Practice Makes Proud-Fect

By January 25, 2017Newsletter

 

 ♪Heart and sooooooul, this melody’s stuck in-my-head.
Heart and sooooooul, my daughter’s learning piano, gladly
And because I’m her daddy
I’ll let her practice madly…♫
 
 
As I’m sure you gathered from my rendition of the ever-catchy, Heart and Soul song, my oldest daughter Victory has taken up piano this year.
 An awfully generous man with a beard – who must have great risk assessment software to keep his north pole operation profitable – granted her wish and gifted her a lightweight keyboard this past Christmas, which, coincidentally, was also on sale at Amazon.ca. And though she also received an iPad mini from her just-as-generous grandparents who topped up the remainder of her savings account, the piano has really struck a chordI’ll humbly accept nominations for best pun of the year on that one.
 
 … There’s something magical about watching your kids practice. And unless you’re a Canadian hockey parent, it doesn’t really matter what they’re practicing, so long as it’s not illegal or overly nerdy…
 
 I also share a non-biological child that makes me proud. But before you go and fire up the ole rumour mill, I’m obviously talking about Agfinity! … Standing tall with 7 harvests under his belt, Agfinity has come a long way in a relatively short time.
 …But you better believe it! Agfinity is only going to get better! And, as one of his parents, I’m making sure of that!
 
 Take 2017 for example… Agfinity is learning to fly this year!

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 Want more photos of Joseph’s beard!? They’ll be coming at you in ways you cannot imagine!! …What about the shirtless combine ride I’m going to take on a sweaty, harvest day this upcoming August…? That photo, I guess, probably won’t be on any of our social media channels. But that doesn’t mean we won’t share the story with you if it happens!
 Intrigued…? These are just a couple examples of the crazy ideas we have crawling out of the woodwork right now.
 
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… We’re going to laugh together! And we might even share the occasional cry… This is farming after all. It’s not always going to be roses, sunshine and monster-sized yields. But it all needs to be talked about, and we’d like to formally invite you to take part! See you in the Twittersphere my Instagramming Facebook friends! 

 

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 ♪Heart and sooooooul, this melody is stuck in your head.
Heart and sooooooul, Agfinity has been tweeting, madly
So please follow us right now
Each new follower receives a cow♫
 
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Market Report –

Tracy Green
 
Barley
: “Barley continues to slide down the profitability rankings list for next year as malt buyers continue to give poor responses to forward pricing,'” stated a central Alberta market analyst.  The feed barley market outlook isn’t great moving forward. We’ve seen delivered Lethbridge prices drop to $3.40-3.45/bushel this week with most buyers covered through to April.  April – May delivered Lethbridge bids now at $3.45 – $3.50/bu.
 
Wheat: Feed wheat bids have softened but there is still fairly good demand for heavy, dry feed wheat. Higher moisture feed wheat still difficult to find homes for.  Many Alberta feedlots have been able to buy wheat out of Saskatchewan at lower levels which has them sitting with very good coverage.  Your best pricing opportunities are with Alberta and BC feed Mills who are still looking for good quality feed wheat that is heavy and dry, with under 3% other grains and low vomi.
 
Oats: Oat prices holding steady with a 5-10 cent carry per month for good quality 2CW milling oats.  We still have a few buyers looking for 3CW oats weighing 40-42 lbs, up to 14% moisture.  Feed oats prices have not changed much in the past month and homes are available if your looking to move some quickly. Prices range from under $2/bu up to $2.20/bu depending on your location.
 
Canola: Canola bids have recovered in 2017 and this is a good pricing opportunity for growers.  Targets of $12/bu dlvd are being hit for May, and $11.70-11.75/bu for March delivery.  New crop canola bids heard at $11/bu delivered.   Check your bins for any signs of heating.  We do have homes available for heated canola if you’re needing to get some moved, but don’t delay, this market revolves entirely around supply and demand, and supply is unfortunately growing.
 
Peas: Green and yellow pea bids have come off slightly with buyers paying $8.75 – 9.00/bu for greens and $8.25-8.50/bu for yellows.  Higher bleached greens $7.50 – 7.80/bu dlvd. Buyers still on the hunt for feed peas and bids heard at $6.10-6.15/bu picked up. Call us with offers!

