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What the Hay?!

Breeding Cattle to Stand Their Ground Against Big Cat Predators

3/6/2017 9:10:00 PM

A South American charity is working with local ranchers to develop a more aggressive breed of cattle that will defend themselves against jaguars.

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Market Snapshot

Cash Cattle Trend:



The cattle complex closed sharply lower with triple-digit losses more pervasive in the feeder trade than the live market. Lean hog issues also plummeted lower, pressured by long liquidation and technical-selling.
Live Basis
126 - 137
Dressed Basis
 210 - 218

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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



May K.C. wheat fell 6 3/4 cents to its lowest close in 2017, pressured by rain in this week's forecast across the Southern U.S. Plains. Corn prices were mixed and soybeans modestly lower while the U.S. dollar index slid to its lowest prices in four months.

Local 12% Winter
-7 336 - 411
Local 14% Spring
   -3 453- 540

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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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Torrington Livestock           

3/22  4,330 head

5-600 lb Steers
165 - 188
6-700 lb Steers
144 - 166
7-800 lb Steers
137 - 150

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