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Sent:                               Tuesday, April 05, 2016 6:20 AM

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Today's First Look:

mornings with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.



Each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS futuresclick or tap here for the report posted yesterday afternoon around 3:30 PM.



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Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture for Monday 4/4/16.



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Feeder Cattle Recap:  

The National Daily Feeder & Stocker Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.


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The National Daily Slaughter Cattle Summary- as prepared by the USDA.


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Your Update from Ron Hays of RON

   Tuesday, April 5, 2016



Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

RedFlagFeatured Story:

Fire Danger Ramps Up This Morning Northwest of I-44


Much of eastern Oklahoma received rainfall last week which has enhanced the green up in wildland fuels. Unfortunately, very little, if any, precipitation has been received west of the I-44 corridor which will allow high to extreme fire danger to persist. Oklahoma Forestry Services reports that most of western Oklahoma has not seen rainfall in seven days with sizeable areas in excess of 25 days since significant moisture. According to Oklahoma Mesonet data, Roger Mills and Cimarron counties are in excess of 100 days without precipitation, resulting in ongoing fire danger.

"A roller-coaster of fire danger will be present all week," stated OFS Fire Management Chief Mark Goeller. "The current weather forecast for the northwest one-half of Oklahoma will cause fire danger each day to bounce between high and extreme."

TODAY, the Panhandle and twenty-four additional counties in western Oklahoma will fall under a Red Flag Warning. In addition, a high wind advisory has been issued for roughly the western one-half of Oklahoma. The expected warm temperatures and low relative humidity over the next few days will keep wildland fuels dry and very vulnerable to wildfire.

Courtesy of Jed Castles at News9- here's the map of where things will be the most EXTREME when it comes to fire danger-

Read more by clicking here.



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FireHelpUpdate on Help for Ranchers/Farmers Caught in Anderson Creek Fire  

Oklahoma officials report that the Anderson Creek Fire remains at 95% contained and is now approximately 367,730 acres. The increase in acreage is due to a burn out operation conducted within the control lines. Firefighters continue to mop-up hotspots and monitor the fire by ground patrol.

There are resources available from a variety of folks for the ranchers and farmers caught in this fire in Woods County in Oklahoma and in the two counties in Kansas impacted.

Last week, the Oklahoma FSA Director Terry Peach meet with several impacted in a gathering in Alva- and he provided an update on the USDA programs that can provide assistance for animals killed and property destroyed. 

Both the Kansas Livestock Association and the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation have set up ways to give cash donations for help in the days to come- click on the respective name of the group to jump to their info page on how to contribute.

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau has set up a pasture clearinghouse for ranchers to locate pasture for their animals for a short period of time- click here for that.

And Chromatin, Inc., is offering forage sorghum seed for those impacted.  Led by Chromatin's Sorghum Partners brand, this initiative will provide farmers with seed that can rapidly produce feed for livestock and ground cover to prevent soil erosion.

More details about what they are offering producers is available here.


PeelBeef Exports from Mexico Growing- Derrell Peel Says Will Impact US Beef Industry in Years to Come


Mondays, Dr. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, offers his economic analysis of the beef cattle industry. This week, Dr. Peel looks Mexican beef exports and their role in supplying beef to the US as well as competing with US Beef exports.

"Mexican beef exports have grown rapidly in recent years. Total beef exports began increasing in 2009 and have increased from about 28 thousand metric tons in 2008 to over 161 thousand metric tons in 2015, a nearly six-fold increase. Currently, Mexico is the tenth largest beef exporting country, exceeding Argentina for the first time in 2015. The U.S. is the largest destination for Mexican beef exports and the U.S. share of total Mexican beef exports has increased from around 60 percent a few years ago to 90 percent in 2015. Mexico also exports beef to Japan but the quantity and share of exports to Japan has decreased the past two years. Previous exports to Russia in 2011and 2012 have ceased because of issues with beta agonists.

"Much of Mexico's beef export growth is due to Sukarne, the largest cattle feeding and beef processing company in Mexico."

Click here for more as Dr. Peel explains about the role that Sukarne is playing south of the Rio Grande- and looks at what the impact may be on the US cattle and beef business may be with this move to modernize the Mexican beef industry


NCBATPPNCBA President Elect Craig Uden Says TPP is Crucial

While it is unlikely Congress will ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership before a possible Lame Duck session of Congress after the November elections, Craig Uden, president elect of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, says the trade agreement remains a high priority for cattlemen.

