Mike Sands

Livestock Analyst | Nesvick Trading Group

Mike Sands is Nesvick Trading Group’s Livestock Analyst. Mike joined Nesvick after working at Informa Economics for a number of years, heading the economic, research, and analysis program in the cattle and beef area. Mike coordinated a multi-commodity livestock and meat research team of professionals to service a broad spectrum of clients. His team developed marketing, merchandising, and risk management plans for livestock and livestock products with particular emphasis on cattle and beef procurement and sales.

Mike currently consults intensively with clients that are actively engaged in the livestock and meat industry. His primary responsibilities include economic research and market analysis which comprises of price discovery, production, trade, price relationships, and risk management strategies to support the diverse interests of his consulting clients.

Early in his professional career, Mike was a livestock marketing economist at Kansas State University where his team developed livestock marketing and management strategies for farmers and ranchers. Mike grew up on a dairy farm in central Wisconsin and received his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, all in agricultural economics.

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