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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.



Each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's markets as analyzed by Tom Leffler of Leffler Commodities - click 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. 




Futures Wrap:  

Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Network with Leslie Smith and Tom Leffler- 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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Your Update from Ron Hays of RON

   Thursday, November 12, 2015



Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

TPPFeatured Story:

Ag Commodity Groups Rally for Passage of the TPP


Representatives from six national farm groups joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Phil Karsting in Kansas City Wednesday for a media event to discuss the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for American agriculture. The event featured farmer leaders from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, American Soybean Association, National Pork Producers Council, National Corn Growers Association, U.S. Grains Council and National Association of Wheat Growers, all proclaiming the importance of the TPP for their individual industry sectors.

All of the farmers on the panel told the media that TPP is a good deal for their respective commodity sectors- although no one had a solid prediction as to how much economic benefit would come from the trade deal. USDA's Karsting said that he would point to previous trade agreements that have been positive for US agriculture as one way to measure how much potential TPP has for agricultural interests going forward.

One of the ag leaders expressing his support for the Pacific Rim deal was Brett Blankenship. "TPP makes great strides in expanding trade opportunities for wheat in the Pacific Rim. This agreement lays the foundation for future trade agreements. NAWG is hopeful for quick congressional consideration and that other countries will quickly join the TPP," said the National Association of Wheat Growers President, a wheat grower from Washtucna, Wash.

The cattle industry was represented by Bob McCan, immediate past President of the NCBA. McCan is a rancher from south Texas- and he says the immediate tariff reduction for US beef destined for Japan is a very tangible benefit for the US Cattle industry. He says that Australia has jumped ahead of the US in negotiating better trade terms with our largest beef export market- Japan- and that TPP helps the US catch up in the bringing down tariffs in this most important market.

After the media event- we talked with both Blankenship and McCan- and you can hear their comments about TPP  and read more by clicking or tapping here.




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WorldShowAQHA World Championship Show Celebrates Record Year for Top Horses, Riders


The 2015 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show is going on now through November 21st at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. The event features horseman from around the world for two weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. AQHA is also celebrating its 75th Anniversary with many activities. AQHA Spokesperson Sarah Davisson said the show features exhibitors from 46 states and nine countries.

"Owners and exhibitors, they've put their time and dedication into just qualifying to compete right here at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City," Davisson said. "They've been traveling all year long just to earn enough points to compete."

The AQHA World Championship Show is the largest single-breed championship horse show in the world. Horsemen from the United States, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Germany and Switzerland are competing for 100 world championships at this year's event. Davisson said this year's show has a record breaking 4,700 plus entries.

One of the biggest changes visitors will notice is the order of events. This week, the open division consisting of the best horse trainers in the world are competing for world titles. Next week, the amateur events will take place at State Fair Park.  Click here to hear our conversation with Sarah about the 2015 Show as well as to read more about special events at the AQHA World Show.


By the way- Sarah Davisson will be our guest this Saturday morning for our In the Field segment to be seen on KWTV, News9 at about 6:40 AM.




PorksgivingPork Checkoff Inspires Consumers to Celebrate "Porksgiving" This Holiday Season


This holiday season, the Pork Checkoff is inspiring people across the country to say thank you to those who have given to others all year long by celebrating "Porksgiving," a season for giving back with pork.

"There's no better way to show someone your appreciation than with a home-cooked meal, and there's no better meal than one made with pork," said Randy Brown, chair of the Pork Checkoff Domestic Marketing Committee and a pig farmer from Nevada, Ohio. "We want to inspire everyone to celebrate those who selflessly give back to others with flavor-filled pork meals."

This Porksgiving, the Checkoff is inviting consumers to visit for inspiration and ideas on how to give back with juicy, tender pork. The site offers consumers stories that highlight how pork fans coast-to-coast are showing their gratitude with the gift of pork. Visitors also will be able to see how pig farmers give back throughout the year, such as the many pounds of pork donated to food banks, support given to the military and funds raised for those in need. The site includes featured recipes and is being updated daily with new acts of Porksgiving.  Click here to read more about "Porksgiving". 


