Tag Archives: weather

  • Right in the middle of soybean harvest
  • Export information on corn & beans
  • South America…where are they at with their crops
  • Quarterly stocks report…how does that affect the markets & compare to the October WASDE
  • US Weather & harvest



WASDE Report

FSA Acre numbers to be released
A big rally in the beans
Basis questions for beans & corn
Do you haul or store
How much yield was lost in the past three weeks?
NICE rally in the hogs with a limit up day
Cattle bids

Many parts of Nebraska have recently had at least one night of below freezing temperatures.  In some areas, temperatures have warmed back up and the sorghums have begun to regrow. The hydrocyanic acid (or prussic acid) in this new growth can be highly toxic to grazing cattle.

Prussic acid toxicity is considered to be more problematic during the summer months, but any new fall growth following a frost that kills only the plant tops can be toxic.  Risk of prussic acid poisoning can be mitigated several ways.  Prussic acid poisoning is dose-dependent — both the amount and concentration of prussic acid in the diet as well as how rapidly it’s consumed will influence the likelihood of toxicity.


  • How long has it been since the freeze/frost?
  • Can they consume enough of new regrowth so rapidly that it will cause an issue?


If in doubt, wait at least 7 days after a killing frost before grazing. This allows adequate time for the chemicals to be eliminated from the plants.

Do not graze hungry cattle on susceptible forages.  If the new growth of a previously frosted plant is short and consists of only 1 or 2 new tillers, the likelihood of prussic acid poisoning is minimal.  However, if there are 5 or more new tillers with growth of 4 to 5 inches, then the possibility of prussic acid poisoning increases markedly.  The reason is that with the increased amount of new growth, grazing cattle could consume enough new growth to receive a lethal dose of prussic acid.

Even though the potential for prussic acid toxicity exists, careful management can be used to reduce livestock losses.

Wet weather moving through the Midwest

4.00 corn a ways out on the futures but what does that mean for corn

WASDE on Friday
3 typhoons hit China the past two weeks with damage to their corn crop.
Did you know China doesn’t buy corn from Brazil.
China continues to buy US beans
Reversal in the cattle market, restocking beef time


lean hog index above $60 first time since May 28th


  • Production estimates came out on Monday
  • Inflation aspect of the markets & how the dollar plays into it
  • South America the planting season starts this month
  • Will they get rain…South America & the Black Sea Region?
  • LA Nina is strengthening-what does that mean for winter wheat guys
  • Winter talking cold but will there be moisture


  • Cooler weather
  • Setting crop insurance on HRW
  • Corn & bean rally
  • Pull back in the markets today-was that surprise?
  • Cattle market thought of an ugly day…but finished higher on the feeder cattle
  • Short term low in place
  • Box beef lower Friday & Monday-seasonally shouldn’t be surprising
  • Demand how much more do we have with the college games etc being taken away

  • Import tariffs being cut in Brazil
  • China continues to buy at these price levels
  • Fed Policy change…could be good for commodities
  • Any concerns with this dry weather continuing?
  • Basis in the country with the current weather conditions
  • Chinese & the politics here in the U.S.
  • Cash cattle market a disappointment
  • COVID and lack of protein movement is becoming more sensitive

  • Hurricane Laura
  • Lack of rain in the Midwest
  • Look for another downturn in crop ratings on Monday
  • Better chance for rain starting Friday
  • China & its corn & soybean purchases
  • Bloomberg story on soybeans & China
  • What happens after the purchases?
  • Will we see buying after January 1?
  • Cattle market trade took a hit on the futures today
  • ASF & China