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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Tuesday, November 12,
Acreage and Crop Condition Vastly Better than Last
Year, Sanders Says
hard freeze expected across most of Oklahoma in
the next day or two, the canola crop will be
entering its dormant phase. Heath
Sanders of the Great Plains Canola
Association says the crop looks much better
prepared for inclement weather this year and,
overall, canola acres are expected to be way
Planting season started out dry in
September, but rains toward the latter end of the
planting window really got things off to a good
"With the weather we've been having
we're getting some size on it, we're getting some
leaves on these plants. And, of course, the canola
that got off on a good start is getting pretty
good sized now and the brakes will be put on that
pretty quick. So, all in all, from what I've
gathered and what I've driven across the state,
we're in so much better shape than last year. It's
just a sigh of relief that we're setting ourselves
up for a good opportunity to make a good crop this
The condition of the crop so
far is fairly good, Sanders says, even in the
southwest which is still very dry.
seen some canola fields that look really good down
there and I've seen some stands and some fields
that were a little bit
smaller. And as you get further
southwest, you get more erratic rainfalls. You get
a little bit further north and it's a little bit
more widespread, but it kind of depends on where
you're at in southwest Oklahoma. We've got a mixed
bag. We've got some smaller canola, we've got some
bigger canola. The big thing now is we do have
more moisture than we had last year so we've got
some smaller plants, maybe, in some of these
fields, but they do have some moisture under them
and that helps buffer that temperature and keep
that plant healthier even if it is
You can hear my full interview
with Heath Sanders or read more of this story by
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Beef Network Sales and Stocker
S. Peel, Oklahoma State University
Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist writes in
the latest Cow-Calf Newsletter:
first few of several Oklahoma Quality Beef Network
(OQBN) sales have been held in the past two weeks.
OQBN is a vac-45 type preconditioning programming
with a specific protocol for health and weaning of
calves. Several more sales are upcoming in
McAlester (November 19); Blackwell (November 23);
Tulsa (December 2); El Reno (December 4); and
Pawnee (December 7). Last week, at the OKC West
sale at El Reno, Oklahoma, OQBN steers and heifers
sold for premiums ranging from $11 to $24/cwt.
compared to non-preconditioned feeders. The value
of preconditioning is apparent even when feeder
cattle prices are near record levels. For stocker
or feedlot buyers, the improved health and reduced
death loss risk of preconditioned feeder cattle is
even more important at high
Wheat pasture is
continuing to develop and calf markets in the
Southern Plains reflect strong wheat pasture
demand for stockers. The strong demand for
lightweight stockers is maintaining a sharp price
rollback on initial stocker gains. In last week's
seven-market Oklahoma auction averages, the steer
price rollback for the 425-525 pound weight range
was $21.61/cwt; for 525-625 pounds, $16.75/cwt.;
for 625-725 pounds, $3.07/cwt.; and for 725-825
pounds, $5.87/cwt. This means that the value of
gain is heavily loaded towards the later stocker
gains, i.e., in animals above 600
read more of this article from Derrell Peel,
please click here.
Communications Necessary to Successfully Engage
Millennial Generation Beef
beef industry is heading in new directions when it
comes to advertising designed to reach today's
beef consumers. Helping lead the charge is
Michelle Peterson Murray, senior
executive director for innovative communications
with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
She tells Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron
Hays it's a big job.
"On behalf of farmers
and ranchers around the country we help tell the
story of beef to consumers in a relevant way. What
we've been doing in the last six months is really
reshaping our communications programs and really
thinking through what matters to consumers and how
do we deliver that story to a Millennial through
She says reaching out to the
younger generation in non-traditional and new
media is a challenge.
"It's a brave new
world for beef. It truly is a brand new
environment. It's a new way to communicate, but,
it's also exactly what we've been doing for
years-providing great products to Americans and
resolving the questions they have about what
they're going to have for dinner tonight or
putting them closer to America's farmers and
ranchers and how we produce beef every day."
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read more of this story.
Packers to Require Premises ID Tags in
an effort to improve pre-harvest traceability and
improve national disease surveillance in the pork
industry, many major U.S. packers and processors
will require a USDA-approved, official premises
identification number (PIN) swine tag as a
condition of sale for breeding stock beginning
Jan. 1, 2015.
"This is a positive step for
our industry as we continue to create a more
robust surveillance and traceability system that
can help protect our animals, our livelihoods and
our customers," said National Pork Board
President, Karen Richter, a
producer from Montgomery, Minn. "That's why I
encourage producers who may not already be using
official PIN tags to register their premises and
begin using the tags now."
Dr. Patrick Webb, Pork Checkoff's
director of swine health, the USDA-approved,
official PIN tags for breeding swine are
customizable with or without a management number
and can be purchased in multiple colors.
can read more of this story by clicking here.
Pioneer Helps Growers Use 2013 Data to Plan for
Better 2014 Crop
Pioneer offers two unique field-analysis tools
that help growers conduct deep dives on yield
results - regardless of the brand of seed planted.
Available through Pioneer® Field360™ services,
these data tools - called treatment analysis and
post-harvest calibration - provide an unbiased
view of hybrid performance across a field.
"Growers taking advantage of these tools
can sit down with their Pioneer sales
professionals at the end of the year and review
their operations," says Nathan
Paul, DuPont Pioneer services application
manager. "This offers a lot of information beyond
simply average yield. Our sales reps and
agronomists can help growers analyze yields based
on different field environments."
treatment-analysis tool connects yield results to
soil maps, fertility maps and as-planted maps,
providing a report card on hybrid performance by
unique environment. With this information, a
grower can focus on his hybrid selections for next
year. DuPont Pioneer is the only seed company
currently offering treatment analysis to
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Half a World Away- Crops and Ag Infrastructure
Wiped Away by Typhoon Haiyan
early reports from the Philippines are telling the
story of a massive loss of life as well as a way
of life in this Pacific nation. Reports of
10,000 dying may end up being conservative.
The government has indicated that they are
focusing right now on trying to help those still
alive as they push to rescue people and set up
relief shelters in the hardest hit villages and
has been devastated along the path of this massive
storm, which was about twice as big as Katrina
when it hit New Orleans a few years back- with
rice and coconut production hurt badly.
to a news release from the United Nations' Food
and Ag Organization, ""Although there is not a
clear picture yet of the impact on the agriculture
sector, it is evident that the damage is
extensive," said Dominique
Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and
"The typhoon hit
just at the beginning of the main rice-planting
season, and FAO estimates that over one million
farmers have been affected and hundreds of
thousands of hectares of rice
"Severe impacts on coconut
production in affected areas are expected, and
there has also been wide-scale destruction to
storage facilities and rural
"Along the coast the storm
surge wiped out many fishing communities,
demolishing boats and gear."
are several general relief funds that you can
contribute to- however, we are searching for one
that will funnel resources straight into the hands
of impacted farmers. Click here to read more from the
FAO release on the agricultural hurt.
Freeze Arrives with Arctic Air- a Repeat Expected
have fallen harder and faster than first thought
for Tuesday morning, with a second morning of hard
freezing conditions expected tomorrow morning.
have several maps for you to take a look at this
morning- a wind chill map that shows values down
into the teens in northwest Oklahoma as well as a
map that shows the temperature drop over the last
also have a map showing the Oklahoma City National
Weather Service area with the expected lows for
Wednesday morning- extend those out into the
Panhandle and over into northeastern Oklahoma- and
you have a very cold night for an extended period
Click here to check these maps
out- and you can click here for the current real
time temperature map on the Mesonet as well.
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