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What’s up with white pine buyers in Vermont?

Started by AndyVT, June 11, 2024, 05:09:11 PM

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AndyVT

So the other day one of the guys who trucks for me said our local mill isn't buying any more pine and may be closing. I called the buyer and left a message but never heard back. I have sold pine to them for years and they are/ were a sizable operation.
Anybody else know about this?

Log-it-up

Not sure I've been cutting hardwood last couple years, I was going to cut some pine this spring but was told the mill near me called with no warning and pulled the plug had friends with 15-20 thousand feet sitting on the landing took a couple weeks for them to find a home for it 

Bruno of NH

I just see that a mill 40 miles from me is closing at the end of the month.
I read in a Facebook group that some mills in NH are not taking white pine
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Ed_K

 SPF on the open market is down below $500.K there's a few mill around here that can survive at .45 cents a BF but not many.
Ed K

GAB

Am I wrong again?
I thought mills did not buy pine between mid-April to mid-October.
GAB
W-M LT40HDD34, SLR, JD 420, JD 950w/loader and Woods backhoe, V3507 Fransguard winch, Cordwood Saw, 18' flat bed trailer, and other toys.

Ed_K

 The mill I sold to will take w/pine year round, during summer if it's fresh cut.
Ed K

thecfarm

I sold EWP for 4 summers.
I am seeing in on the road heading to the Dixfield ME mill right now.
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SwampDonkey

I've never seen $500/th for the best pine you could cut for Irving up here. Never more than in the $4xx range. Just a few bucks difference in the top grade prices. A $1000/th, dream on.  ffcheesy ffcheesy
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

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GAB

Quote from: SwampDonkey on July 10, 2024, 01:50:16 AMI've never seen $500/th for the best pine you could cut for Irving up here. Never more than in the $4xx range. Just a few bucks difference in the top grade prices. A $1000/th, dream on.  ffcheesy ffcheesy
@SwampDonkey:
Am I correct in thinking you are talking Canadian currency?
GAB
W-M LT40HDD34, SLR, JD 420, JD 950w/loader and Woods backhoe, V3507 Fransguard winch, Cordwood Saw, 18' flat bed trailer, and other toys.

beenthere

"$500/th" a new terminology for "$500/Mbf" ??
south central Wisconsin
It may be that my sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others

SwampDonkey

$CDN yes, so that's 35% less money in $US.  Irving pays better in Maine for pine. Pine is worth more in Ontario as well. Wood price up here is based on trucking radius and not big money to start with. All Homedepot.ca white pine is supplied by Irving.

Not new term to me, been used for years. Means same thing to me.  :thumbsup:
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

1 Thessalonians 5:21

2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

GAB

At those prices I "estimate" it would cost more to harvest it than you will get.
Sale price minus trucking fees, minus harvesting expenses, minus federal taxes, minus state taxes, minus misc. expenses like doctor visits for stitches, casts for broken limbs etc., and you are working for nuttin.  Unless it is your exercise regiment I suggest leaving the equipment in the shop or garage and go on vacation.  In the mean time the trees might gain some volume.
GAB
W-M LT40HDD34, SLR, JD 420, JD 950w/loader and Woods backhoe, V3507 Fransguard winch, Cordwood Saw, 18' flat bed trailer, and other toys.

SwampDonkey

Just the way Irving likes it, keep the peasants down.  ffcheesy ffcheesy
"No amount of belief makes something a fact." James Randi

1 Thessalonians 5:21

2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

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