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by WLJ
2010 February 5
Feeder cattle demand boosts prices in the West and northern Plains. Winter weather was taking a toll on southern Plains feedlots last week as the cold, wet conditions continued to hamper performance in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The ice storm
by WLJ
2010 January 29
Fed cattle trade was slowed by weather across the southern Plains last week where up to an inch of ice was hampering movement across Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. As a result, there was little hurry in trading in the region. Farther north in Nebraska, trade was reportedly light by midday last Thursday at $135-136 dressed and in Kansas at
by WLJ
2010 January 29
A green pasture with grazing animals offers an idyllic image of our natural environment. With the current focus on climate change, such a pasture has much more to offer than image. Through effective policy implementation, grazing lands can reduce greenhouse gases through carbon sequestration and emissions reductions offset credits.
by WLJ
2010 January 22
Fed cattle trade was slow to get started last week ahead of the cattle on feed report due out on Friday. Early week trade in Nebraska and the Corn Belt to regional packers was reported at $140 dressed basis. When the bulk of trade finally got underway, analysts were predicting it would come in a range of
by WLJ
2010 January 15
Montana State University (MSU) Extension and the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) distinguished 190 Steers of Merit out of over 950 entries for 2009. Out of 852 steers entered in the Carcass Division, 159 were deemed Steers of Merit. In the Ultrasound Division, 31 out of 104 entries received the distinction.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
After very limited trade in the southern Plains during the previous week, cattle feeders in Texas sold cattle early last week with Wednesday trade coming in the $85-85.50 range on a live basis. Corn Belt trade occurred in a range of $136-138 dressed while live cattle sold at $84-85 in the region. The advance in the boxed beef markets
by WLJ
2010 January 8
Early fed cattle trade last week in the Corn Belt was reported in a range of $134-136 dressed while Kansas dressed trade was at $136. Southern Plains feeders were slower to get started as winter weather swept across the Plains, leaving some with expectations of higher prices. Trade was expected
by WLJ
2009 December 31
Fed cattle trade was slow getting started ahead of the New Year holiday last week with very little action in the market at midday last Wednesday. There were some bids in Nebraska at $135-136 dressed basis, a $3-4 increase from the previous week, that were expected to set a similar tone for southern Plains trade in the range of $84-85 live basis, up $3 from
by WLJ
2009 December 24
In an effort to wrap up trade ahead of the long holiday weekend and an approaching winter storm, fed cattle trade started on Tuesday last week with live cattle in the southern tier selling mostly $1 higher at $82 live in Kansas and $83 in Texas. Dressed trade in the northern Plains and Corn Belt traded mostly $3 higher than the previous week
by WLJ
2009 December 18
Fed cattle trade developed $1-2 higher on limited trade early last week with cattle feeders in Kansas selling at $80-81 live basis. Feedlots in the Corn Belt sold dressed cattle at $126 in Iowa and in a range of $126-128 in Nebraska, weaker than
by WLJ
2009 December 18
Each year, the Montana Quarter Horse Association (MQHA) honors an individual who has positively impacted the growth of MQHA and the promotion of the American Quarter horse. The award is determined under the direction of the Board of Directors. MQHA is an affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).
by WLJ
2009 December 11
Fed cattle markets traded lower last week despite conventional wisdom that the powerful winter storm that swept most of the country should have helped prices. Wednesday trade in the southern Plains was light to moderate in volume at $79-80,
by WLJ
2009 December 4
Early fed cattle trade last week was steady to $1 lower than the previous week as the boxed beef cutout and live cattle contract trade faltered at midweek. The northern tier traded cattle on Wednesday in a range of $129-131 dressed, with the bulk of the volume at
by WLJ
2009 November 30
Cattle feeders started moving cattle early last week and the bulk of the week’s action appeared likely to be complete ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Trade was called steady to 50 cents higher than the previous week at $83-84 live basis in the southern tier while Corn Belt trade was reported at $129-130 dressed. Other feeding regions were expected to
by WLJ
2009 November 20
Fed cattle trade started early last week with some light trade on Tuesday in the Corn Belt and better volume followed on Wednesday when the bulk of the week’s business was completed at prices steady to $1 lower than the previous week. Cattle traded in the Corn Belt at $129-130 dressed while
by WLJ
2009 November 13
The fed cattle trade came early again last week as feedlots took early bids from packing plants offering lower money in the northern Plains. Cash trade was $2-3 lower on 30,000 head sold in Nebraska and Iowa at $83-84 live and $131-132 dressed on Wednesday.
by WLJ
2009 October 30
Active fed cattle trade started off early last week with live cattle trade in the southern Plains at prices $1-2 higher than the previous week on Wednesday. Texas cattle feeders managed to push live prices up to $88 while feedlots in Kansas sold live cattle at $87 and Nebraska live trade was reported at $86 late in the day.
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