Corn Prices!!!

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by twiggy, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. twiggy

    twiggy Fawn

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    Called several feed stores around the Louisville area and got some quotes for shelled corn prices. All are around $10 per 50lb. Does anyone were i can get corn cheaper? Does anyone use any cheaper alternatives to corn for feeding/attracting deer? I dont think i can afford to feed like i like to with Corn being that high.

    THanks

    TG
     
  2. JPARKER

    JPARKER 6 pointer

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    Called today here in London and was $9.60
     
  3. It is a hard pill to swallow but according to the feed stores it will not be going down anytime soon. I went to an electronic feeder this year because of corn and fuel prices. Just can't afford to motor to the woods every weekend (which I love to do) and dump corn. Good luck but between $9.25 and $11.00 is what you'll have to pay.
     
  4. hunt-4-life21

    hunt-4-life21 12 pointer

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    Corn prices right now are hovering around $8 per bushel and I have heard some talk of $10 per bushel by the fall. I hate to see hunters pay this, but being a farmer I love seeing these high prices. Its getting to be a high risk with corn being around $300 per acre to put out and no guarentee that you getting anything in return, unless you have insurance.
     
  5. johnky

    johnky 8 pointer

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    Talk to some feed stores today. Corn is going for 15 dollars per 100 lb in bardstown. He told me it's going up because there taking it and making e-85 gas lot more then before.
     
  6. twiggy

    twiggy Fawn

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    Which place in Bardstown had that price. $7.50 per 50 is not as bad as $10 but still not great
     
  7. johnky

    johnky 8 pointer

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    Made a mistake it's 16 dollars for 100 lb at bardstown mills.it's 14.35 at ice produced
     
  8. B Hicks

    B Hicks 12 pointer

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    I plan on buying some bulk ear corn now that is left over from last year and put the deer in our area on a diet..... No way I am going to keep shelled corn out at several places this year at those prices...I'll just put out some acorn crunchers in front of the cameras:)
     
  9. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    check around for bulk prices. a friend is paying $200/ton for bulk shelled corn.
     
  10. ril7572

    ril7572 Cyber-Hunter

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    He better buy all he can at that price. He's paying about $5.50 a bushel. Cash price a farmer can sell it for is $7.00.
     
  11. Pointpuller

    Pointpuller 8 pointer

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    That sounds like the best deal Ive seen lately. It equates to $5/ 50 lbs. Yall baiters bet jump on this deal.
     
  12. bcdh1

    bcdh1 12 pointer

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    Again, I will be going to my farms to get what the combine leaves behind
     
  13. WhitetailWarrior53081

    WhitetailWarrior53081 8 pointer

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    corn was around $8.50 a 50 lbs in my area the last time I bought corn for my chickens a couple of weeks ago. It was actually a little higher the time before that. I don't use corn much during hunting season. I only bait in small quantities for getting trail cam pics mostly before and after season. I guess I will be doing less of that this year. I got lucky last year. A nearby feed store had corn that had been a little scorched in the bin. Deer didn't seem to notice a difference and the corn sold for about $4.25 a 50 lbs the best I remember. Hope he can get some more of that this year.
     
  14. Begs08

    Begs08 8 pointer

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    I bought 200lb of shelled corn at Tractor Supply two weeks ago for $8.69/50lb...I was paying $5.00/50lb last year at this time...wish i would have stocked up
     
  15. Valley Station

    Valley Station Cyber-Hunter

    Cracked corn was $10.28/50 lbs. at Tractor Supply in Bullit county, 6/17/11.
     
  16. B Hicks

    B Hicks 12 pointer

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    I found some ear corn left over from last year for $3.00 per bushel. I plan on stocking up and feeding ear corn instead of shell corn this year.
     
  17. killer

    killer 12 pointer

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    I have family that will fill the bed of my truck up one or two times a year for free. I just have to wait till they start shelling corn, and make that much corn last the whole year. I managed last year on 1 truck full.
     
  18. CRFoster68

    CRFoster68 8 pointer

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    Sounds like I may try corn on the ear this year.... Anyone have any opinions on how the deer like it?
     
  19. Valley Station

    Valley Station Cyber-Hunter

    Deer don't eat the cob. How many bushels of cob corn does it take to produce one bushel of shell corn?
     
  20. hunt-4-life21

    hunt-4-life21 12 pointer

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    Quite a bit. I've actually had deer eat ear corn better than shelled. It takes them longer to eat it, but the problem is coons will carry of the ears of corn. If you can control the coon population you should be set.
     

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