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Monday, October 27,2014

Cattle shootings worsen in remote areas of northern Nevada

Ranchers of shot cattle suspect environmentalists, pot growers

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Ranchers are fit to be tied about the indiscriminate shooting of some 65 cattle in recent months across a wide swath of remote northern Nevada. A reward for the arrest and conviction of the culprits has climbed to more than $25,000 since last week’s coverage.

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Monday, October 27,2014

Obama 'not finished' naming monuments

by WLJ
President Obama’s recent designation of a 350,000-acre national monument in southern California has many westerners wondering, “What’s next?” Since taking office, Obama has created or expanded 13 national monuments, primarily located in the West and totaling over 3 million acres. “And I’m not finished,” Obama said at the announcement of the San Gabriel Mountains monument designation in California this month.

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Monday, October 27,2014

AFTERNOON MARKET UPDATE; Oct. 27

by DTN
Activity in cattle feeding country was typically limited to the distribution of new showlists. Ready numbers appear to be generally larger than the prior week, especially in the North. Some steers and heifers were priced around $172-$173 in the South and $270-plus in the North.

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Monday, October 27,2014

DAILY FED CATTLE; Oct. 27

by WLJ
Thus far for Monday negotiated cash trading has been at a standstill. Last week live sales sold at 170.00 in all of the 5 Area Feeding regions. Last week dressed sales sold at 265.00 in Nebraska and from 264.00-265.00 in the Western Cornbelt.

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Monday, October 27,2014

The WTO rules against COOL... again

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Like it or not, the fact is, it’s 2014, we live in a global economy, and Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is discriminatory—at least that was the gist of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling on COOL last Monday, Oct. 20, and the U.S.

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Monday, October 27,2014

Ranchers talk transferring fed's land to states

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
At a recent council meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, some 90 individuals from 14 states convened to discuss the prospect of transferring the majority of federal lands to state ownership. The federal government owns at least 30 percent of each state west of the Rockies—all told, about 50 percent of the West.

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Monday, October 27,2014

What happens if cattle disappear?

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
“Cattle-free in ’93!” Despite over two decades of failure, this mantra still highlights the reality that there are people who want to remove cattle (and sheep and other domestic livestock) from the public range.

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Monday, October 27,2014

A tale of two markets

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The industry seems to be running a manic two-part market game. On the one hand, strength in the cash fed and feeder markets was striking last week, as were gains in both futures markets, yet at the same time there was continued information on declining and disappointing beef movement.

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Friday, October 24,2014

WEEKLY FEEDER CATTLE SUMMARY; Oct. 24

by WLJ
Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves sold very uneven as prices on yearlings traded unevenly steady; early in the week mostly steady to 5.00 lower then firming up mid-week trading steady 5.00 higher.

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Friday, October 24,2014

Beef Talk

When a cow is determined to be market beef, sell her

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Current discussions focus on increasing cow numbers, but it may be ill-advised to change cow culling schemes. When a cow is determined to be market beef, sell her.

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