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Study: Cows Witnessing Wolf Attacks Suffer PTSD-Like Symptoms

5/5/2017 4:34:00 PM

OSU researchers developed the study after hearing anecdotes from ranchers that cows that have come in contact with wolves eat less and are more aggressive and sickly.

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Cash Cattle Trend:



The cattle complex closed sharply lower right before the holiday recess, pressured by long-liquidation and the negative implications of the May 1 on-feed report. On the other hand, summer lean hog contracts closed the week with solid gains, supported by bull-spreading and ideas of strengthening seasonal fundaments.

 Fed Steers Live

128 - 133
Dressed Basis
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Feeder Cattle Futures late Monday morning rallied higher with October contracts posting gains near $3 per cwt in reaction to buyers stepping back into the complex

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The most bullish wheat contract this year is Minneapolis spring wheat where commercials have been bidding front contracts higher and wet conditions have hampered fieldwork in the northern Canadian Prairies. 

Local 12% Winter
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Local 14% Spring
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All three grains closed lower Thursday as mild summer temperatures blanketed the Midwest with another day of good growing weather. 

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