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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
Futures- click 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 $6.63 per bushel- based on
delivery to the Oklahoma City elevator yesterday. 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 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 Feeders Association.
Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
State Vet Cautions Livestock Owners to Stay Alert
for Anthrax This Summer
is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium
Bacillus anthracis. The disease is most
common in cattle and sheep, but can be seen in
dogs, horses, pigs and other animals including
humans. While humans can become infected by
handling carcasses or the body fluids of an
infected animal after its death, the disease
causing agent in livestock is not as easily
transmitted to humans as the modified anthrax
spores that were used as bioterrorism agents after
the World Trade Center bombings.
of anthrax are seen yearly in states such as
Texas, North and South Dakota, and other
Midwestern states. Oklahoma has not had any known
cases since 1996.
Outbreaks have often
been associated with floods that follow drought,
and are slightly more apt to occur in alkaline
soil. Oklahoma has a higher than normal potential
to experience cases of anthrax this summer and
livestock producers should be alert to the signs
of the disease.
Most of the time,
owners see no signs of illness with anthrax in
their livestock and the animals are found suddenly
dead. A carcass will typically bloat rapidly, dark
tarry blood oozes from body openings, and rigor
mortis does not set in. A live animal with anthrax
will have a very high fever, be very listless, and
will usually die within a few hours. If you
suspect anthrax, please call your veterinarian
immediately for an assessment.
that die from anthrax should not be moved or have
the carcass opened up. Click here to read
more about the concerns with anthrax.
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Pork and Poultry Exports Rebounding After Rough
Start for 2015
S. Peel, Oklahoma State University
Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, writes
in the latest Cow/Calf Corner
The latest trade data
for April generally showed relative improvement in
meat trade despite a variety of continuing
challenges. The strong U.S. dollar continues to
work against U.S. meat exports and support
increased imports. The avian influenza outbreak
continues to grow and impact poultry trade; while
high prices and limited supplies are the biggest
challenges for the beef sector.
Despite bans or restrictions in most
markets for U.S. poultry, broiler exports in April
were fractionally higher than year ago levels
holding year to date broiler exports to a decrease
of 8.4 percent compared to last year. Most
importantly among broiler export markets is
Mexico, which was up 1.5 percent year over year in
April and is up 4.8 percent for the year to date.
Mexico is by far the largest broiler export
market, accounting for 21 percent of total 2014
broiler exports. Year to date broiler exports to
China and South Korea are down over 90 percent
along with zero exports to Russia (banned in 2014
prior to avian influenza). Turkey exports were
down 27.2 percent in April contributing to an 11.4
percent year to date decline compared to last
Pork exports were up 10.9 percent
in April, cutting the year to year date pork
export decrease to 7.4 percent. This is the first
year over year increase in monthly pork exports in
2015. Increased pork supplies and lower pork
prices are overcoming the negative impacts of the
strong U.S. to boost pork exports. Among major
pork export markets, year over year April exports
were stronger to Japan (up 16.2 percent) and
Mexico (up 15.2 percent), China (up 1.4 percent),
and South Korea (up 43.2 percent) while Canada was
down 13.9 percent.
Click here to read
more about beef imports and exports for the year
and Soybean Conditions Mostly Good to Excellent As
Planting Winds Down- Crop Weather Reports in
Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Focus on Wheat Harvest
and cotton planting continues to progress
nationally. That's according to the latest crop
progress report released Monday by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Soybean planting has reached 79 percent complete.
That's behind last year's 86 and average of 81.
USDA reports 68 percent of the crop has emerged
with 69 percent of the crop in good to excellent
condition, 26 percent in fair and five percent in
poor to very poor condition. Cotton planting
reached 81 percent. That's behind last year's 87
and average of 89. The crop rated 50 percent good
to excellent condition, 43 fair and seven percent
The nation's corn crop has
reached 91 percent emergence, in line with last
year and average. The crop has started off looking
similar to the 2014 crop. The crop was rated 74
percent good to excellent, 22 percent fair and
four percent poor to very poor.
the full national crop progress report, click here.
After showing no wheat harvested in
the first report of June a week ago- the weekly
crop weather update shows that wheat harvest has
gotten underway in Oklahoma. The
latest crop summary has 13 percent of the crop
harvested. That's behind last year's 23% and the
five year average of 37%. Spring crop planting is
nearing completion with 89 percent of the state's
corn crop seeded as of Sunday and peanut planting
is 86 percent complete. Sorghum seedbed
preparation reached 89 percent, soybeans 71
percent and cotton is 95 percent. Topsoil and
subsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly
adequate to surplus. Click here for the
full Oklahoma report.
reports 20 percent of the crop has been harvested.
That's about 10 points behind last year and the
five-year average. Wheat and oats have suffered
damage in the Cross Timbers region due to excess
moisture. USDA has half of the wheat crop rated in
good to excellent condition, 32 fair and 18 poor
to very poor. Planting has progressed with drier
weather. Corn planting reached 93 percent
complete, cotton was 75 percent planted, peanuts
87 percent, sorghum 82 percent and soybeans 73
percent. Click here for the
full Texas report.
to be delayed in Kansas. Some
areas in northeast part of the state received up
to six inches of rain this past week. There were
concerns some corn may need to be replanted where
flooding occurred. Corn planting reached 93
percent, soybeans were at 31 percent, cotton was
at 63 percent planted, sorghum was at 30 percent
planted. The wheat crop condition was unchanged
over last week with 30 percent rated good to
excellent, 41 fair, and 29 percent poor to very
poor. Click here for the
full Kansas report.
