Hay Needed Urgently By Ranchers In Western Oklahoma Wildfire Area

Oklahoma City, Okla. – Large wildfires in Western Oklahoma sparked last week and continue to burn encompassing over 300,000 acres and growing.
“Hay is the number one need right now,” said Dana Bay, Woodward County OSU Extension Educator. “Ranchers that were able to save their cattle but lost their grass and hay of their own are in desperate need of hay to sustain those animals.”
If you would like to donate hay, please contact Dana Bay at 405-590-0106.
Additionally, a relief fund has been established by the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) to help Cattlemen who have been affected by on-going wildfires in Western Oklahoma. 100% of donations will be distributed to ranchers who have been affected by the fires. Funds will be dispersed 90 days after the fire is out. Applications to apply for fire relief funds can be found at www.okcattlemen.org.
“People are quick to want to help those in unfortunate situations, and that is truly humbling. The OCF is happy to provide a place for funds to be held. We will coordinate with the Extension Offices in the affected areas to organize relief efforts and to identify ranchers that are in need,” said Tiffani Pruitt Coordinator of the OCF, a charitable arm of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association.
You may donate to this relief effort by mail or online. Make checks payable to Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation, with “Fire Relief” in the memo line and send to P.O. Box 82395., Oklahoma City, OK 73148. To donate online, visit www.okcattlemen.org.
The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation was created to provide a charitable trust for the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association. The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association is the trusted voice of the Oklahoma beef cattle industry and has members in all 77 counties in Oklahoma. To join or learn more visit www.okcattlemen.org.

Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation Launch Fire Relief Fund

Oklahoma City, Okla. – A relief fund has been established by the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) to help Cattlemen who have been affected by on-going wildfires in Western Oklahoma.
“Oklahoma wind and drought conditions spurred several large fires on the western side of the Oklahoma yesterday effecting many cattlemen,” said Tiffani Pruitt Coordinator of the OCF, a charitable arm of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association. “One thing we’ve learned from the wildfires in the past few years is that folks are quick to want to help those in unfortunate situations, and that is truly humbling. The OCF is happy to provide a place for funds to be held. We will coordinate with the Extension Offices in the effected areas to organize relief efforts and to identify ranchers that are in need.”
According to Michael Kelsey, Executive Vice President of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, “OCA is coordinating with Extension, The Farm Service Agency and others to bring information to ranchers about disaster assistance. We humbly ask for prayers for ranchers, firefighters and folks in the paths of these devastating fires.”
100% of donations will be distributed to ranchers who have been affected by the fires. You may donate to this relief effort by mail or online. Make checks payable to Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation, with “Fire Relief” in the memo line and send to P.O. Box 82395., Oklahoma City, OK 73148. To donate online, visit www.okcattlemen.org.

Women In Ranching – Training Registration Open May 26-27 In Decatur, TX

The inaugural Women in Ranching – Training Event will be held on May 26th & 27th at the NRS Ranch & Event Center located in Decatur. Sponsored by the Texas CattleWomen Association, the event is open to ladies who are involved in ranching, the beef industry or any segment of agriculture.
This day and a half event will provide women with hands on training in cattle handling, calf processing, vaccination protocols, proper fencing, range and drought management, record keeping, marketing tips, a panel discussion with successful ranching women including a Q&A session. Beef Quality Assurance Certifications will be awarded to all participants.
“We want to invite any women who want to learn about ranching and our industry. This event will give women the opportunity to learn or hone necessary skills used in daily operations in a question friendly environment. Whether you are working with an established family ranch or just getting started, you’ll fit right in. This is a great opportunity to bring together women from all experience levels and backgrounds to improve our industry”, say Debbie Gill, Texas CattleWomen President Elect.
We are excited to be demonstrating this Arrowquip Q-Catch 8600 portable manual chute provided by Arrowquip. This chute offers unique features for easy operation.
A registration form, event flyer, and schedule are available at txcattlewomen.org. Registration cost is $150.00 with a May 1st deadline. Corporate Sponsorships are still available, if interested please contact Texas CattleWomen at txcattlewomen@gmail.com.

