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We did about 650 Large Rounds last year and 1500 small squares. The small squares sold for a decent buck and moved pretty easy, but I still have about 250 large rounds in inventory. I am going to push some out the door to make space for next year, but I'm wondering if these bales will just go up in price with the high prices of diesel and loss of hay land to corn,beans, wheat.

I'm thinking this year I will do 1 large 1st cut and then sell my field and let someone take the inventory. I don't know how the year will go but I just can't move the round bales fast enough, or at a good enough price.

Hoping to sell 100 this month, but that still leaves me with 150 bales in inventory from 2021.

In Early 2021, hay was selling at $0.10-0.15/lb in SW Ontario. This year its $0.08/lb CAD.
 

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I've still got several hundred tonnes of 2020s Lucerne. It was a bumper year here this year and last in particular. Hay has been hard to move. That said 100 tonnes has been spoken for and if the remainder doesn't sell it will go in a different shed for the milkers next year. 2021s hay has a home mostly. (I hope).
My thoughts are if you haven't made it , you can't sell it. And conditions can change rapidly , meaning demand can suddenly come from seemingly nowhere.
 

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We did about 650 Large Rounds last year and 1500 small squares. The small squares sold for a decent buck and moved pretty easy, but I still have about 250 large rounds in inventory. I am going to push some out the door to make space for next year, but I'm wondering if these bales will just go up in price with the high prices of diesel and loss of hay land to corn,beans, wheat.

I'm thinking this year I will do 1 large 1st cut and then sell my field and let someone take the inventory. I don't know how the year will go but I just can't move the round bales fast enough, or at a good enough price.

Hoping to sell 100 this month, but that still leaves me with 150 bales in inventory from 2021.

In Early 2021, hay was selling at $0.10-0.15/lb in SW Ontario. This year its $0.08/lb CAD.
It will also depend on the weather. I think our season up here is about two weeks behind because of how chilly it’s been. Rain for the next couple of weeks is spotty ( if you trust long term forecast)
I find it a tough sell to sell one year old hay when new is almost here. I feed a bunch of one year old hay in the summer nothing wrong with it.
There is a clut of big squares in Ontario hard to sell. I’m trying to move the last of 50 really nice big squares and it’s been hard. We need the barn space so we will move it on if a reasonable offer is made. It’s like the Doritos commercial says” we will just make more of it!”
 

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There is a clut of big squares in Ontario hard to sell. I’m trying to move the last of 50 really nice big squares and it’s been hard. We need the barn space so we will move it on if a reasonable offer is made. It’s like the Doritos commercial says” we will just make more of it!”
I am just figuring out the business and have been thinking the opposite. That I am overproducing and might do better doing more small squares (easier to make $ on) and less hay overall. Or sell the field for the 3rd cut.
 

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Always really enjoy seeing your pictures. When you talk about milkers, are you the one with the dairy or do you just have dairy hay?
 

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That’s so interesting. I sure never thought much about dairies in Australia. Are they fairly common?
 
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