Market Journal: Livestock Markets, El Nino and More

Market Journal: Livestock Markets, El Nino and More July 27, 2018

On this week's Market Journal Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, gives his analysis of the July USDA Cattle on Feed report. Derrell also discusses cattle inventory and calf crop percentages, slaughter numbers, and his recent trip to China. View this segment.

Other segments this week:

Identifying Palmer Amaranth and Common Waterhemp

Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, explains three characteristics differentiating Palmer amaranth and common waterhemp.

El Niño Watch

Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist, discusses what can be expected from an El Niño weather pattern and why the US Climate Prediction Center recently issued an El Niño watch.

Cover Crop Research 

Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension agronomist, talks about the UNL South Central Ag Lab research plot where cover crops (rye, oats and mixes) are planted on three different dates following wheat harvest and prior to corn to learn more about the effects on crop growth and yield. The project is now in its third year.

Weather Outlook

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