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Patriot_Grazer 1 point ago +1 / -0

I graduated HS in the early 2000's. They made the trades look like loserville. Pushed University path. I dropped out with debt after 5 years.

Found a couple mentors for various things. That was the best move.

Now I have learned a decent amount on many trades. I make more money than a lot of people I went to school with. And am definitely happier. Also debt free. Self employed. I push the trades route every chance I get.

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Patriot_Grazer 0 points ago +1 / -1

I'd like to learn a little about trading and invest a small bit. See if I can do anything with it. And direction you'd point me in to become informed?

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Patriot_Grazer 1 point ago +1 / -0

Very competitive. We have been doing $3.50 hanging. Going to $4 this spring. $0.80 to the processor. Organic beef except for the corn. Fresh grass daily. Going to do some grass finished this year. Probably be 5 or 6 per lb on that. Takes so long.

Input costs are about to be crazy. Have you seen fertilize prices for next year? They won't pre-sale any here this year due to the expected tripling in price.

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Patriot_Grazer 1 point ago +1 / -0

Don't know exaxtly how to go about it, but there sure is a place in the market for yall to do so. We need to get away from the big 4.

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Patriot_Grazer 5 points ago +5 / -0

We direct market freezer beef. The lack of processing facilities is the big bottleneck for sure. Since covid hits you have to book 12 months or better in advance. It is utter bullshit.

So much red tape and hoops to jump through to even be able to sell beef directly to a consumer. Technically. Unless you go thru a USDA facility, the consumer has to own the animal prior to slaughter.

If you do go through a usda place and want to sell by the cut, you're likely talking a 24 month waiting list.

Here in the TN, VA, KY, NC area. Choices are very slim. Would love if someone opened a large facility and could handle some volume while also doing quality/humane work.

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Patriot_Grazer 1 point ago +1 / -0

I am hearing lots of talk of it from all generations. I think we be best to form our own groups. Tis time to organize though.

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Patriot_Grazer 2 points ago +2 / -0

I know exactly what you mean!!! It's mind boggling to say the least. They've FastTrack'd themselves to meeting their God, whether they know it or not.

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Patriot_Grazer 11 points ago +13 / -2

At some point, we will not be able to stand on the side lines. We need to begin to organize and protest. And if that does no good, take it further. Revolution...

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Patriot_Grazer 2 points ago +2 / -0

Mine too.

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Patriot_Grazer 2 points ago +2 / -0

I get it all over me when working animals. So figured I have wormed myself a few times. Lol

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Patriot_Grazer 4 points ago +4 / -0

I use that phrase when I would normally keep my mouth shut. Telling someone a brutal truth. It's my way of saying "don't let this hurt your feelings."

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