AgDay Daily Recap -December 10, 2014

December 10, 2014 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
DECEMBER 10, 2014

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY - FEWER CATTLE MEANS FEEDLOTS ARE ADDING MORE WEIGHT. IN AGRIBUSINESS...INDEPENDENT SEED RESEARCH REVEALS TRENDS FROM 2014. THERE WASN'T A WHOLE LOT OF STRESS ON THE CROP SO WE SAW VERY GOOD YIELDS IN GENERAL. THIS ISN'T JUST ANOTHER SNOW COVERED FIELD, THIS EXPLORER DROVE HER WAY TO THE SOUTH POLE IN FARM TRACTOR. AND USING CROPS AND PLANTS TO GROW CAREERS FOR INMATES IN LOUISIANA...AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHEVY SILVERADO 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR.
FEEDER CATTLE:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. FROM OVERSEAS SHIPMENTS TO DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION, DEMAND FOR BEEF REMAINS STRONG. BUT THE DIFFICULTY LIES IN THE SIZE OF THE NATION'S HERD...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
USMEF REPORT:
THE U.S. MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION SAYS STRONG VARIETY MEAT EXPORTS OFFSET LOWER VOLUMES FOR BEEF AND PORK IN OCTOBER. OCTOBER BEEF EXPORTS WERE UP TWO PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO WHILE EXPORT VALUES WERE A RECORD-HIGH 687 MILLION DOLLARS - UP 22 PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO. VARIETY MEAT EXPORTS INCREASED 14 PERCENT IN VOLUME AND 39 PERCENT IN VALUE.
USDA AG REPORTS:
OVERALL AG EXPORTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LOWER IN THE NEW FISCAL YEAR. USDA TRIMMING ITS 2015 EXPECTATIONS THIS WEEK…
BIRD FLU:
FIRST IT WAS FARMS LIKE THIS IN THE U-K AND NETHERLANDS AND EUROPE...NOW AN OUTBREAK OF BIRD FLU IS HITTING BRITISH COLOMBIA  THE CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY SAYS MORE THAN 140,000 CHICKENS AND TURKEYS HAVE BEEN KILLED SO FAR FROM THE OUTBREAK OF H5N2.  THE BIRD FLU HAS SPREAD TO FIVE POULTRY FARMS IN THE PAST WEEK. AS MANY AS 90 ADDITIONAL POULTRY FARMS ARE WITHIN ROUGHLY TWO MILES OF THOSE ALREADY AFFECTED. SEVEN NATIONS, INCLUDING THE U.S. HAVE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED SHIPMENTS OF CANADIAN POULTRY PRODUCTS.
CROP WATCH:
CINDI CLAWSON HAS CROPWATCH FOR US THIS MORNING. AND SHE HAS TWO STOPS IN CALIFORNIA GOOD MORNIGN CINDI.
SOUTHPOLE TRACTOR:
THANKS CINDI. SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE FARMED IN HARSH CONDITIONS, BUT PROBABLY NOTHING LIKE THIS! A MASSEY FERGUSON M-F 56-10 HAS SUCCESSFULLY REACHED THE SOUTH POLE. A DUTCH ADVENTURER DROVE IT FROM THE COAST OF ANTARCTICA. THAT'S ABOUT 15-HUNDRED MILES. IT'LL NOW MAKE A RETURN TRIP. THE MASSEY HAS A 110 HORSEPOWER WITH SOME CHANGES TO HELP IT COPE WITH EXTREME TEMPERATURES, TERRAIN AND ALTITUDE.
