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.”

 

Livestock Farmer Leasing Opportunity at Meadowland Farm

Historic Meadowland Farm in Clinton Corners, NY (Dutchess County) is looking to lease land to an entrepreneurial farmer eager to build a livestock business.

Our family owned farm is ideal for raising livestock as the 135-acre property has been completely re-fenced with page wire and includes several 10-20 acre segregated fenced/gated pastures. We have a large 8,000-10,000 square foot barn complex (and silo) that has been used in the past for animals as well as for hay/grain storage. The barnyard also has two moderately sized machine storage sheds. In the fields, we have several run-in sheds and smaller catch-pens/paddocks. There are two streams and a small pond supplying water. The pastures are high quality, having been continuously grazed/hayed for decades. Equipment is available for use and includes: tractors, haying equipment, cone seeder, cultivation implements, and a mobile chicken house.

The livestock operation would complement our existing vegetable/fruit operation which is operated by two very congenial and experienced farmers who are devoted to bio-dynamic methods and who are eager to work alongside a flourishing livestock operation. We would place a premium on candidates for the livestock operation who share an interest in bio-dynamic practices.

Meadowland Farm is highly regarded in the local community and we market to CSA members, farmers markets, and restaurant customers. Our roadside store has also been an attractive outlet for selling meat, eggs, and vegetables produced on the farm.

Meadowland Farm’s owners are experienced and fully aware of the challenges involved in farming and have strived to offer a supportive environment for farmers eager to pursue their passions. Candidates who bring a seriousness of purpose, a thoughtful business plan, and a congenial personality will find that Meadowland Farm can offer low cost land access and a highly supportive environment in return.

Those wishing to apply, should send a resume and cover letter to: Judah@Meadowlandfarmny.com.

Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange Feeder Calf Sale Report

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Albany, NY Sun Oct 29, 2017 USDA – Cornell University

Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange Special Feeder Sale – Canandaigua, NY
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for Saturday, October 28, 2017

*** Next Feeder Special will be Nov 4, 2017 @ 10:00am ***

Today Last Sale Year Ago
Receipts: 901 756 N/A

Compared to the last sale, Feeder steers 300-500 lbs sold 10.00-12.00 higher, 500-700 lbs sold 4.00-6.00 higher, 700-900 lbs sold 15.00-20.00 higher, 900-1000 lbs sold 1.00-2.00 higher. Holstein steers sold 20.00 lower on a very light test. Feeder heifers 200-600 lbs sold mostly steady, 600-900 lbs sold 8.00-10.00 higher. Feeder bulls 200-400 lb sold 15.00- 20.00 lower while all other weight classes sold mostly steady. Cattle supply good. Demand good. Feeder cattle supply consisted of 51 percent steers, 2 percent Holstein Steers, 38 percent heifers, 9 percent bulls, with 28 percent weighing over 600 lbs. Cattle supply consisted of 430 steers, 342 heifers, and 129 bulls. All prices per cwt.

For full report 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.”

PROFITABLE MEAT MARKETING – Nov 2 in Oneonta

PROFITABLE MEAT MARKETING
Matt LaRoux, Meat Marketing Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension
November 2, 2017 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Foothills Performing Arts Center – Oneonta, NY
Cost is Free – Dinner will be provided.

In the workshop, you will learn how to develop your farm’s marketing strategy and how to set specific marketing objectives to make your job easier. In addition to marketing tips, you’ll learn about Cornell Cooperative Extension’s NEW Meat Price Calculator. The calculator uses your farm’s data to develop pricing for meat sold by the hanging weight or by the cut. It accounts for processing and marketing costs, allows you to build in a profit, then lets you adjust the pricing of each cut until you reach your goal. Finally, you will learn more about navigating the MeatSuite, a free website to help your farm reach consumers seeking local meat in bulk.

For more information, please contact:corey@cadefarms.org

This workshop is part of our Farm and Food Business Incubator (FFBI) program for new and developing farm and food entrepreneurs. For more about the program and other workshops, please visithttp://www.cadefarms.org/incubator/
Thank You
Corey Luchetta
Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE)
Farm and Food Business Manager
www.cadefarms.org
(607) 433-2545

You might be a rancher if….

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself with this Twitter feed (source https://www.drovers.com/node/4235):

#YouMightBeARancher if:

you pull out your calving book to argue with your wife’s doctor about her due date
— JLazyS Chyenne (@JLazySAngus) October 18, 2017

part of your hairstyle involves alfalfa glitter sprinkles every morning
— stephanie stray cow (@surfingkelpie) October 18, 2017

you have no problems cleaning up afterbirth but cringe at having to touch ground beef/pork to make meatballs
— Maaike (@BirnamPork) October 18, 2017

every financial decision you make is equated to how many cows you’ll have to run to pay for it
— JLazyS Chyenne (@JLazySAngus) October 18, 2017

you go on a date and the passenger doesn’t get the gate, they don’t get a second date
— JLazyS Chyenne (@JLazySAngus) October 18, 2017