Big kit light hearted videos by Mike Mitchell Saskatchewan farmer!!!!

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
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Wiltshire
Bg Junior is working on a dairy in Ontario, a few weeks ago they had a massive fire. I asked if the wooden cattle buildings would be replaced with steel. Son had asked the same question, wood is cheaper as most steel is imported and there is not really a shortage of trees in Canada.

Wood would not be great for massive grain stores, so I can see why there’s so many bins. Sure MM has said on one of his videos that it would be too expensive to build machinery storage sheds,

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homefarm

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Location
N.West
The way they transport grain on the road also has a bearing. The hopper bottom 44 tonne payload needs an big auger to empty it so may as well have a bins
 

Farmer_Joe

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Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
he seems happy with that,

whats the deal with his farms he bought a pivot jd which he said was a few hours away from his main farm? does he have 2 bases? there were load of combines(not his?) there too?

connected it upto one of his seeders but i was lost as to why it was not as his farm?

seems to be having more luck than millenial, 2 of his jd tracked machines major surgery now good to see that stuff they all break down...
 

rusty

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The JD artic was at his wife's parents farm that is about 6 hours away from his family farm. I think Mike and his wife have either bought or rented some ground near her parents that they are Farming in their own account rather than the family farm. He has also bought his own JD combine to harvest his crops with.
 

Deutzdx3

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I know his family farm is about 40-45 thousand acres. Farming on a mega scale. Also lost an ideal combine to fire on one of his videos it shows it burning!
 

Bigroad67

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i think there is an outfit called b.d.h.walters . they are about 64000 acres
Yes I heard 65,000 and operate a custom harvesting crew . Seen a YouTube video had 21 CaseIH combines and also operates a trucking company hauling various types of freight from decks to grains out of Lethbridge .Alberta I believe I also say 9 air seeder drills not sure of there size though
 

MX7

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Location
cotswolds
Yes I heard 65,000 and operate a custom harvesting crew . Seen a YouTube video had 21 CaseIH combines and also operates a trucking company hauling various types of freight from decks to grains out of Lethbridge .Alberta I believe I also say 9 air seeder drills not sure of there size though
Trouble is don’t think some will have acrop
Worth harvesting this year!!!
 

adam_farming

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Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Yes I heard 65,000 and operate a custom harvesting crew . Seen a YouTube video had 21 CaseIH combines and also operates a trucking company hauling various types of freight from decks to grains out of Lethbridge .Alberta I believe I also say 9 air seeder drills not sure of there size though
We shared a campground with Walters in Tribune (Kansas) when I was on the harvest run. Think they had 9 Axial Flows and a few quadtracs to run the grain carts, as well as a black Fendt 1042 (?) on cart that does the rounds on social media every so often. Also matching black Kenworth trucks on super B trailers. When their support crew of several campers and associated wives/mothers turn up on the campground they unhooked everyone else's electrical supplies to plug their own in and kind of took over the place. We cut later into the night than them though......:cool: (only because our boss said we wouldn't quit until they did :ROFLMAO:)
As far as I know this was as far south as they went to start harvest, then working back north to finish with their own ground back in Canada. From the social medias it looks like they're also running a single NH combine this year.
 

MX7

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Location
cotswolds
A mate here who is from Canada and is friends with mike showed me some pictures and all I can say the combines won't be out of top gear, lots of it won't be harvested
I have seen Mikes video showing difference between their North and South crops.
Makes you wonder how a business can survive such a financial disaster.
Does your friend know if the farming Mitchell’s have other business interests which financially support the farming operation?
 

Richard Smyth

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Arable Farmer
I have seen Mikes video showing difference between their North and South crops.
Makes you wonder how a business can survive such a financial disaster.
Does your friend know if the farming Mitchell’s have other business interests which financially support the farming operation?
They are insured for it. Wont make a profit but won't make a loss either, unlike here when we get a drought we beg and borrow more to keep going as can't insure.

not asked about other ventures but he is trying to weather proof to a degree by buying and leasing land up north. Drought in the north too but nowhere near as bad
 

MX7

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Location
cotswolds
They are insured for it. Wont make a profit but won't make a loss either, unlike here when we get a drought we beg and borrow more to keep going as can't insure.

not asked about other ventures but he is trying to weather proof to a degree by buying and leasing land up north. Drought in the north too but nowhere near as bad
Any idea which area of North Saskatchewan?
I have a good friend who lives in Saskatoon.
He used to have a fertiliser business,sold out and then did soil consulting .Retired now but will visit them when one can fly without a mask may have along wait!!!!
 

Richard Smyth

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Arable Farmer
Any idea which area of North Saskatchewan?
I have a good friend who lives in Saskatoon.
He used to have a fertiliser business,sold out and then did soil consulting .Retired now but will visit them when one can fly without a mask may have along wait!!!!
I’d like to get up there for a look one day. A tour of Midwest be good too.

I know the general area he’s in. Shall pm. Not sure if he wants it public
 

dondemaison

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Mixed Farmer
love the craic but i wish they would talk in tonnes or KG of some sorts... they do miles & acres like we still do but after that iam clueless
it might aswell be in russian (Bushels)...... Really :LOL:
Bushels, are the North American grain unit measure. So adapt and learn is the motto.
 

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