Poor Poor Pitiful me.......
Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:59 PM
BTW, it's the Monroe Evening News, Thursday, August 9th, page 4A
Direct quote.... My comments inserted italicized......
Farmers shoudn't charge so much for hay
As a child growing up on a farm, when things got tough, such as a drought, the neighbors would all pull together and share with each other.
...I doubt she grew up on a farm. Farming is for profit at least last time I checked and always has been.....
Today, that is such a different story. I found this fact out when I went to purchase hay for my horses. The few neighbors that do have hay are selling it for an outrageous price. They would rather make an extreme profit than help out their neighbors in need. My pasture is dead and all I have to feed my horses last years hay just to sustain them.
...You charge what the market will bear according to value, last time I checked rare commodities cost a lot. Here, hay is a rare commodity. She's a real person of the earth. Her pasture is dormant, so is her cranial area IMO.....
My husband and I discussed it and we would rather pit our horses down than to let them starve. They are rescue horses that have been through that once. That is why we have them and it would be inhumane to put them through that again.
...If you can't afford them you had no business getting them in the first place. Slaughter of equines has been legalized here. Maybe you should cut your losses and butcher them.....
I am all for farmers making a profit, but we report gas gouging, why not hay gouging? I can even see charging double but i refuse to pay $10 a bale and some are even charging up to $30. Is greed worth seeing neighbors livestock suffer?
....In the broadest sense of the word, owning horses isn't owning livestock, it's like owning a boat except with a boat, it's a hole in the water you pour money into. A horse is a hole in the barn... Hay gouging? You have to be kidding me. This lady has no idea just how tough it is this year for many producers, she probably has no idea what it takes to produce a quality bale at any time in any year.....
I was lucky and found hay at a somewhat reasonable price but what about those who haven't found it yet? I pray that those who do still have hay find it in their hearts to think of the animals and not their greed,
...I sincerely hope that whomever she got the 'cheap' hay from isn't a poster on this site and that the check isn't rubber.
Just thought I'd share that 'letter to the editor with all of you....
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:17 PM
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:49 PM
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:01 PM
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:06 AM
Steve, you always crack me up. I like to start the day off with a good laugh.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:00 AM
So would these same people go in to a feed store and demand to pay less for some oats?I've been weeding out these types of customers.
BITCH. Thats putting it mildly. Glad shes not my wife.I am sure she complained when it she was buying it for two bucks from some weekend warrior. If sh had a stable supplier instead of buying the cheapest hay she could find she would have hay. All of my regular long term customers are getting all of thier hay. This year will open a few peoples eyes and thier wallets.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:11 AM
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:01 AM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:17 AM
I like to fish.I would hate to guess how much the fish I eat cost me per lb.I know I could buy it a lot cheaper but it is MY hobby and I pay for it!
Maybe horsey person would like to pitch in and buy a tank of gas for my boat?
Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:11 AM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:41 PM
Cy -7 walleye Karen -1
Cy, If it wasn't for Karen catching all the fish, think about how much that would cost then?
So about 12 lbs of fillets
Boat $12,000-10% annual= $1200
boat license $30
fishing licenses $40
boat gas $100
pickup fuel $100
snacks for in boat $100
$1770 div by 12 lbs of meat =$147.50 per lb
Karen just needs to catch more fish to get our cost per lb down!!!
Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:13 PM
We had to listen to the same bleeding hearts last year with the drought in this part of Texas.....While I was importing hay. They get rid of the slaughter facilities, can't feed their rescue animals, and expect everyone else to support them. That's what happens when stupid people turn livestock into pets.
Pretty much what the government has been doing for years. Turning stupid people into pets that the rest of us can support.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:17 PM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:18 PM
Not a fisherman myself. Within five minutes I get bored and start taking the boat apart or power slam the beer and ready to go home. Just can't stand to sit still that long. With the Olympics being on and in England this year, it's most likely the most I've watched the boob tube in years. Flights are hell for me, drop a wad in the airport lounge, get on plane, hopefully sleep most of the way.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:20 PM
Have a few beers afterwards with fresh fish!!!
Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:35 PM
Earth to women come in ! Earth to woman come in ! Oh dang she headed back to her plantet already .
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:54 PM
I sold some hay to a lady that runs a horse boarding facility this week. She said she probably won't be in business next year thanks to high hay prices. I said why don't you just raise your boarders rent or charge then a hay price surcharge. She looked at me like she had never thought of that.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:07 PM
Reminds me of the old story:
Young couple looking to buy a house. They spot a man sitting on his porch next door and go introduce themselves. They ask "How are the neighbors around here?" to which the man replied "Depends. How are the neighbors where you live now?"
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:06 PM
I doubt she ever sweated a drop in a hayfield.
Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:42 AM
She also needs to realize high prices like these make up for years when hay is selling at or below the cost of production.
I remember one year hauling in loads that were a touch over three tons, had just enough from the sale of the load to fill both tanks on the hay truck and maybe enough leftover for lunch at McDonalds.
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