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2017 September 1
Ongoing innovations in agriculture have enabled a single farmer, or farm family, to manage more acres or more animals. Farmers who take advantage of these innovations to expand their operations can reduce costs and raise profits because they can spread their investments over more acres.
2017 April 28
Live cattle futures took the lead in last week’s fed cattle trade with the April contract advancing over $6 to close at $135.60 and the June live cattle contract rising to $121.52, still a $14 discount as the April contract expired last Friday. No doubt cattle feeders have been aggressive sellers and will continue to be.

2017 January 27
Futures for both live and feeder cattle saw triple-digit losses in late-week trade, while the beef cutout and cash feeders improved. All this happened against the political and economic backdrop of Donald Trump taking his first flurry of actions as president and the Dow exceeding 20,000 points, respectively.

by WLJ
2009 November 6
Fed cattle trade last week started off at mostly steady money in the northern tier and Corn Belt regions. Wednesday trade in Nebraska came at $134 dressed and $87 live and Iowa trade was reported at $133 dressed. The few cattle traded in the southern Plains were also
by WLJ
2009 January 16
Cash trade in the fed cattle markets last Thursday remained slow, although some business had been completed in Colorado at $83.50, steady to 50 cents higher than the previous week. Nebraska and Corn Belt dressed trade was also underway at mostly steady prices despite light to moderate demand from packer buyers.

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