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After Death

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Nyboy, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Mar 20, 2017
    bobm

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    Bay, last Dec. I purchased 2 Soay ( primitive small sheep ) 11 month old , very plump lambs from a wanna be farmer who got overwelmed with sheep numbers. I paid $90 for both of them. I butchered the lambs that dressed out a total of 57 lbs of cut and wraped meat. Works out to $1.58 per pound. In today's economy the best type of sheep with the best hope to make a profit are the hair sheep Dorper and/ or the wool breed ( if one sheers their sheep themselves ) Suffolk, followed by the standard size Southdown. The other sheep breed owners are operating on a wish and a prayer.
     
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    bobm

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    You have to assign the costs of breeding the cow, her feed and maintenance costs ( including a portion of land/ building costs that the cow is occupying) , and associated Vet. Bills, your labor, power and all other costs during pregnancy. Then add in all other costs involved to the calf to reach freezer camp to reach the true cost of the edible meat. Bookeeping 101 because I have to prove to the IRS true operating costs and deduct that from sales to show profit or loss in an event of an audit.
     
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    canesisters

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    Since she's a pet - and he is too - I don't have to prove to anyone what I've spend or why. Guess that's just the happy side of doing this because I enjoy it and not because I have to. :)
     
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    seedcorn

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    What?????? You EAT your PETS?????? Remind me not let our dog visit....... J'ing.
     
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    canesisters

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    Just the boy pets.. you know roosters, steers.... smile.gif
     
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    seedcorn

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    Wife's dog is male... nope, won't be visiting.

    I can't believe such sexist behavior and prejudice is allowed on this site. I'm appalled. Yes, truly appalled!
     
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    bobm

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    Pet or otherwise, everyone should know what their " free " or almost free animal products actually cost to raise them so that they know what their personal bank balance is at the end of the year.
     
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    seedcorn

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    @bobm Sorry, not with you there. It's a hobby. $$$ is not a consideration unless you are not paying your bills.

    Now you need to be with me about the rampant sexual bigotry going on. The double standard to kill males. This needs to be discussed and brought to national awareness.......
     
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    Nyboy

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    But think of the lucky male who is flock stud.
     
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