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Monday, September 16,2013

Endangered Species List has poor record

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
‘Tis the season for scoreboards! As football season is starting out and fans are talking records, predicting scores, daring to speculate on the Super Bowl, and tracking figures for their fantasy team, there are some other records to consider. When it comes to regulations, the Endangered Species List has its fair share of fumbles and penalties.

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Friday, September 13,2013

New regulations proposed for electronic futures trading

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The Hollywood image of “the market” being a throng of traders barking “sell” and “buy” orders over the din of a congested room littered with ticker tape is just that; an image. At least for the futures market anyway.

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Friday, September 13,2013

Talking science to consumers during controversy

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
“Know your audience” is Commandment Number 1 in the world of communication. But as ranchers are being continually called upon to communicate with consumers who may have never had a first-hand experience with agriculture or the animals who produce the food they eat, this and other communication strategies are more vital today than ever.

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Friday, September 13,2013

Flexibility cuts both ways in traceability discussion

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
A recently released white paper found variations in states’ traceability program represent challenges to a comprehensive traceability rule. The release followed up presentations from the early August “Joint Forum on Animal Disease Traceability” conference hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture.

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Monday, September 9,2013

Captive wild horses economically unsustainable

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The report—“A Critical Crossroad for BLM’s Wild Horse Program”—concludes, among other things, that the growth of the wild horse population on public lands and especially in publicly-funded holding facilities will quickly become fiscally unsustainable to manage, even more so than they are already.

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Monday, September 9,2013

Sideways trade expected 'til mid-Sept.

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
It was another week of the “put it off ‘til Friday” mentality in the cash trade last week. By Thursday afternoon, barely 6,000 head had been confirmed sold on the negotiated market, for the week-to-date, these being numbers too low dayto-day to set a trend.

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Tuesday, September 3,2013

Cash fed, live futures surprise

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Cattle feeders’ reaction to the bullish Cattle on Feed (COF) report of holding firm on higher asking prices, and packers’ theoretic position of leverage with larger showlists and buying for a short kill week this week had the two parties on the sidelines of cash trade last week.

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Tuesday, September 3,2013

Placements decline over 4 times more than expected

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Calling the most recent Cattle on Feed (COF) report “bullish” is something of an understatement. Instead of the usual bovine mascot for that market scenario—horned, alert, ready for action— let’s substitute something more extreme. Like a rodeo bull or a Spanish fighting bull.

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Friday, August 30,2013

EPA may retroactively enforce rule on farmers

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
At the end of this month— Sept. 23—a provision preventing the EPA from pursuing enforcement actions against farms they deem not in compliance with the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule will lapse.

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Friday, August 30,2013

Northern Beef Packers could go Chapter 7

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The tale of woe continues for the financially troubled, technologically stunning Northern Beef Packers’ (Northern) plant in Aberdeen, SD. The Trustee overseeing the bankruptcy case has called the packing plant “administratively insolvent” and has moved for the plant to liquidate.

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