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Monday, March 2,2015

Producers step up to battle for the bird

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
With populations spanning 11 energy- and agriculture-rich western states, the sage-grouse is considered an icon of the West. By some estimates, its population has been reduced from millions to perhaps 500,000 today. But groups encouraging habitat plans have concluded that what is good for the sage-grouse is good for the land.

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Monday, March 2,2015

A look at Australia, Aussie beef imports

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
Australia is one of the world’s major beef producers and exporters, exporting roughly three-quarters of its total production. It was also the number one source of beef (not cattle) imported into the U.S. in 2014. The vast majority of the beef imported from Australia into the U.

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Monday, March 2,2015

Dietary guidelines comments sought

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), a group of prestigious outside experts, according to USDA, submitted its recommendations to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in order to inform the 2015 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Monday, March 2,2015

Futures try to regain early-week losses

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
The cash fed trade was slow and developed warily last week as other portions of the market moved erratically. By Thursday afternoon, more than 18,000 had been confirmed sold at $156-157 live and $250-252 dressed. This was down $3-4 live and down $1-8 dressed compared to the prior week.

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Monday, March 2,2015

Markets in limbo

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Boxed beef cutout values are on the rise this past week after several weeks of production declines. Packers have been experiencing losses of $100 per head for several weeks and that looks to be changing. The Choice cutout was $244.24 last Tuesday, up about $5 from the.

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Monday, February 23,2015

WA dairy ruling a warning for feedlots

Specter of RCRA applying to livestock manure worrisome

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
Do you operate a feedlot? If yes, how do you manage your manure? Do you spread it on your fields? How often do you test it for nutrient levels?

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Monday, February 23,2015

Dietary guidelines report misleading

Lower red meat not consistent with scientific evidence

by WLJ
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report.

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Monday, February 23,2015

Canada confirms case of BSE, first since 2011

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Like the U.S., Canada’s beef cattle industry takes BSE surveillance seriously. The Alberta BSE case finding, while unfortunate, demonstrates the robustness of the National BSE Surveillance Program Canada has in place, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) shared.

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Monday, February 23,2015

Obama creates 21,000-acre monument in CO

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Last week, President Obama announced three new national monuments, adding to the 13 monuments he’s already designated during his presidency. Traveling to Illinois, Obama officially proclaimed the Pullman Historic District of Chicago, Browns Canyon in Colorado, and a former Honouliuli Internment Camp site in Hawaii to be national monuments.

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Monday, February 23,2015

Take a peek at the other team's playbook

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
The football season has long since ended and baseball hasn’t yet started. So in the meantime, perhaps your strategy needs can be sated with a peak at a different sort of playbook. Brazil is the U.S.’ biggest beef competitor so it’s important to keep tabs on what it’s doing.

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