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Empire Cherry Creek Feeder Auction Results

Compared to last month’s Special Feeder Sale, Number 1 Steers over 700 lbs sold steady to 5.00 lower on a light test, other Number 1 Steers not tested; Number 1-2 Steers sold steady to 20.00 lower; Number 2 Steers sold steady to 10.00 lower. Holstein Steers over 800 lbs sold steady on a light test; other Holstein Steers not tested. Number 1 Heifers not tested; Number 1-2 Heifers sold steady to 10.00 higher; Number 2 Heifers sold 20.00 higher on a light test. Feeder Bulls sold steady on a light test. Demand was moderate. Supply included: 97% Feeder Cattle (38% Steers, 6% Dairy Steers, 35% Heifers, 20% Bulls); 3% Replacement Cattle (100% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 42%.

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.”).

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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.”

Empire Cherry Creek Special Dairy Replacement Auction

Compared to last month’s Dairy Heifer Special Sale, Fresh and Short Bred Cows sold weak; Bred Cows not tested; Springing Cows sold steady. Short Bred Heifers sold firm; Springing and Bred Heifers sold steady. Jersey/Crossbred Dairy Heifers sold steady to 100.00 higher. Open Heifers sold steady to 50.00 lower. Jersey/Crossbred Open Heifers sold steady to 100.00 higher. Dairy Bulls under 600 lbs sold steady to 50.00 lower; 600-900 lbs not tested; over 900 lbs sold steady to 100.00 lower. Jersey/Crossbred Dairy Bulls under 900 lbs sold steady; over 900 lbs not tested. Today’s report includes the monthly Dairy Heifer Special Sale, a herd dispersal and  consignments. Supply included: 100% Replacement Dairy Cattle (5% Fresh/Milking Cows, 8% Bred Cows, 26% Bred Heifers, 48% Open Heifers, 13% Bulls).

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.”).

USDA AMS unveils new market reporting service

USDA Market News publishes market information, like price and volume, for hundreds of agricultural commodities. USDA Market News information promotes market transparency and gives farmers and businesses the tools they need to make informed business decisions.

Its latest data platform, Market Analysis & Reporting Services (MARS), provides current and historical data through its public-facing website, My Market News.

My Market News improves the quality, customization, and accessibility of Market News data. It gives you faster and greater access to detailed data sets and reports in one easy to use tool. My Market News provides endless opportunities for data analysis.

You can still go directly to the New York Market reports, however note that the address has changed. Please be sure to update your bookmarks.

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.”)

Key points about MARS:

  • Market Analysis and Reporting Service (MARS) is a new data collection tool developed to improve the quality, customization, and accessibility of Market News data. You can access MARS through its public facing website, My Market News.
  • My Market News gives you faster and greater access to market information, like price and volume data, in numerous formats.
    • You can access qualitative market data in a searchable database, and you still have access to our standard reports that so many in the industry rely upon, like the National Feeder & Stocker Cattle Summary.
    • You can now pull data from several reports simultaneously, and easily download the customized data directly into Excel.
    • You can use the built-in Application Programming Interface (API) for gathering large data sets. After a one-time setup, the API delivers market information right to your inbox without the need to do anything else.
  • This new platform gives you more tools and endless opportunities for data analysis through customization and personalization of Market News data.
  • My Market News is your one-stop shop for cattle auction data.
  • Livestock Mandatory Reporting data will continue to be available through the existing portal, until we transition it over to My Market News in the next few years.
  • Below is a webinar link that gives a brief overview of the My Market News Site which is connected to the MARS database.https://zoom.us/recording/play/63Ulv1Ov6lLCoHA27lcFTbBn0h7gyqhNuKP-W_nI6aGCbQzdGDZ9SbaXw5W_ZJFV?startTime=1552489666000

A brochure explaining the features of MARS can be found here.

Empire Bath Feeder Auction Results

Empire Livestock Auction – Bath, NY
AMS Livestock, Poultry, & Grain Market News
New York Dept of Ag Mrkt News Mon May 13, 2019

Special Note: Next Feeder Cattle Special will be held on Saturday, June 15th.

