It’s tough to see what you’re looking at if you don’t know where you’re standing.

By September 25, 2019Newsletter
For some time, we have wanted a telescope. Amy and I actually got the bug back in 2007-2008 at Agri-Trade in Red Deer. The company All-Star Telescope had a booth there. Now back then there was no way that we had $1800 to spend on a cool telescope but we both agreed that it was something that we wanted to get into one day. Jump ahead 11 years and my wife had been wanting to get me a telescope for the last few years it just hasn’t worked out, but this fall she was adamant to get one. She called All-Star Telescope and asked what the best Telescope for our family would be, she mentioned that we would like something portable that we can take camping and out to the lake lot without too much grief and they recommended the Celestron Nexstar 6SE. So, our plan was this fall to do a camping weekend at Gleniffer Lake and then spend a few hours at All-Star in Didsbury picking up our telescope and they were going to walk us through how to use this portal to the stars.
 
Unfortunately, the weekend that we had planned to go to Didsbury we had to shoot down to Abbotsford for a funeral. However just before we left, Amy was looking on Kijiji and for the first time ever actually saw the Celestron Nexstar 6SE posted out of Edmonton for half the price. We went and checked it out, the fella selling it lived in the city with a new baby and realized that he wasn’t going to get out to gaze at the stars at night when he will be needing all the sleep he can get. We agreed enthusiastically about the woes of newborns hoping this would elicit a better price for the telescope. We bought it and took it home and waited impatiently for the next clear night. In case you just got to Alberta and the Spruce Grove area there hasn’t been an epidemic of clear skies, but we were ready when it happened.
 
Finally, a week ago it was turning into a clear, beautiful evening so Amy and I packed up our telescope and drove to our friends’ acreage just outside of Spruce Grove. Its situated on a quarter section of land so there are no neighbors close by and little light. This was it, the night that we get to gaze into the celestials, we couldn’t wait. The other thing we couldn’t do was get the telescope to work. Now this is pretty cool piece of technology it has a camera that takes a 360 view of your area and you input the date and time and your location and it’s supposed to calibrate where it is and then you can select different stars and wa-la astronomy. Our telescope had no way of knowing where it was, the camera wasn’t connecting to the telescope. This was very frustrating for Amy who had taken all the time and found this telescope and did a bunch of research on how to use it. Then a crystal-clear night comes and its as useless as I was helping her. That night was a bust for star gazing, but we did have a great evening under the stars drinking wine with our friends.
 
This past weekend after Amy read all the troubleshooting articles and watched all the YouTube videos, she figured it out. Of course, this one cord was in the wrong spot, but what’s important is that on Saturday night we got to see the stars up close. Now we were in the backyard in town and it definitely wasn’t a dark sky preserve but we took it. The kids got to see the rings of Saturn and a handful of other stars and they are hooked. It is a very cool experience to look into space with your kids.
 
That whole story to say, that the telescope couldn’t look out until it knew where it was. The same goes for your fancy GPS units in your combine and tractor if it doesn’t know where it is, there is no way it can calibrate where it is going. I believe the same goes for us, it’s a lot easier to set a goal in life when we know where we’re starting. That’s the reason we hop on the scale on January 1st and make a resolution. But this harvest as we wait and wait some more to get into the field take a second and think about where you’re starting and where you want to go this year. Look beyond all the issues with harvest and crappy prices to where are you at, and where do you want to go. I find that I reflect on this a lot in September during harvest, autumn and the start of the school year for the kids. It always feels like the start of a new year. Keep up the grind, here’s to dry days and clear star-filled nights.
 
Because Farming is Forever
Joseph Billett

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Market Report – by Nelson Neumann

Nelson is out sick today, but he will be back tomorrow and his Market Report will be back in our next issue.
 
In the meantime, we would like you to introduce Agfinity’s newest plower!
Lacey Beamish
Plower, Red Deer South – Vegreville East
Lacey was fortunate enough to be born and raised in Alberta, growing up on a family farm north of Westlock with her two sisters. She takes pride in being a country girl and really enjoys being out in nature or just taking a drive down the back roads. Camping and slow-pitch are among some of her favorite things to do once the warm weather hits; she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty and is up for a challenge, whether it be out on the ball field or in her professional life.
 
