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Loaded 10 'bundles' of 21 bales each into the barn - have 4 remaining to do tomorrow. This sure beats handling individual bales...probably added 5 years to my life do it this way :laugh:

Using the 2440 with a bucket fork to move the bundles - I broke 2 open so had to do some Manual pick up (hi my name is Manual :hi:)

I got the spears from Titan and really pretty happy with them - would like to modify the bucket to add two more spears outboard of the ones shown.

I don't know how hay prices are all over the country, but here they've skyrocketed - $9 -12 per bale. I got these for $9.50 per.

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Man those #’s gotta hurt, east coast running $5/6 a bale, picked up
 

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Loaded 10 'bundles' of 21 bales each into the barn - have 4 remaining to do tomorrow.

This sure beats handling individual bales...probably added 5 years to my life do it this way :laugh:

Using the 2440 with a bucket fork to move the bundles - I broke 2 open so had to do some Manual pick up (hi my name is Manual :hi:)
If it were me,, the use of forks to move the hay,,, probably added,,,

5 years to the horses' life!! :flag_of_truce:

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I wonder how much hay it would take to pay for the hauling?? :dunno:

Around here, (LOTS of rain), regular hay is $4,,,

look at what you get for $5,,,
https://roanoke.craigslist.org/grd/d/hay-special-needs-horses/6644498239.html

Round bales are only $25

https://roanoke.craigslist.org/grd/d/hay-for-sale/6635614117.html

A neighbor sells me mulch hay (too poor for an animal to eat) round bales for $15,,,
Those numbers sound a LOT better. Hopefully things will get back to normal, but experience says what goes up, doesn't always come back down (like you would expect.)
 

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Years ago a friend had a NH bale wagon that would pick up the small bales and when the wagon was full it would tip back and set them down. He built skids to the footprint of this stack of bales and got an off road forklift to put them in his barn or on peoples trailers. Sure beats multiple handling of hay bales. He sold his hay to "horse" people and said they were very particular about what they would buy. He used to give prospective customers a bale and tell them if you like it come back and buy more, if not no charge for the bale.
 

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rope chucker--can't help ya none with ur hay shortage--except i just wanted to tell ya-i got the same bucket hooks on my bucket. :bigthumb::bigthumb:
 

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We’re currently selling small square bales for $3 per bale, $30 per round bale (4 x 4), sounds like we should increase our market, and prices


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I don't know how hay prices are all over the country, but here they've skyrocketed - $9 -12 per bale. I got these for $9.50 per.
Thats outrageous. Around here its $3-6 per. A few years ago bales were around $2.50-3 max, but then the drought hit and the price went up.
 

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The problem around us is that so many dairy farms have gone out of business, much like us, but we’ve all kept our haying equipment to help pay taxes and such. Hay is plentiful here, I have seen a couple that won’t sell a single bale this time of the year. Come February they’ll post everywhere they can with inflated prices just taking advantage of and preying on people, that’s just plain wrong in our book, our price is the same come spring as it is right now.


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Hay going for $3.50 to $5.00 for first cutting. 2nd going $5.50 on up. Rounds going for $40 for 5x5’s. We’re getting rain now but sure hay will keep going up if it gets dry again. Straw going for $2.50 to $3.00 a bale. Last year and this year has not been good hay weather. A lot of people ran out this spring. We had to buy a little for the first time.
 

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Terry, are you buying locally up there? I’ve seen prices all over the board for ss.
By chance are you on Facebook?

I’m stocking up when I see good prices. I bought some 3x3’s at the last CLA auction, $55/ea for cow hay. Horse quality 3x3’s are going for $200/ton and up.
Still waiting to see if I can cut my inlaws place. Maybe get some ss out of that.
I’ll be headed to the CLA auction again this month to stock up some more. Brokers by me are getting hay from NE & KS and selling 3x3’s $110/bale and up(800lb avg).


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The problem around us is that so many dairy farms have gone out of business, much like us, but we’ve all kept our haying equipment to help pay taxes and such. Hay is plentiful here, I have seen a couple that won’t sell a single bale this time of the year. Come February they’ll post everywhere they can with inflated prices just taking advantage of and preying on people, that’s just plain wrong in our book, our price is the same come spring as it is right now.


