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Byline: Anthony A. Mestas
Oct. 12--LA JUNTA, Colo.--External market forces have reversed the flow of cattle from Southern Colorado. After selling off much of their herds during last year's drought, cattlemen are buying again to supply a booming market for beef.
Jace Honey of the La Junta Livestock Commission reports that the market is almost double last year.
"There are three things that are a lot different from last year," Honey said.
There was decent moisture in the spring.
There was a shortage of cattle because of the drought which raised prices.
Imports of Canadian cattle were banned when a case of mad cow disease …