Market Journal –“ March 22, 2013

     Livestock Markets –“ Kate Brooks, UNL Extension livestock economics specialist, analyzes breakeven numbers for cattle and hogs. Kate also talks about the lack of exports in U.S. meat and the price forecast for spring.
     Nebraska Land Values Rise Again –“ The preliminary report from the 2013 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Developments Survey shows the state–™s all-land average value rose 25 percent over a twelve-month period from February 1, 2012 to February 1, 2013. The report can be viewed HERE.
     Cattle Industry–™s Public Policy Issues –“ Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, explains three issues facing the cattle industry: changes in Country of Origin Labeling, disaster funding, and an Environmental Protection Agency information release.
     Global Soybean Shortage –“ Thomas Mielke, director of Oil World in Hamburg, Germany, details the volume problem in soybeans. Mielke also describes demand for soy in the future and the potential for soybeans in Africa. From the World Soybean Research Conference in Durban, South Africa.
     Planning for Early-Weaned Calves –“ Because of drought conditions, many pastures will be less than ideal for cattle producers. Jim MacDonald, UNL beef cattle nutritionist, talks about planning to manage the early weaning of calves.
     Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.