Market Journal - May 5, 2017

Individual Segments

Cattle Market Analysis

Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the rally in cattle market prices. Mike also talks about profit margins and slaughter weights.

Assessing Planted Corn

Assessing Planted Corn – Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, describes how corn growers can assess potential issues related to snow, frost or cool soil temperatures. More information on seeding rates can be found in a 2015 CropWatch article.

Net Farm Income

ina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, explains how NFBI’s group of producers saw an increase in average net farm income during 2016.

Predicting Feedlot Performance

Jim MacDonald, UNL beef cattle nutritionist, discusses research from the 2017 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report looking at predicting cattle performance in the

Weather Outlook

Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and Nebraska State Climate Office director, recaps current conditions in Nebraska and gives an outlook for temperatures and precipitation.