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A4 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, January 14, 2016 Farm . By Payne County Extension Educators Nathan Anderson, Agriculture Educator Dea Rash, FCS Educator Keith Reed, Horticulture Educator Suzette aarta, Rural Development http://oces.okstate.edu/payne AG NEWS Central Oklahoma Cattle Conference The Payne County Extension office and the Oklahoma Cat- fleman's Association will be sponsoring the Central Okla- homa Cattle Conference on Friday, January 22nd, 2016, at the Payne county Expo Center beginning at 8:00 am and concluding at 4:00 pm. This program is open to the public and has $15.00 per individual fee. Area businesses are wel- come to register for a booth at this program by submitting a description of the materials they would like to distribute andafee of $50.00. Each ofthe fees mentioned above include one meal. Topics include 2016 cattle market outlook, OQBN Summary and Update, Veter- inary Feed Directive: "What Producers Should Know", Reproductive Management for Profit, Hay Production: "Buy it or Raise It?",and Foot Scoring of Cattle. Speakers presenting these topics will be Dr. Derrell Peel, Grant Mourer, Barry Whitworth, DVM, Roger Warm, ABS Dist. Sales Mgr., Dr. Mark Johnson and Scott Clawson. Pre-registrafion is required by Monday, January 18th. For additional infor- mation or to register for this conference, please contact the Payne County Extension office at (405-747-8320). lnternatioml beef trade situ- alion improving The latest international trade data for November confirms that the trade picture for beef and cattle is recovering from the dramatic changes in recent months. A variety of factors conlributed to the ad'yas nents in beef and cattle imports and exports late in 2015. November beef imports were down 26.6 percent year over year, the second monthly decrease following a 12.9 per- cent year over year decrease in October. Total beef imports for the first eleven months of 2015 are still up 19.7 per- cent. Beef imports were down most dramatically from Aus- walia, with November imports 43.5 percent lower than one year earlier. For the year to date, imports of Australian beef are up 25 percent year over year. Australian imports dropped sharply in the fourth quarter in part because Aus- tralia reached their import quota limit and faced increased over-quota tariffs. Australia will start over with a new quota in 2016 but there is reason to expect beef imports from Australia to decrease sharply in 2016. Low cattle numbers and improved drought condi- tions in some regions of Aus- tralia will likely restrict beef expoas from the country this year. November beef imports were also down from Canada and New Zealand compared to last year. Beef imports from Mexico continue higher, year over year, but at a slower pace in October and November compared to earlier in the year. The four major import sources of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico, accounted for 873 percent of total beef imports with Brazil, Umg y and Nicaragua each accounting for less than five percent of total imports. Though U.S. beef exports are down 12.3 percent for the year to date, November beef exports closed the gap, with monthly exports down a scant 0.8 percent from one year ago. November exports were up in several major markets includ- ing Mexico, up 11.8 percent following a 13 percent increase in October; Hong Kong, up 7.8 percent; South Korea, up 7.6 percent; and Canada, up fractionally compared to last year. Beef exports to Japan remain very weak, down 28.8 percent compared to Novem- ber one year ago. The top five beef export destinations of Japan, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, and Hong Kong make up 81.9 percent of year to date beef exports;with Taiwan and a host of smaller markets making up the balance of beef m m m m m m exports. Live cattle imports also adjustedin November, espe- cially from Mexico. Cattle imports from Mexico were down 29.7 percent, reducing the year to date total to a 10.2 percent increase year over year. Total cattle inatx from Canada were down 58.9 per- cent year over year in Novem- ber, with the year to date total down 31.1 percent. Year to date Canadian cattle imports through November are made up ofmughly 44 percent feeder cattle and 56 percent slaughter cattle. Total feeder imports from Mexico and Canada ate down 1.3 percent through November while slaughter cattle imports (from Canada) are down 35.5 percent year over year. The changes in beef and cattle trade going into 2016 are driven primarily by the adjustments in beef and cattle prices in late 2015. For sev- ern months there has been much discussion about the impact of the strong dollar on trade. The current adjustments are occurring despite a contin- ued strong dollar and remind us that exchange rates can exaggerate or reduce market signals but are not, at least not in the case of beef at this time, the principal market signal. The strong dollar is likely to continue in 2016 and will continue io marginally stimulate beef imports and restrict beef exports. Despite this impact, beef imports are pmjected to decrease 12 to 15 percent in 2016. Beef exports tion after 24 hours of age, even effective marketing program. will recover more slowly and if the calf is starved. This prin- Amandamaintalns accounts on are projected to be more or dple of ' irning of coloslnma Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, less unchanged in 2016 after feeding"holdstmewhetherthe and Pinterest. 