Bought all my hay this year

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Re: Bought all my hay this year

Postby JMJ Farms » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:11 pm

I guess so. That’s the only explanation that makes sense.

Edit: How do they stay in business? Or afloat?
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Re: Bought all my hay this year

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:28 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:I guess so. That’s the only explanation that makes sense.

Edit: How do they stay in business? Or afloat?


A lot of the hay around here that sells for $20 a roll is guys who work in town and have a few cows. They cut hay on a neighbor and don't consider their expenses. They are losing money but they think all things that can be harvested are free. It amazes me the ones I hear say that they put up hay and all it cost was their time and fuel.
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Re: Bought all my hay this year

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:38 pm

Some people can do stuff cheaper than others. It cost a lot of money to run a newer baler, tractor, tedder and rake. And some folks can't fix a flat tire, much less replace a bearing, belt or weld something.
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Re: Bought all my hay this year

Postby Banjo » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:41 pm

I think its all in how you look at it. I just bought 30 rolls off my neighbor...4x5's for $15/roll out of the field. All his hay equipment is paid for. He doesn't do it for a living. So basically all it costs him out of pocket is the fuel and twine. Why count your time ...the irs wont let you. Some people just like making hay....I don't.
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Re: Bought all my hay this year

Postby JMJ Farms » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:54 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:Some people can do stuff cheaper than others. It cost a lot of money to run a newer baler, tractor, tedder and rake. And some folks can't fix a flat tire, much less replace a bearing, belt or weld something.


I agree. And I see where you’re coming from but here’s how I think. If I have a newer baler, rake, mower, and tedder and it costs me say $15/bale to run them..... I’m gonna charge say $20/bale.

If I have an older baler, rake, mower, and tedder and do all the mechanic work and repairs and it costs me say $7.50/bale to run them..... I’m gonna charge the same $20/bale. If a fellow with the newer equipment is charging $20/bale and I’m producing the same quality product and putting in more sweat I want the same pay.

Certainly nothing wrong with older equipment. I’ve got plenty of it. But if one is gonna aggravate with running wore out equipment there’s got to be an incentive. In this case it should be more profit.

With that said thats just my way of thinking. And like Brute said some folks just like making hay. Nothing wrong with that either.
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Re: Bought all my hay this year

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:55 pm

Banjo wrote:I think its all in how you look at it. I just bought 30 rolls off my neighbor...4x5's for $15/roll out of the field. All his hay equipment is paid for. He doesn't do it for a living. So basically all it costs him out of pocket is the fuel and twine. Why count your time ...the irs wont let you. Some people just like making hay....I don't.


Exactly. They don't consider wear on equipment, maintenance, repairs, capital cost, etc. Your post captures the essence of the hay business. It is not operated as a business, it is operated as a hobby.
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Re: Bought all my hay this year

Postby snoopdog » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:51 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:Some people can do stuff cheaper than others. It cost a lot of money to run a newer baler, tractor, tedder and rake. And some folks can't fix a flat tire, much less replace a bearing, belt or weld something.
Exactly , ran into this a week or 2 ago , when I ruined a tire on a rented sprayer , wanted 20 bucks for mounting , I did it in 5 minutes. I swear , and swore, but I will never give 20 dollars to mount a 15 inch tire.
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Re: Bought all my hay this year

Postby sstterry » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:09 pm

snoopdog wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Some people can do stuff cheaper than others. It cost a lot of money to run a newer baler, tractor, tedder and rake. And some folks can't fix a flat tire, much less replace a bearing, belt or weld something.
Exactly , ran into this a week or 2 ago , when I ruined a tire on a rented sprayer , wanted 20 bucks for mounting , I did it in 5 minutes. I swear , and swore, but I will never give 20 dollars to mount a 15 inch tire.

I will do it for $10 :D
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Re: Bought all my hay this year

Postby snoopdog » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:12 pm

sstterry wrote:
snoopdog wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Some people can do stuff cheaper than others. It cost a lot of money to run a newer baler, tractor, tedder and rake. And some folks can't fix a flat tire, much less replace a bearing, belt or weld something.
Exactly , ran into this a week or 2 ago , when I ruined a tire on a rented sprayer , wanted 20 bucks for mounting , I did it in 5 minutes. I swear , and swore, but I will never give 20 dollars to mount a 15 inch tire.

I will do it for $10 :D
And Id give 4
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Re: Bought all my hay this year

Postby ddd75 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:04 am

snoopdog wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Some people can do stuff cheaper than others. It cost a lot of money to run a newer baler, tractor, tedder and rake. And some folks can't fix a flat tire, much less replace a bearing, belt or weld something.
Exactly , ran into this a week or 2 ago , when I ruined a tire on a rented sprayer , wanted 20 bucks for mounting , I did it in 5 minutes. I swear , and swore, but I will never give 20 dollars to mount a 15 inch tire.


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they want 50 around here. insane.
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