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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A conference that will address the growing trend of grass-fed beef production is scheduled June 8-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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0611pc_marketreport_1Cattle prices peaked-out at the end of the first quarter with all classes posting impressive new all-time highs that far surpassed previous records. However, April saw market levels begin to retreat with pressure looming from higher inputs (grains and fuel) and the tapering-off of demand for stocker cattle and calves. The first week of April marked the first time since the winter storms cleared-up that the demand for feeder cattle actually outweighed that for stockers. Feedlot replacement cattle sold $1 to $4 lower for the month, while lighter-weights lost $3 to $8 of value. Fed cattle ended April $8 off their late-March highs, but feedlots were mostly able to keep cash sales at a premium to the Board.

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0511pc_massey_1Massey Ferguson® introduces the MF1526 compact tractor, the latest addition to the ever-popular Massey Ferguson 1500 Series compact tractor line.

The MF1526 delivers the type of
performance and versatility needed
for chores around the small farm to
work on the golf course and anything
in between.

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Six years ago, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. helped seedstock producers add value through its Range Ready Health Warranted Breeding Stock program.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica has now extended its offering to include the Range Ready Quality Feeder Calf program.

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“It’s too soon to tell,” say various experts who have started to weigh in on the potential impact of Japan’s tragic earthquake and resulting tsunami on beef imports by the island nation.

Japan is the largest customer for U.S. beef and pork exports in terms of dollar value. Japan accounted for 30 percent of U.S. pork exports and 15 percent of U.S. beef exports last year, according to Meat Trade News Daily.

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