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A Special Update from Ron Hays of RON for Tuesday,Fbruary 8 2011A service of Johnston Enterprises, P & K Equipment/ P & K Wind Energy and American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company!
-- Sirloin Club Events Cancelled for This Evening
-- Weather Playing Havoc on Events and Markets Across Oklahoma
-- If you have cancellations for Ag Events- email me & We Will Post on Our Website
-- Latest Weather Update- Winter Storm to bring 6 to 12 Inches of Snow
-- A Reminder From Last Week- Re-warming Methods for Severely Cold-stressed Newborn Calves
-- Let's Check the Markets!
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Sirloin Club Events Cancelled for This Evening
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~According to Roy Lee Lindsey of the Oklahoma Pork Council and the Past President of the Sirloin Club and current member of their Executive Committee- the anticipated winter storm requires the postponing of the Banquet and Auction planned for this evening. Roy Lee and Rick Maloney, President of the Sirloin Club, indicate that the events will be rescheduled at a later date in the not too distant future.
Weather Playing Havoc on Events and Markets Across Oklahoma
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~It was an unusual situation on Monday as we saw the major regional feeder cattle auctions that sell cattle on Monday all shut down. The Oklahoma National Stockyards, the Tulsa Stockyards and the Joplin Regional Stockyards all were closed on Monday due to rough conditions out in the country.
Tina Colby and her team at the Oklahoma National Stockyards in Market News wrote "Many country roads still have snow drifts that have been plowed but a very narrow passage making it difficult for large trucks and trailers to pass. Few cattle on the yards will probably sell at the Tuesday sale."
Scott Dewald told us Monday morning that they were making the decision to scrap their plans for meetings this week in Oklahoma City. OCA issued the following notice to their members "Please be advised that all Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, Oklahoma CattleWomen's Association, and OCA Cattlemen's Leadership Academy activities planned for Tuesday, February 8, and Wednesday, February 9, have been cancelled. "Oklahoma ranchers are still cleaning up from the last winter storm and are preparing for the next storm slated to hit Oklahoma on Tuesday evening."
If you have cancellations for Ag Events- email me & We Will Post on Our Website
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If you have agricultural realted events planned for the nexy couple of days and want to get cancellation information out- please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or the email link at the bottom of this email- and we will post it onto www.OklahomaFarmReport.Com.
Remember to check our front page from time to time tonight into tomorrow for any updates that we have.
Latest Weather Update- Winter Storm to bring 6 to 12 Inches of Snow
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The snow event will start in northwest Oklahoma by early afternoon today- by 6 PM along I-44 and around 10 PM in southeastern Oklahoma. Except for the Panhandle, virtually all of the state will be in the zone that could receive 6 to 12 inches of snow- winds will be strong enough to push the white stuff around and cause lots of drifting again.
Click here for the latest video with Jed Castles from this morning from News9 about the current weather conditions.
A Reminder From Last Week- Re-warming Methods for Severely Cold-stressed Newborn Calves
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Dr. Glen Selk says that several years ago, an Oklahoma rancher called to tell of the success he had noticed in using a warm water bath to revive new born calves that had been severely cold stressed. A quick check of the scientific data on that subject bears out his observation.
Canadian animal scientists compared methods of reviving hypothermic or cold stressed baby calves. Heat production and rectal temperature were measured in 19 newborn calves during hypothermia (cold stress) and recovery when four different means of assistance were provided. Hypothermia of 86 degrees F. rectal temperature was induced by immersion in cold water. Calves were re-warmed in a 68 to 77 degrees F. air environment where thermal assistance was provided by added thermal insulation or by supplemental heat from infrared lamps. Other calves were re-warmed by immersion in warm water (100 degrees F.), with or without a 40cc drench of 20% ethanol in water. Normal rectal temperatures before cold stress were 103 degrees F.
The time required to regain normal body temperature from a rectal temperature of 86 degrees F. was longer for calves with added insulation and those exposed to heat lamps than for the calves in the warm water and warm water plus ethanol treatments (90 and 92 vs 59 and 63, respectively). During recovery, the calves re-warmed with the added insulation and heat lamps produced more heat metabolically than the calves re-warmed in warm water. This represents energy that is lost from the calf's body that cannot be utilized for other important biological processes. Total heat production (energy lost) during recovery was nearly twice as great for the calves with added insulation, exposed to the heat lamps than for calves in warm water and in warm water plus an oral drench of ethanol, respectively. By immersion of hypothermic calves in warm (100 degrees F) water, normal body temperature was regained most rapidly and with minimal metabolic effort.
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Let's Check the Markets!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We've had requests to include Canola prices for your convenience here- and we will be doing so on a regular basis. Current cash price for Canola is $10.10 per bushel- as of the close of business yesterday, while the 2011 New Crop contracts for Canola are now available are $10.85 per bushel- delivered to local participating elevators that are working with PCOM.
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