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Transcript for July 4, 2015

Transcript to come.

Segments this week

  • Irrigation After Drought
  • Cotton Plant Update
  • Mesonet Weather
  • Market Monitor
  • Cow-Calf Corner: Heat Stress in Cattle
  • Livestock Marketing
  • Naturally Speaking: Fireworks Safety
  • Shop Stop

 

Irrigation After Drought

>> GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO SUNUP.

I'M DAVE DEKEN FILLING IN FOR LYNDALL STOUT THIS WEEK.

WE COME TO YOU FROM LAKE ALTUS LUGERT IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, WHERE 24 INCHES OF RAIN OVER A 6 WEEK PERIOD MEETS THE 2015 COTTON CROP.

WITH MORE ON HOW THIS WATER WILL GET TO THE COTTON CROP, HERE'S EXTENSION IRRIGATION SPECIALIST, SALEH TAGHVAEIAN.

LAKE LUGERT IS LOOKING REALLY GOOD.

THANKS TO ALL THE RAINFALLS WE HAVE RECEIVED.

BEFORE ALL THE RAIN EVENTS, THE LAKE WAS AT 9% OF ITS NORMAL CAPACITY.

NOW WE ARE AT 100% OF THE CAPACITY.

IN THE LAKE LEVELS ARE AT THAT LEVEL THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN IN PERHAPS 6, 7 YEARS OR SO.

THAT IS A VERY GOOD, VERY GOOD THING TO SEE IN THE SURFACE WATER RESOURCES FOR THE SOUTHWEST AREA FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN LUGERT ALTUS IRRIGATION DISTRICT AND THE CITY ITSELF RELIES ON THE WATER IN LAKE LUGERT.

THE RAIN HAS HAD IMPACT ON THE AQUIFERS NEAR THE STREAMS AND CREEKS DOWN THERE.

IT IS CAUSED THE WATER LEVEL TO RISE IN THOSE SHALLOW GROUNDWATER RESOURCES.

AND IT ALSO FILLED THE SOIL PROFILE FOR A LOT OF GROWERS DOWN THERE SO THAT'S BEEN ALL VERY GOOD.

THEY HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FOR A VERY LONG LONG TIME AND WE HOPE IT LASTS FOR A LONG TIME.

THE LAKE IN THE WATER IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR COTTON PRODUCTION AND THE ECONOMY OF THE SOUTHWEST REGION AND THE MAIN REASON FOR THAT'S A LOT OF THE GROWERS IN THAT AREA DEPEND ON THE SURFACE WATER.

WE HAVE GROUNDWATER RESOURCES BUT IN MANY AREAS IT IS A FLOW QUALITY AND SALINE GROUNDWATER RESOURCES ARE NOT VERY APPROPRIATE FOR IRRIGATING COTTON.

EVEN THOUGH COTTON IS TOLERANT TO SALT, THAT IS NOT SUSTAINABLE TO BE ABLE TO IRRIGATE WITH THE SALINE WATER FOR SEVERAL SEASONS.

SO, ALL THE RAINS, ALL THE WATER IN THE LAKE WILL SIGNIFICANTLY HELP THE COTTON PRODUCTION IN THE SOUTHWEST REGION, AND THAT WOULD HAVE A VERY POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY IN THE FUTURE.

WE ARE CONSTANTLY GOING THROUGH THESE CYCLES OF WET YEARS AND DRY YEARS, WET PERIODS AND DRY PERIODS.

AND ALL THE GROWERS IN THAT AREA, ALL THE PEOPLE IN THAT AREA KNOW THAT THE DROUGHT IS AROUND THE CORNER, WE HOPE IT WILL NEVER COME AGAIN BUT AT SOME POINT IT WILL HAPPEN AND WHEN IT HITS US, IT TAKES ONLY A COUPLE YEARS TO GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS CONDITIONS.

SO IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO BE WELL PREPARED, TO BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT IT, TO TRY TO CONSERVE AS MUCH WATER AS WE CAN AND WET PERIODS LIKE THIS, WHEN LAKES ARE FULL, GROUND WATER IS RECHARGED, THIS IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE NEXT DROUGHT.

AND DEVELOP PLANS, IMPROVE IRRIGATION EFFICIENCIES, INVEST IN WATER CONSERVATION TECHNIQUES TO PREPARE US FOR THE NEXT DRY PERIOD.

WE HAVE HAD THESE DROUGHTS BEFORE.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE HISTORY AND THE CLIMATE IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA, WE HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH THESE DRY AND WET PERIODS.

WE HAVE HAD DROUGHTS THAT WERE AT SEVERE AS SEVERE AS THE RECENT DROUGHT WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST.

