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feedlot_regCattle and beef markets across the board have jumped sharply in the past several weeks and both Live Cattle and Feeder Cattle futures prices suggest that the industry is in for an extended period of largely unprecedented cattle prices.

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120610_pcvidIn the November "I Am Angus" segment, Carol Hegeman, historian for the National Park Service, discusses President Dwight Eisenhower's passion for agriculture and Angus cattle. The hour-long show is the second program in the American Angus Association’s four-part fall and winter television series. This particular episode — titled “Winds of Change” — celebrates the history of the cattle industry and the heritage of the Angus breed. These programs air on RFD-TV.

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association commended members of the U.S. Senate who sent a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urging them to allow the 30-year-old tax credit and protective tariff for corn-based ethanol to expire as scheduled on Dec. 31, 2010.

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0111pc_marketreport_1November saw cattle markets continue to account for the two contrasting factors on the forefront this fall; extremely high and highly volatile grain and feed costs – versus - tight supplies of beef cattle at every level of production and the expectations that the availability of stocker calves next spring will not be nearly enough to meet demand.

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The 2010 Beef Financial Management Conference, cosponsored by Frazer Frost, LLP, now Frost, PLLC, Great Plains Ag Credit, and Commodity Risk Management, was held at the Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo, Texas on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

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