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CNY Feeder Calf Auction this Friday!

We did end up with 14 lots, 3 of these lots are from Jefferson County producers.
The total for the sale is 72 calves:
• 46 heifers
• 26 steers
24 of the total animals are located up in the North Country. ( 5 Heifers, 19 steers from two farms )

A change we wanted to let everyone know is we will be hosting the actual sale on Friday December 6th, 2019 at 2pm at the Herkimer County CCE office instead of the Otsego county CCE office due to phone clarity and video of the sale. Herkimer has recently invested in a large television to watch webinars/ conference calls like this on.

You can also bid online. For more details go to: CNY Feeder Cattle Auction.

Empire-Bath Feeder Auction results

Compared to the last report, Feeder Steers sold 10.00-15.00 lower except Number 1 Feeder Steers not tested. Feeder Dairy Steers under 600 lbs sold 15.00 higher, over 600 lbs sold 3.00 lower on a light test. Feeder Heifers sold steady to 10.00 higher except Number 1 Feeder Heifers not tested. Feeder Bulls sold 10.00 lower. Short Bred Replacement Cows sold 100.00 higher. Bred Replacement Cows sold 70.00 lower. Springer Replacement Cows not tested. Other Replacement Cattle not tested. Demand was moderate. Supply included: 76% Feeder Cattle (31% Steers, 12% Dairy Steers, 37% Heifers, 21% Bulls); 24% Replacement Cattle (61% Bred Cows, 25% Cow-Calf Pairs, 14% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 27%.

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.”).

Cover Crop Survey

Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:06 PM
Subject: Help Improve Cover Crop Incentive Programs!

Cornell University, with support from Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), is conducting an external assessment of cover crop incentive programs in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. The assessment is based on farmer feedback so they are seeking fruit, vegetable, field crop, grain, and mixed crop-livestock producers to take their 5-10 minute survey. You do not need to have experience with cover crops to participate.

The goal is to identify how cover crop incentive programs can be improved to better suit farmer needs. Key findings from the survey will be shared widely and communicated directly to local, state, and federal program administrators.

Please click here to fill out the survey:
https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_41vvNzqOIAQTmyF

Feeder prices – going in right direction

CattleFax has some encouraging news. Price of feeder calves have increased since September. They are expected to continue to gain strength through December, hold steady Feb/March then increase again in March. USDA Market News Data in New York, https://www.ams.usda.gov/…/feeder-and-replacement-cattle-au…
shows similar trends. On Sept 9 five weight M/L 1 steers at Finger Lakes Livestock brought 1.27/lb and declined 6% through Oct 19 to 1.15/lb. Since Oct 19 same weight feeder steers have increased 10% to Nov 9 at $1.28/lb. Selling in December or if you know your cattle, retaining ownership may be wise options.

BQA Transportation – Hosking Sales, Dec 4.

Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Training and Certification
Where: Hosking Sales, LLC
6096 State Highway 8 New Berlin, NY 13411
When: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: FREE

Registration information and more.

Facilitated by Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team serving Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga and Schoharie Counties.

Just for fun – turkey prices

Both retail and wholesale turkey prices are tracking on a general upward trend leading up to the holiday season. Wholesale turkey prices (8-16 lbs. Hens) have been tracking above last year’s levels and in recent weeks has ranged from $0.90 to $1.00 per pound. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the retail turkey price at about $1.45 per pound in early 2019 and prices have followed a general upward trend for the year and were $1.60 per pound in October.

Source: The Daily Livestock Report, www.dailylivestockreport.com. If you are not subscribed to this e-newsletter, I encourage you to do so. The main focus is beef, but often includes information on the other proteins as well as feedstuffs.

Feeder Auction results – Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange

Compared to the last sale Number 1 Feeder Steers sold mostly 6.00-10.00 higher. Number 1 Feeder Heifers sold mostly 3.00-4.00 higher. Number 1 Feeder Bulls sold mostly 6.00-8.00 higher. Supply heavy. Demand moderate. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (46% Steers, 42% Heifers, 12% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 22%. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (44% Steers, 36% Heifers, 20% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 29%.

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.”).