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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Friday, October 5,
of Champions at Tulsa State Fair will Lead to
Premium Sale Later This
thousand 4-H and FFA members have been at the
Tulsa State Fair the last couple of days, showing
their animals in the 2012 Junior Livestock Show.
The top winners will parade their winners in their
annual Premium Sale of top animals on Friday,
beginning at 11 AM.
sale will be led off by McKenzie
Strickland of the Tecumseh FFA, whose Maine
Anjou Steer was judged to be the Grand Champion of
the 2012 Tulsa State Fair. McKenzie is
hoping for a big payday- based on recent years in
the sale ring. In 2011- the Tulsa Grand
Champion brought $40,000. Other Grands
include Olivia Mason of Fairview FFA showing the
Grand Champion Lamb, Whitney Jung of Sterling FFA
with her Barrow and Trent Boles of Asher FFA who
owns the Grand Champion Meat Goat.
have several stories we have posted this morning
Click here for details of the
Steer show and the list of the Breed
Click here for details of the
Barrow show and the list of the Breed
Click here for details of the
Market Lamb show and the list of the Breed
Click here for details of the
Meat Goat show and the list of the Division
Click here for the PDF file of
the Sale Order for today's Premium Auction.
took several pics on Thursday evening during the
Parade of Champions- click here to see them as a par
of a set we are making of the Junior Livestock
Show at the Tulsa State Fair.
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Prepares to Issue CRP and DCP
Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director,
Francie Tolle announced that FSA
will issue Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and
Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) payments
during the first few weeks of October.
"FSA will issue the payments timely as
long as all producer eligibility requirements are
met," said Tolle.
CRP and DCP payments
could be affected if producers have not submitted
the required Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) forms.
Affected producers will need to submit the proper
AGI forms before payments can be issued. In
addition, producers who signed up for CRP
emergency haying and grazing and did not pay in
advance will notice that their annual rental
payment was reduced by the acreage that was hayed
"Producers who were affected by
county office consolidations will not experience
payment delays of this nature," said Tolle. "All
county office payments, regardless of
consolidations, will be generated at the same time
as long as all other eligibility requirements are
For more information on CRP and DCP
payments producers should contact their local FSA
Mary Fallin Lifts Statewide Burn
Mary Fallin today lifted the
statewide governor's burn ban currently in effect
for 33 Oklahoma counties effective immediately.
"With cooler temperatures and higher
humidity we are seeing a lower occurrence of
wildfire," Fallin said. "These factors combined
with recent precipitation across the state allow
the ban to be lifted."
encouraged to remain cautious with campfires,
debris burning, outdoor cooking, welding and other
activities that include an open flame.
"Even with the rains we have received,
drought conditions are still plaguing some
counties", said State Forester George Geissler.
"Everyone should be weather aware and consider the
conditions before they do any activity which could
spark a wildfire.
Click here for more and a link to the
forestry department's burn ban map.
Animal Rights Extremists Care More About Money
Than Animals, Pate Says
Dakota cattle rancher Curt Pate
believes handling cattle the low-stress way is
right thing to do, but he's not sure about the
best way to handle animal rights extremists like
the Humane Society of the United States.
don't know if we can reason with everybody in the
world. All I know is the only thing I can do is
change myself. And, so, the more I learn how to
better treat animals, not only for profit, but
just because when I do it I feel really
good. Like they say, 'It's the
right thing to do.'
"I have spent so much
time worrying about HSUS, PETA, and all these
folks-and I've really lost quite a bit of sleep
about it-I'm not so sure they really care as much
about animals as they do money. I know there's a
lot of them that really do. And if they care about
animals as much as they say they do, and if I care
about animals as much as I think I do, then we
should be able to come together and come to some
agreement. Because I know I've seen a lot of
cattle in feedyards that are a lot happier in that
feedyard than they would be out in the dry desert
that we're experiencing in South Dakota, because
it's a droughty bugger. And those cattle in that
feedyard, they've got a lot better deal than some
of those cattle out on the range right now. So, if
we all would work together for the betterment of
the animal like we all truly say we should, I'm
all for it. But, if we're just doing it for
political reasons or monetary reasons, I can't do
anything about that."
Click here for more of Curt Pate in
the newest Beef Buzz. You'll also find a link to a
lengthy interview with Curt.
Eliminates Early Opening Floor Times Effective
Jan. 1, 2013
Kansas City Board of Trade has filed a submission
with the CFTC to eliminate the early start time of
open outcry trading for the KCBT's flagship hard
red winter wheat futures and options contracts on
USDA report release dates effective January 1,
2013. Open outcry trading will open at 9:30 a.m.
CT on these days, as it does on all other trading
Beginning on June
12, 2012 open outcry sessions opened at 7:20 a.m.
CT on USDA report release dates with USDA reports
being released at 7:30 a.m. CT. This change was
made because KCBT electronic trading was available
during the USDA release time. However, on
September 19, the USDA announced that key
statistical reports would be released at 11:00
a.m. CT beginning in January 2013, rendering the
earlier open outcry opening time unnecessary.
Therefore, the open outcry opening time will
return to the later 9:30 a.m. CT time.
Wheat futures and wheat options electronic
trading hours (Sunday through Friday) are 5:00 pm
to 2:00 pm CT for Hard Red Winter Wheat futures
to Gather Farm Labor Statistics in
the second half of October, U.S. Department of
Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics
Service (NASS) will conduct its biannual
Agricultural Labor Survey to collect information
about hired labor on Oklahoma farms. More than 250
of Oklahoma's farmers and ranchers will receive
"Farm labor information is
very important when it comes to budgets and
planning for upcoming growing seasons," said
Wilbert Hundl, Jr., Director of
the NASS Oklahoma Field Office. "The data that
farm operators provide in the Agricultural Labor
Survey will help inform policy-makers in Oklahoma
who may take up legislation impacting this
USDA and the Department of
Labor will use the statistics obtained from the
Agricultural Labor Survey to help establish
minimum wage rates for agricultural workers,
administer farm labor recruitment and placement
service programs, and assist legislators in
determining labor policies.
You can read more of this story by
Headed to Oklahoma in
year marks a hallmark event in Oklahoma. Oklahoma
State University, in collaboration with the Beef
Improvement Federation (BIF), will be hosting the
45th Annual Beef Improvement Federation Research
Symposium and Meeting. The last time the BIF
convention was held in Oklahoma was March, 1981,
when the meeting was held in
The 2013 BIF convention
will be held in Oklahoma City from June 12-15,
2013, at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention
Center. It will be a forum
bringing together industry professionals,
producers, and researchers to discuss current
issues facing the beef industry.
more details about this great beef industry event
headed to our neck of the woods- click here so you will be able to
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