AgDay Daily Recap -September 22, 2016

July 6, 2016 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

HEADLINES
COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY -BIG CROPS CHEAP FEED AND NEW REALITIES AT
THE AUCTION BARN. THE LATEST MILK PRODUCTION NUMBERS SHOW THE NATIONS DAIRIES AREN'T PULLING BACK. IN AGRIBUSINESS...A BIG CROP NEEDS BIG DEMAND. THE GOVERNMENT IS ANTICIPATING A GOOD DEMAND I THINK WE'LL GET IT AND CHEAP PRICES WILL DRIVE THE END USER TO IT. THE UN TAKES ON ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE--DETAILS ON DROVERS TV. AND WHY STRESS MAY BE PLAY A BIGGER ROLE IN A WOMAN'S HEALTH THAN WHAT SHE EATS. AGDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.

 

RECORD CROPS, LOW PRICES
GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. FROM NORTH DAKOTA TO TEXAS, FARMERS ARE HARVESTING ONE OF THE BIGGEST CORN CROPS ON RECORD. WHILE PRICES ARE NOT WHERE CORN GROWERS WOULD LIKE THEM TO BE, FOR END-USERS IT'S A GOOD TIME TO BUY. AS FOR MARKETING THIS YEAR'S CORN CROP, ECONOMIST DARREL GOOD FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SAYS STORAGE MAY BE THE BETTER OPTION...AS FARMERS WAIT TO SEE THE ACREAGE RESPONSE. "THERE IS SOME CARRY IN THE MARKET. IT IS NOT HUGE. PRICES REMAIN FAIRLY LOW. YOU'D SAY STORAGE IS A BETTER OPTION FOR CORN, BUT YOU'LL HAVE TO STORE IT AT LEAST THROUGH THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, MAYBE INTO THE SPRING OF THE YEAR, BEFORE YOU COULD ANTICIPATE MUCH OF A REBOUND IN SPOT PRICES." MEANWHILE END-USERS, LIKE THE NATION'S FEEDLOTS, ARE ENJOYING THESE ANEMIC GRAIN PRICES. LONGER TERM, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO SEE A BEARISH CATTLE ON FEED REPORT, EVEN IF IT IS SLIGHTLY BULLISH, I THINK WE GET BACK TO TRADING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BIG WEIGHTS, LOTS OF ANIMALS, CHEEP FEED, AND THE FACT THAT DEMAND IS WHILE NOT TERRIBLE, IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO OFFSET THE SUPPLY ISSUE THAT WE HAVE GOING FORWARD.

