Originally Posted by haleylvsshammy
We are getting screwed because all of our hay is being sent to Texas.
I think saying you are getting screwed is stretching it.
Yes, hay that is produced there (and in my state) is shipped out of state. Which makes you have to pay more for it.
But think about it the other way.
If your farmers did not have that market they probably would not be producing hay at all, and would switch to a product they can more easily produce and make more money on.
On the board increase topic, I agree with Maura. The barn owner is covering her increased costs. Just because you have three horses does not mean each of your three costs her less than three horses owned by three different people. I have never understood a multiple horse discount.