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Friday, August 19, 2016
Drought, Rain and No 90s Make Up Our Weather Mix
We ended up with three weather graphics that we could share with you this morning- wasn't sure which to share or not share- so let's give you all three!
First- something that is almost old news this morning is the Drought Monitor from yesterday morning that shows we have a slight increase in drought conditions in the state this week versus last week- the dryness found in the central and eastern parts of the state- here's that traditional Drought Monitor view- courtesy of our State Climatologist Gary McManus
Now- it appears that we could wash away most of that brown and yellow color on the Oklahoma map in the next few days- based on the national seven day precipitation map that was posted on Twitter by our DTN weather buddy Bryce Anderson
The final piece of the weather puzzle this Friday morning is the fact that we have gone totally MILD in our end of August weather outlook for central and western Oklahoma (Eastern Oklahoma is about the same)- this based on the latest NINE DAY forecast that we have for you- courtesy of Jed Castles
with News9 in OKC.
I see no 90s in that nine day outlook- and I am writing this on the 19th of August???? Go Figure.
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.
With much anticipation, Superior Livestock Auction announces the return of their internet-based fed cattle trading platform, Fed Cattle Exchange, a wholly owned subsidiary designed to assist in the marketing of fed cattle. Weekly offerings will resume Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10 am CST. The brief suspension of internet trading allowed program developers to work with buyers and sellers ensuring the most effective and dependable format of market trading available.
The need for assistance in fed cattle price discovery is very evident. Competitive bidding is the most effective means of determining market value and more open negotiated trading of fed cattle is beneficial to the entire beef industry; Fed Cattle Exchange brings both of these components to the marketplace, matching buyers with sellers in a convenient and easy to use digital platform.
Read the full story by clicking here
|Can Wheat Prices Afford Another Record Year - Dr. Kim Anderson Does the Math
Oklahoma State University Extension Grains Market Analyst Dr. Kim Anderson talks wheat prices with SUNUP's Lyndall Stout this week- and examines what the effects of another record crop may do to prices in 2017. As we near the transition from the September contract to the December contract, Dr. Anderson says there are signs that producers could potentially see a small increase in prices, but doubts anything major will occur. What he is fully anticipating though is a significant drop in the basis.
Wheat prices are low to begin with, because of the excessive amount of grain currently stockpiled all over the world. Dr. Anderson says the only way to correct prices is to hope for a loss of a foreign crop or two. He says another year with a record crop size, could kill the market with prices dropping as low as $2.00. To avoid this from happening, Dr. Anderson encourages farmers to plant less acres in wheat this planting season.
Click here to take a listen to Kim's analysis on wheat prices as the market nears a transition in contracts. We also have the complete lineup for SUNUP for this weekend- this is the last SUNUP for a couple of weeks as OETA is giving them a couple of weeks off.
More than 1,700 individuals attended the Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles, Ca. last month hosted by the Farm Animal Rights Movement. Attendees gathered there to express what they described as their devotion "to advancing the vision of animal rights."
"We are alarmed by the statements animal rights movement leaders made at this conference encouraging activists to be increasingly aggressive in seeking liberation for farm animals," said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO. "The speakers made their end goal - ending animal agriculture and securing a vegan society - very clear. If you have a vested interest in producing, processing or selling meat, poultry, eggs and dairy, you need to read this report and understand the forces our industry is up against."
Various conference speakers offered a consistent message - the animal rights movement is pushing for an end to the consumption of animal products, and they believe they are progressing toward that goal. "We are trying to destroy animal agriculture," said Wayne Hsiung, Direct Action Everywhere. Television personality Simone Reyes stated, "we're praying on emotions to push our vegan agenda," likening animal agriculture to slavery and murder. Lisa Levinson, sustainable activism campaign manager for In Defense of Animals clearly outlined her organization's mission: "to liberate animals" and "create vegan communities."
Activists in attendance were encouraged to amplify their efforts, with David Coman-Hidy, executive director of The Humane League, stating, "we cannot lose if we keep our eyes on the prize and are relentless in our fight for animals." Coman-Hidy gave tips for pressuring brands and companies, telling attendees to "find a vulnerable target" and "assemble an overwhelming force to utilize from day one." "The crueler it is, the quicker the fight is over," he concluded.
