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Anderson Creek Fire Gradually Coming Under Control in Oklahoma and
Snow in Woods County up into Barber and Comanche Counties in Kansas
helped the Anderson Creek fire situation on Easter Sunday morning-
but fire officials in both states say we are not out of the woods
As of Sunday afternoon, the Oklahoma Department of Ag released the
following statement regarding the Anderson Creek Fire-
"Continued efforts by firefighters contributed to increased
containment for the Anderson Creek Fire. Oklahoma Forestry Services
officials report the 397,420 acre fire is now 45 percent contained
with 370 personnel battling the large fire that covers three counties
across Oklahoma and Kansas. Containment is now estimated at 40
percent for the portion of the fire in Woods County, OK. Kansas
officials are reporting the fire to be 31 percent contained in Barber
County and 90 percent contained in Comanche County."
A lot of hay has been donated- and the best donation now is probably
cash which will help with the rebuilding of fence and other
priorities once the fire is totally contained.
A relief fund has been established by the Oklahoma Cattlemen's
Foundation (OCF) to help Woods County Cattlemen who
have been affected by the Anderson Creek Fire.
If you would like to donate to this relief effort, you can do so by
mail or online. OCF is a charitable arm of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's
Association (OCA). Make checks payable to Oklahoma Cattlemen's
Foundation and put "Fire Relief" in the memo line and send
to P.O. Box 82395., Oklahoma City, OK 73148. To donate online, visit
the OCA website by clicking
here for our most recent summary of the fire- and check back
on our website for Monday updates as they become available from both
Oklahoma and Kansas officials.
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Talking About the OSU Wheat
Variety Success Story with Mark Hodges In the Field
Last month, Oklahoma Genetics, Inc. presented a royalty check for
$643,739.89 from seed sales of wheat varieties developed by Oklahoma
State University's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural
Resources to OSU President Burns
Hargis and the OSU Agricultural Experiment Station.
In presenting the largest check ever given by OGI to OSU, OGI
Executive Director Mark
Hodges credited the OSU Wheat Improvement Team and
its lead researcher, Brett
Carver, for not only breeding high quality varieties,
but building key relationships with producers, as well as those on
the milling and baking side of the industry.
"Wheat breeding is not just a science, it's an art, and Dr.
Carver has made a concentrated effort to address the needs of the
entire wheat industry," Hodges said. "We've come up with
some very unique marketing strategies to be successful, but without
the breeder we'd have nothing."
On Saturday morning, Mark Hodges joined us for our In the Field TV
segment that is seen on KWTV News9. In case you missed it, we
have the video of our conversation with Mark that you can see by clicking
here. And, in that same webstory, we have a more
indepth look at what is happening in the OSU Wheat Breeding Program
and how Oklahoma Genetics is working to expand the number of acres
being planted in the southern plains with OSU Wheat Varieties.
Derrell Peel Sees
Seasonal Price Strength in Cattle Markets- and More Herd Rebuilding
in 2016 in US Mama Cow Herds
While drought has now reentered Oklahoma in northwestern counties of
the state, Extension Livestock Market Economist Dr. Derrell Peel
is not overly worried about a repeat of the liquidation of the
southern plains beef cow herd that we saw about four years ago
because of our most recent multi year drought. Peel says in this
edition of the Beef Buzz that it is still a little early in the growing
season for the warm season grasses that are most predominant in
northwestern Oklahoma and the Panhandle to be actively growing, so
the dryness is something for ranchers in the region to monitor.
We also talked with Dr. Peel about beef cow herd rebuilding, who says
that 2015 was probably the largest year for herd rebuilding, with
rebuilding continuing at a slower pace in 2016. Peel also discussed
the early spring cattle market, saying we are seeing some grilling
demand in our wholesale beef trade, which bodes well for seasonal
increases in cash cattle markets.
here for this Beef Buzz with Dr. Peel- a daily feature heard
on great radio stations across the region on the Radio Oklahoma Ag
Chinese Subsidies Now Costing
US Wheat Farmers $653 Million Annually
Over the past few years, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National
Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) have demonstrated how the
policies of a few advanced developing countries are distorting world
wheat trade and hurting farmers in the United States and other wheat
In 2015, an Iowa State University study sponsored by USW showed that
China's excessive wheat subsidies alone were costing U.S. farmers
almost $550 million per year. Now, just one year later, a January
2016 update of the study demonstrated that the decline in world
prices has increased the projected annual loss in U.S. wheat farm revenue from
China's policies by 16 percent to $653 million.
US Wheat Associates President Alan
Tracy contends that the Chinese subsidies are in
violation of the WTO trade rules- and says that US Wheat and the
National Association of Wheat Growers continue to have a conversation
with the Obama Administration's Trade People about a possible dispute
to be filed about the Chinese.
here to read more about these huge subsidies- and what it
means to US Wheat Farmers.
Farm Shows is pulling everything together for
City Farm Show, coming April 14, 15 and 16, 2016.
Contact Ron Bormaster
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organization can be a part of the 2016 Oklahoma City Farm Show!
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Midwest Farm Shows.
Thanks to those of
you who made contact with us about using a horse of yours in the Scott Daily
Horse Training sessions- Scott will be contacting you about those
possibilities if he has not already.
TSCRA Returning to Ft.
Worth for Their 139th Annual Cattle Raisers Convention
The Texas and
Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA)
reminds those involved in the beef cattle business that the 139th
annual Cattle Raisers Convention, the biggest ranching industry event
in Texas and Oklahoma, is scheduled for April 8 - 10, 2016 at the
Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
geopolitical strategist and author of "The Accidental
Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the
Coming Global Disorder," will be the keynote speaker at the
opening general session. Zeihan will discuss how economics,
demographics, history and culture work to create global complexities
and how these complexities may impact ranchers in the future.
More details about the 2016 Convention are available
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Mama Cows with Twins Can Mean
Freemartinism- Glenn Selk Explains
The following article is a part of the weekly series Cow Calf Corner
as published electronically by Dr.
Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus
Extension Animal Scientist. This week, Dr. Selk offers a warning to
cattle producers who have had twins in their spring calving season.
"As producers finish this (or any) calving season it is very
important to record any multiple births that may have occurred.
Estimates of the percentage of beef cattle births that produce twins
vary. One estimate (Gilmore) puts the percentage at about 0.5% or 1
in every 200 births. Approximately one-half of the sets of twins
should contain both a bull and a heifer
calf. Make sure to write down these calf numbers
of twin births while they are still nursing the cow. Be certain to
not retain the heifer born twin to a bull as a replacement female.
"Freemartinism is recognized as one of the most severe forms of
sexual abnormality among cattle. This condition
causes infertility in most of the female cattle born twin to a male.
When a heifer twin shares the uterus with a bull fetus, they also
share the placental membranes connecting the fetuses with the
Read more about Freemartinism from Dr. Selk by clicking
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