Nobody knows the winner before the start of the game…

By February 27, 2019Newsletter

This past Family Day, Michelle, the kids and I got to go to our first Edmonton Oil Kings game at Rogers Place. And being accustomed to watching the Oilers lose this past season, the home team’s impressive “W” also felt a bit like a first… Our free/gifted tickets happened to be on the attack-twice side, where the Oil Kings scored all five of their goals in the shutout victory against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Now that’s getting your money’s worth!

Feeling pretty good after the second period, and a crisp $20 bill burning a hole in my pocket, I decided to give in to a lifelong desire and buy my first 50/50 ticket. “$3 gets you one number, two for $5, five for $10, or ten for $20,” the man sporting the 50/50 vest told me. “Well,” I replied, pressing $20 into the palm of his hand, “put me down for the ten best numbers you got, partner.”

Something inside me felt different from that moment on. My numbers looked lucky. I felt lucky. And I was soon convinced… The Rogers Place pucks and sticks had aligned in such lucky fashion, I was going to win half of every other wannabe-gambler’s hard-earned money in the building… 11,227 big ones!!

When the third period started, I was only half-watching. My eyes were glued to the 50/50 screen. ‘When are they going to call my number!?!’ … And then, late in the third, the moment finally happened!! They flashed the number on the screen and the announcer read it aloud, – and… and I didn’t even have to look at my ticket to double check… They were off by a mile…

“Well, I’m glad we were able to put $10 toward Edmonton minor hockey…” I justified, pretending I had not been infatuated by the idea of enriching myself just minutes before. As we walked out of the building, I quietly repented and continued enjoying the rest of the day with my family.

50/50… Half for you, half for me! It’s a great sales pitch. You aren’t really spending your money. You’re supporting a great cause with the added bonus of potentially receiving a big reward. Everybody’s a winner! … At least right up until that one, true number is called.

Though the dangerously similar-looking path to self-fulfillment is always nearby, those who earn the opportunity to truly move forward are those brave enough to take chances, and those wise enough to know when to take them.

Over the past few years, you might even feel like you’ve been farming backwards… Burdened by cash flow demands, unable to be as strategic as you once were. But you know, sometimes moving forward is holding your ground. Preparing for the next push. The next build. The next bumper crop harvest with bin-bursting demand.
And, like a 50/50 ticket, the crops might look just right in June and July, but until that one true number is called, it’s going to take a lot of hope, a lot of faith, and – let’s not kid ourselves – a whole lot of luck!

Farming is Forever,
Jared Seitz
1-888-969-5552


Market Report – by Nelson Neumann

Barley: Feed Barley bids into the Lethbridge market, where corn continues to be fed and bought, have remained relatively stable over the past weeks. Delivered bids range from $255-260/MT. Further away from feedlot alley, prices have been picking up. Smaller operations looking to secure coverage for roadban season and seeding time when supplies will be tighter. For good, heavy, dry barley $5.00/bushel FOB farm has been possible as far north as the St. Paul area.

Wheat: Milling wheat futures lowered this week and are now approaching a near 10 month low. One reason for the drop is other grain producing regions lowering pricing to secure market position. Feed wheat bids remain healthy with sellers seeing $6.00 FOB Farm as far north as Edmonton area. Durum bids remain nothing to get excited about and have been trading sideways.

Oats: The good news in regards to oats for many producers is that feed oat values are quite high. There is a strong demand for feed oats and, depending on location, are trading at a value on par with what milling oats were trading at this time last year. Tight supply is the major factor driving pricing higher.

Canola: The canola market has continued to struggle. Overall, there is a bearish outlook going forward. Recently, the price fell due to a number of factors, including: reported increased supplies estimates, soybean futures dropping and a stronger Canadian dollar. The closely related soybean futures took a knock as China still has not stepped up and resumed purchasing American beans.

Peas: Not much news in the pea markets. Green peas came down from the highest they have been this year to $12.00 delivered in central Alberta. Yellow peas have been trading sideways again at $7.25 delivered in the same area. The market is currently neutral on yellows with there potentially being an upside further out.

Nelson Neumann 
Jr Trader 

The Feed Buyer Brief – by Joseph Billett

Feedlots and resellers have been actively buying over the past few weeks. Barley seems to be easier to find, but buyers are needing to hit the ask to secure tonnage. Wheat has been difficult to find, not that supply isn’t there, but we feel the producer is holding tight on selling their wheat. Not sure if the reason is price-based or spec-based. Many sellers are waiting to hear back on their wheat’s sample results to be completely sure before selling into the feed market. With these current prices and buyers now focusing on April – May, the premiums for this market may be covered before we see the snow melt (which may be June). Feeders are having a tough time chasing these feed prices and haggling over discount schedules. Southern buyers that are able, still have easy access to corn and will continue to buy into their rations if needed.

