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BQA Transportation Certification – Gouverneur

Hi Folks, Adrian Armpriester will be at the BQAT meeting to talk about what the DOT requires for safely compliance. Its a good chance to get your DOT questions answered. Mike Baker will be there, too, covering handling and other topics. Please join us – its FREE and dinner is included. Please let me know if you plan to attend so we have enough food for everyone. This is a 3 year certification.

BQA – Transportation
Friday January 31, 2020
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Davis Livestock Sale Barn
925 State Rt 11, Gouverneur, NY
Free – Dinner included!

Registration details

Feeder Auction Results – Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange

Compared to the last sale Number 1 Feeder Steers sold 15.00-25.00 higher. Number 1 Feeder Heifers sold 18.00-20.00 higher. Number 1 Feeder Bulls sold 10.00-20.00 higher. Supply light. Demand good. Supply included: 100% Feeder  Cattle (38% Steers, 44% Heifers, 18% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 26%.

Full report.

Additional NYS cattle auction prices can be found at:

(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.”).

Management Strategies for Beef Heifers – Penn State Extension

Join us for Management Strategies for Beef Heifers to learn new strategies to improve growth and reproductive performance of replacement beef heifers. Dr. Reinaldo Cooke, an Associate Professor of Beef Cattle Production, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, will be speaking at several free workshops throughout Pennsylvania.

Registration deadline: Feb 14.


Tue., Feb. 18, 2020
(6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)


York County 4-H Center
771 Stoverstown Rd.
York, PA 17408

Dr. Reinaldo Fernandes Cooke is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Cooke’s academic program is geared toward addressing the needs of the Texas, US, and worldwide beef industries. Dr. Cooke coordinates the Texas A&M Industrial Beef Cattle Academy. His research efforts focus on management strategies to improve productive efficiency in beef cattle operations, including nutrition, health, growth, and reproductive responses in Bos indicus and Bos taurus cattle.

Register here.


Stocker cattle could be a good bet in 2020

Time to start planning: Heading into spring, summer grazing programs should take note of the feeder cattle futures board. The feeder cattle contract for both August and September 2020 is above $155 per cwt, which for many summer grazing programs would translate to a nice profit.

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Beef Farm Account Books – the place to start to get you business on a profitable track.

The Cornell Beef Farm Account Book is once again available for $10 each. The accounting record book is designed specifically for beef producers. A complete and accurate set of financial records helps producers develop accurate tax returns but as important gives them the data to analyze their business. Using this accounting record book the farm manager will have the data needed to complete the Beef Farm Business Summary. The Farm Business Summary is a confidential analysis of business records to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the beef enterprise. This allows for better decision making to increase farm profitability.

To purchase a copy of the Cornell Beef Farm Account Book, contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension Livestock Educator,  or Tom Gallagher, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Albany County,, 518- 765-3500.

To learn more about participating in the Beef Farm Business Summary, contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension Livestock Educator or Mike Baker, Beef Extension Specialist, 114 Morrison Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, 607-255-5923,

NY Beef Producer’s Association Annual Conference

**New Dates/Location — This year’s conference will be held on February 7-9, 2020, at the Embassy Suites Syracuse-Destiny USA.

1) Check out the schedule for the weekend here and send in your conference registration form by January 20th to avoid a late fee.

2) Don’t delay in booking your room — book by January 15th to receive our discounted group rate.

3) If you would like to take part in the Forage Sample hands-on session, your Forage Sample Submission Form must be sent to Dairy One by January 15th (to ensure they can process it and have the results for you at the conference).

For all information on this not to be missed conference go to