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                     CATTLE NUMBERS DOWN,                                   EPA TO BEGIN                      tional boundaries for farmers
                    PRICES PROJECTED HIGHER                                 continued from page 3             and ranchers who adhered to
         According to Oklahoma  cyclical peak of 102.8 million              Obama administration wa-          Supreme Court precedent,
                                                                                                              empowered states to manage
      State University Extension  head in July 2018. The July               ters of the U.S. (WOTUS)          water bodies, solidified im-
      Livestock Marketing Spe- beef cow inventory was 31.4                  rule. Next, EPA plans to do       portant agricultural exemp-
      cialist Derrell Peel, the lat- million head, down 2% from             a second rulemaking to de-        tions and eliminated federal
      est cattle on feed report in- 2020 and 3.1% from the 2018             velop  definitions  to  redefine   control over isolated water
      dicates the feedlot segment  cyclical peak of 32.4 million            “waters of the U.S.” Although     bodies that do not contribute
      finally has moved  past the  head.  The estimated 2021                EPA stated it wants input on      to downstream water qual-
      cyclical bulge of cattle num- calf crop is 35.1 million head,         both parts of the rulemaking      ity. It is likely that any new
      bers and should be operating  down marginally from last               plan, it is clear the outreach    rulemaking will broaden fed-
      with declining numbers for  year, but 3.3% lower than                 sessions are not meant to in-     eral jurisdiction and undo
      the foreseeable future.  The  the 2018 peak of 36.3 million           form the agency as to wheth-      the certainty NWPR provid-
      July 1 feedlot inventory was  head.                                   er it should or should not re-    ed. KLA and NCBA will work
      down 816,000 head from the            Peel said the overall mes-      tain the current NWPR, but        aggressively against the re-
      February peak, a decrease of  sage from these  two reports            only to seek input on how to      peal of NWPR. However, if
      6.7%.  The  on-feed total for  is that declining numbers              change the definitions in the     it is repealed, both organiza-
      July was 11.29 million head,  are improving cattle market             second part of the rulemak-       tions will work to ensure that
      down 1.3% from last year and  conditions for the remain-              ing.                              any revisions respect private
      1.7% compared to 2019. June  der of the year, into 2022                 Previously, KLA and NCBA        property rights.
      placements were 1.67 million  and beyond. He indicated                worked with the Trump ad-
      head, down 7.1% from 2020  fourth-quarter              prices    for  ministration to craft NWPR,  KLA
      and 5.2% from June 2019.           calves, feeder and fed cattle      which provided clear jurisdic-
         USDA also recently re- currently are projected to av-
      leased the July cattle report,  erage 8% to 12% higher year           WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF WOTUS FOR FARMERS?
      which showed numbers con- over year. However, Peel did                        Court rules Trump’s water rule to stay in effect
      tinue to decline. Peel said  warn that profitability likely                    while new administration formulates how to
      this possibly is aggravated  will be tempered by higher                                   regulate water features.
      by additional liquidation re- input costs, including sharply
      sulting from the drought in  higher prices for feed grains                                       By Jacqui Fatka
      the western U.S.  The esti- and supplements.                            The U.S. District Court  lengthy rulemaking process,”
      mated July 1 inventory of all      KLA                                in South Carolina recently  Yager says.
      cattle  and calves was 100.9                                          dismissed a challenge to the         Ellen  Steen, American
      million head, down 1.3% year                                          Navigable Waters  Protec- Farm Bureau Federation
      over year and 1.9% from the                                           tion Rule written during the  general counsel and secre-
                                                                            Trump administration and  tary,  says,  “We are pleased              1   0  1  0  2  , 0  3   r e  b   m   e t p   e S   n a     m   e l t t a C   t s e    w   d i M     e  h  T
       BSE Clinic Time                                                      granted a remand without  that Judge Hendricks made
                                                                            vacatur, ensuring the rule  the right decision to keep the
                                                                            remains in effect until the  Navigable Waters Protection
       By Eldon Cole, University of Missouri Extension                      Biden administration final- Rule in place while the agen-
                                                                            izes a new rule. Agricultural  cies consider any revisions to
        Has your bull had a breeding       We’ve  scheduled  four  clinics  of  cows  keep  coming  back  in  progeny differences (EPDs) and
                                                                            groups are engaged in liti-
       soundness  exam  (BSE) since  where  you  can  get  your  bulls  heat.  There  are  no  other  out- the rule. Farmers and ranch-
                                                                                                               breeding programs or whatever
                                                                            gation across the country to  ers care about clean water
       you pulled him from the breed-    completely  examined,  given  ward signs of trich in the bull  is on your mind. Ed Trotter with
       ing pasture this summer? Fer-     parasite control treatment and  or cow for that matter. and  are  and preserving the land, and
                                                                            defend  the NWPR
                                                                                                               Pfizer will be at some of the clin-
                                                                                                               ics  with  information  on  their
       tility and breeding ability can  vaccinated and be ready to turn     pleased with this key  legal  the current rule brought clar-
                                                                                                               DNA evaluation program.
       fluctuate in bulls from year-to-   out  if  everything  checks  out   victory,  yet  recognize  more  ity to those efforts.”