SOUTH DAKOTA SALE BARN
LOWER RETAIL PRICES HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO PROP UP CATTLE MARKETS AS OF LATE. DESPITE A RALLY OVER THE LAST WEEK, LIVE AND FEEDER CATTLE FUTURE'S PRICES REMAIN BELOW WHERE THEY WERE A MONTH AGO. NATIONAL REPORTER BETSY JIBBEN VISITED A SOUTH DAKOTA SALE BARN RECENTLY WHERE COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO, THE MOOD AT THE AUCTION IS MUCH DIFFERENT. IT'S ANOTHER DAY AT THE SALE BARN FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS AT SIOUX FALLS REGIONAL LIVESTOCK AUCTION. AN ANXIOUS TIME AS LIVE CATTLE PRICES HAVE DIPPED ROUGHLY 40 DOLLARS SINCE LAST FALL. "THE FAT CATTLE MARKET WENT DOWN. IT STARTED GOING DOWN AND IT'S DECLINING AT A RAPID PACE RIGHT NOW," HE SAYS YEARLING CATTLE ARE DOWN 60 TO 70 DOLLARS PER HUNDRED COMPARED TO YEAR AGO. CALVES ARE 80 TO 90 LOWER. DESPITE THE DIP IN PRICES, WAITING ON BETTER MARKETS ISN'T ALWAYS AN OPTION. "WHEN THEY'RE READY TO GO, IT'S TIME TO GO. AND YOU CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER. SO WHETHER IT'S A GOOD MARKET OR POOR, YOU SELL," FEEDLOT OPERATOR, ROGER PERSON IS SELLING HOLSTEIN STEERS. "I COULD HAVE TAKEN ANOTHER 10 DOLLARS MORE. IT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. WHEN I BOUGHT THESE THEY WERE RATHER HIGH, THIS WASN'T A GOOD PROFIT FOR ME," SELLERS ARE RECEIVING LESS MONEY.. BUT IT'S ALSO TAKING LESS MONEY TO REFILL PENS. "I'M NOT WAITING. YOU MAKE NOTHING WITH AN EMPTY LOT!" OF COURSE, NOT EVERYONE HAS THE SAME STRATEGY. "LOCALLY, NUMBERS WISE, I'M SEEING A LOT OF EMPTY PENS. THEIR PENS ARE EMPTY. A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THESE LOCAL AREAS WILL WAIT FOR CALVES ALSO. THERE ARE A LOT OF EMPTY PENS ALREADY THAT NORMALLY AHVE SOME CATTLE IN THEM," EVEN THOUGH MILD WEATHER IS GOOD FOR WEIGHT GAIN. SO FAR FEEDERS AREN'T PUSHING AS HARD...YET. "IF GUYS START PRODUCING MORE POUNDS ON THESE CARCASSES ON CHEAP FEED, LIKE WHY NOT FEED THEM LONGER, I'M NOT MAKING MONEY ANYWAY, WELL THEN THESE CATTLE PRICES WHICH I THINK HAVE MADE A LOW, IF CARCASS WEIGHTS GO UP, THEN WE HAVEN'T MADE A LOW. I'M AFRAID WE'RE GOING TO GO BELOW A HUNDRED THEN AND DOWN TO 90 IF CARCASS GET LARGE," "RIGHT NOW, OUR TEMPERATURES ARE GOOD FOR THE CATTLE FEEDING INDUSTRY AND WE'RE SEEING SOME CATTLE GET HEAVY BUT WE'RE STILL SHORTER ON WEIGHTS. THEY'RE BEHIND A YEAR AGO," HOWEVER CHEAP GRAIN IS CALLING.. "THE ONLY GOOD THING IS CORN. CORN IS CHEAP. CAN'T AFFORD TO SELL IT SO TRY TO FEED AS MUCHA S YOU CAN," "EVERYBODY'S GOING TO GET FEED, BUT SOME OF OUR CORN CROPS ARE GOING TO BE DOWN," AS ANOTHER AUCTION WRAPS, "I ENJOY FEEDING CATTLE. SOMETIMES WE MAKE IT. AND SOMETIMES WE DON'T!" PRODUCERS KNOW THEY'LL GET THROUGH THE UNEASY TIMES SOON ENOUGH.. " WE'LL STILL BE AROUND AND WE'LL STILL SELL CATTLE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME," REPORTING IN WORTHING, SOUTH DAKOTA. I'M BETSY JIBBEN. THANKS BETSY. MINOR SAYS THE DAIRIES MOVING IN TO SOUTH DAKOTA ALONG WITH PACKING PLANTS OPENING UP--WILL BE AN ASSET FOR THAT REGION. HE SAYS IT'S A BUSY TIME OF YEAR AT THE AUCTION FOR SHEEP AND GOATS. HE'LL RUN NUMBERS AS HIGH AS 23-HUNDRED TO 25-HUNDRED HEAD OF SHEEP AND GOATS.

