Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 10/9/2019, 5:55 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 Carson Horn on RON.

Let's Check the Markets!  

OKC West is our Market Links Sponsor- they sell cattle three days a week- Cows on Mondays, Stockers on Tuesday and Feeders on Wednesday- Call 405-262-8800 to learn more.
Today's First Look:
mornings with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.

At OKC West in El Reno steer and heifer calves were to lightly tested for an accurate trend - click here to review the complete sale report from the USDA. has 666 head of cattle on their showlist for the Wednesday, October 9th sale of finished cattle - click here to jump to the website. 
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 Tuesday, October 8th.
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
    Wednesday,  October 9, 2019

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

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On Monday, the US and Japan signed the trade agreement announced last week by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo AbeKent Bacus, director of international trade and market access for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, says this development is tremendous news for the US beef industry.

"this was an important step forward in our relationship with the Japanese," he said. "Even though we do a lot of business with the Japanese, we don't have any rules that are specific to the US and Japan."

Bacus explains that for the beef industry specifically, the terms of this agreement puts US beef on par with its international competitors in the Japanese marketplace. With the prospect of this agreement taking affect as soon as January 1, 2020, US beef will sooner rather than later enjoy a tariff reduction from 38.5% down to the same level as those members of the CPTPP agreement which the US had opted out of upon President Trump's election. Bacus says that while quality is very important to Japanese consumers, price is also an important factor to them. With a level playing field, he says the US will have no match.

You can listen to the entire conversation between Bacus and I on Tuesday's Beef Buzz - here

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The National Pork Board is reminding producers to add flu vaccinations to their fall priority list. Pork producers are working through the on-farm tasks ahead of winter, including a focus on ventilation and rodent control. However, the Pork Checkoff says farm managers should also prioritize flu vaccinations for everyone working on the farm.
Heather Fowler, DVM, director of producer and public health for the Pork Checkoff, says vaccinating farm employees "is the best thing producers can do to protect their families, co-workers and pigs from the flu." A seasonal flu vaccination is a public health recommendation and part of the One Health approach to protect people, pigs and the global environment. Equally important, Fowler says farms need to have sick-leave policies in place that encourage workers to stay home if they are suffering from flu-like respiratory symptoms.
Find more tips and recommendations to how to best protect your animals and employees from the flu, by clicking over to our website.

The National Corn Growers Association this week is reminding farmers of the importance of proper grain bin safety procedures during harvest. With farmers across the country preparing to hit the fields in their combines, NCGA offers both a list of safety reminders and a video emphasizing the important topic of grain bin safety.

Among those tips mentioned, NCGA urges farmers to be conscientious of their safety and others when it comes to working on or near a road; working on or near equipment; potential entanglement situations; falling hazards; and to always be cognizant of fire prevention and grain wagon safety. 

In addition to these tips, NCGA is again offering a video highlighting the importance of proper safety procedures and reviewing helpful guidelines. Click here to read the tips for safe harvest and to watch the video prepared by NCGA. 

Maggie Smith, Graduate Research Assistant, Kansas State University, says cattle that have went through the VAC-45 program, can travel better than calves that have not. In a recent video shared with us by the folks at Certified Angus Beef, Smith shared her thoughts about using VAC-45 on weaned calves.

"We found that as potential transportation distance increased from point of origin to potential delivery location, that the value for a vaccination and health program actually increased," Smith said. "Showing that the farther the distance the calves might have to travel, the more that an intensively managed vaccination program would pay off."

In the highest concentrated cattle feeding area in the US the north-central region, the premium for cattle that had been through VAC-45 was $5. If they are sent to the southeast region, the premium went up a little to $8.50 a hundred weight. 

You can read more from Smith or watch her video from Certified Angus Beef, by clicking or tapping here

Sponsor Spotlight
It's great to have one of the premiere businesses in the cattle business partner with us in helping bring you our daily Farm and Ranch News Email- National Livestock Credit Corporation.  National Livestock has been around since 1932- and they have worked with livestock producers to help them secure credit and to buy or sell cattle through the National Livestock Commission Company.  

They also own and operate the Southern Oklahoma Livestock Market in Ada, Superior Livestock, which continues to operate independently and have a major stake in OKC West in El Reno. To learn more about how these folks can help you succeed in the cattle business, click here for their website or call the Oklahoma City office at 1-800-310-0220.

