Huge feed price increase this winter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by freshegg, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a friend thats been farming for years and the other day her husband went to the feed store and the owner gave him the heads up that feed will be $20 for 50lbs this winter. Its 14 now. has anyone else heard this? I may go get 10 bags before it goes up.
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I get my feed and shavings at the cheshire horse. If you ever shop in Keene, you might want to work it into your trip. I pay about $11-12 and there are is no tax. Plus they take coupons from the poultry press if you get them.
     
  3. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what street is that on. I lived in keene for 7 years.
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    They just opened a HUGE new store right on Rt 10. The shavings are WAY better than Agway because they are very fine and absorb better. You know where you can take a left off rt 10 as a short cut to rt 9? Its just before that.
     
  5. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i will have to check it out. is that the road with the trailer park on it right past the big gas station/ dunkin donuts or farther down rt 10
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Yes......cheshire horse is next to the dunkin donut/gas station. The shavings are up to $5.50 since the gas increase, i dont know what they are in GFLD but i like these better anyway. I tried to find a reciept for feed to confirm feed price, but i cant find one. You could call an ask, but if you are going that way, you might want to check them out anyway.
    Wendy
     
  7. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks alot . I will go this weekend.
     
  8. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    The poultry/dog/cat/bunny stuff is in the back to the left [​IMG] The feed and shavings stuff is in the second building, you drive right through and pick it up after you pay inside.
     
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  9. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    The price of the two most used feed commodities, Corn and Soybean Meal, have dropped dramatically the past 30 days. In mid June the price of corn was near $7.75/bushel, yesterday at the Chicago Board of Trade the nearby corn price closed at $5.08/bushel. The price for Soybean Meal has dropped from $440 to $334 in the same period.

    Diesel fuel prices have fallen a little which should reduce trucking costs for both commodities and feeds.

    At our store we have dropped the price of Layer feed by almost $4/cwt.

    Regardless of the price, develop a good relationship with your feed supplier so they can keep you apprised of potential price changes. I also suggest you determine when your feed supplier changes the price of feed and take advantage of that.

    Jim
     
  10. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well its still up here just bought more
     

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