DAIRY MILK PRODUCTION
ON THE DAIRY SIDE, USDA RELEASING ITS LATEST MILK PRODUCTION NUMBERS FOR AUGUST. MILK PRODUCTION IN THE NATION'S TOP 23 STATES TOTALLING 16 POINT 7 BILLION POUNDS. THAT'S UP NEARLY (1.9) 2 PERCENT COMPARED TO AUGUST OF LAST YEAR. CALIFORNIA STILL LEADS IN TOTAL PRODUCTION--ALTHOUGH ANNUALLY PRODUCTION IS DOWN. THE BIGGEST INCREASE YEAR OVER YEAR IS TEXAS--WITH AUGUST PRODUCTION UP 11 PERCENT COMPARED TO AUGUST 2015. NATIONALLY, PRODUCTION PER COW NOW AVERAGING 19-HUNDRED 20 POUNDS. THAT'S HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR AND THE HIGHEST PER COW PRODUCTION DURING AUGUST SINCE RECORDS STARTED BEING KEPT IN 2003. OF COURSE AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF MILK COWS NOT HELPING--AT NEARLY 8 POINT 7 (8.68) MILLION HEAD, THAT'S UP 43-THOUSAND COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. AND UP 15-THOUSAND SINCE JULY OF THIS YEAR.

CROP COMMENTS
CROP COMMENTS IS POWERED BY RESICORE HERBICIDE FOR CORN, FROM DOW AGROSCIENCES. HARVEST IS RUNNING AND DODGING WET WEATHER. MIKE HOFFMAN HAS DETAILS IN THIS MORNING'S CROP COMMENTS. GOOD MORNING CLINTON. COMBINES ARE ROLLING NEAR CEDAR FALLS, IOWA. THE MOISTURE CONTENT IS ROUGHLY 20 PERCENT. FARMERS ARE STARTING AND STOPPING DUE TO RAIN EVERY COUPLE OF DAYS. AND IN NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA, DAVE DAVENPORT CUT INTO HIS FIRST SOYBEAN FIELD OF THE HARVEST SEASON. DAVE SAYS HE'S STARTING ABOUT A WEEK AHEAD OF NORMAL. IF IT WEREN'T FOR A SIX INCH RAINFALL A WEEK AGO, HE WOULD HAVE STARTED EVEN SOONER. DAVE SAYS YIELDS ARE WHERE HE EXPECTED...BUT THERE ARE SOME MOLDY BEANS OUT THERE. TAKING A LOOK AT THE WEATHER MAP MULTIPLE SYSTEMS MOVING FROM WEST TO EAST MOVING THROUGH THE NORTHERN TIER OF STATES AND WE STILL HAVE THAT PESKY TROPICAL LIKE SYSTEM OFF THE EAST COAST WE'LL HAVE YOUR FORECAST COMING UP FIRST HERE ARE SOME HOMETOWN TEMPS. MYFARMTV IS THE GO TO APP FOR AMERICAN AGRICULTURE. THE BEST NEWS, MARKET ANALYSIS AND STORIES FROM RURAL AMERICA IS NOW IN YOUR HANDS. WATCH IT ON YOUR PHONE, TABLET, OR DESKTOP ANYWHERE ANYTIME. DOWNLOAD THE APP TODAY.

TEASE
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION ON HARVEST AND FINDING A HOME FOR ALL THAT GRAIN. LATER...FIND OUT WHY A HEALTHIER DIET MAY NOT HELP WOMEN....IF THEY'RE SWALLOWING A LOT OF AGGRESSION AND ANXST IN THEIR LIVES.

