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High beef prices have ranchers selling early
here were 3,000 cattle sold at Kist Livestock in Mandan, N.D., this week. Only 1,800 were on the auction block this time last year. High cattle prices have ranchers selling earlier than usual. “It’s just started,” said Matt Lachenmeier, a fieldman at Kist.
Friday, October, 17, 2014 - - News

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Calf Value Discovery Program answers post-weaning performance questions
High market values and low grain costs make the decision of when to market calves a difficult one for South Dakota livestock producers, explains Julie Walker, South Dakota State University Extension associate professor and beef specialist.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - - News

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Winter Storm Atlas one year later
Gary Cammack says ranchers who stop in at his Cammack Ranch Supply store in Union Center, S.D., have been commenting about how the clouds, mist and fog in some of the waning days of September remind them of the weather just before the blizzard that hit the region Oct. 3 to 5, 2013.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Annual ND Stockmen’s convention comes at exciting time
With record-high cattle prices and rising numbers in North Dakota, an organization dedicated to the industry has a lot to celebrate. “It’s a good time to be in the beef industry,” says Julie Ellingson, executive vice president for the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. The association’s 85th annual Convention and Trade Show runs Thursday through Saturday at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson and is expected to draw as many as 450 people, Ellingson says.
Wednesday, September, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Tumbling grain prices, no crash in farmland
CHICAGO — David Fullington paid a “ridiculous” price of $13,600 an acre for a 200-acre farm in Illinois within the past year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Rental rates, land values increasing
Crop prices have plunged, but cropland values and rental rates continue to rise, a new report says.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farmer works as coal miner
Jayme Boeshans, with help from family and friends, is building a modest farmstead north of Beulah, N.D. It’s isn’t far from the house where he grew up and his parents still live. It’s also near the house, now mostly lost to time and the waters of manmade Lake Sakakawea, where his great-grandparents homesteaded.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New USDA report shows fewest cattle in US since 1973
The U.S. cattle herd on July 1 was the smallest it’s been since the federal government began issuing data in 1973, according to a new report released July 25.
Friday, July, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NASS reports good conditions
While federal officials have yet to report prevented-planting acres in the region, crops that have been planted are doing pretty well, according to the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service weekly report, for the week ending July 14.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rugby (ND) Livestock Sales sold, will remain open
Rugby (N.D.) Livestock Sales has been sold, but will remain open during the transition to new ownership, according to an official with the company that handled the sale.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Despite cool spring, calving and lambing going well
Upper Midwest livestock producers generally have come through the long, cold winter and cool, wet spring just fine.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Maintaining the rental rate increase
Even sharply lower grain prices didn’t stop the long upward push in North Dakota cropland rental rates. But continued poor prices or poor yields this fall will cause rates to stabilize or even decline, officials say.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2013 record crop drove corn prices down
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Last fall’s record-large 13.925-billion-bushel corn crop drove prices down and helped restore profitability and optimism to the cattle feeding sector at the beginning of the year.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers
North Dakota ranchers are putting theory into practice. The number of beef cows in the state rose from 922,000 in early January 2013 to 943,000 in early January 2014
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Price uncertainty, fertilizer logistics delay seed, chemical decisions
FARGO, N.D. — Seed and chemical sales officials say the uncertainty about crop prices and fertilizer logistics are delaying some seed decisions and purchases.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef cows declining in US
North Dakota beef cow numbers increased for the second straight year, but U.S. numbers continued an eight-year decline. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the much-anticipated cattle report on Jan. 31. The report documented numbers for all classes of cattle on U.S. farms and ranches as of Jan. 1, 2013.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Average farm prices up from January, down from 2013
The February All Farm Products Index is 106 percent of its 2011 base, up 7.1 percent from the January index but 2.8 percent below the February 2013 index.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - - News

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US cattle numbers at 63-year low
CHICAGO — Three years after the worst dry spell on record for Texas, fourth-generation rancher Stayton Weldon still doesn’t have enough water for his 300 cattle near Cuero, about 89 miles southeast of San Antonio. Dry grass on his 2,600 acres has no nutrition. He has lost 22 cows and two bulls in the past year.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Bloomberg News - News

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Spirits high at stock show
Strong cattle markets made for an excellent mood at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D., as well as a spirit of camaraderie in coming together in the midst of a cold winter that started with a devastating blizzard.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND company handling hydraulic calf table
Wayne Mittleider’s customers told him they want a hydraulic calf table. The customer is always right, so Mittleider went out and got what they wanted.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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