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36 THE JOURNAL, Thursday, October 15, 2020 Farm & Ranch iExtensiOn Com Payne-COUnty'EXtenslon Educators w Hath-n Anderson, Agriculture Educator 2 Del nun, FCS Educator Kolthflud. Horticulture Educator 3 Qymin'or Lolite'nit-H Educator ; http;/lecss.okstate.edu/payne r“ \' 1.. x 3. !. r E 2020 Payne County Cattle- i man’s Banquet 2 The Payne County Cattle .i Producers Association Okla- ': homa Cattleman’s Associa- i tion would like toinvite you i to attend the annual steak : dinner and trade show of the ; Payne County Cattle Produc- ; ers on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the Payne County ‘ Expo center. Our dinner ; and trade show will be held in the Expo Hall located on the northwest comer of the Expo Center. The trade show booths will be set up by 5:00 pm. with Performance Contest begin- ning at 3:00 pm. followed by Stocker Contest and the : meal at 7:00 pm. You are encouraged to bring your :. spouse or guests. Dinner tickets are $20 .00 per person. The annual membership fee is $100.00 and should be paid at the time your reserva— tions are made for the dinner unless you have already paid your dues to the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association (OCA). If you do not know your OCA membership renewal date, you can con- tact OCA at 405-235-4391. Please return your dues and r reservation form by October ‘23rd, to the Payne County OSU Extension Center, 315 W. 6th Suite 103, Stillwater, OK 74074. Your tickets will be waiting at the door. ,The Performance Contest will be held in conjunc— L tion with our annual meet— ?zing; We:;will be. hosting the :v_23rd annual “Haskell Cudd "" Stdcker Calf and Replace- ment Heifer Contest.” This year’s contest will have 3 divisions: Stocker Calves; Commercial Replacement Heifers and Registered Replacement Heifers. Still- water Milling is sponsoring $100, $75, and $50 valued : prizes to the lst, 2nd & 3rd place pen of three spring born stocker calves andlst, 2nd A & 3rd place pen of 3 spring born replacement heifers. 6 The stocker calf pens will be : judged on market potential. The 27th recipient of the , county Cattlemen’s Hall of Fame will be honored during the evening. We would wel- : come any item that you, as i a producer, would like to donate to the silent auction portion of our program this year. If’ you would like to i participate with a donation v, please contact the Payne : County Extension office at f (405) 747-8320. K Perspective Trade Show Participants: ‘ The Trade Show booth participants will exhibit in , conjunction with the Cattle i Producers Annual Banquet. We are requesting display booths be set up by 3:00 pm. The space available will be approximately 10 feet X 10 feet. Producers are invited to begin arriving at 3:00 pm. to participate in the, cattle producers’ contests and visit. Your cost for a booth space is $75.00 and includes one ticket for the steak dinner. Additional dinner tickets can be purchased for $20.00 and by making reservations. The membership of the county association is invited along with their spouse or guests. If you would like to participate in the prize drawing, please notify the Payne County Extension Office, of your plans when you set up your booth. If your business would like to become a member of Payne County Cattle Producers and OCA the associate member dues are $250.00, individ- ual membership dues are $ 100.00. If interested, please contact our office at 405-747- 8320. La Nifia Pattern Grips Southern Plains Oklahoma is experiencing one of the driest stretches of weather we have experi- enced in quite a while. Most of the western and part of the northem counties are already in some type of drought declaration. Looking at both the short-term and long-term weather forecast, drought is expected to expand and , worsen in the coming weeks. Part of the expected drier thannormal conditionsis likely relatedftd the current La Nifia pattern. This is the cold phase of the El Nifio/Southem Oscillation (ENSO) and occurs when sea surface temperatures drop below average across the eastern Equatorial Pacific Ocean. As with its warm phase ENSO counterpart, El Nifio, this disruption of sea surface temperatures and atmospheric circulation can impact weather patterns across the globe, including those in the Southern Plains. ENSO is a naturally varying climate pattern and its dif- ferent phases can persist for seVeral seasons or several years. In addition to the warm and cold phases, there is also a neutral state in which the ocean and atmospheric conditions are within their long-term averages. During La Nifia, the jet stream meanders farther to the north and the Pacific moisture inflows tends to decrease, leaving the south- ern tier of the United States ‘ with fewer storm systems. The impacts most common in Oklahoma are above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation. ESTATE