Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 11/6/2018 5:20 AM

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OKC West sold slaughter cows sold 3.00-8.00 lower and slaughter bulls 4.00 lower on a limited test 
compared to a week ago -  click here for the full report from USDA.

At the Oklahoma National Stockyards in Okla City on Monday- Feeder steers 600-850 lbs. 1.00-3.00 lower. 850- 1000 lbs. firm to sharply higher with very few sales from last week to compare to. Steer and Heifer Calves were steady to $2 lower- the full USDA report can be seen by clicking or tapping here.

Joplin Regional Stockyards had total receipts of 5,437- Compared to last week, steer calves under 550 lbs steady to 4.00 higher, over 550 lbs steady, yearling steers 2.00 to 4.00 lower- Click or tap here for the complete USDA report.

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 futuresclick 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 Monday, November 5th.
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 John Pfeiffer Elected to Serve as the American Angus Association's New President

During the 40th Anniversary Celebration for Certified Angus Beef at the 2018 American Angus Association Convention in Columbus, Ohio this weekend, we had the chance to speak with the Association's new incoming president, John Pfeiffer of Oklahoma. Pfeiffer talked about his time serving the stakeholders of the association and the CAB brand - remarking on the success that the program has enjoyed over the past four decades.

"Everybody talks about the overnight success of CAB, but we have to remember it took us nearly 10 years to really sell the first million pounds," he said. "Now, we're having 100 million months on the go... Being a true disciple of CAB is what has helped create the Angus breed."

Pfeiffer remembers the hardships that the program had though during its formative years when it first had trouble getting its footing in the marketplace. He recounts a few times when the program was almost shut down when the board lacked faith in the young brand's full potential. 
Since then, though, Pfeiffer says the Angus herd has come a long way - even since he first started in the business. He adds that the breed continues to work to improve its genetics with more programs in development even now. For him personally, he hopes to make a difference by giving back his time and dedication to the breed and the association - something he encourages all producers to do.

"I've always thought if you're going to be a part of an industry, you need to give some of your time back to that industry," he said. "I think it's important for all producers to learn that the industry doesn't stop at their front gate. We have to learn to take part in these other organizations and provide to help make things get better."

Listen to my complete conversation with John Pfeiffer about the Angus breed and CAB's 40th Anniversary, by clicking or tapping here.

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U.S. beef exports remained very strong in September while pork exports continued to be impacted by retaliatory duties in China and Mexico, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

Beef exports cooled from the record results posted in August, but were still significantly higher year-over-year. September beef exports totaled 110,100 metric tons, up six percent from a year ago, valued at $687.1 million - up 11 percent.

Pork muscle cut exports improved over last September's volume, but were offset by sharply lower shipments of pork variety meat. September pork export volume was down two percent from a year ago to 179,400 metric tons, while export value fell seven percent to $470.2 million.

USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom says pork exports have held up relatively well, "but unfortunately the obstacles U.S. pork faces in China and Mexico are putting a lot of pressure on export value."

For more highlights or to review the report for this month in its entirety, click over to our website.

The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday, November 5, 2018 according to which both the US corn and soybean harvests are trailing moderately behind their respective historical average pace, with soybeans more so than corn. Cotton harvest, additionally, is trailing its normal pace slightly this week nationwide while sorghum harvest follows suit. Pasture and range conditions have fallen off of this report for the remainder of the year, though this report gives farmers their first look at winter wheat condition.

To review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report for Monday, November 05, 2018, click here.

Across our three-state region in the Southern Plains -

Winter wheat planted in Oklahoma reached 82 percent, down 7 points from the previous year. Winter wheat emerged reached 71 percent, down 6 points from the previous year. Winter wheat's condition this week rates 9 percent poor to very poor, 56 fair and 35 percent good to excellent. Canola planted reached 70 percent. Canola emerged reached 41 percent, down 43 points from the previous year. Corn harvested reached 87 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 7 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 93 percent, down 6 points from the previous year. Sorghum harvested reached 69 percent, up 1 point from the previous year. Cotton harvested reached 28 percent, down 11 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal.

Click here to review the complete Crop Progress Report for Oklahoma.

In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 13 poor, 38 fair, 38 good, and 8 excellent. Winter wheat planted was 83 percent, behind 92 last year and 95 for the five-year average. Emerged was 69 percent, near 71 last year, and behind 81 average. Corn harvested was 85 percent, near 87 last year, and behind 90 average. Soybeans harvested was 63 percent, well behind 83 last year, and behind 82 average.

Click here to review the complete Crop Progress Report for Kansas.

And in Texas, winter wheat seeding was active in the Northern High Plains, South Texas, areas of the Southern Low Plains and areas of the Edwards Plateau. Wheat conditions improved across many parts of the state thanks to the recent rains. Producers in the High Plains, South East Texas and South Texas were able to resume cotton harvest. However, top soil moisture and mid-week rains further delayed harvest in many other parts of the state. Producers in the Northern High Plains were able to complete soybean harvest, while sorghum and corn harvest were in full swing.

