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OSU Hard Red Variety Bentley a Leader in OSU Wheat
Variety Trials Reported to Date
With a dozen of the Oklahoma State University Wheat
Variety Trial locations tabulated so far for 2016, a pair of
varieties have risen to the top in yield and in overall rankings. The
newest OSU Hard Red Winter variety that has come out of the Brett Carver breeding
program, Bentley, has the highest yield per acre average for those
varieties that were a part of the trial in all twelve locations.
Bentley has averaged 65.83 bushels per acre to date, besting the West
Bred Grainfield variety which has averaged 65.08 bushels per acre to
The next four varieties that averaged above sixty bushels per acre
from south to north at this point includes:
TAM 204 63.25 BPA
SY Flint 62.25 BPA
Gallagher 60.58 BPA
If you do the rankings and figure them like a golf score- lowest
number is the best- the West Bred Grainfield Variety is in first
place, just ahead of Bentley after the first twelve locations. SY
Flint is third, Iba is 4th and TAM 204 fifth and Gallagher is 6th. Three
of the top six varieties that were in all of the trials reported to
date are products of the OSU Wheat Breeding Program- and marketed by
Oklahoma Genetics, Inc.
From the wheat varieties that were not in all twelve locations- the
standout of that group is the Agripro variety, SY Monument. Monument
yielded an average of 68.88 BPA in the nine locations it was tested
in to this point.
here to read more about the OSU wheat variety trials and find a
link to more results.
AND- a BIG Thank You to OSU Ag Communications student Kalee Horn who
is interning for us this summer- her first assignment in this
internship was to crunch the numbers and help analyze the
results! She will be helping us update the numbers as Dr. Dave Marberger
posts more results in the next few days.
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Steve Dittmer Asks- Will
Debbie Stabenow Succeed in Playing the Fear Card in the GMO Labeling
is a former ag journalist who now heads the Agribusiness Freedom
Foundation, a non profit that advocates for free market forces in
agriculture. This morning, he released an Op-Ed on the GMO Labeling
debate that remains a struggle between mandatory and voluntary
labeling of foods that contain GMO ingredients.
"The latest word from Washington comes from not-our-favorite
senator, Sen. Debbie
Stabenow (D-Mi). We mention it in that context
because we're thinking she is trying to crowd Sen. Pat Roberts
into a corner, hoping she can spook him into jumping over the fence
into GMO-FearLand. Because all the tactics the anti-GMO forces have
mustered have been built on fear -- fear of what they claim is the
unknown and untested.
"Never mind that with all our powerful modern analytical
equipment, science can find no difference in the nutritive content of
a genetically modified kernel of corn or soybean or anything else
produced with advanced genetic breeding and editing techniques. These
folks just fear modern science and modern agriculture, like previous
generations of uneducated peasants feared plagues they couldn't
understand or witches they didn't feel comfortable with. People today
aren't uneducated, they are poorly educated, indoctrinated with fear
and hatred of things they don't understand, in a time in human
history when we can explain and understand more of the wonders of the
universe than ever."
Dittmer goes on to lay out his case that the Anti- GMO forces want
nothing to do with a voluntary approach to GMO labeling- and they
want the information written out on the label, which will enable them
to further demonize GMO ingredients with this fear and hatred that he
has written about.
here to read his complete opinion piece as we wait to see what
sort of deal might be struck by Roberts and Stabenow that now likely
won't be in time to stop the initial implementation of the Vermont
Roger Johnson Says Mergers in the Agricultural Industry Don't
Necessarily Benefit Producers
As agricultural corporations like Dow and DuPont and
Bayer and Monsanto continue to propose mergers with one another,
National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says farmers and
ranchers are going to be left paying the price.
"We are going to have fewer choices of inputs to
buy, we're going to have less competition in the marketplace, we're
going to have higher costs as a result, we're going to have less
innovation that happens," he says. "That's what happens
when industries consolidate."
Johnson says NFU opposes the proposed mergers of these
major agribusinesses, as his organization was actually founded more
than 100 years ago to help create more options for producers.
"As agriculture was developing, there were very
few buyers - and in many cases, farmers had one choice of a buyer to
sell their products to - and very few input suppliers," he says.
"Many of our formative years were spent organizing cooperatives
to provide competition in the marketplace."
Because some of the world's larger agricultural
corporations are headquartered outside of the United States, Johnson
says there is a specific entity of the federal government charged
with reviewing international mergers and most of their focus is on
"They look at these mergers from the standpoint
of is there any likelihood these foreign companies might end up with
some sort of a strategic military advantage as a result of an
acquisition or a merger," he says.