THE DUSTBOWL AND SOME OTHER DROUGHTS, SEVERE DROUGHTS THAT WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST.

SO, IT IS MORE OF A HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF THAN A NEW PHENOMENON.

 

Cotton Plant Update

>> RANDY YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF THAT IRRIGATION AND A LOT OF THAT WATER OVER THE PAST MONTH AND A HALF OR SOME OF THE WHAT WHO IS THAT DONE FOR COTTON? 

>> WELL, THE WALT HEARS BEEN A REAL BLESSING.

WE HAD A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF RAINFALL OF COURSE IN THE MONTH OF MAY BUT IT REALLY STARTED BACK IN APRIL.

AND I THINK IF WE LOOK AT THE DATA FOR THE MESONET AT ALTUS, FROM APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE TOTAL, I BELIEVE WE ARE SITTING AT ABOUT 20 INCHES OR SOME OF THE OF COURSE, GROWERS IN OTHER AREAS AND MAYBE CERTAINLY AROUND TIPTON AND FURTHER EAST, THAT WE GO, AND ALSO FOURTH HER WEST OVER TOWARDS HOLLIS THERE'S BEEN SUBSTANTIALLY MORE RAINFALL DURING THOSE MONTHS IN THOSE AREAS.

SO IT HAS BEEN A REAL BLESSING.

AND FINALLY DELIVERED WHAT I WOULD CALL I GUESS A KNOCKOUT PUNCH TO THE DROUGHT.

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING OVER OUR SHOULDER FOR THE NEXT ONE, BUT CERTAINLY WITH LAKE LUGERT FULL AND THE TOM STEED MUNICIPAL, BASICALLY THE WATER SUPPLY RESERVOIR FULL WE CAN CERTAINLY TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND YOU KNOW THANK THE LORD FOR THE RAINFALL THAT WE HAVE GOTTEN IN THE LAST 90 DAYS.

GOOD NEWS IS, WE FINALLY DRIED OUT AROUND MAY 26, OR 27TH SOMEWHERE IN THERE.

REALLY BEGAN PLANTING FAST AND FURIOUSLY.

WE WANT TO SAY THAT.

AND REALLY I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY, CERTAINLY BY, WITHIN 2 TO 2.5 WEEKS, WE HAD THIS 2015 COTTON CROP PRETTY MUCH IN THE GROUND.

A LOT OF TIMES WHEN WE HAVE A MID MAY PLANTING WE TIP LITTLE  TYPICALLY HAVE COOLER CONDITIONS.

MAY HAVE WEATHER EVENTS THAT COME THROUGH THAT KIND OF AS WE SAY, RAG UP THE COTTON.

AND ALL THAT ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE IT BASICALLY CAUSES THE INTERNODES TO NOT BE QUITE AS LONG.

THIS IS A VIGOROUSLY BELONG PLANT.

IT LOOKS LIKE IT CAME FROM A GREENHOUSE BECAUSE OF THE PROTECTION.

A LOT OF TIMES WE HAVE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE THAT OCCURS AND IT KIND OF SETS THE PLANTS BACK.

SO FROM PLANTING THROUGH ABOUT FIRST, I SHOULD SAY PIN HEAD SQUARE STAGE WHEN WE CAN FIRST GO UP IN HERE AND FIND A PIN HEAD SQUARE IT IS NORMALLY ABOUT 35 DAYS.

NOW, UNDER REALLY GOOD GROWING CONDITIONS LIKE THIS PLANT HAS BEEN THROUGH IT COULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY FEWER.

AND IF WE MOVE ON INTO, IF WE WANT TO LOOK FOR OUR FIRST BLOOM, THE OLD RULE OF THUMB IS ABOUT 60 to 65 DAYS AND THAT WOULD BE WITH, SAY, WITH AN EARLY TO MAY TO MID MAY TOP PLANTING DATE SO WITH THE JUNE PLANTING DATE AND WITH THIS COTTON, REALLY, GROWING VIGOROUSLY WE MAY ACTUALLY HIT FIRST BLOOM IN 50 TO 55 DAYS.

SO RANDY WHAT IS INSECT PRESSURE BEEN LIKE WITH THE COTTON SO FAR?

>> WILL, ACTUALLY, DAVE, THE TYPICAL EARLY SEASON INSECT PEST THAT WE HAVE IN COTTON IS THE THRIPS AND IT IS ACTUALLY MORE OR LESS BEEN OUT OF SYNC WITH COTTON BECAUSE WE HAVE, THE WEED DRIED DOWN AND OF COURSE, NORMALLY WE WOULD SEE COTTON EMERGING AROUND THE MIDDLE OF MAY TOWARD THE END IF MAY AND A LOT OF THEM WOULD BE RELOCATING.

