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Transcript for April 30, 2016

Transcript to come.

This show includes the following segments:

  • Wheat Update
  • Wheat Disease Update
  • Mesonet Weather
  • Insect Update
  • When Large Animals Eat Debris
  • Market Monitor
  • Cow-Calf Corner: Creep Feeders

 

 

HELLO EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO SUNUP, I'M LYNDALL STOUT

OKLAHOMA'S WHEAT CROP IS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE THIS YEAR AND NOT WITHOUT IT'S

SHARE OF CHALLENGES. FOR AN UPDATE, WE TURN TO OUR EXTENSION SMALL GRAIN SPECIALIST

JEFF EDWARDS.

 

Wheat Update

>> BY IN LARGE THOUGH

THE OKLAHOMA WHEAT CROP IS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE. THE RECENT RAIN REALLY

BREATHES SOME MORE LIFE INTO OUR CROP AND IN MANY CIRCUMSTANCES

WE ALMOST HAVE ENOUGH MOISTURE IN THE SOIL NOW TO GO AHEAD AND FINISH OUT THE

CROP. THERE ARE A FEW AREAS WHERE THE CROP WAS A LITTLE TOO FAR

GONE DUE TO DROUGHT AND IT WASN'T ABLE TO BOUNCE BACK AND

IT IS NOT REALLY GOING TO RECOVER. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE CROP

WHERE IT IS NOT IN QUITE AS GOOD OF SHAPE WOULD BE SOME OF OUR PRODUCERS BECAUSE OF THE

PRICE, THE COST OF INPUTS AND THE WAY EVERYTHING WAS LOOKING DID NOT

INVEST IN TOP DRESS NITROGEN, THAT IS REALLY STARTING TO SHOW UP

IN THOSE FIELDS. BUT AS A WHOLE I THINK WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO

AN AVERAGE CROP. I WOULD SAY THE WHEAT CROP IS ABOUT A WEEK TO TEN DAYS

AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. IF CURRENT CONDITIONS HOLD I THINK

WE WILL PROBABLY BE HARVESTING SOME WHEAT BEFORE THE END OF MAY IN SOUTHWEST

OKLAHOMA WE'RE A LITTLE FARTHER AHEAD. OUR TEMPERATURES THOUGH HAVE

COOLED OFF A LITTLE BIT WE ARE MORE IN THE 60'S AND 70'S THAT WILL SLOW

THINGS DOWN AND IT IS ACTUALLY A VERY GOOD THING FOR THE WHEAT CROP

THESE COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL HELP US FILL OUT THOSE GRAINS, MAKE LARGER GRAINS

SO IF HARVEST GOES AHEAD AND GETS DELAYED A LITTLE BIT AND WE ARE CLOSER TO

JUNE FIRST IT WILL ACTUALLY BE A GOOD SIGN FOR THE WHEAT CROP

IF IT IS DUE TO COOL TEMPERATURES. NOW IN THE SPRING IS A REALLY GOOD TIME

TO LOOK AT WEEDS, IN A PERFECT WORLD

THERE WOULDN'T BE ANY WEEDS OUT THERE AND WE WOULD HAVE THEM CONTROLLED. BUT A LOT OF OUR GRASSY WEEDS THAT ARE

REALLY HARD TO CONTROL ARE ALSO HARD TO IDENTIFY IN

THE FALL. NOW WITH THE SEED HEAD ON THOSE GRASSY WEEDS THEY ARE FAIRLY EASY

TO IDENTIFY. SO IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO GO OUT AND LOOK AT FIELDS

MAKE NOTE OF WHAT GRASSY WEEDS ARE OUT THERE AND WHERE THEY ARE,

SO YOU CAN CHOOSE A PRODUCT IN THE COMING FALL THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO CONTROL

THOSE WEEDS. SOME OF OUR FOLIAR DISEASES SUCH AS STRIPE RUST A COOLER

WET CONDITIONS REALLY FAVOR STRIPE RUST AND ITS IS ONE OF THE MOST

AGGRESSIVE DISEASES THAT WE DEAL WITH. OUR FARMERS IN

SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA REALLY WERE KIND OF PAST THE WINDOW WE STILL HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A WINDOW

