2014/2015 Corn and Soybean Storage and Discounts: Patrons: Effective September 1, 2014, UFC will implement the new corn and soybean charges and discounts that accompany this letter. In the past, UFC and its management with the consent of the board of directors would set a corn moisture discount per ½ pt of moisture, (last year 5 cents per 1/2pt or 10 cents per point). UFC has, with management’s recommendation and the board of director’s consent, decided to change from setting a pre-harvest discount on gross bushels to the new Dry/Shrink charges that are becoming more common in today’s volatile market place. Under the new system, wet corn bushels will be assessed a drying charge per 1 pt of moisture of 3.0 cents and wet bushels will be shrunk down to dry bushels at a rate of 1.4% shrink per 1pt of moisture. Drying and hauling charges will be based off of wet bushels, while storage/DP charges will be applied to dry bushels. How will the new corn moisture discounts compare to years past: very similar to both the elevator and producer.
Example of the new discount and old one: Producer hauls in 500 bu of 18% corn to be Sold at Fall price of $3.35
New Discount: Dry/Shrink 3 cents/pt Old Discount: 10 cents/pt moisture Drying charge of 9?/wet bu (3? x 3pts) Moisture discount of 30?/bu Shrink of 4.2% of bushels (1.4% x 3pts) = 21bu Payment: Payment: 479 dry bu x $3.35 = $1,604.65 500bu x $3.35 = $1,675 Drying Charge -$45.00 Moisture Disc -$150 Total Check amount: $1,559.65 Total Check amount: $1,525.00
As you can see in the example above, the total economic impact of the new moisture discount program will be negligible to both the producer and elevator. For those of you that grow NON-GMO corn, premiums will be paid on dry bushels. Again, Drying and Hauling charges will be charged on wet bushels as that is truly what is being handled, where storage/DP charges will be figured on dry bushels for the same reason. The new corn moisture Dry/Shrink will still provide the ability to average moisture out of the bin as grain that averages dry enough, will not be assessed the corresponding drying charge. As typical for years past, corn for sale will be discounted or dry/shrink down to 15.0% moisture, and corn for storage/DP will go down to 14.0% moisture. For our patrons, the biggest change will be that of dry bushels being used for payment vs gross (wet bushels) in the past. Corn and Soybean Storage/Dp charges will be 18? this year for 90 days to reflect the stronger demand for storage with record corn and soybean crops being projected. Grain space will be short throughout much of the Midwest this fall and cash carrying charges continue to inch wider. We all look forward to serving you this fall and wish everyone a SAFE and bountiful harvest.
Fall Pasture Management – Plan Now For Faster Turnout This Spring Pastures this green in October are unheard of. As this grass year continues it may be tempting to leave those cows out on grass or keep calves on their side and graze for a little while longer. As we do this, be sure to look ahead to next year and make sure we don’t hurt ourselves by grazing too long in the fall. Fall is when the plant will store carbohydrates and “hibernate” over the winter to generate new plant growth next spring. Leaf regrowth slows into fall as temperatures drop and the environment becomes unfavorable. While the leaf tissue dies during the winter, the buds and roots of the plant remain as living tissues and continue to use energy. If stored carbohydrates are insufficient, spring regrowth is reduced and can delay spring turnout. Utilization of fall grazing is important to lower winter feeding costs. But let’s make sure that continuing to graze fall pastures is not hurting us next spring. Look to some alternatives as corn stalk grazing and any stockpiled pastures that you may have. Here are some tips to avoid overgrazing fall pastures.
For orchardgrass, graze the pastures no lower thatn 4 to 5 inches
For tall fescue and bluegrass pastures, leave a 3 to 4 inch stand.
Spring may be a few months off, but now is the time to start thinking about maximizing next year’s forage as well!
Resources from Rory Lewandowski, OSU Extension Educator, Wayne County
Fall Hours: Open Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm Open Saturday 8am - 12 noon.
UFC open storage is full. We are still offering DP, but no longer offering open storage. If you have questions please call your local location.
Spot Grain Pricing Effective June 1, 2014
All spot grain from elevator open to close will be priced at the 2:00 p.m. closing bid price.
Contracts will be written for any loads you want priced at any time during the day.
Grain hauled on day when CBOT is closed will be priced on previous closing bid.
Saturday/Sunday prices will be Friday’s closing bid.
UFC had its regularly scheduled board meeting Tuesday September 16, 2014 at Ursa. Joe Zumwalt (former President) and Alan Donley (former Vice President) both retired from the board. We have two new board members being Charles Krueger from Kahoka, MO and Eric Cassens from Camp Point, IL. Nominations were held at the beginning of this meeting with the following results: Scott Wray – President, Ted Knorr – Vice President, Scott Rutledge – Secretary and Kevin Roskamp – Treasurer. When you see these board members (retired and present) please take a moment to thank them for their service. (UFC has a seven member board: Scott Wray, Ted Knorr, Scott Rutledge, Kevin Roskamp, Roger Sutter, Charles Krueger and Eric Cassens)
A light rain and snow mix along with windy conditions is in store for the eastern Midwest Friday, focusing on the Great Lakes. This combination will cause some disruptions in harvest and possible transportation issues. Dry conditions are in store elsewhere, offering good chances for harvest activity. Very cold conditions in northern and central areas will help drying for crops as well. » More DTN Weather Commentary
Posted at 5:48AM Fri Oct 31, 2014 CDT
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