NNY BQA correction: Virtual training 7:00 – 8:30 pm not 7:00 – 8:30 am

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County will be working with Lewis, St. Lawrence & Clinton county Extensions to host a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training. Registration is $15.00 per person or $30.00 per farm. Payment is accepted at the chute-side training.

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a program focused on training cattle producers in management practices. The training is based on national guidelines and scientific research with the purpose of enhancing carcass quality and safety, thereby protecting the consumer confidence in our beef supply. Topics covered during the certification process include safe handling and use of health care products, safe animal handling, animal welfare and record keeping.

The BQA Training is a two-part series. Part 1 is an online classroom training on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 7:00pm-8:30pm, through ZOOM.

Part 2 will follow as a chute-side training offered in 4 different locations held on October 17th. Lewis: 2081 Thayer Hill Road Boonville, NY 13309 9:00am-11:00am, Jefferson: 24990 County Route 37 Carthage, NY 13619 from 1:00pm-3:00pm, St. Lawrence: 187 Douglas Road Norwood, NY 13668 from 10:00am-12:00pm and Clinton: 154 Angelville Road, Chazy, NY 12921 from 9:00am-11:00am. Pre-registration and masks will be required to attend the in-person, chute-side training.

Registration is required by October 15th. To register, visit https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/BQATraining_222.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Gabrielle Wormuth at 315-788-8450 ext 278 or email grw67@cornell.edu.

USDA adds $14 billion to COVID-19 agricultural assistance program

By Julie Larson Bricher on 9/18/2020. MeatingPlace.com

An additional $14 billion will bolster the federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) to help agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19, according to the Trump Administration and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

USDA will use funds available from the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act and CARES Act to support row crops, livestock, specialty crops, dairy, aquaculture and many additional commodities through the CFAP 2 program.

The CFAP 2 program provides financial assistance to producers to improve their ability to absorb increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. CFAP 2 payments will be made for price trigger commodities, flat-rate crops and sales commodities, the agency said.

For broilers and eggs, payments will be based on 75% of the producers’ 2019 production. Eligible beef cattle, hogs and pigs, and lambs and sheep payments will be based on the maximum owned inventory of eligible livestock, excluding breeding stock, on a date selected by the producer, between Apr. 16 and Aug. 31.

Producers can apply for assistance beginning Sept. 21. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 11. Additional information, application forms and other requirements can be found at farmers.gov/cfap.

NNY BQA training/certification offered.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County will be working with Lewis, St. Lawrence & Clinton county Extensions to host a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training. The lecture portion will offered virtually October 15, followed by chute side trainings at various locations. Details here. Registration is $15.00 per person or $30.00 per farm. Payment is accepted at the chute-side training.

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a program focused on training cattle producers in management practices. The training is based on national guidelines and scientific research with the purpose of enhancing carcass quality and safety, thereby protecting the consumer confidence in our beef supply. Topics covered during the certification process include safe handling and use of health care products, safe animal handling, animal welfare and record keeping.

 

Design Your Succession Plan

Four weekly Zoom sessions with CCE educators and professionals – including accountants and attorneys – will prepare you to envision, communicate, plan, write and shape the legacy of your family farm business.

When: 6:30pm-8:00pm on October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020
What: Remote course via Zoom with activities in an online learning platform between meetings
Cost: $60 per farm family, includes a workbook valued at $20
Registration: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/dsp_230
Registration deadline: September 30 to insure on-time delivery of the workbook.

Program details.

Board Sale Results, Empire Livestock, Sept 12, 2020

On Saturday September 12th, Empire Livestock Auction (Bath, NY) hosted the Central New York Board Sale in conjunction with their regularly scheduled feeder cattle special. The Central New York Board Sale is coordinated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Service. This year’s sale offered 301 head broken into 11 lots. Consignors retain a right of refusal in which 4 of the 11 lots were marked as “no sales.”
Demand was good despite 4 lots not being sold. All cattle consigned for the board sale received two rounds of modified live vaccine, were dewormed, and weaned. Most of these cattle are stocker cattle that have been running on grass pastures throughout the summer. Cattle are sold while on the farm with a schedule delivery period between October 1-15th. Cattle are USDA graded using USDA feeder cattle standards and sold on estimated weights. A 2% pencil shrink applies with a 4 cent slide for cattle weighing 25-50 lbs over the estimate and 6 cent slide for cattle weighing 50 lbs or move over the estimated weights.

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 and Empire Livestock – Bath

Results of the two auctions can be found here:

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Results of the Board Sale at Bath will be coming shortly.

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.”).

Reminder – BQA Webinars

All are invited to attend. These webinars will meet requirements for re-certification.

Examining The Effectiveness of your Vaccination Protocol Presented by: Rob Lynch, DVM & Dave Wilson, DVM Wednesday, September 16th 7:30 PM-8:30 PM

Pre-Weaning Calf Care Presented by: Michael Baker, PAS, PhD Wednesday, September 23rd 7:30 PM-8:30 PM

Direct Marketing Beef: Pre & Post Harvest Considerations Presented by: Lynn Bliven, Katherine Staiger & Jean O’Toole Wednesday, October 14th 7:30 PM– 8:30 PM

Registration information: BQA Webinar Series Flyer