Decide to ride!

By April 25, 2019Newsletter

My 6-year-old Samuel is a go at his own pace kinda man. He doesn’t intend to come across stubborn or lazy, but if he doesn’t want to learn a new thing he just won’t. Once he wants to or sees the benefits then he just seems to decide and makes it happen. Case and point, his 7-year-old brother has been riding bike for close to 4 years now and has rode the crap out of his bike, but Samuel, until this spring, just couldn’t be bothered. I don’t know what switches for Samuel to make the decision that it is time to do this, but he boldly made the comment that his little bike, which he never rode, was too small and that he would like a new one. I said, “Sure, but prove to me that you know how to ride a bike at all.” and then Samuel grabs his helmet asks to borrow his brother’s bike and proceeds to ride it like a pro. “Alright then,” I said and we hopped in the truck and Samuel is the proud owner of a shiny new Batman bike.

We’ve been on a few rides as a family and he’s starting to learn the finer points of pedaling up-hill and stopping, but he’s getting it and I keep telling him “the more you ride, the easier it will be.” I was going to talk more about learning how to ride a bike and about learning new things, which I feel like I’ve talked about before, but let’s talk about making that decision. Samuel is not the only one learning how to ride a bike this summer. Amy and I are learning how to drive motorcycles this spring as well. I’ve ridden quads and snowmobiles but have never swung my leg over a motor bike before, but not knowing how to do something doesn’t seem to stop me from wanting to do it. My friend Loren was selling his Honda VTX1800 from last year and this winter I made the decision to buy it and learn how to ride.

When thinking about our decision to ride as well as Samuels, there are 5 elements to seeing a decision take root that I’d like to share with you. Declaration – you need to tell some one, the more people you tell the higher the stakes. Cost – for Samuel it was my cost, but for the motorcycles the bikes are just a small cost of ownership. Many cows were needed to protect my hide and that isn’t cheap! Failure – Samuel had to kiss the rose bushes a few times already. Luckily, I haven’t, but I’ve had my share of stalls, at a busy intersection or taking a turn so wide and slow you’d think I was towing a gooseneck. These things happen to everyone when they are learning, and we just need to get back on and keep riding. Repetition – When I first got my bike, I took it around the subdivision around my house and just practiced stopping and starting and tight turns repeatedly. I did this for a couple of evenings and each time I stopped and started it got easier and easier. Time – Here lies the main key to sticking to a decision, sticking with it over time. Samuel really has no choice now that his brother and sister don’t go anywhere without their bikes, so he needs to ride to keep up now. I went for a 2-hour ride last night and loved every minute of it and can’t wait to go again and put the miles in.

I know you are right in the middle of making hundreds of decisions as we get into seeding, many have been made and many more need to still be decided. Now I know this doesn’t apply to decisions like sausage or bacon this morning, but I hope this helps on some of the bigger ones you make this growing season.

Farming is forever – Joseph Billett

1-888-969-5552


Market Report –   by Nelson Neumann

Barley: Over the past two weeks barley continued to slide. Buyers were for the most part content to hold off on buying and watch prices come down. Recently we saw a slight pricing bulge that may be an indicator of some market recovery. Historically speaking barley prices are still quite strong at the moment. New crop bids continue to be heard at $212-$215 into feedlot alley for the fall. Most reports are indicating higher barley acres for the 2019/2020 crop year. The most recent Stats Can has the 2019 barley acres for Canada at ~7,150,000 a 10% increase over last year and 13% higher than the 5-year average.

