John Nalivka

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Nalivka: American Sustainability

May 22, 2020 by John Nalivka
"The concept of sustainability that will be tested the next few years concerns economic security. Our U.S. public debt has become unsustainable, an issue that must be addressed."
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Nalivka: Meat Industry Disruption

Apr 20, 2020 by John Nalivka
Plant closings and slowdowns are major symptoms of the meat and poultry industries’ disruption due to COVID-19 and product distribution and livestock production are also critical to a smoothly running supply chain.
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Nalivka: Let’s Talk Packer Capacity

Mar 09, 2020 by John Nalivka
Does the beef industry need additional packer slaughter capacity? Recent history suggests cattle prices were highest when packing capacity utilization was lowest, but the answer is complex.
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Nalivka: Reviewing Carcass Weights

Feb 21, 2020 by John Nalivka
Over the past five years carcasses grading Choice represent 82% of slaughter, and carcass weights are also on a steady trend higher which is a cautionary sign for cattle feeders.