Care For A Farmer Sandwich?

By April 19, 2017Newsletter

 

 This morning, a couple hours before sunrise, I woke to discover I had been instrumental in the making of a “Daddy sandwich”. This was not the first, nor would it be the last. It was, however, my first experience of drool pooling simultaneously on either side of my person…
 
 Sure, like my wife Michelle, I could have found another place to sleep. Or I could have carried one of our sleeping children back to bed. After all, an open-faced, sleep sandwich is a drastic improvement to a Daddy in-the-middle sandwich…
 
 Instead, I opted for an awkward shoulder and hip shimmy-roll, successfully turning onto my back after just a few attempts. As the blood recirculated through the right side of my body, which had probably been without adequate blood flow since the inception of the sandwich, I closed my eyes, counted my lucky stars, and enjoyed a couple more hours of mostly uninterrupted sleep.
 
 Allow me to jump to the moral of this story! When stuck, it’s hard to move! And though my solution leaned toward laziness, sometimes making do – is all you can do.
 
 Based on recent weather throughout the prairies, I would imagine this will be the case for many producers this spring. Seeding on one side of the field, harvesting on the other. The ultimate farmer sandwich!
 
 I may not be an expert when it comes to being sandwiched, but what I do know is – when push comes to shove (and it did, because I tried pushing and shoving my kids before relenting to turn onto my back), you and every farmer in a thousand-mile radius are going to do whatever you must do. And hopefully, whatever makes the most sense.
 
 It might be waiting. It might be a last-minute change in seeding plans. It might even be saying, “the heck with it all!”, and proceeding to burn every bushel of spring thrashed grain you come across, including your neighbours’…
 
 Because, when you’re in a sandwich, the only wrong decision – is indecision.
 
 “I says pardon?”
 
 I said, the only wrong decision, is indecision. Not deciding anything! Deciding to wait may seem like the exact same thing. But it’s not… When you decide to wait, or do an on-point shimmy-roll, you’re at least keeping the blood flowing… The lights on… The motor running… The salami slicing…
 I’m not satisfied with the last analogy, but it was the best I could do with today’s sandwich theme…
 
 Anyhow… All this talk about sandwiches is making me hungry. Give us a call, send us an email, or tweet us @AgfinityFollow us on Twitter once you’ve decided what to do!
Combines to the left of us, seeders to our right…
 Here we are! Stuck in the middle with you!
 
Because Farming is Forever,
Jared Seitz
@JarrySeitz
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Market Report

 – Tracy Green
Chatting on Spring Thrashed Grain…
 
Charlie (St. Paul area): …One of my neighbours owns a feedlot and tried feeding some spring thrashed grain to their
cattle, but they were turned off.
Tracy: Oh? Was it the taste? …or maybe a bad odour?
Charlie: Well, you know Tracy, it’s the funniest thing… the cattle never did end up telling him why…

 

 
Barley
: Edmonton area quick loading opportunities and new crop bids are about all that’s exciting in the domestic feed barley market right now.  Lethbridge delivered bids remain flat ($3.50/bu May-June) along with central Alberta picked up bids.  New crop bids delivered Lethbridge now at $3.70/bu Sept-Dec which translates to $3.25 – 3.30/bu picked up central Alberta. The Stats Can seeded acre report will be released this Friday and less barley acres are anticipated.  Spring thrashed barley hasn’t played much of a part yet with the weather keeping producers out of the field.
 
Wheat: Feed wheat has become difficult to find and prices are reflecting that for heavy, dry, CPS or HRS feed.  Delivered bids throughout Alberta heard at $4.75/bu.  Gradable wheat futures trading slightly higher and we still have strong CPS bids for Oct-Dec at around $5.10/bu delivered.
 
Oats: Not too much change in oats pricing or demand as of late.  Still good opportunities for 2 & 3CW oats and feed as well. Hearing $2.80 – 2.90/bu delivered throughout Alberta for #2 oats, and up to $3.00 by later summer, with about 10 – 20 cent per bushel lower for #3’s.  Feed oats still trading around $2-2.25/bu picked up.
 
