has feed gone up in your area

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blueseal, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Songster

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    i got grain today at my feed store they sell Blueseal brand. i buy layer mash and it has gone up 46 cents a bag in the last two weeks . i normally pay $10.75 to $10.79 for a 50lb bag. today it was $11.25 a bag . the other nite on the news the said cattle grain was going up but i guess its all going up.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

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    Yeah, I've noticed it too. The brand of dog food we've always bought for our dog has gone up several dollars for a 50lb bag in the past couple of years.
     
  3. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

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    I only buy twice a year. So no not yet. Maybe in my big srping purchase.
    Gas is at $3.19 in my area, so it is logical feed follows.
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  4. midtnjerry

    midtnjerry Hatching

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    You can thank mandated ethanol for that. Grain prices are going up everywhere.
     
  5. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    I was surprised how much feed had gone up since I bought it 1.5 years ago. $3!!!!
     
  6. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

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    Quote:Bull pucky...
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    What the heck ever here of wars in the middle east, a growing world population of oil consumers? Oil spills in the gulf....[​IMG]
    It takes fossile fuels to grow and deliver grains..
    Heck I only feed 10% corn, maybe corn prices are up because of ethonol , feeds high in corn are garbage anyway IMO.

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  7. Quote:Nope, you can 'blame' a weak US dollar, poorer than expected production this year, and increased exports. Corn was selling for about $3.50 in June, it is over $6 now.
     
  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

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    Yes, in the past few months mine went from $10.50, to $11.25 and now it's $12.50 for 50 lbs of Nutrena Nature Wise layer feed.
     
  9. Barry Natchitoches

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    I bought a 50 pound bag of layer feed from a local feed store for $9.95 back in October.


    Earlier this week, I bought the same 50 pound bag of layer feed from the same store for $10.80.


    Meantime, two weeks ago, the tag on the shelf for a 50 pound bag of black oil sunflower seed said $17.98.


    Knowing that was the best price around, I decided to buy a bag. When I got the bag up to the checkout, it showed up as $20.98 on the computer. I pointed out to the checker that the tag on the shelf said it was $17.98. She did a price check and found that I was correct, so she gave me the bag for $17.98 plus tax.


    Before I left, they were already in the process of changing that shelf tag to $20.98.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011
  10. PippyChicken

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    Our feedstore lady is crazy..she changes prices weekly.. [​IMG] First it was $15,then $12,then i forgot then $10,then $16! [​IMG]
     

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