Compared to the last report, Number 1 Steers sold steady to 5.00 higher; Number 1-2 and Number 2 Steers under 600 lbs sold steady, over 600 lbs sold 10.00 to 20.00 higher. Holstein Steers under 600 lbs sold weak, over 600 lbs sold firm, both on a light test. Number 1 Heifers under 500 lbs sold steady to 5.00 lower, 500-600 lbs sold 10.00- 20.00 lower; over 600 lbs sold 10.00 lower; Number 1-2 and Number 2 Heifers sold steady. Number 1 Bulls not tested; Number 1-2 Bulls sold under 600 lbs sold steady to 5.00 higher, over 600 lbs not tested; Number 2 Bulls under 500 lbs sold steady to 10.00 lower, over 500 lbs sold firm. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (41% Steers, 5% Dairy
Steers, 45% Heifers, 9% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 25%.

Full report:

https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/feeder-and-replacement-cattle-auctions#NewYork

Partial funding for this project: 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 report – Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange

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Albany, NY Sun May 5, 2019 USDA – Cornell University

Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange Special Feeder Sale – Canandaigua, NY
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for May 4, 2019

*** Next Feeder Special will be May 18, 2019 @ 9:00am ***

Today Last Sale Year Ago
Receipts: 754 919 998

Compared to the last sale, Number 1 Feeder steers sold 6.00-10.00 higher. Number 1 Feeder heifers sold steady to 8.00 higher. Number 1 Feeder bulls sold 8.00-10.00 higher. Holstein steers to few to test. Cattle supply heavy. Demand moderate. Feeder cattle supply consisted of 36 percent steers, 0 percent Holsteins, 44 percent heifers, 20 percent bulls, with 55 percent weighing over 600 lbs. Cattle supply consisted of 286 steers, 313 heifers, and 155 bulls. All prices per cwt.

Full report: FLLE_5-4-2019

For all USDA Livestock and Grain market reports:

https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-and-grain-list-reports

Partial funding for this project: 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.”

Nearly 800 head at Cherry Creek Beef Feeder and Replacement Auction

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Albany, NY Sun Apr 28, 2019 USDA – Cornell University

Cherry Creek Steer and Replacement Cattle
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 4/27/2019

*** Next Feeder Special will be Wednesday, May 22, 2019 ***

Receipts: 769
Last sale: 154

Compared to last month’s feeder special, Number 1 Feeder Steers under 600 lbs sold steady to 3.00 higher; Number 1-2 and 2 Feeder Steers sold steady to 4.00 lower. Feeder Holstein Steers sold steady to 4.00 lower. Number 1-2 and 2 Feeder Heifers sold weak; Number 1 Feeder Heifers not tested. Feeder Bulls sold steady to 20.00 lower. Replacement cattle not tested. Demand was moderate. Today’s feeder cattle supply consisted of 29 percent steers, 7 percent Holstein steers, 44 percent heifers, 20 percent bulls, with 34 percent weighing over 600 lbs. Today’s sale  included 98 replacement cattle. All prices per cwt.

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
1 200-300 224 167.50 167.50
4 300-400 364 142.50-162.50 148.69
12 400-500 445 137.50-150.00 144.13
16 500-600 548 137.50-155.00 148.44
3 600-700 634 132.50-145.00 136.73
7 700-800 729 125.00-137.50 130.67
2 800-900 891 125.00-127.50 126.24
2 900-1000 901 120.00-125.00 122.50

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
3 300-400 349 127.50-135.00 131.60
4 400-500 468 117.50-132.50 125.35
15 500-600 545 117.50-137.50 125.97
13 600-700 638 115.00-137.50 127.14
4 700-800 758 115.00-127.50 120.55
6 800-900 851 102.00-117.00 112.04
2 900-1000 957 98.00-101.00 99.52

