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Ludwig, Where are you at?
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kraigs WY    Posted 07-11-2002 at 19:53:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
And how much hay you talking about. Maybe we can work something out. If the price is right, and I can find a back haul, tractor or something.

Ludwig    Posted 07-12-2002 at 07:07:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
My farm is in Northern Maine, and we're not
really talking all that much hay, I've got like 100
acres to deal with. I just hate seeing the land
sit. Most of what I got would take a couple
years to get up to horse hay standards too.

Out of curiousity I'm going to check into how
much it would cost to get a boxcar across the
country. Seems like you could save some
money if you went that route.

kraig WY    Posted 07-12-2002 at 07:24:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I figure I need about 35 tons, but Maine would be stretching it. When I visit my Wife's folks in Indiana I get all kinds of ideals. Nobody touches the bar ditches there. People fight over the bar ditches here. I get discusted when I see all the grass go to waste in golf courses. They cut it before it gets tall enough to bale. No body has much hay around here this year, we're in our fourth year of a drought.

Ollie    Posted 07-12-2002 at 10:30:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have hay here. 3x4 bales. Alfalfa, irrigated. A friend of mine also has about 300 acres of irrigated hay. Lots of guys putting in hay as grains, grass seed, mint, beets, etc. prices are in the toilet.

We are in NE Oregon in the Blue Mountains. They bale the blue grass straw here (after it is harvested for seed). We raise more bluegrass here than any other spot in the US apparently. If it is baled right, there is protein and a lot of guys around here are using it for feed along with alfalfa. The blue grass straw is cheap and can stretch the other hay. They also bale the other grass straw here (different fescues, including endophyte free, bromes, etc.). All in big bales.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 07-11-2002 at 21:59:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kraig; They are getting 130.00 a ton in the field around here! If you could haul it in for a lot cheaper price you would make some good bucks!! Okanogan, WA. Mark H.

Dennis    Posted 07-11-2002 at 20:20:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have often wondered why more people aren't selling hay in other areas, also.
Today I saw an ad for hay in the field at $1.00 A bale so that isn't leaving any room for profit, BUT last winter I couldn't buy hay in my area because no one had any.
I think a good horse hay would sell no matter the season and really hve a great market in the winter months. I should think there are web sites that keep track of available hay in different states and could be used to determine where to get the bet pice per bale.
Also maybe get acontract with a couple of horse raising stable (BIG) to take hay throughout the winter months.
Just a thought............

DeadCarp - country swap meet?    Posted 07-11-2002 at 23:26:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Heck, that's not a bad idea Dennis. Why don't we start an online Country Swap Meet? Getcher stuff in and pictures etc during the week, have the bids start say Friday and deliver the coming week?
Or something. like Ebay but specialized, with a chatroom coffee shop to go compare deals and dicker. We could even let a yardful of vendors hawk their wares and pay overhead ....

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