AGRIBUSINESS
AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY YAMAHA -MAKERS OF VIKING SIDEBY- SIDES. YAMAHA -REAL WORLD TOUGH. JIM MCCORMICK WITH ALLENDALE OUR GUEST HERE THAT THE BUSINESS DESK TODAY AND JIM AS WE LOOK AT THIS CROP WE WERE ANTICIPATING BIG CROPS BUT WE NEED A REALLY BIG AND STRONG DEMAND TO GO WITH IT TO MOVE THIS CROP OUT OF THE BIN AND OUT OF THE COUNTRY RIGHT? THAT IS CORRECT AS THE OLD AXIOM SAYS CHEAP PRICES CURE CHEAP PRICES WE NEED TO GET THIS MARKET TO GO DOWN TO STIMULATE THE DEMAND, THE GOVERNMENT ANTICIPATING GOOD DEMAND I THINK WE'LL GET IT CHEAP PRICES WILL DRIVE THE END USER TO IT AND THAT'S ALL WE WANT TO SEE IF OUR PRODUCERS BECAUSE WHEN THEY GET THAT DEMAND IT'LL SHOW UP IT WILL GET THE MARKET EXCITED AND YOU'LL SEE THE MARKET LIFT ITSELF UP AS IT TRIES TO GET EXCITED ABOUT THE DEMAND PROSPECTS OUT THERE WHERE DO YOU SEE THAT DEMAND COMING FROM? CAN CHINA CONTINUE TO CARRY THE WATER FOR US ON THIS I THINK CHINA'S GONNA BE... HAS TO BE THE ONE TO CARRY THE WATER AS YOU LIKE TO SAY ESPECIALLY WITH THESE BEANS. THEY HAVE A HUGE POPULATION TO FEED, THEY'RE GONNA HAVE TO FEED IT THEIR GOING TO CHOOSE TO FEED IT. AND ONLY WAY TO DO IT IS BUY U.S. BEANS AND THEY'LL BE BUYING CORN EXPORTS, WE'RE GONNA BE COMPETITIVE ON CORN EXPORTS AT THESE LOWER PRICES AND A BATTLE THAT'LL HELP CURE THIS HUGE PILE OF CORN WE HAVE HOPEFULLY WHAT ABOUT HERE DOMESTICALLY CAN WE USE THIS BIGGER CROP IS THERE MORE DEMAND OUT THERE ETHANOL ANYTHING WELL THE DEMAND PROBABLY OUR BEST OPPORTUNITY FOR DEMAND WOULD BE THE LIVESTOCK SECTOR. I MEAN THEY'RE GONNA SEE IT THEY WILL FEED OUT THE ANIMALS MORE MAYBE GET A LITTLE HEAVIER. WE HAVE TO BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT THAT BECAUSE THATS A TWO EDGE SWORD AS YOU SAY. YOU OVER FEED THEM IN IT HURTS THE DEMAND THE PRICE OF LIVESTOCK DOWN THE LINE BUT WE COULD CONSUME MORE THERE. ETHANOL, YOU