IN NORTHERN OKLAHOMA DEPENDING ON THE PRODUCT THAT YOU ARE USING YOU NEED TO

LOOK CLOSELY AT THOSE LABEL RESTRICTIONS. SOME OF THEM HAVE A GROWTH STAGE

RESTRICTION WHERE YOU CAN'T SPRAY AFTER FLOWERING. OTHERS HAVE A PRE-HARVEST

INTERVAL. SO IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THOSE LABELS

RESTRICTIONS AND THAT YOU ADHERE TO THOSE. GENERALLY AFTER THE WHEAT IS

FLOWERED THERE IS NOT A LOT WE CAN DO. WE STILL NEED TO MONITOR THERE ARE A FEW

INSECT PESTS THAT COULD BE OUT THERE CAUSING US PROBLEMS BUT MOST OF THE TIME OUR

FUNGICIDE APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE BY THEN AND A LOT OF IT

IS UP TO MOTHER NATURE AT THAT POINT SO THE BEST THING WE CAN DO AT THAT POINT

IS START GREASING THE COMBINES AND PREPARING FOR HARVEST.

 

Wheat Disease Update

>> WE WANT TO GET AN UPDATE NOW ON WHEAT DISEASE WE ARE JOINED BY

BOB HUNGER OUR EXTENSION WHEAT PATHOLOGIST AND BOB YOU HAVE BEEN OUT AND ABOUT AROUND OKLAHOMA

WHAT KIND OF THINGS ARE YOU SEEING?

>> WELL THERE HAS STARTED TO BE

THAT TRANSITION FROM STRIPE RUST TO LEAF RUST. SPENT QUITE A BIT OF THIS LAST

WEEK IN SOUTH CENTRAL, SOUTH WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND YOU

CAN SEE WHERE STRIPE RUST HAS DONE DAMAGE TO SUSCEPTIBLE VARIETIES ESPECIALLY IF A

FUNGICIDE WAS NOT USED. IN CASES WHERE THEY HAD A SUSCEPTIBLE VARIETY

AND A FUNGICIDE WAS USED THE WHEAT LOOKS VERY GOOD AND OF COURSE THE MOISTURE IS MUCH

BETTER THIS YEAR THAN IT HAS BEEN.

>> YOU HAVE SOME EXAMPLES HERE IN YOUR RESEARCH PLOT

KIND OF SHOW AND TELL FOR US.

>> OK, YEAH THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE RIGHT HERE

OF WHERE STRIPE RUST HAS HIT A SUSCEPTIBLE VARIETY AND IF YOU LOOK

CLOSELY AT THE LEAVES YOU CAN SEE ESPECIALLY ON THE TOP PART OF THE LEAF

THERE IS STILL SOME OF THE ORANGEISH, REDDISH COLOR

SPORULATION OF THE STRIPE RUST. BUT BECAUSE THE TEMPERATURES HAVE

WARMED AND THE WHEAT HAS MATURED QUITE A BIT

IF YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE LEAVES YOU CAN ALSO START TO SEE ESPECIALLY ON THE BACK

SIDE HOW THE ORANGEISH PUSTULES ARE TURNING INTO

BLACK SURVIVAL SPORE STAGE AND THAT MEANS THAT THE RUST IS

STARTING TO SHUT DOWN FOR STRIPE RUST BUT

IN THIS CASE THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT THE OVERALL

FOLIAGE CANOPY YOU SEE THAT THERE IS JUST NOT NEAR AS MUCH GREEN

TISSUE AS THERE SHOULD BE BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH STRIPE RUST ON THIS AND OF COURSE THOSE LEAVES

WILL DIE OFF QUICKER AS TEMPERATURES WARM UP AND TIME GOES ON.

>> AND THEN YOU ALSO MENTIONED LEAF RUST AND YOU HAVE SOME EXAMPLES TO SHOW US

>> YEAH, LEAF RUST IS IN A DIFFERENT TRIAL AND THAT IS THE DISEASE THAT IS STARTING TO MOVE IN NOW.

>> OK, LETS GO TAKE A LOOK.

BOB WHAT ARE YOU SEEING OVER HERE.

>> WELL IN THIS TRIAL UP

HERE WE HAVE NOT VERY MUCH STRIPE RUST AND IT HAS TURNED MORE INTO

LEAF RUST AND THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF THIS STARTING TO SHOW UP

IN HERE BUT IT IS GOING TO GET MUCH STRONGER AS TIME GOES ON.

FOR EXAMPLE IF YOU LOOK AT THIS LEAF HERE OF COURSE THIS IS THE

FLAG LEAF UP HIGH AND YOU CAN SEE DOWN HERE THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF STRIPE RUST

MIXED IN THERE BUT THE REST OF THE LEAF HAS MORE OF A BROWN COLORED RUST

WHICH IS LEAF RUST AND THIS IS WHAT IS STARTING TO MOVE IN NOW BECAUSE IT DOES

BETTER IN A LITTLE BIT WARMER TEMPERATURES SO IN COMPARISON TO THIS

ACTIVATED NOW.