THEIR HOMES FROM WHEAT FIELDS, OVER TO THE COTTON FIELDS.

AND IN ACTUALITY WE JUST HAVEN'T SEEN HARDLY ANY THRIPS PRESSURE AT ALL THIS YEAR.

WE HAVE A ANOTHER INSECT THAT'S VERY DOMINATE THAN THE IN OKLAHOMA COTTON AND THAT'S THE COTTON PLEA HOPPER AND IT ACTUALLY WILL RAMP UP ITS NUMBERS ON ALTERNATE HOSTS IN THE DITCH, IN DITCHES AND MAYBE EVEN IN SOME ROUGH AREAS WHERE THERE IS LOTS OF VEGETATION GROWING AND THEN THOSE FLEA HOPPERS WILL MOVE IN RIGHT ABOUT SQUARING TIME AND THEY WILL ACTUALLY FEED ON THE SMALL PRIMORDIAL BLOOMS THAT WE CALL SQUARES OR ACTUALLY PRIMORDIAL FLOWERS THAT WE CALL SQUARES.

AND CAUSE A LOT OF YIELD LOSS AND SO IN 2015, THE LAST THING WE WANT TO DO IS TO SUFFER ANY KIND OF A YIELD LOSS FROM THOSE EARLY SEASON INSECTS.

SUCH AS THRIPS OR FLEA HOPPERS A LITTLE BIT LATER.

THE WE REALLY DON'T NEED THE MATURITY OF THIS CROP SET BACK AT ALL AND SO WE NEED TO BE RETAINING STICK BEING FRUIT AS WE CALL IT FROM THE GET GO ONCE WE GET THERE AND WE WILL PROBABLY BE THERE IN ANOTHER TWO WEEKS, 2 TO 3 WEEKS PROBABLY.

WE WILL BE SEEING SOME BLOOMS.

>> YOU SOUND A LOT MORE OPTIMISTIC THAN LAST TIME WE WERE HERE BECAUSE , BECAUSE WE WERE OUT BY THE RESEARCH STATION OVER BY ALTUS AND WE WERE SHREDDING COTTON PLANTS.

WHAT'S IT LIKE FOR YOU, A COTTON GUY, WHAT'S IT MEAN TO YOU?

>> IT IS JUST A TREMENDOUS, LIKE A TREMENDOUS BURDEN HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF OUR SHOULDERS IN THIS PART OF THE I VERSE.

WE HAVE REALLY STRUGGLED IN THIS REGION.

NOT JUST RIGHT AROUND ALTUS, BUT CERTAINLY WE HAVE HAD A MAXIMIZED SHARE OF GRIEF BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD NO IRRIGATION WATER.

WITH WHICH TO MAKE A CROP AND SO UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE HAD TO CALL THE INSURANCE ADJUSTERS OUT TOO MANY TIMES IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS.

BUT, WE REALLY FEEL LIKE WE HAVE GOT SOME POTENTIAL THIS YEAR.

WE HAVE A FULL PROFILE UNDER THE COTTON CRAP AND JUST ABOUT ALL THE COUNTIES, WELL I WOULDN'T KNOW OF A SINGLE COUNTY THAT WOULDN'T, SHOULDN'T HAVE THE FULL SOIL PROFILE OF MOISTURE.

THAT'S A REAL PLUS.

AS YOU AR WEAR WE GOT ANOTHER RAIN WHICH THE REASON WHY WE ARE IN THIS FIELD IS BECAUSE IT IS A NICE SANDY FIELD AND AT ALTUS WE PICKED UP ANOTHER RAIN LAST NIGHT SO WE COULDN'T GET OUT TO THE FIELD THERE.

SO THAT'S A REAL PLUS.

AND WE HAVE THE IRRITATION WATER.

I'M SURE THAT AS WE LOOK ALONG THE NORTH FORK WITH THE AMOUNT OF WATER THAT IT CARRIED ON INTO THE MAIN PRAIRIE DOG TOWN FORK IN THE RED RIVER, AS WE LOOK AT THAT, WE SEE SO YOU MUCH WATER CAME DOWN.

I'M SURE WE GOT A LOT OF RECHARGE IN THIS TILLMAN AQUIFER.

WE GOT A LOT OF RECHARGE OUT IN THE BLAINE GYPSUM WHICH WAS REALLY GETTING PRETTY TESTY AND HE THEN OF COURSE ALONG THE OTTER CREEK, IT FLOODED PRETTY SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW STEED RESERVOIR BACK IN MAY SO I'M SURE WE GOT A LOT OF RECHARGE OUT OF THAT SO THE GOOD NEWS IS, IN COTTON GROWING COUNTRY WE ARE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE.

