Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
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Date: 10/25/2019, 5:53 AM

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We invite you to listen to us on great radio stations across the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network weekdays- if you missed this morning's Farm News - or you are in an area where you can't hear it- click here for this morning's Farm news from Ron Hays on RON.
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Today's First Look:
mornings with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.
Each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS futures- click or tap here for the report posted yesterday afternoon around 3:30 PM.

Okla Cash Grain:  
Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture on Thursday, October 24th.
Futures Wrap:  
Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Network - analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
Feeder Cattle Recap:  
The National Daily Feeder & Stocker Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
Slaughter Cattle Recap: 
The National Daily Slaughter Cattle Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
TCFA Feedlot Recap:  
Finally, here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

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Oklahoma's Latest Farm and Ranch News

Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
   Friday, October 25, 2019

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
One Featured Story:

Raegan Klaassen, daughter of Chris and Ginger Klaassen, was awarded the overall grand champion award showing her Doublestop CL Plus variety in the 2019 Oklahoma 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show, supported by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. Klaassen placed 2rd in production and milling and 5th in baking, earning her the title of 1st place as the FFA champion, and overall grand champion of the 4-H and FFA Junior Wheat Show. Klaassen is from the Hydro-Eakly FFA chapter.

Grant Robison, son of Garen and Alicia, placed 1st overall in the 4-H division while showing his Bentley variety at the 2019 Oklahoma 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show. Robison placed 6th in production and milling and 1st in the bake contest earning him the title of 1st place and 4-H champion overall. Robison is a member of the Okeene 4-H club in Blaine County. Klaassen and Robison accepted their awards at a recognition banquet held at the Oklahoma State University Alumni Center last night.

Klaassen, a member of the Hydro-Eakly FFA in Caddo County, received $3,000 in scholarship money for her accomplishments with her Doublestop CL Plus variety. 

Robison, a member of the Okeene 4-H club in Blaine County also received $3000 in scholarship money for his accomplishments with his Bentley variety. 

Click here to read more about these champions and their achievements.

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Dating back to 1891, Stillwater Milling Company has been supplying ranchers with the highest quality feeds made from the highest quality ingredients. Their full line of A & M Feeds can be delivered direct to your farm, found at their Agri-Center stores in Stillwater, Davis, Claremore and Perry or at more than 125 dealers in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Texas. We appreciate Stillwater Milling Company's long time support of the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network and we encourage you to click here to learn more about their products and services.

The Oklahoma-Azerbaijan Agricultural Forum is set to be held November 6-8 in Oklahoma City. This is the second forum of its kind bringing together agricultural producers and policymakers from the U.S. and Azerbaijan to share best practices and explore partnership and investment opportunities in both economies.

"We are excited to host Azerbaijan officials in Oklahoma and are eager to see the potential partnerships cultivated from this forum," said Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture, Blayne Arthur. The group will spend time in Oklahoma City as well as on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

The state of Oklahoma and the Republic of Azerbaijan have been cooperating within the U.S. State Partnership Program since 2003. The successful partnership between the Oklahoma National Guard and the Republic of Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defense has created a solid basis for expanding this cooperation into the agricultural sector.

For more information about the Oklahoma-Azerbaijan Agriculture Forum, click or tap here.

Three OSU's Kim Anderson Says $5 Wheat Possible with a Crop That's High in Quality and High in Protein

This week on SUNUP, Oklahoma State University Extension Grain Market Economist Dr. Kim Anderson joins host Dave Deken again to discuss the current wheat market and price dynamics in Oklahoma. With roughly 80 percent of Oklahoma wheat crop in the ground, Anderson set the stage for what producers in the state can expect from an economic perspective moving forward.

Currently, Anderson says the price of wheat in Oklahoma falls somewhere between $3.90 to $4.00. Forward contracted wheat can earn about a quarter more at this time at $4.20 to $4.25. Overall, the current outlook is that prices across the board are and will remain relatively low.

Anderson asserts that given the situation, producers need to focus their efforts on producing a high-quality crop that is positioned to move come June and July. With a global shortage of high-protein wheat, Anderson says producers will have the opportunity to command a respectable premium at the elevator if they are able to deliver a superior product. Assuming they do, Anderson says a producer could walk away with $5/bu.

You can hear all of Kim's comments this Saturday and Sunday on SUNUP - or you can hear Kim's full analysis right now, by clicking or tapping here.

Ever since the news came this past June that she would be representing Oklahoma as its National FFA officer candidate, Brooklan Light of the Garber FFA Chapter has been working tirelessly to prepare for the process she is about to undertake during the upcoming National FFA Convention in Indianapolis taking place this coming week. She spoke with us about her experiences as an FFA member and her decision to run for national office ahead of her appearance before the convention's Nominating Committee. If tapped, Light would be the third consecutive Oklahoman selected to serve, behind Ridge Hughbanks of Alva and Piper Merritt of Owasso.

Listen to my full conversation with Light by clicking over to the Blue-Green Gazette on our website.

Once again, we are taking pictures in and around the 2019 National FFA Convention- click or tap here to check out the National Convention Album on FLICKR. By the way- we continue a tradition as several state officers of the Oklahoma FFA will be taking pictures for us during the course of the meeting.

Our exclusive coverage of the 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis October 30- November 2 is a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their commitment to the communities they serve which is the cornerstone of their business -Click or tap here for their webpage. We also appreciate the support of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association.Click or tap here for more information about one of the top states in the US in the FFA- the Oklahoma FFA Association. FFA is a student organization for high school-aged students interested in agriculture and leadership.

