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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Here is Your Daily Oklahoma Farm and Ranch News Update: 


  • Oklahoma Wheat Commission Calls Harvest 55 Percent Complete After Weekend Progress

  • From USDA NASS- US Corn Crop Conditions Near Steady- Oklahoma’s Wheat Harvest Presses On

  • Tom Brink Highlights All-Around Quality of Red Angus Traits for Crossbreeding

  • Derrell Peel Sees Fed Beef Production Steady; Nonfed Beef Production Down in 2024

  • OKFB’s Fall 2024 Oklahoma Grassroots Rural and Ag Business Accelerators Open for Applications!

  • NPPC Holds Another Successful World Pork Expo

  • Kubota Tractor Gives Back to Farmers Veterans- Adam Cason of Sulphur Honored

Oklahoma Wheat Commission Calls Harvest 55 Percent Complete After Weekend Progress

Below is the latest wheat harvest report released by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission on June 10, 2024:

Oklahoma wheat harvest made good progress in most regions over the weekend. Rain showers in parts of the Panhandle region delayed harvest on dryland production, but producers are hopeful to get moving again later today or tomorrow. Some light showers in other parts of Western Oklahoma and Southern Oklahoma delayed producers in some parts, but for the most part it did not hinder combines from rolling over the weekend in those areas. Elevator locations reporting a lot of movement in all areas. Harvest still moving from the Oklahoma/Texas border to the Oklahoma/Kansas border, with larger percentages completed in Southwest, Western and Central Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Wheat Commission is calling wheat harvest for the state 55% complete.

At the time of reporting, test weights were ranging from 58 to 64 lbs. per bushel for the most part. Most test weights are now ranging from 60lbs. to 61 lbs. per bushel across the state. Proteins ranging from 9% to 13.5%, with an overall average of proteins being at 11.8% as of today. Yields being reported at 40 to 50 bushels per acre in most regions. Higher yields being reported on intensively managed wheat with some yields on a few fields being reported in the mid 60’s to low 70’s. The next Oklahoma Wheat Commission Harvest report will be published on Thursday, June 13, 2024.

Click here to read the full latest harvest report from the Oklahoma Wheat Commission

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From USDA NASS- US Corn Crop Ratings Strong- Oklahoma’s Wheat Harvest Presses On

The US Corn crop slipped one point in the latest Crop ratings in the major 18 US Corn producing states. This weeks good to excellent ratings are at 74% nationally versus 75% last week. Best state in the US on corn condition? Nebraska at 84% good to excellent- with 27% in Excellent.

U.S. winter wheat harvested reached 12 percent, up 5 points from the previous year and up 6 points from the average.

In Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 48 percent, up 26 points from the previous week and up 31 points from normal. Winter wheat conditions rated 57 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 16 percent poor to very poor.

In Kansas, wheat harvested was 5 percent, near 1 percent both last year and the average. Winter wheat conditions rated 32 percent good to excellent, 35 percent fair and 33 percent poor to very poor.

In Texas, winter wheat harvested reached 47 percent, up 14 points from the previous week, and 8 points from normal. Winter wheat conditions rated 30 percent good to excellent, 52 percent fair and 18 percent poor to very poor.

Click here to read full crop progress summaries from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, the U.S.- and to access this week's reports

Tom Brink Highlights All-Around Quality of Red Angus Traits for Crossbreeding

In this episode of Beef Buzz, I am talking with the CEO of the Red Angus Association, Tom Brink about the value of Red Angus in crossbreeding and demand for Red Angus.

Brink said the Red Angus Association strongly supports crossbreeding and has close connections with other breeds.

“The Meat Animal Research Center, as most people know, has done a great job of researching that and putting out a lot of good data that shows the benefits of crossbreeding,” Brink said. “It is undeniable, and it is very important from a fertility and longevity standpoint, which are two of the most important profit drivers at the ranch level.”

Brink said Red Angus offers many functional traits to a herd, especially on the cow side.

