Well, its been a cold winter a few snow storms but mainly cold but dry days. I saw there was a god price for barley which is sold 22,904L for $9,410 which I used to pay for the killbros 350 trailer on demo which cost us $9,188 after trading our old and broken Killbros 300 in for it. I leased a mulcher to mulch the corn stalks on field 8. In January I sold 39,677L of corn for $27,297 and I managed to plough field 8 before selling the remaining pile of wood chips for $18,244, I also personal paid for another killbros 350 which cost me $12,000. February came and went with 12 Adult Brown-swiss cows arriving from local animal auction for $18,600.
Post by thefisherj on Dec 20, 2022 11:45:38 GMT -6
Well it was time to cultivate the cover crop in, the nitrogen levels now read at 35, I don't think it is worth doing for such low return in nitrogen, I am looking into spreading slurry and manure over the fields which will incorporate higher levels of nitrogen into the ground which means less artificial nitrogen is needed. I spent the rest of the month rolling small stones in with a new roller that I bought from the local dealer for $15,000 and picking up the medium stones with a stone picker I leased from the shop. I'm still looking on adding another source of income to the farm still maybe a small greenhouse and grow some lettuce and tomatoes to sell monthly and in the summer time strawberries.
Post by thefisherj on Dec 23, 2022 12:06:08 GMT -6
well time to plant field 5 and 7 with corn and field 8 with soybeans and rolled the soybeans. I then helped a neighbour cutting his first cut silage which I got $20,591 and with the remaining silage bales I sold them for $35,462.
I rented a weeder to take out the weeds in the corn fields. Vermeer gave me a round baler on demo till November. I went and made 21 bales which I turned to silage with a rented bale wrapper. I also did a bale contract for another local farmer who had a Vermeer round baler but a self driving one I got $14,949 and I sold the bales I was given for $14,449.
Not much to do on our farm part from selling 15,013L of soybeans for $26,152, sold the 21 silage bales I made last month for $20,708. I helped a local custom harvesting crew harvesting few barley fields for $11,426. I have heard a rumour that the local Dairy Factory is going bankrupt hopefully its just a rumour.
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Post by thefisherj on Jan 16, 2023 17:00:36 GMT -6
Not much doing helped the custom harvesting crew again and spent the rest of the month finishing the financing books before the end of this years fiscal year. I have tried serval days trying to talk the farm owners to buy the dairy factory with no success. p.s I totally did not crash my drone in a tree above a river so have a few highlights instead
Well The new Financial year begins, Last years brought in a whooping $207,366 profit with $124,420 going to the owners and $82,946 going to the farm capital funds. which $37,809 going towards a new field which I'm leasing to buy eventually and $43,398 went into buying a new Gea Houle slurry spreader. I then got onto our first harvest of this year in field 6 which I got 16,735L of wheat and 27 straw bales which I sold for $6,888. I also had to do some field work in field 6 and the new field 4 and you wouldn't of guessed it a John Deere 6155m came up for sale at the local dealer for $56,799 and a John Deere Hx20 mulcher for $5,815 also I had forgotten I bought a Scorpio stone picker for $19,237 back in July.
Well I cut our grass field to make hay to sell off which brought in $9730 and helped out the local custom crew harvest two fields of sorghum and cultivate a field for another neighbour farmer. The big news of course this month is I personally bought the dairy factory which I put straight to work Producing 3 pallets of cheese for $6,390 which $3,700 went to the farm for the purchase of the milk for the next delivery as I already paid for this month's milk delivery last month.
Well another successful soybean harvest on field 6 got 18,937L I then spread slurry on the field, mulched it and planted and rolled the wheat in. Then I heard the news of one of the elderly local farmer being involved with an accident so I went over to help feed his cows and chickens
Well the harvesting season is over with another successful corn harvest on field 5 (39,402L) and 7 (43,147L), I also helped out with a corn harvest as well as a sunflower harvest for a local neighbour with my share of corn I ground it so I can use it to brew more brown water. I also helped the injured farmer feed his cows which I will be doing regular now and will be getting a tank of milk as payment.
Well time to sell off the remaining barley from the last years harvest for $14,474, I then managed to Mulch field 5 and 7 and as i was finishing ploughing field 7 I got interrupted by the Owners and the New owners!!!! as the new owners drove off the old owners told me that they received an cash offer apparently the couldn't resist. I asked them what was our deal worth then we had signed a contract for me to buy the farm over a period of time. They replied sorry but the papers have been traded and they signed me up as a farm hand for the next 5 years to put the deal over the line. I shouted at them No one asked me if I wanted to be a farm hand and said By August I'll be gone.
The new owners came back the next day and spoke to me they asked about the farm and about the fleet of the farm as they were confused why there was a John Deere 7810 and a Killbros grain cart that's not on the deeds I explained they were my personal items and also that I will be leaving at the end of Financial year and be taking my cut of the profits to my next adventure. They said that was fine as they heard a few locals talking about the farm and how the owners screwed me out of the farm and was sorry it had happened and replied saying its not your fault, I was told the old owners came to you and told them I had to run as I had a cheese delivery to make.
