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have a new market feature on a daily basis-
each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's
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here for the report posted yesterday afternoon
around 3:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
Cash price for canola was
$9.25 per bushel- based on delivery to the Northern AG
elevator in Yukon Wednesday. The full listing of
cash canola bids at country points in Oklahoma can now
be found in the daily Oklahoma Cash Grain report- linked
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Jim Apel and Tom Leffler-
analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
National Daily Feeder & Stocker
Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
National Daily Slaughter Cattle
Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Friday, November 1,
Talks Wind in Ag Issues, Proficiency Pay Day and
More From the 2013 National FFA Convention
Kingfisher FFA Chapter returned
to the final four in the Ag Issues Contest for the
second year in a row this week here in
Louisville at the 86th Annual FFA Convention and
Expo. The topic that the chapter chose this
year is a hot one right now in and
around Piedmont and Okarche- the right of
landowners outside of the city limits of a
community to contract with the wind
energy industry and place windmills on their
members included Micah Mueggenbor, Colton Smith,
Sarah Gruntmier, Sydnee Gerkin, Jaryn Frey, Lane
Holt and Brayden Foley. We watched
their presentation and it was a fair and balanced
presentation- they handled their questions from
the judges well and now the team waits- this
is one of several team events that placings
will be announced on Saturday.
of Kingfisher- they also have a Parliamentary
Procedure team- and they advanced to the Semi
Finals yesterday afternoon- Lori
Coats was a busy lady yesterday.
wait on word from the Finals of the National
Prepared Public Speaking contest- Tyler
Schnaithman did a great job in representing
Oklahoma on Thursday morning in the Final Four- we
talked with him afterwards and also have a link to
a copy of the speech he presented- click here to check that
out. As I mentioned in the story in the
Blue-Green Gazette- if Tyler is declared the
National Champion- that would be the fifth Public
Speaking winner in as many years for Oklahoma
awards are handed out this morning. That
includes the Honorary American Degree being given
to Scott and Melissa Eisenhauer, Kelly
Barnes, Dr. Rob Terry and Jami
Longacre. The National VIP Award
will be given to Dr. Dwight
Stoddard from Stillwater.
afternoon- the highlight will be the naming of
more than 40 National winners in the Proficiency
Awards- Oklahoma is third in the country in the
number of Profiency award finalists- with 20 and
we will be posting the winners as they are called-
with stories to go upo on the Blue Green Gazette
this afternoon and evening.
a couple of links for you- follow us on Twitter as
we will be posting as events happen today here in
Louisville- click here.
being posted on the Blue Green Gazette
ongoing- click here.
we are posting pictures as fast as our very slow
internet will allow- click here for the Flickr set of
pictures from the Nattional FFA Convention- these
include pictures which allow you to see the
convention from the point of view of some of our
state officers. Yesterday- Allison
Christian and Bray Haven
were my photographers of the
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October Cattle on Feed Numbers Arrive- 8% Fewer on
USDA made it- but just barely- in getting the
postponed Cattle on Feed report for October
released during the month of October. The Federal
Government slowdown of earlier in the month caused
the report not to be released on it's scheduled
date- but USDA got the data from October first out
on the final day of the month. Tom
Leffler talked with RON's Jim
Apel and his comments are the basis of
today's Beef Buzz.
feed totals are eight percent under that of
October first of a year ago- placements were one
percent up from 2012 while the marketings were a
little higher than expected at six percent above
September of last year.
Click here for more on the
numbers and how Tom Leffler sees them as he
looks under the hood at the data.
Cattlemen's Association Opposes Congressional
Intervention In COOL
United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA)
joined the National Farmers Union (NFU), the
American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) and the
Consumer Federation of America (CFA) in a joint
letter sent to House and Senate Farm Bill
conferees this week voicing strong support for
U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) and
opposing any attempt to make modifications through
the farm bill to the underlying COOL law or to
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations
which became final just a few months ago.
COOL opponents recently sent a letter to
House and Senate Farm Bill conferees urging them
to utilize COOL placeholder language in the House
version of the farm bill as a mechanism to
drastically change the law. The letter
specifically references the need to insert
language in the farm bill that will halt all
current action regarding the program and negate
the actions currently underway at the World Trade
and its allies oppose any efforts to derail COOL,"
state Jon Wooster, USCA
President. "The statutory process for addressing
the prior WTO Appellate Body decision was followed
by USDA, including consultations with Congress.
