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Tuesday, December 16,2008

SALE reports

by WLJ
Sept. 13, Canova, SD 81 Female Herefords. . . . . .$2,710 3 Hereford bulls. . . . . . . . . . . 1,767 Hereford embryo lots gross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,170 211 Angus females . . . . . . . . 2,430 Auctioneers: Roger Jacobs and Matt Sims Sale Management: MCS Auctions.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

VIDEO auction

by WLJ
100 weaned steers at 585 lbs.; Walt Siewert Ranch, Huntley, MT, $115.50, October 20 delivery. 100 steers at 600 lbs.; Todd Miller Ranch, Carson, ND, $115.50, October 18 delivery. 90 steers at 600 lbs.; Jenneway Angus, Melstone, MT, $115.00, November 7 delivery.

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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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