Market Journal - June 9, 2017

Individual Segments

Market Analysis

Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes recent price movements in live and feeder cattle markets. Mike also talks about U.S. beef exports, slaughter weights and domestic demand.

Nitrate Leaching

Brian Krienke, Nebraska Extension educator, discusses the risk of nitrate leaching and talks about nitrogen applications during the growing season.

GDD Tool

Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and Nebraska State Climate Office director, explains how growers might benefit from using Useful to Usable’s growing degree day tool.

Marestail Control

Chris Proctor, Nebraska Extension weed management educator, outlines UNL research looking at fall and spring marestail control options.

Heat Stress

Rob Eirich, Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance director and Nebraska Extension educator, outlines steps producers can take to help minimize heat stress in feedlot cattle. Information about the USDA-ARS Heat Stress map can be found on the BQA site. UNL will be holding a Stockmanship & Stewardship event later in June.

Weekly Weather Forecast

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