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If photographer on the pay- 2 quarts within another 12 at all possible, feed the calf roll. EffectiveFacebook, Pin- hours. If actual colostnma natural colosmma first, before terest, and Instagram pages is tmavailable a commercial feeding commercial colosmma depend on quality photos. colostmm replacer should be subsfitutes.Remember, thefirst Perkinsbusiness-owner,Robin administered. This is espe- feeding of milk or colostmm Byrd, owner of I Think So dally important for those baby will induce faster intestinal Cupcakes in Perkins, does a calves too weak to nurse nat- closure, great job with photos on her umlly. Calves bom after a Facebook page. She spoke long difficult delivery will COMMUNITY in April and taught us about often be sluggish and slow to DEVELOPMENT a nifty tittle phone app called get up. Plus they may have PicsArt. respiratory acidosis which Each January (this year on ThispastfaU,weswitchedthe will further impair the ability January 26) Suzette Barta, the focus of our programs to the of the calf to absorb the large Community Developmentconcept of online safety. One proteins (antibodies orimmu- Educator likes to start off the ofourfavoritespeakers,Amber noglobulins), new year by hosting a free Ritter, owner of Computer Timing of colosmtrn feed- lunch program at noon at the iGeeks, spoke to us on the topic ing is important because the PayneCounty Administration of Spyware.DavidPetennann absorption of immunoglobu- Building for small and home- of LegalShield Associates, lins from colosmma decreases based business owners. A spoke to us about the growing rapidly from birth. "Intestinal simple lunch is provided, and problem of identity theft. closure" occurs because spe- attendees provide feedback If you are interested in attend- cialized absorptive cells are about what kinds of educa- ing programs like these in sloughed from the gut epithe- tional programs they would 2016, I encourage you to lium. The very large molecules like to see in the upcoming attend the annual planning (immunoglobulins) are no year. luncheon on Tuesday, January longerabsorbedbytheintestine Last year the groupdefmitely 26,at 12pmnoonin the Payne and therefore are not released wanted to learn more about County Extension office. The into the circulation. In calves, blogging for business, so the lunch is free, but I will need "closure" is virtually com- first program in February was an RSVP so that I can plan plete 24 hours after birth. Effi- presented by Andrea Graves effectively.Call405-747-8320 dency of absorption declines fi'om the Robert M. Kerr Food oremailsuzette.barta@okstate- steadily fi'om birth. Inresearch and Ag Products Center who edu.Anyone withan of ingested immunoglobulins success story, Amanda Moore, interest is welcome. ' v'eireabsorbed. At l2 hours of owner of Amanda MooreIf you cannot attend on Jan- ageonly47%immunoglobulin Designs, visited us in March uary 26, but would like to be absorption ctmed. Feeding to show us how one business on the email list that sends out may induce earlier dosure, but could truly link various forms notices of the programs, send there is tittle colostral absorp- of social media to create an an email to the same address. ,,pport 6ro , Support groups are listed as a courtesy and are not directly sponsored by SMC. Alzheimer'e/Dementia Caregivor Support Group Date: Fourth Tuesday of every month Time: 4:00-5.'00 p.m. Place: SMC, West Conference Room Csll for more info: (405) 533-1074 Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group Date: Fourth Thursday of each month Time: 19"00 p.m. - 1:30 p,m. Place: SMC, Honska Conference Center Call: (405) 880-3089 For a more detailed explanation of classes, cag 742-5738 for a brochure. Cancer Support Group Date: Fourth Thursday of each month of Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. pregnancy, the staffon Maternal Child Place: SMC, Honska Conference Center Health Unit (MCHU) would like you to Call: (405) 880-3089 make an appointment to see us during Depression ~ Bi-polar Support Group your 36th or 37th week Youwill tour the Date: Every Tuesday Unit and meet some of1~ statf. A Time: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. MCHU nurse will complete part of you Place: 1st Presbyterian Church (6 & Duck) assessment, consents will be signed Call: Don Brown 580-307-4697 and.infant security policies will be addressed, You will be provided with Diabetes Support Group information and your questions will be Date: Second Monday of each month Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Pisc Honska Conf. Room at SMC Call: 405.533.3612 MS Support Group This group is for persons with MS, their spouses/care partners, adult family members and friends. Date: Third Tuesday of each month Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: Room 138, Stillwster Call: Kim Seagraves, (405)612-0240 answered regarding labor and delivery, mother/baby care and folinw-up care that is offered. Please bring insurance/medical cards with you. This appointment will take approximately Nicotine Anonymous A fellowship of men and women helping each other to live free of nicotine. For Information call: (405) 880-6993 Overeaters Anonymous (OAi Support Group Date: Every Monday - 6:00 pm Place: 1st Christian Church, Duck & Matthews (West entrance, room 202) Call: Linda at (918) 612-8346 Parkinaon's Support Group Date: First Tuesday of every Month Time: 0:00 p.m. Place: SMC, Call: Marry Bullock (405) 564-0749 Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group FOr more info: Gary Meek (4051 624-3946 Jerry Davis (405) 377-1541 Childbirth Preparation, Newbom Care and Breathing & Relax~. Thla Js s four-part program or all Saturday class (on odd months)taught by registered nurses for;first-birth families or experiencedfamilies who went more in-depth i ation. This program may be taken anytime during pregnancy, but it is recommended during the last four months. Date & Time: Sat: January 16; ~.OOa.m;-4.t)Op.m. Tues: February 2, 9, 16, 23;, 6:00p.m. Location: SMC West Conf. Room Cost: $30 per couple * Sibling Clau This class is recommended for siblings three years old and up: Date: Mon: January 8 or Februaw 3 Time: 6.~0 p.m. Location: SMC West Conf. Room Cost: Free Breeatfeeding A cerlffied breastfseding instructor will teach you the "hews, and "whys" of breaslfeeding. This less is designed to be taken during the Int two months of pregnancy. Date: Thurs.- January7 orFebruary 4 ]]me: 6:00 p.m. Location: SMC West Conf. Room Cost: $20 per couple SECURE, EAS AND FREE.. -- --- = ------ _ ........................................ J] F I Ir I I