Uncle Dude":3tmxe3r3 said:I was just wondering how many round bales of hay people reserve for the winter per head of cattle? I know everyone situation is different and I can appreciate the differences.
S&WSigma40VEShooter":o3xsb9a6 said:Uncle Dude":o3xsb9a6 said:I was just wondering how many round bales of hay people reserve for the winter per head of cattle? I know everyone situation is different and I can appreciate the differences.
We usually have around 300 5x5 round bales per year and usually use about 250 of them.
I'm assuming the people that would do this have the same frame of mind that I have with my dairy operation. Short term I am losing money but with the herd built up and the hope of long term success I will not sell out with one bad year. If we all quit as soon as we lost money there would be very few farmers/ranchers around. You've got to take the good with the bad.Alberta farmer":gvjmf8yq said:Who in their right mind would pay $950 to winter a cow?
Alberta farmer":3a60aicc said:rockridge: I sure hope your hay is cheap this year if you intend to feed 10 bales per cow. You might want to consider trying to ship it out to Alberta? I'm not sure what a bite shipping would take out of it but at ten cents a lb. those 10 bales(9500lbs) would gross $950! Maybe you should hold off for awhile...usually in situations like this the Alberta government supplements transportation!
Last week good young cows with calves were going through the sales ring for peanuts. They were splitting the calves off and all cows were heading for slaughter....not dogs but really good young cows! Who in their right mind would pay $950 to winter a cow?