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with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash
Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets
have a new market feature on a daily basis-
each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's
markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS
here for the report posted yesterday afternoon
around 5:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
price for canola was $9.13 per bushel- based on
delivery to the Northern AG elevator in Yukon Friday.
The full listing of cash canola bids at country points
in Oklahoma can now be found in the daily Oklahoma Cash
Grain report- linked above.
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Jim Apel and Tom Leffler-
analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
National Daily Feeder & Stocker
Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
National Daily Slaughter Cattle
Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
Monday, October 21,
Economists Explain Where We've Come and Where
We're Going with 2013 Farm
Oklahoma State University faculty members have
written a paper documenting the journey toward
what those in agriculture hope will culminate in
the final adoption of the 2013 farm bill.
Jody L. Campiche and
Larry D. Sanders explore where
the measure stands currently, what it means and
what will happen in the near future. (You can read
their entire report by clicking here.)
on September 30, 2013, the 2008 farm bill expired
yet again. A year ago, the 2008 farm bill expired
for the first time on September 30, 2012. This
time, however, the issue is further clouded by the
recent government shutdown, the continuation of
current spending levels through January 15th, and
punting on the debt crisis until February 7th, and
This is exacerbated by the
fact that 37 programs have not received extended
baseline funding and the disaster assistance
program was dropped after the 2012
Though House and Senate
agriculture committees have worked to pass new
farm legislation, the current political turmoil in
Washington has pushed the bill to the back
action, including the creation of conference
committees in both the House and Senate have
jumped started the process. There is a wide gap
between the two bills that must be bridged for
there to be any progress toward passage. The
Senate version embodies $4 billion in cuts to farm
and nutrition programs over ten years; The House
version calls for $39 billion in
cuts. This leads some lawmakers
to wonder if another extension will be
Click here to read more of this
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Cow Production Costs at Record Highs in 2013- Jim
Robb of LMIC
market analysis purposes, the LMIC has been
estimating annual cow-calf returns since the mid
1970's. Jim Robb with the LMIC
says those estimates are not based on survey data.
Assumptions used represent rather standard
production and marketing practices and are not
indicative of a particular operation. Producers
hit by Mother Nature events like drought or
unusual blizzards, like that centered on Western
South Dakota recently, probably had much higher
production costs than calculated by the LMIC.
Finally, LMIC only includes cash production costs
plus pasture rent, and not all producer economic
costs are used.
Robb was a guest earlier
this week on Agriculture Today on the K-State
Radio Network and his comments are featured in
today's Beef Buzz.
Costs faced by U.S.
cow-calf operations have surged in recent years.
In the last five years, cash costs plus pasture
jumped from about $550.00 per cow to nearly
$800.00 in 2013. The LMIC uses 14 major cost
categories (from purchased protein feed to
interest cost) and every category has increased.
In 2012, the summed calculated costs exceeded
$700.00 per cow for the first
for the cow-calf sector, cattle prices this fall
are higher than a year ago. So, estimated cow-calf
returns per cow will be up in 2013 compared to
2012's. The calculated return over cash costs plus
pasture rent in 2012 was only about $32.00 per
cow, that left little or nothing for the
unaccounted economic expenses, or herd expansion,
even if a cow-calf producer was located in a
Click here to catch the Beef Buzz
or to read more of this story.
Pork Council Joins Fight Against Hunger, Feeds
Hungry Oklahomans this Holiday
to the Oklahoma Pork Council (OPC) and Blue and
Gold Sausage, 4,000 pounds of sausage, valued at
$8,000, will be donated to the Regional Food Bank
"Oklahoma's pork producers
are proud to partner with the Regional Food Bank
again this year to make sure hungry Oklahomans
have access to high-quality, nutritious protein,"
said Roy Lee Lindsey, Oklahoma
Pork Council executive director. "The Regional
Food Bank plays a central role in directly helping
tens of thousands of hungry citizens in our state
and Oklahoma's pork producers look forward to
helping in that effort each year."
donation from okPORK and Blue and Gold Sausage is
a part Governor Mary Fallin's Fourth Annual
Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive. The goal of the drive
is to raise 1.4 million meals to help feed hungry
families, children and seniors this holiday
Click here to read
Foundation President Calls Chipotle Scarecrow
Video a 'Horrifying
marketing video made to solidify an image of
Chipotle Mexican Grill's fare as a more healthful
alternative to other restaurants' offerings has
turned a lot of eyes--and heads--in the marketing
world. Since its release September 11, the online
video has garnered over seven million views and
generated untold miles of column inches in
marketing publications and blogs worldwide. The
video has received rave reviews, it seems, from
everyone except those who know anything about
agriculture and food
following editorial is written by Bill
Buckner, president and CEO of the Noble
Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He examines the
video through the eyes of agricultural
By now, almost everyone
has seen the Chipotle Mexican Grill
You know, the one with a sad
scarecrow in a dystopian future rebelling against
mass processed food by opening his own wholesome
"Chipotle" style stand, all while Fiona Apple
mournfully croons "Pure Imagination" in the
This is supposed to be
Chipotle's profound statement about today's food
production and big agriculture.
Click here to read more from Bill
Buckner. It's well worth your
Markets Shrug as Government Shutdown Ends,
government shutdown is now over. The USDA is now
back in business and Oklahoma State University
Grain Marketing Specialist Kim
Anderson says that there may be less
impact on the markets than some analysts
He said there was a 50-cent drop
in the soybean market from one day to the next as
the shutdown kicked in, but beans had been on a
downtrend. The same downward movement also
happened in corn, but it wasn't quite so dramatic.
Wheat, which had been on an uptrend, continued its
"In other words, what did
we see in the commodities and the grains? Not a
whole lot before and during the
Anderson said that as fresh data
has begun to flow back into the system, it seems
to be business as usual as the established
sideways trends continue.
can listen to more of Anderson's commentary by clicking
Pesticide Collection Dates Set for Wilburton,
agricultural producers, commercial and
noncommercial applicators, as well as pesticide
dealers, can get rid of unwanted pesticides in two
different locations in November, thanks to the
Oklahoma Unwanted Pesticide Disposal
Collection services will take
place Nov. 19 in Wilburton at the City of
Wilburton Recycling Center, and Nov. 21 at the
Kingfisher County Fairgrounds in Kingfisher. Both
collection times will be from 8 a.m. to 1
The program is funded by the Oklahoma
Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, with
additional support from the Oklahoma Agribusiness
Retailers Association and the Oklahoma Cooperative
Extension Service, said Ryan
Williams, ODAFF Consumer Protection
"The intent of these collection
services is to reduce potential health and
environmental concerns by removing unwanted
pesticides from storage," Williams said.
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You Spell BEEF? The OSU Marching Band Can!
Saturday, at the Oklahoma State University
homecoming game, the halftime show of the OSU
Marching Band included a rendition of the classic
ballet by Aaron Copland- Rodeo- which is known to
millions as the music associated with the phrase,
"Beef, It's Whats for Dinner."
portion of Rodeo was played called the Hoe Down-
the band quickly spelled out the word "Beef."
It's the finale of their halftime show
and drew a great cheer from beef lovers in the
have placed the video on our APP in the Beef
section- and we also have the embedded YouTube on
our website that you can check out by clicking here. Enjoy!
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