Nebraska Edition | November 21, 2019

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Carcass................................... 217.37 214.12 237.08 Western Corn Belt Base Hog Price Carcass, Negotiated .............51.07 * * Pork Carcass Cutout, 185 lb. Carcass 51-52% Lean...................70.34 76.74 81.04 Slaughter Lambs, wooled and shorn, 135-165 lb. National ........135.43 147.18 153.15 National Carcass Lamb Cutout FOB ..........................................380.23 396.39 402.45 Crops, Daily Spot Prices Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 11/8/19 Wheat, No. 1, H.W. Imperial, bu ................................................. 4.43 3.68 3.70 Corn, No. 2, Yellow Columbus, bu .............................................. 3.40 3.83 3.60 Soybeans, No. 1, Yellow Columbus, bu ........................................7.79 8.41 5.93 Grain Sorghum, No.2, Yellow Dorchester, cwt ............................ 5.48 6.13 8.32 Oats, No. 2, Heavy Minneapolis, Mn, bu......................................3.18 3.21 3.27 Feed Alfalfa, Large Square Bales, Good to Premium, RFV 160-185 Northeast Nebraska, ton ....................................* * 127.13 Alfalfa, Large Rounds, Good Platte Valley, ton...........................110.00 107.50 107.50 Grass Hay, Large Rounds, Good Nebraska, ton..........................87.50 100.00 95.00 Dried Distillers Grains, 10% Moisture Nebraska Average ...........137.50 147.00 149.50 Wet Distillers Grains, 65-70% Moisture Nebraska Average .........49.00 50.00 51.50 For daily agriculture news, updates and local happenings, visit www.farmandranchnetwork.net Proud Supporters of farmandranchnetwork.net Your source for ag news that affects Nebraska and the Plains region. F arm R anch NetworkServiceCo Gov. Ricketts Spotlights German Biotech Investments as Trade Mission Concludes LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY – This weekend, Governor Pete Ricketts wrapped up his first trade mission to Germany. His final activities included visiting companies that have made key investments in Nebraska and promoting Nebraska beef. On Friday, Gov. Ricketts started his day with a tour of Bayer’s learning center in Leverkusen and met with executives to thank them for their investment in the state. In Nebraska, Bayer has facilities in Gothenburg, Waco, York, Kearney, Beaver Crossing, Gretna, and Omaha. From biotech research to detasseling, their investment in Nebraska helps create thousands of job opportunities. In Essen, Gov. Ricketts visited the international headquarters of Evonik, a company that has been producing the amino acid L-lysine at a plant in Blair, Nebraska for about 20 years. According to the company, the amino acid is “an animal feed additive that benefits food production and increases sustainability.” Evonik is also a part of a joint venture with DSM of the Netherlands at a second plant in Blair. This joint venture, Veramaris, is a bioscience company that is revolutionizing feed nutrition. The state-of-the-art Blair facility produces omega-3 fatty acids for animal nutrition through the cultivation and fermentation of natural marine algae. Traditionally, omega-3 production has relied on fish oil obtained from live-caught fish. Veramaris’ breakthrough procedure—which harnesses dextrose from Nebraska corn—satisfies commercial feed demands, particularly in aquaculture (fish farming), while conserving oceanic biodiversity. Both Evonik investments are a part of a growing bioscience campus in Blair, Nebraska that also includes investments from Cargill and Novozymes. On Friday, Gov. Ricketts and American Consul General Fiona Evans of Düsseldorf hosted a lunch for beef buyers to promote Nebraska beef. Under a new agreement, the European Union (EU) will allow the U.S. to almost triple the amount of beef exported to the region. In 2005, only five percent of the U.S. beef entering the EU came from A trio of curious calves who have spent the summer grazing in wetlands near York. Learn about new equipment that encourages wetland restoration through cattle grazing on page 23. FFA SPECIAL SECTION Southeast: Cass, Douglas, Gage, Johnson, Lancaster, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saunders ................................................................................ 4-6 Northeast: Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Stanton, Thurston, Washington............... 7-8 South Central: Butler, Clay, Fillmore, Hamilton, Jefferson, Merrick Nuckolls, Polk, Saline, Seward, Thayer, York ........................................................ 9-15 North Central: Antelope, Boone, Colfax, Knox, Madison, Nance, Pierce, Platte ........................ 16-18 NEBRASKA POWER FARMING SHOW Details & Map.............................................21-22 HEARTLAND CATTLEMAN .....................................................................23-24 MARKETS Grain, Hay & Cattle.........................................25 CLASSIFIEDS .....................................................................26-27 Continued on page 2

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