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0511pc_marketreport_1After two straight harsh winters, March arrived like a lamb with folks stretching their necks for spring to arrive while scrambling to assemble the balance of their grazing cattle with turn-out dates fast approaching.  Stocker cattle and calves ended the month $7 to $10 higher with the best demand for six-weight old-crop stockers in a thin-fleshed condition for compensatory gain. High Plains buyers were especially looking for long-tailed short yearlings with more age than size, solid colored but bred with enough continental or Brahman cross to bust wide open on Flint Hills or Osage pastures.

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CLEMSON, S.C. — Four animal scientists and a graduate student from the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and three Clemson Extension agents are in Argentina to learn more about grass-fed, sustainable livestock production. Supported by a USDA grant, the Clemson team left for Argentina earlier this month and will be returning March 28.

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Merck and sanofi-aventis announced the mutual termination of their agreement to form a new animal health joint venture by combining Merial, the animal health business of sanofi-aventis, with Intervet/Schering-Plough, Merck's animal health unit. As a result, each party will keep its current, separate animal health assets and businesses.

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Corbitt Wall USDA cattle report for March 25.

Beef cattle producers from Missouri and across the nation are invited to Joplin, Mo., Aug. 31-Sept. 1, to learn about Show-Me high-quality beef. The basics include using high-accuracy proven bulls to breed Missouri’s top-quality cows.

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