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


Flooding Less Devastating Than Thought with Damage at Just a Fraction of Early Estimates

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:11:24 CDT

Flooding Less Devastating Than Thought with Damage at Just a Fraction of Early Estimates


Early report coming in from Nebraska have estimated that recent flooding has caused the loss of 700,000- maybe even a million head of cattle. Randy Blach, CEO of the market analysis arm of the beef industry CattleFax, says those numbers are probably a bit exaggerated and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture seems to concur. Overall, though, Blach says this situation will not have an impact on the market.


“It’s been very, very difficult on our cow/calf producers, on our feedyards… infrastructure has been washed away in many cases. It’s going to take months and months to get back to normal. So, it’s a severe deal,” he said. “I don’t know really how many animals have been lost, but I can say the number of animals lost has been devastating to the individual producers. But, for the industry in total, it’s not a significant number.”


Again, Blach contends the market as a whole should not feel much if any impact from this situation. But in Nebraska, he says there are issues developing that are rapidly effecting the performance of the markets locally. According to him, weights have quickly fallen as much as 100 lbs. lighter than they were forecast to be.


While CattleFax has not yet released an official headcount of cattle lost, their best guess is that the actual number is most likely closer to 100,000 head and perhaps even less than that. However, the report published on the CattleFax website and authored by analyst Lance Zimmerman notes specifically - this is only an educated guess and subject to future revision.


Listen to Blach’s full commentary on the situation in Nebraska with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays, on today’s Beef Buzz - brought to you by the American Angus Association. America’s breed.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.




   




   

Hear Blach's full commentary on the situation in Nebraska with Ron Hays on today's Beef Buzz below.
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Grazing Native Grass Pastures Is More Economical Than Feeding Hay to Cows in Winter  Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:27:45 CDT
  • Corn Growers Continue to Search for Solutions to Aflatoxin  Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:09:29 CDT
  • More Than 30 Speakers Set to Speak at the 28th Annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Missouri  Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:03:24 CDT
  • Annie’s Project Course Benefits Women in Agricultural Industry  Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:52:04 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:38:34 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:38:10 CDT
  • Fitbits for Cows: A&M Researcher Milks New Technology for Higher Yields, Happier Cows  Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:27
  • New Study Says Global Agricultural Productivity Growth Needs Slight Increase to Feed 10 Billion by 2050  Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:55:06

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.