ONLlNE Aucrlou Estate of Don Doris Young Online Only Lifetime accumulation, refrigerator, lots of furniture, Household, knick knacks. wwwiKenCarpen terA uction. cam Ken Carpenter Auction Realty LLc 405-620-1524 or The impacts are normally strongest from late fall through early spring although not every La Nifia produces the typical impacts. Scientists expect the La Nifia conditions observed to continue through at least the winter months. Strength of the La Nifia event does seem to matter, with the moderate and strong episodes pro- ducing the most significant impacts. Forecasters indicate that duringthe peak Novem- ber—January season of this year the pattern should stay in the borderline moderate category. Unfortunately for Oklahoma, moderate La Nifia’s have resulted in historically drier conditions than either the strong or weak categories. While there can still be strong arctic fronts, La Nifia episodes typically result in warmer than average tem- peratures across the majority of Oklahoma. Far western Oklahoma and the Oklahoma panhandle have the greatest chances of experiencing tem— peratures above the long-term average but often the entire state sees Warmer winters. Another undesirable com— ponent of the La Nifia pattern is the likelihood of experi- encing increased chances of severe weather events in the spring, especially in the central and eastern portions of the state. This potentially could include more strong thunderstorms with hail and tornadoes. r The EN SO weather pattern is just one of several that can impact the weather of Okla- homa, but it is the most easily predictable. Other patterns such as the Artic and the North Atlantic Oscillations could line up and change our winter moisture outcomes more favorably. CFAP-2 Program Offers Assistance to Farmers The, USDA has announced another round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments through CFAP-2. This round of payments will assist farmers with losses to 2020 commodities to include row crops, wool, livestock, specialty livestock, dairy, specialty crops, floriculture and nursery crops, aquacul- ‘ture, broilers and eggs and tobacco. Sign up started on Sep- tember 21, 2020 and will continue until December 1 l, 2020. Interested producers should contact your county FSA office to determine their preference for sign-up. For more details on the program, producers are encouraged to visit farmers .gov/cfap to get further details. If you would like to call with questions, there is a call center that can be reached at.877-508-8364. This is a separate program from the initial CFAP pro- gram so producers will have to fill out a separate applica- tion. Details are still emerg- ing, but for now CFAP-2 will pay on 2020 crop year acres and livestock. This will include fall crops planted in 2019 and harvested in 2020 like wheat and spring planted crops harvested in the fall of 2020 like com, milo and soybeans. Live- stock are also included in the new round of payments. The highest inventory of non-breeding cattle, sheep and swine owned between April 16,2020 and August 31, 2020 are eligible. This means any animal that has not had offspring or is not a breeding bull is eligible. Payment rates are fairly straightforward for livestock, but are more complex for crops. Crops are broken down into price trigger com- modities and flat-rate crops. Price trigger commodities suffered a five-percent or greater national price decline. Flat-rate crops either did not experience that large of a decline or data was not available to calculate the decline. The price trigger row crop payment will be the greater of eligible acres multiplied by the payment rate of $15/acre, or eligible acres of the crop multiplied by a nationwide crop mar- keting percentage, multiplied by a crop-specific payment rate, and then by the produc- er’s weighted 2020 Actual Production History (APH) approved yield. In other words, producers will receive at least $15/acre on eligible crop acres. Flat- rate crops will be paid a $15/ acre flat rate. Livestock payments will be made at $55/head for cattle, $27/head for sheep and $23/ head for swine. Remember that this payment is based on the highest inventory of non-breeding livestock between April 16, 2020 and August 31,2020. For more information on application or other crops please contact your local FSA office, visit farmers. gov/cfap or call the CFAP 2 call center at 877-508—8364. Oklahoma State Univer- sity, US. Department of Agriculture, State and local governments cooperating. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Services offers its programs to all eligible per- sons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, or status as a veteran and is an equal opportunity employer Lack of moisture threatens winter grazing Most of westem Oklahoma has received little or no mois- ture in the past two to three weeks advancing drought conditions once again. From the worst levels 'in early July, drought conditions in Oklahoma had generally improved until mid-Septem- ber. In the past two weeks, Antiques ’2‘ Gifts '1' Collectibles 147 S. Main Perkins (405) 547-5298 the Drought Monitor map for Oklahoma shows condi- tions once again deteriorat- ing. The Drought Monitor includes a Drought Severity & Coverage Index(DSCI), which provides an indication of how severe, and Wide? spread drought conditions are based on the Drought Mon- itor categories. The DSCI for Oklahoma was highest (indicating worse drought conditions) at 143 in early July. The DSCI improved to 55 by mid-September and has increased again to 64 in the latest Drought Monitor. Nationally, the DSCI has worsened since May and currently stands at 148, with the majority of drought con- ditions in the western half of the country. La Nifia conditions have developed this fall in the Pacific OCean and are expected to persist through the winter. The presence of La Nifia in the winter typ- ically results in drier than average conditions across the southern US. As a-result, the drought outlook for the remainder of the year, pro- vided by the Climate Pre- diction Center, indicates persistent drought in current drought areas with drought conditions expanding east- ward into the central and southern plains, including much of Oklahoma. Current Oklahoma weather forecasts are consistent with these broader indications with scant precipitation prospects ‘ likely for the next two weeks. Wheat pasture develop- ment and growth is likely to slow or even reverse if forecast weather conditions are realized. This, in turn, may reduce stocker cattle demand in the coming weeks. On average, Oklahoma calf prices are at or near the sea- sonal low in the late Sep- tember/early October period. With larger fall runs of calves expected in October and November, the lack of wheat pasture demand may add additional seasonal pressure to calf markets this fall. Lack of wheat pasture or other for- ages may change the timing of calf and feeder cattle sales this fall. A feeder cattle price pattern has developed this fall in Oklahoma that is very typical at this time of year. The price slides across steer weights are very different for feeder cattle below 600 pounds compared to cattle over 600 pounds. A larger price slide for the lightweight cattle means that the value of gain is lower. For example, steer prices last week (Oklahoma combined auctions) showed that the value of increasing steer weight from 500 to 550 pounds increased animal value by $30/head or $0 .60/ lb. value of gain. From 550 to 600 pounds, steer value increased by $29/head or r?" p $0.58/lb. of gain. In contrast, steers from 600-650 pounds increased in value by $69/ head or a value of gain of $1.37/lb. The same is true for heavier weight feeder animals. The same pattern is true for heifers with the price break occuning at about 550 pounds. The current feeder price patterns mean that producers should consider the impli- cations of current animal weight, short-term weight gain and timing as they eval- uate fall marketing altema- tives. In the current market for example, the value of 50 to 100 pounds of gain will be significantly lower for steers less than 600 pounds compared to steers over 600 pounds. 4-H NEWS Operation Christmas Child Brynn Stone, a Payne County 4-H member, is host- ing the annual “Operation Christmas Child” commu- nity service project. Oper-‘ ation Christmas Child is an effort to collect shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items, and school supplies for children around the world affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and other diseases. Items that are needed are toothpaste, toothbrushes, small blankets, shirts, hair bows, dolls, pen- cils, erasers, rulers, markers, crayons, stuffed animals, toy cars/boats, clothes, watches, bandanas, calculators, and socks. Items needed no later than October 29th to the Payne County Extension Office. We hope that you will join Payne County 4—H in their efforts to help the youth across the world. The Payne County Extension office is located at 315 W. 6th Ave, Stillwater Oklahoma, 74075 . EXTENSION NEWS There’s a Mouse in my House They typically live near people throughout the year, but with cooler weather aniv- ing,many mice are looking to move a little closer. Mice scramble to locate shelter before winter hits, said Kevin Shelton, Okla- homa State University Exten- sion associate specialist and coordinator of OSU’s Pesti- cide Safety Education Pro- “ e house mouse, also known as Mus m’usculus, primarily is nocturnal, but it isn’t uncommon to see them during the daylight hours,” Shelton said. “They aren’t welcome guests because they are a nuisance and will cause damage by chewing on wiring and drywall in a home. They also contaminate food, grain and other stored products. 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