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Senior Advisor

Re: There will be less corn needed

Lmao. I been saying that for the last few years. We have this weight problem in the US. Between the dairy products. Red meat. And HFCS

Heck Ethanol should get an award

And yes I eat a fk load of cheese. Eat my fair share of beef and pork. Love a big ole smoked shoulder or Gorgonzola ribeye. And drink way too much soda.

O and use E30 every chance I get and would love to see more b20 pumps
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Senior Contributor

Re: There will be less corn needed

Hey DF , Most dairy farmers I know are crop farmers too and all of them also use Fed. Crop Ins. [at least the ones I know do ]  John

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Honored Advisor

Re: There will be less corn needed


A blond city girl named Amy marries a Colorado rancher. 

One morning, on his way out to check on the cows, the rancher says to Amy, 

'The insemination man is coming over to impregnate one of our cows today, so I drove a nail into the 2 by 4 just above where the cow's stall is in the barn. Please show him where the cow is when he gets here, OK?

The rancher leaves for the fields. After a while, the artificial insemination man arrives and knocks on the front door. 

Amy takes him down to the barn. They walk along the row of cows and when Amy sees the nail, she tells him, 'This is the one right here.

The man, assuming he is dealing with an air head blond, asks, 'Tell me lady, 'cause I'm dying to know; how would YOU know that this is the right cow to be bred?

'That's simple," she said. "By the nail that's over its stall,' she explains very confidently. 

Laughing rudely at her, the man says, 'And what, pray tell, is the nail for?

The blond turns to walk away and says sweetly over her shoulder, 

'I guess it's to hang your pants on


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Re: There will be less corn needed

@IllinoisSteve wrote:
Wow! We were told for years to find a market for all our extra corn. We did in ethanol. Why don't you try doing the same?

So then dairyfarmmn was kinda right with his comment?




And don't dairy farmers have as much right to complain about their input costs as crop farmers? Or don't you complain about fertilizer prices or seed prices or fuel or rent or whatever?

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Re: There will be less corn needed

@sw363535 wrote:

I don't understand dairy mentality ---------- I have yet to hear one on here rail about the teachers and healthy living community who have contested for several years how bad red meat and dairy are for health.  Our school boards and administrators have been listening to them,  why does dairy keep still.  Count the number of gallons of milk that go through the check out line compared to the 12 and 24 packs of soda in an afternoon.  Milk is cheaper but not many going through the line can figure that out. 




Point is -------- seems to me that dairy has bigger problems than cost of inputs.

Fat cattle sure do------- cost of corn is not why the herd is down ------ not because of pastures have been broken out to raise 200 bu corn.  Three years(in some areas 5-8 years) of drought has taken more cows out of the herd than all the other reasons combined.


observation ------- for years I watched feedlots adjust inventory up and down based on the ability to feed at a profit.  Yet last year at $7+corn and high feed,  for several months,  We just kept feeding.  If a lot emptied a few pens it was because they couldn't find the cattle.  And several lots started feeding holsteins instead of the feeders that were not available.

Sure makes a difference who owns the cattle in the pen, doesn't it?


Death loss from weather is a bad diseaster, but in some of the high plains pasture countries it has been dry so long that we may see some very extreme events repeat for a few years ----------- assuming we haven't repealed the law of averages.

--------Wait,  that may just not work anymore with out a government employee to administer it-     ------- the law of averages.......

I always wonder why the dairy board let's soymilk go unchecked? It is not milk, so why is it labeled as such? Why do they not counter their claims? Also it seems that the co-ops are unwilling to change or adapt. Seems they make a product and just expect people to buy it, in place of making a product people are more willing to buy.


So while dairy may have more problems than input costs, so I ask you also, are they not allowed to complain about input costs?

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Honored Advisor

Re: There will be less corn needed

Complaining is still free  --- as long as it doesn't offend the ruling class 🙂


I can give you a rant over cornseed costs ----------- but it is boring and ineffective.  I will quietly cut that cost every way I can.  Even if it means I choose a differnet crop or source of income.

This area has been waiting 80 years for the broomcorn price to come back.  Complaining didn't work.  


But I realize grain producers are the closest ears so complain away.  If you have the time.  

I just notice that Coca Cola is cheaper by the liter than milk.  And sells better even at higher prices

We got a consumer ignorance problem -------- OR  a "kids get what they want, not whats good for them" problem----OR ----a neutrition expert ignorance problem --------------------- or all three.  


And us folks who know this are blaming each other.

Whatever happened to the dairy Lobby we all envied back in the 60's?  (not being smart ---asking a serious question)


"not being smart" -------------- overstating the obvious again 🙂

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