AgDay Daily Recap -January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JANUARY 27, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY ERRATIC MOVES IN THE CATTLE MARKETS...DETAILS FROM THE TRADING FLOOR.  PLUS, AVAIAN FLU FINDS ITS WAY TO A COMMERCIAL FLOCK IN CALIFORNIA. IN AGRIBUSINESS...ANALYZING GRAINS MARKETS FROM THE TURBULENT BLACK SEA REGION…UKRAINE HAS ALWAYS LEARN TO DO WITH MORE WITH LESS AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE DOING THIS YEAR AGAIN WILDFIRES KNOW NO MERCY WHEN IT COMES TO WILDLIFE BUT THE HUMAN TOUCH IS SHOWING COMPASSION FOR KANGAROOS. AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHEVY SILVERADO 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR.
CATTLE PRICES:
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. IT'S BEEN A VOLATILE COUPLE OF TRADING SESSIONS FOR FEEDER CATTLE FUTURES IN CHICAGO...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
PORT DISPUTE:
STRONGER DOLLAR ISN'T THE ONLY PROBLEM FOR MEAT EXPORTS. THE LABOR DISPUTE BETWEEN SHIPPING COMPANIES AND THE LONGSHOREMEN'S UNION IS SLOWING-UP SHIPMENTS OF MEAT. THE NORTH AMERICAN MEAT INSTITUTE SAYS A LOGJAM IS BUILDING IN KEY WEST COAST PORTS. N-A-M-I REPRESENTS MEAT PACKERS AND PROCESSORS. THE ORGANIZATION SAYS WHEN EXPORT CHANNELS ARE CHOKED OFF, MEAT PROCESSORS CANNOT PRODUCE AT NORMAL VOLUMES BECAUSE OF LIMITED STORAGE CAPACITY. C-E-O BARRY CARPENTER SAYS - QUOTING NOW - "THE SHORT SHELF LIFE OF CHILLED BEEF AND PORK MAKES TIMELY DELIVERY CRITICAL. OUR COLD CHAIN SIMPLY CANNOT SUSTAIN THIS BACKLOG MUCH LONGER."
AVIAN FLU CALIFORNIA:
MEANWHILE, USDA SAYS IT'S CONFIRMED A COMMERCIAL TURKEY FARM IN STANISLAUS COUNTY CALIFORNIA HAS CAUGHT THAT HIGHLY PATHOGENIC H-5-N-8 AVIAN FLU. SAMPLES WERE TAKEN FROM THE BIRDS AFTER AN INCREASE OF DEATHS AT THE FARM.THE FACILITY HAS BEEN QUARANTINED AND THE REMAINING BIRDS WILL BE CULLED IN AN EFFORT PREVENT THE DISEASE FROM SPREADING. THIS IS THE FIRST DISCOVERY OF THE DISEASE IN A COMMERCIAL FLOCK....PREVIOUS CASES IN OREGON AND WASHINGTON STATE WERE FOUND IN BACK YARD OR WILD FLOCKS. GLOBALLY THERE ARE NO HUMAN CASES OF THE DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH H5N8.
TOP AG DISTRICT:
RESULTS FROM THE 2012 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE CONTINUE TO TRICKLE OUT. THE LATEST DATA SET SHOWS THE NATION'S TOP AG DISTRICT IS IN NEBRASKA.
EAST COAST SNOW:
RESIDENTS ALONG A LARGE SWATH OF THE EAST COAST WERE URGED TO STAY AT HOME TODAY, ALLOWING ROAD CREWS TO KEEP-UP WITH HEAVY SNOW AND WIND. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING FOR A 250-MILE STRETCH FROM PENNSYLVANIA TO NEW ENGLAND. SNOW STARTED TO FALL ON MONDAY, BUT THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS STILL EXPECTED FOR TODAY. ACCULULATIONS COULD RANGE FROM ONE TO THREE FEET OF SNOW. NEW YORK CITY'S MAJOR STOCK EXCHANGES SAY THEY PLAN TO HOLD NORMAL TRADING HOURS TUESDAY DESPITE THE CRIPPLING LOAD OF SNOW EXPECTED IN THE CITY. WHY? MOST TRADES ARE NOW HANDLED ELECTRONICALLY. IF YOU'RE TRAVELING BY AIR - AND EVEN IF YOU'RE AVOIDING THE EAST - BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR FLIGHTS. THOUSANDS OF FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED IN AND OUT OF THE MAJOR EAST COAST AIRPORTS, WHICH WILL HAVE A RIPPLE EFFECT ON AIRPORTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
