Since my last post, we have had great sales. In fact, for the first time in the short 2+ year life of Brady’s Beef, we had to turn away a buyer for a whole animal last week. I hope they will wait for our next available animal. We do have alot of animals in the system for this year, they are just not ready. Since it takes 26+ months to finish an animal on grass and forages only, we have to keep the pipeline full and can only draw as many as become ready. We are trying to keep some in the freezers to fill the smaller orders and meet our upcoming farmer’s market needs. If you want storage quantities, please get your orders in. It will be first come, first served as the animals become available.
On another note, are you watching the food scares in Japan? Those who have some staples stored are probably feeling a little better than those who live from day to day. Also, those who have some storage can help family and others who had everything wiped out.
Spring’s coming. You can produce some of your own food. Everything from container gardens on your patio, to a full fledged outdoor garden, depending on your circumstances. We carry all kinds of seeds, and vegetable starts at our greenhouse, Brady’s Plant Ranch. Come see us.
There has been alot of news lately about the price increases in basic food. All this is occurring as the government tells us that the economy is bouncing back and that inflation is staying low. I challenge you be observant and think about what is going on. The Fed is printing money like there is tomorrow. It just comes out of thin air and paper. The government inflation index no longer includes food and oil (gasoline & diesel) because they are “too volatile.” We are going to have to use our heads and discover the truth, because there is no one in the popular media that will tell us the truth.
What we are seeing here at the farm level is both an increase in basic commodities such as grain, hay, dairy, and cattle, which is good if you are selling. Unfortunately cattle eat hay and grain so their cost of feed has risen dramatically. Also our fertilizer, fuel, and repair costs are skyrocketing.
Everything is relative and it is a simple matter of INFLATION. On everything except probably your wages. We also have hired employees. We are trying to adjust their wages upward which is an increasing cost to us.
I don’t mean to be negative–sorry.
We have approximately 2 cows in our freezers now. We are holding last years pricing on them. They will be gone shortly. Our new butchering season is starting this month and our prices will increase. We have to do it in order to stay in business. We want to be your source of quality food for a long time to come. Being sustainable means having a profit. We are doing all we can to be efficient and contain costs.
We thank you for your loyal support as we strive to bring you the cleanest, most nutritious food available.