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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Thursday, December 12,
Annual Tulsa Farm Show Opens for Three Day
20th Annual Tulsa Farm Show gets underway today at
the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa. The doors
open at 9 a.m. today and Friday and close at 5
p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 4
John Sampson of
Midwest Farm Shows has been the mover and shaker
behind the Tulsa show for its 20-year run.
With each passing year, the show has evolved
and grown, he says.
"In the first show, I
believe, we used 66,000 square feet which sounds
like a lot, but not when you're in a building that
has 480,000 square feet."
Sampson said this
year's show almost fills the entire venue and they
have 366 vendors as opposed to 70 their first
Tulsa Farm Show is unique in that all the
exhibitors are totally inside a single building,
making it a very pleasant show for visitors, rain
or shine. Of the seven venues used by Midwest,
Tulsa's is by far the largest and allows them to
perform horse clinics and demonstrations with
year's show will again feature horse trainer Craig
Cameron. Sampson says he's especially proud of his
relationship with Cameron this year as he's just
completed his First Annual Guts and Glory Ride.
Cameron uses the ride to raise funds for veterans
who need assistance with a variety of problems
that can include anything from financial
challenges to serious health issues and physical
"They need our help and thanks for
their service and it's great that Craig is doing
that," Sampson says.
show will also include the youth cattle handling
competition with scholarships going to the
winners. Sampson said the show has awarded
more than $100,000 in scholarships during its
20-year run in Tulsa.
can click here to listen to my
conversation with John, read more of this story
and find a link to the Tulsa Farm Show
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Concerned with User Fees In Budget
National Association of Conservation Districts
(NACD) is pleased that the Ryan-Murray budget
agreement avoids a government shutdown and
replaces sequestration for the next two years with
some additional non-defense discretionary funding.
However, we are extremely concerned about the
unprecedented imposition of USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS) technical assistance
"Imposing conservation planning
technical assistance user fees is short-sighted,
creating a burden on producers who are simply
trying to be proactive and do the right thing for
the land and water resources," said NACD President
Earl Garber. "User fees will
discourage producers from implementing critical
conservation practices at a time when they have
the heavy burden of meeting the demand of a
growing population. This will ultimately take a
toll on our nation's natural resource base, when
as we know, the cost of repair is always greater
that the cost of proactive maintenance in the
NACD says it cannot support
user fees if they are not going toward the
technical assistance that is necessary to do
Click here to read more of the
Chicken Council Supports FDA Phase Out of
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published
its Final Guidance 213 and proposed Veterinary
Feed Directive (VFD) rule. FDA's Guidance 213
implements a plan to phase out over a three year
period the subtherapeutic use of medically
important antibiotics in food producing animals.
The proposed VFD will ensure that all antibiotics
that are administered to food producing animals
will be done so under the supervision of a
In response, National Chicken
Council (NCC) Vice President of Scientific and
Regulatory Affairs Ashley
Peterson, Ph.D., released the following
"NCC appreciates the open and
collaborative process FDA has undertaken to phase
out the use of subtherapeutic, or growth-promoting
uses, of antibiotics that are medically important
in treating humans.
"We strongly support
the responsible and judicious use of FDA-approved
antibiotics and the involvement of veterinarians
in raising healthy chickens. In fact, in raising
chickens today, chicken farmers already maintain
close relationships with licensed veterinarians
who interact on a routine basis, with the farmers
and their chickens, to provide the best care
possible for the flock."
can read more of this story by clicking here.
House Rules Committee has okayed by a nine to
three vote a four month extension of the 2008 Farm
Law that was extended on New Year's Day of
2013 out to the end of September of this
year. This extension would run from October
1 through January 31, 2014- and it appears to
suspend any action of implementing direct farm
price supports for the 2014 crop year- what it
does offer up is assurance that USDA won't try to
implement permanent 1949 law as it pertains to
dairy- the fear being that dairy prices would
spike to eight dollars a gallon or higher if that
Click here for the language of
the Farm Bill Extension- HR 3695.
that fear that got the 2008 Farm Law extended on
New Year's Day in the first place when the House
refused to take up the House Ag Committee passed
farm bill in the final days of 2012.
the House will likely vote on this extension later
today (as early as about 2 pm central)- Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid says
there is no way the Senate will consider the
measure- as he backs up Debbie
Stabenow- the Chairlady of the Senate Ag
Committee who has called on the House to stay for
another week and try to get the framework of a new
farm bill done by next Friday- December
It is possible that
Frank Lucas and Collin
Peterson will stay in DC as their
colleagues leave and will continue the Big Four
discussions of looking for the elusive deal to get
a farm bill framework done.
