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pricing sisal 16000 ft.

Postby rjbovine » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:16 pm

I've been pricing baller twine . 42.00 per bale in the best I've found so far. Bought for 38.00 last year. Anyone else pricing ? rj
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Postby kenny thomas » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:30 pm

Heard today it's 60 here.
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Postby gcreekrch » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:44 pm

I bought 2 pallets a month ago for $69.75 a bale Canadian.
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Re: pricing sisal 16000 ft.

Postby Aaron » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:02 am

People still use that stuff? Cattle prices must be good. I quit after it went to $40, I can't be spending thousands on twine.
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Postby gcreekrch » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:03 am

Aaron wrote:People still use that stuff? Cattle prices must be good. I quit after it went to $40, I can't be spending thousands on twine.


And I can't afford the extra 3 hours a day beating the ice off bales in order to remove twine nor do I expect my crew to.
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Postby snoopdog » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:48 am

About 52.00 here
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Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:42 am

I buy 20k foot rolls of poly for $20, no sisal for me.
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Re: pricing sisal 16000 ft.

Postby jltrent » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:18 am

I saw it listed $45 at a local business a few days ago. Probably carry over, but I have used it before. I probably should have bought it.
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Postby ddd75 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:22 am

i picked up 20 rolls last year for 8 bucks a roll when hay season was over., guess i should of bought it all .
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Re: pricing sisal 16000 ft.

Postby Silver » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:45 am

gcreekrch wrote:
Aaron wrote:People still use that stuff? Cattle prices must be good. I quit after it went to $40, I can't be spending thousands on twine.


And I can't afford the extra 3 hours a day beating the ice off bales in order to remove twine nor do I expect my crew to.


I'm with you on that Gcreek. On top of that, just wait until the discbine gathers some poly that was missed at feeding time up under the turtles and takes out seals and bearings. Cattle prices need to be good to deal with that, not even counting down time.
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Postby M-5 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:18 pm

Just checked at my dealer and poly 20 roll is 34.00 , he said they would be running a special in month or so.
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Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:49 pm

M-5 wrote:Just checked at my dealer and poly 20 roll is 34.00 , he said they would be running a special in month or so.

Rural King and Ag Supply has 20k for $20 right now. I'm sure our Vermeer dealer will be a few of dollars higher, but such is life.
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Postby Aaron » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:45 pm

Silver wrote:
gcreekrch wrote:
Aaron wrote:People still use that stuff? Cattle prices must be good. I quit after it went to $40, I can't be spending thousands on twine.


And I can't afford the extra 3 hours a day beating the ice off bales in order to remove twine nor do I expect my crew to.


I'm with you on that Gcreek. On top of that, just wait until the discbine gathers some poly that was missed at feeding time up under the turtles and takes out seals and bearings. Cattle prices need to be good to deal with that, not even counting down time.


So what price point does it take before you say no more? $100 a bundle? $120? What if we were back at $800 calves?
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Re: pricing sisal 16000 ft.

Postby Silver » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:54 pm

Aaron wrote:
Silver wrote:
gcreekrch wrote:
And I can't afford the extra 3 hours a day beating the ice off bales in order to remove twine nor do I expect my crew to.


I'm with you on that Gcreek. On top of that, just wait until the discbine gathers some poly that was missed at feeding time up under the turtles and takes out seals and bearings. Cattle prices need to be good to deal with that, not even counting down time.


So what price point does it take before you say no more? $100 a bundle? $120? What if we were back at $800 calves?


Can't say for sure Aaron, but at this point my feeling is that if my operation isn't profitable enough to buy a few pallets of sisal then it's time to close up shop.
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