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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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Wet corn could provide rare common ground for farmers, ranchers
What’s good for corn farmers is usually bad for cattle producers, and vice versa. But this fall will be different if Upper Midwest farmers, as expected, harvest a large amount of high-moisture corn.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Competition for cow land and use will thicken
The beef industry is begging for cows. To meet that need, the cow-calf producer needs more cows to expand, the feedlot producer needs more calves and purveyors need product.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lentil crop substandard
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The 2014 prairie lentil crop is substandard and will present lots of marketing problems. Most lentils have gotten rain. Downgrading has already occurred. Wrinkling is a huge issue for traders. It could take two years to get this crop through the handling system.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sessions will address coverage options
BOZEMAN, Mont. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Montana State University Extension are conducting meetings to inform Montana producers about important new programs authorized by the farm bill.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Mustard harvest begins
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Harvest is under way, but not general. Early yields are a bit below average, maybe 15 to 16 bushels per acre for yellow and 20 to 25 bushels for brown.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest season brings concerns
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Each harvest season brings concerns regarding storage options for hay.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - - News

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Droves of drones at Big Iron
Drones flew above a demonstration field recently in West Fargo, N.D. Someday, drones could be commonplace above Upper Midwest fields and pastures — provided the Federal Aviation Administration releases some long-awaited guidelines.
Friday, September, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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VIDEO: Progress for premiums
Western Nebraska ranchers Bob and Wilma Post are making changes in their herd to target premiums, and maintain ownership in the feedlot to reap the rewards of genetic improvement.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - - News

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Harvest moving
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Finally, now that we’re into September, there’s some serious combing being done. Most crops are ripe but few are dry. Quality is an issue, with mildew the biggest concern.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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