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« Reply #225 on: January 14, 2009, 09:55:10 AM »

Picked up some Purina Game Bird Feed $16 and change for 50lbs. Crazy
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« Reply #226 on: January 14, 2009, 10:31:32 AM »

Picked up some Purina Game Bird Feed $16 and change for 50lbs. Crazy

Pete,
What was the price last time?

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« Reply #227 on: January 14, 2009, 10:49:14 AM »


  Considering what I found in Kansas after Pheasant/Prairie Chicken hunt, prices should be way down in Midwest.


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« Reply #228 on: January 14, 2009, 10:52:33 AM »


  Considering what I found in Kansas after Pheasant/Prairie Chicken hunt, prices should be way down in Midwest.




Just wondering how much of that is going to be used as alternate fuel... s49

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« Reply #229 on: January 14, 2009, 11:27:22 AM »

Steve last time it was $14.60 or so. I don't go through a lot buy still quite a jump. I should shop around and will in the spring.
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« Reply #230 on: January 14, 2009, 11:39:11 AM »

I was in Dothan al this past weekend piggly wiggly had Harrell milling co gamebird feed 50# bag for 12.95 .I drive the 40 miles to buy my horse feed same feed where I live is 9.50 a bag at the pig in get it for 7.25 I buy about 25 bags a trip makes it worth the trip.
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« Reply #231 on: January 18, 2009, 05:27:23 PM »

Latest order received just before new year (Purina Gamebird feeds)...

2000# (1 ton) Flight conditioner = 11.94 / 50#

2000# (1 ton) Breeder layena = 12.07 / 50#

500 # of Purina scratch grain ran 10.10 per 50# bag
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« Reply #232 on: January 18, 2009, 09:15:42 PM »

just be glad your not buying my parrot feed ,its 35.00 per 50lb bag  s176
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« Reply #233 on: January 18, 2009, 09:43:24 PM »

When you get to the point of buying 25+ tons of parrot food a year give me shout back and we'll compare expenses  :razz:

...A ton of Gamebird Breeder Layena this week cost me $386.80 (Purina brand).

...Regarding your original question.....I will make it up with selling more birds, eggs, chicks (increase volume) and keep the prices the same....

$482.80 for a ton of layena now versus $386.80 for the same ton less than 2 years ago is a ~25% increase and when someone is buying large amounts it really adds up!

I'm pretty sure this thread got off track as it started out about the cost of business and trying to keep prices to end customers down with the price of feed continually increasing.

Update to Steves original question in the first post of this thread - I ended up keeping prices the same in 07 but raised my quail prices 25cents in 08, but that only covered ~7% of the feed increase not to mention the increase in electric, other supplies, etc.  Still undecided what I will do in 2009 yet but just typing this out I see I probably need to increase prices again and pass some of this on to the end consumer and quit being so nice by incurring most all the increases myself causing my profit margin to drastically decrease.
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« Reply #234 on: January 18, 2009, 11:49:45 PM »

Quote from: Bird Brained
Update to Steves original question in the first post of this thread - I ended up keeping prices the same in 07 but raised my quail prices 25cents in 08, but that only covered ~7% of the feed increase not to mention the increase in electric, other supplies, etc.  Still undecided what I will do in 2009 yet but just typing this out I see I probably need to increase prices again and pass some of this on to the end consumer and quit being so nice by incurring most all the increases myself causing my profit margin to drastically decrease.

The electric increase is suppose to be 15% per year for next three years here with American Electric Power (AEP).  :-o
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« Reply #235 on: January 19, 2009, 02:02:01 PM »

yeah i know it adds up ..parrot isn't the only feed i buy just the most expensive ,I'm sure your overhead is very high..i was just mentioning a feed cost,no offense s178 small business is still business i raise birds and button quail , when your small every penny counts..even little ones
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« Reply #236 on: February 03, 2009, 10:38:45 AM »

Oddy is trying to play with the big boys again .....  ::)

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I didn't know that the U.S. Mint started to make 1/2 cent pieces. Interesting..

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« Reply #237 on: February 03, 2009, 02:32:52 PM »

Purina Layena 15.00 50lb. bag....I am just going to mix mine 1/2 milo this year free choice and just let them eat what they want to pick out of the feeder..and free choice Alfalfa hay.
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« Reply #238 on: February 06, 2009, 11:24:06 AM »

I had to pass it on to my buyers,they understood.
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« Reply #239 on: February 06, 2009, 12:23:25 PM »

I had to pass it on to my buyers,they understood.

I do the same, If they don't like it, T.S. They can go else where.

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