Click here to read the full story detailing personal accounts of speaker presentations and general observations.
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|Scientists Demonstrate Potential of Advanced Plant Breeding Technology for Agriculture
DuPont Pioneer researchers are reporting the results of scientific studies demonstrating the potential of CRISPR-Cas as an advanced plant breeding technology to increase the productivity and sustainability of agricultural products.
CRISPR-Cas advanced plant breeding technology develops improved seeds by using the native characteristics available within the target crop. In this most recent published example, Pioneer scientists applied CRISPR-Cas to specifically edit a gene identified for its innate ability to promote drought tolerance. DuPont Pioneer field trials of the resulting elite corn hybrids exhibited an average five-bushel-per-acre increase in grain yield under water-limited stress during flowering, and no decrease in yield under optimal water availability. Additional trials are currently being conducted to determine commercial potential under a variety of environments.
"Our researchers are making exciting progress, and we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with others to further the science and expand the adoption of the technology across crops and geographies," said Neil Gutterson, vice president, Research & Development, DuPont Pioneer.
If you want to learn more about DuPont Pioneer's innovation with CRISPR-Cas technology, click here.
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|What to Expect in the Wake of Rising Carcass Weights This Fall
For the most part, feedlots have stayed fairly current in their cattle marketing and carcass weights have also been very manageable in 2016. However, carcass weights seem to be on the rise. According to Extension Livestock Economist Dr. Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University, though, this is a completely predictable seasonal pattern. He says although the industry should keep an eye on the rising figures, it is probably nothing to worry about just yet.
Peel says it's not really the growth that should concern folks. It's really a matter of how fast they grow. He says, this is a seasonal pattern that was to be expected. What should be monitored though is unpredicted growth like what the industry experienced last year. Peel says there was a dramatic run-up in carcass weights last year that caused major problems. However, if feedlots maintain normal growth trends this year, while staying aggressive in their marketing efforts, Peel predicts weights will peak around October or November, possibly coming in at 10-15 pounds under the previous year.
Despite all this, there are some outside factors that will contribute the possibility of various outcomes. All in all, Peel believes current and expected conditions look favorable for the cattle industry but good monitoring is always prudent.
Listen to Dr. Peel's full analysis by clicking here.
|Express Ranch Ready for THE BIG EVENT Today and Saturday
The 14th BIG EVENT for Express Ranches
is set for today and tomorrow at the ranch in Yukon, Oklahoma. Over 600 head will sell over the two days.
This afternoon at 1 PM- Fall Calving Females will be offered with 206 head to sell, including numerous donors and 2 year olds. Many Cows will sell on Friday with calves at side.
Saturday morning- The BIG EVENT Sale starts at 11:00 AM. The offering will include Elite Donors, Spring Bred Heifers, Elite Fall Yearling ET Heifers, Fall Calving 2 Year Olds, Spring- Born Show Heifers, Spring Born Elite Donor Prospects and Spring- Calving Pairs.
You can attend the sale in person- or view it live on the Superior Livestock Click to Bid site as well as on Rural TV, DISH Network Channel 232. Click here for the Express Website
where you can go and view the sale catalog, download it and you can also view the videos they have on the sale offering- as well as take a look at the updated performance data they have on some of the lots.
|In the Field for Saturday Morning- Dallas Henderson of OCA Joins Me to Talk Range Roundup!
The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association and Oklahoma Ford Dealers invite you to attend the 32nd Anniversary OCA Range Round-Up Aug. 26 and 27.
The Range Round-Up takes place at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27. Tickets can be bought at the door or reserved early online by clicking here. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. to allow time for attendees to visit the trade show.
We talk about this great event with Dallas Henderson of the OCA tomorrow morning during our In the Field segment to be seen on KWTV News9 in Oklahoma City- it will air around 6:40 am- later on Saturday- we will have the video on our website- OklahomaFarmReport.Com.
Click here to read more about 2016 edition of the Range Roundup coming next weekend to the Lazy E.
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