Category Archives: Uncategorized

Empire Livestock Yearling Board Sale Results

All cattle were vaccinated and wormed with many qualifying as All Natural with affidavits. Cattle graded by a certified USDA Livestock Grader and sold via board sale with video representation.  Cattle were sold on estimated weights. Actual weights are adjusted with a 2 percent pencil shrink. A price slide of 4 cent is applied for cattle averaging 25-50 lbs heavier than the estimate, and a 6 cent slide for weights 50 lbs or more over the estimated weight. All prices are per hundred weight FOB Current Delivery. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (16% Steers, 84% Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 95%.

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.”).

Beef on Dairy calves still bringing significant premium

Seems like a “no brainer”. Dairy cows bred to beef bulls produce calves that are bringing $100/hd more than straight Holstein calves.

Full Report from Empire-Cherry Creek

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.”).

 

Yearling Board Sale – This Saturday, 12:30 pm, Empire Livestock, Bath

Below you will see the lots and descriptions of yearling feeders that will be auctioned this Saturday, September 14, 12:30 pm, as well as a video of the cattle. There are 151 head in 11 lots for all buyers. We have two large loads of heifers 50,000 lb one at 27,000 lb. Additionally we have lots with smaller numbers. They were graded using USDA Feeder Calf Standards and sorted into similar weight groups. The weight spread in most lots is under 150 lb.

These producers are committed to providing yearlings that are vaccinated using modified live vaccines for IBR, BRSV, PI3, BVD, and clostridia, pasteurella, and wormed. These yearlings have never received growth promoting hormones, never fed antibiotics, and except where noted never treated with injectable antibiotics, qualifying them for some natural programs. Affidavits available on some lots tracking them to birth.

They will be sold by auction on Sept 14 in conjunction with an in-barn sale at Empire Livestock in Bath. You can bid in person at the Bath Auction Barn or by phone calling 1-888-394-8197, Pass code: 441517. To bid by phone, buyers must call Empire Livestock to register for the sale at 607-776-2000. The successful bidder will pick up the cattle by dates described under “Weigh Conditions”. For more information contact Mike Baker, Cornell Beef Extension (607) 227-6320, mjb28@cornell.edu, Jonathan Lubic, Empire Bath (607) 250-2032, Jonathan.Lubic@empirelivestock.com, Marty Layden (607) 426-6106.

Video of yearlings to be offered for this Saturday’s Empire Yearling Board Sale.

Information: Intro_Board-sale_2019

Sale lots: Sale_lots_Sept-2019

Video: https://spark.adobe.com/video/ohOC0s3qiHQKR

 

 

Feeder Auction Results, Sept 7, Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange

Compared to the last sale, Number 1 Feeder steers sold 2.00-3.00 lower. Number 1 Feeder heifers sold 4.00-6.00 lower. Number 1 Feeder bulls sold steady. Cattle supply moderate. Demand light. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (33% Steers, 11% Dairy Steers, 45% Heifers, 12% Bulls). 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.”).

Boost Your Bookkeeping Skills

Are you a beginning farmer? Or are you a current farmer with the desire to switch to an online accounting system? Then our quick guide to Quickbooks is for you:

QuickBooks for Farmers
September 23 – November 1, 2019

Webinars on Monday Evenings

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST

Register Now

This course is an introduction to QuickBooks, designed to provide an overview of the QuickBooks Pro software application. It will cover the basic features, such as sales tax, inventory, invoicing, adjustments, and year-end procedures. Students will gain hands-on experience in the concepts presented, as well as guidance on applying the concepts to their own farm.

After competing the 6-week course, including hands-on practice, students will:
• Show proficiency in setting up chart of accounts, item lists, customer lists and vendor lists
• Be able to track income, whether using invoices or not
• Be able to track expenses
• Know what reports can be useful to them to monitor business finances
• Know year-end closing and other year-end procedures
• Know how to backup and restore data files

The bulk of the course happens on your own time, with discussions, readings, and assignments in Teachable, our online course platform. To add to the experience, webinars will be woven into the interface of the course for 6 weeks each year to allow you to meet on a weekly basis to learn from presenters and ask questions in real time. If you miss one, they are always recorded and posted for later viewing.

Meet the Instructors:

Bonnie Collins is a resource educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, with responsibilities in farm business management and the environmental touring teacher program. She has also operated an accounting business for nearly 30 years. She holds an MBA in technology management and a BPS in Accounting.

Steve Hadcock is a Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator with the Capital Area Agricultural and Horticulture Program who works with new and beginning farmers. He provides education on an individual and group basis to those interested in beginning a farm and for those who have been farming for less than 10 years.

Register Now: Quickbooks for Farmers

Already a QuickBooks Pro? Check Out Our Other Courses

Farm Woodlot Management
Mondays: September 23 – October 28, 2019
Whether monetizing the effects of silvopasture, learning the logistics of cutting for firewood, tapping for maple syrup, or venturing into mushroom production, this online course will give you the tools necessary to tap into the potential profit of your woodlot. Register Now!

Starting at Square One
Tuesdays: September 24 – October 29, 2019
So you’re thinking about starting a farm, but feeling overwhelmed by all the decisions? This course was designed to assist new and aspiring farmers in taking the first steps in thinking through farm start-up (whether you already have land access or not). Register Now!

Overview of Online Courses

The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce that our suite of online courses has moved to a new, more user-friendly platform. Now registrants have permanent, year-round access to their course content. The tiered pricing, based on household size and income level, makes access to the courses more equitable.

Our program offers more than 20 online courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. These courses cover a range of technical and business topics any farmer needs to succeed.

Experienced farmers and extension educators guide students through about six-week-long courses that include weekly live webinars, videos, and resources. From the comfort of your own home, connect with instructors and other farmers and access all the content at a flexible pace. If you aren’t able to attend the webinars in real-time, they are always recorded for later viewing.

Learn More About Online Courses

Feeder calf sale results – Empire Cherry Creek

Light sale both in terms of numbers and prices. Lots of grass yet, so little reason to bring calves to town.

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.”).

Reproduction round table – Sept 20, Ghent NY

Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program, Trowbridge Angus, and the New York State Beef Producers Association on September 20th, 2019 to learn about the most modern technology in artificial insemination with ST Genetics. This meeting will be held from 6:00-8:00pm at Trowbridge Angus Farms, 164 Waltermire Road, Ghent, NY.

ST Genetics is a sex-selecting service provider for livestock breeders, ranchers, and farmers worldwide. They are able to help farmers maximize their herds’ productivity and efficiency through artificial insemination breeding techniques.

After a presentation by ST Genetics, we will open to floor to participants for a round table discussion to better understand how we can support you and your farms. We need your input!
This meeting is sponsored by ST Genetics and is FREE to producers! Please register online at https://tinyurl.com/A-I-Tech-Roundtable or call (518)765-3518 by September 17, 2019, so we are able to plan for food and drinks.