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    07-31-2012, 01:44 PM
  #1001
Weanling
Poppy - it's all tied together. When one price goes up, they all go up... my husband farms grain, hogs and chickens. If corn goes up, then livestock facilities (like theirs) will switch to a different grain, driving the price of that one up as well.

One great thing about Kevin working at that farm is I get my grain for free!
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    07-31-2012, 01:49 PM
  #1002
Green Broke
Oh I know it's all tied together. It was more of how the guy responded to my question. Which was not about why it went up, I know there's a drought, I watch the news lol but rather why 20%? Food prices are only predicted to go up around 5%, so 20 seemed rather extreme.
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    07-31-2012, 02:45 PM
  #1003
Trained
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Originally Posted by WIRider    
gypsy, I think we'll end up paying somewhere close to the same for our pasture horses. Especially if you'rs is going up and you have to buy your own grain. Luckily grain is included in the 275. Heartland does a lot of shows, year round, so I wouldn't be surprised if you had been there. They're starting to do a lot of cattle roping now too. That's a lot of fun to watch.
my BO includes grain, but its all stock feed so I just give it to my girl if I need to give her bute. Haha

BO also grows his own hay which is nice, except for right now ! He already had to go buy hay because the pasture got eaten down in JUNE. This crazy weather !
     
    07-31-2012, 02:49 PM
  #1004
Yearling
I hope we get a good snowy winter so at least we get some moisture
     
    07-31-2012, 02:53 PM
  #1005
Green Broke
Me too, I never got to have any 'snow days' from work this past winter :(
     
    07-31-2012, 02:56 PM
  #1006
Trained
I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE winter !! HATE IT

I hate snow too !!

I just hate being cold ! I love wisconsin, but I could do with out winter.. haha
     
    07-31-2012, 02:57 PM
  #1007
Foal
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Me too, I never got to have any 'snow days' from work this past winter :(
I had one! In... October! But after that, nothing.

Do most of you guys have help from parents/partners/etc in paying for your horse(s)? Or do you do it on your own?
     
    07-31-2012, 02:58 PM
  #1008
Trained
I pay on my own
     
    07-31-2012, 03:00 PM
  #1009
Green Broke
Haha Gypsy, I always said I hated winter and I would move out of Wisconsin as soon as I could.

Well, I did....to the twin cities metro....not exactly what I had in mind.

But last year was my first winter here and it spoiled me. Although I had just bought a new 4x4 SUV and got to use the 4x4 once!!! I was soooo disappointed in that.
     
    07-31-2012, 03:02 PM
  #1010
Trained
My boyfriend wants to move to alaska ! I told him he could, but im not coming haha I never wanted to live this far north !

My sister used to live in the cities tho !
     



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