Increasing aridity across the western part of the SCIPP region is contributing to more frequent and more intense droughts. In addressing this topic, Dr. Richard Seager, a leading scholar on the causes of drought and the shifting zone of aridity, will be speaking on "Whither the 100th Meridian? The Once and Future Physical and Human Geography of America's Arid-Humidity Divide".

Dr. Seager has previously examined patterns of decadal-scale drought in the Southern Plains along with historical drought and climate of the southwestern U.S. The webinar is hosted by the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center in partnership with SCIPP and the USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub.

Dr. Seager is a leading researcher on the causes of decadal-scale drought and paleoclimatology of the Southwestern U.S., the impacts of climate change on water balance, and implications for ecology and society.

Join Dr. Seager,  in a webinar on Wednesday, October 9 at 10 a.m. You can find how to participate in the webinar today, by jumping over to our website

According to Glenn Selk in his latest article penned for this week's edition of the "Cow/Calf Corner" newsletter. Selk explains how body condition in cull cows affects overall price in the market. 

"October is often the month of calf weaning and cow culling (for spring calving herds)," Selk said. "Cull cows represent about 20% of the gross income in commercial cow calf operations. Understanding the major factors impacting cull cow prices is important to the bottom line."

He says there are four grades in cull cows. While they are put into these categories, the price can still vary quite a bit because of dressing percentage. 

Click here to read more from Selk regarding the cull cow market. 

Seven Check Out Our Road to Rural Prosperity Podcasts- Episode Six Coming Soon!

We have just released our fifth episode as we take you on the Road to Rural Prosperity- exploring the idea of making Oklahoma Top Ten in every positive way you can imagine!  Here are the links to our Episodes:

Episode One- Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt

Episode Two-Brent Kisling, Department of Commerce Executive Director 

Episode Three- Teresa Rose Crook, CEO of Communities Foundation of Oklahoma 

Episode Four- David Rainbolt, Chief Executive of BancFirst 

Episode Five- Blayne Arthur, Oklahoma Secretary of Ag 

Episode Six- Roy Lee Lindsey, Exec Director oKPork and Pace Mittelstaedt, Amber Pocasset FFA (on location- Tulsa State Fair- to be released soon)

Click here for our website where you can find all episodes- and you can listen to our Podcast by subscribing to it on your favorite Podcast App- iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Tune In and more! 

Our thanks to our growing list of sponsors who are supporting the Road to Rural Prosperity- The  Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma, the  Oklahoma Rural Water Association, BancFirst , the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center and  
Public Service Company of Oklahoma.
SeeYaAND FINALLY- See You Today at the Oklahoma Rural Economic Conference- and Saturday Night at the Diamond Hats Gala!

Happening today is the annual Oklahoma Rural Economic Conference at the OSU Conoco Phillips Alumni Center on campus at Oklahoma State University. Keynoters include Dr. Sarah Low of the University of Missouri who will offer an overview of the Rural Economy in America- and Pia M Orrenius of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas who will spotlight the issue of Migration and Labor Markets and the implications for rural America. 

In addition to the out of state keynoters- an impressive lineup of speakers from the Ag Economics Department at OSU are on the program as well- check the complete schedule by clicking or tapping here.

I am honored that OSU Ag Econ has invited us back to moderate the morning portion of the program once again here in 2019.

I am also looking forward to the 2019 edition of the Diamond Hats Gala coming this Saturday night at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum- doors open at 6 PM with bunches of silent auction items to examine during the reception- dinner at 7 PM and the entertainment of the night is Tanya Tucker- OH MY!

I will be emcee once again- and look forward to helping these incredible ladies as they raise funds to support the rural youth who participate in the Oklahoma Youth Expo. 

Details are available here- and they have the program up on line NOW so you can go and start planning your bidding of both the silent auction items as well as the live auction!

Hope to see you either later this morning in Stillwater and/or Saturday night at the Cowboy Hall of Fame!!!

Our thanks to Midwest Farms Shows, P & K Equipment, AFR Insurance, Oklahoma Pork CouncilOklahoma 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!

We also appreciate our Market Links Sponsor - OKC West Livestock! 
We invite you to check out our website at the link below too that includes an archive of these daily emails, audio reports and top farm news story links from around the globe.   

God Bless! You can reach us at the following:  
phone: 405-473-6144


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