Market Journal - August 12, 2016

Cattle Market Analysis – Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, discusses the outlook for the U.S. beef industry. Derrell also talks about cattle price movement and the cost of meat for consumers.

Hog Market Analysis – Ron Plain, University of Missouri emeritus professor of ag and applied economics, analyzes the drop in hog market prices. Ron also explains why China has become a significant buyer of U.S. pork.

Grazing Cover Crops – Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension beef systems specialist, explains how livestock producers can use cover crops as a forage option. Nebraska Extension will hold a field day August 25 focused on using cover crops for grazing and soil improvement.

Sampling Hay – Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension associate dean, describes why farmers and ranchers might want to sample hay or grasses before feeding them.

Weather Outlook – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.






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