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Calf crop up 2 percent

The 2015 calf crop in the United States was estimated at 34.3 million head, up 2 percent from last year's calf crop.

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TSCRA: Easter gets 30 years for cattle theft

Clinton Easter, 47, of Eastland County, was convicted on Thurs. Jan. 28 of two first degree felony cattle theft charges in Coleman County and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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Weather expert predicts $6 corn

Would you believe a $6 to $7 corn price prediction? Bill Kirk, a weather statistician and owner of Weather Trends 360, asserts that corn prices could hit the $6.50 to $7 range this summer. According to his weather outlook, 2016 will mean lower yields both in the U.S. and in Brazil, reversing the current supply and demand debacle.

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Cattle Trade: Live sales at $131 to $131.50

Thus far Friday, negotiated cash trade was moderate on light to moderate demand in Nebraska and Colorado. Compared to the bulk of last week, dressed sales sold mostly steady at 210.000.

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Livestock Comments: Expectation for lightweight calves to inch up

The expectation is for the price of lightweight calves ready for grass will continue to inch up through February and then really gain steam in March. Sellers should be keeping a close eye on the calf markets during this time to capitalize on the price improvements.

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Beef production down 6% from last week

Total beef production under Federal inspection for the week ending Saturday, February 6th, 2016 was estimated at 443.8 million lbs. according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.

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