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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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Financial analysis of beef stocker enterprises across the US has shown that in 7 of the last 10 years, summer grazing of cattle has been profitable. Despite the abundance of high-quality forage, inexpensive grazing land, and purchased feeder prices below the national average, the number of stocker operations in New York is small. Why?

The Cornell Beef Extension program and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets have teamed up to answer this question. Whether you are actively farming or exploring options, your feedback will be very helpful in discovering the main barriers to entering this profitable enterprise, which is flourishing in bordering states but struggling to get some traction here in NY. Analysis of the data from this survey will be used to support the competitiveness and profitability of NYS beef producers.

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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.”