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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:


Though the surfacing of a few token bids is possible here and there, significant trade volume will probably be postponed until Thursday or Friday.

Live Basis
117 - 119
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

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. 

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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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