KNOW THE PROBLEM FROM ETHANOL IS WE'VE PRETTY MUCH MAXED OUT OUR CAPACITY WE CAN EXPORT MORE BUT YOU KNOW IT'S JUST THE EFFICIENCIES IS WHERE IT'S AT. WE'RE NOT BUILDING NEW ETHANOL PLANTS AT THE CURRENT TIME IN FOUR UNFORTUNATELY. RIGHT NOW WE'RE NOT. SO OVERALL AS WE GO INTO HARVEST HOW ARE YOU TELLING PEOPLE TO PREPARE WELL I'M TELLING PEOPLE TO PREPARE RIGHT NOW IS TRY TO COME UP WITH A GAME PLAN NOW SO THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO AS THEY GET INTO HARVEST WHAT THAT IS EVERYONE LOOKS LIKE IS GONNA BUSHELS THEY HAVE NOT MARKETED FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER THEY'VE GOT TO DECIDE ARE THEY GOING TO STORE IT ON FARM ARE THEY GONNA STORED ON THE COMMERCIAL SIDE ARE THEY GONNA MOVE IT. AND ONCE THEY MOVE DO THEY FEEL LIKE IT'S WORTH THE OPPORTUNITY TO REOWN IT. OUR VIEWPOINT AT ALLENDALE FOR THE MOST PART IS YOU WANT TO MAINTAIN OWNERSHIP AS LONG AS YOU CAN. WE ARE OPTIMISTIC FOR A POST HARVEST RALLY. WE'RE A LITTLE BIT SOUR ON COMMERCIAL STORAGE BECAUSE IT'S SO MUCH WE'D MORE RECOMMEND PEOPLE LOOK AT USING THE BOARD AS A WAY TO MAINTAIN OWNERSHIP YET IT'S GONNA COST A LITTLE BIT BUT HOPEFULLY YOU'LL MAKE THAT UP ON DOWN THE LINE SAY YOU KNOW BY MARCH. YEAH HOPEFULLY BY MARCH APRIL WE WILL GET A OUR TRADITIONAL SPRING RALLY THE FUNDS ARE SHORT CORN TRADITIONALLLY THEY'LL GO LONG CORN SOME TIME IN THE WINTER TIME. YOU GOTTA GET THROUGH SOUTH AMERICA'S WEATHER SYSTEMS AND THERE'S A VERY GOOD OPPORTUNITY SOME WHERE DOWN THE LINE WE WILL GET A NICE POST SEASONAL RALLY ALL RIGHT THEY'RE PLANTING NOW WILL SEE WHERE THAT LEADS US. WELL APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE JIM WE'LL BE BACK IN JUST A MINUTE. GROWING CORN AND SOYBEANS IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST YOUR YIELD. IT'S WHAT YOU WERE MEANT TO DO. VISIT ACRES OF POSSIBILITY.COM TO DISCOVER THE POTENTIAL OF MYCOGEN SEEDS.

