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Furry Critter Gathers Heifers

4/18/2017 12:44:00 PM

Recently Saskatchewan rancher Adrienne Ivey was checking heifers when she and her husband discovered that their 150 heifers were following a beaver across their pasture. 

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Cash Cattle Trend:



Live and feeder cattle futures closed with uneven prices, scrambled by profit-taking and positioning prior to the release of the April 1 on-feed report. Lean hog futures closed moderately lower, pressured by follow-through selling and lackluster buying interest.
 130 - 134
Dressed Basis
 208 - 212

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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



July soybeans finished up 4 cents Friday, ending the week with just a nickel loss while the week's losses for corn and wheat were much greater. Corn and wheat were both slightly lower Friday in quiet trading while more rain worked its way across the Southern Plains.

Local 12% Winter
+1 to 2 320 - 399
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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