For fun Lacey enjoys spending time with family and friends, this includes her dog Bailey; whether it’s having a meal together, playing board games or going on a road trip, time spent with loved ones is always number one on her list! You can also catch her checking out antique shops or looking for her next bargain! Bargain shopping is a skill she learned from her Grandma at an early age.
 

Lacey is excited to be a part of the Agfinity team and is really looking forward to working in the agricultural industry. With her enthusiastic and bubbly personality, you’re sure to have a positive experience trading with her. 


Buyer Brief –   by Sandra Correia-Letendre

Drop…drop… drop…this is what we have seen in the feed market the last few weeks. How low can this really go? This week barley is trading at $190-$195/mt delivered Lethbridge for Oct/Nov. Buyers seem to be in a good position right now and are still waiting for prices to come down. There doesn’t seem to be as much urgency for spot shipments so far this week.
Harvest is still slow going for most of Alberta. Central Alberta has started combining but there have been many delays due to weather. This has made it hard to trade grain in these areas as the movement continues to move back and buyers are bidding for the most part to get this right away. Once this comes off, there will be a surplus of grain which may continue to bring prices down for the interim. Buyers are counting on this.
“The total harvest was estimated at 18 percent complete, which was up five points from the previous week, but well behind the five-year average of 31 percent done”, according to Western Producer. The good news is in the south, harvest has been well on its way if not complete. Let’s hope the weather cooperates this week so harvest can get into full swing and we can get trading.

Seller’s Tip : If you can’t hold onto your grain, then you may want to sell before prices keep dropping. Even if you may only want to sell a few loads. Let us help you get the best value for your grain, 1-888-969-5552.


Athabasca County

***PICKED-UP GRAIN PRICES***

Feed Markets have been on decline, prices are subject to change

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
Sept-Oct: $3.50-3.65/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $3.70-$3.80/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
Sept-Oct: $4.50-$4.80/ bushel

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
Feed Prices currently Better

#1/#2 HRS Wheat:
Sept-Oct: $5.10-$5.30/bushel picked-up (13-13.5% protein)
Nov-Dec: $5.20-$5.30/bushel

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
Sept-Oct: $2.80-2.90/ bushel
– 3CW OATS @ the bin:
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.- FEED OATS @ the bin:
Sept: $2.50-$2.60/ bushel depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
Sept-Novemeber: $6.80-6.90/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
Sept-November: $5.60-$5.70/ bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
Sept: $5.20/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin
Sept-Novemeber: $7.13/ bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin:
Sept: $6.25-6.40/ bushel

– #1 CANOLA @ the bin (as of September 18th )
Sept-Oct: $8.90-9.10/ bushel
Nov-Dec- $9.10-$9.20/ 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!

Barrhead County

***PICKED-UP GRAIN PRICES***
Feed Markets have been on decline, prices are subject to change- FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
Sept-Oct: $3.50-3.75/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $3.75-$3.80/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
Sept: $4.50-4.80/ bushel

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
Feed Prices currently Better

#1/#2 HRS Wheat:(13-13.5% protein)
Sept-Oct: $5.10-$5.30/bu
Nov-Dec: $5.15-$5.30

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
Sept-Oct: $2.70-2.90/ bushel

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

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
Sept: $2.50-2.60/ bushel depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
Sept-Novemeber: $6.90/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
Sept-November: $5.60/ bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
Sept: $5.20/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin
Sept-Novemeber: $7.13/ bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin:
Sept: $6.25-6.40/ bushel

– #1 CANOLA @ the bin (as of September 10th )
Sept: $9.00-9.20/ bushel
Oct- $9.10-$9.30/ 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!

Calgary Area

***PICKED-UP GRAIN PRICES***

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
September-October: $3.90-$3.95
November-December: $3.90-$4.00

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
September-November: $5.25

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
September-October: $3.00-$3.15/bushel

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

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
September-October: $2.60-$2.75/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
September-October: $7.20/bu picked up
3% bleached or less – call for higher bleached.