 

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The Buyer Brief
by Joseph Billett
Barley prices have been eroding over the past week, but to many sellers that work with us consistently this may seem untrue.  However, there are certain markets like this where the price can remain flat, but the buyers are constantly changing. 1-2 weeks ago, many grain companies (Resellers) could buy, margin intact, but the buyers who are currently setting the price are feedlots and they are now seeing coverage out to April and are now pulling their bids back. Nearby options remain with resellers covering holes, and further out pricing opportunities are with feedlots.  Grain is coming to market quickly, buyers can easily buy at their bid today and don’t need to hit counters.

Feed Barley –
February: $2.65-2.70/ bushel
March: $2.70-2.75/ bushel
April-July: $2.75-2.80/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
February-April: $4.00/bu
OR $4.23 dlvd to Sexsmith
Call or email for #1/#2 HRS / CPS.
2CW Oats (MIlling Grade) –
February: $2.80/ bushel
March: $2.85/ bushel
April-May: $2.90/ bushel
3CW Oats –
February-March: $2.30-2.40/ bushel
Feed Oats (Lower quality) –
February: $1.50-2.00/ bu*There are more and more buyers coming to the table for feed oats, so better pricing will come to those posting targets.
#2 Green Peas – 
February-March:
Max 3% bleach: $8.25-8.30/ bushel
Max 10% bleach: $6.75-6.80/ bushel
*Call for discounts on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
February-March: $8.00/ bushel
Feed Peas
-February-March: $5.50-5.75/ bushel
Feed Faba Beans –
February-March: $5.10-5.25/ bushel
 
Feed Barley –
February-March: $2.70-2.75/ bushel *If you have barley under 14% moisture, we may be able to get $2.80-2.85 picked-up.
April-May-June: $2.80-2.90/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
February-March: $4.15-4.20/ bushel
April-May: $4.25-4.30/ bushel
*Call or email for #1/2 HRS / CPS.
2CW Oats (Milling Grade) –
February: $2.95/ bushel
March: $3.00/ bushel
April/May: $3.05/ bushel
3CW Oats –
February-March $2.50-2.55/bushel
Feed Oats –
February: $1.55-2.00/ bushel. *There are more and more buyers coming to the table for feed oats, so better pricing will come to those posting targets.
#2 Green Peas –
February-March:
Max 3% bleach: $8.50-8.55/ bushel
Max 10% bleach: $7.00/ bushel
*Call or email on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
February-March: $8.00-8.05/ bushel
Feed Peas-
February-March: $5.80-6.00/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
February-March: $5.40-5.50/ bushel
 
Feed Barley –
February-March: $2.90-3.00/ bushel *Higher pricing is currently limited to barley testing under 14% mst.
April-June: $3.00/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
February-March: $4.30-4.35/ bushel
April-June: $4.40-4.44/ bushel
*Call/email for #1/#2 HRS.
2CW Oats (Milling Grade) –
February: $3.00/ bushel
March: $3.05/ bushel
April-May: $3.10/ bushel
3CW Oats –
 February-March: $2.60-2.65/ bushel
Feed Oats –
February: $1.80-2.00/ bushel *There are more and more buyers coming to the table for feed oats, so better pricing will come to those posting targets.
#2 Green Peas

February-March:
Max 3% bleach: $8.70/ bushel
Max 10% bleach: $7.20/bushel
*Call for discounts on higher bleach
.
#2 Yellow Peas –
February-March: $8.20/ bushel
Feed Peas –
February-March: $6.10-6.15/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
February-March: $5.75-5.90/ bushel
 
Feed Barley –
February-March: $2.95-3.00/ bushel
April-May: $3.00-3.05/ bushel
Feed Wheat
-February-March: $4.40-4.47/ bushel
April-May: $4.50-4.54/bushel
Call/email for #1/#2 HRS / CPS.
2CW Oats (Milling Grade) –
February: $2.95/ bushel
March: $3.00/ bushel
April/May: $3.05/ bushel
3CW Oats –
$2.50-2.55/ bushel
Feed Oats –
February: $1.55-2.00/ bushel. *There are more and more buyers coming to the table for feed oats, so better pricing will come to those posting targets.
#2 Green Peas –
February-March:
Max 3% bleach: $8.50-8.55/ bushel
Max 10% bleach: $7.00/ bushel
*Call or email on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
February-March: $8.15/ bushel
Feed Peas –
February-March: $6.10-6.15/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
February-March: $5.75-5.93/ bushel
Feed Barley –
Jan-Feb: $2.80-2.85/bu
March-April: $2.85-2.90/bu
Feed Wheat –
Jan-Feb-March: $4.20-4.25/bu
(#1 & #2 HRS Wheat with good protein? Please call)
2CW Oats/Pony –
Jan: $2.60-2.70/bu
Feb-March: $2.80-2.90/bu
3CW Oats –
Jan-Feb: $2.20-2.30/bu
Feed Oats –
Jan-Feb: $1.80-$2.15
#2 Green Peas –
Jan-Feb: $8.40-8.45/bu
*Call for discounts on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
Jan-Feb: $7.70-7.75/bu
Feed Peas –
Jan-Feb-March $6.00-6.10/bu
Feed Fabas –
Jan-Feb-March $5.80-5.90/bu
 
