Glynn Tonsor

Livestock & Meat Marketing, Price Analysis

Professor & Extension Specialist
Kansas State University

Glynn Tonsor joined the K-State Agricultural Economics faculty as an Assistant Professor in March 2010. Tonsor’s current efforts are primarily devoted to a range of integrated research and extension activities with particular focus on the cattle/beef and swine/pork industries. His broader interests cover aspects throughout the meat supply chain ranging from production level supply issues to end-user consumer demand issues.

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Manhattan , KS  66506-4011
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Documents & Presentations by Glynn Tonsor
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In the Cattle Markets (LMIC) October 12, 2021
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, talks about the factors that are keeping the market from trending higher, as many have anticipated. She also discusses the decision of retaining vs. selling fall-weaned calves, and what the market is signaling.

October 11, 2021
Meat Demand Monitor - September 2021 October 7, 2021
Beef Cattle Outlook

Presented at K-State Beef Stocker Day, Manhattan, KS. 

September 30, 2021
Cattle Marketing and Price Discovery

K-State agricultural economists Ted Schroeder, Brian Coffey and Glynn Tonsor discuss their just-released analysis of price discovery in the cattle markets, which was commissioned by the USDA: this in-depth study looked at the impacts of formula marketing agreements as they have evolved over the past two decades, as compared to the cash negotiated cattle trade. They came up with a set of recommendations on improving the flow of price information to cattle producers and throughout the beef production and marketing chain. 

September 21, 2021
Cattle Feeder and Beef Packer Tradeoffs Across Live Cattle Marketing Methods September 20, 2021
Effective and Efficient Cattle and Beef Market Alignment

Price and value discovery, divergent incentives, risk management, and future prospects.

Report prepared for Office of the Chief Economist, USDA. 

September 15, 2021
Cattle Feeding Returns-September 2021 September 13, 2021
2021 Raw Data - MDM

2021 data (updated monthly). For 2020 data, click HERE

September 7, 2021
Meat Demand Monitor - August 2021 September 7, 2021