Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 3/19/2019, 7:12 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.

Let's Check the Markets!  

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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. has 
596 head of cattle on their showlist for the Wednesday, 
March 20th sale of finished cattle - click here to jump to the website.

Green Grass Fever Hit the Calf Market at the Oklahoma National Stockyards on Monday- Steer calves mostly 10.00-14.00 higher and heifer calves 8.00-12.00 higher- Yearlings were also higher- click here for the complete report from USDA. 

At OKC West Livestock Auction in El Reno Monday, Slaughter cows and bulls sold 2.00-3.00 lower than last week. Click here for the complete sale report.
Joplin Regional Stockyards had moderate to good demand- but calves were not as hot an item as we saw at the Oklahoma National Stockyards-  steer calves under 600 lbs steady, steers 600 to 750 lbs steady to 3.00 higher- click or tap here for the complete Monday report.

Each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS futuresclick 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 Monday, March 18
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
    Tuesday,  March 19, 2019

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

Exhibitors in the 2019 Oklahoma Youth Expo were awarded over $30,000 in scholarships just ahead of the Supreme Championship drive in three categories on Monday evening- this coming after judges Dan Allan of Texas and Lydell Meier of Tennessee sorted through several hundred heifers in the Jim Norrick Arena at State Fair Park on Sunday and Monday. 

Fifteen Beef Breeds (plus the catchall AOB) were judged with the winners of those 16 breed shows were led into the arena on Monday- with the Maine Anjou Heifer shown by Carlee Clark of Sequoyah County 4-H taking Supreme Champion Honors of the Beef Heifer Show(pictured here receiving her scholarship check from Devon Energy). The Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer was the Angus Champion, shown by Meah Allison of Canadian County 4-H. 

We have a full list of the Breed Champs and Reserves as well as the Supreme Champ details for the Influence Heifers and the Bred and Owned Categories- click or tap here to jump over to our story for all of those names and details. 

Thanks to ITC, Your Energy Superhighway, for sponsoring all of our coverage of the 2019 OYE.

Sponsor Spotlight
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.

At one time- Tuesday was a transition day and perhaps not quite as busy as other days- that is definitely NOT the case for the 2019 OYE- 

Lots of animals will be showing today- the MoorMan's ShowTec Market Barrow Show starts a three day run this morning at 8 AM- 

Also Happening today- the  Sunglo Cattle Showmanship will begin at 1:00 PM today.

Outside of the show ring- two exciting events are happening- the Oklahoma Beef Council is presenting a special guest appearance at the OYE of NBA Basketball Star Steven Adams- that happens at 2:15 this afternoon in the SuperBarn just outside of the Show Offices. (and yes- Adams is our Kiwi- from New Zealand before landing in OKC to play for the Thunder.)

Later in the afternoon- the Diamond Hats have their annual Sparkle Sparkle event- This One's For the Girls from 3 to 5 in the Barn Three Sales Pavilion. 

AND the event this evening is the annual Legislative and Celebrity Showmanship Contest- Tyler Norvell says over a hundred of the 150 lawmakers from the State Legislature will be there tonight- being mentored by constituents from back home(4-H and FFA members) in how to show one of the four species. Here's State Rep Harold Wright of Weatherford who emceed last year

And Yep- that's Speaker Charles McCall just behind Rep Wright- we look forward to taking pics again at the 2019 Legislative Show this evening.

Three Looking at Weekly Crop Progress Report, Oklahoma Seems to be Sweet Spot Currently for Winter Wheat

According to the information in this week's crop progress report from USDA: Texas is seeing small amounts of freeze damage, while Oklahoma is jointing at a somewhat normal rate. The United States Department of Agriculture's first national crop progress report for 2019 is not scheduled for release until Monday, April 1st. 

Oklahoma's wheat crop reached 60 percent Good-Excellent condition, 35 percent Fair, and 5 percent Poor, with 0 Very Poor. Winter wheat jointing reached 20 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 4 points from normal. Pasture and range condition was rated at 81 percent good to fair. Livestock condition was rated at 89 percent good to fair. 

Click here for a complete look at this week's USDA Crop Progress Report for Oklahoma.

Winter wheat condition in Texas varied widely; 33 percent rated Good-Excellent, 44 percent Fair, 23 percent Poor-Very Poor. Freeze damage was detected in some small grain fields in the Cross Timbers. Pasture and range condition was rated 70 percent fair to good.

Click here for a complete look at this week's USDA Crop Progress Report for Texas.

Finally, based on the limited information from Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 11 percent Poor-Very Poor, 40 percent fair, and 49 percent Good-Excellent.

Click here for a complete look at this week's USDA Crop Progress Report for Kansas.
Four NPPC Statement On Illegal Pork Seizure

On March 15, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it intercepted a large shipment of illegal pork products from China before it could enter the United States.

"Preventing the spread of African swine fever to the United States is our top priority. We are thankful to CBP and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their increased vigilance and the expanded resources they have put in place to prevent ASF's spread to the United States, a development that would threaten animal health and immediately close our export markets at a time when we are already facing serious trade headwinds," stated the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

Read NPPC's full statement on the contraband shipment, and what it reportedly contained, in the full article by clicking or tapping here

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.

Five Selecting for Leg and Hoof Structure- Dr. Jennifer Bormann Says a Genetic Baseline is Being Developed

The beef cattle industry is becoming more aware of the need to select, when possible, for cattle that are sound structurally- as cow calf operators are looking for mama cows that have mobility as they mature- able to walk easily and are not prone to be lame. And beef cattle geneticists like Dr. Jennifer Bormann of Kansas State are working on EPDs that will help with that selection process.

In this edition of the Beef Buzz, Dr. Bormann tells explains that while these traits are not highly inheritable- they can be selected for- and that work on a beef EPD in several breeds is underway.

Click or tap here to listen to Dr. Bormann and myself discuss the prospects for a Soundness EPD for beef animals on today's Beef Buzz - brought to you by the American Angus Association. America's breed.

Six American Farmland Trust Partners to Tell the Sustainable Lands Story

The loss of America's farmland, an aging farmer population and climate change are just a few of the issues facing farming and farmland. AFT works to support farmers by providing research and programs focused on these challenges.

As of Monday, AFT will officially partner with Seal the Seasons, maker of frozen produce sourced from local farms. As part of its charitable partnership with AFT, Seal the Seasons will share stories of AFT's impact in the regions where they source products to raise the profile of the "No Farms, No Food" movement. 

 "This partnership will help consumers understand the threats to American farmland and further AFT's mission of saving the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. We are grateful for Seal the Season's support," said John Piotti, president and CEO, AFT.

Learn more about the partnership, Seal the Seasons, and the "No Farms, No Food" movement by clicking or tapping here.

Noble Research Institute soils and crops consultant Jim Johnson received the 2019 Oklahoma Association of Conservation District (OACD) President's Award. The award recognizes Johnson as one of the leading experts and promotors of soil health in Oklahoma and for his contributions to the state conservation districts.

Johnson's areas of interest include no-till, cover crops and soil health. He works daily with farmers and ranchers to improve their operations. Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in plant and soil sciences, including 18 years as a Noble Research Institute consultant. He is a certified crop adviser and certified agricultural irrigation specialist.

Johnson earned his bachelor's degree in soil science from the University of Illinois and master's degree in agronomy from Oklahoma State University.
Our thanks to Midwest Farms Shows, P & K EquipmentOklahoma Farm Bureau, Stillwater Milling Company, National Livestock Credit CorporationOklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma AgCredit, Herb's Herb Hemp Farm, 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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