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Senior Contributor

For Jr: I didn't know it was this easy

I found tihs on the weather channel. I guess all you have to do is raise your price. Seems simple enough don't you think?

 

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The price of milk is directly related to corn prices. Corn is a part of a dairy cow's diet. If farmers are paying more to feed their cows, consumers will have to pay more for milk.

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Veteran Contributor

Re: For Jr: I didn't know it was this easy

Old jr, don't care about the money he just likes to pull teats.

 

     Heck the price of corn Flakes will jump a dollar and it will cost the middle man maybe 10 more cents a box.

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Senior Advisor

Re: For Jr: I didn't know it was this easy

It seems to me that all you got to do is milk the cow and sell it. In twelve hours she will give you another pail full. Kind of a win win deal and eventually you can sell the cow or eat her. It's a sure thing. If i wasn't so decrepit I would buy a bunch of cows.

 

AND I DIDN"T EVEN MENTION THE FREE FERTILIZER!

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Senior Advisor

Re: For Jr: I didn't know it was this easy

Man, I drink my share. On the other hand milk in the PNW is so-o-o-o dang cheap!!!!!!!!!!! I don't think it's much over $3 in an in-out convenience store. Less than $3 where we shop for groceries.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: For Jr: I didn't know it was this easy

Oh dang it Frank found me out! LOL

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Veteran Advisor

Re: For Jr: I didn't know it was this easy

BTW went back and looked and in 1988 milk averaged 2.39 a gallon in one article I found. Where's the inflation?

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Re: For Jr: I didn't know it was this easy

Krafty UHM I thought you were already full of that free fertilizer! LOL

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Re: For Jr: I didn't know it was this easy

Watched a little of a Western British news show last evening and other than the flooding one of the lead stories was about the plight of the British dairy farmers and the money they have been and are loosing every year. They spot lighted a farmer that was in the process of liquidating and the effects on them and their employee. The employee was loosing his job AND home. I thought it was a well done and balanced news piece.

 

I got to meet a dairy farmer here on the edge of the Artic circle just as he was pulling out of a field from baling hay.  Hs English was great and four hrs later after a tour of his facilities (very nice) and the local farming area then invited in for fresh Rhubarb 'cake' and other fancy refreshments, finally left at sundown... 11:55PM. Never even gets close to dark here this time of year. What an experience.

 

When I get to a computer that I can post picts from. I have picts of their "corn.".

 

They are also in a drought here. Very little margin of error here. Way more farming here than I ever imagined. Sheep and horses everywhere. more about that later.

 

This Successful Farming tour is great, too bad more of you didn´t sign up for it. 

 

BTW: yesterday we were north of the Artic Circle on the isle of Grimsey, beautiful sunny day in the 60´s and NO wind. Wonderful north Atlantic Cod fresh caught dinner.

 

Had a late breakfast buffet this morn and the tour is waiting on me so ... keep the markets up till I get back.Smiley Wink

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