Elliott Dennis

Elliott Dennis is an assistant professor and extension livestock marketing specialist in the Department of Agricultural Economics.\.

Live Cattle Delivery in Nebraska and Its Impact on Basis

Nebraska FARMcast: Live Cattle Delivery in Nebraska and Its Impact on Basis, with Elliott Dennis - March 8, 2021

Closeup of black cow.

Federal Livestock Insurance Market Performance and Use in Nebraska

This article was first published by The Nebraska Cattleman magazine.

Why the US Government Provides Subsidized Livestock Insurance?

Closeup of brown cow.

Will Seasonality Patterns for Beef Export Sales and Commitments Hold in 2021?

This article was first published by In the Cattle Markets

Trade occurs when price differences between the two locations are large enough after accounting for transportation cost, exchange rates, tariffs, etc. Exports vary throughout the year since prices reflect current and future supply and demand situations. Seasonality in cattle production, meat demand, and market disruptions are some examples of why wholesale beef prices increase and decrease within a year.

Beef rib on butcher block.

Organic Production of Livestock and Livestock Products in Nebraska

USDA “Certified Organic” is a form of production that has received considerable public attention in the last 10 years, particularly among small, beginning and/or minority farmers. Spiking retail prices for red meat and poultry have seemingly accelerated consumer’s interest in organic locally produced products. Consumers demonstrate their desire for these products by paying premiums when purchasing meat products. Producers receive premiums by either directly marketing live animals to consumers that are custom harvested or marketing animals to meat wholesalers.

Two cows standing in green field.

The Likelihood of Regional Triggers Under the Industry’s Proposed '75% Rule'

This article was first published by In the Cattle Markets.

Workers separate beef parts in packing facility.

Presentation Slides: COVID-19 Impacts on Beef Cattle Industry

Download presentation slides, "Presentation Slides: COVID-19 Impacts on Beef Cattle Industry," delivered at the Nebraska Beef Industry Summit webinar on Nov. 9, 2020. By Elliott Dennis, assistant professor and livestock marketing specialist, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Cattle behind fenceline.

Public and Private (Dis)Incentives for Animal Identification

This article was first published by the Nebraska Cattleman.

Cow-calf pair in pasture.

Presentation Slides: Market Shocks and Risk Management — Meat Supply and Demand in the U.S.

Download presentation slides, "Market Shocks and Risk Management," looking at meat supply and demand. By Elliott Dennis, assistant professor and livestock marketing specialist, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Uncooked brisket.

Seasonality in Fed Cattle Transactions and the Role of Negotiated Cash

This was first published by In the Cattle Markets.

Closeup of cow with ear tag.

Impact of Reported Coronavirus Cases on Live Cattle Futures: Implications for Future Feedlot Placements and Risk Management

This article was first published by In the Cattle Markets.

The media and market attention surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) has been near deafening. Uncertainty surrounding the severity, transmission rates, case fatality, and government policies has induced large amounts of volatility into the markets. Market analysts are still trying to sort through and estimate the impacts that COVID-19 will have on country specific economic growth, consumer spending, and food purchases away from home.

Group of cattle on pasture.
Cattle behind fenceline.
Closeup of two brown cows.
Finney county meat facility photo.
Hogs on Montana farm.
Bins in harvested field.
Two hogs in pen.
Hanging beef in locker.
Cows during drought.
Beef cattle at fence.
Shiny app graph.
Cows eating out of feeding trough.
Three black cows behind fencing.
Cattle behind fenceline.
Cattle in feedlot.
Group of cattle in feedlot.
Group of cattle in filed at dusk.
Cattle behind fenceiline.
Group of cattle on pasture.
Man shopping the meat section at grocery store.