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Nov 30, 2017 | 15:36 1 Not much will change here in terms of cereals % will stay the same and canola will increase at expense of pulse crops.

But climate dictates our bread and butter is wheat and barley unlike western canada you guys can grow a myriad of crops. Reply With Quote
Nov 30, 2017 | 16:07 2 If it doesnt rain, all chemfallow. She is pretty dry out in the field. Snow mostly gone. Reply With Quote
Nov 30, 2017 | 17:10 3
Quote Originally Posted by 4GFarms View Post
If it doesnt rain, all chemfallow. She is pretty dry out in the field. Snow mostly gone.
Might be a good plan, that way a guy could have the summer off and make a guy feel like he's retired !! Reply With Quote
Nov 30, 2017 | 17:40 4 ...retired...

...so you work for Canada Post! Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Nov 30, 2017 | 17:56 5 Easy

1200 peas
4300 canola
1000 oats
500 malt barley
3000 wheat

Reason cost cutting

Malt acres will drop off as guys are fed up
Peas will switch to soy or lentils
Oats is swing crop
Canola less than this year, dropping all specialty oil and cost
Wheat hasn’t been a bad bet and if USA stays dry spring contracting for fall will be good till then nothing contracted for fall.

We went into fall dryer than I would of liked. That one more inch would have been nice. Shift the gear to neutral and coast through 18 Reply With Quote
Nov 30, 2017 | 17:59 6 Wall to wall peas and selling them all to Dave. Somebody at least then will make good money on them. Me I ll be broke. Oh well Reply With Quote
Nov 30, 2017 | 18:04 7 Wall to wall red lentils Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Nov 30, 2017 | 18:06 8 USDA outlook suggests 10 more years of similar grain/oil-seed prices, barring a major weather event/maybe WAR...that will be a rural economy killer if costs keep going up! Reply With Quote
helmsdale's Avatar Nov 30, 2017 | 19:45 9 Rotation is pretty much locked in. 25% pulses (split roughly evenly peas/lentils), 25% oilseed (mustard), 50% cereals (split between cwad and cwsp). Reply With Quote
Dec 1, 2017 | 00:35 10 Fuck it....wall to wall canary seed. Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Dec 1, 2017 | 08:59 11 This is a good topic because what will pay the bills in 2018 if the current high priced every thing doesnt change 2019 could be even worse.

Sharp pencil is needed. Reply With Quote
Dec 1, 2017 | 09:06 12 The last time we didn't seed some fields was because they were flooded.

At this stage of my career there is no way I am not seeding. I will qualify that by saying we do have 1 to 1.5 feet of soil moisture. Below that is dry. I don't know where the moisture starts again further down then that.
Another qualifier is that I don't even know the name of the loans manager at the bank. That helps Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Dec 1, 2017 | 09:07 13 You can pencil all you want, only when Mother Nature is done playing her last card in the 2018 game will we know what we need to be profitable.

.....best laid plans of mice and men.

Use the best information at your disposal but be prepared to adjust your expectations. Reply With Quote
Klause's Avatar Dec 1, 2017 | 10:01 14 2000 ac feed bly underseeded to alfalfa. 100 organic flax.
100 organic lentils. 100 organic oats.


600 canola 420 red wheat. Reply With Quote
Dec 1, 2017 | 10:07 15
Quote Originally Posted by Klause View Post
2000 ac feed bly underseeded to alfalfa. 100 organic flax.
100 organic lentils. 100 organic oats.


600 canola 420 red wheat.
Need some alfalfa seed ? Reply With Quote
Dec 1, 2017 | 10:09 16 Why is this a discussion. ...better would be to know what the railways might move... Reply With Quote
Dec 1, 2017 | 14:21 17
Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
Need some alfalfa seed ?
How do you think alfalfa pencils out on average?

For bales or for seed? Reply With Quote
Dec 1, 2017 | 14:51 18
Quote Originally Posted by Oliver88 View Post
How do you think alfalfa pencils out on average?

For bales or for seed?
yeah klause whats the plan here thinking outside the square or a long term plan Reply With Quote
Dec 1, 2017 | 14:58 19 See sask has malt barley i cant speak for you guys but malt is pretty well off the radar here.
Hard to get the grade and feed types yeild sometime 15% more to make up for price shortfall.

H2 wheat here yesterday 11.5 to 13% protien hit $303 delivered packers for container trade.
$20 haul to port good money Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Dec 1, 2017 | 15:02 20 Yea thats a decent price for 11.5 hrs.

The Elevators are getting that at the coast and giving us just over 6. Reply With Quote
Dec 2, 2017 | 09:11 21
Quote Originally Posted by Oliver88 View Post
How do you think alfalfa pencils out on average?

For bales or for seed?
Last year $2/#,this year $.95 , now its $.65/lb To much of it. Some are hetting $100/ac from dehy here . Hard to get seed here when its wet but this year eas the best we ever had so its gone , good moneymaker this year. Low inputs. Really good for land for years after its taken out Reply With Quote
Klause's Avatar Dec 2, 2017 | 10:58 22
Quote Originally Posted by malleefarmer View Post
yeah klause whats the plan here thinking outside the square or a long term plan

Playing a really long game and one that's very diversified.

We see what's coming... And are trying to find our niches in veggies organics and food to table and direct to export.

Lots of money to be made. Just drop the stupid commodity game... If I wanna play that I'd move to a country where farmland is close to a port.


Organic wheat yesterday dumped in Saskatoon was $18 per bushel.

I'll explain later on the road. Reply With Quote