and pork segments more than offset losses from the poultry business.

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