FIRST:
WELL WE'RE JOINED LIKE WE HAVE BEEN THE LAST FEW YEAR BY JOE BRUCE HE'S WITH FAMERS INDEPENDENT RESEARCH OF SEED TECHNOLOGY DID I GET THAT RIGHT. YOU GOT IT RIGHT.   ALRIGHT AND HE'S THE GENERAL MANAGER THERE AND WHAT YOU DO IS YOU TEST DIFFERENT VARIETIES AROUND THE COUNTRY TELL US ABOUT THAT REAL QUICK BEFORE WE GET INTO YOUR RESULT THIS YEAR. ABSOLUTELY CLINTON WE COVER A WIDE AREA 16 STATES FROM EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA DOWN TO EASTER KANSAS ALL THE WAY ACROSS TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND IN THAT AREA WE'RE TESTING VARIOUS CORN HYBRIDS AND SOYBEAN VARIETIES OUR 13 FIELD MANAGERS DO THE TESTING AND WE REPORT THE RESULTS ON OUR WEBSITE.  ALRIGHT WELL LET'S START WITH CORN THIS YEAR SEEMED LIKE A PRETTY GOOD YEAR FOR CORN WHAT DID YOUR FIELD TRIALS TELL YOU? WELL I'LL TELL YOU WE HAD REALLY GOOD I MEAN IT WAS A TOUGH YEAR I MEAN YOU LOOK AT THE WEATHER COOL AND WET USUALLY DOESN'T BODE REAL WELL BUT WE HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH EMERGENCE BUT ONCE YOU GOT PAST THAT BECAUSE THE WEATHER WAS MODERATE AND RELATIVELY WET THERE WASN'T A WHOLE LOT OF STRESS ON THE CROP SO WE SAW VERY GOOD YIELDS IN GENERAL EVERYWHERE.  OKAY SO IT WASN'T JUST HIGH AND LOW LIKE A LOT YEARS WE'LL HAVE REALLY HIGH YIELDS AND REALLY LOW YIELDS. RIGHT ABSOLUTELY AND LAST YEAR WAS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THAT WHERE WE HAD REALLY HIGH AND REALLY LOW BUT THE AVERAGE TURNED OUT REALLY GOOD THIS YEAR EVERYBODY HAD VERY GOOD YIELDS EVERYWHERE AND STILL HAD ON AVERAGE OUR YIELD THIS YEAR WAS SIX TENTHS OF A BUSHEL LESS 201.6 BUSHELS VERSUS LAST YEARS AVERAGE OF 202.2. INTERESTING SO EVEN IN THIS YEAR YOUR OVERALL AVERAGE WAS DOWN BUT JUST A LITTLE BIT.  DOWN JUST A LITTLE BIT AND PART OF THAT IMPETUOUS WAS IT SEEMED LIKE THERE WAS A DIVIDING LINE ACROSS THE MID-SECTION OF THE CORN BELT IF YOU WERE TO SPLIT IOWA NORTH AND SOUTH AND THE NORTHERN HALF AND ALL OF THE GEOGRAPHY EAST AND WEST OF THAT TO THE NORTH THOSE YIELDS TRENDED DOWN VERSUS LAST BUT EVERYTHING SOUTH WHERE THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT MORE WARMTH LITTLE BETTER HEAT UNIT YIELD WERE UP AND YOU GET INTO THE FRINGE AREAS LIKE KANSAS AND MISSOURI AREAS LAST YEAR THAT DIDN'T BODE WELL AT ALL HAD PHENOMENAL 200 BUSHEL YIELDS ON AVERAGE.  YEA ANY BIG YIELDS OUT THERE THIS YEAR. YEA WE DID HAVE SOME SURPRISING BIG YIELDS THAT WE HAD ONLY ONE SITE WHERE WE HAD A PRODUCT ON THE AVERAGE WAS OVER 300 BUSHELS 303 BUSHELS BUT IT WAS IN MIDDLETOWN DELAWARE OF ALL PLACE YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THEY'D BE IN THE MIDWEST BUT NOW THEY HAD SOME PHENOMENAL YIELD OUT THERE IN THE MID ATLANTIC AREA THIS YEAR. YEA WHAT ABOUT CONVENTIONAL CORN OR NON GMO CORN VERSUS TRADED CORN HOW DID THOSE STACKS UP THIS YEAR. THIS