Find Archived USDA Price Reports

The question came up in one of my email lists of where to find archived USDA livestock reports, and I did a little searching to find the answer. Then I thought our readers here might also be interested.

Here’s how to find them! First, find the URL of the auction or the prices you want from this page:

ams.usda.gov/market-news/feeder-and-replacement-cattle-auctions

This will lead you to a page with a URL similar to this one for the Missouri Weighed Avg page:

ams.usda.gov/mnreports/jc_ls795.txt

You will need to note down the last part of this URL. In this case, we will use the part: jc_ls795

Now, navigate to this page:

ams.usda.gov/market-news/search-market-news
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Subscribe to Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Reports

For every school we spend a lot of time collecting prices and building our handout which is based on the most recent prices in the school area. This time we learned that we can subscribe and receive any of the AMS reports (they don’t report on all states or auctions, but there are a lot which are) by email when they are uploaded.

In order to subscribe, visit this page: https://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/displayAMSPatronSubscriptions.do?reports=0000 and, toward the bottom, click “register now” to get registered. After that, you can select which reports you want to receive.
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Our Second Great School in Wawota, SK!

We just finished our second Marketing and Stockmanship School in Wawota, SK in as many years. What a great group (as always!). It was really nice to see so many young folks very interested in both the marketing and the stockmanship!

Next we will take a week to travel around Saskatchewan visiting old and new friends before our next school June 13-14 in Red Deer, Alberta.
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What is Bud Williams Livestock Marketing?

Yesterday Richard and I found an excellent example of just what Bud Williams Livestock Marketing is. My daughter moved to a house which doesn’t have wood heat, and she still had some great oak, seasoned, split firewood left from last winter. She tried selling it at her garage sale with no luck. Then she told a friend who needed firewood that, if he would help her move on Saturday, he could have it free.

First he said he would, and then he changed his mind and decided he would go fishing instead.
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