Wheat: Continuing with the Stats Canada report they have estimated total Canadian wheat acres at ~25,750,000 a 3% increase over last year. Durum is down 19% (down 11% from the 5-year average), while spring wheat is up 12%. The pricing outlook is bearish as there is ample global supply and weather conditions are good to excellent for a lot of the American and Canadian prairies. On the domestic feed wheat side of things price has remained relatively neutral. There is demand heading into the Fraser Valley area and as such are seeing higher pricing on the west side of the province close to major highway arteries. 
Canola: Canola markets continue to be hamstrung by political affairs. Geopolitical problems are difficult to predict a timeframe for settling. Resolution before the federal election in the fall seems doubtful, and all progress will stop during that timeframe. There were many reports of people dropping Canola acres, the latest Stats Canada report has acres down 7%, but there is still room for more acres to shift to cereals most likely spring wheat or barley. Substitute commodity soybeans continue to get hammered day after day which is certainly not helping.
The Canola futures chart (retrieved from www.Barchart.com ) shows a declining trend over the past 2 weeks.

Peas: Old crop cash green pea pricing remains hot with bids around $12.50-$12.75 delivered into central Alberta. There is a wide spread an approximately $4 spread between old crop and new crop due to tight supplies. Yellow Pea pricing remains unchanged, residing in what most producers would consider the gutter. Pea acres overall have increased 12% compared to last year, however most of that is into greens which are up 23% over last year.

Oats: For another week oats, remain the lone bright spot. #2CW supplies are tight propping up old crop cash bids. Seed supplies are also low and good germination oats are receiving a strong premium. The Canadian dollar has been weakening supporting new crop pricing as a large amount of Canadian oats are imported into America.


Buyer Brief – by Sandra Correia-Letendre

The sun is shining, seeding is starting. Traders talking to some farmers, say they are not changing their seeding plans regardless of what’s happening with Canola. “The China situation might scare a few people out of canola,” said Ken Ball of PI Financial, “but I don’t see any huge switches going on.” He said most farmers would likely stick with their rotations “and ignore the markets for now.” (Western Producer April 22/19)
Update on Canola, prices are still lowering for old crop and new crop. Demand has also been low. Soybeans have also been dropping. These are both a result of no progress in China vs US trade deal and the out spread of African Swine Fever across Asia.
With the weather changing, we are getting requests for Spring Threshed which should be ready to market any day now. It’s always nice to see the demand just before we are getting the grain.
Buyer’s are currently looking for May/June movement. Due to lack of buyer interest, April will be more challenging to get more dollars in the farmers jean pocket.
The last few days we are feeling a bit bullish about the market, especially with barley. We have seen demand go up and sellers’ prices being hit here and there. Like the NHL playoffs this year (did you see that 3 rd period of Vegas vs San Jose last night), it is very hard to predict if this is the start to the market going back up or if it is just a short lift. Regardless it’s been exciting.

Tip: Farmers if you’ve got Spring Threshed to market, please call 1-888-969-5552.


Picked-Up La Crete Area Bids

Call Clayton or Erin, 1-888-969-5552, ext 1

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
April-May: $4.15-4.20/ bushel
June-July: $4.20-4.25/ bushel

NEW CROP:
Sept-Oct:  $3.30/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $3.40/ bushel
Jan-Mar: $3.45/ bushel
Apr-June: $3.50-3.55/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
April: $5.20-5.35/ bushel
May-June: $5.25-5.35/ bushel

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
April-July: Feed pricing currently stronger.

#1/#2 HRS Wheat:
April-June: $6.40-6.90/ bushel picked-up based 13-13.5% protein.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
April 2019: $3.00/ bushel
May-August 2019: $2.85-2.95/ bushel
*Higher pricing available for excellent colour.

– 3CW OATS @ the bin:
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.
– FEED OATS @ the bin:
April-May: $2.20-2.30/ bushel, depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
April-May: $12.60/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
April-May: $6.05/ bushel picked-up

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
April: $6.00/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
April-May: $9.80/ bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin
April-May: $6.00/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of March 13th):
Based Max 2% Green!
April-May: $8.80-8.90/ bushel
June-July: $9.00/ bushel
*Give us a call to discuss placing a target, or email Jared@Agfinity.com with your legal land description for a price!

