Beef Buzz from Radio Oklahoma
Americans Continue to Demand Beef Amidst Record Prices07/25/14
Across the board cattle and beef prices have surpassed record levels. Speaking at the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association annual convention, Livestock Marketing Information Center Director Jim Robb says from an economist view its a combination of the...
Redlands Building Cattle Herd and Future Producers
Redlands Community College is helping students learn more about the cattle industry through their show cattle program. Redlands Agricultural Continuing Education Coordinator April Bow says the program was started three years ago.
Dealing WIth Heat Stress- Dr Michelle Calvo-Lorenzo on What to Look For...
Temperatures will be into the 90s and low 100s the next several days- and the heat index is expected to be even hotter than that- and your cattle need you to pay attention how they are handling the heat and the bright sun. Dr.
Heat Stress Reaches Dangerous Levels Across Oklahoma
The dog days of summer can be really dangerous for your beef cattle herds. Heat stress is a serious problem, if you don't have your cattle in the right situation.
Regular Summertime Checks of Your Beef Cattle Herd are the Right Thing...
Cattle on pasture are often unattended for a period of time during the summer months. Veterinarian Gregg Hanzicek believes that it's a good idea for producers to still take time and check their herds. The summertime may be more relaxed, but producers...
US Beef Exports Strong With Increasing Imports with Tight US Supplies
US beef exports and imports are both increasing this year. Livestock Market Information Center Director Jim Robb says exports are growing with a strong demand component, while domestic beef demand also remains rather good. "Beef export tonnage was up...
Robb says Boxed Beef Nearing Top, While Cow Beef Has Room to Run
Wholesale boxed beef trade reached record levels last week. Levels have gotten above $2.50 a pound, even though values were down on Monday. Livestock Market Information Center Director Jim Robb says it looks like the market may start pulling back a...
Peel says Cow-Calf Producers In the Drivers Seat in 2014, 2015
In 2014 its gotten to be a lot more common to see figures of $3 a pound at local auction barns, but what about $4 pound?. This past week at the Superior Livestock Week in the Rockies Sale, some Wyoming calves brought $4 - $4.22 for fall delivery. That...
Peel Analyzes 2014 Cattle Market
It's a hot time in the old town tonight, especially if you are cattle producer and you're stopping by the local sale barn. Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Market Economist Dr. Derrell Peel says these high cattle prices have caught a lot...
OCA President Says 'Waters of the US' Rule, More About Property Rights...
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region Six officials heard from Oklahoma agricultural leaders this week about the 'Water of the US' (WOTUS) interpretative rule as well as the 'Waters of the US' proposal itself. Representing the cattle industry...
Test for Accurate Detection of E Coli in Cattle Discovered at Kansas...
Kansas State University diagnosticians are helping the cattle industry save millions of dollars each year by developing earlier and accurate detection of E. coli. Lance Noll, master's student in veterinary biomedical science, Greensburg; T.G.
New Vaccine Builds BRD Immunity In Young Calves
Bovine Respiratory Disease - known as BRD is a big problem for the beef cattle. BRD - as the disease is commonly called - is the leading cause of death in pre-wean calves 3 weeks or older. One company has come up with a new product that may help...
Cattle and Hog Producers Wait on Decision on COOL- and What Follows
A WTO compliance panel has issued a confidential "interim" decision to parties in the case that Canada and Mexico brought against U.S. Country-of-Origin Labeling rules.
Beef Checkoff Inspiring Consumers Online to Cook Beef
The Beef Checkoff is switching up its advertisitng effort to reach today's millenial consumers. Recently the beef checkoff switched from traditional advertising channels of television, radio and print and has shifted resources toward digital marketing.
Strong US Beef Prices, Attractive to Mexican Beef Producers
Nobody in the United States knows more about the Mexican beef and cattle marketplace than Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Market Economist Dr. Derrell Peel. For many years he has done work in Mexico and he recently returned from Mexico.
Rain Brings Optimism and Talk of Beef Herd Rebuilding
With the rains in June- cattle producers are saying that they have gone from wondering which animals they would have to send to market because they were running out of pond water and grass the first of May to now thinking they have more grass and...
OSU Economist Derrell Peel Says Latest Feedlot Count Shows More...
Seven percent fewer cattle were placed into the nation's feedlots this past month- a number that was anticipated by those who were handicapping the numbers that were released by USDA in the monthly cattle on feed report.
Tom Leffler Analyzes Cattle on Feed Report
"Neutral" is the one word to describe last Friday's Cattle on Feed report, according to Tom Leffler of Leffler Commodities as the numbers came in very close to what the trade was looking for. You can hear his analysis by clicking on the LISTEN BAR...
Tonsor Weighs Producer Options For Marketing Calves
With a strong cattle market, what should producers do with their weanling? Hang on to them, market them quickly, K-State Livestock Market Economist Glynn Tonsor says producers will have several decisions to make. In the current situation, he believes...
Positive Near Term Outlook for Cattle Markets
Everywhere you look higher prices for our beef and cattle prices, box beef trade has been moving higher, feedlot prices stronger, yearling prices on the upside, calf prices also higher on the southern plans.
- Bartlesville, OK