Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending September 30, 2016

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle were lower this week. The five-area fed steer price for the week of September 22 – September 29 averaged $103.36 for live sales, and $161.92 for dressed; respectively, down $3.27 and $5.98. Total volume … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending September 23, 2016

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle were lower this week. The five-area fed steer price for the week of September 15 – September 22 averaged $106.63 for live sales, and $167.90 for dressed; respectively, down $0.35 and $0.15. Total volume … Continue reading

September Cattle on Feed Report Recap

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA, NASS) released their monthly Cattle on Feed report Friday afternoon (September 23, 2016). The report revealed that 10.135 million head of cattle were in U.S. feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 … Continue reading

Crop Market Update: September 19, 2016

Corn was down last week with Greenville cash corn currently trading $0.04 lower than a week ago and $0.36 lower than a year ago at $3.34/bu on Friday. December futures contracts are $0.04 lower on the week at $3.37/bu. Harvest … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending September 16, 2016

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle were higher this week. The five-area fed steer price for the week of September 2 – September 9 averaged $106.98 for live sales, and $168.05 for dressed; respectively, up $1.94 and $1.76. Total volume … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending September 9, 2016

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle were lower this week. The five-area fed steer price for the week of August 25-September 2 averaged $105.04 for live sales, and $166.29 for dressed; respectively, down $4.88 and $7.74. Total volume sold was … Continue reading

Update: What are our EEM graduates up to?

Well, we have a new boss here in the department and he asked me to update this previous blog post from early 2015 about what our EEM majors are doing after they graduate from our program. I spent a little time … Continue reading

Sorting Through Big Ag Data Part 2

Many are concerned with the privacy issues associated with precision agriculture data. These are real concerns.  I have worked with private farm data all my career, but precision maps are a particularly difficult kind of data to protect as geo-referenced … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending September 2, 2016

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle were lower this week. The five-area fed steer price for the week of August 25-September 2 averaged $109.92 for live sales, and $174.03 for dressed; respectively, down $4.89 and $6.35. Total volume sold was … Continue reading

Sorting Through Big Ag Data Part 1

Today, one of the biggest buzz phrases in agriculture is ‘big ag data.’  While precision agriculture has been around for some time, it’s important to recognize that the data produced by agricultural equipment, field sensors, and various other technologies may … Continue reading