… Need a price for something else? Please email or give me a call!


Picked-Up Grande Prairie Area Bids
Call Clayton or Erin, 1-888-969-5552, ext 1

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
Apr: $4.45-4.50/ bushel
May-Aug: $4.55-4.60/ bushel
NEW CROP:
Sept-Oct:  $3.65/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $3.70-3.75/ bushel
Jan-Mar: $3.75-3.90/ bushel
Apr-June: $3.90-4.00/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
April: $5.65-5.75/ bushel
May – June: $5.70-5.80/ bushel
… Good protein? Falling # 285-300 or better? We are seeing an additional $0.25/bu.

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
April-May: Feed pricing currently stronger.
#1/#2 HRS Wheat:
April-May: $6.50-7.00 picked-up based 13-13.5+% protein.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
April 2019: $3.05-3.20/ bushel
May-August: $3.05-3.15/ bushel
– 3CW OATS @ the bin
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.
– FEED OATS @ the bin
April: $2.60-2.75/ bushel, depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
April-May: $12.60/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
April-May: $6.35-6.45/ bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin:
April-June: $6.00-6.25/ bushel

– 2CW FABA BEANS @ the bin
April-May: $10.20/ bushel
– FEED FABAS @ the bin
April-May: $5.90-6.00/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of March 13th)
Based Max 2% Green!

April: $9.05-9.20/ bushel
May-July: $9.30-9.40/ bushel
Call Jared@Agfinity.com to discuss canola or email with your legal land description to get a price!

… Need a price for something else? Please email or give me a call!


Picked-Up Athabasca Area Bids

Call Clayton or Erin, 1-888-969-5552, ext 1

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
May: $4.75-4.80/ bushel
June-August: $4.80-4.85/ bushel
NEW CROP:
Sept-Oct:  $3.70-3.80/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $3.85-3.90/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
May: $5.80-5.85/ bushel
June-July: $5.90-6.00/ bushel

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
May-August: Currently lower than feed.
#1/#2 HRS Wheat:
May-August: $6.50-6.85/bu picked-up (13-13.5% protein).

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
April 2019: $3.40-3.45/ bushel
May-August 2019: $3.35-3.40/ bushel
– 3CW OATS @ the bin:
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.
– FEED OATS @ the bin:
May-June: $2.75-2.90/ bushel depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
May-July: $12.50/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
May-June: 6.45/ bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
May-June: $6.30-6.50/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
May-June: $10.25-10.50/ bushel
– FEED FABAS @ the bin
May-June: $6.25-6.40/ bushel

– #1 CANOLA @ the bin (as of April 9th)
May: $9.50/ bushel
Jun-July: $9.55-9.70/ bushel

*Give us a call to discuss placing a target, or email Clayton@Agfinity.com or Erin@Agfinity.com with your legal land description for a price!

… Need a price for something else? Please email or give Clayton@Agfinity.com or Erin@Agfinity.com or give us a call!


Picked-Up St. Paul Area Bids

Call Nelson, 1-888-969-5552, ext 3

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
April-May: $4.70-$4.80/bushel
June-July: $4.70-$4.80/bushel

NEW CROP
sept-Oct: $3.75/bushel
Nov-Dec: $3.75-$3.80/bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
April-May: $5.85-$5.95/bushel
June-July: $5.90-$6.00/bushel

** If graded a feed but is dry and has adequate protein (13%+) and falling number over 300, there is a premium available ***

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
April-May: $3.20
June-July:$3.25-$3.30

– 3CW OATS @ the bin:
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to #2CW bids.

– FEED OATS
@ the bin:
April-July: $2.90-$3.05/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
April-July: $12.25/bu picked up
3% bleached or less – call for higher bleached.