WEATHER
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN HERE WATCHING THIS SYSTEMS OUT WEST REALLY BRINGING IN SOME HEAVY RAINS. AND YEA THE REMNANTS OF PAYNE FEEDING INTO IT BUT THE BULK OF THE MOISTURE IS STILL GOING TO BE IN THE NORTHWEST. BUT THAT'S COMING INTO THE PLAINS STATES OVER TIME. AND ALONG THE EAST COAST WE STILL HAVE THAT PESKY, UH KINDA THE REMNANTS OF JULIA STILL BELIEVE IT OR NOT AND IT MOVED AWAY FROM SHORE, NOW IT'S KINDA COME BACK TO THE MID ATLANTIC AND IT'S ACTUALLY TRACKING SOUTHWESTWARD BY OUR COMPUTER MODEL NOW. STORM SYSTEM OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS STATES ANOTHER ROUND OF VERY HEAVY RAIN THIS MORNING OVER PARTS OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA, CENTRAL WISCONSIN, THOSE AREAS GOT A BUNCH YESTERDAY MORNING THAT SYSTEM WILL I CONTINUE TO TRACK EASTWARD AND THOSE THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN WE CAN AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY FINALLY THE SYSTEM OUT WEST DOES START TO COME EASTWARD AND IT IS GOING TO START MOVING INTO THE PLAINS AS WE HAD INTO FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OF THIS WEEK. YOU CAN SEE TONIGHT A COOL FRONT KINDA DROPS BACK IN THE NORTHERN OHIO, NORTHERN INDIANA ONCE THAT FIRST SYSTEM MOVES AWAY STILL THE PESKY LOW OFF OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA NOW. AND THEN THIS LARGE STORM SYSTEM. THIS IS GOING TO BE A SLOW MOVER AS WE HAD THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AND YOU CAN SEE WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ONCE AGAIN FROM THE NORTH CENTRAL PLAINS ALL THE WAY BACK INTO THE NORTHERN ROCKIES. HEADING THROUGH THE DAY TODAY THEN I WILL SEE A LOT OF RAIN OUT IN THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE ROCKIES AND NOW INTO THE WESTERN PLAINS AS WE START TO SEE THOSE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS INCREASE. THIS STORM SYSTEM AS YOU'LL SEE ON THE JET STREAM IS NOT GOING TO MAKE IT TO THE EAST COAST PROBABLY THROUGH NEXT WEEK. THAT'S HOW SLOW IT'S GOING TO MOVE IN WE'LL SHOW YOU WHY. HERE'S WHAT'S GOING ON -PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE OVER THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS. WE'VE SEEN SOME FAIRLY HEAVY AMOUNTS, PARTS OF THE MID ATLANTIC AND OF COURSE LIKE WE TALKED ABOUT PARTS OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN THAT WEAKEN AS IT DOVE SOUTHEASTWARD YESTERDAY AND YOU CAN SEE THIS SPOTTY THUNDERSTORMS OUT WEST. ADD ON THE NEXT THIRTY SIX HOURS WE'LL START THE SEASON ALL THAT MOISTURE MOVING INTO THE WESTERN PLAINS ESPECIALLY NORTH DAKOTA AND WILL CONTINUE TO SEE ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS IN KINDA THE SAME AREA UNFORTUNATELY OF THE A WESTERN LAKES AND THE NORTHEASTERN PLAINS STATES. TAKING A LOOK AT TEMPERATURES THEN. YOU CAN SEE STILL PRETTY HOT FROM THE GULF COAST ALL THE WAY INTO THE CENTRAL PLAIN STATES BUT FIFTIES AND SIXTIES FOR HIGHS ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES LOW TEMPERATURES TONITE ARE GOING TO DROP OFF INTO THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES EVEN A FEW FORTIES THERE LIKE SAULT STE MARIE. BUT STILL PRETTY MUGGY FROM THE CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY SOUTHWARD. AND MORE OF THE SAME TOMORROW SOUTH OF THE FRONT WARM AND HUMID. NORTH OF THERE A LOT COOLER. HERE IS THE JET STREAM A VERY SLOW MOVING TROUGH YOU CAN SEE THAT'S WHAT THE SYSTEM COMING INTO THE PLAINS AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENS IT DIVES INTO THIS CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND SITS THERE LATER NEXT WEEK. THAT COULD BE BAD NEWS FOR THOSE OF YOU TRYING TO GET SOME CROPS OUT OF THE FIELD IN THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN CORN BELT WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LOCAL FORECASTS. FIRST OF ALL FOR SANDPOINT IDAHO CLOUDY AND COOL A BIT OF RAIN HIGH TEMP OF ONLY SIXTY. BARTLESVILLE, OKLAHOMA THE DEAL OF SUNSHINE AND WARM WITH A HIGH OF NINETY TWO. AND MANSFIELD OHIO PARTLY SUNNY WARM AND RATHER HUMID. HIGH TEMP AROUND EIGHTY SEVEN.

