At this time of year, we give thanks for so many things here on the farm. Healthy cattle and the beginning of another calving season. After much fuss during the past year about rising feed costs, fuel costs and fertilizer costs and almost everything else we use to raise our cattle, we welcome the recent drop in fuel cost and the moderating of our feed costs.
Fertilizer will continue to haunt us into 2009 and our state economist believes it may be twice as costly as this year. Unfortunately we have to pass these costs on to our customers and it is very difficult since our crystal ball is broken. We do our best to not be too aggessive, and try to share this burden with our customers, but we do need to survive.