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on RON Markets as heard on K101
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 3:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
price for canola was $6.37 per bushel- based on
delivery to Oklahoma City (per Oklahoma Dept of
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Leslie Smith and Tom
Leffler- analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous
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
Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
Thursday, March 5,
Groups Urged Congress To Pass
National Pork Producers Council
and 39 state pork associations Wednesday urged
Congress to approve legislation renewing Trade
Promotion Authority (TPA) so that major trade
deals can be finalized and implemented to help the
U.S. economy. Failure to do so would allow other
countries to write the rules for international
trade, according to the organizations.
Oklahoma Pork Council was the one of the
first state pork groups that stepped up to sign
the letter that the pork industry has sent to all
members of the US House and Senate.
TPA defines U.S. negotiating
objectives and priorities for trade agreements and
establishes consultation and notification
requirements for the president to follow
throughout the negotiation process. Once trade
negotiators finalize a deal, Congress gets to
review it and vote yes or no - without amendments
- on it. Congress has granted TPA to every
president since 1974, with the most recent law
being approved in August 2002 and expiring June
In a letter sent to all 535
congressional lawmakers, the pork organizations
pointed to the benefits of agricultural exports,
which have nearly quadrupled in value since 1989 -
the year the United States began using bilateral
and regional trade agreements to open foreign
markets - topping a record $152.5 billion in 2014,
and of pork exports, which have increased 1,550
percent in value and 1,268 percent in volume over
the same period. The United States shipped more
than $6.6 billion of pork to foreign destinations
To read more about the
benefits of TPA or to read the letter sent members
of Congress, click here.
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Farm Bureau Names Attorney General Pruitt a 2014
General Scott Pruitt is among nine of the
state's top agricultural advocates who received
the Oklahoma Farm Bureau 2014
Pruitt was presented the OKFB Champion Award for
his continuous work to protect Oklahoma farmers
and ranchers, including challenging the Humane
Society of the United States.
state's largest agricultural organization,
Oklahoma Farm Bureau is committed to preserving
the livelihood and legacy of our fellow farmers
and ranchers," OKFB President Tom Buchanan said.
"It is an honor to distinguish these state leaders
who share our vision and who continue to help make
positive strides for Oklahoma agriculture."
In addition to Attorney General
Pruitt, the following legislators were also
recognized for their outstanding efforts: Rep.
Scott Biggs, Chickasha; Rep.
Tom Newell, Seminole; Rep.
Mike Sanders, Kingfisher; Sen.
Brian Bingman, Sapulpa; Sen.
A.J. Griffin, Guthrie; Sen.
Ron Justice, Chickasha; Sen.
Bryce Marlatt, Woodward; and Sen.
Mike Schulz, Altus.
Gerrish: Insight Into Grazing Management and Cell
Gerrish is considered an innovator in
grazing management today, but it didn't start that
way. In growing up on a rowcrop farm, he didn't
have any experience in raising cattle or in range
management. When he started out in Missouri, he
had a very conventional cow-calf operation that
calved in February and March and they fed a lot of
hay. It was at this point that he realized a key
"If you are in the cow-calf
business, you should stock your ranch to your
winter grazing capacity, not your summer grazing
capacity," Gerrish said. "So, we changed from
being strictly a cow-calf operation to being a
mixed cow-calf and custom grazed enterprise, so we
brought in a lot more stock April through July and
early August to utilize the spring flush of growth
and then when those animals left we stockpiled
those acres for our winter cow feed."
was a featured speaker that helped kick off the
2015 Oklahoma No Till Conference on Tuesday in
"To effectively manage pasture,
you have to get that stocking rate in sync with
what your carrying capacity actually is," Gerrish
To do that requires lot of
planning to determine just how many animals your
land can carry through the winter and how many
acres that will take. To read more or have
the opportunity to listen to my interview with
Gerrish at the Oklahoma No-Till Conference, click here.
Key Pillar in Growing Beef Demand- We Beef Buzz
with Polly Ruhland
is one of the three main priorities for the
nation's beef checkoff. The beef checkoff was
charged to work in three areas in an effort to
improve beef demand for cattle producers-
Research, Education and Marketing. Polly
Ruhland is the Chief Executive Director
of the Cattlemen's Beef Board,
the body responsible for collecting and investing
the dollar a head beef checkoff on behalf of beef
producers around the country. Ruhland said she
can't stress the importance of research enough,
because all of the decisions made in the other
areas, are based on market research or other types
In looking at the future
of beef checkoff, Ruhland said she is a big
believer in innovation. This is especially
important for the millennial generation that
craves a new eating experience all the time. She
said product innovation research will be an
important aspect in the future.
Another key area is human nutrition.
Ruhland said human nutrition research will be
critical to the checkoff to keep beef on the plate
and to keep science-based information in the
discussion in showing beef's role in a healthy
diet. Food safety is another high priority that
never goes out of style. She said food safety is
the price of admission for consumers to trust the
product. Sustainability is another key priority
area. Ruhland said sustainability ranks about 7th
in driving consumer's choice, but it is growing in
importance as it moves up the list.
more or have the opportunity to listen to this
Beef Buzz feature by clicking here.
Responds to McDonald's USA New Antibiotic
USA announced Wednesday new menu sourcing initiatives
that includes only sourcing chicken raised
without antibioticsimportant to human
The National Chicken
Council released the following statement,
attributable to Ashley Peterson,
Ph.D., National Chicken Council vice president of
scientific and regulatory affairs:
"The top priority of farmers and
chicken companies is to raise healthy chickens,
because healthy chickens are directly related to a
safe food supply. Responsible, FDA-approved
veterinary treatment and prevention benefits
animal welfare and human health by reducing the
need for increased doses of antibiotics in the
event of widespread disease.
majority of these antibiotics are never used in
humans. McDonald's, veterinarians and animal
scientists recognize their importance to minimize
the use of those antibiotics that are important in
read more from the NCC, click here.
Have the Latest Energy News Delivered to Your
winning broadcast journalist Jerry
Bohnen has spent years learning and
understanding how to cover the energy business
here in the southern plains- Click here for Jerry's
website where there is a link on
the Left Hand Column where you can
subscribe to his daily update of top Energy
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"This year in Climate
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Coming this spring,
Climate Basic will also include key scouting
functionality. "Farmers will be able to add
scouting notes easily in the field, add photos to
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their agronomist, retailer, or other trusted
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Reminders- Express Bull Sale Friday, Blackjack on
Saturday and the Oklahoma Youth Expo Just a Week
remind you to regularly check our calendar of events that is a
part of our Oklahoma Farm Report website- we add
stuff to the calendar almost every day and there
are a bunch of things coming this month and into
the spring in the days ahead.
term- we remind you of Express
Ranches Spring Bull Sale that is set for
tomorrow at the ranch in Yukon, Oklahoma. A total
of 550 Angus Bulls will be offered- details are here.
Saturday is the Blackjack and
Friends auction in Seminole- details are here.
week- we have coming up the 100th anniversary of
the spring livestock show in Oklahoma City- what
we call today the Oklahoma Youth
Expo. We will have extensive
coverage of the 2015 centennial event- from the
first shows next weekend all the way through all
four species and ending up at the Premium sale of
top animals that happens Friday, March 20th.
have the Oklahoma Youth Expo events listed on a
day by day basis- beginning March 11th on our
calendar. Click here for the March segment of
our calendar and look for the Oklahoma
Youth Expo entries daily through March 20- we will
be covering the Youth Expo here in the email- in
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radio reports on the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network, on
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