Johnson says a proposed merger between Syngenta and
ChemChina is of particular concern.
spoke with Johnson during his recent trip to Oklahoma. Click
here to listen to our conversation about about mergers
in the agriculture industry - including more on
the proposed merger between Syngenta and ChemChina
Allendale, Inc. Releases
Cattle on Feed and Cold Storage Report Estimates
On Friday June 24 at 2:00 PM CT, USDA will release
their monthly Cattle on Feed and Cold Storage reports. The following
are Allendale's estimates for the two reports:
May Placements are expected to be 9.1% larger than last year at 1.875
million head. There have now been four months in a row of above last
year placements. This will help bulge supplies in Q3 and Q4. USDA's
cattle feeding margin model showed a $33 per head profit for outgoing
cattle in May for a very light 1,250 lb. animal. This now marks two
months in a row of profits after 15 months of losses. Corn averaged
$3.55 in Western Kansas in May ($3.44 in April, $3.67 in May 2015).
May placements supply the October through January slaughter period.
Allendale anticipates a Marketing total 7.7% larger than May 2015 at
1.831 million. This was the second smallest May marketing since the
data-series started in 1996. Last year was the record low of the
data-series. There was one more weekday and one less Saturday than in
May of the previous year which artificially inflated the estimate.
Total Cattle on Feed as of June 1 is 1.7% larger than last year at
10.751 million. That is an increase over the May 1 total that was
+1.3% from one year ago.
here to read Allendale's Cattle on Feed and Cold Storage
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Dr. L D Barker Says a
Strong Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship is Key to Good Herd
The USDA mandated veterinary feed directive (VFD) goes
into effect January 1, 2017 and will require cattle producers to work
with their veterinarian before administering antibiotics via feed.
Newcastle veterinarian Dr.
L D Barker says a VFD is just a small part of the
veterinary-client-patient relationship, which is essential to the
overall health and productivity of a herd.
Barker says a strong veterinary-client-patient relationship allows a
veterinarian to know the ins and outs of an operation in order to
better prevent and treat diseases like bovine respiratory disease - a
major concern for a lot of producers. BRD can be prevented with
vaccine protocols, but Barker says if an animal is trace mineral
deficient or has a parasite load, the vaccine won't be effective.
Having that veterinary-client-patient relationship in place gives
veterinarians the information they need about the kind, origin and
management of cattle on an operation.
For producers looking to introduce high-risk cattle to their herd,
Barker says it is especially important to develop a relationship with
a veterinarian and work closely with an animal nutritionist to
address deficiencies. He also recommends updating facilities to meet
Beef Quality Assurance standards, as mishandling cattle can cause
unnecessary stress that leads to compromised health.
to Dr. Barker talk more about the benefits of developing a strong
veterinary-client-patient relationship during the latest Beef Buzz.
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Drone Rules Out from FAA-
Use in Ag Touted by Obama Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration Tuesday announced a rule that
will allow the use of drones commercially, including for agriculture
purposes. The FAA rule limits most small commercial drone operations
to daylight hours and requires operators to get certified every two
The FAA's 624-page rulebook allows commercial drones weighing up to
55 pounds to fly during daylight hours lower than 400 feet in the air
and the aircraft must remain in sight of the operator. The final rule
has a 60-day comment period.
A White House fact sheet issued Tuesday says, for agriculture,
unmanned aircraft can monitor crop health in real-time for farmers
who are trying to manage farms. Further, the White House says by
reducing the need for manned aircraft in agricultural operations,
drones can help reduce fatal agricultural aviation accidents and can
increase crop yields by providing higher-quality data about the
Read the complete White House release on this rule by clicking
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Fed Cattle Exchange
Selling This Morning- Best Numbers Yet for This Electronic Finished
The online platform that is bringing together buyers and sellers of
finished cattle, FedCattleExchange.Com,
will be holding their fourth sale this morning at 10:00 AM central
Consignments for this sale are the best yet in term of numbers of
animals that will be offered to the buyers. A total of 2,881
will be for sale, starting at 10:00 AM.
You can go back and see the previous week's sales- and you can go to
the website by clicking here and
watching the sale board in real time as bids are sought for each pen
of cattle consigned.
The hope is that over time the sale will continue to grow and will
offer some liquidity within the finished cattle market- offering
price discovery information that will aid in pricing formula cattle
in the days to come.
FedCattleExchange is owned and operated by Superior Livestock- and is
being operated out of their offices in Oklahoma City.
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