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Selected Projects and Presentations:


A partial list of past and in-process client projects includes:


  • Valuation of an innovative chicken production technology
  • Estimation of 2015 HPAI damages, and testimony on that study to the Senate Agriculture Committee
  • Estimation of 2015 HPAI damage to the turkey supply of a major producer and presentation to a large customer of that producer
  • Update of GIPSA issues study for the National Chicken Council
  • Construction of a 5 year strategic business plan for a large Colombian feed company 
  • Defense of a poultry integrator in contract termination litigation
  • Defense of a poultry company in antitrust litigation
  • Defense of FDA disclosure procedures under the ADUFA act
  • Measuring global potential demand for a feed micronutrient
  • Outlook for the U.S. seafood market
  • Market potential study for biofuels produced from natural gas
  • Customer outlook presentation for a major poultry integrator 
  • Near term outlook for broiler prices and profitability
  • Outlook for Latin America broiler industry
  • Estimation of optimal land rent terms for an Iowa grain farm
  • Strategic planning for a European trade association 
  • Estimation of potential damage claims for alleged Farm Service Administration acts of discrimination
  • A detailed analysis of 1991-2009 U.S. demand for chicken
  • 2009/2010 outlook for a major turkey producer/processor
  • 2009-2014 dairy outlook for a series of meetings with U.S. milk producers
  • Export profiles of the top 10 U.S. pork producers
  • Profile of the global poultry in-feed pigmentation market
  • Global Poultry Outlook 2009-2023
  • Calculation of 2005-2007 U.S. county level animal populations
  • Sales force sizing and reallocation for a supplier to the U.S. dairy industry
  • Strategic planning preparation and facilitation for swine, poultry, dairy and beef industry suppliers
  • Strategic planning facilitation for a state pork producers organization
  • A series of three white papers on Latin American meat and poultry trade
  • Long term projections for U.S. and Brazilian ethanol production
  • An analysis of the impact of fuel ethanol on U.S. corn prices and acreage
  • Animal number projections for the Middle East and Africa
  • Animal health company competitive profiles
  • Profiles of all major U.S. beef, pork and poultry producers
  • Profile of a major player in U.S. animal nutriceuticals production
  • White paper on beef technology benefits for the Growth Enhancement Technology Information Team (Now the Sustainable Beef Resource Center)
  • White paper on locations of manufacturing sites of major global animal health companies
  • Analysis of the value of feed saving technology in light of higher corn prices
  • Profile of organic and natural food production systems in the U.S.
  • Analysis of the effects of bird flu on global poultry markets
  • Profile of the U.S. dairy industry
  • Analysis of prospects for global salmon and catfish production
  • Profile and prospects - Canadian Pork Industry
  • Global swine industry outlook for production and trade, 2007-2015
  • Use of economic resources for organic and "natural" food production
  • Rebuilding prospects for the Iraqi broiler and egg sectors
  • White paper on the economic value of a parasiticide to cattle feeders
  • An analysis of the value of corn to U.S. ethanol refiners and cost to U.S. consumers
  • Turkey outlook presentation for the 2007 Elanco Animal Health Turkey Tech Seminar
  • Turkey and feed cost outlook for a major U.S. turkey producer
  • Turkey outlook talk for the Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency
  • Pork, beef and feed cost outlook for a major U.S. meat producer advisory group
  • Outlook for 2008-2013 Canadian beef and pork production
  • Outlook for 2008-2013 EU poultry, beef and pork production
  • Profile of the global feed manufacturing sector by major company and country
  • Profiles of major multinational feed and meat producers
  • Analysis of FDA animal drug approvals by species and approval type from 1971 to 2007
  • Analysis of a proposed aquisition of the animal health business of a global pharmaceutical company
  • Papers on the economic savings from use of a line of feed additives
  • Outlook for Canadian pork and beef sectors
  • Dairy sales force design for a new product line for an animal health company
  • 2008-2009 outlook for major meat species in the top 20 global markets
  • Analysis of the effects of U.S. biofuels policy on food production costs

Publications include:

  • Article on how U.S. beef imports help increase the overall value of U.S. beef production
  • Feedstuffs articles on:
    • Global trade growth in meat and poultry
    • Global growth prospects for meat and poultry demand and production
    • Paper on land conservation and high yield agriculture
    • Papers on the effects of growth hormones on resource use and efficiency in the beef sector
    • Gasoline and ethanol price relationships
    • Emerging fuel/feed price relationships
    • Recent (2013) corn price forecasting model
  • Outlook for the U.S. Turkey Industry (Poultry USA), 2005 and 2006

Presentation topics have included:

  • Analysis of the the need for RFS reform in light of the 2012 drought
  • Turkey outlook
  • Broiler outlook
  • Cattle outlook
  • Pork outlook
  • A series of presentations on beef technology benefits
  • Global feed, livestock and poultry outlook for a Latin American and EU poultry industry conferences
  • Prospects for global trade growth in meat, dairy and poultry products
  • A presentation on land conservation made possible by modern agricultural technology
  • Broiler industry outlook paper for a major U.S. producer
  • Costs of ethanol subsidies to the U.S. meat and poultry production sector
  • Dairy industry economics and outlook

  • This page was last modified on Tuesday, August 30, 2016