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Eddyj

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I posted in the rides section but I’ll repost here.
I’m setting up a carnival style concession stand at choc this weekend for the MYM bash. See y’all this weekend.
 

xjmarc

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So the wife and I decided we needed to get away so we drove up to Gatlinburg today. So much for social distancing, this place is packed even though half the places are closed. First meal sitting down in a restaurant was nice after months.
 

zukimaster

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I went yesterday to eat somewhere inside for the first time, no salt, pepper shakers or anything on tables, plastic spoons, forks, knifes, crazy!
 

xjmarc

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I went yesterday to eat somewhere inside for the first time, no salt, pepper shakers or anything on tables, plastic spoons, forks, knifes, crazy!
In a lot of places they've made it mandatory. Our restaurant is in Chattanooga and we have to have paper menus, and everything must be disposable, so plastic cutlery and packets of salt and pepper. We even have to fix your drinks and if you get a refill you get a new cup. All this is going to add up and the fact we can't get beef is making things hard.
 

87TPIYJ

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The family went to St Augustine for mothers day dinner. The St George street looked like any other normal day. 99% of people weren't wearing masks besides workers. Needless to say it made me happy to see people moving on with life and not living in fear.
 

TBItoy

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It's gonna be a good year for small farmers (ranchers) and slaughter houses. No problem selling beef this year... If you can get a kill date...
 

screamn56

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I'm calling bull shit on that... just sent 3 steers to the auction. Got .82$ lbs which is about 40 less then normal. Plus milk is down to 11$ a hundred. That's like taking a 6k a month pay cut.
 

dwa2469

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I'm calling bull shit on that... just sent 3 steers to the auction. Got .82$ lbs which is about 40 less then normal. Plus milk is down to 11$ a hundred. That's like taking a 6k a month pay cut.
I had a friend post something on FB about meat being in a shortage, so prices are high at the store, yet ranchers are getting low prices. Somebody is getting fat on both ends!
 

TBItoy

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I'm calling bull shit on that... just sent 3 steers to the auction. Got .82$ lbs which is about 40 less then normal. Plus milk is down to 11$ a hundred. That's like taking a 6k a month pay cut.
Not sure I understand that. When ground beef is $8/lb at the grocery store, people that have the means & people that have freezer space are looking to buy beef.

Now that's not saying the guy that bought your steers at auction isn't going to grass feed finish them and sell em for $10-12/lb.

The people that I know that run cattle sell them dead, cut-up, and frozen. Not on hoof. :eat:
 

screamn56

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It's a dairy farm so the steers help put money in the bank. They are around 1500lb when they go. No time to try an sell to the public. It's not a big time farm just a family farm running about a 1000 acres milking 100 head of holsteins
 

money_pit_yj

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Not sure I understand that. When ground beef is $8/lb at the grocery store, people that have the means & people that have freezer space are looking to buy beef.

Now that's not saying the guy that bought your steers at auction isn't going to grass feed finish them and sell em for $10-12/lb.

The people that I know that run cattle sell them dead, cut-up, and frozen. Not on hoof. :eat:
Most of my friends that I would consider "commercial" operations are getting hosed by the packers. They are in a win win because they set the price on both sides (buying and selling). They are backed by some pretty hefty lobbying groups so it is an uphill battle for producers.
 

TBItoy

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Most of my friends that I would consider "commercial" operations are getting hosed by the packers. They are in a win win because they set the price on both sides (buying and selling). They are backed by some pretty hefty lobbying groups so it is an uphill battle for producers.
Damn, I guess we're in one of those weird times when dealing with volume is screwing people over. The few people I know that run small beef operations are selling 1/2 a beef minimum to individuals, and are usually booked up a few years ahead. and they kill about 20-30 or less a year.
 

ridered3

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Damn, I guess we're in one of those weird times when dealing with volume is screwing people over. The few people I know that run small beef operations are selling 1/2 a beef minimum to individuals, and are usually booked up a few years ahead. and they kill about 20-30 or less a year.
We just bought another cow from a small farm in Baxter that will get processed sometime in November. Based on talking with the farmer, his price from the processor down in Dunlap was the same year to year, so our price was the same year to year.
 

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