Sponsor Spotlight

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau - a grassroots organization that has for its Mission Statement- "Improving the Lives of Rural Oklahomans."  Farm Bureau, as the state's largest general farm organization, is active at the State Capitol fighting for the best interests of its members and working with other groups to make certain that the interests of rural Oklahoma are protected.  Click here for their website to learn more about the organization and how it can benefit you to be a part of Farm Bureau.

After debuting nearly 15 years ago, the Pork Checkoff's Operation Main Street (OMS) program has reached a major milestone - sharing facts about pigs and pork to 10,000 audiences. Wesley Lyons, a veterinarian from Sycamore, Illinois, made the historic presentation to nurses at the Northern Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Fall Forum in Rockford, Illinois.

"I was honored to present the 10,000th OMS speech, especially to a group of critical care nurses," said Lyons, with Pipestone Veterinary Services. "Nurses often have more time to interact with patients than physicians, which makes them a critical group for us to share up-to-date information about how pigs are raised today."

The OMS program was created to help pig farmers interact with and connect to their communities about animal care, food safety and public health and other facets of how today's pigs are raised. Since then, it has transitioned into a program that also reaches key influencers, expanding to include veterinarians such as Lyons and other industry representatives to serve as speakers. To date, the nearly 1,500 trained OMS speakers have collectively volunteered 17,604 hours to share pork's story.

Learn more about the program by clicking here.

According to OSU's Dr. Glenn Selk, maintaining cow body condition between calving and breeding season is important.

"Body condition score at calving is the single most important trait determining when a cow resumes heat cycles and therefore when she is likely to re-conceive for the next calf crop," he writes. "However, it is also very important to avoid condition loss between calving and the breeding season to maintain excellent rebreeding performance."

Referencing a two-year Oklahoma State University study on the impact of losing body condition in the period from calving to the start of the breeding season- Selk asserts that "maintaining the body condition through the breeding season should be rewarded with a high percentage calf crop the following year."

You can read more about the facts behind that claim in Selk's article published in this week's edition of the "Cow/Calf Corner," by clicking here.

Seven Deworming Does Not Cost- It Pays in Most Beef Cattle Operations

Deworming can be one of the best management practices when it comes to a return on investment for your beef cattle operation. The director of field investigations at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Gregg Hanzlicek explains that the use of dewormers can have a greater economic impact than many other management practices.

Hanzlicek believes that the key in effective control is strategic deworming including when, what and which cattle. He adds that before and after you deworm your cattle- you need to be doing a worm count using what is called a fecal egg reduction test- so you know if the dewormer product you are using is effective for the worms found in your cattle herd. Dr. Hanzlicek says that if you don't get a seventy five reduction in egg count from before to after- you need to consider changing the product you are choosing- picking up one with a different active ingredient.

A strategic deworming plan can deal with those internal parasites- and once you are on top of that problem- Hanzlicek says you need to also assess any problems you might have with external parasites,which at this time of year means lice. Prime lice season runs from November into early spring.

To listen to this edition of the Beef Buzz to learn more about your options in dealing with both internal and external parasites seen on or in your beef cattle - click here.

HappeningHappening Today and Tomorrow- US-China-Trade Discussions Today and The Kris Black Cream of the Crop Sale on Saturday

The phase one agreement with China would boost U.S. ag exports to at least $20 billion in its first year. The overall agreement includes $40-50 billion of U.S. farm commodity sales to China over a roughly two-year period. Sources Briefed on the phase one talks says that China claims it would aim to buy at least $20 billion worth in the first year, if the agreement is signed.

$20 billion would boost U.S. export sales to China back to levels seen before the tit-for-tat trade war began. China imported $9.1 billion of U.S. farm products in 2018, down from the 2017 level of $19.5 billion. China and the U.S. are working out the details of the limited phase one agreement that could be signed next month. Today officials, including Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, will be involved in phone consultations today- with the Chinese wanting a pledge of no tariffs to be imposed in December as was earlier signaled by the Trump Administration. 

Phase one- by the way- is the deal that was mad public by President Donald Trump two weeks ago- at the time, he said it would take three or four weeks to get it all down on paper- so his timeline seems to be about right. 


Black Hereford Ranch invites you to their 15th Annual Fall Cream of the Crop Bull and Bred Heifer Sale Saturday October 26th at 1:00PM, at the ranch, near Crawford, OK and live on DVAuctions.Com. Each lot is backed by 40 years of continuous AI and ET work. Selling 85 head of wide bodied, herd bull prospects ready to go to work and their top 40 spring bred heifers.

Most all breeds and colors represented. Herefords, Charolais, both Red and Black Simmentals, Maines Composites, Angus. The kind that will produce market topping commercial calves, champion caliber show steers and females that will make tremendous replacement heifers.

For More information call Kris Black at 580-309-0711.Catalog and Videos are available here. 

Our thanks to Midwest Farms Shows, P & K Equipment, AFR Insurance, Oklahoma Pork Council, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Stillwater Milling Company, National Livestock Credit CorporationOklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma AgCredit, Oklahoma Ag Mediation Program, Inc., the Oklahoma Cattlemens Association and  KIS Futures for their support of our daily Farm News Update. For your convenience, we have our sponsors' websites linked here- just click on their name to jump to their website- check their sites out and let these folks know you appreciate the support of this daily email, as their sponsorship helps us keep this arriving in your inbox on a regular basis- at NO Charge!

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