Market Journal - May 5, 2017

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 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 Tina 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 feedlot.

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.



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