Direct Receipts

Direct Receipts: 53,300

Texas 26,000. 85 pct over 600 lbs. 52 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 700-750 lbs (708) 144.37; 750-800 lbs (771) 133.45; 800-850 lbs (814) 130.62; few loads 875 lbs 124.00; Del Current few loads 700 lbs 141.87; 750-800 lbs (754) 135.38; few loads 865 lbs 129.50; FOB May few loads 750 lbs 138.25; few loads 850 lbs 129.68; FOB June few loads 650 lbs 150.70; few loads 775 lbs 137.75; FOB July part load 750 lbs 137.50; part load 800 lbs 135.25; FOB Sept several loads 800 lbs 134.95; FOB Oct several loads 800 lbs 132.10; Del May few loads 750 lbs 138.50; several loads 800 lbs 134.50; Del June part load 700 lbs 144.85; Del July few loads 725 lbs 136.60; few loads 800 lbs 140.50; Del Aug few loads 750 lbs 142.57; few loads 800 lbs 140.50; Del Sept part load 750 lbs 143.90; few loads 800 lbs 140.50; Del Oct few loads 800 lbs 140.50. Medium and Large 1-2 FOB Current several loads 600 lbs 155.97; part load 660 lbs 142.10;700-750 lbs (734) 137.20; 750-800 lbs (752) 137.36; 800-850 lbs (812) 128.59; Del Mex Current several loads 475 lbs 167.50; several loads 525 lbs 160.50; several loads 600 lbs 148.00; Del Current 750-800 lbs (756) 137.73; Del Mex few loads 765 lbs 129.00; 800-850 lbs (814) 132.53; 850-900 lbs (852) 126.89; part load 910 lbs 120.00; few loads 950 lbs 115.00; FOB Apr-May few loads 750 lbs 135.64; part load 800 lbs 131.14; FOB June few loads 700 lbs 140.83; 750-800 lbs (784) 132.40; Del July Mex few loads 550 lbs 151.75. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 650-700 lbs (672) 129.00; 700-750 lbs (713) 125.92; few loads 780 lbs 120.95; Del Current part load 530 lbs 156.00; part load 650 lbs 138.00; 700-750 lbs (722) 124.92; FOB May several loads 725 lbs 127.80; several loads 750 lbs 131.25; FOB June several loads 600 lbs 145.80; part load 700 lbs 133.75; FOB July 700-750 lbs (712) 132.62; Del May 700-750 lbs (719) 134.92; Del June 700-750 lbs (714) 131.58; Del July few loads 675 lbs 135.50; few loads 700 lbs 137.16; Del Aug 700-750 lbs (706) 132.32. Medium and Large 1-2 FOB Current few loads 550 lbs 133.21; part load 700 lbs 126.23; pkg 800 lbs 125.74; Del Current 700-750 lbs (739) 128.21; 750-800 lbs (752) 125.75; few loads 825 lbs 116.00.

Oklahoma 6500. 90 pct over 600 lbs. 59 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 700 lbs 139.49 Current FOB; 876 lbs 124.84 Current FOB; 800 lbs 137.00 July FOB; 800 lbs 137.00 Aug FOB; 800 lbs 137.00 Sept FOB; 800 lbs 137.00 Oct FOB. Medium and Large 1-2 700 lbs 138.00 Current FOB; 750 lbs 136.90 Current FOB; 850 lbs 125.65 Current FOB; 750 lbs 135.50 May FOB; 725 lbs 133.10 July FOB. Heifers Medium and Large 1 651-676 lbs (661) 134.13-135.63 Current FOB; 700-735 lbs (719) 132.95-135.50 May FOB; 700-725 lbs (706) 128.00-129.25 Aug FOB. Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 530 lbs 152.50 Current FOB; 725 lbs 123.88 Current FOB; 700 lbs 127.50 May FOB.

New Mexico 2900. 21 percent over 600 lbs. 2 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 750-775 lbs (760) 127.00-135.00 131.78 Current FOB. Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 800 lbs 133.00 Current FOB; 950 lbs 113.38 Current FOB. Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 725 lbs 128.00 Current FOB.

