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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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Cash Cattle Trend:



The cattle complex scored solid progress Wednesday with triple-digit gains in the feeder trade leading the way. On the other hand, lean hog contracts settled on a mixed basis with nearbys gaining in deferreds.
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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

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May Chicago wheat closed up a penny, but really hasn't moved much the past week as traders have been anticipating the rain currently working its way through the southwestern U.S. Plains.

Local 12% Winter
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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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