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GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby TANK30705 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:58 pm

I put a lot of hay up last year. So much hay that my barns will still be pretty much full still when hay season arrives this year. I was planning on letting some lease ground go but the owner is really wanting me to cut again. I am sort of in the mindset that you can never have enough hay!! But i dont know now. She will require me to fertilize again. Poor hay market here. I just dont know. My cost of production is around $20 a roll.
Any thoughts or words of wisdom???
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby HDRider » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:10 pm

No advice, but a question.

What advantage would you have with that much hay? I understand the point of "can't have too much hay", but at some point that has to be off base, the question at some point has to be "can you have too much hay?".
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:19 pm

Do you have any way to deliver the hay after you sell it? And has the hay been for protein and TDN? If it doesn't start raining were going to be in a mess down here in middle Georgia this summer. Having to much hay is always a good thing.
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby 1982vett » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:23 pm

TANK30705 wrote:I put a lot of hay up last year. So much hay that my barns will still be pretty much full still when hay season arrives this year. I was planning on letting some lease ground go but the owner is really wanting me to cut again. I am sort of in the mindset that you can never have enough hay!! But i dont know now. She will require me to fertilize again. Poor hay market here. I just dont know. My cost of production is around $20 a roll.
Any thoughts or words of wisdom???

If i can’t use it or sell it for a reasonable profit I leave it in the field. But seeing as it’s leased ground, you have to decide if you want to give it up.
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby dieselbeef » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:41 pm

sell it for 20 a roll....put up the fresh stuff
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:58 pm

We still got 3 1/2 months of unpredictable weather ahead of us..to early to make that decision...if this weather had happened last winter.. I'd be out of business...but """Lords will""" we will have a early spring.
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby ddd75 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:25 pm

buy cattle

feed barns full of hay to cattle

profit


the 3 steps to success
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby TexasBred » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:26 pm

ddd75 wrote:buy cattle

feed barns full of hay to cattle

profit


the 3 steps to success


aka, "Three strikes and you're out". :nod:
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:23 pm

TexasBred wrote:
ddd75 wrote:buy cattle

feed barns full of hay to cattle

profit


the 3 steps to success


aka, "Three strikes and you're out". :nod:


Lol
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby TANK30705 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:07 am

No advice, but a question.

What advantage would you have with that much hay? I understand the point of "can't have too much hay", but at some point that has to be off base, the question at some point has to be "can you have too much hay?".

HD I am thinking the same as you, but I have been the same as Alacowan too!
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby TANK30705 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:12 am

True Grit Farms wrote:Do you have any way to deliver the hay after you sell it? And has the hay been for protein and TDN? If it doesn't start raining were going to be in a mess down here in middle Georgia this summer. Having to much hay is always a good thing.


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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby 1982vett » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:33 pm

dieselbeef wrote:sell it for 20 a roll....put up the fresh stuff


If all I could get was $20 a roll, it would rot in the field.... :nod: might be why they have the barns nearly full. Definitly price ya get and costs to produce is the reason I haven’t baled in two seasons.
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby littletom » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:59 pm

How many acres and rolls are you talking? You have to count your time eqt. in that 20 dollars to. If you really are that far ahead might let go. Maybe you could fence some of your owned hay ground run a few more head. Hay is very expensive when you count every little thing. That's a big investment you have in your barn. I know some locals that have barns full. And feed current hay setting outside each year. Its been there for years.
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby dieselbeef » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:32 am

didn't you say it cost ya 20? breakeven and get rid of it all seems good enough...better than the fresh stuff rotting outside...go 25 you haul..id buy up 20-30 rolls
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Re: GOT A HAY PROBLEM

Postby TANK30705 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:25 am

1982vett wrote:
dieselbeef wrote:sell it for 20 a roll....put up the fresh stuff


If all I could get was $20 a roll, it would rot in the field.... :nod: might be why they have the barns nearly full. Definitly price ya get and costs to produce is the reason I haven’t baled in two seasons.


I am with you 1982, no way I am gonna sell hay for break even... I've probably miscounted with my math skills on the break even too..
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