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around 3:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture last Friday.
Cash price for canola was
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elevator in Yukon last Thursday. The full listing of
cash canola bids at country points in Oklahoma can now
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National Daily Feeder & Stocker
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here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Farm Bureau Names 2013 Champion Award
of the state's top agricultural advocates -
including Gov. Mary Fallin - will receive the
Oklahoma Farm Bureau 2013 Champion Award during
the OKFB Leadership Conference, Feb. 17-18, at the
Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. The
Oklahoma Farm Bureau Board of Directors is
recognizing the state leaders and legislators for
going above and beyond to protect and improve
agriculture and rural Oklahoma during the 2013
the state's largest agricultural organization, we
are committed to preserving the livelihood and
legacy of our fellow farmers and ranchers," OKFB
President Tom Buchanan said. "It
is an honor to distinguish these state leaders who
share our vision and who continue to help make
positive strides for Oklahoma agriculture."
In addition to Fallin, the following
legislators will be recognized for their
outstanding efforts: Sen. Mike Schulz, Altus; Sen.
John Sparks, Norman; Sen. Eddie Fields, Wynona;
Sen. Bryce Marlatt, Woodward; Sen. Kim David,
Porter; Sen. Larry Boggs, Wilburton; Sen. Kyle
Loveless, Oklahoma City; Speaker T.W. Shannon,
Lawton; Rep. Mike Jackson, Enid; Rep. Dale DeWitt,
Braman; Rep. Don Armes, Faxon; Rep. Jerry
Shoemake, Morris; Rep. Steve Martin, Bartlesville;
and Rep. Skye McNiel, Bristow.
for the awards were received from county Farm
Bureau boards and the OKFB Board of Directors.
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Cattle on Feed; Strong Feeder Prices End
S. Peel, Oklahoma State University
Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, writes
in the latest Cow-Calf
With most auctions closed
the next two weeks, last week's combined Oklahoma
auction summary was the final report for the year.
Calf prices finished the year with the strong tone
that has prevailed all fall. Steers under 500
pounds were priced at $212/cwt and higher, up 31
percent from lows in June and about 19 percent
higher than one year ago. Seven-weight feeder
steers were in the low $160/cwt. last week, up 23
percent from May lows and 11 percent higher than
this time last year. Feeder cattle prices are
expected to average 11-13 percent higher in 2014
compared to 2013. Feeder cattle supplies will
continue to tighten in 2014 if forage conditions
favor accelerated heifer retention and herd
The December Cattle on Feed
(COF) report indicated that November placements
were 96.9 percent of year earlier levels; smaller
than the average pre-report estimate but within
the wide range of estimates. Marketings were 95.5
percent of last year, with one less business day
in the month compared to last year. The December 1
on-feed total was 94.5 percent of last year at
10.725 million head, the smallest December feedlot
inventory since 1996.
can read more of Derrell Peel's analysis by clicking here.
Congratulates David Hula for Breaking Corn Yield
World Record with Pioneer® Brand
congratulates David Hula of
Charles City, Va., for breaking the corn yield
world record with Pioneer® brand hybrid P2088YHR
in the 2013 National Corn Growers Association
(NCGA) Corn Yield Contest announced today. Winning
the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category, David
Hula produced an entry of 454.98 bushels per acre,
the highest mark ever recorded by the NCGA in its
In all, eight growers in
six states planting six different Pioneer® brand
hybrids placed in the six national categories in
the NCGA contest for 2013. Only growers planting
Pioneer hybrids achieved the 400-bushel level in
the 2013 NCGA corn yield contest.
state winners, growers planting Pioneer® hybrids
placed in 61% of the entries.
Pioneer extends its sincere congratulations to
David Hula for this outstanding achievement," said
Paul E. Schickler, president of
DuPont Pioneer. "We believe this shows not only
the impressive yield potential that Pioneer
genetics bring to our customers, but it also
demonstrates what growers can achieve by planting
the right product on the right acre."
can read more of this story by clicking here.