Feed Barley –
February-March: $3.00-3.05/ bushel
April-June: $3.05-3.10/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
February-March: $4.30/ bushel
April-May: $4.35-4.40/ bushel
Call/email to discuss a target, or to get #1 & #2 pricing.
2CW Oats (Milling Grade) –
February-April: $2.85-3.00/ bu
3CW Oats –
February-March: $2.65-2.75/ bushel
Feed Oats
-February: $1.90-2.25/ bushel. *There are more and more buyers coming to the table for feed oats, so better pricing will come to those posting targets.
#2 Green Peas –
January-March
Max 3% bleach: $8.40-8.50/ bushel
Max 10% bleach: $7.00/ bushel
*Call for pricing on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
February-March: $8.20-8.25/ bushel
Feed Peas –
February-March: $6.10-6.15/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
February-March: $5.90-6.00/ bushel
 
Feed Barley –
Jan-Feb: $2.90-2.95/bu
March-April: $2.95-3.00/bu
Feed Wheat –
Jan-Feb-March: $4.20-4.25/bu
2CW Oats –
Jan-Feb: $2.65-2.75/bu
March-April: $2.80-2.90/bu
3CW Oats –
Jan-Feb: $2.20-2.40/bu
Feed Oats –
Jan-Feb: $1.85–2.05/bu
#2 Green Peas –
2CW Jan-Feb: $8.30-8.40/bu picked up (Max 3% Bleached)
#2 Yellow Peas –
2CW Jan-Feb: $7.60-7.65/bu picked up
Feed Peas –
$6.00-6.10/bu picked up
Feed Fabas –
$5.80-5.90/bu picked up
 
Feed Barley –
Jan-Feb: $3.10/bu
Mar-April: $3.10-3.15/bu
May-June: $3.15-3.20/bu
Feed Wheat –
Jan-Feb-March: $4.25-4.35/bu
2CW Oats –
Jan-Feb: $2.65-2.75/bu
3CW Oats –
Jan-Feb: $2.30-2.50/bu
Feed Oats –
Jan-Feb: $1.90-2.05/bu
#2 Green Peas –
Jan-Feb: $8.10-8.20/bu  (Max 3% Greens)
#2 Yellow Peas –
Jan-Feb: $7.60-7.70/bu
Feed Peas –
 
$6.00-6.10/bu picked up
Feed Fabas –
$5.80-5.90/bu picked up
 
Feed Barley –
Jan-Feb: $3.10-3.15/bu
March-April: $3.15-3.20/bu
Feed Wheat –
Jan-Feb-March: $4.30-4.40/bu
2CW Oats –
Jan-Feb: $2.70-2.75/bu
3CW Oats –
Jan-Feb: $2.20-2.30/bu
Feed Oats –
Jan-Feb: $1.95-2.05/bu
#2 Green Peas –
Jan-Feb: $7.50-7.60/bu
#2 Yellow Peas  –
Jan-Feb: $6.50-6.60/bu
Feed Peas –
$6.00-6.10/bu picked up
Feed Fabas –
$5.80-5.90/bu picked up
 
Feed Barley –
Jan-Feb: $3.35-3.40/bu DLVD or $3.18-3.23 FOB March-April: $3.40-3.50/bu DLVD or 3.23-3.33 FOB
Feed Wheat –
Jan-Feb-Mar: $4.20-4.55 or $3.98-4.33 FOB
#2CW Oats-
Jan-Feb: $3.00-3.15 DLVD or $2.88-3.03 FOB
3CW/Fd Oats –
Jan-Feb: $2.30-2.50 DLVD or $2.18-2.38FOB
#2Green Peas –
Jan-Feb: $8.15-8.20 DLVD or $7.93-7.98 FOB
#2Yellow Peas –
Jan-Feb $6.95-7.00 Dlvd or $6.73-6.78 FOB

 

 

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January 25, 2017

Joseph’s birthday!!! Don’t forget!
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