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UW Research Finds Prairie Dogs Increase Forage Quality, Acknowledges Nuisances

1/3/2017 10:10:00 AM
Ranchers have known prairie dogs can reduce rangeland forage by as much as half, but prairie dogs may significantly increase the quality of forage that regrows >> Read More
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Cash Cattle Trend:


Thus far for Thursday trading and demand in all major feeding regions has been moderate.  In Nebraska when compared to the previous week live sales sold 3.00 to 4.00 higher at 122.00 and dressed sales sold 5.00 higher at 195.00.

Live Basis
120 - 122
Dressed Basis
193 - 195

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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

Wheat Cash Trend


Concerns of flooded acres in north-central Argentina and Tuesday's drop in the U.S. dollar index helped corn and wheat trade higher. 

Local 12% Winter
+3 to 5  371 - 442
Local 14% Spring
-5 to 7  479 - 573

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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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Diamond Ring Ranch 49,752 head - 1/9

6-700 lb Steers
140 - 142
7-800 lb Steers
128 - 135
8-900 lb Steers
124 - 132

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