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May 19, 2019 | 06:23 31
Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
I will burn the bitch before I try dealing with a rancher again.

Beyond beef for iceman
Take shares on bales and count after baling....make them haul to your yard as part of the deal....then list on kijiji or sell to a rancher that is reputable...there are lots that don't own a baler and buy feed at the right price... Reply With Quote
May 19, 2019 | 06:31 32 I have a simple solution to this get the liberals greens and ndp to bring in a rain tax. We pay a rain tax and it will rain simple and it should work. Liberals claim they can alter the environment with a carbon tax why not a rain tax. Reply With Quote

  • May 19, 2019 | 06:39 33
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
    I have a simple solution to this get the liberals greens and ndp to bring in a rain tax. We pay a rain tax and it will rain simple and it should work. Liberals claim they can alter the environment with a carbon tax why not a rain tax.
    What a fantastic idea jimmy !
    Carbon tax cooled the environment in one month , right chuckles? Reply With Quote
    farmaholic's Avatar May 19, 2019 | 15:43 34 Gotta wonder when the senior climatologists get back from the long weekend off and give the junior climatolgists a break from their crayons and coloring books if the rain for Wednesday here will evaporate from the forecast?

    I refuse to set myself up for disappointment anymore...one day at a time. Reply With Quote
    May 19, 2019 | 17:20 35 The only tax we need is some kind of tax to get rid of politicians that want to tax us for stupid reasons.
    Stadiums
    Empty global hubs.
    By passes
    Carbon Reply With Quote
    ajl
    May 19, 2019 | 18:56 36 Drought will make spring thrash canola in this area worth something so that is good. I have some in the bin. Saw a guy combining this afternoon and saw some standing canola still in field yesterday. Go drought. Reply With Quote
    May 19, 2019 | 19:34 37 Pastures in this area were eaten off pretty short last fall and would seem to be first to suffer.
    Might be prudent for cattlemen to buy some oats if they can find any.
    Not sorry to be out of cattle. Reply With Quote
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  • May 19, 2019 | 20:40 38 Gets my goat every time the first guys who run out of grass are the first ones turning out. I don’t expect to turn my cows on summer pasture until June first if I can. Let the grass get a leg up before you graze.

    Our soil moisture is decent so far but fear if we don’t get a good rain in a couple weeks the grass will be stuck in first gear. Far as hay is concerned I do not think there will be much. Maybe I am calling it too early but I have that feeling. This area has been fortunate to have had lots of rain the last few years so I am not surprised we are in for a dry year. Surely it will rain enough to get something but I don’t think should have unrealistic expectations for the current forecasts. Reply With Quote
    May 19, 2019 | 21:41 39 One of the worst overgrazed pastures in this area from last year had cattle turned onto it April 26th this year - optimistic is an overstatement!

    As for hay I'm sure you are right - it is just too late and too dry already to get much of a first cut this year in my area anyway. If we get the moisture it might boost (or give) a second cut.

    As for ranchers not paying for feed, I've certainly never done that but I've been cheated a few times by guys misrepresenting the weight of bales they are selling.
    A new experience last year was getting cheated badly by a custom operator hired to cut, bale and wrap bales. I'd never expect someone in that business to slack off the density and not chop the cores of the silage bales in an effort to boost the bale tally by which he charges. Never found out until we weighed them when we hauled them home and discovered they were little more than half the weight expected. Of course he had been paid long ago. Not naming names but be very wary of hiring a custom guy from Nesbit, Manitoba. Reply With Quote
    May 19, 2019 | 22:02 40 Sure hope you cattle guys get some rain
    Watching a crop burn up is not nice , but pales in comparison to watching your herd that you built up go short of feed or water . Must take years to get back to where you were after a severe drought ! Reply With Quote
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  • makar's Avatar May 19, 2019 | 23:29 41 Selling hay on shares, offered my alfalfa and was told 70/30 on land i 1/3 2/3 rent, giving a 3 1/3 deficet cheque for me write on crop i own, disced it hours later. Reply With Quote
    May 20, 2019 | 06:29 42 No rain for you!