WE ARE JUST A LITTLE BIT LATE.

WE ARE HOPING THAT WE CAN MAKE UP WITH IT WITH VIGOROUSLY GROWING CRAPS.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

RANDY BOMAN HERE AT OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY.

 

Mesonet Weather

I'M AL SUTHERLAND WITH YOUR MESONET WEATHER REPORT.

STORMS BRING A LOT OF DYNAMIC WEATHER TO OKLAHOMA.

ON MONDAY, JUNE 29, A WHIPPED GUST OF 96 MILES PER HOUR WENT THROUGH MINCO.

IT HIT AT 5:30 IN THE EVENING.

THAT 96 MILE PER HOUR WHIPPED GUST WAS RECORDED AT THE TOP OF THE MESONET TOWER AT 33 FEET IN THE AIR.

DOWN NEAR THE GROUND, AT 6 FEET, THE RECORDED WIND GUSTS TOPPED OUT AT 85 MILES PER HOUR.

FORTUNATELY THIS, WIND HIT AND DISSIPATED RAPIDLY AND THE ONLY REPORTED DAMAGE WAS TO A BARN.

HEAT OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS AND THE WATER PLANTS ARE TAKING UP DREW DOWN SOIL MOISTURE AS WE ENDED JUNE.

THE 8 DAY CHANGE IN THE 10 INCH FRACTIONAL WATER INDEX MAP THROUGH JUNE 30TH HAVE A LOT OF DARK COLORING INDICATING A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN SOIL MOISTURE.

A LOT OF MESONET SITES LOST BETWEEN .2 TO .4 ON A SCALE FROM 0 TO 1.

THE HIGHEST MOISTURE LOSS WAS MINUS .7 AT PAWNEE.

ONLY TWO SITES HAD INCREASES IN MOISTURE, MINCO AND HOOKER.

THE 10 INCH FRACTIONAL WATER INDEX MAP DOESN'T LOOK AS SCARY.

THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF GREEN AREAS ON THIS MAP FROM JUNE 30TH.

A GOOD RANGE FOR SOIL MOISTURE OR FRACTIONAL WATER INDEX VALUES BETWEEN .7 AND 1, THE WETTEST.

THE BROWNISH AREAS WERE DRY AND THE YELLOW AREAS MARGINAL FOR SOIL MOISTURE.

WE HAD A LOT OF RAIN IN JUNE.

BUT SURPRISINGLY, SOME AREAS OF THE STATE ENDED JUNE WITH SIGNIFICANT SHORT FALLS.

THE DARK BROWN AREAS WERE 2 TO 4 INCHES BELOW THEIR MESONET.

15 YEAR AVERAGE RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.

MEDFORD, BLACKWELL AND NEWKIRK HAD THE HIGHEST SHORT FALLS.

THE DARK GREEN AREAS HAD WAY ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL.

TISHOMINGO ENDED JUNE AT 8 AND .74 ABOVE AVERAGE.

THE AVERAGE AIR TEMPERATURE FOR JUNE WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE FOR MOST OF THE STATE.

THE YELLOW ISH AREAS.

THE TEMPERATURE AVERAGE WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE IN THE SOUTHWEST.

THE BLUISH AREA.

THROUGH THE LAST DAY IN JUNE, ONLY 5 MESONET SITES IN OKLAHOMA HAD RECORDED HIGHS OF 100 OR MORE DEGREES.

BOSIE CITY, ALVA, MEDFORD, ALTUS AND GRANDFIELD AND FOR ALTUS AND MEDFORD BOTH HAD THE 100 DEGREE TEMPERATURE ON JUNE 30TH.

THE PERCENT SUNLIGHT WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE IN JUNE.

THE TWO LOCATIONS HIGHEST ABOVE AVERAGE WERE SEALING AT 11% AND SLAPOUT AT 10% ABOVE THEIR 15 YEAR AVERAGE.

PERCENT SUNSHINE.

THE AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMID I TEES FOR JUNE WERE ABOVE AVERAGE.

BELOW AVERAGE RAINFALL.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR JUNE WAS BELOW AVERAGE FOR EVERY MESONET SITE EXCEPT HUGO AND MOUNT HERMON.

SITES ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE STATE HAD JUNE AVERAGE WIND SPEEDS LESS THAN ONE MILE BELOW AVERAGE.

IN THE WEST, MOST WERE BETWEEN 1.5 TO 2 MILES BELOW AVERAGE.

THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR THIS EDITION OF THE MESONET WEATHER REPORT.

 

Market Monitor

>>> THE PRICE OF WHEAT WAS UP 41 CENTS SINCE LAST TIME WE SPOKE.