Wheat Commission Reports Harvest Now Border to
Border- Test Weights Holding Up
Schulte with the Oklahoma Wheat
Commission released a wheat harvest update on
Monday afternoon- reporting that "Harvest has
continued to progress throughout the state over
the weekend, with many of the custom crews moving
at full speed in Southwestern Oklahoma. Harvest
has also been progressing in Central Oklahoma, but
because of the muddy conditions and later wheat in
the Southern regions, some harvest crews have been
struggling to move North."
adds that "Producers are hopeful we can dodge the
predicted rains so combines can keep rolling.
Overall, crop conditions continue to be favorable,
although we have seen some lower test weights
reported in areas. As of today we have had some
minor sprout damage reported in the Central
regions of the state. However, even in the lower
lying areas of Southwest Oklahoma where some of
the wheat was waterlogged, no sprout damage has
been showing up."
stretch from Grandfield in the south where over
half of the crop has now been cut to Alva in the
north where a few loads have now come into the
local elevators. Some of the common themes
are test weights averaging 58 to 59 pounds per
bushel, sprout damage being found only in central
Oklahoma and yields being reported all over the
can read Mike's complete report by clicking here.
if you are harvesting wheat or canola- drop us an
email and let us know how things are going- a
picture or two would be great, too. Email me at
Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period
Begins June 15
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Monday announced that the nomination period for
local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees
begins on Monday, June 15,
"Through the county
committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice.
Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on
federal farm programs," said Agriculture
Secretary Tom Vilsack. "It is important
for county committees to reflect America's
diversity, so I encourage all eligible farmers and
ranchers, including beginning farmers, to get
involved in this year's elections. We've seen an
increase in the number of nominations for
qualified candidates, especially among women and
minorities, and I hope that trend
To be eligible to serve on
a FSA county committee, a person must participate
or cooperate in an agency administered program, be
eligible to vote in a county committee election
and reside in the local administrative area where
they are nominated.
ranchers may nominate themselves or others.
Organizations representing minorities and women
also may nominate candidates. To become a
candidate, an eligible individual must sign an
FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other
information about FSA county committee elections
are available at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.
Nomination forms for the 2015 election must be
postmarked or received in the local USDA Service
Center by close of business on Aug. 3,
Click here to read
more about the county committee election
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Johnson of Blanchard Wins 2015 Oklahoma Beef
2015 Oklahoma Beef Ambassador
contest was held as a part of the Oklahoma Junior
Cattlemen's Summer Preview Show in Chickasha, with
eighteen young men and ladies competing for top
honors in three age divisions.
the state senior division this year was
Kristy Johnson of Blanchard. She
was a first time contestant in the Beef Ambassador
contest and will represent Oklahoma later in the
year at the National Beef Ambassador competition.
Pictured here are the senior winners with Deano
Cox of AT&T, Oklahoma. AT&T is a primary
sponsor of the contest. Standing left to right is
Deano Cox, first place winner Kristy Johnson of
Blanchard, Lettie McKinney (2nd place senior),
Katelee Lehew (3rd place winner), Oklahoma
Cattlewoman President Becca Lasich and Contest
Chair Ddee Haynes.
the Junior division, the winner this year was the
second place finisher in the Junior Division in
2014- Will Shelby of Madill.
Second place was awarded to Ella Chaffin
of Chickasha while third place was won by
Kelsey Bonds of
The Novice Divison
for participants aged 9 to 13 was won by
Hattie Haynes of Weatherford,
Oklahoma. Second place was won by Blake
Henrichs of Okarche and Kaden
Hartin of Stuart earned third place.
Click here to read
more about the national beef promotion and
education competition, including how Oklahoma has
a representative on the current National Beef
Ambassador team, Kayln McKibben of Wyandotte,
N That- Rain Coming This Weekend, Cotton Farmers
Face RMA Planting Deadliine and Protect The
Harvest Event Tomorrow!
Oklahoma got some rain Sunday night/early Monday
morning- but that was about it here for the front
end of this week when it comes to rainfall.
Better chances are coming this weekend- and as you
can see with this graphic courtesy of Jed Castles
at News9- the Panhandle could be a wet place- lust
as we hoping to get some combines into the wheat
now and Friday- it looks like we have several more
days of harvest weather that will keep lots of
folks very busy.
Oklahoma State University state cotton specialist
Dr. Randy Boman reports in the
most recent Cotton Comments newsletter that crunch
time is on top of irrigated cotton farmers in
southwest Oklahoma where it appears that we do
have water to use for irrigation this year- Randy
writes "There is no way to say it other than we
will have a late irrigated crop in 2015. The final
planting date for insurance purposes for several
counties (Jackson, Tillman, Harmon, Greer, Custer
and Blaine) with substantial irrigated cotton is
June 10th. This deadline doesn't
mean you can't plant after that.
can still be planted during the 7-day Late
Planting Period and insured. However, the acreage
planted during the Late Planting Period will have
the insurance coverage amount reduced by one
percent for each day of the Late Planting Period
that passes before planting occurs.
times our dryland is planted later into June, so
what will happen there remains to be seen. Most of
our southwest counties have June 20th
insurance deadlines for non-irrigated
provides a complete rundown of those final
planting dates for cotton in our state- click here to check them
founder of Lucas Oil and Protect the Harvest,
Forrest Lucas, will be in
Oklahoma tomorrow for a special fundraiser
reception at the home of Bob Funk of Express
Ranches in Yukon. The reception is being
hosted by Funk and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau to
benefit Protect the Harvest and the efforts they
are planning to support passage of State Question
777, Right to Farm.
you want details, I would suggest that you
call Todd Pauley at
Question 777 will be on the ballot in November of
2016- and it is expected that supporters will need
to raise a significant amount of money to offset
what could be spent by groups like HSUS opposing
busy time- but if you can attend this special
event- make plans to do so by calling Todd.
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