Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Backgrounding & feeding questions.
Till-Hill
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 697
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:29 pm
Location: Waterville, Iowa

Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby Till-Hill » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:37 am

Will there be some tariff's on wheat straw? We usually buy our needs right at harvest for the year, will it be going up, down?
0 x

cjmc
Cowhand
Cowhand
Posts: 65
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:52 am

Re: Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby cjmc » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:41 pm

No idea on the first question, but by definition the price you would purchase it at would be higher than without a tariff.
0 x

Stocker Steve
GURU
GURU
Posts: 8016
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 8:28 am
Location: Central Minnesota

Re: Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:43 pm

Till-Hill wrote:Will there be some tariff's on wheat straw?


I don't think that they will focus on straw.

Why do you import from Canada vs. Minnesota or the Dakotas?
0 x
Stocker Steve

Till-Hill
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 697
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:29 pm
Location: Waterville, Iowa

Re: Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby Till-Hill » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:59 am

Just where our trucker likes to get it, and well it's cheaper!
0 x

Stocker Steve
GURU
GURU
Posts: 8016
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 8:28 am
Location: Central Minnesota

Re: Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby Stocker Steve » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:03 pm

Last time I was up there they were burning straw to get rid of it.

Are you TMR mixing straw with by products?
0 x
Stocker Steve

Till-Hill
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 697
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:29 pm
Location: Waterville, Iowa

Re: Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby Till-Hill » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:01 pm

Close up dairy cows to calving get 39# corn silage, 6.5# straw, 6# DDG, 1.75# Soybean Meal, and then their mineral.

All milking dairy cows get .5# head a day, gut buffer and straw alot more constant than any hay would be for ration changes. I also use in to bed maternity pen and our baby calf stalls. 2-3 semi loads a year is all. I do however feel wheat straw to bed with would be cheaper in the long run that corn stalk bales. 1100# $55-$75 bale of wheat straw lasts 2x as long as a 5x6 stalk bale, spreads nicer, easier to bed with too I think. Boss hates watching me bed with straw tho, all he sees is $$$$$$$$$$$!!!
0 x

User avatar
Aaron
GURU
GURU
Posts: 4306
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:09 pm
Location: Stratton, ON, Canada
Contact:

Re: Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby Aaron » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:29 pm

It floors me that you can buy and ship it to Iowa cheaper than buying locally.

FYI, there won't be a tariff on wheat straw. If the President gets his butt in gear and puts in an auto tariff, Canada will bend over any way he wants on NAFTA as auto tariffs would cripple this country.
0 x
Nothin' prettier than a red Ford truck, a Massey Ferguson tractor and a red-n-white Hereford sittin' on the farm.

Till-Hill
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 697
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:29 pm
Location: Waterville, Iowa

Re: Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby Till-Hill » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:41 pm

There's no wheat straw straw here, tiny big of oat straw to high of Potassium tho for the dry cows.
Little squares of oat straw is usually around $5-8 bale here when they bale it.
0 x

User avatar
Aaron
GURU
GURU
Posts: 4306
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:09 pm
Location: Stratton, ON, Canada
Contact:

Re: Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby Aaron » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:43 pm

Till-Hill wrote:There's no wheat straw straw here, tiny big of oat straw to high of Potassium tho for the dry cows.
Little squares of oat straw is usually around $5-8 bale here when they bale it.


Yeah, that is what it is worth here.
0 x
Nothin' prettier than a red Ford truck, a Massey Ferguson tractor and a red-n-white Hereford sittin' on the farm.

Stocker Steve
GURU
GURU
Posts: 8016
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 8:28 am
Location: Central Minnesota

Re: Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby Stocker Steve » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:51 pm

Till-Hill wrote: Little squares of oat straw is usually around $5-8 bale here when they bale it.


I have been planting underseeded oats following soybeans. Great looking oats due to the mellow seed bed and the N credit. Issue in the past with oats profit is all the passes needed, and getting a terrible yield every 4th or 5th year. Another issue currently is that the wheat growers in the valley have gotten aggressive with large bale wheat straw sales, and a lot of the profit was in the straw. Really undercuts the price of oats straw unless you can work with horse people.


Till-Hill -- check out the pricing at Midamerican Sauk Centre hay and straw auction.
0 x
Stocker Steve

Till-Hill
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 697
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:29 pm
Location: Waterville, Iowa

Re: Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby Till-Hill » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:03 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Till-Hill wrote: Little squares of oat straw is usually around $5-8 bale here when they bale it.


I have been planting underseeded oats following soybeans. Great looking oats due to the mellow seed bed and the N credit. Issue in the past with oats profit is all the passes needed, and getting a terrible yield every 4th or 5th year. Another issue currently is that the wheat growers in the valley have gotten aggressive with large bale wheat straw sales, and a lot of the profit was in the straw. Really undercuts the price of oats straw unless you can work with horse people.


Till-Hill -- check out the pricing at Midamerican Sauk Centre hay and straw auction.
Will do, thank you
0 x

User avatar
TCRanch
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3026
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:21 am
Location: Winfield, KS

Re: Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby TCRanch » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:05 pm

We're in a drought but earlier this week there was a post on Facebook Farmers/Ranchers for wheat straw/bales, $80 for 1000-1200 lbs.
0 x

Stocker Steve
GURU
GURU
Posts: 8016
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 8:28 am
Location: Central Minnesota

Re: Canada Wheat straw, tariff?

Postby Stocker Steve » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:18 pm

Ship those cows north. Herd today they can not find cows in SD because the grass is too tall.
0 x
Stocker Steve


Return to “Feedyard Board”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest