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SASKFARMER's Avatar Dec 5, 2019 | 06:48 1 Name:  51112AF1-3033-4FD9-B0C0-A8B3F3DAB12D_4_5005_c.jpg
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Well for the winter lets try something new on a Thursday. One more day of the week is left, farmers are frustrated or happy at the week's outcome. So either a bitch session or hugs session. At least it was warm and enjoyable. But old man Polar vortex is on its way next week.

Ah, you just got to love it.

So I'll start, I am totally embarrassed at out leader Justin Trudeau, He demonstrates every day what a total **** up the GTA and Montreal voted in. He has not a single ounce of manners or professionalism. Basically a useless fool trying to play in the big boy world. He and his girlfriend from France are two of the same. Captain **** Up to the Call.

Premiers met and not a word on AG. This is actually the saddest thing in all of the week's news. I can tell you right now a few things will happen in the new year because of the shit show going on in AG. One dealership is shutting down a rural store come Jan. Layoffs will happen at others due to poor sales, service and repairs. Who is going to green/red/Yellow light there combines or equipment if they have a crop that's still out. Heck one chemical company that has a plant in Regina just cancelled the annual Xmas party and the room was already booked. We always get a farmer party and I guess it's done because no invitations arrived. One Big big farmer who is behind paying is common all over the province. So it's not the big are ok and the small they want out. RB is flooded with sales being booked for next year as accountants are telling guys who tried to farm and be landowners either stop the madness and leave with something before its all gone.

Farmers are beaten to a pulp and all the AG minister says is contact Crap insurance and they will guide you through it. **** buddy I am way over my production guarantee (because they use a 100-year average and we didn't get special years deducted like 2002 and 4 or flood years like the Western side did with the droughts of the 80s disappearing) with a 1/3 still out in the field. Someone said I might be busy working again, not a chance ill go back.

But this all reminds me of the 1980s without high interest or the 1990s when Canadian farmers were told to suck it up buttercup we cant go head to head against the European or USA farmers, You're on your own.

I just find it funny how all these meetings have talking heads telling farmers that Peas are ****ed going to India but well buy them from you at 6 a bushel instead of 9 and sell as many as you fools produce. Learn to get better yields and well make it on volume. Well, we will and you will still just break even. Or the Canola growers guy saying china is gone so sad so sorry but farmers we as an industry are still moving canola seed to Europe to make diesel and other countries to broker the seed to China so all is good. Europe is buying because we are so cheap compared to the rest of the world. What good does it do me if my price dropped by $2.30 a bushel yet we still can move to see. Ah, the middle man is looked after and the farmer gets the shaft again.

So a subsidy call came out this week from an RM in Saskatchewan and all the big dogs looked down and laughed. This two happened in the 90s because some farmers just can't get the fact that Dairy got a subsidy for losing 3% market share yet we lose 20% due to a total **** up of the Canadian Gov and not a peep. We get a ****ing loan.

Everything in Canada is geared to keep the middle man happy and who cares what the peasant farmers think.

But the big problem in Ag is the dumb farmer himself. Look in the mirror. We should have one voice, not 20 groups representing us. The feds go have a meeting and it's like 1 dad and 50 kids getting the same package or advise. We need one on one. Someone stong who will call a politician a ****ing fool who was elected not a prince or chosen one.

So hunker down have a great week and let's hope some finally start to wake up and forget about this me myself and I attitude and look at the big picture. Reply With Quote

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    I took this photo two nights ago going home on a day I put all our equipment finally away. It was like Mother Nature gave me the finger saying I won now **** you.

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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Dec 5, 2019 | 07:01 3 Again a few have been asking me the same question. Why with the USA harvest stuck at 30% corn still out and the Australians having a piss poor crop. Canada with 12% out not the 7% that the gov agencies are talking. Europe with dry problems and same with Argentina. Why isn't grain moving up?

    Something funny is going on in the market knows bullshit. Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Dec 5, 2019 | 07:05 4 Oh, fert. still dropping in price in the USA.

    Bank of Canada held rates steady. Like we're doing oh so good. The dollar is projected to lose three more cents by next fall. Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 07:13 5 Because Canada's government has left the farmers to the rest of the industry to have us taken advantage of...

