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Tuesday, December 30,2008

Cash trade picks up despite short market week

by WLJ
Cash fed cattle trade started last week off light, but as the holiday break approached and packers began offering $135 on a dressed basis, trading picked up rapidly. Selling interest for the dressed deals significantly outstripped that of the live cattle, as the few deals done in the south early last week hovered in the $84-85 range.

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Tuesday, December 30,2008

LETTERS

by WLJ
Hello, I want to notify you that cattle grazing on public land is in jeopardy like never before. In Oregon, the BLM is conducting a public comment period on the John Day Basin Resource Management Plan. Comments are due by Jan. 29, 2009. One of the main issues is that the BLM wants to close public land to OHVs and ATVs.

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Tuesday, December 30,2008

BEEF bits

by WLJ
In order to better match supply with shrinking demand, Tyson Foods Inc. is cutting both beef and chicken production, the latter of which marks a significant development in the poultry industry, according to Stephens Inc. analyst Farha Aslam. While the beef cuts are positive, the chicken cuts are truly significant, Aslam wrote in a note to investors.

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Tuesday, December 30,2008

Forage feeding losses can add up

by WLJ
A lot of long hours and expense are invested into harvesting quality forages and storing them for use at a later time. As a producer, you wouldnt dream of throwing away one-third of the forages that were intended to be fed to the cow herd. Many times, thats what happens when livestock are allowed unlimited access to hay in a feeding situation.

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Tuesday, December 30,2008

Cow/calf economics have changed

by WLJ
People who study change and its causes have observed that change is often caused by a disturbance. Production agriculture is in a period of rapid change, with an economic environment that many have never experienced.

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Friday, December 19,2008

Fed cattle trade gains traction

by WLJ
Ahead of the holiday-shortened week, fed cattle trade was underway early last Thursday with prices gaining $1-2 over the prior weeks levels.

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Friday, December 19,2008

Robinson brothers named 2009 Citizens of the West

by WLJ
The National Western Stock Show named Richard L. Robinson and Edward A. Robinson the 2009 Citizens of the West. The brothers will accept the prestigious award at the annual award dinner on Jan. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

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Friday, December 19,2008

Dairy co-op settles CFTC charges

by WLJ
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced last week that the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA), its former chief executive officer.

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Friday, December 19,2008

SALE reports

by WLJ
Dec. 8 at the Cross Diamond Cattle Company 3rd Annual Production Sale. Scott and Kim Ford and their family did an outstanding job, presenting a strong offering of seedstock stock plus hospitality second to none.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Fed cattle continue steady trend

by WLJ
Cash cattle trade at midweek showed good numbers of cattle trading hands in the southern Plains at prices mostly steady to slightly lower than the previous week. Trade came at $98-99 in Kansas, Colorado and Texas, however, most trade in the north and Corn Belt region was at a standstill as of mid-day last Thursday.

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