Kansas 2200. 100 percent steers and 0 percent heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 860-865 lbs (862) 127.50-131.99 Current FOB; 700 lbs 147.00 Current Del. Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 660 lbs 146.50 Current Del; 700-741 lbs (721) 132.00-144.00 Current Del; 750-760 lbs (751) 137.50-141.50 Current Del; 825 lbs 132.00 Current Del; 850 lbs 128.00 Current Del; 800 lbs 133.00 Apr-May Del; 700 lbs 145.00 June Del; 775-790 lbs (784) 134.50-139.00 June Del.

National Feeder Cattle Summary

St. Joseph, MO — April 13
National feeder cattle receipts: 205,400

Feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady to $5 higher. Some auctions that were called sharply lower April 6 recovered and were called sharply higher due to stability in the market place. The CME Cattle complex has been a driving force in the roller coaster ride of the last couple of weeks. Whenever a news item comes out that the market takes as a bullish factor; another tid-bit of news comes about and a bearish tone overtakes the positive news. Since April 6’s close, the Live Cattle contracts were mostly $1.78-2.30 higher, with nearby April being $4.85 higher as convergence with the negotiated trade in the feedlots is coming closer to fruition. On April 11, fed cattle traded in the Southern Plains steady to $1 lower at $117-118. This afternoon in Nebraska, some early live sales there traded at $122. Analysts have been watching very closely the amount of cattle being purchased by packers the past few weeks. Many producers are very diligent and staying current with their marketings as cattle in the Southern Plains have been gaining very well this winter. The season has been very easy on the Kansas and TX/OK/NM feedlots, however in the Northern Plains, wet pens increase the cost of gains and decrease the yield on cattle that have had to slog through mud to get to the feedbunks. The excessive winter moisture has brought about the question of how long will it take all the calf-feds to get through the pipeline this year. Producers have been eager to fill empty pens. Late April 6 at Fort Pierre Livestock in Fort Pierre, SD five loads of steers weighing 809 lbs sold at $147.25. On April 11 at Hub City Livestock in Aberdeen, SD a load of steers weighing 794 lbs sold at $151.25. Also on April 11 at Bassett Livestock Auction in Bassett, NE a load of steers weighing 754 lbs sold at $157. On April 12 at Mitchell Livestock Auction in Mitchell, SD three loads of 901 lbs steers sold at $135.10. On April 12 at Ogallala Livestock Auction in Ogallala, NE a load of 611 lb steers sold at $196.50 while two loads of 669 lb steers sold at $185.25. A part load of replacement heifers in Bassett, NE weighing 778 lbs sold at $157. Only the steer mates to these heifers within that same 50 lb weight group could even match the price received for the females. Packers have been accepting a generous margin for this time of year and the extra incentive to harvest 600K plus per week has bolstered bottom-lines for the companies. Boxed beef has lost around $13 since the most recent high 3-4 weeks ago and in the face of adversity since the Easter holiday. Grills need to be fired up in the Midwest and the Northeast to get the cutout to move up. With Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day and Independence Day on the horizon, retailers are getting ready to start their spring and early summer procurement. Winter Storm Xanto this weekend is expected to bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions from the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes and farmers are wondering if spring will ever get here this year. Named winter storms have now included an “X” name and many across the Northern Plains and New England are not wanting to have a Winter Storm Yvonne; they are tired of being cold and wet. Preliminary first quarter slaughter data has indicated heifer slaughter to be over 4 percent above a year ago and over 10 percent higher than the previous 3 year average. Beef cow slaughter is over 10 percent higher than 2017 and around 19 percent above the previous 3 year average. With all the drought locations in the United States currently, one could question just how much producers can hold on to the breeding herd with forage prices increasing exponentially this winter and spring.