Canola: Canola continues to recover, pressured by weather and demand from Crushers.  Basis levels now heard at $0 with immediate movement.  Delivered bids through to June now pushing up toward $11.50/bu with potential for $11.75/bu targets to be hit.
 
Peas: Still seeing good demand for both greens and yellows with bids similar – around $8.25-$8.50/bu dlvd.   With the fumigation issue postponed to summer we could continue to see strength in the market and with less acres anticipated, new crop has some upside as well.
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The Buyer Brief

by Joseph Billett
 
 Looking out our window in Stony Pain and seeing an inch of sloppy snow and coming home to the dryer constantly running after my boys play outside in puddles… it’s pretty evident that loading, harvesting and seeding conditions suck!
 You would think this would be the case across Alberta, but it seems that north of Wetaskiwin is having trouble loading while sellers south seem to still have accessible yards. This means that quick movement premiums are available North of Edmonton, but south of Edmonton the buyer is covered and is more focused on buying reasonably priced spring thrashed grain or buying just enough to get them to June.
 Even with the difficult loading conditions I’m not feeling a high level of desperation from the buyer. When we say premiums today, we mean $.05-.10 cents/bu not $0.25-.50 cents/bu.  Buyers are interested, but when pushed on price or squeezed on timeframe they can usually find what they are looking for from someone else.  Let me know your thoughts you can reach me on Twitter
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SPRING THRASHED GRAIN:
*We have buyers, but will need the specs. Please get in touch with us once you have a better idea of what you’ll be marketing. Buyers are concerned on quality, predominantly in regards to mice/deer excreta.
 
Feed Barley –
April-May-June: $2.40-2.42/ bushel
September – October: $2.50/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
THIS WEEK: $3.75-3.80 picked-up
May-June: $3.70/ bushel
*Looking for offers! Please get in touch before May to place a target.
2CW Oats (MIlling Grade) –
April-May: $2.25/ bushel
June: $2.18/ bushel
July-August: $2.32-2.35/ bushel *Call to place a target for this time frame!
3CW Oats –
April-July: $2.00-2.25/bushel
Feed Oats (Lower quality) –
April-May: $1.65-1.75/ bushel
*Buyers currently looking for feed oats! Call to place a target.
#2 Green Peas –
April-May-June:
Max 3% bleached $7.40/ bushel, quicker movement available! Call for higher bleach pricing.
NEW CROP:
August-October: $7.00-7.10/ bushel
November-January: $7.25-7.35/bushel
#2 Yellow Peas –
April-May-June: $7.85-7.90/ bushel
NEW CROP:
August-October: $6.85-7.10/ bushel
November-January: $7.10-7.25/ bushel
Feed Peas –
April-May-June: $5.50/ bushel
Feed Faba Beans –
April-May-June: $5.00/ bushel
Canola:
We’re currently locking in basis and booking targets above futures! …What price should you be targeting? Give Jared@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email me with your legal land description and he’ll get you a price!
 
Feed Barley –
April-May-June: $2.70/ bushel.
NEW CROP BARLEY:
September – October: $2.80/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
April-May-June: $4.10/ bushel
Call or email for #1/#2 HRS / CPS.
 
2CW Oats (MIlling Grade) –
April-May: $2.50/ bushel
June: $2.40/ bushel
July-August: $2.60/ bushel *Call to place a target for this time frame!
3CW Oats –
April-June: $2.10-2.40/ bushel
Feed Oats (Lower quality) –
April-May-June: $1.80/ bushel
*Buyers currently looking for feed oats!
#2 Green Peas –
April-May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $7.80/ bushel. Quick movement available!
*Call for discounts on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
April-May-June: $8.25/ bushel
NEW CROP: August-October: $7.50/ bushel
November-January: $7.75/ bushel
Feed Peas –
April-May-June: $5.75-6.00/ bushel
Feed Faba Beans –
April-May-June: $5.25-5.35/ bushel
Canola:
Bids triggering around $11 picked-up. What price should you be targeting? Give Jared@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email me with your legal land description and he’ll get you a price!
 
