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Strong markets influence decisions
It’s hard to pick up a farm paper without seeing an article speculating on cowherd expansion.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - - News

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Beef quality trumps price
For many years, good value meant low price and acceptable quality. But some time in the last 10 years, consumer studies began to show quality trumps price when shopping for beef. The higher beef prices trended, the more important quality became.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - - News

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Recommendations for calf health, nutrition
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Minimizing the stress of weaning, marketing and shipping can have a large impact on the bottom line.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - - News

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Lentils steady
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Lentil markets are moving as well as can be expected, given our deplorable quality. Overseas end users have now received their initial 2014 crop shipments, and they are not impressed. Processors took the flack on this year’s quality.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cattle feed additive sparks controversy
Harvey Dietrich has spent more than three decades in the cattle business and operates Arizona’s 750,000-acre Diamond A Ranch. He’s also a critic of a controversial feed additive he says hurts the U.S. cattle industry’s credibility and reputation.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New ND livestock specialist arrives during cattle boom
With cattle prices soaring to record highs, healthy animals are more valuable than ever — and Anna Taylor wants to help ranchers raise them.
Friday, December, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New ND business turns bison manure into bison compost
Owners of a large bison ranch near here have partnered with another couple to sell what they refer to as “America’s original compost.” The company, Bison Compost, is owned by Dennis Sexhus and Keith Kakela of North Prairie Bison Ranch and old friends Judy and Tom Duenow of Elk River, Minn.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Flax prices strong
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Flax was the only prairie crop to be larger this year than in 2013, yet prices remain stubbornly strong. You can probably find $12.50 to $13 per bushel. That’s below the five-year average price, but above the nine-year average.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cattle on feed increases
More cattle are being fed for the slaughter market than a year ago, a government report says.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Australia, China trade deal worth $1 billion a year
SYDNEY — Australia will export up to 1 million head of cattle a year to China, worth around $1 billion Australian ($856 million), to help meet a growing appetite for red meat, Australian officials said on Nov. 7, citing a long-awaited deal set to be signed shortly.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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USDA: Mildly bearish beans, bullish corn
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s October supply and demand report cut the American corn crop by 70 million bushels on slightly lower yields.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mustard market smooth
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Yellows and browns are a bit weaker than a year ago, while Oriental is firmer. All mustard prices remain well above the lows of 2010 and 2011 when big carryover stocks weighed on markets.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Tiny insect delays lucrative Australia-China cattle trade
An insect the size of a pen tip is frustrating efforts by Australia to sign a deal, potentially worth billions of dollars, to export live cattle to China to feed its fast-growing appetite for red meat. Talks have stalled over the presence in the Australian herd of Bluetongue disease, a virus which is spread by midges, a tiny fly. While the disease usually has little effect on cattle, it would pose a major threat to China’s 140 million-strong sheep flock, the world’s largest.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Consider buying beef cattle for long-term gain
Last year, I was elated when a high choice, visual yield grade 3 steer carcass brought more than $206 per hundredweight on the rail. With a hot carcass weight of 977 pounds, the total value of the steer was $2,017.31.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Keep Holstein bull calves healthy
Proper care of newborn calves is always the best choice.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows
Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Soybeans coming
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Soybean harvest has started in southern Manitoba. Yields and quality seem OK. Most is coming in at 30 to 35 bushels per acre. Even better, they’re dry.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Food safety, social media on agenda for new Minn. Cattlemen's Association director
The new executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association says her group hopes to make greater use of social media and to increase participation in the Beef Quality Assurance program.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Values of some cattle increased in past year
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Conventional wisdom has held that open cows should be sold after pregnancy detection — either immediately or after a feeding period to add weight and avoid low prices for cull cows that are typically observed in the fall.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - - News

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