Texas 7800. 80 pct over 600 lbs. 42 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 550-600 lbs (589) 156.24; 600-650 lbs (609) 155.97; 650-700 lbs (671) 147.78; 700-750 lbs (729) 143.72; 750-800 lbs (779) 138.30; 800-850 lbs (820) 135.64; 850-900 lbs (879) 129.45; 900-950 lbs (923) 123.28. Medium and Large 1-2 650-700 lbs (689) 142.75; 750-800 lbs (760) 138.03; 800-850 lbs (820) 132.01; 900-950 lbs (915) 124.28. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 400-450 lbs (410) 162.34; 500-550 lbs (524) 147.66; 600-650 lbs (639) 141.52; 650-700 lbs (677) 135.92; 700-750 lbs (716) 130.00; 750-800 lbs (771) 127.34; 800-850 lbs (825) 120.18; 850-900 lbs (867) 115.21. Medium and Large 1-2 400-450 lbs (423) 156.51; 600-650 lbs (625) 133.03; 650-700 lbs (678) 131.44; 700-750 lbs (703) 126.98; few loads 766 lbs 122.00;

Oklahoma 24,100. 74 pct over 600 lbs. 40 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 300-350 lbs (330) 197.75; 350-400 lbs (371) 193.27; 400-450 lbs (434) 187.17; 450-500 lbs (475) 183.03; 500-550 lbs (523) 171.24; 550-600 lbs (567) 167.14; 600-650 lbs (616) 159.94; 650-700 lbs (667) 152.16; 700-750 lbs (724) 148.32; 750-800 lbs (763) 143.87; 800-850 lbs (826) 139.20; 850-900 lbs (870) 128.36; 900-950 lbs (917) 122.17; 950-1000 lbs (957) 119.68; 1000-1050 lbs (1018) 117.49. Medium and Large 1-2 300-350 lbs (333) 182.85; 350-400 lbs (382) 175.88; 400-450 lbs (425) 172.00; 450-500 lbs (484) 176.16; 500-550 lbs (525) 162.90; 550-600 lbs (582) 155.79; 600-650 lbs (630) 151.73; 650-700 lbs (676) 146.64; 700-750 lbs (723) 143.29; 750-800 lbs (775) 140.35; 800-850 lbs (829) 130.96; 850-900 lbs (876) 122.16; 900-950 lbs (929) 119.79; 950-1000 lbs (966) 116.76; 1000-1050 lbs (1017) 113.32; few loads 1054 lbs 114.00; Holstein Steers: Large 3 pkg 673 lbs 70.00; 700-750 lbs (738) 79.36. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 300-350 lbs (329) 166.18; 350-400 lbs (375) 162.77; 400-450 lbs (423) 159.42; 450-500 lbs (480) 155.19; 500-550 lbs (528) 148.95; 550-600 lbs (577) 148.03; 600-650 lbs (623) 141.08; 650-700 lbs (673) 138.90; 700-750 lbs (725) 130.43; 750-800 lbs (772) 127.00; 800-850 lbs (822) 122.80; 850-900 lbs (870) 118.39; 900-950 lbs (936) 114.16; 950-1000 lbs (961) 112.85. Medium and Large 1-2 350-400 lbs (374) 157.35; 400-450 lbs (418) 151.75; 450-500 lbs (477) 143.10; 500-550 lbs (521) 142.45; 550-600 lbs (570) 144.12; 600-650 lbs (631) 134.96; 650-700 lbs (683) 130.64; 700-750 lbs (721) 129.99; 750-800 lbs (785) 123.26; 800-850 lbs (829) 118.40; 850-900 lbs (875) 115.52.

New Mexico 3500. 62 pct over 600 lbs. 45 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 400-450 lbs (428) 175.94; 450-500 lbs (483) 169.20; 500-550 lbs (513) 163.60; 700-750 lbs (717) 137.44; 750-800 lbs (783) 135.67; 800-850 lbs (828) 131.14. Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 626 lbs 150.14; part load 725 lbs 138.75; Heifers: Medium and Large 1 450-500 lbs (477) 152.97; 500-550 lbs (524) 146.69; 600-650 lbs (625) 131.96; 650-700 lbs (687) 126.17. Medium and Large 1-2 450-500 lbs (481) 148.38.