TEASE
NEXT FROM OUR PARTNERS AT DROVERS, FIND OUT ABOUT NEW ALTERNATIVES TO ANIMAL ANTIBIOTICS. PLUS HEALTH PROFESSIONALS PREACH THE VIRTUES OF EATING HEALTHY OILS. BUT THAT MAY NOT BE ENOUGH FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE "ISSUES" IN THEIR PERSONAL LIFE. DETAILS LATER ON AGDAY. THIS IS MACHINERY PETE -INVITING YOU TO CHECK OUT MY NEW WEBSITE -MACHINERYPETE.COM-OFFERING FARMERS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF USED EQUIPMENT LISTINGS TO SEARCH. LET MACHINERY PETE HELP YOU FIND AND VALUE YOUR NEXT PIECE OF USED EQUIPMENT.

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE
DROVERS TV IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH -THE MAKERS OF ZUPREVO. TALK TO YOUR VETERINARIAN ABOUT ZUPREVO, FOR THE TREATMENT OF BOVINE RESPIRATORY DISEASE. ON DROVERS TV, THE U.N. MEETING THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK HELD A SPECIAL SESSION TO ADDRESS WHAT MEMBERS CALL "THE BIGGEST THREAT TO MODERN MEDICINE," ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE. THE UN ESTIMATES THAT MORE THAN 700,000 PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR DUE TO DRUG-RESISTANT INFECTIONS, THOUGH THERE IS NO GLOBAL SYSTEM TO MONITOR SUCH DEATHS. ALL 193 UN MEMBER STATES WERE SET TO SIGN A DECLARATION TO WORK TOWARD ELIMINATING THE OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS, INCLUDING THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN FOOD ANIMALS. THEY ALSO PLEDGED TO DEVELOP NEW BUSINESS MODELS THAT IMPROVE ACCESS TO VACCINES AND NEW ANTIBIOTICS. "LAST WEEK PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURER ELANCO, SAID IT'S AIMING TO DEVELOP 21 NEW ALTERNATIVES TO ANIMAL ANTIBIOTICS. THE COMPANY HAS INTRODUCED SIX SO FAR, INCLUDING  VACCINES FOR POULTRY AND ENZYMES FOR DAIRY COWS THAT STRENGTHEN THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEMS. THIS WEEK ELANCO IS HOSTING A SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON WITH ABOUT 50 EXECUTIVES FROM MEAT AND DAIRY COMPANIES TO DISCUSS RESPONSIBLE ANTIBIOTIC USE." HENDERSON SAYS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AREN'T THE ONLY ONES UNDER SCRUTINY. EXPERTS BELIEVE LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS ALSO WILL BE CHARGED WITH REDUCING THEIR USE OF ANTIMICROBIAL DRUGS...INCLUDING CHANGING ANIMAL HANDLING AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS TO HELP REDUCE THE THREAT OF DISEASE THEREBY REDUCING THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS.

ANTICIPATING CATTLE FEED NUMBERS AS WE MENTIONED AT THE TOP OF THE SHOW, USDA EXPECTED TO RELEASE IT'S LATEST CATTLE ON FEED NUMBERS FRIDAY. THE TRADE EXPECTING ON FEED, PLACEMENTS AND MARKETINGS TO ALL GO UP-WITH BIG JUMPS EXPECTED IN BOTH PLACEMENTS AND MARKETINGS. PARTLY BECAUSE OF A COUPLE EXTRA DAYS DURING THE MONTH BUT ALSO BECAUSE OF PRICE AND AVAILABILITY. WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR BIG NUMBERS AND I THINK WE WILL SEE BIG NUMBERS. YOU KNOW I DON'T THINK WE'LL SEE ANYTHING ON THE CATTLE ON FEED REPORT THAT'S GOING TO BE OVERLY BULLISH. IN FACT IF YOU LOOK AT HTE BOUNCE WE'VE HAD OFF OF LOWS RECENTLY, ITS' GOT TO BE MOSTLY TECHNICAL IN NATURE. YES WE DID HAVE HIGHER CASH TRADE, BUT THAT HAPPENED AFTER WE ALREADY HAD BEEN BOUNCING OFF OF OUR LOWS. PRICES HAVE IMPROVED OVER THE LAST WEEK OR SO. THE LATEST STERLING PROFIT TRACKER IMPROVING BUT STILL IN THE RED. IT SHOWS AVERAGE FEEDYARD LOSSES NOW 90 DOLLARS PER HEAD--THAT'S HALF WHAT IT WAS JUST A WEEK AGO.

LOW BEEF PRICES
A FOUR DOLLAR RALLY IN FED CATTLE PRICES HELPING DRIVE MARGINS TOWARD BREAK EVEN. A YEAR AGO, FEEDERS WERE LOSING NEARLY 275 DOLLARS ON EVERY ANIMAL. ON THE RETAIL SIDE, THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE OF CHOICE BEEF AT 5-91 A POUND--ITS LOWEST POINT SINCE MAY OF 2014. CHOICE BEEF NOW MORE THAN 40 CENTS LOWER THAN A YEAR AGO. THE BOXED BEEF VALUE OF CHOICE BEEF FELL TO ITS LOWEST MARK SINCE FEBRUARY OF 2013.

TEASE

STILL TO COME, EATING HEALTHIER FOODS MAY NOT ALWAYS BE AS BENEFICIAL AS WOMEN THINK. THE ROLE STRESS PLAYS IN A WOMAN'S DIET, NEXT ON AGDAY.

