Kenny’s Corner

It looks like the dogs days of summer are here for a while. This time of year is our slowest around the stores. At the corporate office, we are adding a 7,500 square foot annex to our warehouse as well as some additional parking spaces. This should help us buy larger quantities and be even more competitive in the future.

The 2012 Hunter’s Extravaganza kicks off on August 17th-19th. We are pleased to have a booth again at this year’s show.  If you plan on attending make sure you stop by the Russell Feed & Supply booth and say hello.

The drought we experienced in Texas last year now has a stranglehold on the Midwest. This year’s corn crop is taking a beating and it looks like we will have record high feed prices to follow.  In fact, we have already started to see huge increases.  Please understand these increases are across the industry.  Russell Feed & Supply will continue to work with the situation and pass along any savings we can to our customers.  We just can’t seem to catch a break.

If the weathers not bad enough, we have about 3 months of political advertisements to deal with. I can’t wait until this time of the year is over. If politicians would spend as much time working as they do campaigning, they might not have to campaign!!

 Hay Report

Russell Feed has about half our needs in the barn. So far, I am very happy with quality and the prices are down somewhat. A good summer rain and early cool weather would sure help to stabilize the hay market.

2 String Coastal: Local hay is here and prices are down from last winter.

2 String Alfalfa:  Received 2 loads from our new grower in the Lubbock area. We are very happy with this hay. Hope to add more inventories when we free up some space.

3 String Bermuda: Plenty of inventory.  We have lowered the prices about $5.00 per bale.

3 String Alfalfa: Small inventory on hand, we have been able to lower prices about $5.00 per bale.

Round Bales:  Product is the best we have seen in a while. We have about 1/2 of expected hay needs spoken for. Prices are below $100.00.

At this time I really recommend you go out to the country and stock up now for the winter.

See you around the barn,

Kenny

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