Click here to review the complete Crop Progress Report for Texas.

Certified Angus Beef's John Stika Says Brand's 40 Years of Success is Amazing, Continues to Grow

Stakeholders of the American Angus Association from across the country are gathered this week in Columbus, Ohio for the organization's annual convention which is focused this year on celebrating the Certified Angus Beef brand's 40th anniversary. We spoke with John Stika, CAB's chief executive officer, who remarked about the amazing success the brand has had over the past four decades.

"It has been an amazing time to be a part of Certified Angus Beef and I've been a part of it now for 20 years, so half of its 40-year lifetime," he said. "Where we're at today, starting with one pound sold in 1978, this past year we sold 1.212 billion pounds of CAB here in the US and 50 other countries around the world. It's been really interesting to see."

Stika says that people often refer to CAB as an overnight success. But he says it has taken this long, forty years, for the brand to actually mature. The good news is that the brand continues to grow, too, up another 8 percent just this past year domestically and up 18% or more outside of the US. Today, CAB's international business represents a third of the brand's growth - a trend that has been sustained for the last two years in a row.

"This doesn't happen by itself," Stika said. "We've seen that demand continue to grow but what's really allowed this brand to reach the level that it has today, has been the American farmers and ranchers raising Angus cattle and commercial producers across the country, who really stepped up and supplied that demand. With the genomic tools, EPDs and all the things we have to better understand how to manage and breed cattle - I think there is still a lot of opportunity for us."

Listen to CAB's John Stika speak with us about the brand's 40-year success at the 2018 American Angus Association Convention, on yesterday's Beef Buzz - click here.

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According to OSU's Dr. Derrell Peel, unusual weather in Oklahoma this fall has created many challenges for cattle and crop producers as we near the end of this marketing year.

Boxed beef cutout prices have increased from a recent low near $202/cwt. in mid-October to a high last week over $218/cwt. led by middle meats, with the strongest increases in rib and loin primals as well as briskets. Fed cattle prices dropped to an early fall low of about $107/cwt in early September and traded in a narrow range of $110-$111/cwt. for six weeks in September and October before breaking higher the last week of October. Fed prices are currently trading at $113-$114/cwt. on tighter current feedlot supplies, according to Peel's analysis of the markets in this week's Cow/Calf Corner newsletter.

Overall, Peel says that beef production is up 2.7 percent for the year to date in 2018 as a result of slaughter and carcass weight increases. Despite continued beef supply pressure, though, boxed beef prices in the past six weeks have averaged 4.4 percent higher than the same period last year. This has given way to a theme of strong beef demand for the year, a key feature in 2018 that will be critical, says Peel, as higher beef production carries over into 2019.

For Peel's complete analysis of the fall cattle and beef market situation in Oklahoma, click here.

Six FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Their Ballots in the Mail This Week

USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Scott Biggs announced this week that agricultural producers should be receiving their FSA County Committee election ballot for 2018. He says farmers, ranchers and other producers have until December 3rd to return their ballots to their local FSA office to ensure that their ballot is counted.

FSA County Committees make decisions on county commodity price-support loan eligibility - establishment of allotments and yields - conservation programs - disaster programs - employment - and other issues related to farm programs.

Those participating or cooperating in an FSA program - who are of legal voting age - and live in the county or area where the election's held are eligible to participate in the voting process. Farmers and ranchers who supervise and conduct the farming operations of an entire farm, but are not of legal voting age, may also be eligible to vote. Those that meet these requirements but do not receive a ballot, may pick one up at their local FSA office. 

Those elected to serve will take office on January 1st of next year. For more information, click here.

SevenCameron Plans Beef Cattle Meeting Next Week

Cameron University will present its 31st Annual Beef Cattle Improvement Conference on Thursday, November 15, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Amy D. Hagerman, State Specialist in Agriculture and Food Policy and Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University. Hagerman will provide on update on Federal farm policy. The conference will start with dinner at 6 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex. There is no charge to attend.

"Since 1953, Oklahoma has had 173 disaster incidents, giving us the dubious honor of being in the top five disaster-prone states in the U.S.," Hagerman says. "Many USDA programs designed to provide safety nets and disaster assistance to Oklahoma farmers and ranchers are authorized and funded, through the Farm Bill. In this presentation, the current status of the Farm Bill will be discussed as well as an overview of proposed changes to Farm Bill titles."

Hagerman indicates she will touch on the programs in the 2014 Farm Bill that are specific to livestock producers and that were most impactful in Oklahoma in 2017. 

For more information, call the CU Department of Agriculture, Biology and Health Sciences at 580.581.2373.

Our thanks to Midwest Farms Shows, P & K EquipmentLivestock Exchange at the Oklahoma National StockyardsOklahoma Farm Bureau, Stillwater Milling Company, National Livestock Credit Corporation, Oklahoma Beef CouncilOklahoma AgCreditOklahoma Pork Council, 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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