WOMEN WEIGHT GAIN ON STRESS, NOT FOOD
IN THE COUNTRY -BROUGHT TO YOU BY KUBOTA'S BX AND L SERIES COMPACT TRACTORS -AVAILABLE NOW WITH A SIX-YEAR LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY. LEARN MORE TODAY AT YOUR LOCAL KUBOTA DEALER. ) A NEW STUDY IS OUT SUGGESTING A POWERFUL LINK IN WOMEN BETWEEN THEIR FOOD AND THEIR STRESS LEVELS THE PREVIOUS DAY. RESEARCHERS TESTED WOMEN AFTER FEEDING THEM DIFFERENT MEALS, AND FOUND THAT THE PRESSURES IN A WOMAN'S LIFE MIGHT BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT WAS ON HER PLATE. CLARK POWELL HAS DETAILS IN THIS REPORT FROM OHIO STATE'S WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER. AFTER THEY GET HOME FROM SCHOOL AND BEFORE THEY START THEIR HOMEWORK, JOANNE DREW SAYS IT'S COMMON FOR HER KIDS TO CRAVE CERTAIN COMFORT FOODS. AFTER ALL, DAYS CAN BE LONG AND STRESSFUL, EVEN AT THEIR AGE. "WHEN YOU'RE STRESSED, YOU FEEL OUT OF CONTROL SO WHAT YOU TRY TO DO IS BE IN CONTROL AND TO BE IN CONTROL, YOU EAT." IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP HER FAMILY FIT, JOANNE LOOKS FOR HEALTHIER INGREDIENTS IN FOOD WHENEVER SHE CAN. BUT A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS IN STRESSFUL SITUATIONS, THAT MAY NOT BE AS HELPFUL AS YOU MIGHT THINK. "WHAT THIS TELLS US IS THAT STRESS REALLY DOES INTERACT WITH THE TYPE OF FOOD YOU'RE EATING." DOCTOR JANICE KIECOLT-GLASER (KEE-COLT GLAY-ZHUR) LED THE STUDY AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER. TO SEE HOW STRESS IMPACTS DIET, RESEARCHERS FED 58 WOMEN 2 DIFFERENT MEALS. "ONE WAS A MEAL THAT WAS HIGH IN SATURATED FAT, ANOTHER WAS HIGH OLEIC SUNFLOWER OIL, THAT'S A HEALTHIER OIL, OBVIOUSLY, THAN SATURATED FAT." AFTER WOMEN ATE THE MEAL WITH SATURATED FAT, BLOOD TESTS SHOWED THEIR INFLAMMATION LEVELS WERE HIGHER. AFTER THE HEALTHIER MEAL, THEY WERE LOWER. THEN, RESEARCHERS ADDED STRESS INTO THE EQUATION. "TO OUR SURPRISE, IF WOMEN HAD A STRESSOR THE DAY BEFORE THEIR MEAL, THE TYPE OF FAT DIDN'T MATTER." IN FACT, HEALTHIER TYPES OF FAT HAD NO BENEFIT FOR WOMEN WHO WERE STRESSED. THEIR INFLAMMATION MARKERS REMAINED ELEVATED. "THAT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE THOSE MARKERS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A VARIETY OF AGE-RELATED DISEASES LIKE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, DIABETES." AND IS EVEN LINKED TO SOME FORMS OF CANCER. SO, IF YOU WANT TO GET THE MOST OUT OF A HEALTHY DIET, A KEY INGREDIENT, EXPERTS SAY, IS MANAGING YOUR STRESS. AT OHIO STATE WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER, THIS IS CLARK POWELL REPORTING. THIS IS THE FIRST STUDY TO SHOW THAT STRESS CAN OFFSET THE BENEFITS OF HEALTHIER MONOUNSATURATED FATS -LIKE THOSE FOUND IN SUNFLOWER, OLIVE OR PEANUT OILS.

CLOSE
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. FOR BETSY JIBBEN AND MIKE HOFFMAN, I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY. HIGH STRENGTH STEEL FOR HIGH STRENGTH DEPENDABILITY, THE CHEVY SILVERADO IS THE OFFICIAL NEWS GATHERING VEHICLE OF AGDAY TELEVISION)

 

 

 

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