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 Post subject: organic alfalfa hay
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:22 am 
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I have source to purchase organic alfalfa cattle quality hay from up north. It come in 3 x 3 x 8' bales. It will come to our farm and I can load on your trailer. I am not trying to make money on this load (I don't want to loose any either). I want to get a load but spread my expense over 3 truck loads. There are 24 tons per load and your cost is about 50 dollars per bale. If you buy what is considered quality coastal hay you will pay $40 per bale delivered and they will throw in herbicides and other chemicals from fertilizers.
Please e-mail if interested - icok@direcway.com
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 Post subject: Organic Alfalfa Hay
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 7:39 pm 
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What is the cost per ton? From the info provided I can't figure out the cost. I currently pay $145 per ton for conventional alfalfa in large square bales. I would be interested in organic if the cost is not too much more.

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 Post subject: Organic Hay
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 6:01 pm 
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Hmm, missed this post before I posted my own question. =)

I'd love to get some round bales of organic alfalfa but I'm near Austin, Texas. Are there any other farmers/ranchers buying it my direction that I can buy from?

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 Post subject: organic alfalfa hay
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 10:55 pm 
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What are you feeding - cows, horses, goats, etc
Bales are square 3 x 3 x8' about 1050 lb/bale.
How many do you need - we can split loads or how much can you haul?
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 Post subject: Re: organic alfalfa hay
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 12:36 am 
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Robert D Bard wrote:
What are you feeding - cows, horses, goats, etc
Bales are square 3 x 3 x8' about 1050 lb/bale.
How many do you need - we can split loads or how much can you haul?
Bob Bard


This is a small homestead type set up. I'm trying to find hay before I get the animals.

Well, I will be feeding 3-5 goats (2 or 3 nubian does, and 1 or 2 pygmy or kinder bucks), possibly 2 dorper sheep (ewes), and 1 or 2 mini jersey cows. The soil here is very bad and about the only thing growing will be edible to the goats and that's about it.

I doubt I could take enough off your hands to make it worth it? But maybe I can network with some farmers/ranchers in my area. Probably 1 or 2 round bales will set me up for a long time. I'm the contact for the Austin Weston A Price Foundation so I can start contacting some grassfed farmers I know to see if they would be interested, if that's ok?

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 Post subject: alfalfa
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2003 12:02 am 
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I want to share another load. If you can get others let me know.

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Bob, how did the organic alfalfa work out? If the cost hasn't gone up this year and you're planning to get some, we'd be interested

Judith


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 Post subject: organic alfalfa
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:15 am 
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It was great. I believed it helped our conception rate, but don't know if we will do again. I am getting orchard grass- alfalfa mix (50/50) from MO. Guy has last years crop and sending 1/2 load down w/o shipping cost. debating about this vs organic alfalfa from NE. I will have organic (non-certified) bermuda from my hay man this year. I have agreed to do fertilizer and he will give me hay.
Check back in about one month.
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Bob,

Thanks. With any luck, we won't need organic bermuda -- assuming our field does decently this year -- but we'd be interested in organic alfalfa, straight or as a mix, so I'll touch base with you later.

Judith


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