How many grain guys will be buying cows or feeders?

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How many grain guys will be buying cows or feeders?

Nov 7, 2019 | 08:05 1 Hi everyone been reading posts for a long time, I thought I would get a different topic started. I was curious if the grain guys will be buying cows or feeders to add value to their feedgrain? Or have all the the corrals been dismantled? Sorry if it is a touchy subject. Reply With Quote
Nov 8, 2019 | 08:14 2 The answer to that is zero. We have a hard time keeping producers in the beef industry. Honestly doubt anyone will jump back in to feed their grain. Reply With Quote
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  • Nov 9, 2019 | 08:19 3 Not too many of them with surplus cash looking for a home either likely. Reply With Quote
    Nov 9, 2019 | 14:46 4 Was at agri-trade the other day and the guys selling waterers, fence supplies, and squeezes had lots of time to talk to ya while the guys selling big shiny iron tried to move you on to talk to the next in line. Nobody new is buying cows regardless of the reason. More fence coming out around here than going in ............. we’re one of the “exceptions” to the rule. Reply With Quote
    Nov 11, 2019 | 11:30 5 In our neighbourhood a lot of grain will be feed quality and needs to be dried. I expect it will go to ethanol or head to feedlot alley. There is a LOT of crop still out that will be poor feed at best next spring. It will get combined mostly in order to seed. No one will buy cows since most of the land with crop out isn't fenced anymore and a lot of guys have their entire years profit (and then some) still sitting in the field in either swathed or unswathed condition. Reply With Quote
    Nov 11, 2019 | 20:02 6 Agree with comments.
    One more factor is AgriStability.
    Stayed with cattle longer than we should have in past
    Profitability was not there but it was a way to reduce risk.
    So long as government money stays there, it is a better bet. Reply With Quote
    Nov 13, 2019 | 09:01 7 Would be a good idea if guys had fences and facilities. Problem is there is not enough of the "make lemonade out of lemons" attitude anymore. Everyone has gotten too specialized in what they do and would rather do nothing and complain and demand a handout instead of making their situation work another way. Reply With Quote
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  • Blaithin's Avatar Nov 15, 2019 | 10:32 8 I would be happy if more crop guys just had fences so my cows could go in and browse the coulees and fence lines this time of year....

    Also opens up the door for swath grazing on hailed out or snowed shit... but fencing is expensive and what was once there is now feeble. Reply With Quote