Rick Kment

DTN Analyst
Rick Kment
Rick Kment is DTN's ethanol and dairy analyst. Rick joined DTN in March 2005. He has more than 15 years of experience in the agribusiness and dairy industries, including five years managing his own farm and nine years working with agricultural producers and agribusinesses throughout the Midwest on animal nutrition and farm management.

Rick graduated from Kansas State University where he received an animal science degree, focusing on animal nutrition and management. After spending several years in the industry he returned to the University of Nebraska to earn an MBA in agribusiness focused on leadership development and agricultural finance and management.

Rick was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska. He has lived in several locations in the Midwest. He currently resides in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife Jacki and sons Cole and Quinn.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Buyers quickly returned Friday morning with moderate gains seen in nearby livestock trade. The growing support in lean hog futures continues to move prices to or above short-term resistance levels, sparking increased long-term...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Feeder cattle futures surged higher following active losses in corn and soybean markets Wednesday morning. The focus on feeder cattle gains left the rest of the livestock market unsettled with growing pressure in deferred...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Despite aggressive gains late last week, traders took a much more subdued and cautious approach Tuesday morning. This is expected to limit active trade volume through most of the trading session.

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    Following a long three-day weekend, livestock traders are expected to quickly step back into the market with a combination of follow-through buying and cautionary positioning developing Tuesday morning.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

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  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

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