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
September-October: $5.95-$6.00/bushel
November-December: $6.15-$6.20/bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
September-October: $5.50-$5.75/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!

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

Camrose County

***PICKED-UP GRAIN PRICES***

– FEED BARLEY
Sept-Oct: $3.50-3.70/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $3.80-3.90/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
Sept-Oct: $4.95/bushel

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
Sept: Feed Wheat bids currently stronger.

– #1/#2 HRS Wheat:
Sept: $5.45/bushel

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
Sept-Oct: $2.70-2.90/ bushel
*Additional premiums available for excellent colour!

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

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
Sept: $2.50/ bushel

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
Sept: $7.15/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
Sept-Oct: $5.90/ bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
Sept: $5.50-$5.90/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
Sept: $7.40/ bushel

– 3CW FABAS @ the bin:
Sept: $7.20/ bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin
Sept: $6.40-6.50/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of September 10th)
Sept-Oct: $9.50-9.80/bushel
*Give us a call to discuss placing a target, or email Clayton@agfinity.com with your legal land description for a price!

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

Edmonton Area

***PICKED-UP GRAIN PRICES***

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
Sept-Oct: $3.50-$3.60/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $3.70-3.80/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
Sept-Oct: $4.70-$4.95/bushel
If off the field right now and ready to ship premiums may be availible

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT
September: Feed pricing is currently stronger.
#1/#2 HRS Wheat:
Sept-OCt $5.25-$5.55/bu picked up based 13-13.5% protein.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
September: $2.80-3.00/ bushel

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

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
Sept: $2.50-$2.60/ bushel, depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
September-Novemeber: $7.10-7.80/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
Sept: $5.60-$5.90/ bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin:
Sept: $5.50/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
Sept: $6.90-$7.30/ bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin
Sept: $5.90/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of September 10th)
Sept: $9.00-$9.30/bushel
Oct: $9.20-$9.40/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 Erin or Clayton a call!

Grande Prairie County

***PICKED-UP GRAIN PRICES***

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
NEW CROP:
Sept-Oct:  $3.30-3.50/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $3.60-3.70/ bushel
Jan-Mar: $3.80-$3.90/ bushel
Apr-June: $4.00/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
September: $5.00-5.10/ bushel
If off the field and ready to load we are seeing some premiums!
… Good protein? Falling # 285-300 or better? We are seeing an additional $0.25/bu.

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
September-October: Feed pricing currently stronger.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
September: $2.70/ bushel

– 3CW OATS @ the bin
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.
– FEED OATS @ the bin
September: $2.50/ bushel, depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
September: $7.40/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
September: $5.20/ bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin:
September: $5.00/ bushel

– 2CW FABA BEANS @ the bin
September: $6.60/ bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin
September: $5.90-6.00/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of August 28th)
Based Max 2% Green!
September: $9.20/ bushel
Call Clayton@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!

Lethbridge County

***DELIVERED GRAIN PRICES***

– FEED BARLEY :
September-October: $4.01-$4.08 (Homes available for 42-43lb/bu call for pricing)
November-December: $4.08-$4.19

– FEED WHEAT :
September-October: $5.23-$5.37

– FEED OATS :
September-October: $3.15/bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS :
September-October: $7.50/bushel
*Based 3% bleach. Higher % bleached give us a call!

– YELLOW PEAS
September-October New Crop: $6.25/bushel

– FEED PEAS
September-October: $6.00/bushel

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

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

Mackenzie County

***PICKED-UP GRAIN PRICES***

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
NEW CROP:
Sept-Oct:  $2.80-3.00/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $3.05-3.10/ bushel
Jan-Mar: $3.15/ bushel
Apr-June: $3.20-3.25/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
September: $4.20-4.30/ bushel

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
September-October: Feed pricing currently stronger.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
September: $2.50/ bushel
*Higher pricing available for excellent colour.

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

FEED OATS @ the bin:
September: $2.20-2.30/ bushel, depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
September: $6.30

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
September: $5.15/ bushel picked-up

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
September: $5.00/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
September: $6.53/ bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin
September: $6.00/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of August 28th):
Based Max 2% Green!
September: $8.90-9.00/ bushel
*Give us a call to discuss placing a target, or email Clayton@agfinity.com with your legal land description for a price!