NOW, KIM, THERE IS SOME MOVEMENT GOING ON IN WHEAT.

>>  OH WE HAD A 41 CENT PRICE RALLY MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK AND DROPPED 18 CENTS ON THURSDAY.

YOU CAN GO BACK TO JUNE 18TH, WHEAT PRICES ON THE KC SEPTEMBER CONTRACT, THEY GOT CLOSED AT $5.08.

DOWN TO 5.06 THAT DAY.

REMEMBER WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT VERY STRONG SUPPORT AT $5.

IT HELD TO 5 AND THEN 8 TRADING DAYS LATER, WE CLOSED AT $6.10.

THE HIGH FOR THAT DAY AND THAT WAS ON JUNE 30.

8 TRADING DAYS LATER, WE HAD A 98 CENT PRICE RALLY GOING THERE.

YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON AND THEN YOU KNOW THAT GOOD PRICE RALLY, OF COURSE, ON THURSDAY OF THIS WEEK, WE BACKED OFF 18 CENTS.

THAT WENT BACK DOWN BELOW THAT $6 THAT $6 LEVEL THAT IS SO IMPORTANT BACK DOWN TO THE 5.80, THE 5.90.

WE WILL HAVE TO SEE WHAT HAMS IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO.

>> I THINK I KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS, BUT WHAT'S CAUSING ALL THIS TO HAPPEN?

>> YOU LOOK AT THE FUNDS ON THE ON JUNE 30TH THAT THURSDAY WHERE WE GOT A REALLY ALMOST 20 CENT MOVE I THINK IS 18 CENTS FOR THE DAY.

ONE REPORT SAID THAT THEY BOUGHT 20,000 CONTRACTS.

THAT IS 100 MILLION BUSHELS AND THEN THE MARKET WAS DOWN THE NEXT DAY.

18 CENTS.

WELL, THEY SOLD FROM 10 TO 12 THOUSAND CONTRACTS.

THAT IS 50 TO 60 MILLION BUSHELS.

SO THAT WILL MOVE THE MARKET AND THE FUNDS, THEY ARE DOING IT TO GET INTO POSITION FOR SOMETHING.

>> NOW, WITH THAT PRICE OF WHEAT MOVING ANYWHERE FROM 10 TO 20 CENTS EVERY DAY, IS WHEAT STILL THE SAFE BET?

>> OH, YEAH.

WHEAT IS STILL THE SAFE BET FOR HOLDING SOME.

OUR IF YOU HAD TO SELL I WOULD SELL IT ON THIS RALLY.

BUT, I THINK WHAT PRODUCERS NEED TO DO, HOW THEY HANDLE MARKETS LIKE THIS, IS THEY HAVE A WRITTEN MARKETING MAP AND THE ONE PLAN THAT I LIKE IS IF YOU WILL SET A PRICE, IF THE MARKET HITS THIS PRICE I'M GOING TO SELL IT OR A KILL DAY.

LET'S DAY HI A KILL DATE OF AUGUST 1 OR THE KANSAS CITY SEPTEMBER CONTRACT HITTING LET'S SAY $6.25.

TO HIT $8.25 ON JULY 15TH I SELL.

IF IT HASN'T HIT THAT BY AUGUST 1, I SELL IT AND I CALL THIS A PRICE OR DATE KILL TIME.

AND THAT IS AND MARKETS LIKE THIS, THAT'S THE WAY I LIKE TO MOVE I.

DON'T SELL IT ALL AT ONCE BUT STAGGER IT IN THE MARKET.

>>  MOVING FORWARD WHAT OF ARE SOME OF THE BENCH MARKS THAT YOUR WATCHING FOR IN PRICE?

>> WE LOOKED AT FROM $5 TO $6 THE PRICE IS MOVING AT 20 CENT INCREMENTS, 5.20, 40, 60.

RIGHT NOW I'M WATCHING THAT 5.80.

IF WE BREAK 5.80 WHEN WE WILL GO BACK DOWN AND AND WALLER IN THE 5.40, 5.80 AT LEAST STAY IN THE 5 TO 6.

IF WE CAN SAY NEXT MONDAY AND TUESDAY CLOSE ABOVE $6 AND ELSE SPECIALLY ABOVE $6.10, THEN I THINK WE WILL ESTABLISH ENOUGH TREND AND MAY GET ANOTHER 40, 50 CENT PRICE RUN SO WHAT I'M WATCHING, $6 IS THE CRITICAL LEVEL.

BREAK THAT, WILL ESTABLISH AN UPTREND.

IF WE STAY BELOW THAT WHEN WE WILL STAY IN THE 5 TO 6 RANGE.

>> MOST OF THE COMBINES ARE DONE CUTTING.

