Elliott Dennis

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

Retail Beef Premiums for Livestock Production Practices: Implications for Technology Adoption

 This article was first published by In the Cattle Markets.

Domestic demand for beef has remained relatively flat over the past 10 years. In other words, while beef demand is seasonal in nature there has been minimal significant and sustained upward trend in domestic beef demand. While this is true, there is still some evidence that consumers are willing to pay premiums for specific quality grades and the type and location of production.

Man shopping the meat section at grocery store.

Trade and Animal Health Practices: Are They Paying

This past year has seen several important trade agreements agreed to which will directly benefit the beef complex. The Japanese-U.S. trade deal will effectively lower tariffs for 90% of beef commodities from 38.5% to 9% between 2019 and 2033. The European Union-U.S. trade deal will increase the quota limit of hormone free beef for the U.S. to 35,000 tons (~80% of quota limit) over the next seven years. Lastly, this past week the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass USMCA which will now go on to the Senate for final approval.

Cattle in pasture.

Cow-calf Producers Responding to Market Events and the Beginning of a Beef Cow Selloff

This article was first published by In the Cattle Markets 

Cow-calf pair in the pasture.

Presentation Slides: EID Use and the Nebraska Brand Law

Ethanol Movements Impact Distiller Grains as an Input to Cattle Feeding

This article was first published by In the Cattle Markets.

Cattle behind fenceline.

Macroeconomic Volatility and Industry Specific Shocks Pressure Down Cattle Prices

This article was first published by In the Cattle Markets.

Cattle behind fenceline.

Finding a Bottom Through Grains and Holiday Meat Demand

This article was first published by In the Cattle Markets.

Cattle behind fenceline.

Captive Supply: Nature, Extent, and Market Trends

This article was first published by the Nebraska Cattleman magazine.

Cattle behind fenceline.

Wholesale Primal Products Influenced by Export Demand

Each week the USDA-AMS releases the weekly comprehensive boxed beef cutout (USDA-AMS LM_XB 463). Quality specific cutout values are calculated based on the percentage yield contribution of the seven primal cuts – brisket, chuck, flank, loin, rib, round and short plate. The contribution of these primal cuts effects the choice and select composite cut-out values and ultimately the choice-select spread.

Cattle behind fenceline.

Northern Plains Livestock Operations are at a Wage Disadvantage Compared to Crop Operations

This article was first published in the Nebraska Cattleman magazine

Cattle behind fenceline.