Something to think on: Demand is king! If margins are not available over the summer for keeping cattle on feed, they will be sold or shipped south. After April – May tonnage is bought, how much supply will be needed to get to harvest? And will demand support current prices?

Let me know your thoughts! @JosephBillett


Picked-Up La Crete Area Bids

Call Jared, 1-888-969-5552, ext 1

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
March: $4.15-4.20/ bushel
April-July: $4.25-4.35/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
March-April: $5.35-5.50/ bushel
May-June: $5.40-5.50/ bushel

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
March-July: Feed pricing currently stronger.
#1/#2 HRS Wheat:
March-May: $6.40-6.90/ bushel picked-up based 13-13.5% protein.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
March-April 2019: $2.80-2.90/ bushel
May-August 2019: $2.85-2.90/ bushel
*Higher pricing available for excellent colour.
– 3CW OATS @ the bin:
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.
– FEED OATS @ the bin:
March-April: $2.20-2.25/ bushel, depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
March-May: $10.75/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
March-May: $6.35/ bushel picked-up

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

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $9.80/ bushel
– 3CW FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $8.60/ bushel
– FEED FABAS @ the bin
March-May: $6.00/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of February 27th):
Based Max 2% Green!

March-April: $9.90-9.95/ bushel
May-July: $9.95-10.00/ bushel

Picked-Up Grande Prairie Area Bids
Call Jared, 1-888-969-5552, ext 1

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
Mar: $4.50-4.60/ bushel (higher pricing for March is limited)
Apr-Jun: $4.70/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
March- 1st 1/2 April: $5.80-5.90/ bushel
Last 1/2 April – June: $5.90-6.00/ bushel

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

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
March-April 2019: $3.05-3.15/ bushel
May-August: $3.05-3.10/ bushel
– 3CW OATS @ the bin
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.
– FEED OATS @ the bin
March: $2.60-2.75/ bushel, depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
March-May: $11.20/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
March-May: $6.75-6.85/ bushel

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

– 2CW FABA BEANS @ the bin
March-May: $10.20/ bushel
– 3CW FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $8.95/ bushel
– FEED FABAS @ the bin
March-May: $5.90-6.00/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of February 27th)
Based Max 2% Green!

March: $10.20-10.40/ bushel
April-July: $10.30-10.40/ bushel

Picked-Up Athabasca Area Bids

Call Jared, 1-888-969-5552, ext 1

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
March: $4.80-4.85/ bushel
April-July: $4.90-5.00/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
March: $5.90-6.15/ bushel
April-June: $6.00-6.15/ bushel

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
March-July: Currently lower than feed.
#1/#2 HRS Wheat:
March-July: $6.50-7.00/bu picked-up (13-13.5% protein).

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
March-Apr 2019: $3.25-3.35/ bushel
May-August 2019: $3.25-3.30/ bushel
– 3CW OATS @ the bin:
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.
– FEED OATS @ the bin:
March: $2.70-2.90/ bushel depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
March-May: $11.50/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
March-May: $6.75/ bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
March-April: $6.30-6.50/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $10.25-10.50/ bushel
– 3CW FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $9.25/ bushel
– FEED FABAS @ the bin
March-May: $6.20-6.30/ bushel

– #1 CANOLA @ the bin (as of February 27th)
Mar-April: $10.30-10.60/ bushel
May-Jun: $10.50-10.70/ bushel

  Picked-Up St. Paul Area Bids

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

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
March: $4.75-$4.80/bushel
April-May: $4.80-$4.85/bushel
June-July: $4.85-$4.90/bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
March: $5.85-$5.90/bushel
April-May: $5.90-$5.95/bushel
June-July: $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):
March-April: $3.15-$3.20

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

– FEED OATS
@ the bin:
March-April: $2.80-$3.00/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
March-April: $11.40/bu picked up
3% bleached or less – call for higher bleached.

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
March-April $6.65 picked up

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

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

Picked-Up Edmonton Area Bids

Call Jared, 1-888-969-5552, ext 1

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
March: $5.00/ bushel
April-July: $5.10-5.15/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
March-April: $6.15-6.40/ bushel (higher pricing based max 14.5% mst)

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
March-July: Feed pricing is currently stronger.
#1/#2 HRS Wheat:
March-July: $6.50-7.00/bu picked up based 13-13.5% protein.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
March: $3.30-3.40/ bushel
April-August: $3.30-3.35/ bushel
– 3CW OATS @ the bin:
$0.10-0.25/bushel discount to 2cw bids.
– FEED OATS @ the bin:
March-June: $2.75-3.00/ bushel, depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
March-May: $11.63/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
March-May: $7.00/ bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin:
March: $6.75/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $10.60-10.65/ bushel

– 3CW FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $9.35-9.40/ bushel

– SAMPLE FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $9.10-9.15/ bushel

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

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of February 27th)
March: $10.45-10.65
April-July: $10.50-10.75/ bushel

Picked-Up Camrose Area Bids

Call Jared, 1-888-969-5552, ext 1

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
March: $5.10-5.20/ bushel
April-June: $5.20-5.25/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
March: $6.15-6.20/ bushel
April-June: $6.35-6.40/ bushel

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
March-June: Feed Wheat bids currently stronger.
– #1/#2 HRS Wheat:
March-June: $6.50-7.00/bu picked-up based 13-13.5% protein.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
March: $3.25-3.35/ bushel
April-May: $3.35-3.40/ bushel
June-August: $3.40-3.45/ bushel
*Additional premiums available for excellent colour!

