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Monday 11/26/12

Lower DDGS Prices Still Too High for Canada
Canadian livestock feeders are reluctant to jump back into using DDGS when prices are high and prices of other domestic feedstuffs are lower.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:21PM CST 11/26/12 by Cheryl Anderson | Post a Comment
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Did southern Canada get a lot more rain than the lower United States? Maybe there is "too much" grass?
Posted by Robert Lawler at 8:16AM CST 11/27/12
Hi, I'm from west central Saskatchewan about 400 miles north of Montana. We had 26 inches of rain about double our yearly average. Some crops could handle the excess and some could not. Oats was super so was Canola until the disease and later high winds during harvest dropped expected yields in half. Barley was hit and miss but I've heard Alberta with all the cattle feeding infrastructure had bumper crops. Wheat in our area destined for ethanol was hitting 80 to 90 bu. on dryland and really paid off. We'll see more of that next year. Guy's will move out of Canola and into soft red to capitalize on the sub moisture we carry into spring and give the Canola acres a rest. Based on recent acquisition's large 4 wheel drive tractors, airdrills and farmland (less than $2,000.00 an acre) the farmers in this province are doing well.
Posted by DAYTON FUNK at 10:25AM CST 11/27/12
Does someone in Canada need a droughted out 700 head cow herd from SC KS ?
Posted by ALLEN MAZE at 7:09AM CST 11/29/12
Allen, you may want to run an add in the "Western Producer" the farmers bible up here. Kijij is a free website but post under farm equipt. Western Canada is your target. We have plenty of grass in this area but the land has slowly been broken up for the more lucrative Canola acres. One good frost and you will get calls. Hay still sells for $40 or $60 a ton up here. If you can get Canadian citizenship or partner with one you would be able to buy into several federal pasture and hay lands now available. Over a million acres coming on stream over the next 5 years under $400 per acre.
Posted by DAYTON FUNK at 10:23AM CST 11/30/12
Allen here's the story to follow: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/05/09/sk-pasture-lands-120509.html
Posted by DAYTON FUNK at 10:39AM CST 11/30/12
 
Early Buying Supports Ethanol
Ethanol buyer activity was light to moderate Monday, but the developing interest in the complex seems to indicate that traders are focused on potential market activity in the near future.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:40PM CST 11/26/12 by Rick Kment | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Ethanol Over-blending Issues Seen in Wake of Hurricane Sandy
Over-blending of ethanol is causing engine problems in N.J. in wake of fuel shortages caused by storm.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:04PM CST 11/26/12 by Myke Feinman | Post a Comment
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I say total BS. If the injectors are getting fouled, it's not because of the ethanol---maybe they added diesel fuel to the mix. I've been using 30%to 50% ethanol is a 1992 Toyota pickup for 12 years, 30% in a 1995 Ford Aspire for 10 years and a 2000 Buick LeSabre for about 3 years. No check engine lights and no problems so far.
Posted by Martin Tjossem at 3:49PM CST 11/26/12
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