    Wonder what shape things will be in by June 1

    Meanwhile to the south....over 10 inches of rain possible for northeast Kansas by June 4
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    May 20, 2019 | 06:42 43 Prairie Fire around Edson/Marlboro? Reply With Quote
    LEP
    May 20, 2019 | 06:52 44
    Quote Originally Posted by grassfarmer View Post
    One of the worst overgrazed pastures in this area from last year had cattle turned onto it April 26th this year - optimistic is an overstatement!

    As for hay I'm sure you are right - it is just too late and too dry already to get much of a first cut this year in my area anyway. If we get the moisture it might boost (or give) a second cut.

    As for ranchers not paying for feed, I've certainly never done that but I've been cheated a few times by guys misrepresenting the weight of bales they are selling.
    A new experience last year was getting cheated badly by a custom operator hired to cut, bale and wrap bales. I'd never expect someone in that business to slack off the density and not chop the cores of the silage bales in an effort to boost the bale tally by which he charges. Never found out until we weighed them when we hauled them home and discovered they were little more than half the weight expected. Of course he had been paid long ago. Not naming names but be very wary of hiring a custom guy from Nesbit, Manitoba.
    Around here everyone pays based on a scale ticket. There can be alot of variability in bale weights. Especially in a dry year. The areas of the field with a little more snow or moisture give a heavier swath and usually alittle heavier bale. And sometimes finer hay can surprise you with how heavy of a bale you can make. Reply With Quote
    May 20, 2019 | 09:16 45 Leafcutter bees are worthless so might be better to turn them into compost and grow alfalfa?
    I am sure NE Sask can still grow a decent hay crop but we are just so far from the areas that need it.
    What do you think Case? Reply With Quote
    May 20, 2019 | 11:33 46
    Quote Originally Posted by LEP View Post
    Around here everyone pays based on a scale ticket. There can be alot of variability in bale weights. Especially in a dry year. The areas of the field with a little more snow or moisture give a heavier swath and usually alittle heavier bale. And sometimes finer hay can surprise you with how heavy of a bale you can make.
    By choice I would buy feed on analysis (done at my expense) and at least a representative sample weighed but when feed gets short some guys go crazy and others get greedy. I've sent samples away in the past only to discover later the seller sold the bales to someone who drove into his yard an hour after I left. Thankfully there are still many decent people to do business with though and my bad experiences have only been a small percentage. Reply With Quote
    May 20, 2019 | 13:00 47
    Quote Originally Posted by seldomseen View Post
    Leafcutter bees are worthless so might be better to turn them into compost and grow alfalfa?
    I am sure NE Sask can still grow a decent hay crop but we are just so far from the areas that need it.
    What do you think Case?
    Thats what we did
    Put them in the garden
    Hope they dont grow into more bees lol
    Yea we will get some hay here , its all signed up to the dehy plant
    Cant believe how wet the ground got from that 3-4 tenths
    Lots still to wet to work
    Mudded barley in thats gonna want a rain Reply With Quote
    May 20, 2019 | 17:54 48 Yes made a mess to get the last of the peas in [IMG]https://www.agriville.com/upload_image/uploades/medium/4451558396324.jpg[/IM Reply With Quote
    May 20, 2019 | 17:57 49 Try the pic again Reply With Quote
    LEP
    May 20, 2019 | 18:01 50
    Quote Originally Posted by grassfarmer View Post
    By choice I would buy feed on analysis (done at my expense) and at least a representative sample weighed but when feed gets short some guys go crazy and others get greedy. I've sent samples away in the past only to discover later the seller sold the bales to someone who drove into his yard an hour after I left. Thankfully there are still many decent people to do business with though and my bad experiences have only been a small percentage.
    Yes, you live long enough, you will meet several people where a handshake or their word means nothing. Reply With Quote
    helmsdale's Avatar May 26, 2019 | 11:20 51 Mild improvement in a few areas... Wx models all over the map. the 00z had us down for next to nothing in the 10 day, the 06z had us down for 1.25", 12z has us down for zip again. For my own sanity i need to quit looking. Google chrome on my phone says my most visited sites are:
    1)pivotal weather
    2)environment canada schuler radar
    3)agriville
    4)yr.no
    5)meteologix.com
    6)daily weather discussion @ kamala.cod.edu
    7)firesmoke.ca
    8)wxmaps.org