MOST OF THE WHEAT DROPS ARE IN.

COMBINES ARE MOVING NORTH.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PRICE OF WHEAT WILL DO AS THE COMBINES CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTH?

>>  WILL HAVE TO WATCH NEXT WEEK.

IF WE ARE ABOVE 6 I THINK WE WILL GET ANOTHER RALLY.

THERE IS STILL A LOT OF WHEAT AROUND THE WORLD.

THERE IS A LOT OF RUMORS YOU KNOW IN THE EUROPEAN UNION OF QUALITY.

WHAT'S THE QUALITY.

WE COULD SEE THE PRICE RUN UP.

HOWEVER, WE COULD SEE OUR DISCOUNTS WHICH ARE RELATIVELY STRONG RIGHT NOW, THOSE DILLS COUNTS EVEN GET HIGHER AS WE GO UP, SO I THINK THE PRICE IS GOING TO HOLD PRETTY GOOD BECAUSE I BELIEVE THERE IS RIGHT NOW A SHORTAGE OF MILLING QUALITY WHEAT.

NOT A SHORTAGE BUT IT IS KIND OF TAKING IT AND SO I THINK THE PRICE WILL BE UP BUT THAT DOESN'T REALLY SIGNIFICANT ANY FIGHT PRICE YOU ARE GOING TO RECEIVE AT THE ELEVATOR BECAUSE THEY WILL HAVE TEST WEIGHT, PROTEIN, THEY WILL HAVE DIFFERENT DISCOUNTS ON THAT WHEAT AND THEY WILL BE SEVERE.

>>  OKAY.

WE WILL CHECK IN WITH YOU NEXT WEEK.

KIM ANDERSON, GRAIN MARKETING SPECIALIST HERE AT OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY.

 

Cow-Calf Corner: Heat Stress in Cattle

>>> JULY AND AUGUST IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE MONTHS WHEN THE TEMPERATURES ARE QUITE HIGH.

HEAT STRESS, IS A POTENTIAL PROFIT ROBBER FOR ANY COW-CALF OPERATION.

WE CAN'T DO MUCH ABOUT THE WEATHER BUT WE CAN DO OUR BEST TO AVOID SELF INFLICTED HEAT STRESS THAT WE WOULD PUT ON THE CATTLE.

I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO CONSIDER IS THE FACT THAT DURING VERY HOT DAYS, IT TAKES CATTLE ABOUT 6 HOURS OF NIGHT TIME COOLING TO DISSIPATE THE HEAT THAT THEY HAVE GATHERED UP THROUGHOUT THE DAY TIME.

SO THAT TELLS ME THAT WE WANT TO AVOID WORKING CATTLE IN LATE AFTERNOON, EVEN EARLY EVENING HOURS.

BECAUSE THOSE CATTLE HAVE STILL GOT THEIR BODY TEMPERATURE ELEVATED JUST EYE LITTLE BIT.

WE WANT TO DO OUR CATTLE WORKING, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING.

TRY TO CONCLUDE BY 8 A.M., IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

AND CERTAINLY I WOULD DRAW THE LINE AT 10 A.M. AS THE LAST THAT I WOULD WANT TO WORK CATTLE ON A HOT SUMMER DAY.

IF WE ARE WORKING WITH SOME, SAY, FALL BORN CALVES THAT WERE WEANING AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

LET'S BE REALLY CAREFUL ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT AS WE RUN THEM THROUGH THE CHUTE, GIVE THEM THEIR VACCINATION, PERHAPS IMPLANT THEM THAT THEY TRY TO DO THAT AS EARLY IN THE MORNING AS POSSIBLE.

THAT WE DON'T FORCE THESE CALVES OR THEIR MAMAS TO STAND IN OPEN DRY LOTS IN THE SUNSHINE FOR MORE THAN ABOUT 30 MINUTES AT A TIME IF FOR SOME REASON OUR BREEDING SEASON HASN'T CONCLUDED AND WE ARE STILL DOING SOME ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION ON SOME COWS, AGAIN, I WOULD REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THAT EARLY IN THE MORNING RATHER THAN LATER IN THE AFTERNOON OR THE EVENING HOURS.

RESEARCH HERE AT OKLAHOMA STATE HAS SHOWN US THAT HEAT STRESS, EVEN AS LONG AS 7 TO 10 DAYS AFTER THE COW IS BRED, CAN HAVE AN ADVERSE IMPACT OBJECT THE HEALTH, THE STRENGTH, AND THE VIABILITY OF THAT LITTLE SMALL BORN EMBRYO.