Well been a tough 6 months but the end is here. I have sold all the Corn whiskey I stilled all the cheese have been sold I made $191,178 in the 3 years not to add the assets I bought. Well the new owners bought the John Deere 7810 for $18k, Killbros grain cart for $8k they also bought the Dairy factory for $45k and the New Holland Skidsteer for $6k. I take $286,839 to my next Adventure in … Edgewater Saskatchewan where I will work for Gagnon Farms Collective as a main farm hand with prospective to become farm manager
Post by thefisherj on Mar 13, 2023 17:02:16 GMT -6
Well I Have moved again, this new adventure has brought me to Edgewater Saskatchewan Canada, with a curveball. I will not be working for Gagnon Farms Collective as the boss's youngest son decides he wants to farm but one of my uncle used to farm south east of Edgewater so I will be taking over from him. Unfortunately most of his equipment when years ago just leaving an old classic Case ih Farmall with a 3 point bale spike.
Well the custom harvest crew came to harvest wheat in field 34 and flax in field 35, I got 310.6 Bushels of wheat and 456.3 Bushels of flax as the farm has no silo to store the crops I instructed the crew to sell the crop for $6,884 for the wheat and $22,819 for the flax. I will bale the straw next month as I look for farm equipment after purchasing a Case ih 8910 for $74.899 which I picked up with my new leased Lizard 2020 pick up. There is a few auctions of the next few months hopefully I can pick up a mower, tedder, windrower, baler and a No till Seeder and a Case ih loader for the 8910.
Post by thefisherj on Mar 18, 2023 11:37:40 GMT -6
Well it was a nice time going to a few auctions across the southern parts Canada I ended up buying a Case ih RB344 Round baler for $30,000, Case ih 890L frontloader for $3,000, Case ih 5100 seeder for $6,000 and a Case ih bale spike for £499. when I got back I baled my straw and flax straw I got 12 straw bales and 26 Flax straw bales I have kept the straw bales for when I get some cattle and sold the flax straw bales for $7,722. I have borrowed a soil sampler from the local Agronomists. There is a Retirement auction next month in Edgewater I wouldn't mind getting a few more equipment and maybe some more land to farm.
Well it was sad to see a neighbouring farmer retire I managed to acquire a Case ih 55 Chisel plough 15 shanks for $11,000 and a Riteway 20ft land roller for $15,000 and field 37 for $22,197 per hectare and Field 38 for $23,071 per hectare I then went onto soil testing the new fields and corrected the ph on all the fields and managed to plough field 34 and start on field 35. I have heard that my father has retired from his agriculture contracting business with my eldest brother Simon taking over but father has said the assets will be given across the 4 brothers which will be dealt with next month.
Post by thefisherj on Mar 20, 2023 13:03:30 GMT -6
November to March
Well I finished ploughing field 35 then went on to plant field 34 with grass seeds. Then I went to Ashton Corners to help sorting my dads assets. I ended up with a Kverneland 7m windrower and a 4 ring Silo and and a 5 ring silo along with a Batco auger and a Westfield auger which the silos will be put up in may I do have to fund the construction of the silos. I found a Kverneland 4140L rear mower and a Kuhn GF 8712 Tedder on the used section on the local dealer website. Once the snow melted I had the coop spread solid fertiliser on my grass field and then hired a bulldozer and a dumper truck.
So I planted field 35 with peas and field 38 with wheat I got to wait till May to plant field 37 with canola. I also managed to cut hay in field 34 and got 18 hay bales. At this moment I am considering what breed of cattle I'm going for whether I'm going down the milk route or beef route.
Post by thefisherj on Mar 24, 2023 10:18:18 GMT -6
Well the silos are now up ready for this seasons crops I would like to add a third one but with little funds I have its not top on the list, I finished the planting season by planting canola in field 37. I ended the month spreading some solid fertiliser on my grass field and started my new job a part time co-op worker, my role is to spread or spray fertiliser , lime and Herbicide for the local community I take 20% of the bill as my wage.
Well I bought 40 Limousine calves for $12,000 I plan on selling 20 of them when they are age of 18 months when I will send them to the Saskatchewan slaughterhouse, after feeding them and putting some straw bedding I sprayed some fertilise on my wheat field and some co-op contracts.
July Well I fertilised the canola field and sprayed off the weeds in the wheat field after that I proceeded to work for the co-op before I cut the grass field for more hay which produced 28 hay bales which I sold 20 for $9,131. I have booked the local custom harvest crew to harvest the wheat and pea fields in august and the canola in September. The financial year has ended and as expected the farm made a loss of $264,669 .
Harvest time is the best time of the year the peas in field 35 yielded 1,467 bushels and the wheat in field 38 brought in 471.3 bushels which sold for $12,111 and 18 straw bales which I sold 14 for $2,362. I did one co-op fertiliser job which the co-op gave me the whole fee. I helped the custom harvesting crew to cart as their carter went down with the flu so they knock off the carting fee and said I could take the left over grain which the peas brought in $4,835 and the oats $1,865.
Well my last field has been harvested and I helped the custom crew with their last 2 contracts in the area, I then mowed the grass for hay which most likely is the last of the year i got 17 hay bales which I sold 14 for $7,168.
Not to much to do on my farm just lime and solid fert spreading on my grass field so I helped two local farmers in cultivating their fields for them with a combine total of $35,101 for my efforts what got me thinking maybe its worth me starting a contracting business to help my farm grow.
Post by thefisherj on Jun 17, 2023 15:15:25 GMT -6
I managed to do few more cultivating contracts before the ground freezes up, I sold 657.6 bushels of canola for $41,343 I bought a Killbros 1600 augor wagon for $9,112 and bought field 36 for $93,768 which works out at $27,559 per hA
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