U.S. cattle producers currently pay a 38 percent tariff to Japan - our largest export customer - at a cost of over $100 million a year. In comparison, Australia has signed a bilateral agreement with Japan and significantly decreased its tariff.

I talked with Uden about TPP recently- and you can hear his comments on the importance of this deal with the Pacific Rim on our latest Beef Buzz. Click here to jump to this Beef Buzz- and we remind you that you can take a listen to previous Beef Buzz shows on our website- they offer a wealth of information from the news makers we have talked to in the beef cattle business.



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PorkPork Producers Support 'CARB' Recommendations

Recommendations for addressing antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a report issued last week by a White House advisory panel were welcomed by the National Pork Producers Council, which said U.S. pork producers having been doing their part to tackle the growing resistance problem.

The Presidential Advisory Council on Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) recommended that federal agencies involved in the effort to address antibiotic resistant take a number of steps, including embracing a "One Health" approach that looks at the resistance issue from a human, animal and environmental prospective; improving coordination and collaboration among agencies; establishing partnerships with states and local agencies, tribes, private-sector organizations, commodity groups, philanthropic organizations and international bodies; providing economic incentives for developing and deploying new diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic tools to fight diseases; and committing sufficient resources to address the resistance problem.

Click here for the NPPC take on the issue and the signals coming from the Obama White House on how to address the problem.


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MeatDietProtein-Rich Diet Tied to Improved Physical Function During Weight Loss

New research published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences shows that eating more protein from foods like lean beef, as part of a reduced-calorie diet, can help obese older adults with limited ability to exercise to lose weight and increase physical function. This new research, supported by the beef checkoff, contributes to the growing body of evidence that shows lean beef and other high-quality protein foods are beneficial for health, including overweight and obese people looking to reduce weight.

Obesity in older adults contributes to negative health outcomes, leading to a potential loss of independence due to reduced muscle strength and limited ability to perform activities of daily living. Duke University Medical Center researchers Drs. Connie Bales and Kathryn Porter Starr hypothesized that enhancing the quantity and quality of dietary protein at each meal during a weight loss intervention would help protect muscle mass and improve balance, lower-body strength and walking speed in obese older adults with functional limitations.

"High-quality protein like lean beef has unique benefits for health," said Shalene McNeill, PhD, RD, who serves as executive director of human nutrition research for the checkoff. "A substantial body of evidence shows the nutrients in beef, such as protein, can help satisfy hunger and maintain a healthy weight and build and maintain muscle. Beef is an important source of nutrients, including iron, zinc and B-vitamins, for optimal health."

To read more about this latest research- click here.


ThisNThatThis N That- USDA Delays, Senator Roberts Calls Out EPA andOKC Farm Show Next Week! 


We would normally be updating you on the status of the southern plains wheat crop, the winter canola crop, pasture conditions and more- but USDA said they were delaying release of the combination of state and national data until this afternoon- twenty hours later.

So- we will be posting that information later today and feature it as a part of our Wednesday email.


Senator Pat Roberts is not pleased with a billboard that is up in the Pacific Northwest- taking what he considers is a cheap shot at livestock agriculture.

The good Senator from Kansas released this statement yesterday- "This disturbing billboard is a bold example of exactly what America's farmers and ranchers complain about all the time: the EPA has an agenda antagonistic to producers. Whether it's overly burdensome and costly regulations or something as obvious as this this malicious billboard, the EPA has much to answer for in maligning those that grow the food and fiber to feed the world. Our farmers and ranchers are stewards of the land and want to see our natural resources protected as much as any other American.

"While there are legal concerns with the lack of disclosure of EPA's involvement, the billboard is another example of EPA's improper practice of encouraging the lobbying of legislators. How and why the EPA has allowed taxpayer dollars to be used to attack any industry, including our vital agriculture producers, demands answers."

The group responsible for taking EPA money and placing the billboard is What's Upstream- they are advocating one hundred foot wide buffers along streams to improve water quality downstream.


A quick reminder that next week is the Oklahoma City Farm Show- we will have our booth in the Cox Building once again- and invite you to stop by and register for the Prefiert Round Pen that will be used in the horse training sessions of Scott Daily on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

You don't have to be present to win- you can register at the show all three days- we will be drawing the lucky winner on Saturday afternoon after the final Scott Daily session.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 OKC Farm Show!!!


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