economics

BeefCast 0438 - Insights into the Cattle on Feed report and what we might expect in the new year

BeefCast 0438 Show Notes:
  • Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Livestock Economist, takes us inside the recent Cattle on Feed report and also offers his thoughts on what we might expect to see as we enter 2010.

BeefCast 0437 - What does the future of the pork industry look like as a competing protein source?

BeefCast 0437 Show Notes:

  • Let's take a look today at how the pork industry is responding to the economic shift in demand with Mike Tokach, Kansas State University. 

BeefCast 0432 - What is the current drop in carcass weights telling us?

BeefCast 0432 Show Notes:
  • What is the current drop in carcass weights telling us? Jim Robb, Director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, offers his insights into the current and forecasted market trends.

Mark McCully - The Economics of Quality Beef Production in the Feedlot


The Economics of Quality Beef Production in the Feedlot - Mark McCully, Certified Angus Beef LLC, from the 2009 Feeding Quality Forum , November 10, 2009, South Sioux City, NE, USA

Alex Avery - Conventional Beef Production’s Economic and Environmental Advantage


Conventional Beef Production’s Economic and Environmental Advantage - Alex Avery, Center for Global Food Issues, Hudson Institute, from the 2009 Feeding Quality Forum , November 10, 2009, South Sioux City, NE, USA

BeefCast 0427 - How could we get a $10 rally in the cash cattle market?

BeefCast 0427 Show Notes:

  • What was responsible for the peak in the drop credit a couple of weeks ago? What will world grain stocks look like next year? Should you buy some out of the money corn call options for your wife for Valentines Day? Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company, wraps up his thoughts on protein and feedstuff market outlook. Part 3

BeefCast 0426 - Why is India buying 200 tons of gold?

BeefCast 0426 Show Notes:
  • Let's continue on with Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company, as he demonstrates the changes in global consumer buying habits as they impact beef production. Part 2

BeefCast 0425 - What does "the price of eggs in China" really means for the beef industry?

BeefCast 0425 Show Notes:

Hybrid Outlook for Agribusiness Careers

Ag jobs
Employment prospects for farmers, ranchers, and production managers are expected to decline over the next seven years, with notable exceptions in organic farming, horticulture, and aquiculture. The overall outlook for careers in agriculture and food science is brighter—job growth in these areas is expected to keep pace with the average of other occupations in the United States.

Larger Farms, Fewer Jobs

The ongoing trend of farm consolidation will continue to hinder employment prospects for independent farmers and ranchers. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates an 8% decline in the number of self-employed farmers between 2006 and 2016 while the demand for agricultural managers is expected to remain flat.

Jobs Germinate in Specialty Areas

Opportunities in organic farming will continue to blossom, thanks to the USDA’s earmarking of $50M for farms beginning, expanding, or improving their organic production. The landscaping industry is expected to provide more jobs over the next decade for horticulture specialty farmers. Aquiculture is another promising area, as additional restrictions on commercial fishing are anticipated.

BeefCast 0422 - What impact is the delayed crop harvest having on the cattle markets?

BeefCast 0422 Show Notes:

  • Jim Robb, Director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, completes the picture of how delayed crop harvest, more culled dairy cattle, and international trade are impacting our cattle markets.
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