>> AND THEN ARE THERE TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT THIS STAGE?

>>MOST OF THE WHEAT ACROSS OKLAHOMA SHOULD HAVE BEEN SPRAYED BY NOW

THE STRIPE RUST THAT WE LOOKED AT EARLIER, THE WHEAT IS PASSED THE STAGE

WHERE IT COULD BE SPRAYED BUT ALSO THERE HAS BEEN SUCH A HEAVY INFECTION ON THERE

IT WOULDN'T DO ANY GOOD TO SPRAY WHEAT AT THAT POINT. YOU REALLY NEED TO

SPRAY THE FUNGICIDE BEFORE THE RUST BECOMES AS ESTABLISHED AS IT IS ON

THESE PLANTS.

>> AND THEN ANYTHING ELSE YOU ARE SEEING THAT YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT

>> YEAH THERE IS A COUPLE OTHER THINGS IF YOU LOOK A LITTLE FURTHER BACK INTO THIS PLOT

YOU CAN SEE THE YELLOW LEAVES RIGHT HERE IN A SPOT IN FRONT OF ME

IN THE ROW BEHIND ME AND THAT WOULD BE BARLEY YELLOW DWARF WHICH IS A VIRUS

TRANSMITTED BY APHIDS AND OF COURSE THOSE APHIDS WERE HERE A LONG TIME AGO

A MONTH OR MORE AGO AND TRANSMITTED THAT VIRUS AND SO YOU START TO HAVE THESE

LITTLE YELLOWISH SPOTS SHOWING UP IN THAT. NOW

IN ADDITION TO THE BARLEY YELLOW DWARF NOT HERE AROUND STILLWATER BUT

UP IN NORTHERN OKLAHOMA, NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA WE

ARE STARTING WHEAT STREAK MOSAIC VIRUS WHICH IS A VIRUS TRANSMITTED BY A

MITE, THE WHEAT CURL MITE AND IT CAN BE VERY DEVASTATING AND WILL SHOW UP MORE

AS TEMPERATURES INCREASE.

>> AND YOU HAVE A FACT SHEET ON THAT TO HELP EXPLAIN IT MORE?

>> SURE DO ON MITE TRANSMITTED VIRUSES.

>> OK, BOB THANKS

FOR THE UPDATE WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOON AND FOR A LINK TO BOB'S FACT SHEET

GO TO SUNUP.OKSTATE.EDU

 

Mesonet Weather

>> I'M AL SUTHERLAND WITH YOUR MESONET WEATHER REPORT. WE SAW A LOT OF WEATHER

ACTION ON TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK. THE GOOD NEWS WAS THAT

NO MAJOR INJURIES WERE REPORTED. PROPERTY DAMAGE WAS SCATTERED

ACROSS THE STATE. EARLY REPORTS INDICATED DAMAGE IN MUSTANG, LUTHER

DAVIS, TULSA, COPAN AND CHECOTAH. IN SPITE OF

A LINE OF STORMS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH ACROSS OKLAHOMA TUESDAY EVENING

THAT MARCHED FROM WEST TO EAST. STORM IMPACT WAS

RANDOM. CHICKASHA AT 8:10 PM THERE WAS 74 MILE

PER HOUR WIND GUST THAT SHOWED UP AS A BRIGHT BULLS EYE.

COPAN TOPPED THAT WITH AN 87 MILE PER HOUR WIND GUST

HOW QUICKLY COPAN'S WIND GUSTS SPIKED IS EVIDENT IN A

TIME SERIES GRAPH FROM WIND GUST CLOSE TO 22 MILES PER HOUR

WIND GUSTS SAILED TO 87 MILES PER HOUR WITHIN 10 MINUTES

PEAK WIND GUSTS ON TUESDAY INCLUDED FOUR MESONET SITES

WITH 70 OR HIGHER WIND GUSTS. 9 SITES WITH

58 TO 69 MILE PER HOUR WIND GUSTS. 71 MESONET SITES

HAD MAXIMUM GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 57

MILES PER HOUR. THE RAINS WERE SCATTERED TOO IN

BANDS AND BLOBS. RAIN AMOUNTS RANGED FROM A HIGH OF 1 AND

61/100TH INCHES AT MEDICINE PARK TO 1/100TH

OF AN INCH AT FREEDOM AND MAYES RANCH. HOPEFULLY YOU

AND YOURS GOT RAIN AND DODGED DAMAGE. HERE'S GARY WITH A

LONGER VIEW OF THIS YEAR'S PRECIPITATION.

