Hopefully everyone had a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!  The heat is still hanging on this first week of September, hopefully it will be the last heat wave of the year.

The anticipated price increase I talked about last month came in full force. We had the fastest run up in prices I have ever seen. Hopefully this is temporary, we will know more once the crop gets in the bin. Just maybe they have under estimated it.

Speaking of feed prices we have a new vendor on molasses tubs this year. With our new warehouse space we are now able to bring in truck loads of blocks and pass the savings on to you. Cattle and horse customers should see a huge difference.

The “Don’t Forget to Feed Me” pet food drive sponsored by Russell Feed & Supply and Operation Vacation netted 2966 lbs of pet food!   Your support helps local families who are struggling financially and personally to keep their pets.  Thank you for supporting this cause !

Hay Report

The August rains came and will make for another good crop of local hay. We were just about out of round bales and the price had increased substantially. With the recent rains those prices backed off some and it now looks like hay supply will not be a problem.

We are concerned about the drought in the Midwest, this might put pressure on our 3 string products that come from California and Arizona.  Hopefully Hurricane Isaac will bring some relief to the areas in the midwest affected by drought.

On a personal note Teresa and I went to St. Louis last month to see Lyle Lovett. We were joined by our friends Brad and Margo Schu and their kids Connie Jean and Daniel. It was a great show at the Peabody Theatre.

See you around the Barn.

Kenny

 

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