Feed Barley –
Can you load this week!? With poor loading conditions, buyers are looking for sellers with all weather loading, not affected by road bans. Premiums have been around $2.90/bushel picked-up ($0.15-0.20/bushel)
May-June: $2.70-2.75/ bushel
NEW CROP BARLEY:
September – October: $2.80-2.85/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
*Quick movement: $4.35/bushel
May-June: $4.20-4.30/ bushel
*Please get in touch before May to place a target.
#1/2 CPSR WHEAT –
While most bids have since slipped, some old crop targets are still triggering around $4.50-4.55 picked-up for April-May-June. New crop targets for October-December are trading around the same level.
Call/email for #1/#2 HRS.
2CW Oats (Milling Grade) –
April-May: $2.65/ bushel
June: $2.55/ bushel
*July-August: $2.75/ bushel, call to place a target for this time frame!
3CW Oats –
April-May-June: $2.30-2.50/ bushel
Feed Oats –
April: $1.90-2.00/ bushel
*Buyers currently looking for feed oats!
#2 Green Peas –
May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $8.05/ bushel
*Call or email on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
April-May-June: $8.50/ bushel
NEW CROP:
August-October: $7.50/ bushel
Feed Peas-
April-May-June: $5.75-6.00/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
April-May-June: $5.40-5.50/ bushel
Canola:
Offers have been triggering around $11 picked-up. Give me a call to discuss placing a target, or email Jared@Agfinity.com with your legal land description and he’ll get you a price!
 
Feed Barley –
Can you load this week!? With poor loading conditions, buyers are looking for sellers with all weather loading, not affected by road bans. Quick movement bids have been around $3.00/bushel picked-up.
May-June: $2.85-2.95/ bushel
NEW CROP BARLEY:
September – October: $3.00-3.05/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
April-May-June: $4.40-4.50/ bushel, higher pricing reserved to those who can load anytime! Please get in touch before May to place a target.
#1/2 CPSR WHEAT –
While most bids have slipped, old crop targets are still triggering around $4.50-4.60/ bushel picked-up.
NEW CROP:
October-December: $4.70 picked-up
Call/email for #1/#2 HRS.
2CW Oats (Milling Grade) –
April-May: $2.70-2.75/ bushel
June: $2.60-2.65/ bushel
July-August: $2.80-2.85/ bushel *Call to place a target for this time frame!
3CW Oats –
April-May-June: $2.40-2.55/ bushel
April-May: $2.05-2.15/ bushel
Feed Oats –
*Buyers currently looking for feed oats! Call to place a target.
#2 Green Peas-
April-May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $8.15-8.20/ bushel
*Call or email on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
April-May-June: $8.60/ bushel
NEW CROP:
August-October: $7.60/ bushel
Feed Peas –
April-May-June: $6.00-6.25/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
April-May-June: $5.65-5.75/ bushel
Canola:
Offers have been triggering around $11.30 picked-up. Give me a call to discuss placing a target, or email Jared@Agfinity.com with your legal land description and he’ll get you a price!
 
Feed Barley –
Can you load this week!? With poor loading conditions, buyers are looking for sellers with all weather loading, not affected by road bans. Quick movement bids have been around $3.00/bushel picked-up.
May-June: $2.90-2.95/ bushel
NEW CROP BARLEY
September-October: $3.05-3.15/bushel
Feed Wheat –
April-May-June: $4.35-4.45/bushel *Quick movement opportunities available. Call for more info!
#1/2 CPSR WHEAT –
While most bids have slipped, old crop targets are still triggering around $4.50-4.60/ bushel picked-up.
NEW CROP:
October-December: $4.85 picked-up
Call/email for #1/#2 HRS.
2CW Oats (Milling Grade) –
April-May: $2.65/ bushel
June: $2.55/ bushel
July-August: $2.75/ bushel *Call to place a target for this time frame!
3CW Oats –
April-May-June: $2.40-2.55/ bushel
Feed Oats –
April-May: $2.05-2.25/ bushel
*Buyers currently looking for feed oats!
#2 Green Peas –
April-May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $8.05-8.10/ bushel
*Call or email on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
April-May-June: $8.50-8.60/ bushel
NEW CROP:
August-October $7.50-7.60/ bushel
Feed Peas –
April-May-June: $6.00-6.25/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
April-May-June: $5.60-5.75/ bushel
Canola:
Offers have been triggering around $11.40 picked-up. Give me a call to discuss placing a target, or email Jared@Agfinity.com with your legal land description and he’ll get you a price!
 
