2014 CattleFax U.S. & Global Protein & Grain Outlook Seminar

Wednesday, February 5 – 8:00 am- 10:00 am 

Sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition LLC and Zoetis Animal Health
Ticket Price: $40.00 per person
New- this session is now included with your 4-day registration 

It’s becoming a global marketplace for beef. With China emerging as the world’s largest meat  importer. Brazil continuing to expand beef production and India taking a larger role in the beef trade globally, the U.S. is part of a world beef market that is increasingly volatile. 

International forces are only one piece of the picture for U.S. cattle producers, however. Corn supplies have increased, yet prices remain volatile. The effects of a widespread drought are also having an impact. So are changing U.S. consumers and their evolving demands. Energy prices and industry contraction are factors. Add to that an economy struggling to come out of a slump and large investor positions in the futures market, and you’re beginning to get the idea. We’re a complex industry.

Always, one of the Convention’s most popular sessions, this CattleFax seminar will explore the factors that influence the profitabilityof your operation, and provide a look forward to what cattle, beef and feed prices might look like in the future. To top it off, Art Douglas, Ph.D., of Creighton University will provide a long-term weather outlook.

For cattlemen, it’s a program that’s always informative, and increasingly valuable.

All checkoff committee members are encouraged to attend this session to better understand the fundamentals of, and trends in, the marketplace.

 

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Author:Sarah Farlee

Director of Marketing and Special Projects for High Plains Journal and Midwest Ag Journal.

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