What to do with green peas ??

Pulse & Special Crops

Tools

What to do with green peas ??

Aug 15, 2017 | 15:53 1 Green pea price still sucks . The crop will be 1/2 of last year and most of the greens left in field will be closer to 10% bleach than under 5% .
We have good peas , less than 2% bleach from last year and would like to move them . The buyers must know there is going to be a big shortage of good quality greens but are keeping their foot on farmers throats on price . How long should a guy hold good greens ? Feb ?
Or will the price stay below yellows ?
This is a fricken joke . Like getting paid $1 / bus less for malt than feed barley , in fact it's the exact same thing .
Tiered of dancing to this quality green pea b/S where the buyers demand exceptional quality but will not fukin pay for it .
Sorry , my rant for the day Reply With Quote
Aug 15, 2017 | 15:56 2 Every single thing we buy as farmers that is "top quality " we pay through the nose for , but buyers of all commodities try to steal at every turn . It's part of the game but it has become ridiculous lately Reply With Quote
Aug 15, 2017 | 16:28 3 Grean peas go to the middle east and they grow them too. When they have good crops they dont need to import. Thats why the price is shitty. Greens and yellows are 2 different markets and there is huge demand for yellows and only greens if they are exceptional quality. Its like growing malt after all the drinkers switch to wine. Reply With Quote
Aug 15, 2017 | 17:24 4 Good point , I am just sick and tiered if trying exceptionally hard to grow high quality grain for peanuts 🥜 Reply With Quote
Aug 15, 2017 | 18:46 5 Problem is green peas look bullish but today demand is not there. Have to hold them into winter.

Yellow peas from Russia right now are about $6/bu when you reflect the prices back to Canadian grower. It's an issue. They are filling Indian demand.

USA is mainly green peas and light crop. This will take time but today the trade has nowhere to go with green peas. So if trade cant sell it what price do they go long at? Same story for last 12 months though and growers backed acres off.

Lots of crops have this issue though. Red lentils are scary. Very limited business on the books vs last year. And competing countries like Australia have been eating our lunch. Not much Canadian trade can do about it. Reply With Quote
Aug 15, 2017 | 21:32 6 Don't wait sell now there's a big crop looming. Trade says average to above average. Even dry areas are experiencing big surprises from what I've been told.
Prices may slump further take some profit now before she gone. Reply With Quote
Aug 15, 2017 | 22:09 7 Hahaha well if there is a big crop of peas there must be one hell of a wheat canary canola and lentil crop.

Here s some news on green peas they have had a disaster in many other countries but I guess maybe in the USA where the wheat has fried the peas have thrived.

Good grief!! We can't win can we no wonder why. Is somebody handing out money so people say these stupid fkn things??? Honestly. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Aug 15, 2017 | 22:18 8
Quote Originally Posted by the big wheel View Post
Hahaha well if there is a big crop of peas there must be one hell of a wheat canary canola and lentil crop.

Here s some news on green peas they have had a disaster in many other countries but I guess maybe in the USA where the wheat has fried the peas have thrived.

Good grief!! We can't win can we no wonder why. Is somebody handing out money so people say these stupid fkn things??? Honestly.

I should be filthy rich then! Reply With Quote
Blaithin's Avatar Aug 15, 2017 | 22:29 9 Yellows are supposedly doing 60-80 here.

Which seems odd considering they were saying 20-40 last week. First few fields must have been burnt out and crappy.

But farmers seem happy and surprised they're yielding that well now. Haven't heard many yields of greens but they were in that 50-60 range.
Last edited by Blaithin; Aug 15, 2017 at 22:51.
Reply With Quote
Aug 15, 2017 | 22:34 10 What happenned to them? I heard yellows were doing a 100 and greens 90?

Saskpartyfarmer were you not being truthful about the drought? Hahahaha

For all you nonfarmer ag people the drought was a big conspiracy there is a bumper crop coming honestly!! Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Aug 16, 2017 | 06:03 11 Yea its a Big F$%King crop all right.

Our Yellows look and have a stand for 50 plus and over the scale so far 40 is all we can squeak out. They are small and no one that i know has anything over 45 even in the Banana Belt of Indian head. Reply With Quote
Aug 16, 2017 | 07:18 12 Greens lost premium to yellows in 2015. Used to grow Danto greens. When they were dry they were still the size of garden peas. Buyer said they looked beautiful. Price-same as every other variety
Name:  SK pea prices.jpg
Views: 342
Size:  55.0 KB Reply With Quote
Aug 16, 2017 | 07:24 13 Worst. Drought. Ever. Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Aug 16, 2017 | 07:53 14
Quote Originally Posted by tweety View Post
Worst. Drought. Ever.
only in a small enough area that the 60's will more than make up for 20's... Reply With Quote
Aug 16, 2017 | 08:00 15
Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER3 View Post
Yea its a Big F$%King crop all right.

Our Yellows look and have a stand for 50 plus and over the scale so far 40 is all we can squeak out. They are small and no one that i know has anything over 45 even in the Banana Belt of Indian head.
That's Terrible SK3. 40 bushel crop. 2015 my red lentils went 3-5 bu per acre. That is a drought. 40 bushel per acre is above the long term average. 10% greater then average. Worst. Drought. Ever? I find it incredible that peas yielded that well considering lack of rain. All subsoil but i find that amazing as well.

No one is over 45? reality was last year was the biggest pea crop ever and it averaged 43.

Serious question. What do you hope for when you are planning your seeding and what is your long term pea average Reply With Quote
Aug 16, 2017 | 08:07 16 Trade expectation is 33-35 bu average pea crop. My guess is 33 Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Aug 16, 2017 | 17:16 17 Dave good ground and I said you could dig a hole with a post hole auger and the next day it would have water in it. Plants grew down that's all it is Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Aug 16, 2017 | 17:58 18
Quote Originally Posted by dave4441 View Post
Trade expectation is 33-35 bu average pea crop. My guess is 33
....then I did my part to lower the average! Reply With Quote
Aug 16, 2017 | 21:06 19
Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
....then I did my part to lower the average!
Best peas the Huts grew went 30 bpa, their best lentils 20. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Aug 16, 2017 | 21:22 20
Quote Originally Posted by biglentil View Post
Best peas the Huts grew went 30 bpa, their best lentils 20.
...amateurs!

Or did that new fleet of Green Paint throw a third of everything out the back. Too many high testosterone guys without beards operating the iron. Hard on the hydro!
Last edited by farmaholic; Aug 16, 2017 at 21:29.
Reply With Quote