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Old 10-30-2012, 04:35 PM   #21
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Astroman, The bad economy is causing many to get rid of their horses. Here in the west there are so many you can not sell or give them away. Owners are turning them out on open range where the Wild horses reside. The poor domestic horses can not survive without mans help. They are going to ranches and even towns looking for mans help. They are starving and freezing and dieing of thrist. The owners of these animals can be arrested but they are seldom caught.

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Astroman, The bad economy is causing many to get rid of their horses. Here in the west there are so many you can not sell or give them away. Owners are turning them out on open range where the Wild horses reside. The poor domestic horses can not survive without mans help. They are going to ranches and even towns looking for mans help. They are starving and freezing and dieing of thrist. The owners of these animals can be arrested but they are seldom caught.
It doesnt help where I am at, that a bale of hay is around $20... Just a couple of years ago, a bale of hay was around $5...
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It doesnt help where I am at, that a bale of hay is around $20... Just a couple of years ago, a bale of hay was around $5...
I pay 3 a bale now.. Are you talking about a round bale or the small square ones
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Its about $8 this side of the pond for the small square ones

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I pay 3 a bale now.. Are you talking about a round bale or the small square ones
For about a 100-125 pound rectangular bale?... Thats for alfalfa...
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Astroman, The bad economy is causing many to get rid of their horses. Here in the west there are so many you can not sell or give them away. Owners are turning them out on open range where the Wild horses reside. The poor domestic horses can not survive without mans help. They are going to ranches and even towns looking for mans help. They are starving and freezing and dieing of thrist. The owners of these animals can be arrested but they are seldom caught.
We are having similar problems here. You have to lock your gates at night or you will wake up with a half starved horse in your pasture. Don't leave an empty trailer unlocked at a sale. You might not have room to haul your purchases home. Someone will leave a bag of bones in your trailer.

Hay has gone up here but it's not outrageous. You can get a roll of low grade timothy for $35/$40. Bales of high quality, clean, coastal bermuda are under $5. Fertilizer is ridiculous here. I used to be able to get a ton of 30/27/30 with herbicide for $180 spread by the supplier. The same ton of fertilizer is over $1500 now.
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For about a 100-125 pound rectangular bale?... Thats for alfalfa...
We pay 25 for a 100-125 round bale and like I said the 3 for the small square ones
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Yep, the ladies are still lovely over there. That made up for the bad food in Merry old England. I always carried a bottle of hot sauce to eat the grub.

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