The potential for the beef cattle industry to rebuild and expand the cowherd has not been this strong in more than 20 years. Likewise, cheaper feedstuff prices and robust protein demand are fueling expansion efforts in the pork and chicken segments.
Beef industry participants will feel the far-reaching influence of livestock expansion well beyond 2015. CattleFax will discuss those implications in detail during its Outlook & Strategies 2015 Seminar on Dec. 2 in Littleton, Colo., near Denver.
The event's keynote speaker is Jan Lambregts, Global Head of Financial Markets Research for Rabobank International. He will share his thoughts on what factors will shape the U.S. and global economy in 2015. Art Douglas, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of the Atmospheric Science Department at Creighton University, will discuss weather patterns and trends expected for 2015 and beyond.
The CattleFax team will share its expectations on the major trends that will shape the livestock, grain, protein and energy markets over the next 12 to 24 months. Discussions will highlight:
• U.S. livestock and feedstuff production scenarios and expansion implications
• Domestic wholesale and retail protein market demand considerations
• Global supply and demand drivers for agricultural products
• Strategies to grow profits and manage risk in an expansion-era livestock market
• Forecasts for 2015 prices in the calf, feeder cattle, fed cattle and beef markets
Seminar discussion will include topics such as beef cowherd expansion, cheaper feedstuffs, energy market price changes, feedyard and packing segment overcapacity, protein market trends, interest rate expectations and world trade policy.
For more information on the seminar and how to register, visit the CattleFax webpage.