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Let's take a look at what has happened to box beef prices, fed cattle prices, feeder cattle prices and corn prices over the last year. I will start with USDA Choice box beef prices. In June of 2010, the price averaged $157 per cwt. and increased to $168 by January 2011. In April of this year, the price increased to $188 and on June 1, 2011 the price had decreased to $178 per cwt.

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Mark Sebranek and Jerry Jackson of Irsik & Doll Feed Yard, Garden City, Kansas, discuss how ranchers can manage their cattle to improve final quality grade. This video news is provided by Certified Angus Beef and the American Angus Association. Visit www.CABpartners.com or www.angus.org for more information.

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Buying pipe fencing isn’t easy these days. Any Internet search for fencing returns tens of thousands of hits – most of them claim they have the strongest, longest-lasting and cheapest pipe in the nation.

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On Dec. 17, 2010, President Barack Obama signed The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (2010 Tax Relief Act) in an effort to stimulate the economy.

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As any farmer or rancher can attest, investment in agricultural technology is expensive. New livestock production facilities can require a multimillion dollar investment.

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