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After a year of uncertainty and being forced to hold a virtual event in 2020, High Plains Journal’s Cattle U & Trade Show will be back as an in-person event at the United Wireless Arena in Dodge City, Kansas, July 29 and 30. In its third year, Cattle U will continue to follow its two-day format with keynote speakers, panelists, breakout education sessions and the tradeshow.


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The demand for rural properties continues to be strong, according to those who help buyers and sellers. Don Hazlett, longtime real estate broker with Farm and Ranch Realty, Colby, Kansas, said the market for rural land is simple—it is hot. Read more from our spring Land Journal in the May 10 issue or at

McAlester Union Livestock Auction, McAlester, Oklahoma, reported receipts of 1,025 head selling a week ago, 1,375 head trading April 20 and 1,500 head selling a year ago, according to USDA-Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Market News, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.