>> THANKS AL AND GOOD

MORNING EVERYONE. WELL WE HAVE BEEN GETTING LOTS OF GOOD RAINFALL AND WE CERTAINLY NEED IT.

SO LETS TALK ABOUT MOISTURE WE HAVE SEEN. WHAT A DIFFERENCE

A MONTH MAKES. LOOK AT THIS MESONET RAINFALL TOTAL MAP FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR

AND THE PERCENT OF NORMAL MAP. MOST AREAS HAD ONE TO

FOUR INCHES OF RAIN FOR THAT FIRST THREE MONTH PERIOD FROM JANUARY THROUGH MARCH

OR ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF NORMAL TO EVEN LESS THAN 20 PERCENT OF NORMAL

NOW THIS WAS THAT PERIOD DURING WHICH DROUGHT AND FIRE BOTH SORT OF SKY

ROCKETED. THEN A LONG COMES APRIL WITH SEVERAL STRONG STORM SYSTEMS

AND WIDESPREAD THREE TO SEVEN INCH RAINFALL AMOUNTS. NOW SOME AREAS

EVEN HAD UP TO 10 INCHES DOWN ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA AND THE PERCENT

OF NORMAL RAINFALL MAP FOR APRIL IS FULL OF THOSE LOVELY BLUES

AND GREENS. NOW THERE ARE STILL A FEW AREAS LACKING LIKE THE EASTERN

PANHANDLE AND EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AT LEAST ON THIS MAP SO WE HAVE DROUGHT

ON THE RUN ONCE AGAIN ALL WE NEED TO DO IS LIMIT THAT SEVERE WEATHER AND WE WILL BE IN GOOD SHAPE.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS TIME WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON THE MESONET WEATHER REPORT

 

Insect Update

IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN THE INSECTS

ARE STARTING TO MAKE THEIR WAY ON THE PLANTS AND TOM LETS TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE INSECT PRESSURE

GOING ON IN CANOLA.

>> ALRIGHT, WELL CANOLA

THESE RAINS HAVE REALLY INVIGORATED THE CANOLA THIS YEAR I THINK IT IS A WONDERFUL

LOOKING CROP, A LOT OF YIELD POTENTIAL AND MOST

OF THE APHID PRESSURE IS PASSED NOW, THE FLOWERING IS PASSED.

BUT I STILL THINK FARMERS WITH ALL THE YIELD POTENTIAL WE HAVE HERE NEED TO

NOT IGNORE THIS CROP THERE IS A LOT

OF PODS OUT THERE THAT ARE APPETIZING TO A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT POTENTIAL PESTS.

AND SO THEY SHOULDN'T BE IGNORING IT, KEEP LOOKING AT IT

MAKING SURE THAT THEY CARRY THIS THROUGH TO HARVEST.

>> WHAT KIND OF INSECTS ARE WE SEEING ON THE CANOLA PLANTS RIGHT NOW?

>> WELL WE STILL FIND A FEW APHIDS

AND I HAVE SOME TURNIP APHIDS HERE LIKE,

TURNIP APHIDS AND CABBAGE APHIDS LIKE TO GET UP NEAR THE TOP

OF THE PLANTS THEY FEED ON THE FLOWERS AND THEY WILL SOMETIMES FEED ON THE PODS

THEMSELVES AND MAYBE CAUSE THEM NOT TO DEVELOP QUITE AS FAST.

I WAS ABLE TO FIND THIS PATCH BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF LADY BEETLES AROUND

HERE THAT ARE WANTING TO EAT THESE THINGS SO.