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
April-July: $6.60 picked up

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
April-July: $6.15-6.35/bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin
April-July: $6.25-$6.50


Picked-Up Edmonton Area Bids

Call Clayton or Erin, 1-888-969-5552, ext 1

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
May-June: $5.05-$5.10/ bushel
July-August: $5.10/ bushel
NEW CROP:
Sept-Oct:  $4.00-$4.10/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $4.15-4.20/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
May-June: $6.00-6.10/ bushel
July-August: $6.10-6.15

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
May-July: Feed pricing is currently stronger.
#1/#2 HRS Wheat:
May-July: $6.45-6.75/bu picked up based 13-13.5% protein.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
May-June: $3.40-3.50/ bushel
July-August: $3.30-3.40/ bushel
– 3CW OATS @ the bin:
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.
– FEED OATS @ the bin:
May-June: $2.80-3.00/ bushel, depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
May-June: $12.50/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin

May-June: $6.60-6.65/ bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin:
May-June: $6.50-6.65/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
May-June: $10.60-10.65/ bushel
– FEED FABAS @ the bin
May-June: $6.40-6.50/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of April 9th)
May-July: $9.60-9.70/ bushel
… Give us a call to discuss placing a target, or email Clayton@Agfinity.com or Erin@agfinity.com with your legal land description for a price!


Picked-Up Camrose Area Bids

Call Clayton or Erin, 1-888-969-5552, ext 1

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
April-May: $5.10/ bushel
June-August: $5.15-5.20/ bushel
NEW CROP:
Sept-Oct:  $4.05/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $4.15-4.20/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
April: $6.00-6.10/ bushel
May-June: $6.10-6.30/ bushel
(Good protein? Falling # 285-300 or better? We are seeing an additional $0.25/bu.)

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
April-June: Feed Wheat bids currently stronger.
– #1/#2 HRS Wheat:
April-June: $6.50-6.90/bu picked-up based 13-13.5% protein.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
April-May: $3.35-$3.50/ bushel
June-August: $3.35-3.50/ bushel
*Additional premiums available for excellent colour!
– 3CW OATS @ the bin:
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.
– FEED OATS @ the bin:
Apri-May: $2.90-3.10/ bushel

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
April-May: $12.40-$12.60/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
April-May: $6.40-$6.60/ bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
April: $6.20-$6.40/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
April-May: $10.50/ bushel
– 3CW FABAS @ the bin:
April-May: $9.25/ bushel
– FEED FABAS @ the bin
April-May: $6.40-6.50/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of March 13th)
April: $9.50/ bushel
May-July: $9.60-9.70/ bushel
*Give us a call to discuss placing a target, or email Clayton@agfinity.com with your legal land description for a price!


Picked-Up Vermilion Area Bids

Call Nelson, 1-888-969-5552, ext 3

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
April-May: $4.85-$4.90/bushel
June-July: $4.90/bushel

NEW CROP
:
Sept-Oct: $3.90-$3.95/bushel
Nov-Dec: $3.95-4/bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
April-May: $6.00-$6.05/bushel
June-July: $6.00-$6.05/bushel

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
April-June: $3.45/bushel

– 3CW OATS @ the bin:
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.

– FEED OATS @ the bin:

April-July: $3.05-$3.10/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
April-July: $12.20/bushel
Max 3% bleach:  *Call or email on higher bleach.

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
March-April: $6.60/bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
March-April: $6.50/bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin
April – May $7.00/bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin 
*Give us a call to discuss placing a target, or email Nelson@Agfinity.com with your legal land description for a price!


Picked-Up Red Deer Area Bids
Call Clayton or Erin, 1-888-969-5552, ext 1

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
May-June: $5.10/ bushel
July-August: $5.10-$5.15/ bushel
NEW CROP:
Sept-Oct:  $4.20/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $4.20-4.25/ bushel
Jan-Mar: $4.30-$4.35/ bushel
Apr-June: $4.45-4.50/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
May-June: $6.10/ bushel
July-Aug: $6.15-6.30/ bushel

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
May-July: Currently under feed values.
#1/#2 HRS Wheat:
May-July: $6.40-6.80/ bu picked-up based 13-13.5% protein.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (Subject to sample):
May-August: $3.30-3.45/ bushel
*Additional premiums available for excellent colour.