    You know who puppets governments....its not the voters ...its big investors or companies...or big unions that don't give a shit about farmers either....

    The masters are licking their lips to get a hold of land...look back at an 1926 land map and find out who owned the land...

    History will repeat...until the puppet masters realize they might be actually rolling up their sleeves and doing the physical farming ......

    Credit Foncier owned land around here until the mid 1990s.....from way back when...

    APAS has phucking really stupid people in charge.....I mean if you are going to do a survey get some context to it so you can't say historically very few farmers south of saskatoon have ever needed a dryer and thats why many terminals don't have dryers because they can't justify the cost ...so how can an individual farmer make a valid case for a dryer....

    I use my vertical tillage machine every year....I use my air fans intermittently...in 25 years of farming and looking back and asking 80 year olds around here...drying has not been an issue...

    We need better representatives....we need better provincial and federal governments...

    Scott moe and his AG minister David Marit are incompetent...their comments of the last couple days makes me wonder how they will get re-elected...

    David Marit agreed to give irrigation districts 200 dollars an acre over 5 years....and drylands farmers get SFA.....

    Think about your farm....and 40 dollars an acre....every year for 5 years.....
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    SASKFARMER's Avatar Dec 5, 2019 | 07:21 6 Oh and on the news front

    Many Farmers in Canada are on the Verge of Burn out.

    **** me I was that way years ago it's now almost time for an insane asylum let alone burn out.

    See industry forgot one thing

    You have to leave at least one little piece of scrap for the primary producer or he will eventually quit feeding the pigs. Then watch them devour each other as starving pigs would do. Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 07:25 7 Had a good week here. Been hunting with my kids. One deer to go. Haven’t enjoyed hunting so much in my life, as I teach my first year kids how to get close to game. Been making lots of sausage and jerky. Snaring coyotes like crazy. Have some really, really good new lamb meat sales prospects to follow up on. Fingers crossed there. Christmas tree is up. Kids are skidooing. Sheep are breeding with the promise of a new crop in five months.

    Life is grand! Reply With Quote

  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Dec 5, 2019 | 07:35 8 Good to hear things are working out.

    Son got his buck first day out of our creek land and his buddy got one a half-hour later. The big bugger survived another year. Plus the triplet moose, not one was taken. Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 07:35 9
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
    Had a good week here. Been hunting with my kids. One deer to go. Haven’t enjoyed hunting so much in my life, as I teach my first year kids how to get close to game. Been making lots of sausage and jerky. Snaring coyotes like crazy. Have some really, really good new lamb meat sales prospects to follow up on. Fingers crossed there. Christmas tree is up. Kids are skidooing. Sheep are breeding with the promise of a new crop in five months.

    Life is grand!
    Where do you sell your coyotes ...NAFA is in trouble...or do you use Fur Harvesters? Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 07:43 10 Yeah fur harvesters, but there is a us company that is expanding into Canada as well. Groenwald fur and wool. Nafa has been good the last few years. When coyotes are worth 150 bucks, it makes it worth it. Walked up to 5 on Tuesday. Preventing lamb losses and helping make jackets all at once. Lol Reply With Quote
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  • Dec 5, 2019 | 07:48 11
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
    Had a good week here. Been hunting with my kids. One deer to go. Haven’t enjoyed hunting so much in my life, as I teach my first year kids how to get close to game. Been making lots of sausage and jerky. Snaring coyotes like crazy. Have some really, really good new lamb meat sales prospects to follow up on. Fingers crossed there. Christmas tree is up. Kids are skidooing. Sheep are breeding with the promise of a new crop in five months.

    Life is grand!
    sheep, do you lose stock to coyote packs? What method do you use to snare them? Are you using any type of animal to guard your sheep? Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 08:42 12
    Quote Originally Posted by beaverdam View Post
    sheep, do you lose stock to coyote packs? What method do you use to snare them? Are you using any type of animal to guard your sheep?
    When we first had sheep we lost a fair few lambs to coyotes. We got guard dogs. We currently have two. But this year we lost lambs again for the first time in a long time. Coyotes can fit through surprisingly small holes. We plan to move the sheep more frequently next year, as they say this keeps the yotes guessing. In sask we can only use power rams. I set them in thick bush where there are fresh tracks. The coyote WILL be back. Maybe not for a week or two, but it will return. With a few seasons under my belt now, I can set snares in places where there is no fresh sign, and still connect, because year to year, they use the exact same places, even places that don’t really seem like a trail or travel corridor.