TEASE:
UP NEXT, WE HEARD ABOUT THE DRAMA IN LIVESTOCK, WE'LL GET THE LOW DOWN ON GRAINS FROM THE CME FLOOR.  PLUS AN UPDATE ON THE SITUATION IN THE BLACK SEA REGION…
ANALYSIS INTRO:
STANDARD & POOR DOWNGRADED RUSSIA'S CREDIT RATING SETTING IT BELOW INVESTMENT GRADE...BECAUSE OF THE SPUTTERERING ECONOMY THERE. BUT WHAT ABOUT GRAIN MARKETS THERE AND IN EASTERN EUROPE? CHIP FLOREY JOINS US AGAIN THIS MORNING WITH A CLOSER LOOK.
TEASE:
UP NEXT, ANOTHER NORTHERN PLAINS STATE IS TRYING TO ATTRACT MORE DAIRIES
DETAILS NEXT IN OUR DAIRY TODAY REPORT…
CHINA DAIRY:
OUR PARTNERS AT DAIRY TODAY ARE REPORTING THAT SLOWDOWNS IN CHINA, THE EUROPEAN UNION AND RUSSIA ARE AFFECTING DAIRY MARKETS AND U-S MILK CHECKS. BUT SOME POTENTIALLY POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS ARE IN THE MAKING.
WELCOME TO NEBRASKA:
THERE'S A BIG PUSH RIGHT NOW TO ATTRACT DAIRY FARMERS FROM CALIFORNIA TO RE-LOCATE TO THE CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTRY. THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR NEWSPAPER SAYS NEBRASKA IS ONE OF THOSE STATES WORKING HARD TO DRAW DAIRIES WITH THE PROMISE OF ABUNDANT LAND, PLENTIFUL WATER AND FEED, AND AGRICULTURE-FRIENDLY RULES. NEBRASKA HAS ABOUT A 55-THOUSAND HEAD DAIRY HERD. BUT THE STATE IS STILL BETTER KNOWN FOR BEEF CATTLE AND FEEDLOTS. THE LINCOLN PAPER TALKED WITH ONE DAIRY PRODUCER WHO UPROOTED FROM CALIFORNIA FOUR YEARS AGO. HE SAID HE WAS BUYING CORN AND SOYBEANS FROM THE MIDWEST, SO THEY'VE CUT FREIGHTS COSTS BY MOVING CLOSER. AGDAY HAS RECENTLY REPORTED ON HOW NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA ARE BOTH TRYING TO ATTRACT MORE DAIRY FARMS TO THEIR STATES.
DUST SANDY:
A NEW STUDY FROM TEXAS TECH SAYS TESTING OF DUST NEAR FEEDLOTS IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS FOUND EVIDENCE OF ANTIBIOTICS, BACTERIA AND SOME GENES WITH ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE. IT SAYS IT'S THE FIRST STUDY TO DOCUMENT THE AERIAL TRANSMISSION OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE FROM AN OPEN-AIR FARM. THE RESEARCHERS SAY THEIR NEXT STEP IS TO SEE IF THOSE RESISTANT GENES CAN BE FOUND ON DUST PARTICLES IN NEARBY CITIES.
RFD PROMO:
TUESDAY ON AGDAY ERRATIC MOVES IN THE CATTLE MARKETS. WE'LL HAVE DETAILS FROM THE TRADING FLOOR. WE'LL ANALYZE GRAINS MARKETS FROM THE TURBULENT BLACK SEA REGION. AND WILDFIRES KNOW NO MERCY WHEN IT COMES TO WILDLIFE. BUT THE HUMAN TOUCH IS SHOWING COMPASSION FOR KANGAROOS AGDAY 8 EASTERN ON RFD.
STATION PROMO:
I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WEDNESDAY ON AGDAY MEET A GROUP OF INNOVATIVE DAIRY FARMERS USING TECHNOLOGY AND TOP OF THE LINE ANIMAL HUSBANDRY TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THEIR HERD. WATCH ME WEEKDAYS ON AGDAY.
CLOSE:
THEY'RE ALSO TREATING AN INJURED KOALA. THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN.

 

 

 

 

 

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