Feed Barley –
April-May: $2.70-2.75/ bushel
June-July: $2.75-2.80/ bushel
NEW CROP: Sept-Dec: $2.95-3.00/bushel
Feed Wheat –
April-May: $4.20-4.25/ bushel
June: $4.25-4.30/ bushel
Call or email for #1/#2 HRS / CPS.
2CW Oats/Pony –
April: $2.55-2.60/ bushel
May: $2.55-2.60/ bushel
June: $2.45-2.50/ bushel
July: $2.65-2.70/ bushel
3CW Oats –
April-June: $2.25-2.30/ bushel
Feed Oats –
April-May: $1.90-2.05/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
April-May:
Max 3% bleach: $7.90-7.95 bushel
*Call for discounts on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
$8.40-8.50/ bushel
June: $8.40-8.50/ bushel
NEW CROP: $7.60-7.65/ bushel
Feed Peas –
April-May: $5.75-6.00/ bushel
 
Feed Fabas –
April-May: $5.50-5.75/ bushel
Canola:
Bids have softened as of late, but are showing promise to hit up to $11.75/bu delivered. Give Tracy@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email me with your legal land description and she’ll get you a price!
 
Feed Barley –
April-May-June-July: $3.05/ bushel
August: $3.10/ bushel NEW CROP BARLEY: $3.20/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
April-May-June: $4.35-4.45/ bushel
*Looking for offers! Please get in touch before May to place a target.
#1/2 CPSR WHEAT –
While most bids have slipped, old crop targets are still triggering around $4.50-4.60/ bushel picked-up.
NEW CROP:
October-December: $4.70 picked-up
Call/email for #1/#2 HRS.
2CW Oats (Milling Grade) –
April-May-June: $2.50-2.70/ bushel
July-August: $2.70-2.90/ bushel *Call to place a target for this time frame!
3CW Oats –
April-May-June: $2.40-2.60/ bushel
Feed Oats –
April-May: $2.10-2.25/ bushel
*Buyers currently looking for feed oats! Call to place a target.
#2 Green Peas –
April-May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $8.00/ bushel, quick movement available!
*Call or email on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
April-May-June: $8.50-8.60/ bushel
NEW CROP:
August-October $7.50-7.60/ bushel
Feed Peas –
April-May-June: $6.00-6.33/ bushel
 
Feed Fabas –
April-May-June: $5.70-5.85/ bushel
Canola:
Targets have been triggering around $11.25-11.35/ bushel picked-up …What price should you be targeting? Give Jared@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email me with your legal land description and he’ll get you a price!
 
Feed Barley –
April-May: $2.90-2.95/ bushel
June-July: $3.00-3.05/ bushel
NEW CROP: Sept-Dec: $3.15-3.20/bushel
Feed Wheat –
April-May: $4.20-4.30/ bushel
June: $4.30-4.35/ bushel
Call or email for #1/#2 HRS / CPS.
2CW Oats –
April: $2.60-2.70/ bushel
May: $2.60-2.70/ bushel
June: $2.50-2.60/ bushel
July: $2.75-2.80/ bushel
3CW Oats –
April-June: $2.30-2.50/ bushel
Feed Oats –
Low quality
April-May: $1.90-2.10/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
April-May:
Max 3% bleach: $7.90-7.95/ bushel
*Call for discounts on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
April-May: $8.40-8.50/ bushel
June: $8.40-8.50/ bushel
NEW CROP: $7.60-7.65/ bushel
 
Feed Peas –
April-May: $5.75-6.00/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
April-May: $5.50-5.75/ bushel
Canola:
Bids have softened as of late, but are showing promise to hit up to $11.75/bu delivered. Give Tracy@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email me with your legal land description and she’ll get you a price!
 
