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Beef Buzz is a daily radio program on the Radio Oklahoma Network. Ron Hays keeps Oklahoma cattle producers up to speed on the latest livestock news.

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    NCBA Working to Keep GIPSA Rules in the Past

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022


    The USDA recently proposed new competition and market integrity rules under the Packers and Stockyards Act. Collectively referred to by the agriculture industry as the GIPSA rules, Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Colin Woodall talking about these regulations.

    NCBA's Colin Woodall Believes Beef is a Key Part of the Solution to Stamping out Hunger

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022


    This past week, the White House held its conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. One of those attending representing U.S. agriculture was the CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Colin Woodall.

    Federal Disaster Programs Available to Aid Producers in Forage Loss and Transportation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from Farm Director KC Sheperd’s conversation with Oklahoma State University Agricultural Economist, Amy Hagerman, talking about disaster programs available to help ag producers get through the drought.

    Congressman Frank Lucas Works to Exclude Farmers and Ranchers from SEC Climate Disclosure Rulemaking

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022


    In March of 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed the climate disclosure rule (The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors), which requires registrants to disclose information about direct greenhouse gas emissions, indirect greenhouse gas emissions from purchased electricity, or other forms...

    USDA's Proposed Regulations Under the Packers and Stockyards Act Raises Concerns from NCBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, got the chance to visit with Tanner Beymer, Senior Director of Government Affairs at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, talking about the USDA’s new proposed competition and market integrity rules under the Packers and Stockyards Act.

    Derrell Peel Believes Strong Incentives Coming for Cattle Producers Once We See Drought's End

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022


    With three quarters of 2022 almost behind us, as we enter the final quarter of this year, Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is back with Oklahoma State University Livestock Market Economist, Dr. Derrell Peel talking about the beef cow herd numbers.

    Derrell Peel Sees Beef Cow Culling to Set All-Time Record by the Fourth Quarter of 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is visiting with Oklahoma State University Livestock Market Economist, Dr. Derrell Peel, talking about the latest Cattle on Feed Report released by the USDA this past Friday.

    Integrity Beef Helping Producers Develop Value Added Cattle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is visiting with the Executive Director of Integrity Beef, Robert Wells, who has primarily been with the Noble Research Institute since 2005. Integrity beef is working with the American Farmland Trust to access a 30 million dollar grant under the climate-smart ag program.

    OCA's Michael Kelsey Likes Pond Cleanout and Drilling Water Wells as Possible Investments of Emergency Drought Funds

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Vice President, Michael Kelsey at the Emergency Drought Commission’s first meeting, talking about ideas for how relief funds may be used to aid producers.

    Iowa Cattleman Tells Lawmakers About Improvements Needed in EQIP and CRP

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


    Several agricultural leaders testified before a house ag subcommittee on conservation this week, including Shayne Wiese, who is a cattle producer from the state of Iowa. Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from Wiese during his testimony to the House Ag Committee this week on conservation.

    Beef Demand Remains Stronger than Anticipated Despite Stubborn Inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, visited with the Director and Senior Agricultural Economist at the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock talking about consumer trends and beef export numbers.

    As Drought Persists, Cow Herd Liquidation Continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is talking about cow herd liquidation with commentary from OSU’s Extension Livestock Market Economist, Dr. Derrell Peel and Bob Rodenberger with Stockman Oklahoman. “There is little doubt that the drought is accelerating the herd liquidation,” Peel said. “It started last year.

    Integrity Beef Receives Climate-Smart Ag Grant to Ensure Longevity and Sustainability of the American Ranch

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, had the chance to visit with Robert Wells from Integrity Beef, an alliance that simplifies cow/calf producer management decisions and increases the marketability of calves through the production of high-quality, uniform, value-stacked, preconditioned cattle. Dr.

    Hereford Breed Continues to Provide Value to Cattlemen as Demand Remains Strong

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, got the chance to visit with Chief Operating Officer and Director of Breed Improvement for the American Hereford Association, Shane Bedwell, talking about the state of the Hereford breed. “We have seen great demand here in the last few years,” Bedwell said.

    Consumers Keep Buying Beef, but Many Looking for Ways to Keep Cost Per Meal Affordable

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is visiting with Kansas State University Livestock Market Economist, Dr. Glynn Tonsor talking about beef demand.

    Decades of Work by Beef Industry Yields a Billion Dollars Monthly in Beef Exports

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is visiting with Kansas State University’s Extension Livestock Market Economist, Dr. Glynn Tonsor, talking about the latest market analysis in the beef industry.