    And then i set out bait to get them using a specific area, and this is how I get most of them. I do find it more rewarding to catch them in places unrelated to bait, i just like the challenge. I am weird that way.

    As I get more seasoned, I plan to have a couple hundred snares out. I currently have about two dozen. They are expensive though. The rams are almost 30 bucks a piece. I do make my own replacement snares for a few cents each. But I think a good snare man could make a decent winters wage if you could get out there and be dedicated and work at it. There are guys who regularly catch 200 and even a guy in Alberta who has caught over 900 in a season. That is some good monthly cash flow for a three month work effort!

    I think ten baits should net a couple hundred. Trouble is land access as the baits can’t be too close to each other. Many folks, even rural folks frown on killing coyotes, even if they are a nasty predator and abundant as pike teeth. Sure they catch mice, but as a sheep guy, coyotes are filth. Walking out to the pasture and seeing dead or maimed lambs changes your mind fast. Reply With Quote
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  • blackpowder's Avatar Dec 5, 2019 | 08:56 13 Buddy here has snaring down to a science. 50 or 60 so far. $180 for top dogs. Down from there. Halfords, I think he said.
    Luckily, he pays the local colony boys to skin and prep. Couldn't pay me enough lol. Reply With Quote
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  • Dec 5, 2019 | 09:33 14
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpowder View Post
    Buddy here has snaring down to a science. 50 or 60 so far. $180 for top dogs. Down from there. Halfords, I think he said.
    Luckily, he pays the local colony boys to skin and prep. Couldn't pay me enough lol.
    Yeah my best coyote was a top lot at fha went for 240. Many have gone for 200. Then you have the uglier ones here n therE that wreck the average, the 40 dollar ones. I’ve gotten good at skinning. Used to take me a long time. Wear gloves, and keep your mouth sealed is all I can say. Lol. KEEP YER MOUTH SEALED. Bears repeating... I actually enjoy the fur handling part. I take care to make my coyotes shine. I hand wash em before stretching. They go to the auction smelling like dawn.... I do think it makes a big difference in valuation. Reply With Quote
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  • Dec 5, 2019 | 09:40 15
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
    Yeah my best coyote was a top lot at fha went for 240. Many have gone for 200. Then you have the uglier ones here n therE that wreck the average, the 40 dollar ones. I’ve gotten good at skinning. Used to take me a long time. Wear gloves, and keep your mouth sealed is all I can say. Lol. KEEP YER MOUTH SEALED. Bears repeating... I actually enjoy the fur handling part. I take care to make my coyotes shine. I hand wash em before stretching. They go to the auction smelling like dawn.... I do think it makes a big difference in valuation.
    Muskrats got any hope for better prices?

    Beaver? A lot of work for 20 bucks... Reply With Quote
    blackpowder's Avatar Dec 5, 2019 | 09:55 16 Beaver almost have as much value as bear bait. Musk has a market somewhere too I think.
    Last year rats were $4 I think.
    Got to be serious about it to make that go. Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 09:57 17 Last time I checked here in alta only regestered trappers could use snares,resedent trapers cant,if you have dogs how do you keep them out of snares,the daughter has sheep and 2 dogs but they travel quite a bit,then there is the neibors dogs sure would feel shitty catching someones dog.
    One fellow here shoots over 125 every yr thats his target to aim for but usualy goes over that. Thank god for those kind of people and the hunters shooting deer or we would be overrun by them.
    I sold 8 last yr and avg $110 top was 169 not bad for recreation and keeping them out of sheep . Reply With Quote
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  • Dec 5, 2019 | 10:06 18
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    Muskrats got any hope for better prices?

