Feeder calf prices up

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Albany, NY Sun Dec 003, 2017 USDA – Cornell University

Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange Special Feeder Sale – Canandaigua, NY
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for December 2, 2017

*** Next Feeder Special will be Jan 6, 2018 @ 10:00am ***

Today Last Sale Year Ago
Receipts: 1201 869 N/A

Compared to the last sale, Feeder steers sold mostly 4.00-6.00 higher. Feeder heifers sold mostly 10.00-12.00 higher. Feeder bulls sold mostly 9.00-10.00 higher. Cattle supply heavy. Demand moderate. Feeder cattle supply consisted of 44 percent steers, 4 percent Holsteins, 40 percent heifers, 12 percent bulls, with 21 percent weighing over 600 lbs. Cattle supply consisted of 510 steers, 479 heifers, and 212 bulls. All prices per cwt.

For details on this report and others in New York go to  https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-and-grain-list-reports.

Funded by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets project “Stocker cattle: Using underutilized grasslands to improve economic viability of the Southern Tier while providing viable careers for beginning farmers.”

Current prices

Quite often I have been asked what happened to the cattle market? Their perception is that the market is depressed. The truth is quite the opposite. Compared to last year, all beef prices are up. I think that folks are still comparing to 2014 – which we all know was a perfect storm for high prices and not likely to occur again anytime soon. I have attached a report from the Daily Livestock Reporter. This is a daily pub that provides very useful information. If not subscribed, I encourage you to do so (http://www.dailylivestockreport.com/). Unless you are interested in hogs, skip to the second page and you will find price data. Given the increased supply of beef, pork and chicken, the market is holding together quite nicely.

For local prices go to https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-and-grain-list-reports.  From here you can find recent prices, but you can also search the archive for prices up to one year ago. On the left side of the page you will see the option to “Search Market News”. From there enter the Code of the report you are looking for and click “Go”. For example if you wanted to find what feeder calf prices in Gouverneur were in 2016, use the Code KT LS 750.

 

Dairy Beef Quality Assurance and F.A.R.M. program compliance

Our local dairy men and women work diligently to produce top quality milk in our region. In addition to milk, quality beef is also an income stream being marketed with the sale of dairy cull cows. Don’t leave money on the table, make plans to attend the Dairy Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training to learn techniques and management practices that will assist you in consistently providing both quality beef and milk to the consumers’ grocery cart. This training opportunity also serves as a way to achieve F.A.R.M. Program compliance. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Dairy BQA Training Event Details:
Date: Saturday December 9th 2017
Time: 10:00am Start Time
Location: Taylwind Farm 1680 Marshall Rd. Cassville, NY 13318
Cost: $10.00
BQA Training Instructors: Dr. Mike Baker and Dr. Steve Burton, D.V.M.

To register please contact Marylynn Collins at CCE Oneida at 315-736-3394 ext. 132 or by email at mrm7@cornell.edu. Reservations are required and necessary in order to contact participants in the event of cancellations or changes. Please RSVP by 12/ 6/2017

Census of Ag. Beef Producers: there is strength in numbers – make sure you are counted!

The Census of Agriculture is a Producer’s Voice, Future, and Opportunity.

In December farmers and ranchers across the nation will receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Producers can mail in their completed census form, or respond online via the improved web questionnaire. The online questionnaire has been revised extensively to make it more convenient for producers. Conducted once every five years, the census of agriculture is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them; it is the only source of uniform, comprehensive, and impartial agriculture data for every state and county in the nation. Farmers and ranchers, trade associations, government, extension educators, researchers, and many others rely on census of agriculture data when making decisions that shape American agriculture – from creating and funding farm programs to boosting services for communities and the industry. The census of agriculture is a producer’s voice, future, and opportunity. For more information about the 2017 Census of Agriculture, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call (800) 727-9540.

Feeder Calf Prices – Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, Nov 11

Albany, NY Sun Nov 12, 2017 USDA – Cornell University

Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange Special Feeder Sale – Canandaigua, NY
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for November 11, 2017

*** Next Feeder Special will be Dec 2, 2017 @ 10:00am ***

Today Last Sale Year Ago
Receipts: 869 485 N/A

Compared to the last sale, Number 1 Feeder steers 200-700 lbs sold 3.00-4.00 lower,
heavy steers, 700-900 lbs sold 13.00-15.00 lower. Number 1 Feeder heifers sold
15.00-20.00 lower. Number 1 Feeder bulls sold moslty 13.00-15.00 lower. Cattle
supply heavy. Demand moderate. Feeder cattle supply consisted of 40 percent steers,
44 percent heifers, 16 percent bulls, with 37 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
Cattle supply consisted of 364 steers, 357 heifers, and 148 bulls. Full Report, or go to https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-and-grain-list-reports.

Funded by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets project “Stocker cattle: Using underutilized grasslands to improve economic viability of the Southern Tier while providing viable careers for beginning farmers.”

Meat Marketing Meetings

Attention beef, pork, lamb and goat producers!

In order to stay in business as producers, we need to learn how to produce a consistent product for our consumers to continue to come back year after year. Currently in our industry, producers do not set themselves apart from others. In order to continue to be profitable this is what producers need to start doing. Mackenzie Waro will discuss different outlets for your end product and Ashley McFarland will discuss how to produce the quality consistent product to sell.

While there is no charge for attending, we ask that you pre-register so we can contact you in the event of cancellation or rescheduling. Registration due by November 22, 2017

The program will be presented in multiple locations on multiple dates. More information.

Register by calling CCE Herkimer at (315) 866-7920 or emailing herkimer@cornell.edu or online at http://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php. Be sure to indicate which meeting you wish to attend.

 

Improved Meat Marketing for Small Scale and Direct Marketing Farms in the Northeast

Improved Meat Marketing for Small Scale and Direct Marketing Farms in the Northeast
PART II. Creating Measurable Marketing Objectives

Matthew LeRoux, Agriculture Marketing Specialist
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ithaca, NY

In Part I, we discussed how a marketing strategy can make the farm’s investments in marketing more effective. In essence, strategy is a technique to improve the rate of gross sales per hour of labor spent on marketing. A second technique is to set specific and measurable marketing objectives. Objectives aid the farm in planning, decision making, and execution of marketing activities. Read more.

Feeder Calf Prices – Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, Nov 4

Compared to the last sale, Number 1 Feeder steers 500-600 lbs sold 7.00 higher, 600-700 lbs sold 15.00 higher, 700-800 lbs sold 10.00 higher, 800-900 lbs sold 7.00 higher. Number 2 Feeder Steers sold mostly 6.00-8.00 higher. Holstein steers sold 10.00 lower on a very light test. Number 1 Feeder heifers 300-500 lbs sold 9.00-10.00 higher, 500-900 lbs sold 6.00-7.00 higher. Numer 2 Feeder Heifers sold mostly steady. Number 1 Feeder bulls sold moslty 10.00-12.00 higher. Number 2 Feeder Bulls 200-400 lbs sold 9.00 higher, 400-600 lbs sold 15.00-18.00 higher. Cattle supply low. Demand good. Feeder cattle supply consisted of 43 percent steers, 4 percent Holstein steers, 36 percent heifers, 17 percent bulls, with 28 percent weighing over 600 lbs. Cattle supply consisted of 225 steers, 179 heifers, and 81 bulls. Full report FLLE_Nov_4_2017.

Additional price information can be found at https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-and-grain-list-reports.

Funded provided by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets project “Stocker cattle: Using underutilized grasslands to improve economic viability of the Southern Tier while providing viable careers for beginning farmers.”