    Biden Administration Hurries to Finish Their Finalized Rule on WOTUS- Ignoring Supreme Court Arguments in October

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is back again with NCBA Deputy Environmental Council for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Mary Thomas Hart, talking about Waters of the United States (WOTUS). Regarding the Sacket v.

    Mary Thomas Hart says Livestock Regulatory Protection Act is a Top Priority for NCBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is visiting with Deputy Environmental Council for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Mary Thomas Hart, talking about the Livestock Regulatory Protection Act.

    Cattlemen's Congress- The Mecca for Domestic and International Cattle Producers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is back with international consultant, PJ Budler, talking about hosting people from all around the world at the 2023 Cattlemen’s Congress.

    PJ Budler Working with Cattlemen's Congress to Make it a Premier Destination for International Cattle Producers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is talking with international consultant, PJ Budler, about making Cattlemen’s Congress the premier destination for international cattle producers. The pandemic made international travel to the United States very difficult for the first year of Cattlemen’s Congress.

    As Concerns Over China Rise, They Remain a Top Tier Destination for US Beef

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from Senior Director for International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association talking about China and U.S. Beef exports. Despite recent talk concerning U.S.

    ICYMI- OSU's Rosslyn Biggs talks Rural Vet Shortage Across the Country

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, featured comments several weeks ago from Farm Director KC Sheperd’s visit with Dr. Rosslyn Biggs of OSU talking about the veterinarian shortage in rural areas across the country.

    Beef. It's What's for Dinner. Remains a Top-Tier Brand to Consumers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022


    Today’s Beef Buzz is a special “best of” edition where Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is visiting with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Research, Jennifer Nealson talking about what beef marketing priorities are looking like going into the second half of the year and going...

    USDA Proposal on Electronic ID Tags Only for Animal Disease Traceback

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is back with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Director of Animal Health and Food Safety Policy, Chase DeCoite, talking about animal disease traceback.

    NCBA Supportive of Cattle Electronic ID System to Aid in Disease Traceability

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, visited with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Director of Animal Health and Food Safety Policy, Chase DeCoite, to talk about a possible mandatory electronic ID system for cattle in the future.

    OSU's Derrell Peel Sees Tighter Cattle Numbers Translating Into Falling Beef Production

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from Oklahoma State University Livestock Economist, Dr. Derrell Peel, talking on K-State’s Agriculture Today about higher beef prices ahead.

    FSA Administrator, Zach Ducheneaux, Working to Continuously Improve Assistance Programs for Cattle Producers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from the administrator of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Zach Ducheneaux, at the recent R-CALF USA annual meeting in Deadwood, South Dakota during his Q&A with the audience where he spoke about livestock provisions from the 2018 farm bill and what the FSA has been able to do...

    Jaymelynn Farney Provides Insight on Good Forage Options for Cattle Producers in Fall 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is back again today with Kansas State University associate professor and Beef Systems Specialist, Jaymelynn Farney talking about possible forage options for fall of 2022. One option for some late season forage for those who get some rain, Farney said, is forage sorghum.

    Cover Cropping a Valuable Strategy for Ranchers, says Jaymelynn Farney

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, had the chance to visit with Kansas State University associate professor and Beef Systems Specialist, Jaymelynn Farney talking about planting strategies to improve soil health and forage quality.

    Hay Supplies are Short and Likely to Get Worse, Says Cattle Marketer Bob Rodenberger

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, had the chance to visit with Bob Rodenberger, a partner with Stockman Oklahoma Livestock Marketing. Rodenberger and Greg Griffith have a commission firm at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and operate the Apache Auction market.

    Significant Decline in Female Numbers Coming in 2023 says Derrell Peel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022


    Ron Hays, Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, is back talking with Derrell Peel, OSU Livestock Market Economist on insights for cattle numbers going into 2023. Because the latest cattle on feed report was not a quarterly report, breakdown information between heifers and steers was not available.

    USDA August Cattle on Feed Report Run-Down with Derrell Peel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is talking with Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Market Economist, Derrell Peel, about the latest cattle on feed numbers in the USDA August Cattle on Feed Report released this past Friday.

    Upcoming Webinar to Educate Cattle Producers about the Newest Pest Threatening the Industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, visited with Chief Veterinary Officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Dr, Kathy Simmons about an upcoming webinar to provide cattle producers, state animal health officials, veterinarians and other industry stakeholders interested in learning how to identify the Asian longhorned tick...

    NCBA's Kent Bacus Says Beef Exports Looking Great in 2022- But There's Still Trade Challenges to Conquer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, visited with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Senior Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, giving an international trade update. “I think for us, we are very excited about the growth we have had in 2022,” Bacus said.