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

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
March: $2.90-3.10/ bushel

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
March-May: $11.50/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
March-May: $7.00/ bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
March: $6.75/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $10.50/ bushel

– 3CW FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $9.25/ bushel

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

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of February 27th)
March-April: $10.50-10.70/ bushel
May-July: $10.80-10.90/ bushel

Picked-Up Vermilion Area Bids

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

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
March: $4.85-$4.95
April-May: $4.90-$4.95
June-July: $4.90-$5.00

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

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (subject to sample):
February-March: $3.25/bshl

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

– FEED OATS @ the bin:

February-March: $2.80-$3.00/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
March-April: $11.40-$11.50/bushel
Max 3% bleach:  *Call or email on higher bleach.

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
March-April: $6.80/bushel

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
March-April: $6.75/bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin
March-April $7.00/bushel

Picked-Up Red Deer Area Bids
Call Jared, 1-888-969-5552, ext 1

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
March: $5.10-5.20/ bushel
April-July: $5.25-5.30/ bushel

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
March: $6.25/ bushel
April-June: $6.25-6.40/ bushel

– #1/2 CPSR WHEAT:
March-July: Currently under feed values.

– #1/#2 HRS Wheat:
March-June: $6.50-7.00/ bu picked-up based 13-13.5% protein.

– 2CW OATS @ the bin (Subject to sample):
March: $3.30-3.35/ bushel
April-August: $3.35-3.45/ bushel
*Additional premiums available for excellent colour.

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

– FEED OATS:
March: $2.80-3.00/ bushel, depending on quality

– 2CW GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
Max 3% bleach:
March-May: $11.50/ bushel

– 2CW YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
March-May: $7.00/ bu

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
March-April: $6.75-6.90/ bushel

– 2CW FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $10.40/ bushel

– 3CW FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $9.15/ bushel

– SAMPLE FABAS @ the bin:
March-May: $8.90/ bushel

– FEED FABAS @ the bin
March-May: $6.50/ bushel

– CANOLA @ the bin (as of February 27th)
Feb-March: $10.50-10.70/ bushel
April-July: $10.80-10.90/ bushel

Picked-Up Coronation Area Bids

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

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
March: $5.05-$5.10/bushel
April-May: $5.10-$5.15
June-July: $5.15-$5.20

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
March: $6.10/bushel
April-May: $6.15
June-July: $6.20

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

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

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
March-April: $2.80-$3.00 depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
March-April: $11.58/bushel
Max 3% bleach
*Call or email on higher bleach.

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
March-April: $6.80

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

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

Picked-Up Calgary Area Bids

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

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
March: $5.20-$5.25
April-May: $5.25-$5.32
June-July: $5.25-$5.35

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
March: $6.20-$6.30/bushel
April-July: $6.35-$6.45/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):
March – July: $3.35-$3.50

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

– FEED OATS
@ the bin:
March – April: $2.80-$3.15/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
February – April: $11.50-$11.75/bu picked up
3% bleached or less – call for higher bleached.

– YELLOW PEAS @ the bin
March – April $6.95 picked up

– FEED PEAS @ the bin
March – April: $6.50-$7.00/bushel

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

– FEED BARLEY @ the bin:
March: $5.15-$5.20/bushel
April-May: $5.20-$5.25
June-July: $5.30

– FEED WHEAT @ the bin:
March: $6.35-$6.40/bushel
April-May: $6.40-$6.45
June-July: $6.50

– FEED OATS @ the bin:
March-April: $2.80-$3.00/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS @ the bin:
March-April: $11.09/bu picked up

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

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

Dlvd Lethbridge / Picture Butte Bids

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

– FEED BARLEY :
March: $5.55-$5.60/bushel
April-May: $5.65-$5.70/bushel
June-July: $5.60-$5.70/bushel

– FEED WHEAT :
March: $6.65/bushel
April-May: $6.80-$6.85bushel
June-July: $6.85/bushel

– FEED OATS :
March-May: $3.00-$3.50/ bushel depending on quality.

– GREEN PEAS :
March-April: $12.00
*Based 3% bleach. Higher % bleached give us a call!

– YELLOW PEAS
March-April: $7.00

– FEED PEAS
March-April: $7.00-$7.15/ bushel delivered

– FEED FABAS
March-April: $7.00-$7.50/bushel delivered


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