The revised regulation addressed the core issues
raised by the WTO decision following additional
extensive comments by parties, including thousands
of parties supporting the improved information
that the revised regulations require. Certain
groups have challenged the regulations in court
and, to date, have not established any right to a
delay in the implementation of the
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System Proves Disappointing to Some Parts of
big storm system that promised to dump 3-5 inches
of rain on Oklahoma has only dumped that much in a
few areas, says Associate State Climatologist
The 3-5 inch
amounts were confined to a narrow band from near
Okemah up through southern Delaware County. But,
every single Mesonet site received a bit of
rainfall except for Erick down in Beckham County.
Altus received nearly an inch with a 0.92 reading,
bringing their total for the month up to a
whopping 1.4 inches.
statewide average for October, which is nearly
finished save for those few showers left rotating
around the upper-level low as it pulls off to the
northeast, is now up to 3.13 inches, only a bit
below normal with a deficit of 0.26 inches. Oddly
enough, that's the 47th wettest October since
1895. And for a non-oddity, western Oklahoma once
again ended up on the dry side from less than 20%
to 80% of normal and eastern Oklahoma had the
surplus from 120%-180% of normal.
can read more of this story and take a look at the
latest Drought Monitor map by clicking here.
You Getting Your Money's Worth When it Come to
Sparks DVM, Oklahoma State University
Area Extension Veterinarian, writes in the latest
Do you suffer
from sticker shock when you order or pick up the
vaccines for your herd health program?
Unfortunately, there is not much you can do to
lower these costs without putting your animals'
health at risk, but you can do some things to
ensure that you are getting your money's worth of
The first thing to consider is
that not all animals are created equal when it
comes to their ability to mount an immune
response. It would be nice if animals had a gauge,
like a fuel gauge, that would read their level of
immunity following vaccination so you could tell
who was protected and who wasn't. The fact is you
can't tell by looking so you must optimize your
management to maximize the immune response.
Animals that are on a poor plane of nutrition,
especially for protein, copper, and zinc, cannot
respond well to the vaccines you use. Very young
and very old animals cannot respond strongly.
Animals that are suffering from other health
problems or that are convalescing are not able to
respond well to your vaccination program. Stressed
animals are limited in their ability to respond
immunologically, so letting hauled or shipped
cattle rest for several days before vaccinating
and handling cattle quietly to minimize
stress will pay big dividends when it comes to
response to your vaccines.
You can read
more of this story by clicking here.
and Demand Report Could Move Markets Up or Down,
Kim Anderson Says
market traders are waiting for next week's release
of the USDA supply and demand estimates. Oklahoma
State University Extension Grain Marketing
Specialist Kim Anderson takes a
look at the report's potential impact in his
preview of this week's SUNUP program.
think the market is just sitting back and waiting.
There has been a lot of concern about what's going
to be in that report. Probably
not many changes in U.S. wheat. I think the
market's expecting world wheat production probably
to decline 100 to 200 million bushels. The big
concern is with corn and soybeans. The early
estimates are that we're going to have higher corn
yields and higher soybean yields and probably
lower corn acres and soybean acres and the
market's just, from reading between the lines,
hasn't just figured out how that will wash out
when that report is released.
possible we could have a big move down. It's
possible we could have a big move up. It's
possible it could be like these other reports of
the exports that came out and it didn't matter
much what the market expected-there was no change
in price. The market just kind of smiled it off.
That could happen on the 8th, but there's a lot of
uncertainty as we come into the 8th."
Click here to listen to Kim
Anderson's analysis and to find the full rundown
of this week's SUNUP program.
Ethanol to be Showcased in the Lone Star State by
Ethanol will be front-and-center at the Texas
NASCAR race this weekend as spokesman Austin
Dillon closes in on a championship and ethanol
supporters from three states journey to the Lone
Star State to educate and interact with fans about
Dillon is known for his signature
cowboy hat, but he wouldn't mind trading in his
hat for a new one at Texas Motor Speedway on
Saturday. Because what else would they give you as
a trophy in Texas except a cowboy hat and a boot
trophy? Dillon, who has never finished outside the
Top 10 at Texas Motor Speedway in NASCAR
Nationwide Series competition, currently leads the
series standings by eight points over Sam Hornish
Jr. As always, he will proudly display the
American Ethanol logo on the side of his car.
Corn farmers from Texas, Minnesota and
North Dakota are funding the weekend-long event in
part with their investment of checkoff dollars.
They will also be on hand to distribute American
Ethanol green starter flags throughout the
campgrounds. More than 2,500 flags will be
distributed over the course of the weekend and
will be seen flying high over camp sites in the
track infield and surrounding the track.
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