just got done with tech school for diesel mechanics i want to take over the heritage family farm of 150+ years with my dad but grandparents own majority of the ground yet and their in their late…Continue
"Beef prices are going to continue to rise depending on where you get your information around 12 to 14 % higher than last year but as is corn. The national cow herd is down and with the drought out west and increasing demand…"
"I just returned from a feedlot siminar that was put on buy Purina and land o lakes feed in Gray Summit Mo. and there is a lot of people facing this same issue. Im sure you are already doing this but we are feeding a by-product along with some…"
"Here are my thoughts and hopes Joe,
Guys were buying calves this spring on future prices. You are correct in that you can't afford to buy calves and feed them 7 dollar corn. It would appear that the cow/calf option would be smart. Texas…"
"Try to find feed ingredients that can pencil out. Also push the pencil to different wieghts of buying and selling. If you have a feed nutritionist, they should help you locate cheaper feed ingredients and make rations pencil…"
my dad and i raise cattle and crops. we have 20 cows that we get our own calves out of but we also have a feedlot. last year we ran 150 head feedlot with room for around 240. we have been slowly expanding in both crop acres and the feedlot, but with feeder cattle prices at 1.30 + an corn prices at 7.00 + it doesn' t pencil out buying feeder cattle. we are looking at buying breed cows this fall when everyone is dumping them. our idea is calve them out, fatten up the cows dump them, and then…See More
"we have two wires around the hole pasture bout 10 acres both are hot, but each wire is run off its own fencer so if one gets grounded out the other one is still working. the top wire is only waist high an the bottom wire is a 18 inches below that.…"
"If anything, talk to your grandparents and see if they can cut you a deal (crop-share and land payments) or whatever. If they are like most on-the-farm traditional grandparents, They would like to see the farm stay in the family. Another idea is to…"
"uranthane is that spary on expanding foam we went with 1.5 inches an i think it has an r value of 15. it cost us 7000 to spary our shop side walls and roof. they got some girt stuff they can mix in it when they spary it on to keep the bugs and mice…"
"u can never build a big enough building, as far as heat we urataned ours we have a radient tube heater, the door gets open 3 to 4 times a day the shop is 45 * 72 with a 14 foot side wall (not big enough any more) we kept the temp around 45 f unless…"
"me an my dad chop corn silage for our fat cattle and i would personaly go with a bunker silo, right now we have an upright the unloader for it is worn out and it plugs up all the time, it also unloads very slow. we are looking into a bunker silo in…"
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