indicated that once the Framework is in place-
they will hold a full Conference Committee
meeting- consider the Framework and also vote on
several additional issues like COOL at that
Increases Pig Trapping
Research Assistant Joshua Gaskamp
writes in the latest newsletter from the Samuel
Roberts Noble Foundation:
wild pigs can be a daunting task. Certain uses and
types of traps may have caused them to become more
aware of structures built for confinement. This is
where we get the term trap-shy. Often, when traps
are set up, pigs abandon the bait or consume bait
only up to the gate, never crossing the threshold
into the trap. Even the best trappers fail, but
studying hog behavior and learning from our
mistakes helps make us more successful.
first thing to consider when trapping wild pigs is
bait placement. A location where damage is
observed is not always the best location to trap.
Take the trap to the pig, don't try to bring the
pig to the trap. In selecting a proper trapping
location, follow the trail that leads to the
damage. Find where the pigs are spending the
daytime. This is often in dense thickets near
water. By placing the bait closer to their bedding
area, the bait is the first thing that they
encounter when they head out to feed and will
allow us to more accurately pattern the sounder
(group of hogs).
Many different types of
bait have been used to attract wild pigs. No
single bait is best in every situation, but avoid
switching bait in the middle of trapping. When
prebaiting (baiting a site before erecting a
trap), place the bait near the timber and/or water
source, and provide only enough bait so the pigs
consume all of it in 30 minutes.
Click here to read more tips from
TV Becomes Home of Superior Livestock Auction and
Livestock Auction and Superior Productions build a
new home on Rural TV Dish Network, channel 232.
Superior Livestock's bi-weekly commercial cattle
auctions and Superior Productions purebred
auctions will blaze the airwaves providing viewers
with expanded coverage on Rural TV. Superior is
committed to the decades of relationships built
with farmers and ranchers from coast to coast and
will continue to be dedicated to the auction
method and true price discovery. The growth of
Superior made the transition a necessity to best
benefit our customers, their cattle operations and
Jones, President of Superior Livestock
Auction, LLC stated: "Rural TV has the air-time
inventory needed to accommodate Superior's growth.
Superior is constantly innovating and the
transition to Rural TV gives us the flexibility
we'll need as we move forward. Along with expanded
Television service, Superior will also be
introducing new opportunities for our customers
through satellite internet and mobile
technologies. Our customers know our goal is to
help them grow and succeed with their business
while staying focused on the needs of both buyers
and sellers. Acquiring access to additional
air-time will help facilitate positive growth."
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rural lifestyle network reaching 14 million U.S.
homes. Launched in 2012 by the creators of RFD-TV,
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N That- Apache Auction Cow Sale Set for Saturday ,
Curt Pate Headed for Oklahoma Next Week and Come
Say Howdy to Travis Meyer Today at Tulsa Farm
Apache Livestock Market is holding another
Replacement Cow sale this Saturday in Apache at 11
AM central time.
500 head of Pairs, Replacement Cows and Bred
Heifers will be offered.
have numerous lots that they will be offering- and
they have videos of some of the females on their
Facebook page. For example, they have a
video of Twenty-six head of March-April
calving Red Angus cows to be offered. The cows
originate from the Feemster Ranch in Kim,
Colorado, and have Beckton Red Angus bloodlines.
Bred to Mushrush Red Angus bulls.
Click here for their Facebook Page
where you can take a look at many of the
cattle that will be offered on Saturday.
more information, you can also make contact
Bob Rodenberger at 405-641-8998
and farmers have the opportunity to fine tune
their cattle handling skills with one of the
nation's most sought after clinicians,
Curt Pate on Tuesday, December
17, 2013 in a seminar hosted by Ratcliff Ranch in
Vinita, Oklahoma and sponsored by Boehringer
Ingelheim and the Oklahoma Beef Council. The
clinic will focus on low-stress cattle handling
techniques with the intent of enhancing
profitability by working with the natural
instincts of cattle.
event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with registration
and a dinner followed by the clinic beginning at
7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.
Ratcliff Ranch is located at 24645 S. Highway 2,
Vinita, OK. For dinner reservations, please
RSVP to the Oklahoma Beef Council at 405-840-3777-
You can also email your
intentions to come by clicking here.
we remind you that we are pleased to have
Travis Meyer from the News on 6
joining us in our Radio Oklahoma Ag Network booth
at the Tulsa Farm Show (Booth 998) which is just
inside the Main Door of the River Spirit Expo
Center (look for the Big Tulsa Driller and you
know you are at the right place). Travis is
the lead Meteorologist for the News on 6 and
also ranches south of Tulsa- so come by and talk
weather with Travis from 1 to 2 PM today at the
Tulsa Farm Show!
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