                                                                             Here are the dates and loca-
       year  and  season-to-season.  If  okay. In addition, if you’d like,  tions of our fall clinics.          Call the above veterinary of-
                                                                            work remains as the new ad-
                                                                                                               fices for your appointment time.
       you’ve preg checked your cows  they can check your bull for the      ministration forges ahead on      Mixed signals
       and found several open, it just  sexually  transmitted  disease,     making its own mark on reg-          Don  Parrish, American
                                                                             October 11 - Barry County Vet  Of course, there’s a limit to the
       might  be  cause  to  check  him  trichomoniasis. Trich is on the  Services, Cassville                 Farm Bureau Federation se-
                                                                                                               number of bulls the clinics can
                                                                            ulating water.
       out.                              rise in this part of the world. It’s   Contact: Dr. Voyd Brown, 847- nior director of regulatory
                                                                                                               accept so you may need to pick a
                                                                              National Cattlemen’s Beef
                                                                                                               different time and/or a different
                                         suspected when a large number  2677                                  relations, says the  new ad-
                                                                            Association Chief Environ-
                                                                                                               veterinarian. It’s just important
                                                                            mental Counsel Scott  Yager       ministration has communi-
                                                                                                              cated mixed signals in how it
                                                                             October 12 - Kent Veterinary  to have your bulls checked out.
        Buffalo Livestock Market                                            says the NWPR is a major          plans to adapt NWPR. In ac-
                                                                            Clinic, Billings
                                                                                                                A survey of cow-calf farms in
                                                                            improvement to what he
                                                                             Contact Dr. Harvey Kent, 744- tion taken in June announc-
                                                                            called the “widely overreach-      24 states in 2008 showed that
                                                                                                               about 25% do a semen evalua-
          Special   Cattle Sale                     Special      Sheep      ing 2015 Waters of the Unit-      ing their intent to change the
                                                                                                               tion on their bulls before turn-
        Vaccinated    Every                        Stock Cow      &         ed States” – known as the         rule from the EPA and Army
                                                                             October 13 - Dake Veterinary  out. I doubt if we’re that high
                                    Watch our                  Goat Sale                                      Corps of Engineers, the agen-
                                                                            Clinic, Miller
                                                                                                               in  southwest  Missouri.  The
           Cattle    Saturday     sale live on the   & Bull Sale            Obama-era WOTUS rule.             cies spent a number of pages
                                                                              “NCBA has long fought
                                                                                                               October BSE clinics in the past
                                    Internet at
           Sale     12:00 Noon                          Contact: Dr. Chuck Dake, 452-    talking about the cumula-
                                                   3rd Tuesday  4th Tuesday  to  protect  private  property    few years have found more prob-
         2nd Sat. of   Selling all classes                                  rights and oppose the unnec-      tive cascading impacts of the
                                                                                                               lems with bulls than the clinics
         Each Month   of cattle                                                                               Navigable Waters Protection
                                                                            essary expansion of federal       Rule without really any kind
                                                                             October 14 - Countryside Ani-
                                                                                                               in  March.  Hot  weather  could
                                                                            jurisdiction over isolated and    of substantial data to back
                                                                                                               be more of a problem than cold
                                                                            mal Clinic, Aurora
                                                                             Contact: Dr. Mike Bloss, 678-
             Lyle Caselman - Owner-Manager: 417-345-7876 • Mobile: 417-533-2944  temporary water features.     when it comes to bull fertility. It
                Leon Caselman - Owner: 417-345-4514 • Mobile: 417-588-6185  This decision is a victory for    that up and also talked about
                                                                                                               could even be from fescue toxins
                                                                                                               consumed or a combination of
                      Call Lyle or Leon to find out what we can do for you:  America’s cattle producers,      gaps in protection, Parrish
                                                                             Besides the BSE, I will be at  factors.
            Danny Cross 417-576-5461 • John Sanwald 417-588-9113 • Bobby Cole 573-674-3131   ensuring regulatory certain-  explains.
                                                                            the clinics to answer questions,
                                                                            ty while the Biden adminis-          “Rather than being bal-
                        Barn 417-345-8122                                   tration moves through the                       continued on page 12
                                                                            discuss  bull  sales,  expected
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