Market Journal – May 17, 2013
This week on Market Journal...
Market Analysis – Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners, talks about continued planting delays, low corn exports, and possible selling strategies for soybeans and corn.
Rangeland Grazing Outlook – Jerry Volesky, UNL Extension range and forage specialist, discusses the current condition of grasses near North Platte, Neb.
Pasture Management for Weeds – Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, says farmers and ranchers can use preventative measures to control weeds. Anderson says one of those options is to use specific grazing techniques.
Fly Control – Dave Boxler, UNL Extension educator in entomology, talks about thresholds and treatments for horn, face and stable flies.
Cattle Reproduction Issues – Drought has forced producers to cut herd numbers and, in some situations, dry-lot cattle for extended periods of time. Rick Funston, UNL Extension beef cattle reproductive physiologist, discusses breeding and synchronization in confinement. Rick also talks about keeping an eye on body condition leading up to breeding.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
Next week on Market Journal…As new versions of a farm bill begin to swirl in Washington, we will talk with UNL Extension public policy specialist Brad Lubben to look at how Senate and House versions differ. UNL Extension economist Kate Brooks will also joins us to analyze hog and cattle markets.