Feed Barley –
April-May: $3.05-3.08/ bushel
June-July: $3.10-3.15/ bushel
NEW CROP: Sept-Oct: $3.20-3.25/bushel
Feed Wheat –
April-May: $4.30-4.40/ bushel
June: $4.35-4.40/ bushel
Call or email for #1/#2 HRS / CPS.
2CW Oats –
April: $2.60-2.70/ bushel
May: $2.70-2.75/ bushel
June: $2.75-2.80/ bushel
July: $2.75-2.80/ bushel
3CW Oats –
April-June: $2.30-2.50/ bushel
Feed Oats –
low quality
April-May: $1.90-2.10/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
April-May:
Max 3% bleach: $7.80-7.85/ bushel
*Call for discounts on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
April-May: $8.50-8.60/ bushel
June: $8.50-8.60/ bushel
NEW CROP: $7.50-7.60/ bushel
Feed Peas –
 April-May: $5.75-6.00/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
April-May: $5.50-5.75/ bushel
Canola:
Bids have softened as of late, but are showing promise to hit up to $11.75/bu delivered. Give Tracy@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email me with your legal land description and she’ll get you a price!
 
Feed Barley –
April-May: $3.00-3.05/ bushel
June-July: $3.10–3.15/ bushel
NEW CROP: Sept-Dec: $3.25/bushel
Feed Wheat –
April-May: $4.30-4.35/ bushel
June: $4.30-4.35/ bushel
Call or email for #1/#2 HRS / CPS.
2CW Oats –
 April: $2.60-2.70/ bushel
May: $2.60-2.70/ bushel
June: $2.50-2.60/ bushel
July: $2.75-2.80/ bushel
3CW Oats –
April-June: $2.30-2.50/ bushel
Feed Oats –
low quality
April-May: $1.90-2.10/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
April-May:
Max 3% bleach: $7.50/ bushel
*Call for discounts on higher bleach.
NEW CROP: $7.75/ bushel
#2 Yellow Peas  –
April-May: $8.50-8.60/ bushel
June: $$8.50-8.60/ bushel
NEW CROP: $7.50-7.60/ bushel
Feed Peas –
April-May: $5.75-6.00/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
April-May: $5.50-5.75/ bushel
Canola:
Bids have softened as of late, but are showing promise to hit up to $11.75/bu delivered. Give Tracy@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email me with your legal land description and she’ll get you a price!
 
Feed Barley –
April-May: $3.30-3.40/bu DLVD or $3.13-3.23/bu FOB June-July: $3.45-3.50, DLVD, $3.28-3.33 FOB
NEW CROP: Sept-Oct: $3.60-3.68 DLVD, $3.43-3.51/bu FOB
Feed Wheat –
April-May-June: $4.20-4.70/ bu DLVD or $3.98-4.48/bu FOB
Call or email for #1/#2 HRS / CPS.
#2CW Oats-
 April: $2.90/bu DLVD or $2.78/bu FOB
May: $2.95/bu DLVD or $2.83/bu FOB
June-July-August: $3.00/bu DLVD or $2.88/bu FOB
3CW Oats –
April-June: $2.50-2.75 DLVD, $2.38-2.63 FOB
Feed Oats  –
April-May: $2.00-2.25 DLVD, $1.88-2.13 FOB
#2 Green Peas –
April-May:
Max 3% bleach: $8.00-8.20/bu DLVD or $7.78-7.98/bu FOB *Call for discounts on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
April-May-June: $8.80-8.90/bu DLVD or $8.58-8.68/bu FOB
NEW CROP: Sept-Oct $7.80-7.90 DLVD, $7.58-7.68/bu FOB
Feed Peas –
April-May: $6.25-6.35 DLVD,  $6.03-6.13 FOB
Feed Fabas –
April-May: $5.75-6.00 DLVD or $5.53-5.78 FOB
Canola:
Bids have softened as of late, but are showing promise to hit up to $11.75/bu delivered. Give tracy@agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email me with your legal land description and she’ll get you a price!

 

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