“It is a maternal breed, high fertility, and our heifers breed up,” Brink said. “We have done studies within our database, and you don’t have to make those heifers gain two pounds per day to get them to breed at 15 months of age to calve at two years of age. They have a lot of natural fertility, longevity, and reasonable frame sizes for the most part.”

Aside from great maternal traits, Brink also highlighted the high-quality marbling and carcass merit of the breed.

Click here to read more and listen to Ron Hays talk with Tom Brink about the value of Red Angus
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Fed Beef Production Steady; Nonfed Beef Production Down in 2024

Dr. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, offers his economic analysis of the beef cattle industry as part of the weekly series known as the “Cow Calf Corner,” published electronically by Dr. Peel and Mark Johnson. Today, Dr. Peel talks about beef production.

Total beef production thus far in 2024 is 10.6 billion pounds, down 2.0 percent year over year. This follows a 4.7 percent year over year reduction in beef production in 2023 from record levels in 2022. Cattle slaughter in the first 21 weeks of 2024 is down 4.5 percent year over year but cattle carcass weights have averaged 21.8 pounds higher than last year thus far. Beef production will be down year over year in 2024 but by less than previously forecast. There are also some interesting dynamics across types of beef production.

Steer slaughter is down 2.1 percent in the first 21 weeks of the year compared to one year ago. Heifer slaughter is down 1.6 percent year over year thus far in 2024. Total fed (steer plus heifer) slaughter is down 1.9 percent from last year. However, steer carcass weights have averaged 920 pounds, up 20.4 pounds this year and heifer carcasses are averaging 843 pounds, 15.9 pounds heavier year over year. Carcass weights have not shown the typical seasonal decline in the first half of the year resulting in even greater year over year discrepancies in recent weeks. Weekly data from late May shows steer carcass weights 37 pounds (heifers, 29 pounds) heavier than last year. Total fed beef production for the year to date is 8.92 billion pounds, up 0.2 percent from one year ago. Increased steer and heifer carcass weights are offsetting decreased slaughter to result in a fractional increase in fed beef production for the year to date with significant increases in recent weeks.

Click here to see charts and read more from Dr. Peel on beef production

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OKFB’s Fall 2024 Oklahoma Grassroots Rural and Ag Business Accelerators Activate Oklahoma Cohort Open for Applications!

Applications are now open for Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s fall 2024 Oklahoma Grassroots Rural and Ag Business Accelerators Activate Oklahoma cohort. Associate Farm Editor Reagan Calk had the chance to visit with OKFB’s Rural Economic Development Coordinator, Amarie Bartel, about program details.

Oklahoma Grassroots Rural and Ag Business Accelerators program is a program designed to empower and come alongside Oklahoma’s rural and agricultural business innovators,” Bartel said. “We work with anyone from a community of 50,000 individuals or less, and we work with companies as early as the ideation stage. If you have an idea on a napkin or maybe a prototype sitting in the shop, you are a great fit for us. We scale to working with companies as advanced as early revenue stages.”

Baseline rules are simple, Bartel said, as applicants simply must come from a community of 50,000 or less. The application process is cost-free, Bartel added.

“The state of the company is of lesser importance to us,” Bartel said. “We just want to be a resource that can come alongside and equip Oklahoma’s rural founders, so they feel supported to continue to do great things for our state.”

Click here for application info and to listen to Amarie Bartel talk about OKFB’s fall 2024 Oklahoma Grassroots Rural and Ag Business Accelerators Activate Oklahoma cohort

NPPC Holds Another Successful World Pork Expo

An estimated 12,000 people attended the 36th annual World Pork Expo — the world’s largest pork industry-specific trade show — at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines June 5-6.

The NPPC event brought together pork producers and industry professionals from around the globe for two days of education, innovation, networking, and pork. Dozens of media attended, and more than 400 pork industry exhibitors from North America, Europe, and Asia displayed their products throughout the fairgrounds.