    Dr. Glenn Tonsor Sees Red Ink Disappearing Soon in His Latest Feedlot Closeouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from Kansas State University Extension Livestock Market Economist, Dr. Glynn Tonsor, talking about profitability and demand. Tonsor’s latest feedlot closeout numbers he has posted are showing better times ahead for the feedlot industry.

    Everyone Has a Role in Beef Sustainability, says Debbie Lyons-Blythe

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, got the chance to visit with Kansas rancher and chairlady of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Debbie Lyons-Blythe, talking about individual’s roles in beef sustainability regardless of their place in the beef value chain.

    OSU's Rosslyn Biggs talks Rural Vet Shortage Across the Country

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from Farm Director KC Sheperd’s visit with Dr. Rosslyn Biggs of OSU talking about the veterinarian shortage in rural areas across the country. When it comes to the reason for the veterinarian shortage, Biggs said there is not one simple answer to the question.

    Producer Owned Beef Processing Plant to Break Ground in Early 2023 in Amarillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from the new Executive Vice President of Producer Owned Beef, Cassie Fish, talking about the LLC and cooperative for a new beef processing facility in the Texas panhandle. The 670-million-dollar plant is proposed to be built just east of Amarillo on a 1,000-acre plot.

    NCBA Chief Veterinarian Kathy Simmons talks about a New Threat to Cattle Producers, the Asian Longhorned Tick

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, visits with the Chief Veterinary Officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Dr. Kathy Simmons as she talks about a new tick invading America that is causing problems for cattle producers and other livestock owners.

    Factors to Consider When Planning for Drought with Dr. Laura Goodman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is back talking with Oklahoma State University Extension Specialist for Rangeland and Ecology, Dr. Laura Goodman, about factors to consider when developing a plan for drought. “If we can come up with our plans before we are in this state, that is ideal,” Goodman said.

    OSU's Dr. Laura Goodman Provides Strategy for Optimizing Forage Growth in Dry Conditions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022


    As dry conditions persist, many producers are struggling with sustaining their usual cow herd numbers. Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, visits with Oklahoma State University Extension Specialist for Rangeland and Ecology, Dr. Laura Goodman, about pasture and range management strategies to optimize forage growth for the cow herd.

    OCA's Michael Kelsey says 2023 Farm Bill was Focus of NCBA Summer Business Meeting in Reno

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, talks about national policy issues pertaining to the cattle industry with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s Executive Vice President, Michael Kelsey.

    OCA's Michael Kelsey says 2023 Farm Bill was the Main Focus of NCBA Summer Business Meeting in

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, talks about national policy issues pertaining to the cattle industry with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s Executive Vice President, Michael Kelsey.

    OCA's Michael Kelsey Talks Key Policy After OCA Convention

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022


    The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s annual convention as well as the Reno NCBA summer business meeting have now wrapped up and a large part of those gatherings included the discussion of policy.

    Upcoming OCA Ranch Rodeo to Support Children's Miracle Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, features comments from Farm Director, KC Sheperd’s interview with the chair of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Ranch Rodeo, Weston Givens, talking about the upcoming event and its support for the Children’s Miracle Network. “It’s coming up quick,” Givens said.

    Tyler Cozzins says Inflation Environment May Be a Headwind for Beef Demand in the Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, features comments from agricultural economist at the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Tyler Cozzins, talking about beef demand and recent beef retail prices in the U.S. Cozzins says beef demand seems to be holding steady despite a very high plateau in current beef prices.

    Jennifer Nealson Working to Increase Effectiveness of Beef Checkoff Dollars

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is back with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Research, Jennifer Nealson, talking about her desire to work with the states and get the optimum performance out of Beef Checkoff dollars benefitting both producers and consumers.

    Beef Checkoff Focusses on Increasing Brand Awareness for Beef in Second Half of 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, visited with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Research, Jennifer Nealson talking about what her priorities are looking into the second half of the year and going into 2023.

    NCBA's Allison Rivera Shares Cattle Industry Priority List for 2023 Farm Bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022


    As we get closer to 2023, there are a lot of conversations going on within agricultural groups regarding what they want to see as a part of the 2023 farm bill.

    Reauthorization of LMR Remains a Top Priority for NCBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022


    While the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association summer business meeting is underway in Reno, Nev., Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, had the chance to visit with NCBA’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, Tanner Beymer. Beymer and Hays talk about the United States Congress and their involvement in cattle marketing issues.

    NCBA Emphasizes Importance of Risk Management for Producers in 2023 Farm Bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022


    Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, features comments from the Vice President of Government Affairs at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Ethan Lane, talking about risk management and farm policy. Some of the policies NCBA is working on right now include the 2023 Farm Bill priorities and risk management.

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