Kansas 12,300. 80 pct over 600 lbs. 39 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 300-350 lbs (328) 202.36; 350-400 lbs (369) 195.11; 400-450 lbs (419) 195.36; 450-500 lbs (475) 183.88; 500-550 lbs (527) 175.19; 550-600 lbs (560) 170.46; 600-650 lbs (618) 163.24; 700-750 lbs (728) 147.95; 750-800 lbs (770) 144.38; 800-850 lbs (825) 138.29; 850-900 lbs (871) 132.05; 900-950 lbs (916) 127.33; 950-1000 lbs (975) 122.59. Medium and Large 1-2 400-450 lbs (422) 186.44; 450-500 lbs (479) 176.45; 500-550 lbs (532) 168.75; 550-600 lbs (582) 159.17; 600-650 lbs (628) 161.16; 650-700 lbs (681) 152.11; 700-750 lbs (725) 139.63; 750-800 lbs (776) 135.90; 800-850 lbs (844) 130.95; 850-900 lbs (876) 129.13; 900-950 lbs (914) 123.72; 950-1000 lbs (974) 118.61. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 350-400 lbs (369) 176.66; 400-450 lbs (431) 170.40; 450-500 lbs (481) 162.59; 500-550 lbs (531) 156.98; 550-600 lbs (569) 170.53; 600-650 lbs (623) 144.21; 650-700 lbs (666) 137.10; 700-750 lbs (730) 133.31; 750-800 lbs (784) 126.00; 800-850 lbs (821) 122.06; 850-900 lbs (872) 118.70; 900-950 lbs (927) 117.01; part load 972 lbs 117.75; Medium and Large 1-2 400-450 lbs (436) 159.95; 450-500 lbs (480) 153.41; 500-550 lbs (526) 146.70; 550-600 lbs (572) 142.64; 600-650 lbs (623) 138.03; 650-700 lbs (679) 139.33; 700-750 lbs (727) 126.59; 750-800 lbs (774) 124.54; 800-850 lbs (834) 117.28; part load 882 lbs 119.00;

Missouri 29,800. 38 pct over 600 lbs. 42 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 250-300 lbs (281) 182.22. Medium and Large 1-2 300-350 lbs (329) 182.56; 350-400 lbs (373) 178.37; 400-450 lbs (424) 174.27; 450-500 lbs (476) 169.39; 500-550 lbs (524) 164.28; 550-600 lbs (574) 159.71; 600-650 lbs (627) 161.10; 650-700 lbs (673) 143.88; 700-750 lbs (730) 139.18; 750-800 lbs (770) 133.26; 800-850 lbs (834) 125.92; 850-900 lbs (873) 120.53; 900-950 lbs (933) 117.81; 950-1000 lbs (963) 120.06. Holstein Steers: Large 3 300-350 lbs (323) 96.39; 400-450 lbs (432) 92.34; 500-550 lbs (526) 90.58; 600-650 lbs (633) 91.09; 700-750 lbs (735) 81.59; 800-850 lbs (829) 72.88. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 250-300 lbs (282) 164.95. Medium and Large 1-2 250-300 lbs (267) 171.58; 300-350 lbs (332) 162.99; 350-400 lbs (374) 158.08; 400-450 lbs (426) 150.79; 450-500 lbs (477) 147.02; 500-550 lbs (522) 145.22; 550-600 lbs (572) 142.28; 600-650 lbs (625) 139.25; 650-700 lbs (677) 130.67; 700-750 lbs (720) 125.65; 750-800 lbs (764) 120.44; 800-850 lbs (823) 118.00; 850-900 lbs (866) 115.69.

Arkansas 7200. 19 pct over 600 lbs. 45 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1: 300-350 lbs (327)192.25; 350-400 lbs (371) 186.12; 400-450 lbs (421) 179.89; 450-500 lbs (472) 175.11; 500-550 lbs (520) 169.16; 550-600 lbs (569) 162.05; 600-650 lbs (622) 148.70; 650-700 lbs (670) 146.69. Heifers: Medium and Large 1: 300-350 lbs (326) 167.31; 350-400 lbs (375) 162.10; 400-450 lbs (425) 156.59; 450-500 lbs (471) 151.00; 500-550 lbs (520) 144.78; 550-600 lbs (572) 140.40; 600-650 lbs (622) 134.37; 650-700 lbs (674) 130.97.

 

 

 

 

 

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