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sw363535
Honored Advisor

feedyard Talk. 3/16. 11:3o pm

Weather ---- Promising a 4-6 inch blizzard tomorrow........ clouds now and a snorting wind are here right on time but so far no rain.  radar says some in the area (fast moving showers).  Wind 50mph to 60 gusts.   rain hitting into the morning and so far above freezing.  snow temps drive by noon tomorrow.     Back to 50 temps  Thursday afternoon

Was breezy today but the recent rains are holding the dirt and perking up the wheat, barley, Rye, and whatever is being used for cover crops and graze out  these days.

 

Cattle   all in so far......  We made feedlot inspections today on the way to and from the Amarillo Airport.  Lots of fats moving ..... these two young men are showing us where our corn and hay are going ........ Impressive quality we saw after the weather they have handled the last 60 days...... we also saw lots of good cattle out on green grazing throughout the area.  

     Plenty of room for growth in that hat.             .bg-simplot_feedlot-001-300x157.jpgUnknown-1.jpeg     images.jpegimages-1.jpeg

 

futures

Cattle plump shopper pens.     121.45    Up.   O.15

shapely young spring break cattle headed to full feed.     149.725     even

 

 

Grains

Corn  @    5.55.     Up.   1.2

Wheat @  6.082   even

Beans @  14.210.        down 2.2

Cotton @  87.07      up o.15

Fertilizer is hard to come by  last few days yet    and fuel (gas & diesel) decided mysteriously to rise in price the last few days.    

Natural gas is a low  $2.592 per McF.         down.     0.0050

Crude oil     64.75.    down 0.05

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Some brand new Large Travel Plaza's going in by names like  "Toot & Tot'em". and  "Hutch's".  being built on a super scale for trucks and cars.   Amarillo had a new one that would fuel 20 big diesel and 24 gas pumps at the same time with a city block of parking and weigh station.   With Texas style barbecue served inside ....... a super investment and a super place.   Not sure Texas & Oklahoma care what else is going on.

 

SW

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Scott and I had the ribs.........       

 

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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: feedyard Talk. 3/16. 11:3o pm

Hey SW, those feedlots size out there are really impressive.  Corn is a buying opportunity, ethanol is getting competitive again. 

Here`s a tiny Ioway 1300hd in 2 monoslope lot, no cornstalks needed.

lsc76cat
Senior Advisor

Re: feedyard Talk. 3/16. 11:3o pm

Sure is fun watching them yunguns' grow into them hats!!!

"Amarillo by mornin"

One great tune 👌👍

Almost as good as "I can still make Cheyenne"

lsc76cat
Senior Advisor

Re: feedyard Talk. 3/16. 11:3o pm

Remember driving by some of those feedlots on 54 one dark night with my grandpa.  Couldn't see much other than the occasional yard light but you sure knew they were there.

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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: feedyard Talk. 3/16. 11:3o pm

First trip yesterday morning was to take three bulls and two cull cows to the nearest okla panhandle sale barn.... a fun trip.  And drove twice through "Hank the Cow dog" country.

But if we're gonna pick a George Strait favorite......... which is like selecting the best mountain in the Rockies.....

I'll go with "the cowboy rides away"........

Thanks for the pictures BA.   I had heard about cattle under building in Iowa and driven by one or two.  Saw calves being finished in confinement on a trip with hobby.   without my phone-- I had to use a stock photo from the folks at Cactus Feeders.... we send lots of grain to those lots and I can't drive out any direction from my sand pile without going by one of theirs...

We saw three of them on the way to Amarillo (by 4:30 pm) down from Hooker.   Met one of those wonderful Texas troopers along the way.  Nice but wasn't interested in giving us an escort.  Or a tour of the cactus lot we were near at the time.  Our feeders are at a competitor north of Guymon, Okla.  Our first experience at holding on to them this long. Feels a lot like a parenting syndrome of some sort.

 

 

k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: feedyard Talk. 3/16. 11:3o pm

BA   -   cattle  ''  Cargill  Unit ''  I've   HERD  them  called  Smiley LOL  

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: feedyard Talk. 3/16. 11:3o pm

SW -  thought  maybe  you  would  do  the  Amarillo  ''' Big  Steak  Challenge ''  for  a  nice  sit  down  event Smiley LOL

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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: feedyard Talk. 3/16. 11:3o pm

I am too old.   And am continually looking for the dining event I can walk away from.  🙂

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: feedyard Talk. 3/16. 11:3o pm

Sprawling  truck  stops  have  to  make  room  for  those  """"  Solar  Truckers '''''' that  have  to  observe  those  E L D  Logs  hours  of  service  regulation ( untouchable) ,  kindly promoted  by  the  American Insurance Institute , collaborated   with   A  T  A ,  which  was  headed  by  a  familiar  Kansas guy  Bill  Graves    -   -   -      

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