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Rev 6: 5-6
5 When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6 Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds[a] of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds[c] of barley for a day’s wages,[d] and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
You won’t see it on any of the alphabet networks, but a protest movement is exploding in the Netherlands after the government moved to shut down farms in order to “fight” climate change. The contentious move, pushed by the World Economic Forum, was enacted as part of an EU agreement that seeks to limit the release of nitrogen.
The Dutch government said “The honest message... is that not all farmers can continue their business,”.
Of all the aspects of the green agenda, none is more damaging and suicidal than putting in arbitrary provisions that limit the production of food across the globe. I’m not in support of targeting anything to “lower emissions” because I believe it’s spitting into the wind to make wealthy elites feel better about their lifestyles. Yet, even if I did support that agenda, the last place that should be targeted is the food sector. While European leaders are virtue signaling about the temperature possibly rising a few degrees over the next hundred years, they should be concerned about feeding their populations before their countries descend into apocalyptic chaos.
The amount of beef produced per cow has seen an 18% improvement over the past 20 years. The average cow size across all breeds is 1,390 lbs., with less than 100 lbs. separating the heaviest and lightest breeds.
Here are some sample diets to consider for feeding your cattle. These might not be optimal for your situation, but illustrate how you can build diets out of different components.
For a 1100 lb cow per day:
5 lbs alfalfa grass hay
20 lbs barley
2 oz limestone
2 oz 2:1 mineral
1 oz salt
The cost to feed 1,000 pound (non lactating) brood cows is $500 or $2.81 per day with $250/ton hay during the non grazing season. If you have a longer grazing season or lower priced hay, your costs will be less, per cow. If you feed hay during lactation, plan on spending more, since you will need higher quality hay for the cow and calf, if they are not on grass.
Beef heifers will generally cost about $2,500 to $3,000 per head with an average price of $2,800 per cow. A calf will generally cost based on the weight of the calf. CWT is the unit measurement used to price cows and stands for 100 pounds. The cwt for a beef cow is between $135 and $165. That’s an average of $140 per 100 pounds. A 500-pound calf would cost about $700.
The equipment requirement could be an extensive discussion; however, I'll try to keep it as short as possible. One could buy all new machines, but to get started, let’s assume the acquisition of decent used equipment – about 5 to 10 years old.
The basic list would include: a combine with corn head and grain platform for $175,000; a big tractor for plowing and planting at 125K; a grain truck for 60K; a planter that runs about 75K; a grain drill for 40K; a disk at around 30K; a chisel-plow for 30K; a field cultivator at 25K; a pull-type sprayer costs 35K; a grain dryer is 30K; a utility tractor for brush-hogging/ditching/grading at 35K; a grain cart for 15K; a trailer at around 15K; an ATV for 10K; and a full complement of tools costs 15K.
We may be missing something here, but that’s already $715,000 in equipment.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Part of the problem is few modern people know what hunger is or have ever experienced it, even willingly. They falsely believe since things have been so cushy for 70 years they will continue. Wrong. When you are starving you will be unable to even get up to go vote anyone out of office, never mind tossing them out on their asses like they deserve. I think movies like Hunger Games have helped to allow people to place such insane possibilities in the realm of conspiracy theories and feel they can safely ignore it. Once again, WRONG.
ETA: Go Boers! Nice to see the farmers pushing back with everything they have, they know this is for all the marbles.