Market Journal –“ December 14, 2012

     Cattle Markets –“ Mike Briggs, Seward, Neb. feedlot manager, thinks the recent cattle market run looks like the setup for a classic bull market rally. Mike also gives his thoughts on corn prices, the fiscal cliff deadline–™s affect on volatility, and consumer spending.
     Pasture Planning –“ Dennis Bauer, UNL Extension educator, says the winter months are a good time for cattle producers to develop their drought management plans.
     NAWMN –“ Aaron Nygren, UNL Extension educator, explains how the Nebraska Agricultural Water Management Network can help growers keep track of their moisture levels. Click here for more information.
     Cow Leasing –“ Cow leasing may give cattle producers an option to feed cattle on non-damaged pastures. Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator, explains other ways cow leasing may be used, and the benefits and drawbacks of agreements.
     Farm Transitioning –“ Lars Peterson, Transition Point Business Advisors, talks about the challenges in passing the family farm from generation to the next.
     Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his weekly weather forecast.