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Live Cattle/Lean Hog Spread: Entry Signal Triggered

Live Cattle/Lean Hog Spread

Today the February live cattle/lean hog spread closed at 75.35 (premium cattle). This put it back below both the 50-day Moving Average and the December 8th low, confirming the bearish trend change from last week. 63 more words

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Feeder Cattle/Live Cattle Spread: Short Sale Entry Signal Triggered

Feeders/Live Cattle Spread

On December 12th the April feeder/live cattle spread closed broke the October low and closed at 59.70. This signaled a bearish trend change and triggered a short sale signal. 123 more words

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Our 2014-15 research programme

Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s investment in research this year underpins our ability to meets the needs of farmers and the sector, while delivering knowledge that drives farm performance and build sheep and beef sector’s confidence and profile in New Zealand. 1,145 more words


Rabbits: Self Sufficiency’s Secret Weapon

As I write this little essay, backyard chickens are all the rage.  And with good reason, too. They are wonderful creatures who provide their owners with an abundance of eggs and meat, along with hours of entertainment. 822 more words


Candy, Shoes, and Ribbons of Blue

Last Sunday was a pretty great lesson. The topic was self-image which really excited me because of my previous work on a high school girls’ retreat at my home parish. 806 more words


Animal Citizenship?

Well, we already have the Nonhuman Rights Project going for personhood. This angle, explored via Vox, is worth pursuing as well:

What if domestic animals — pets such as dogs and cats as well livestock like cows and chickens — were granted citizenship rights?

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Yes, Animals Have Feelings

Jonathan Balcombe is director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy. He contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights… 1,766 more words