"Desperado" takes home title of 2016 Super Bull

“Desperado” rules Iowa State Fair’s 2016 Super Bull contest AMES, IOWA – The winner of the Iowa State Fair’s “Super Bull Contest” is a Black Angus bull named “Desperado.” Desperado is owned by John and Emily Putney and family of Gladbrook. Desperado weighed in at 2,972 pounds to take home ...

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Recent changes to the CME Live Cattle Futures Contracts Alarm Iowa Cattlemen

CME Changes Disregard Industry Input    AMES - The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) announced recently that a $1.50 per hundredweight discount would be applied to cattle delivered to the Worthing, SD delivery point on the October 2017 cattle futures contract. Even more concerning, however, are CME’s threats to move ...

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