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Cash is King in the Cattle Markets

4/28/2017 7:38:00 AM
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle surged to contract highs on Thursday and closed up the daily limit in most contacts on stronger-than-expected cash markets and robust demand for beef, traders said. >> Read More

Cattle Prices and Placements Rise

4/23/2017 10:30:00 AM
It has been 22 months (week ending June 21, 2015) since the 5-area weekly weighted average price exceeded year ago prices from the same week, but it is sure to have happened this week. Fed cattle continued their price ascension as cattle feeders have not let off the gas. >> Read More

Largest March Placements in History

4/21/2017 3:37:00 PM

Today the April 1 cattle-on-feed report was released by the USDA. The bullish pre-report optimism turned out to be more negative than what analysts had expected.


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Beef Scandal: 63 Indicted in Brazil

4/19/2017 11:52:00 AM
Federal Police in Brazil has indicted 63 people for their role in a vast corruption scheme within the Ministry of Agriculture. The charges allege federal auditors at meat processing facilities took bribes for years in exchange for fraudulent sanitary permits. >> Read More

Trump Strikes Deal with China on Beef

4/10/2017 9:23:00 AM

Rita Jane Gabbett 4/10/17 China has agreed once more to allow U.S. beef exports to that country, ending a ban in effect since 2003. The deal was struck over the weekend between President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping, according to the Financial Times.

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Trade a Top Priority: Meet the New Director at the MT Dept. of Ag

3/24/2017 9:45:00 AM

Meet Ben Thomas the new Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture. Ben recently discussed his career path and goals to enhance Montana agriculture with Lane Nordlund. 

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Higher Cattle Prices: Will it Turn Around?

3/22/2017 4:25:00 PM
The beef complex has rallied $30/cwt in the last five weeks, which according to CattleFax is much larger than normal. The market is experiencing the best of the fundamental seasonal factors that normally line up with the spring highs. For the producers who operate feed yards, right now is one of best times they have seen in almost two years. But, how long will it last? >> Read More

Tester Announces Bill to Ban Brazilian Beef

3/21/2017 11:08:00 AM

Senator Calls for Import Ban Following the Sale of Rotten Meat

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Drovers: Weaking Demand for Replacement Females

3/10/2017 11:19:00 AM

Drovers: Bred heifers averaged $1,162 per head in Drovers nation-wide auction summary during February, $50 less than January and $76 lower than December.

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USCA Marketing Committee Chair Talks Markets and Reporting in D.C.

2/23/2017 4:02:00 PM
United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Marketing Committee Chair Allan Sents was in Washington, D.C. this week meeting with Members of Congress and Administration officials on market-based issues.  Sents specifically met with individuals regarding the 2020 re-authorization of Mandatory Price Reporting (MPR) and necessary changes and enhancements to the law’s current framework.

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Cash is King in the Cattle Markets

4/28/2017 7:38:00 AM
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle surged to contract highs on Thursday and closed up the daily limit in most contacts on stronger-than-expected cash markets and robust demand for beef, traders said. >> Read More
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Montana FFA’s New State 1st Vice President

4/28/2017 6:55:00 AM

Enjoy the new installment of FFA Friday. Northern Ag Network is proud to introduce you to the brand new crop of Montana FFA State Officers.

This week meet the brand new Montana FFA State First Vice President Seth Rekdal from the Shepherd FFA! 

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SD Ranchers Loss Nearly $100 per Cow in 2016

4/28/2017 6:42:00 AM

"Every cow-calf producer out there may not have lost money, but they didn't make much, if they made any."

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Oregon Rancher Puts Up $5,000 Reward for Calf Killer

4/28/2017 6:23:00 AM
The rancher who owns the cattle has put up a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the calf killer >> Read More
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Sheep Brought New Opportunities to Montana

4/27/2017 4:24:00 PM

The sheep industry has had a long and volatile history throughout its time in Montana. 

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