THAT IS ONE OF THE PESTS, FRANKLY THERE IS NOT ENOUGH

HERE TO WORRY ABOUT RIGHT NOW BUT

IT IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE SEEN OCCASIONALLY IN SOME OF THE CANOLA AROUND THE STATE AND

IF IT GOT TO BE HIGH ENOUGH NUMBERS ON THE TERMINALS THEY

PROBABLY HAVE TO TREAT. THE TWO INSECTS THAT I AM CONCERNED MORE ABOUT

ARE THREE INSECTS, DIAMOND BACK MOTH, CORN EAR WORM,

AND VARIEGATED CUT WORM THAT LIKE TO FEED ON THE PODS BECAUSE THEY WILL DIRECTLY GO

IN AND TAKE THOSE SEEDS OUT SO THEY ARE DIRECTLY REMOVING YIELD POTENTIAL

AND IT JUST IS IMPORTANT FOR THE

SCOUT OR PRODUCER TO BE OUT HERE ON A WEEKLY

BASIS LOOK AND SEE WHAT IS GOING ON. IF YOU DO IT WITHIN

A WEEKLY BASIS YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO CATCH ANYTHING THAT IS COMING IN

BEFORE IT CAUSES TOO MUCH DAMAGE AND THEN MAYBE BE ABLE MAKE A DECISION ON WHETHER YOU NEED TO TREAT

OR NOT.

>> NOW AS THEY ARE OUT SCOUTING FOR THESE INSECTS, WHAT

IS KIND OF THE THRESHOLD TO WHERE THEY ACTUALLY NEED TO TREAT?

>> WITH POD FEEDING INSECTS SOMETIMES WE LOOK AT

I GUESS RIGHT NOW I WOULD SAY

WITH THE TWO POD FEEDING INSECTS I'M THINKING OF TWO

LARVAE PER PLANT.

>> REALLY?

OK,

>> YEAH IF YOU HAVE 2 LARVAE PER PLANT THAT IS

AN ECONOMIC THRESHOLD SO AND SOMETIMES THESE

THINGS WILL BE SURPRISING BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF LITTER UNDERNEATH THE GROUND HERE AND

THE VARIEGATED CUTWORM LIKES TO HIDE UNDER THERE SO

YOU HAVE TO SOMETIMES GET IN THE FIELD AND BRUSH AWAY THAT TO REALLY FIND

THEM AND YOU WILL FIND THESE THINGS CURLED UP. I HAVE A PICTURE

FROM A FEW YEARS AGO WHERE WE HAD A BUNCH OF THEM AND IT IS JUST SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND

BUT ALSO BE LOOKING AND EXAMINING THE PODS FOR

HOLES LIKE THE CATERPILLARS

ARE FEEDING BUT FOR THE TWO CORN EAR WORM AND VARIEGATED

CUTWORM WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TWO PER PLANT OR TWO PER SQUARE FOOT

>> WHAT KIND OF TREATMENT OPTIONS ARE THERE FOR THESE INSECTS?

 >> THERE IS A

LOT OF OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE A LOT OF

PYRETHROID THAT THEY ARE SENSITIVE TO THAT ARE FAIRLY INEXPENSIVE TO USE

THE KEY IS TO JUST MAKE SURE YOU GET GOOD CANOPY PENETRATIONS

WITH THE PRODUCT SO THAT IT GETS DOWN INTO THE

PLANTS ITSELF AND GETS THEM. BUT YEAH

THEY SHOULDN'T BE TOO DIFFICULT TO CONTROL AS LONG AS YOU ARE GETTING GOOD COVERAGE.

>> OK, THANK YOU MUCH TOM AND FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT, GO TO

OUR WEBSITE, SUNUP.OKSTATE.EDU.

 

When Large Animals Eat Debris

AFTER SEVERE WEATHER

HEAVY WINDS OR EVEN JUST LITTER BUGS AND PARTY GOERS, THERE IS ALWAYS

A CHANCE THAT ANIMALS WILL CONSUME RANDOM DEBRIS. SUNUP'S

CURTIS HARE HAS THIS STORY.

>> THE UNPREDICTABLE OKLAHOMA SPRING WEATHER HAS ARRIVED AND WITH

A SEVERE STORMS AND HIGH WINDS, A WHOLE BAG OF CONCERNS CAN BE DROPPED ON PRODUCERS THROUGHOUT

THE STATE. DR. MELANIE BOILEAU IS A VETERINARY CLINICAL

SCIENCES PROFESSOR AT OSU. AND SHE SAYS ONE ISSUE PRODUCERS NEED TO WATCH

OUT FOR IS THEIR ANIMALS INGESTING DEBRIS, PARTICULARLY PLASTICS.

