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Discussion Board - Re: What is a good crop to sell?

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Jason S.

12-08-2012 20:17:53
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I"m in east Tennessee. The reason I was trying to get away from hay is because of the customers...the work doesn"t bother me at all. It"s just that I"m selling it cheap enough, $10.00 for a 5x5 bale, but then most of them want you to haul it to them on top of that. I had people wanting square bales so I agreed to square bale some. They never came and got it...I ended up burning it. So I"m thru with that. I"ve threatened to bush hog it all next year. But I enjoy being out there on the tractor. I grew up on a 300 acre farm not far from where I am now. So I know the work involved, I"m just not sure if I should grow something a little more in demand than hay, and if so what it should be. I have great soil and good climate and weather conditions.

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bg/mo

12-12-2012 18:41:47
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 Re: What is a good crop to sell? in reply to Jason S., 12-08-2012 20:17:53  
you were prob getting all the flak about you hay cause it was so cheap. too cheap allways raises questions



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GordoSD

12-10-2012 07:55:06
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 Re: What is a good crop to sell? in reply to Jason S., 12-08-2012 20:17:53  
What kind of hay do you have? How much did those 5x5 bales weigh? How did you advertise those small square bales? I sell about 1200 ssbs a year.I could sell three times that but my stackers grew up and left home, which was just a 1/3 mile down the road. So I only contract for those who will come and get it as it slides out the baler.



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Jason S.

12-10-2012 11:00:05
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 Re: What is a good crop to sell? in reply to GordoSD, 12-10-2012 07:55:06  
Its mostly fescue and clover. I'd say the bales weigh around 900lbs.



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GordoSD

12-11-2012 18:13:26
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 Re: What is a good crop to sell? in reply to Jason S., 12-10-2012 11:00:05  
GET RID OF THAT AND GET ALFLAFA.og mix. Sell those rounds for $80.



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rrlund

12-09-2012 11:04:19
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 Re: What is a good crop to sell? in reply to Jason S., 12-08-2012 20:17:53  
Why not run a few cows and use the hay that you bale?



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Jason S.

12-09-2012 15:53:49
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 Re: What is a good crop to sell? in reply to rrlund, 12-09-2012 11:04:19  
Truthfully...a lot of the fences around there are not in good shape anymore. I really don"t want to build new fence all the way around the 45 acres.



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old

12-08-2012 21:19:23
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 Re: What is a good crop to sell? in reply to Jason S., 12-08-2012 20:17:53  
East TN as in where??? I lived in Athens for a few years back in thew day. As for your problem well sorry but you need to learn to hold out and do it your way and be able to store it the right way as in in a barn. Hay will keep if you store it right and last years hay ya is not as good as this years but will keep a year or 2 if stored right. I only do hay and so far with feeding my own animals I can say what I sell pays for what I use plus the cost to bale most of the time and with doing round labor is no big deal since the machines do the work I just sit on them

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Jason S.

12-09-2012 06:35:45
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 Re: What is a good crop to sell? in reply to old, 12-08-2012 21:19:23  
I live in Greeneville about 3 miles from the North Carolina state line. Somebody had asked about equipment, about the only things I don"t have is a combine and a corn picker. Although I am fixin to buy a corn picker even if I don"t raise corn because I found a John Deere that mounts to my model A. But I"m willing to buy whatever equipment I need. From what I"ve read it seems like maybe I should split part of my land for corn and keep the rest for hay? When we picked corn when I was growing up my we used a snapper, my grandfather believed in leaving the husk on the ears. Is there any difference in the sell ability of corn as far as husk on, husk off, and shelled? Thanks for all your all"s help. I"m sorry I didn"t post where I was earlier. I wasn"t thinking on that one. I tend to do that sometimes.

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old

12-09-2012 09:21:35
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 Re: What is a good crop to sell? in reply to Jason S., 12-09-2012 06:35:45  
I can not say much of any thing about growing corn since I have never done so but where I live that is almost NO crop land other then hay due to having lots of rock in the soil so plowing much of any of it is next to impossible. I can say this you have to have deep pockets just to buy seed corn these days since the last I heard a bag of seed corn cost well over $100



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GordoSD

12-10-2012 07:45:18
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 Re: What is a good crop to sell? in reply to old, 12-09-2012 09:21:35  
When was that? Will be $330 per bag for triple stack this spring.



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GordoSD

12-10-2012 07:45:06
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 Re: What is a good crop to sell? in reply to old, 12-09-2012 09:21:35  
When was that? Will be $330 per bag for triple stack this spring.



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old

12-10-2012 08:56:17
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 Re: What is a good crop to sell? in reply to GordoSD, 12-10-2012 07:45:06  
Read what I said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did say WELL OVER $100 isn't $330 well over $100 think dude



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