Market Journal – January 23, 2015

This week on Market Journal…

Cattle Market Analysis – Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the recent slide in cattle markets. Mike also talks about feedlot margins and demand for beef.

Genetically Engineered Animals – Alison Van Eenennaam, UC Davis Cooperative Extension specialist in animal genomics and biotechnology, discusses genetically engineered animals. Alison also talks about possible consumer fears surrounding genetically engineered animals. Alison's recent Heuermann Lecture presentation can be found here.

Corn Rootworm Management – Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, explains how rootworm resistance might force growers to manage the pests in a different way. More information about this topic can be found on the Plant Management Network's website.

Range and Pasture Management – Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, gives an update on the current condition of Nebraska's pastures and ranges. Bruce also explains why cows and calves might benefit from drinking water out of tanks, rather than ponds or creeks.

Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next week on Market Journal… John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, will join us to analyze corn and soybean markets. We will also talk about grain storage quality with Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist.



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