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A 'Fitbit' for Cattle Tracks Livestock Health

6/30/2015 1:53:00 PM

An entrepreneur has developed an ear tag that can track cattle health, allowing pen riders to detect illness potentially days before visible symptoms are detected.  

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Cattle Cash Trend


Live cattle futures closed higher, up 180 to 300. Feeder cattle contracts were also triple-digits higher, up 242 to 377.
Live Basis
150 - 153
Dressed Basis
237 - 240

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The cattle complex closed with decent progress, rebounding from Friday's sell-off with the help of short-covering and the premium status of the cash market.

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September wheat erased much of Tuesday's gain, but is still higher for the week with ongoing weather concerns in the U.S. and Canada.

Local 12% Winter
473 - 541 
Local 14% Spring
    570 - 615

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5-600 lb. steers
257 - 304
6-700 lb. steers
241 - 266
7-800 lb. steers
233 - 247

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