SO AS WE ARE THINKING ABOUT WORKING CATTLE THIS SUMMER, LET'S TRY TO DO OUR BEST TO GIVE THE CATTLE AND OURSELVES THE BEST OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AT THE COOLEST TIME OF DAY, EARLY IN THE MORNING, AVOID THAT LATE AFTERNOON, EARLY EVENING HOURS AND I THINK IT WILL HELP US IN THE LONG RUN IN TERMS OF THE HEALTH OF THE CATTLE AND CERTAINLY OUR OWN ATTITUDE.

HEY WE LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING WITH YOU AGAIN NEXT WEEK ON SUNUP'S COW-CALF CORNER.

 

Livestock Marketing

WE ARE HERE WITH DERRELL PEEL.

LET'S HAVE A RECAP OF THE PAST 6 MONTHS.

>>  WELL IN THE FIRST HALF IF THE YEAR BEEF PRODUCTION HAS BEEN A LITTLE BIT SMALLER THAN WE EXPECTED.

SLAUGHTER HAS BEEN DOWN OVER 7%.

SHARPLY LOWER BEEF COW SLAUGHTER AND HEIFER SLAUGHTER BUT STEER SLAUGHTER IS DOWN AS WELL.

HIGHER CARCASS WEIGHTS HAVE OFFSET PART OF THAT BUT IN SPITE IF THAT BEEF PRODUCTION IS DOWN.

THAT'S KEPT BOX BEEF PRICES AND FED CATTLE PRICES GENERALLY STRONG THROUGH THE FIRST HALF IF THE YEAR.

AND YOU KNOW FEEDER CATTLE PRICES HAVE STAYED STRONG AS WELL.

>>  LET'S TALK ABOUT THE MARGINS FOR PACKERS AND FEED LOTS.

>> YOU KNOW THE THOSE SECTORS CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH THEIR MARGINS.

IT IS ALL ABOUT BUYING AND SELLING AND YOU NOPE THE BIGGEST COST INCREASES FOR THEM ARE WHAT THEY ARE BUYING SO FEED LOTS ARE BUYING FEEDER CATTLE THAT ARE EXPENSIVE THAT.

REALLY SQUEEZES THEIR MARGINS.

EVEN WITH MORE MODERATE FEED COSTS WE HAVE HAD IN RECENT MONTHS.

AT THE PACKER LEVEL, IT IS BUYING THOSE FED CATTLE AND SELLING BOX BEEF.

THEY HAVE STRUGGLED YOU KNOW SOME WITH THAT.

MOST RECENTLY, YOU KNOW, BOX BEEF PRICES HAVE DROPPED A LITTLE BIT BUT FED CATTLE PRICES HAVE ALSO DROPPED SEASONALLY SO PACKER MARGINS HAVE BEEN MORE SIDE WAILS ALTHOUGH CONTINUED TO STRUGGLE ALL THIS YEAR WITH LOWER BY PRODUCT VALUES.

>> HOW ABOUT THE MARGINS FOR THE STOCKERS.

>> AT THE STOCKER LEVEL IT IS PARTICULAR LIP THE COW-CALF LEVEL.

THEY ARE IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT AND HAVE BEEN.

LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR AND WELL INTO NEXT YEAR FOR SURE.

THE MARKET RIGHT NOW IS ALL ABOUT INCREASING CATTLE NUMBERS, REBUILDING THE HERD, GETTING BEEF PRODUCTION UP OR CATTLE NUMBERS UP AND SO YOU KNOW COW-CALF SECTOR WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY GOOD STRONG PRICES.

MARGINS WILL BE YOU KNOW CLOSE TO, MAKE NOT QUITE AS STRONG AS LAST YEAR BUT VERY CLOSE TO IT.

AT THE STOCKER LEVEL, THERE IS GENERALLY POSITIVE INCENTIVES FOR MOTIVATION FOR FORAGE BASED PRODUCTION.

RECENTLY, YOU KNOW, FEEDER CATTLE PRICES AT THE HEAVY END HAVE BEEN HIGHER RELATIVE TO CALF PRICES AND THAT'S MAIN THE GAIN STRONGER.

>>  AS WE MOVE INTO THE SECOND HALF IF THE YEAR ARE WE FOLLOWING ANY SEASONAL PRICES?

>> YOU KNOW IN GENERAL I WOULD CHARACTERIZE 2015 AS MORE OF A SIDEWAYS YEAR ACROSS THE BOARD FOR CATTLE MARKETS.

CERTAINLY COMPARED TO 2014 WHERE WE HAD A STRONG UPTREND ACROSS THE BOARD FROM CALF PRICES ALL THE WAY UP TO RETAIL BEEF PRICES IN GENERAL WE CONTINUED TO SEE RETAIL BEEF PRICES IMPROVE OR INCREASE A LITTLE BIT THIS YEAR.

