Cassandra is a thirty-year professional in the livestock and futures industries. Her consultancy was established with the goal of supporting the thought processes of professionals in every aspect of the sector.
Who are her clients? Cassie furnishes analysis, advice, risk assessment, and order execution to cattle feeders, meat packers, end-users, and futures traders. You may already be familiar with Cassie’s perspective; her daily column, The Beef, is read and relied on by thousands of industry professionals in more than thirty countries.
A Kansas State University graduate, Cassandra was raised on a third-generation Missouri farm. She has always been a part of the agriculture industry. As a Senior Risk Management Executive with Tyson Fresh Meats, Cassie managed the company’s cattle feeding interests and oversaw all risk management activities for forward livestock and meat contracts. She was also a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Known for her ability to spot industry trends, and to put specialized information into layman’s terms, Cassie is regularly sought out by media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, Reuters TV, Bloomberg, USA Today, Feedlot Magazine, Beef Magazine, Food Dive, National Business Daily (China), Eater, Public Radio International’s Marketplace, and the Omaha-World Herald.
An engaging speaker, Cassandra is frequently invited to share her insights and strategies with groups like The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Consolidated Beef Producers, Iowa Cattlemen's Association, and various regional Farm Credit Services banking groups.