    Beaver? A lot of work for 20 bucks...
    Beaver are a pile of work, no kidding. From catching them right up to stretching them it is not a good wage if you get 20 or under. The tails in many rms, and the castor at 100 bucks a lb, are worth far more than the work in skinning and fleshing those bad boys. Muskrats they say are supposed to remain stable ish. So 4 bucks or thereabouts. Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 10:10 19 Yeah never mentioned that. You want to put snares where dogs don’t travel. We have a block of land that is untouched and has no dogs for miles. In fact, if you snare within a mile of any yard, those ppl HAVE to be told you are snaring. If I ever catch a dog, and I hope I never do, it would be a bizarre situation considering where I snare. No dog has any business being in that area... Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 10:36 20 The crazy thing in the news this week was... The price of food is going up and its all because of climate change!!! Its to hot and to dry and to cold and to wet so its hard for farmers to get decent crops.

    With the price of all crops depressed it must be from over supply so how does any of this make sense? Reply With Quote

  • blackpowder's Avatar Dec 5, 2019 | 11:02 21
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
    Yeah never mentioned that. You want to put snares where dogs don’t travel. We have a block of land that is untouched and has no dogs for miles. In fact, if you snare within a mile of any yard, those ppl HAVE to be told you are snaring. If I ever catch a dog, and I hope I never do, it would be a bizarre situation considering where I snare. No dog has any business being in that area...
    Tame dogs don't fight the snare and sit. Trick is to check them regularly. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Dec 5, 2019 | 11:10 22 Name:  1EE6BDC5-F125-483F-AD75-D5555B952C93.jpg
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    Trained him to watch the dryer. Hahahahha Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 11:16 23
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpowder View Post
    Tame dogs don't fight the snare and sit. Trick is to check them regularly.
    Problem in sask is we have to use power rams. Ain’t no mercy with them... Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 12:45 24 Sheepwheat the 900 coyote guy you’re mentioning is probably the guy who traps on on our place. Usually he pulls 150-200 coyotes and a wolf or two just from our place and he has a lot more ground west of us that he covers too. He always brings rum and fish he catches to us but I tell him it should be the other way. No power snares required here and any dogs he catches I don’t ask about since they shouldn’t be there causing trouble anyways.



    Had a lynx pass through the yard last week and the dog treed him for a while till he buggered off. He better not come back as I don’t like having that kind of wildlife around with the little kids. Reply With Quote
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    Back in the Barley delivery mode. Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 12:48 26 We had a lot of coyotes prior to the provincial cull, and now the numbers are slowly rising again.
    No need for catching mice as we have hundreds of hawks spring to fall, and 10-15 years ago ravens moved into the area as well, getting there share of mice too.
    Probably too open here to have the coyote numbers you're talking about, but 1 coyote is 1 too many. Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Dec 5, 2019 | 14:15 27 Our area every one just shoots coyotes. Still a bit of problem but getting better. They have no fear

    Listened to the canola council head guy it’s all rah rah for middle man and oh farmers get use to 2.37 a bushel discounts.

    We love you keep producing mega amounts.

    Same day bobo our ag minister announces the money if flowing to (Quebec) dairy farmers and new money on way to egg and poultry farms with market share loss. We will also discuss risk management.

    Canola farmers hurt by Trudeau government peep peep nothing for you. Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 17:25 28 Sheepwheat, apart from the income potential of catching coyotes do you not not believe in the theory of leaving the ones that live with your sheep alone? My neighbour does - they have a pair of LGDs that keep the coyotes at bay. Their thinking is if you kill those one more will inevitably move in and possibly will be more trouble to the sheep being unfamiliar with them. If you have some that behave reasonably it's almost like an outer ring of protection beyond you LGDs as new coyotes don't tend to come in and drive existing ones out of their territory. Reply With Quote
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    GDR

  • Dec 5, 2019 | 17:33 29 I have heard that if you take the dominant male and female out ....the remainder coyotes reproduce like crazy.... Reply With Quote
    Dec 5, 2019 | 17:49 30 “But this all reminds me of the 1980s without high interest or the 1990s when Canadian farmers were told to suck it up buttercup we cant go head to head against the European or USA farmers, You're on your own. “


    So we don’t have high interest rates in 2019....big deal!

    FACTS:

    1980 land price= $125,000/quarter. Interest rate 18% = $22,500.00 cost of carry

    2019 land price= $350,000/quarter. Interest rate 6.5% = $22,750 cost of carry.

    1980 wheat : $5.00 per bushel

    2019 wheat: $5.00 per bushel

    Nominally.... what is the difference....play with the numbers if you want but it feels like the 1980’s all over again to me. Reply With Quote
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