BOX BEEF PRICES AND FED CATTLE PRICES HAVE BEEN MORE OF A SIDEWAYS KIND OF A PATTERN AS WELL AS FEEDER CATTLE PRICES, SO YOU KNOW, WE ARE PROBABLY NEAR THE PEAK FOR SOME OF THE SUMMER MARKETS FOR FEEDER CATTLE FOR EXAMPLE.

HOWEVER, I THINK TIGHT SUPPLIES WILL CONTINUE TO RULE THE DAY.

WE PROBABLY WON'T SEE TOO MUCH SEASONAL WEAKNESS BUT MIGHT EXPECT A LITTLE BIT OF NORMAL SEASONALITY HERE IN THE SECOND HAVE OF THE YEAR.

>>  OKAY.

GREAT INFORMATION.

WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

 

Naturally Speaking: Fireworks Safety

>> THE 4TH OF JULY COMING UP JUST A QUICK REMINDER TO EVERYBODY, ABOUT BEING SAFE WITH FIRE AND FIREWORKS.

4TH OF JULY IS TYPICALLY THE NUMBER ONE WILDFIRE DAY IN THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA WITH THE MOST AMOUNT OF FIRES USUALLY OCCUR BECAUSE OF ALL THE IGNITION DEVICES THAT ARE BEING USED.

AGAIN, BE SAFE WITH THEM.

AND MAKE SURE THE AREAS THAT YOU ARE SETTING OFF YOUR FIREWORKS ARE SAFE.

KEEP THEM MOWED SHORT.

HAVE SOME TYPE OF EXTINGUISHER OR SOME KIND OF DEVICE AROUND TO BE ABLE TO PUT FIRE OUT IF YOU NEED TO.

IF THE CONDITIONS GET DRY, AND STUFF WE NEED TO BE REALLY SAFE.

ALSO FOLLOW ANY KIND OF CITY, COUNTY, STATE LAWS THAT MAY BE IN EFFECT ON THE USE OF FIREWORKS AND USE THAT JUDICIOUSLY, SMARTLY.

HAVE A GREAT AND SAFE 4TH OF JUMP.

NOW A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE CAN GET THAT UNEASY COMFORT ABOUT IT IS JULY, IT IS GREEN, WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF RAIN HERE RECENTLY AND STUFF WON'T BURN.

AGAIN, THE GREEN VEGETATION MAY NOT BURN, MAY NOT BE EASY TO SET ON FIRE, BUT IT IS THE OLD GROWTH THAT WAS THERE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.

THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO GET THINGS STARTED AND GET IT GOING.

AND SO AGAIN, IT IS BEST TO HAVE THINGS MOWED DOWN SHORT.

DON'T GET THAT, DON'T BE BLURRED INTO THAT FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY EVERYTHING THAT IS GREEN AND IT WON'T BURN.

BECAUSE THINGS WILL BURN WHEN IT IS GREEN.

 

Shop Stop

>>> HI, WELCOME TO SHOP STOP.

TODAY WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT PITCH PINS AND LINCHPINS.

SO WE ALL USE HITCH PINS WHEN WE MOUNT EQUIPMENT TO OUR HITCH, BUT YOU KNOW WE WANT TO KEEP THOSE IN PLACE AND TYPICALLY, WE HAVE THE LINCHPIN THAT WE ATTACH TO THERE AND IT IS SEPARATED.

IF YOU JUST YOU KNOW GOT A PIECE OF CHAIN YOU CAN TAKE YOUR LINCHPIN AND HOOK TO IT.

TO YOUR HITCH PIN OR YOU MIGHT EVEN IF IT IS A SPECIFIC APPLICATION FOR IT, YOU MAY WANT TO TAKE A PIECE OF CHAIN FROM THE PIN AND WELD IT TO THE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT SO THAT IT IS ALWAYS THERE WHEN YOU NEED IT.

>> HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU GONE OUT TO HITCH UP AND DUG THROUGH THE TOOL BOX AND CAN'T FIND THE PIN AND IF YOU HAVE IT ATTACHED TO YOUR IMPLEMENT YOU KNOW WHERE IT IS AT AND READY TO GOVERNMENT

>> SO THAT'S A TIP HERE ON SHOP STOP.

WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

>> THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS

WEEK FOR SUNUP.

IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU SAW ON THE SHOW THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT, JUST VISIT OUR WEBSITE, SUNUP.OKSTATE.EDU. AND WHILE YOU ARE THERE, CHECK OUT OUR SOCIAL MEDIA.

I'M DAVE DEKEN, AND REMEMBER OKLAHOMA AGRICULTURE STARTS AT SUNUP!

 

 

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