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
1 200-300 296 102.50 102.50
4 300-400 380 97.50-112.50 105.53
13 400-500 448 80.00-115.00 100.59
16 500-600 539 70.00-117.50 100.91
11 600-700 645 70.00-107.50 88.71
5 700-800 745 92.50-110.00 100.13
3 800-900 864 85.00-95.00 89.97
2 900-1000 938 80.00-94.00 87.10

Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
1 200-300 222 75.00 75.00
5 300-400 350 42.50-70.00 57.87
5 400-500 445 45.00-75.00 64.14
4 500-600 546 40.00-50.00 46.38
6 600-700 656 42.50-67.50 57.78
5 700-800 732 52.50-67.50 57.89
3 800-900 837 60.00-64.00 61.63
4 900-1000 943 56.00-70.00 61.96
1 1100-1200 1168 66.00 66.00

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
1 300-400 384 140.00 140.00
1 400-500 432 122.50 122.50
1 800-900 860 116.00 116.00

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
2 200-300 236 107.50-110.00 108.71
1 300-400 386 115.00 115.00
5 400-500 465 97.50-100.00 97.96
16 500-600 547 87.50-105.00 94.24
6 600-700 658 92.50-107.50 99.15
2 700-800 737 91.00-92.50 91.71
5 800-900 854 90.00-98.00 94.79
1 900-1000 918 90.00 90.00

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
5 200-300 256 75.00-105.00 84.87
34 300-400 354 50.00-95.00 70.26
44 400-500 453 60.00-92.50 76.91
52 500-600 545 52.50-90.00 72.08
39 600-700 635 50.00-90.00 72.31
7 700-800 738 70.00-80.00 73.59
2 800-900 842 64.00-65.00 64.50
3 900-1000 918 60.00-86.00 69.34
2 1100-1200 1141 69.00-80.00 74.68

Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
4 200-300 271 132.50-152.50 142.98
6 300-400 349 127.50-142.50 133.67
2 400-500 428 135.00-147.50 141.31
1 500-600 580 125.00 125.00

Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
2 200-300 257 112.50-115.00 113.64
2 300-400 361 120.00 120.00
8 400-500 458 112.50-122.50 117.23
9 500-600 540 112.50-122.50 116.65
8 600-700 639 95.00-107.50 100.00
5 700-800 752 98.00-110.00 104.00

Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
6 200-300 270 75.00-107.50 91.50
14 300-400 363 60.00-110.00 83.09
13 400-500 444 60.00-112.50 89.75
10 500-600 560 75.00-105.00 90.50
3 600-700 623 80.00-90.00 85.76
7 700-800 757 60.00-90.00 71.79
2 800-900 867 62.00-67.00 64.50
2 900-1000 912 60.00-68.00 64.03

Springing Cows: (7-9 months):
Supreme: 1106-1340 lbs 65.00-75.00; 1106-1192 lbs Fancy few 87.50-92.50.
Approved: 980-1494 lbs 56.00-62.50.
Medium: 908-1652 lbs few 51.00-53.00.

Bred Cows: (4-6 months):
Supreme: 876-1584 lbs 59.00-67.00.
Approved: 850-1550 lbs 55.00-61.00.
Medium: 894-1154 lbs 52.00-55.00.

Short Bred Cows: (1-3 months):
Supreme: 976 lbs individual 61.00; 1142 lbs Fancy individual 82.00.

Open Cows:
Supreme: 1318 lbs individual 66.00.
Common: 728-980 lbs few 37.00-42.00.

Price and grade information is reported by USDA – Cornell University Department of Animal Science. While market reports reflect the majority of Livestock sold at each sale, there are instances where animals do not fit reporting categories and are not included in this report.

Source: USDA – Cornell Dept Anim Sci, NYS Dept Ag & Mkts, Albany, NY
Levi Geyer Acting OIC / Office 717-354-2391
Sam Vanstrom / Market Reporter / Cell 716-338-6151
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/kt_ls755.txt

For all USDA Livestock and Grain market reports:

https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-and-grain-list-reports

Partial funding for this project: 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.”

 

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