Posted 8/5/2022 22:12 (#9782581 - in reply to #9782115) Subject: RE: Having a very hard time wrapping my head around machinery prices
Ft. Ripley MN
It’s rough for everyone around but the cash crop guys have it alot eaiser then the guys that raise livestock… I don’t need sympathy but when there was $8 corn it’s hard to feel bad… the cattle haven’t went up enough to compare to that. Yes I know I should sell the cows and buy a combine.
Im not sure what the future holds. I farm with dad and he bought his first new tractor in 2015. If I remember right the last tractor grandpa bought new was his 806 which we still have. The way things are I’ll never buy a new tractor.
I crush gravel for a living and luckily only working a couple miles from home. The owner of the pit and I were talking and he bought a new baler. He paid more with trade in then what I paid for straight out for a new baler in 2020.
Farming is getting to be a rougher and rougher business to be in! I always respect your opinion and you seem like the real deal but it bothers me a little when you complain about trading in a year old combine for a brand new one and it costs to much…. Try running cow/calf pairs….
Insurance basically guarantees a profit for cash crop guys plus government handouts…