Friday, December 19, 2014  
 
 

Futures
@C - CORN - CBOT
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Mar 15 410'6 410'6 407'0 407'4 -3'4 411'0 03:10A Chart for @C5H Options for @C5H
May 15 419'0 419'2 415'4 416'0 -3'4 419'4 03:10A Chart for @C5K Options for @C5K
Jul 15 425'6 425'6 422'2 422'4 -3'6 426'2 03:10A Chart for @C5N Options for @C5N
Sep 15 428'0 428'0 425'4 425'4 -3'0 428'4 03:10A Chart for @C5U Options for @C5U
Dec 15 434'0 434'2 431'4 431'4 -3'2 434'6 03:08A Chart for @C5Z Options for @C5Z
Mar 16 442'0 442'0 440'0 440'4 -2'4 443'0 03:08A Chart for @C6H Options for @C6H
May 16 448'0 448'0 447'4 447'4 -1'2 448'6 03:08A Chart for @C6K Options for @C6K
Jul 16 451'4 451'4 450'0 451'2 -1'2 452'4 03:05A Chart for @C6N Options for @C6N
@S - SOYBEANS - CBOT
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Jan 15 1034'6 1035'6 1028'4 1030'0 -5'0 1035'0 03:10A Chart for @S5F Options for @S5F
Mar 15 1043'0 1044'0 1036'4 1038'0 -5'2 1043'2 03:10A Chart for @S5H Options for @S5H
May 15 1050'0 1051'0 1044'0 1045'2 -5'0 1050'2 03:10A Chart for @S5K Options for @S5K
Jul 15 1055'0 1056'0 1049'6 1051'0 -5'0 1056'0 03:10A Chart for @S5N Options for @S5N
Aug 15 1049'6 1049'6 1049'6 1049'6 -4'0 1053'6 03:10A Chart for @S5Q Options for @S5Q
Sep 15 1034'4 1034'4 1032'6 1032'6 -1'6 1034'4 03:08A Chart for @S5U Options for @S5U
Nov 15 1019'0 1020'0 1016'4 1018'6 -1'0 1019'6 03:10A Chart for @S5X Options for @S5X
Jan 16 1023'6 1023'6 1021'4 1021'4 -3'6 1025'2 03:06A Chart for @S6F Options for @S6F
@W - WHEAT - CBOT
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Mar 15 654'0 654'4 635'4 637'0 -18'2 655'2 03:10A Chart for @W5H Options for @W5H
May 15 655'0 655'0 635'2 638'0 -18'6 656'6 03:10A Chart for @W5K Options for @W5K
Jul 15 652'0 652'4 629'0 631'0 -23'0 654'0 03:10A Chart for @W5N Options for @W5N
Sep 15 648'0 648'2 635'0 637'6 -23'0 660'6 03:11A Chart for @W5U Options for @W5U
Dec 15 668'0 668'0 643'4 646'6 -23'2 670'0 03:10A Chart for @W5Z Options for @W5Z
Mar 16 666'2 666'2 659'6 661'4 -14'0 675'4 03:09A Chart for @W6H Options for @W6H
SM - SOYBEAN MEAL - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Jan 15 3615 3670 3615 3653 60 3653s 12/18 Chart for SM5F Options for SM5F
Mar 15 3531 3565 3531 3533 42 3539s 12/18 Chart for SM5H Options for SM5H
May 15 3475 3475 3475 3475 32 3484s 12/18 Chart for SM5K Options for SM5K
Jul 15 3440 27 3467s 12/18 Chart for SM5N Options for SM5N
Aug 15 3405 22 3454s 12/18 Chart for SM5Q Options for SM5Q
Sep 15 3395 23 3433s 12/18 Chart for SM5U Options for SM5U
LH - LEAN HOGS - CME
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Feb 15 81.400 82.100 81.100 81.900 1.400 81.875s 12/18 Chart for LH5G Options for LH5G
Apr 15 83.200 83.300 82.450 83.250 1.325 83.225s 12/18 Chart for LH5J Options for LH5J
May 15 86.875 86.875 94.500 1.500 87.450s 12/18 Chart for LH5K Options for LH5K
LC - LIVE CATTLE - CME
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Dec 14 157.200 158.625 157.150 158.500 2.275 158.700s 12/18 Chart for LC4Z Options for LC4Z
Feb 15 157.500 158.825 155.150 158.825 2.700 158.525s 12/18 Chart for LC5G Options for LC5G
Apr 15 157.250 158.150 155.200 158.000 2.650 158.200s 12/18 Chart for LC5J Options for LC5J
FC - FEEDER CATTLE - CME
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Jan 15 216.100 217.250 213.000 217.225 0.475 217.075s 12/18 Chart for FC5F Options for FC5F
Mar 15 213.900 213.975 210.000 213.725 1.525 213.775s 12/18 Chart for FC5H Options for FC5H
Apr 15 214.200 214.200 214.175 214.175 2.075 214.175s 12/18 Chart for FC5J Options for FC5J
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Attention

