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Ear Tags that Light Up to Identify Sick Cattle

8/12/2016 4:01:00 PM

A company is working to create cattle ear tags that can identify when cattle are sick and light up to identify them.  

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Cattle Cash Trend


Feeder cattle traders took their eyes off short-term market moves and focused on long-term demand Tuesday. This put pressure on deferred futures, as October through January contracts posted triple-digit losses. 

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Wheat Cash Trend


All three grains closed lower Tuesday with wheat prices down the most. A new wheat crop estimate from Canada plus another weekly report of high crop ratings for corn and beans kept prices under bearish pressure nearly all day.

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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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