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Yearling Board Sale, Saturday Sept 12, 12:30, Empire Livestock Bath

Below you will see the lots and descriptions of yearling cattle that will be auctioned this Saturday, September 12, 12:30 pm. There are just over 300 head in 11 lots. There is 2 50,000 lb lots long with a couple of half loads. Additionally there are several 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 de-wormed.

There will be a price slide on the cattle. 25-50 lb: -$.04/lb; >50 lb: -$.06/lb.

They will be sold by auction on Sept 12 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 1-866-370-1666 code 7666453. 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 Jonathan Lubic, Empire Bath (607) 250-2032,, Marty Layden (607) 426-6106.



More details on health protocol and structure of auction here.

Corn Silage Podcasts

Those these webinars are focused on the dairy enterprise, making good silage applies to livestock as well.

Four podcasts will be presented:
EPISODE 1: Corn Silage 2020 Season Recap
EPISODE 2: Timing and Processing
EPISODE 3: Monitoring and Preserving Quality
EPISODE 4: Filling and Packing

For more information and links to podcasts: Corn Silage webinars.

Estimating winter hay needs and quality.

With the exception of some baleage or an unusual dry spell, most hay has been made for the season. As forage yields across the state have been 20-40% below normal, an inventory is important information to have. If you are lucky and have a surplus, this may be a good year to sell some forage as a cash crop. If you’re in a deficit, then you need to reduce cow numbers or buy forage – neither of which is an attractive choice.

For a forage calculator and information on harvest, storage and quality go here.

BQA Continuing Education Webinars

BQA re-certification is required every 3 years. These webinars meet re-certification requirements.

Registration is FREE Register Online:

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

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

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


Kansas Virtual Stocker Field Day – October 1

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Making alternative ration ingredient changes work, beef cattle market outlook and nutrition, management, and economic aspects of limit feeding are among topics planned for the 2020 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Virtual Field Day on Thursday, Oct. 1. The conference will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform.

“Due to increasing concerns around this evolving situation and standing by our commitment to keeping the safety of our participants, volunteers and partners as our top priority — we’ve made the decision to transition this year’s Field Day to an online format,” says Dale Blasi, K-State Animal Sciences and Industry professor and beef cattle extension specialist. “Like previous years we will still provide the latest information on marketing, nutrition, health and technology for attendees to apply to their operation just in a little different format this year.”

The day will start with a welcome at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude around noon.

Topics for this year’s agenda include:
• Beef Cattle Market Outlook
• Making Alternative Ration Ingredient Changes Work
• Nutrition and Management — Limit Feeding
• Economic Aspects — Limit Feeding

Registration is free. We encourage you to register online by Sept. 24. To register go to the website: For more information, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or

2020 Fall Pasture Management Series

A timely, research-based virtual series focused on fall pasture management to prepare for a productive 2021 season.

Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program.

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is committed to continuing to provide farmers with timely information to help promote their success. In this series, Josh Putman, Field Crops and Forage Specialist, and Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, will explore pasture management from its most basic perspective: soil health. Soil testing, followed by proper soil amending, is a cost-effective first step to reducing weed pressure and getting the most out of pastures for years to come.

This joint-taught series focuses on three timely topics: late-season weed ID and management; soil sampling, preparation and submission; and interpreting soil test reports and adjusting fertility. The series will run on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm from September 3rd – September 17th. The sessions will include time for questions.

Details and registration.