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National Feeder Cattle Summary for July 1.

Thursday morning, USDA released the results of its annual planted acreage survey, and the results took the market by surprise. 

 

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Four outstanding individuals in the cattle-feeding industry were celebrated for their leadership, innovation and dedication during the annual Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet on June 30 in Denver, Colorado.

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A global food shortage, currency moves and good old-fashioned rain have seen the stars align for listed cattle producer Australian Agricultural Company, which has forecast a strong return to profitability and tapped the market for a fresh $86 million in capital.

A year into a three-year turnaround after struggling with losses, AACO said it expected pre-tax earnings in 2011 of about $60 million to $65 million.

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00_rollin_bernardBernard Rollin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and a prominent scholar on animal rights.

He has written numerous articles and books on animal welfare and spoken to cattlemen in several states about animal use ethics. His new autobiography is titled “Putting the Horse before Descartes.”

He spoke with Progressive Cattleman about animal welfare in today’s cattle industry.

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