AgriClearAgriClear Helping Cattle Buyers and Sellers Manage Risk


It's a new way to buy and sell cattle. Producers have been selling cattle online for years, but the concept of AgriClear is all about a total service platform that includes some guarantees back to the buyer as well as to the seller. Dr. Nevil Speer is the head of U.S. Operations for the organization. Speer said the foundation of the company is to enable both buyers and sellers to leverage technology and have a broader marketplace. In dealing with customers online, he said there has to be some kind of financial or contractual backing.

"That's what we do," Speer said. "We provide payment assurance, so that we make sure the seller gets paid and also that the buyer has some deal certainty on the other end too in case the cattle, for example, arrive that aren't what they were supposed to be. So, really we are protecting both sides."

The capital at risk in the cattle business is unparalleled. Speer said there is too much risk in this business. AgriClear aims to eliminate those concerns of nonpayment.  Click here to hear about AgriClear.



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OkFBOklahoma Farm Bureau Convention Set to Begin Tomorrow in Downtown Oklahoma City



Oklahoma Farm Bureau members from across the state will meet at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City- starting tomorrow and running through Sunday for the general farm group's 74th annual meeting.


This year's convention theme of "A Heritage Worth Preserving, A Future Worth Protecting" focuses on the importance of fighting for agriculture and rural Oklahoma. The annual event serves as a premier opportunity for Oklahoma farmers and ranchers to gather together and make their voices heard as they set organizational policy and give direction for the upcoming state legislative session.


Read more about the 2015 gathering from all 77 counties by clicking here.


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SelkTipsSelk: How Much Hay Will a Cow Consume?


Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist, writes in the latest Cow-Calf Newsletter.

Estimating forage usage by cows is an important part of the task of calculating winter feed needs. Hay or standing forage intake must be estimated in order to make the calculations. Forage quality will be a determining factor in the amount of forage consumed. Higher quality forages contain larger concentrations of important nutrients so animals consuming these forages should be more likely to meet their nutrient needs from the forages. Also cows can consume a larger quantity of higher quality forages.

Higher quality forages are fermented more rapidly in the rumen leaving a void that the animal can re-fill with additional forage. Consequently, forage intake increases. For example, low quality forages (below about 6% crude protein) will be consumed at about 1.5% of body weight (on a dry matter basis) per day. Higher quality grass hays (above 8% crude protein) may be consumed at about 2.0% of body weight. Excellent forages, such as good alfalfa, silages, or green pasture may be consumed at the rate of 2.5% dry matter of body weight per day. The combination of increased nutrient content AND increased forage intake makes high quality forage very valuable to the animal and the producer. With these intake estimates, now producers can calculate the estimated amounts of hay that need to be available.  Click here to read more about hay consumption.


ThisNThatThis N That- Crop Insurance Session Hits Enid on Friday and FDA Trying to Figure Out What is Natural 



A series of workshops on Crop Insurance have been happening across the heartland this week- and the one for Oklahoma will be happening tomorrow in Enid at Autry Technology Center.


The objectives of these workshops include

- Understanding Lessons from Agriculture's past

- Looking at the current producer financial picture and the market outlook
- Exploring how crop insurance will use big data and technology

- Exploring changes in crop insurance options


Both Oklahoma State and Kansas State folks are on the program- click here for more program details.




Because of the changing landscape of food ingredients and production, and in direct response to consumers who have requested that the Food and Drug Administration explore the use of the term "natural," the agency is asking the public to provide information and comments on the use of this term in the labeling of human food products, the agency said in a press release.

The FDA is taking this action in part because it received three citizen petitions asking that the agency define the term "natural" for use in food labeling and one Citizen Petition asking that the agency prohibit the term "natural" on food labels. 


FDA also noted that some Federal courts, as a result of litigation between private parties, have requested administrative determinations from the FDA regarding whether food products containing ingredients produced using genetic engineering or foods containing high fructose corn syrup may be labeled as "natural."


More details about what FDA is looking for are available here.


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