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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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Market Snapshot

Cattle Cash Trend

            6/30/2015

Live cattle futures closed lower, down 90 to 182. Feeder cattle contracts were significantly lower.
Live Basis
147 - 150
Dressed Basis
237

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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.

Wheat Cash Trend

          6/30/2015

Wheat closed higher today even after USDA said 2014-15 ended with 753 million bushels, more than expected.

Local 12% Winter
491 - 565
Local 14% Spring
     592 - 641

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Featured Auction

   6/23/2015

Northern Livestock Video Auction

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

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