    think I need to detox Reply With Quote
    May 26, 2019 | 11:32 52
    Quote Originally Posted by helmsdale View Post
    Mild improvement in a few areas... Wx models all over the map. the 00z had us down for next to nothing in the 10 day, the 06z had us down for 1.25", 12z has us down for zip again. For my own sanity i need to quit looking. Google chrome on my phone says my most visited sites are:
    1)pivotal weather
    2)environment canada schuler radar
    3)agriville
    4)yr.no
    5)meteologix.com
    6)daily weather discussion @ kamala.cod.edu
    7)firesmoke.ca
    8)wxmaps.org

    think I need to detox
    Take a break .... I did . Amazing to get get away and clear head 👍




    But I hear ya , every weather model is completely different and drives a guy nuts constantly looking Reply With Quote
    May 26, 2019 | 11:43 53 Oh, how I wish we were a Furrow today. We had a wonderful shower in Regina yesterday but wet only a few inches down. Apples are blooming and Bumbles are bumbling. 🌈There will be more, don’t worry - bee happy🐝 Reply With Quote
    helmsdale's Avatar May 27, 2019 | 08:27 54
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    Take a break .... I did . Amazing to get get away and clear head 👍




    But I hear ya , every weather model is completely different and drives a guy nuts constantly looking
    Most recent forecast has us starting down 5 out of the next 7 days at 80°f+. Might be a good time to vacate to the lake. Lord help us if the wind blows at the same time. Reply With Quote
    May 27, 2019 | 10:04 55 Well the summer forecast is out for what its worth;


    SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA
    A changeable summer is expected across the region with back and forth swings in temperature that will likely tip to the cool side of normal across eastern Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Most of the region has started the growing season with drier than normal conditions. However, near-normal rainfall is expected for the summer across a large part of the region which will reduce the threat for widespread and prolonged drought conditions, especially across the south.
    However, parts of the central and northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba are at risk for drier than normal conditions. Smoke from wildfires to the west and northwest will likely become an issue during the summer
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    May 27, 2019 | 13:01 56 The smoke will save our crops....as a matter of fact I am not sure why we are not starting fires now.....lmao Reply With Quote
    GDR
    May 27, 2019 | 15:52 57 We got 9/10 of rain in a real nice slow shower saturday afternoon, first measurable rain of the year. Back seeding today, but wow by 3pm I'm making dust again direct seeding. Thankfull but were gonna need some more. Reply With Quote
    May 28, 2019 | 06:08 58
    Quote Originally Posted by LEP View Post
    Yes, you live long enough, you will meet several people where a handshake or their word means nothing.
    First come, first serve, bring cash. If your spending time and money on feed analysis, your not actually short of feed. Cattle guys here were fighting over 10 year old hay this past spring, stored outside in triangle stacks uncovered. Probably spent 30-40 cents a pound for all the feed value that was left in them. But it was either that or a lot of cows were getting their throats slit. I am amazed hay wasn't being stolen in the area, people were that short and desperate. I was counting some of my remote (but easily accessible) stacks often to make sure my godly Mennonite neighbors weren't helping themselves which they have been known to do - because after all, is it really a sin to steal from a heathen? Reply With Quote
    May 28, 2019 | 06:33 59
    Quote Originally Posted by 15444 View Post
    If your spending time and money on feed analysis, your not actually short of feed. ..
    Difference between running a business and a s##% show. Reply With Quote
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  • May 28, 2019 | 07:47 60 Can't it had nothing to do with you or your attitude Grass. Reply With Quote