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Oklahoma Wheat Harvest Expands Into the Panhandle

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 05:57:15 CDT

Oklahoma Wheat Harvest Expands Into the Panhandle Harvest Report - June 25, 2013

As Prepared by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission
Mike Schulte, Executive Director
Debbie Wedel, Marketing and Communications

Harvest is slowly wrapping up in the SW portion of the state. The custom crews have moved north and those still cutting are producers using their own combines. Many producers opted to harvest their own wheat this year due to the condition of the crop and insurance issues because it would not have been feasible to hire custom crews. Therefore harvest will continue on into the weekend and beyond in some areas of SW Oklahoma.

Just a few farmers left cutting their own wheat

Have taken in over 1M bu. Expect to take in around 50,000 more bu between all locations. Yields are ranging from 5 - 35 to 40. Test weights are averaging 59 and proteins are running 13.5 to 14.

Hobart/Gotebo - Planters (Final)
Average yield of 25 bu per acre. Test weights close to 60. Protein is 15 - 16. Have had some proteins down at Altus run 18-19. Hobart has taken in 800,000 bu. Gotebo has taken in 300,000 bu. Planters Coop area has taken in 3.25M compared to 13M last year.

Sentinel, Rocky, Gotebo, Dill City (Final)
Most finished up over the weekend. Just a few still harvesting. Yields ranged from 5 - 20 bushels per acre. Test weights averaged 58. Proteins came in at 13 and 14.

85-90% complete. Yields are averaging 20-25. Yield ranges have been from 3 to 33. Test weights are ranging from 54 - 59. Have had a couple loads from around Corn run 61. Protein is ranging from 12.5 to 15.2. Harvest should be complete in this area by the weekend.

85-90% complete. Yields are averaging 15 - 20 bushels per acre. Test weights are averaging 58. No protein numbers are available

Okarche - Plains Partners
90% complete. Custom crews are gone. Yields are averaging around 35 bu per acre. Test weights prior to the rains were 60 plus. Since the rains they are ranging from 55 to 60. Proteins are averaging 11.5 with a range of 10-13. Samples that have been sent to cereal labs have come back with really good mixing times. The crop is small, but the quality is good.

Kingfisher - Wheeler Brothers
80-85% complete. Should be finished by Sunday. Overall the crop is better than expected in Kingfisher County. Best wheat is in the Piedmont area.

Enid - WB Johnston
55% complete. Yields are averaging 55 bushels per acre. Test weights are averaging 58 - 59#. Protein is running 11.8. Good moisture at 10 and 11 percent. Got a shower this morning, but nothing big and harvest is back in full swing this afternoon.

95% complete. Overall harvest better than expected. Yields averaged 35 to 45 bushels per acre. Test weights averaged 59 to 60. No numbers on protein at this time. Expected harvest of 1.5 to 1.6 M bushels around the Cherokee area.

Yields have been 15 to 50 bushels per acre and harvest is 90% complete. Test weights have averaged 58 and protein is 10.5 to 11.

Pond Creek
Bushels are better than expected. Yields are averaging 25 to 60 bu per acre. Quality is all over the board with test weights ranging from 50 to 62. Protein is averaging 11.5 to 11.8.

Harvest is pretty well done. Everything is all over the board with test weights ranging from 51 to 64 and bushels taken in has been more than expected.

Ponca City
Look to be around 80 to 85% complete by the weekend. Yields are all over from 20 to almost 70. Average is 40 to 45 bushels per acre. Test weights are dropping daily and are averaging 58. Protein at Braman is 11.5. Had a little sprinkle this morning but expect to be back in the fields by afternoon.

80% complete. Bushels are better than expected.

Hooker Equity
Got underway good last Saturday. Have taken in 21,000 bushels so far. Slow and slim. Ave 56.6 test wt. Protein 16.1. Yield 2.3 to 18. Have not harvested any irrigated wheat at this time. Will probably start on that later this week.

Our coverage of the 2013 Wheat Harvest is a part of our WheatWatch2013, a service of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. Click here for the Oklahoma Wheat Commission website for more details about
how the OWC is working hard for Oklahoma wheat producers.



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