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