Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


OKC West Livestock Market Takes Direct Hit From Killer Tornado- Updated with Interview with Bill Barnhart

Sun, 02 Jun 2013 19:35:17 CDT

OKC West Livestock Market Takes Direct Hit From Killer Tornado- Updated with Interview with Bill Barnhart The OKC West Stockyards was in the direct path of the killer tornado that hit eastern Canadian County on Friday evening. Reports from News9 Helicopter Pilot Jim Gardner indicated that the main building on the property was badly damaged. That was confirmed by a conversation with Bill Barnhart, the General Manager of OKC West.


Barnhart told us that they "took it right in the mouth" from the tornado that came up from the southwest and killed several folks in and around their vehicles.


Farm Director Ron Hays talked with Barnhart on Sunday evening, who told him "it's an absolute mess. All of my buildings are gone. I've got about 65% of my pens are in good shape- the rest will need some repair." Starting Monday morning, they will be removing the debris. Barnhart says it appears that the main scale used in the sale barn survived okay, as did the auctioneer block- because of that he is considering throwing a tent up around the scale and block and selling cattle in a matter of just a few weeks- perhaps right after the Fourth of July. Barnhart cautions that will depend on what is found as the destroyed buildings are removed from the property.


Barnhart was especially happy that no one on the grounds were hurt by the killer tornado- and he told Hays that there were only about 160 cattle at the stockyards on Friday night- and that only a couple had to be put down.


You can hear Hays and Barnhart's conversation recorded on Sunday evening by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.


Check out our related story that has seveal pictures of the OKC West facility- with major wind damage from the Friday night tornado- our thanks to News9 reporter/anchor Tammy Payne for grabbing these photos for us on Saturday morning.




   
   

right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Monday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Mon, 26 Sep 2022 07:42:46 CDT
  • Oklahoma Wheat Commission Names Best of Wheat Bread Baking Champs on the Final Day of the State Fair   Mon, 26 Sep 2022 04:42:45 CDT
  • Atop the RON Rural Soapbox - Former Secretary John Block  Sun, 25 Sep 2022 15:50:14 CDT
  • Road to Rural Prosperity Features Joey Carter about his movie "Hog Farmer" and his battle To Keep his Farm  Sun, 25 Sep 2022 13:42:02 CDT
  • Superior Livestock's Sept. 22 Video Auction Market Report  Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:44:12 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. September 23, 2022  Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:23:02 CDT
  • House Republicans Unveil Commitment to America  Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:23:28 CDT
  • BASF's Sack Hunger Challenge back for 2022 Kansas State Season  Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:17:53 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.
       

       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.