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) 

Storage and Discounts
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.

2014 Soybean Storage rates and Discounts.

2014 Corn Storage rates and Discounts.

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Ag Partnership
Chaddock Agriculture Partnership
Chaddock has worked with producers and merchandisers across the state to make it easy to support Chaddock by donating a portion of their grain or livestock harvest to the capital campaign. Our greatest need is funding for a new school. 
The demand for Chaddock's unique services is increasing, and we have literally outgrown our current school. We've launched a $12 million building project that will allow us to increase the number of young people we serve. The goal is to have children walking into the new school for their first day of class in August 2016. 

This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of innocent children for decades to come. 
Consider donating a portion of your grain or livestock harvest to our capital campaign.
http://www.chaddockagriculturalpartnership.org/ 


2014 Corn Yield
 
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Cattle
 
Cow - Calf Production - click here.  
Grazing Corn Stalks - click here.

 Feeding Rained-On Hay
Living in Illinois provides its challenges when trying to put up dry hay. Whether we are busy
planting during first cutting or the weather tricks us, almost everyone has experienced feeding rained on
hay. How should we adjust our feeding practices to combat this lower than ideal quality hay?
Rain can cause many different effects on the quality of hay. Once hay has been rained on,
quality tends to decrease. The biggest issue here is that it is very hard to estimate the amount of
damage or provide an accurate feeding value. Bruce Anderson, and extension forage specialist at the
University of Nebraska—Lincoln, states a few of the factors that affect feeding value: Amount of rain,
length of rain event, number of rain events, dryness of windrow prior to rain, drying conditions after
rain, raking or turning windrows between rain and baling, moisture of hay when baled and quality of hay
when cut.
MOLD
Mold is very common in rained on hay. Feeding moldy hay needs to come with caution,
especially if that mold is easily noticeable. Mold can make hay become unpalatable and will reduce
intake. Other issues from mold would be the formation of mycotoxin molds which can cause abortions
or aspergillosis. Mycotoxins are rarely present in hay unless mature seed heads or weed seeds are
present.
Minimize the feeding of moldy hay to more sensitive animals. Those include horses, pregnant
cows, or young growing calves. Grinding and mixing moldy hay can dilute problems, but be careful as
cattle will have less sorting of material and consume what they may normally refuse.
HEAT DAMAGE
Hay baled too wet can cause heating inside the bale. This heat is produced by microorganisms in
the hay as they use plant sugars and oxygen. If the temperature of the bale reaches 125oF, a chemical
reactions occurs that combines amino acids from protein with sugar to produce compounds similar to
the indigestible compound lignin.
These compounds smell sweet and have a distinct brown color that livestock find very palatable.
The nutrition obtained from this browning affect is very poor. The protein from heat damaged forage
may look fine on a standard hay test, but is actually greatly overestimated. Feeding heat damaged hay
may require an additional protein source.
In summary, feeding rained-on hay can have its challenges, but if managed right and testing
forages for nutrient content and availability, we can choose the right supplements to create a well
balance diet. 

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