– 3CW OATS @ the bin:
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.
– FEED OATS:
May-June: $2.80-3.00/ bushel, depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
May-June: $12.20/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
May-June: $6.75/ bu

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
May-June: $6.40-6.45/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
May-June: $10.40/ bushel
– FEED FABAS @ the bin
May-June: $6.50/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of April 9th)
May-July: $9.70-9.80/ bushel


Picked-Up Coronation Area Bids

Call Nelson, 1-888-969-5552, ext 3

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
 April-May: $4.99-$5.05
June-July: $4.95-$5.05

NEW CROP
Sept-Oct: $4.30-4.35/bushel
Nov-Dec: $4.35-$4.40/bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
April-May: $6.10-$6.15/bushel
June-July: $6.15/bushel

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
April-May: $3.38/bushel

– 3CW OATS @ the bin:

$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
April-May: $3.10-3.15 depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
April-May: $12.33/bushel
Max 3% bleach
*Call or email on higher bleach.

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
April-May: $6.55-$6.60/bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
April: $6.33/ bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin
April: $6.15-$6.25/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin 
*Give us a call to discuss placing a target, or email Nelson@Agfinity.com with your legal land description for a price!


Picked-Up Calgary Area Bids

Call Nelson, 1-888-969-5552, ext 3

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
April-May: $5.15-$5.20
June-July: $5.15-$5.20

September/October New Crop: $4.28-$4.38/bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
April-May: $6.35-$6.40/bushel
June-July: $6.35-$6.40/bushel

** If graded a feed but is dry and has adequate protein (13%+) and falling number over 300, there is a premium available ***

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
April-July: $3.40

– 3CW OATS @ the bin:
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to #2CW bids.

– FEED OATS
 @ the bin:
April-July: $3.25-$3.30/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
April-July: $12.60/bu picked up
3% bleached or less – call for higher bleached.

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
April-July: $6.85 picked up

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
April-July: $6.85/bushel

– CANOLA  @ the bin 
*Give us a call to discuss placing a target, or email Nelson@Agfinity.com with your legal land description for a price!


Picked-Up Brooks Area Area Bids
Call Nelson, 1-888-969-5552, ext 3

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
April-May: $5.19-$5.25bushel
June-July: $5.19-$5.25/bushel

September/October New Crop: $4.30-$4.40

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
April-May: $6.30-$6.35/bushel
June-July: $6.30-$6.35/bushel

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
April-May: $3.00/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
April-May: $12.60/bu picked up

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
April-May: $6.60/bushel picked up

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
April-May:$6.40/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin 
*Give us a call to discuss placing a target, or email Nelson@Agfinity.com with your legal land description for a price!


Dlvd Lethbridge / Picture Butte Bids

Call Nelson, 1-888-969-5552, ext 3

– FEED BARLEY :
April-May: $5.45-$5.55/bushel
June-July: $5.45-$5.55/bushel

September-October New Crop: $4.60
November New Crop: $4.60-4.65

– FEED WHEAT :
April-May: $6.60-$6.70/bushel
June-July: $6.60-$6.70/bushel

– FEED OATS :

April-July: $3.66/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS :
April-July: $12.50-$12.75/bushel
August-October New Crop: $8.00/bushel
*Based 3% bleach. Higher % bleached give us a call!

– YELLOW PEAS
April-June: $7.00/bushel
August-October New Crop: $6.50/bushel

– FEED PEAS
April-June: $6.50-$7.00/ bushel delivered

– FEED FABAS
April-June: $6.50-$7.00/bushel delivered

– CANOLA Delivered
*Give us a call to discuss placing a target, or email Nelson@Agfinity.com with your legal land description for a price!


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