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0411pc_blach_regFueled by rising global demands for U.S. beef at a time when the domestic herd continues to decline, beef producers should prepare for steep increase in prices in 2011 – both for beef and feed commodities.

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0411pc_marketreport_1The bulk of February’s cattle marketing was ruled by weather, as not one portion of the United States escaped the wrath of a series of snowstorms and bitter-cold. The first sign of the “weather market” showed up at the tail-end of January as nationwide feeder markets were predominantly lower on fears of the approaching blizzard, plus added pressure from lower cash fed cattle and CME cattle futures.

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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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The USDA’s weekly Export Sales report and weekly reports of export inspections provide timely information about export demand for U.S. agricultural commodities. The U.S. Census Bureau, however, is the official source of export estimates. The monthly Census Bureau reports are not as timely as USDA reports, but provide an opportunity to reassess export progress during the marketing year.

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