Feeder Auction Results – Empire Cherry Creek, Dec 11.

Special Note: ***Next Monthly Feeder Special Sale is Wednesday, January 22, 2020***

Compared to last month’s feeder special sale, Feeder Cattle under 600 lbs sold steady on a light test. Other Feeder Cattle not tested. Replacement Cattle not tested. Demand was moderate. Supply included: 67% Feeder Cattle (25% Steers, 1% Dairy Steers, 42% Heifers, 32% Bulls); 33% Replacement Cattle (81% Bred Cows, 13% Bred Heifers, 6% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 19%.

Full report

Additional NYS cattle auction prices can be found at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/feeder-and-replacement-cattle-auctions#NewYork.

(Funds to support the NYS Market News program come from 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.”).

Feeder Auction Results – Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange

Special Note: Next Feeder Cattle Special Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 9:00am.

Compared to the last sale Number 1 Feeder Steers sold mostly steady. Number 1 Feeder Heifers sold mostly Steady – 2.00 lower. Number 1 Feeder Bulls sold 5.00-10.00 lower. Supply heavy. Demand moderate. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (47% Steers, 45% Heifers, 8% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 24%.

Cattle marked “Value Added” were those with documentation following NY Beef Producer’s Association vaccination and weaning protocol (http://www.nybpa.org/) or single source reputation cattle with similar health management protocols.

Full report.

Additional NYS cattle auction prices can be found at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/feeder-and-replacement-cattle-auctions#NewYork.

(Funds to support the NYS Market News program come from 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.”).

CNY calves sell tomorrow

Good Evening,

We wanted to remind  you tomorrow is  sale day.  The Central NY feeder Calf Sale, December 6th, 2019 at 2pm will be held live at the Herkimer CCE office in Herkimer, NY( 5657 State Route 5, Herkimer NY).
This is a tele-auction so you do not need to be present for the time of the sale, you may bid via phone or online, but must register to bid. All our lots of feeder calves are  posted on Kent Auctioneer Inc. website. This year we have a total of 72 calves. The delivery will be the following week December 14th, 2019  and our delivery location will be the Unadilla Sale Barn, in Unadilla NY.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get ahold of me, my contact information is below as well as the link to both our vaccination protocol for our calves as well as the link to the auctioneer site.

http://blogs.cornell.edu/beefcattle/eventsprograms/ny-feeder-calf-pool-marketing-program/

http://www.williamkentinc.com/

We hope to see you there or online,
Ashley M. McFarland
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Central NY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team
Regional Livestock Specialist P.A.S.
5657  State Route 5
Herkimer, NY 13350
https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/
Office : 315 866 7920
Cell: 315 604 2156

Am2876@cornell.edu

Calf prices predicted to increase in 2020

According to several sources:

• Bred heifers retained as replacements has declined 2%.
• Heifer slaughter is up 7%.
• Cow slaughter is up 3%.

University of Tennessee livestock economist Andrew Griffith states “I think what finally happened is prices just convinced people not to retain those heifers. There’s not a lot of ranchers making money at the price we’ve seen for calves this fall.”

Other factors:

• Beef imports have declined 6%.
• Feed prices are expected to be lower.

2020 feeder calf price projections:
• +$10/cwt. (Glen Tonsor, KSU).
• +3% to 5% (Nalivka, Sterling Marketing).

Tonsor and Nalivka both caution that current consumer demand is good but a recession and/or a change in demand for pork by the Chinese could change the picture quickly.

Sources
BEEF Magazine. “As the cycle turns: Heifer retention rates hit the skids.” Nevil Speer
Drovers 12/1/2019. “Tighter Cattle Supplies Will Boost 2020 Prices.” Greg Henderson

 

 

CNY Feeder Calf Auction this Friday!

We did end up with 14 lots, 3 of these lots are from Jefferson County producers.
The total for the sale is 72 calves:
• 46 heifers
• 26 steers
24 of the total animals are located up in the North Country. ( 5 Heifers, 19 steers from two farms )

A change we wanted to let everyone know is we will be hosting the actual sale on Friday December 6th, 2019 at 2pm at the Herkimer County CCE office instead of the Otsego county CCE office due to phone clarity and video of the sale. Herkimer has recently invested in a large television to watch webinars/ conference calls like this on.

You can also bid online. For more details go to: CNY Feeder Cattle Auction.

Empire-Bath Feeder Auction results

Compared to the last report, Feeder Steers sold 10.00-15.00 lower except Number 1 Feeder Steers not tested. Feeder Dairy Steers under 600 lbs sold 15.00 higher, over 600 lbs sold 3.00 lower on a light test. Feeder Heifers sold steady to 10.00 higher except Number 1 Feeder Heifers not tested. Feeder Bulls sold 10.00 lower. Short Bred Replacement Cows sold 100.00 higher. Bred Replacement Cows sold 70.00 lower. Springer Replacement Cows not tested. Other Replacement Cattle not tested. Demand was moderate. Supply included: 76% Feeder Cattle (31% Steers, 12% Dairy Steers, 37% Heifers, 21% Bulls); 24% Replacement Cattle (61% Bred Cows, 25% Cow-Calf Pairs, 14% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 27%.

Full report.

Additional NYS cattle auction prices can be found at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/feeder-and-replacement-cattle-auctions#NewYork.

(Funds to support the NYS Market News program come from 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.”).

Cover Crop Survey

Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:06 PM
Subject: Help Improve Cover Crop Incentive Programs!

Cornell University, with support from Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), is conducting an external assessment of cover crop incentive programs in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. The assessment is based on farmer feedback so they are seeking fruit, vegetable, field crop, grain, and mixed crop-livestock producers to take their 5-10 minute survey. You do not need to have experience with cover crops to participate.

The goal is to identify how cover crop incentive programs can be improved to better suit farmer needs. Key findings from the survey will be shared widely and communicated directly to local, state, and federal program administrators.

Please click here to fill out the survey:
https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_41vvNzqOIAQTmyF

Feeder prices – going in right direction

CattleFax has some encouraging news. Price of feeder calves have increased since September. They are expected to continue to gain strength through December, hold steady Feb/March then increase again in March. USDA Market News Data in New York, https://www.ams.usda.gov/…/feeder-and-replacement-cattle-au…
shows similar trends. On Sept 9 five weight M/L 1 steers at Finger Lakes Livestock brought 1.27/lb and declined 6% through Oct 19 to 1.15/lb. Since Oct 19 same weight feeder steers have increased 10% to Nov 9 at $1.28/lb. Selling in December or if you know your cattle, retaining ownership may be wise options.