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Unfortunately, not everyone is burdened with your level of ethics...wish more were.
 

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Terry, are you buying locally up there? I’ve seen prices all over the board for ss.
By chance are you on Facebook?

I’m stocking up when I see good prices. I bought some 3x3’s at the last CLA auction, $55/ea for cow hay. Horse quality 3x3’s are going for $200/ton and up.
Still waiting to see if I can cut my inlaws place. Maybe get some ss out of that.
I’ll be headed to the CLA auction again this month to stock up some more. Brokers by me are getting hay from NE & KS and selling 3x3’s $110/bale and up(800lb avg).


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Yes - been following the Colorado Hay connection link on Facebook and seeing prices in the $9 to $12 range. That's why I decided to bit the bullet and get this at $9.50. I'll send you a pm with my info and we can connect on Facebook.

I may need more cow hay before I send my rope steers home in October so may try CLA or the Pancost Aucton - that's closer to me.
 

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Yes - been following the Colorado Hay connection link on Facebook and seeing prices in the $9 to $12 range. That's why I decided to bit the bullet and get this at $9.50. I'll send you a pm with my info and we can connect on Facebook.

I may need more cow hay before I send my rope steers home in October so may try CLA or the Pancost Aucton - that's closer to me.
Sent you a PM back. Was going to suggest Colorado Hay Connection. There is also a couple horse/livestock pages that some folks use that aren't on the hay page.

I haven't been able to make a Pancost auction, always something going on. Might try both this month(I know Pancost is 1st Saturday). I've heard Producers auction has better prices, but Greeley is a haul for me, even worse than Ft. Collins. I like Pancost, but not the volume CLA gets.
 

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The nerve of people 🤬

So two years ago this guy comes and gives us this sob story about how many beefers he had and a couple of horses and my FIL has a real soft spot for starving animals, especially farm animals. So we sold hay to him for $2.50 a bale only to find out that he was selling it for $5, I told him once never to call me again, guess his memory ain’t too good, here he is calling and texting me this morning. And this time we know for a fact that he doesn’t have any animals. So I texted him back and said sure, for $5.00 a bale, his response, WTF 🤬


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The nerve of people 🤬

So two years ago this guy comes and gives us this sob story about how many beefers he had and a couple of horses and my FIL has a real soft spot for starving animals, especially farm animals. So we sold hay to him for $2.50 a bale only to find out that he was selling it for $5, I told him once never to call me again, guess his memory ain’t too good, here he is calling and texting me this morning. And this time we know for a fact that he doesn’t have any animals. So I texted him back and said sure, for $5.00 a bale, his response, WTF 🤬


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You should have told him $10. Lyin' SOB.:banghead:
 

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Loaded 10 'bundles' of 21 bales each into the barn - have 4 remaining to do tomorrow. This sure beats handling individual bales...probably added 5 years to my life do it this way :laugh:

Using the 2440 with a bucket fork to move the bundles - I broke 2 open so had to do some Manual pick up (hi my name is Manual :hi:)

I got the spears from Titan and really pretty happy with them - would like to modify the bucket to add two more spears outboard of the ones shown.

I don't know how hay prices are all over the country, but here they've skyrocketed - $9 -12 per bale. I got these for $9.50 per.

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60# fescue square bales here are $5 DELIVERED! That delivery part is the best decision I ever made. Beats going to get, loading, driving home, unloadin.....awww you get it.

A few years ago our hay prices shot up to $9-10 due to drought. We got truckloads hauled in from PA and split them which got the price down considerably and quality was much better than what we had available.
 

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60# fescue square bales here are $5 DELIVERED! That delivery part is the best decision I ever made. Beats going to get, loading, driving home, unloadin.....awww you get it.

A few years ago our hay prices shot up to $9-10 due to drought. We got truckloads hauled in from PA and split them which got the price down considerably and quality was much better than what we had available.

Thats actually a pretty smart move.
 
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