Highlights of Expo included an NPPC policy panel where its board officers and staff experts discussed the pork industry’s current legislative, regulatory, legal, and trade priorities. Among the topics covered were the 2024 Farm Bill, California Proposition 12, agricultural labor, an enhanced swine traceability system, international trade, and foreign animal disease preparation and prevention.

BELOW- here are some of the members of the OkPork team that participated in the World Pork Expo activities.

Click here to read additional highlights from the 36th annual World Pork Expo

Kubota Tractor Gives Back to Farmers Veterans- Adam Cason of Sulphur Among Those Honored

In honor of Military Appreciation month, Kubota Tractor Corporation and the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) today announced the selection of the 2024 “Geared to Give” farmer veteran recipients of new Kubota equipment. This year’s five awardees, which include both veterans and currently serving members of the Armed Forces, were honored during a special ceremony on the dirt at the 2024 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Finals at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday’s commemoration of Armed Forces Day.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Adam Cason, U.S. Army veteran, Sulphur, Oklahoma
  • Lieutenant Col. Rob Moore, U.S. Marine Corps, Fredonia, New York
  • Chris Pedersen, U.S. Army National Guard veteran, Almena, Wisconsin
  • Capt. Blaine Underwood, U.S. Air Force, Westville, Florida
  • Master Sgt. Pangia Xiong, California Army National Guard, Fresno, California

“The ‘Geared to Give’ program is Kubota’s way of honoring our Nation’s veterans for their service in the military, but also to empower them with the tools they need as they serve their communities a second time, by helping to feed them,” said Alex Woods, Kubota Senior Vice President and a veteran of the Army National Guard. “Veterans play an important role in strengthening our rural communities and we are honored to be a part of their journey by providing them with much-needed tools to build their farming operations so they, too, can give back to the areas they serve.” 

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Wholesale Boxed Beef Prices were mixed- Choice Beef was up 67 cents and Select Beef was down 10 cents on Monday 06/10/2024.

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Boxed Beef Report

Oklahoma National Stockyards had 6,500 head on Monday, June 10, 2024

Compared to last week: Feeder Steers over 850 lbs 1.00-6.00 higher. Feeder steers under 850 lbs 2.00-7.00 lower. Steer calves 5.00-10.00 higher. Feeder heifers steady to 4.00 higher. Heifer calves 4.00-9.00 lower. Demand moderate to good. Feeder cattle futures up over 3.00 today. The market was up and down all day. Some northern buyers were not here today leaving some holes in the market

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Oklahoma National Stockyards Market Report from 06/10/2024

The Joplin Regional Stockyards had a total run of 8,001 head for Monday June 10, 2024

Compared to last week feeder steers under 750 lbs. sold steady with heavier weights steady to 3.00 higher. Feeder heifers sold from 6.00 lower to 2.00 higher. Supply was heavy with good demand.

Click on the button below for details of the trade as compiled by the USDA Market News Service.

Joplin Regional Stockyards Market from Monday 06/10/2024
OKC West in El Reno Cow and Bull Market Report from 6/10/2024- Cow and Bulls Were Steady
Each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS futuresclick below for the latest update on the Livestock and Grain Futures Trade..
Click Here to Listen to Justin's Commentary From 06/10/2024
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Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture- The report available after the close of the Futures Trade for that day.
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Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network - analyzing the Futures Markets for that trading day- as reported by KC Sheperd.
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Slaughter Cattle Recap: 
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Periodically- we offer interviews on our Ag Perspectives Podcast series- this podcast is available here.

Ron has also has a series of podcasts from interviews with newsmakers at the Cattlemen's Congress- Click here or you can find them on your favorite Podcast platform- look for them by searching for Cattlemen's Congress Conversations.

We are making plans to jump back into regular installments of what has been called the Road to Rural Prosperity- a new name and fresh content is in the works- for now- click on the blue button below for one of our favorites that is a timeless classic.

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