YEAR WE HAVE SEEN CONVENTIONAL WERE GETTING MORE CONVENTIONAL IN OUR TEST BECAUSE WE'RE ACCEPTING THEM BUT THIS YEAR THE CONVENTIONAL DID EXTREMELY WELL WE HAD SEVERAL TEST WHERE A CONVENTIONAL ACTUALLY WON THE OVERALL TEST AND WE NORMALLY DON'T SEE THAT BECAUSE USUALLY THERE'S INSECT PRESSURE OR SOME KIND OF STRESS INVOLVED THAT WILL BRING THEM DOWN A BIT BUT THIS YEAR I AM ASSUMING IN PART THAT BECAUSE WE HAD MODERATE TEMPERATURES AND AMPLE RAINFALL ALL YEAR LONG THOSE PRODUCTS WERE EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE AND THEY WERE TOE TO TOE WITH THE BIG BOYS FULLY TRAITED GMO PRODUCTS. WELL SO WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU REAL QUICK WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU. IN A NUT SHELL IT SAYS THAT IF YOU'VE GOT LOW STRESS I MEAN A CONVENTIONAL WILL FIT BUT IN A REALLY HOT TOUGH YEAR A CONVENTIONAL MIGHT FALL DOWN A BIT IN COMPARISON TO WHAT WE HAD THIS YEAR. ALRIGHT JOE THANKS FOR BEING HERE WE'LL HAVE YOU BACK NEXT WEEK TO TALK SOYBEANS WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE AGDAY IN JUST A MINUTE.
YAMAHA GIVEAWAY:
DON'T FORGET THIS WEEK WE'RE STILL TAKING NAMES FOR FOLKS TO WIN THIS YAMAHA VIKING SIDE BY SIDE. NOTHING SAYS FARM CHRISTMAS LIKE A FREE CAMOFLAGE 3 SEAT ATV. SIX HUNDRED 86 CC'S, FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, PADDED HEAD RESTS AND A HAND HOLD BAR FOR THAT ROUGH TERRAIN. TO REGISTER TO WIN, GO TO AGDAY-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE YAMAHA VIKING BILLBOARD...IT'LL BE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE WEBSITE. IF YOU CAN'T SEE IT, YOU MAY HAVE AN AD-BLOCKER ON YOUR BROWSER. TRY TURNING THE BLOCKER OFF OR USING A DIFFERENT BROWSER. YOU MUST 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO ENTER.
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
TEASE:
IF YOU'RE HANDY AROUND THE FARM, YOU'LL WANT TO STICK AROUND. UP NEXT, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK'S 100 DOLLAR IDEA WINNER.
100 IDEA:
TODAY'S 100 DOLLAR IDEA WINNER COMES FROM SWEA CITY {PRONOUNCED SWAY} IOWA. THAT'S IN THE NORTH CENTRAL PART OF THE STATE NEAR MINNESOTA. ROGER SCHROEDER IS FARM JOURNAL'S DOUBLE YOU’RE MONEY WINNER FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. HE CAME-UP WITH A CLEVER IDEA FOR HIS 16-HUNDRED GALLON WATER TENDER...ROGER TALKED WITH FARM JOURNAL'S PAM FRETWELL ABOUT STAYING SAFE ON THE JOB.
ITC LOUSIANA PRISION FARM:
A LIFE BEHIND BARS OFTEN MEANS LESS TIME WITH NATURE. OUT IN LOUISIANA INMATES AT ONE STATE PENITENTIARY ARE PURSUING THEIR GREEN THUMB SOME EVEN GETTING STATE LICENSES IN LANDSCAPING AND HORTICULTURE.  THE GOAL IS A BETTER SHOT AT EMPLOYMENT AFTER RELEASE.  STACY PLAY-SONCE REPORTS.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

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