Nevil Speer

Nevil
C.
Speer
Professor of Animal Science
Articles
annual spot boxed beef sales
Industry At A Glance: Annual Spot Boxed-Beef Sales by Category
Demand for Choice beef product has been on the rise – representing an increase of nearly 9% of the total sales mix during the past 10 years.
Industry At A Glance: Factors Driving The Lean Trimmings Market
External forces are a significant factor in market movements for lean trimmings and ground beef.
beef cattle market outlook fall 2014
September Cattle Market Outlook: Bull Run Cools, But Market Upside Possible
Given the cattle market action from May through July, it almost seemed as if there was no stopping the bull run in the cattle market. Reality set in during August, however, with live cattle prices being subjected to a consolidating trend.
Industry At A Glance: Boneless Beef Imports Tick Up From 2013’s Decline
Total beef imports into the U.S. have declined dramatically since the peak in 2004. While 2014 shows a slight uptick from the deep trough of 2013, what does this trend portend for the domestic and international beef market?
Industry At A Glance: Mid-Year Look At The Beef Export Market 3
Beef export totals could easily surpass $6.5 billion in 2014 and establish a new all-time record – the fifth in five years.
declining cow slaughter
Industry At A Glance: Declining Beef & Dairy Cow Slaughter
Declining beef cow slaughter provides clues to if and when cowherd expansion will happen.
Beef Demand Still Strong As Prices Continue To Surge
The cattle market’s action during the past several months has all been established on the back of boxed-beef values.
branded beef boxed sales
Industry At A Glance: Prime & Branded Beef Sales Continue To Grow
An all-new weekly record was established at the end of June when nearly 18% of all boxed-beef sales were comprised of Prime or branded products.
weekly regional price differences
Industry At A Glance: A Look At Regional Fed-Market Price Differences
A look at the regional dynamics (north vs. south) within the fed cattle market.
weekly corn basis from texas triangle
Industry At A Glance: Texas Triangle Corn Basis Sees Spike
A 50¢ move in corn basis since last summer represents a value difference of nearly $30/head between the northern and southern regions – the equivalent of $4-$5/cwt. for a 750-lb. steer.
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Industry At A Glance: Is Beef A Luxury Food Or A Staple? 2
The rising price of beef stirs lots of discussion about the industry’s ability to maintain competitiveness over the long run.
shift in feedyard cattle
Industry At A Glance: Composition Of Feedyard Calf Placements
There’s been an important shift occurring among the nation’s feedyards over time. Most notably, the composition of placements has undergone some significant changes since 2000.
market, cattle, prices, June, action, Industry At A Glance
June Market Is One For The Ages: Is More On The Way?
Astounding, unprecedented, monumental – or you can tack on any of your other favorite descriptors to explain the market’s action during the past month.
cattle, industry, balance, value, truck, investment
Industry At A Glance: Annual Feeder Cattle Investment
At today’s cost of $100,000 for a potload of cattle, how can the industry continue the delicate balancing act?
trends in the cattle cycle
Industry At A Glance: Changes In Beef Cow Inventory Vs. Changes In Calf Price 4
Will 2014 be a year of reversal in which cow-calf producers begin to rebuild their inventory? That’s an all-important question, and it’s seemingly been discussed more in recent weeks given the market’s strong counter-seasonal moves.

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