>> YOU KNOW ANY KIND OF RUMINANTS WHETHER

ESPECIALLY CATTLE HAVE ACCESS TO ANY OF THOSE

WAL-MART PLASTIC BAGS IF THEY GET TO EAT ONE OR TWO

IF IS PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE THAT BIG OF A DEAL BUT IF THERE IS FOR SOME REASON IT IS BLOWING

IF IS PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE THAT BIG OF A DEAL BUT IF THERE IS FOR SOME REASON IT IS BLOWING

AND IT IS ALL IN THEIR PASTURE AND THEY HAVE READILY ACCESS TO THAT THEN THEY COULD EAT

MANY AND WHAT CAN HAPPEN IT CAN EITHER STAY

IN THEIR RUMEN SO THEY HAVE FOUR STOMACHS AND THEY COULD JUST KIND OF

STAY AND JUST KIND OF MOVE AROUND IN THERE AND NOT REALLY GO DOWNSTREAM AND CAUSE

ANY PROBLEMS BUT IF THERE IS ENOUGH BECAUSE THAT IS NOT GOING TO DEGRADE

YOU KNOW OR BE DIGESTED IT CAN GET

OBSTRUCTED OR CAUSE AN OBSTRUCTION.

>> FOR CATTLE

BOILEAU SAYS IT MAY TAKE A WHILE FOR THE ANIMAL TO BE AFFECTED BUT THERE ARE RED FLAGS PRODUCERS CAN SPOT.

>> AND ONE OF THE SIGNS YOU CAN

SEE IS AN ANIMAL KIND OF NOT FEELING VERY WELL

NOT EATING VERY MUCH, MAYBE DECREASED STOOL

OUTPUT AND THEN GRADUALLY OVER TIME

THEIR BELLY IS GOING TO GET BIGGER AND BIGGER.

>> THE BEST THING PEOPLE CAN DO IS JUST WATCH THEIR PASTURES AND MAKE SURE THAT IF THERE

HAS BEEN LARGE WIND STORMS OR SOME OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD DISPLACE A LOT OF

DEBRIS IS GO AHEAD AND CHECK THOSE PASTURES AND MAKE SURE IF THERE IS ANY LARGE

QUANTITIES AVAILABLE IF THEY DO GO GET THAT CLEANED UP IN A TIMELY FASHION

AND MOVE THOSE ANIMALS AWAY FROM IT UNTIL THEY CAN GET THAT CLEANED UP.

>> ALTHOUGH DEBRIS FROM STORMS AND HIGH WINDS IS HARD TO PREVENT THE CARELESSNESS AND IGNORANCE

OF HOW PEOPLE DISPOSE OF PLASTICS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR ANIMALS.

ESPECIALLY WILDLIFE.

>> SO WE HAVE KNOW FOR QUITE AWHILE THAT A LOT OF

SPECIES OF WILDLIFE INGEST PLASTIC EITHER INTENTIONALLY OR ACCIDENTALLY

WHEN FORAGING AND THIS CAN BE YOU KNOW PLASTIC

BAGS OR BALLOONS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE JUST HOW MANY BALLOONS

ARE RELEASED IN THE UNITED STATES EACH YEAR AND THEY END UP

IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND A LOT OF THEM END UP IN THE GUT OF SOME ANIMAL

>> ELMER SAYS PEOPLE AREN'T RELEASING BALLOONS MALICIOUSLY

BUT THEY DON'T REALIZE HOW CONSEQUENTIAL THE ACT CAN BE.

>> SO WHEN A BALLOON

IS RELEASED YOU KNOW IF CAN GO FOR QUITE A WAYS DEPENDING ON THE AIR CURRENT

BEFORE IT COMES BACK DOWN AND ONCE YOU RELEASE IT, IT IS OUT OF YOUR HANDS

AND BASICALLY IT IS LITTERING. THERE IS NOT DIFFERENCE IN RELEASING

A HELIUM THAN IT IS JUST THROWING A CUP OUT ON SOMEBODY'S PROPERTY.

YOU ARE LITTERING SOMEWHERE, IT IS BREAKING THE LAW

AT A MINIMUM BUT IT ALSO POTENTIALLY IS BEING INGESTED BY LIVESTOCK OR WILDLIFE

IT IS ALSO AESTHETICALLY UNPLEASING TO THE LAND OWNER

IT IS JUST UNNECESSARY AND IT CAUSES A LOT OF PROBLEMS

 

Market Monitor

>> KIM ANDERSON OUR

CROP MARKETING SPECIALIST JOINS US NOW...KIM LETS TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE MARKET IS

OFFERING FOR NEW CROP PRICES, FIRST AND FOREMOST WHEAT.