… Need a price for something else? Please email or give me a call!- 1888-969-5552  Ex1 for Clayton Ex5 for Erin

Newell County

***PICKED-UP GRAIN PRICES***

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
September-October: $3.75 (Homes available for 42-43lb/bu call for pricing)
November-December: $3.86-$3.91 January – February $3.96 – 4.01/bu April -June $4.08-4.13/bu (we also have homes with moisture tolerance discounts to apply)

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
September – October: Quick Movement Opportunity (If you have Wheat combined and ready to ship premiums may be available)  $5.40-5.45/bu

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
September-October: $2.60-$2.70/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
September-October: $7.10/bu picked up

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
September-October: $5.85-$6.00
November-December: $6.05-$6.15

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
August: $5.50-$6.00/ 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!

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

Paintearth County

*** PICKED-UP GRAIN PRICES***

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
September-October: $3.70-3.75/bu –  (Homes available for 42-43lb/bu call for pricing)
November-December: $3.60-3.75/bu January – February $3.71 – 3.96/bu April -June $3.82-3.97/bu (we also have homes with moisture tolerance discounts to apply)

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
September – October: Quick Movement Opportunity (If you have Wheat combined and ready to ship premiums may be available)  $5.29/bu November – December $4.50 – $4.75/bu

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
September-October: $2.95-$3.00/bushel

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

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
September-October: $2.50-$2.75/bushel

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
September-October: $7.00/bushel
Max 3% bleach
*Call or email on higher bleach.

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
September-October: $5.80/bushel
November-December: $6.00/bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
September-October: $5.50/ 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!

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

Red Deer County

***PICKED-UP GRAIN PRICES***

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
Sept-Oct:  $3.60-3.70/ bushel
Nov-Dec: $3.70/ bushel
Jan-Mar: $3.70-3.80/ bushel
Apr-June: $3.90-4.00/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
September: $4.80/ bushel

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
September: Feed Wheat bids currently stronger.

-#1/#2 HRS Wheat:
September: $5.50-5.60/bu picked-up based 13-13.5% protein.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (Subject to sample):
September: $2.90-$3.00/ bushel
*Additional premiums available for excellent colour.

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

– FEED OATS:
September: $2.70/bushel, depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
September: $7.60/bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
September: $5.50/bu

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
September: $5.30/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
September: $6.25/ bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin
September: $5.70/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of August 28th)
September: $9.70-$9.90/ 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 me a call!
…Call to chat about spring threshed!

St. Paul County

***PICKED-UP GRAIN PRICES***

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
September-October: $3.25-3.30/bu  (Homes available for 42-43lb/bu call for pricing)
November-December: $3.36-$3.41 January – February $3.47-3.52/bu April -June $3.58-3.63/bu (we also have homes with moisture tolerance discounts to apply)

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
September – October: Quick Movement Opportunity (If you have Wheat combined and ready to ship premiums may be available)  $5.00-5.42bu

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
September-October: $2.80-$2.85
November-December: $2.90

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

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
September-October: $2.40-$2.60/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
September-October: $7.00/bu picked up
3% bleached or less – call for higher bleached.

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
September-October: $5.80/bushel
November-December: $5.95

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
September-October: $5.30-$5.50/bushel

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

Vermilion River County

***PICKED-UP GRAIN PRICES***

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
September-October: $3.40-$3.50/bu (Homes available for 42-43lb/bu call for pricing)
November-December: $3.45-$3.55/bu January-February $3.56-3.61/bu April -June $3.67-3.72/bu (we also have homes with moisture tolerance discounts to apply)

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
September-October: Quick Movement Opportunity (If you have Wheat combined and ready to ship premiums may be available) $5.04-5.50/bu

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
September-December: $2.90-$3.00

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

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
September-October: $2.65-$2.75

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
September-October: $7.00
Max 3% bleach:*Call or email on higher bleach.

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
September-October: $5.85/bushel
November-December: $5.90-$6.00

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
September-October: $5.50/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!

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


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