Webinar Provides 2014
to the overwhelmingly positive response from
cattle producers and beef industry leaders to the
first Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar in September,
CattleFax analysts will be hosting its next
webinar at 5:30 p.m. MT, Wednesday, January 22,
Cattle producers have limited time
and opportunity to analyze all of the fundamental
data and trends that shape the cattle, beef and
grain markets. Modeled after the popular CattleFax
monthly cow-calf producer newsletter Trends, the
upcoming webinar will provide producers and
industry leaders with an outlook on the 2014
The CattleFax team will share its
analysis and perspective on how these factors will
influence cattle producers in the upcoming
-- U.S. livestock and feedstuff
production scenarios and expectations
Profit opportunities and risk management
-- Forecasts for the 2014
prices in the calf, feeder cattle, fed cattle and
For more information on how
to join the webinar, please click here.
Claims USDA Will Break U.S. Cattle Market with
Cheaper, Higher-Risk Brazilian
following news release was distributed by R-CALF
On Monday, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service (APHIS) announced its proposal
to allow the importation of cattle and fresh beef
from 14 states in Brazil, a country that had been
plagued with the most contagious disease known to
cattle - foot-and-mouth-disease
Brazil's cattle herd - at 183
million - is more than twice the size of the U.S.
cattle herd and is reported to be growing.
APHIS states that domestic cattle prices
are expected to decline under its proposal:
"The fall in beef prices and resulting
decline in U.S. production would translate into
reduced returns for producers in the livestock and
beef processing sectors," APHIS states in its
"APHIS' proposed rule is
irresponsible and will wreak havoc on the economy
of Rural America that is certain to be harmed both
by falling cattle prices and the increased risk of
disease introduction," said R-CALF USA CEO
the rest of this story on our website by clicking here.
Family Donates Milk Bottle Collection to
legacy of a colleague, food science leader and
dear friend continues to be remembered at Oklahoma
State University's Robert M. Kerr Food &
Agricultural Products Center.
of the late Stanley E. Gilliland,
former FAPC food microbiologist, donated his
extensive milk bottle collection to FAPC, and with
the help of Braum's, the collection is displayed
in the front lobby of the building.
really appreciate the Gilliland family donating
the antique dairy memorabilia from Stan's
collection," said Chuck Willoughby, FAPC business
and marketing relations manager. "It not only
serves as a reminder of his contributions as a
dairy scientist but gives us an appreciation for
the history of the dairy industry."
held a dedication and reception on Dec. 19 to
showcase the collection and give thanks to the
Gilliland family and Braum's family. Approximately
50 people attended the event to celebrate the
addition of the milk bottle collection to FAPC and
remember the impact that Gilliland had on the
state's food and dairy industries.
Click here for more of this
N That- Freezing Fog, Big Iron and Ray
National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Fog
advisory for a good bit of central and eastern
Oklahoma until 11:00 AM on this December 26,
to Alan Crone with the News on 6,
"Freezing fog is fog that freezes on contact with
elevated surfaces and bridges. This could
produce a few spots of ice this morning on bridges
and overpasses. The fog and low clouds will
attempt to mix out by the late morning
hours. South winds will be increasing speeds
during the next 24 hours and we'll not have the
fog issues Friday or Saturday morning. A freezing
fog advisory is currently posted for most of
eastern OK until 11am this morning."
have the graphic of what counties are included in
the Advisory- it stretches west of the Oklahoma
City metro- click here to take a look.
day later than normal- but with Christmas falling
on a Wednesday- Big Iron moves
their final auction of 2013 to this morning-
Thursday- December 26th- with first items closing
at 10 AM. 660 items are going to be sold to
the highest bidder in this no reserve auction
process- click here to see the full list
of items that includes tractors, farm implements,
cattle feeders, Big Round Bales of Hay, Trailers,
Trucks and more.
came on Christmas Eve to us from several folks of
the unexpected death of Ray
Sidwell, who has been the Director of the
North Central Research Station in Lahoma- a part
of the OSU Ag Research complex.
expect details on a memorial service for Ray later
today, but his death is a significant loss for the
ag research community in Oklahoma- and with the
role that the North Central Research Station has
played in winter wheat and winter canola research-
a real loss for everyone involved in the
production of those crops across the entire
southern Great Plains.
prayers are with the Sidwell Family.
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