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Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:52 pm

Santa was not good to me :( so now I am reduced to laying out 2018 ranch investments and cash flow. My top three right now are clover seed for some old paddocks, water infrastructure for some new paddocks, and a cow maker Hereford bull for some that are too black. What's your best 2018 areas for a rapid return on investment?
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Re: Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:31 pm

Powerball tix.
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Re: Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:35 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Powerball tix.


Been there done that and went back to clover seed.
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Re: Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:17 pm

Tornado Wire would be a close second.
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Re: Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby ddd75 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:36 pm

- stocker barns built

- fixing 2nd well on property to service them, installing cobett waterers

-clearing 20 acres or brush / clearing 5 acres of ash trees, converting into pasture / hay

-renting out new 150 ac purchase so they can spray / kill existing stand of ky31 fescue (30 acres) plant beans, and I'll convert everything to byron seeds grasses / clovers in 2019 spring.

-installing / configuring new cattle handling system for the (3) new barns to function smoothly.



hope i can get it all done.. I have 3 houses to redo as well.
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Re: Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby Aaron » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:57 pm

Cross fencing
Fertilizing
Land clearing
Drainage

Any single one is a worthwhile investment, preferably on owned land.
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Re: Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby Silver » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:17 pm

Got a new T7.230 NH tractor, probably can't consider it an investment, but the markets were good this fall and the price was right. Shouldn't have to worry about updating tractors for awhile.
Want to clear a quarter section and turn it into pasture this year, I think that may be considered a ranch investment. And some shiny new simmy bulls. Can't go wrong there :D
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Re: Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby greybeard » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:54 pm

I'm thinking I'll just invest in all the stuff in dun's tool thread......
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Postby gcreekrch » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:41 am

I want an armed drone to kill wolves with.
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Postby M.Magis » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:13 am

Not sure about the ROI, but a baler younger than me would be nice.
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Re: Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby shaz » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:38 am

Just bought a Herd seeder. Looking at a grain bin next.
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Re: Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby ChrisB » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:21 pm

Not rapid return, but concrete in lots.
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Re: Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby backhoeboogie » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:05 pm

Stocker Steve wrote: What's your best 2018 areas for a rapid return on investment?


T Roe Price value equity
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Re: Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:21 pm

gcreekrch wrote:I want an armed drone to kill wolves with.


Your wolves got anti drone artillery pieces?
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Re: Top 2018 Ranch Investments ?

Postby gcreekrch » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:24 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
gcreekrch wrote:I want an armed drone to kill wolves with.


Your wolves got anti drone artillery pieces?



I'd like to find out.
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