>> WELL THERE STILL IS SOME

2015 WHEAT IN THE BIN IF YOU LOOK AT THE BASIS FOR THAT

IT HAS BEEN THE KC JULY CONTRACT IS ABOUT $4.80 ON THE FUTURES PRICE

THE BASIS FOR O CROP WHEATS ANYWHERE FROM A -$1 TO -80

CENTS WHICH GIVES YOU $3.80 TO $4 IN OKLAHOMA. THAT HARVEST DELIVERED WHEAT

AGAIN A BIT OFF THE JULY CONTRACT THAT BASIS IS RUNNING FROM MINUS

80 CENTS TO A MINUS 65 CENTS GIVES YOU A NEW CROP BID OF SOMEWHERE BETWEEN

$4 AND $4.15 A BUSHEL.

>> GIVE US THE RUNDOWN ON CANOLA TOO.

>> WELL IF YOU LOOK AT CANOLA IT IS JUST A FLAT PRICE OF ABOUT $6.25 A BUSHEL FOR CANOLA.

>> AND WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT CROP CONDITION

THIS WEEK, LETS LOOK AT PRODUCTION AND HOW IT COMPARES TO LAST YEAR

>> WELL IF YOU LOOK AT OKLAHOMA WHEAT PRODUCTION IT WILL PROBABLY BE SLIGHTLY LESS THAN LAST YEAR YOU KNOW WE HAD

9 PERCENT LESS PLANTED ACRES FOR WHEAT BUT OUR CROP CONDITIONS

ARE SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER AND I THINK THAT IS GOING TO MOSTLY OFFSET THAT REDUCTION IN PRODUCTION DUE TO LESS PLANTED ACRES.

>> AND THEN LETS ASSUME THAT 9 PERCENT WENT INTO SUMMER CROPS, HOW IS THE MARKET LOOKING FOR SUMMER CROPS?

>> WELL IF YOU LOOK AT

CORN, YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE OUT IN THE PANHANDLE THAT IS WHERE IT IS FED THE BASIS IS

A MINUS 15 CENTS OFF THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE JULY CONTRACT

WHICH IS AT $4, THAT GIVES YOU A FORWARD CONTRACT FOR CORN IN THE PANHANDLE ABOUT

$3.85, CENTRAL OKLAHOMA IT IS 20 CENTS LESS

FOR A BASIS OF A MINUS 35 CENTS, GIVES YOU ABOUT $3.65

A BUSHEL. SORGHUM, THEY DON'T WANT SORGHUM IN THE PANHANDLE, AND THAT BASIS

A BUSHEL. SORGHUM, THEY DON'T WANT SORGHUM IN THE PANHANDLE, AND THAT BASIS

IS A MINUS A DOLLAR AND A HALF GIVES YOU $2.95 A BUSHEL FOR SORGHUM.

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA IT IS A LITTLE MORE POPULAR TO -75 CENTS OFF THAT

DECEMBER CHICAGO CONTRACT FOR CORN.

AND GIVES YOU $3.25 A BUSHEL. SOYBEANS,

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA -75 OFF OF THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE

OUR NOVEMBER CONTRACT WHICH IS AT $9.40

FOR CASH PRICE, PANHANDLE, A DOLLAR UNDER THAT

NOVEMBER CONTRACT FOR THE BEANS, OUR CASH PRICE AT $9.15.

>> AND I'M ASSUMING CONDITIONS LOOKING PRETTY GOOD FOR THE SUMMER CROPS AT LEAST AS THEY ARE GETTING STARTED?

>>  WELL I MEAN THE RAINS THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS

MOST OF THE PRODUCERS HAD THOSE SUMMER CROPS IN AND THEY ARE UP IF THEY DIDN'T

THEY HAVE GOT GOOD SOIL MOISTURE WE HAVE GOT AN EXCELLENT START FOR SUMMER CROPS IN OKLAHOMA.

>> OK, KIM ANDERSON WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK, THANK YOU.

 

Cow-Calf Corner

>> COW CALF PRODUCERS THAT ARE GOING TO BE SELLING CALVES AT WEANING NEXT

FALL ARE OFTEN STRUGGLING WITH THE QUESTION

AS TO WHETHER TO USE CREEP FEED TO ADD SOME EXTRA

POUNDS ON THOSE CALVES AT WEANING TIME.

WELL, THAT IS A QUESTION THAT HAS LOTS OF VARIABLES THAT ENTER INTO

IT ONE OF THE VARIABLES OF COURSE IS THE

FEED TO GAIN RATIO, IN OTHER WORDS HOW MANY POUNDS OF CREEP FEED IT

TAKES TO PUT ON AN EXTRA POUND OF WEIGHT ON THAT CALF AND THE OTHER

SIDE OF THE EQUATION THAT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS IS WHAT IS THE VALUE

OF THAT EXTRA POUND OF WEIGHT THAT WE HAVE PUT ON THAT CALF

IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE COST OF THAT CREEP FEED. LETS TALK ABOUT FEED CONVERSION

FIRST OF ALL. RESEARCH HAS SHOWN US THAT FEED CONVERSION

IN CREEP FEEDING SITUATIONS CAN VARY QUITE WIDELY TO

AS LOW AS 5 POUNDS OF FEED TO GET AN EXTRA

POUND OF GAIN ON UP TO AS HIGH AS 15 PERHAPS EVEN CLOSER

TO 20 POUNDS OF FEED TO GET AN EXTRA POUND

OF GAIN. WHY THE DIFFERENCE? WELL COURSE THE

MOTHER BECOMES INVOLVED, HOW MUCH MILK IS SHE GIVING,

IS SHE AN ADULT COW THAT IS IN GOOD BODY CONDITION AND ONE OF THOSE

YEARS WHERE THERE IS PLENTY OF GRASS AND SHE IS PRODUCING HER GENETIC

MAXIMUM IN TERMS OF MILK, THAT COW OF COURSE IS PROBABLY MEETING THE NUTRIENT

NEEDS OF THAT CALF AND HIS GROWTH REQUIREMENTS AND THE

CREEP FEED THAT IS ADDED ON TOP WILL DO VERY LITTLE IN TERMS OF INCREASING

WEIGHT GAIN FOR THE AMOUNT OF FEED THAT HE CONSUMES. ON THE OTHER SIDE

OF THE EQUATION MIGHT BE THIN 2 YEAR OLD COWS THAT

SAY IN A DROUGHT SITUATION AREN'T GIVING MUCH MILK

THEY ARE IN POOR BODY CONDITION AND SO THEIR MILK PRODUCTION

IS LOWER THAN WHAT THEIR GENETIC CAPABILITIES WOULD BE IN THAT CASE

THEIR CALF BENEFITS FROM GETTING SOME ADDED CREEP FEED

GOING INTO HIS DIET AND IMPROVES HIS RATE OF GAIN PRETTY

SUBSTANTIALLY SO, I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK AT OUR

SITUATION EACH YEAR AND GO THROUGH AND

THINK ABOUT WHETHER WE HAVE GOT THAT COW THAT IS IN GOOD BODY CONDITION

ON THE AVERAGE IN OUR HERD THAT IS GOING TO PRODUCE HER MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF MILK

WE ARE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO GET THE BENEFIT OUT OF CREEP FEED THAT WE WOULD

LIKE. IF HOWEVER WE HAVE GOT A PASTURE FULL OF THIN TWO YEAR OLDS

THAT WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR BODY CONDITION, THEN PUTTING OUT CREEP FEED

FOR THEIR CALVES COULD SHOW US SOME ECONOMIC BENEFITS. THE OTHER

SIDE OF THE EQUATION OF COURSE IS THE VALUE OF ADDED GAIN. EVEN THOUGH THE

CALVES AT THIS TIME MIGHT BE BRINGING A $1.80 A POUND

AT WEANING TIME, THE VALUE OF EACH ADDED POUND

IS NOT WORTH THAT MUCH. JUST DOING SOME CALCULATIONS RECENTLY

FROM THE MARKETS IN OKLAHOMA CITY, I FOUND THAT THE VALUE OF EACH

ADDED POUND OF GAIN WAS SOMEPLACE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 70

OR 80 CENTS A POUND AND IS PROBABLY IS GOING TO BE LESS THAN A DOLLAR.

SO THAT HELPS US THEN THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH WE CAN SPEND

IN TERMS OF CREEP FEED DOLLARS IN ORDER FOR EACH EXTRA ADDED

POUND OF GAIN ON OUR CALVES. I THINK YOU WANT TO TAKE TIME

AND DO THE CALCULATIONS ON YOUR SITUATION TO MAKE THE BEST DECISION

ABOUT USING CREEP FEED THIS YEAR. HEY, WE LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING

WITH YOU AGAIN NEXT WEEK ON SUNUP'S COW CALF CORNER.

 

>> THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US

THIS WEEK, I'M LYNDALL STOUT AND WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT TIME AT SUNUP. 

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Watch SUNUP each Saturday at 7:30 a.m., Sunday at 6 a.m.
on your OETA channel, or anytime online
at www.YouTube.com/SUNUPTV.