Market Journal - January 12, 2018

Individual Segments

Cattle Market Analysis

Mike Briggs, Briggs Feedyard manager, describes how commodity funds have impacted futures markets. Mike also talks about feedlot placements, beef demand and profit margins.

TAPS Competition

Daran Rudnick, Nebraska Extension Agriculture Water Management Specialist, outlines 2017’s Testing Ag Performance Solutions contest, in which teams competed to manage profitability, efficiency and yield.

Section 1031 Elimination

Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, explains how the elimination of Section 1031 for personal property could impact farm operations.

Breeding Costs

Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, discusses the importance of understanding how breeding costs affect profitability on a cow/calf operation.

Weather Outlook

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