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Re: Log prices
« Reply #60 on: September 19, 2020, 03:14:17 PM »
veneer does pay trucking but they take it off the top to start with, hard maple use to get good money but not right now $7 to $8 a ft was about normal here for the high grade 

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« Reply #61 on: September 19, 2020, 07:32:41 PM »
Iíve never heard of prices like you guys are talking. Best Iíve ever heard was $5 for hard maple going to China and that was a few years ago. Now $2-$3 is great if you get it. And best ever heard in number one was $1.20. Years ago. Milk gets dumped everyday FYI. Know one knows it though. Always has. 

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« Reply #62 on: September 19, 2020, 09:08:16 PM »
ya like most veneer buyers will tell you , right where I am is the best hard maple veneer that grows , the heart is a pencil dot and snow white in color. Biggest problem here is cause it was worth so much guys would go in and just cut the top veneer and leave, next is the sap suckers . They can ruin a tree in 1 spring

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« Reply #63 on: September 19, 2020, 09:11:18 PM »
for a good bigger butt sawlog thats hard maple I get $1.15 per ft , big white soft maple its .70 a foot . Same as before 

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« Reply #64 on: September 20, 2020, 09:10:25 PM »
we will see if the prices come up any , its getting colder out here so they should, if not I will not cut any good stuff , I will let it grow 

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« Reply #65 on: September 21, 2020, 07:44:24 AM »
we will see if the prices come up any , its getting colder out here so they should, if not I will not cut any good stuff , I will let it grow
Big test for us today.  Last spring we survived on cutting a diet of WO, our ash salvage work did not even pay the bills, just helping out a timberframer.  Walnut is zig zagging but we may cut some walnut as well.  
I'll update with RO news.
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« Reply #66 on: September 21, 2020, 12:01:32 PM »
Iíve got some big red oak coming up. But itís mills wood so price donít matter to me🤷🏼‍♂️

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« Reply #67 on: September 21, 2020, 01:31:38 PM »
$1.2-$0.6 for export RO.  Lots of rejects due to this or that..truthfully they had some issues but there were a few head scratchers.  Overall, a bit lower than I'd like.  

WO remains strong and multiple buyers are committing at $3-7 for these rift qs logs.
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« Reply #68 on: September 21, 2020, 02:07:21 PM »
Thatís about what Iíve heard around here. Closer to the .60 side though

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« Reply #69 on: October 19, 2020, 03:29:11 PM »
Demand has increased rapidly this fall for most hardwood lumber and especially oak flooring. Tie logs jumped to $.50 Doyle this week. Even though it has been dry this fall; lackluster lumber demand and pricing has log inventories fairly low for this time of year. You may well see rapid price increases and bidding wars for available logs as we head into the deer season/fall rain/Christmas supply disruptions. If you have good logs and can hold them..now might be a good time do so.

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« Reply #70 on: October 19, 2020, 06:34:40 PM »
Super, good to hear and thanks for the update.  We sold nro butt at 1.6 and QS white oak went anywhere from $2.2 to 1.5.  I hear graff laid off all log buyers, have you heard about that?
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« Reply #71 on: October 19, 2020, 07:09:42 PM »
Super, good to hear and thanks for the update.  We sold nro butt at 1.6 and QS white oak went anywhere from $2.2 to 1.5.  I hear graff laid off all log buyers, have you heard about that?
I don't sell to Graff Bros but I did sell Quarter saw this week and my buyer didn't mention anything but I will ask around.

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« Reply #72 on: October 19, 2020, 07:27:42 PM »
Super, good to hear and thanks for the update.  We sold nro butt at 1.6 and QS white oak went anywhere from $2.2 to 1.5.  I hear graff laid off all log buyers, have you heard about that?
One of my contacts told me that Graff did lay off all their road buyers and plans to run the mills off delivered logs and timber. As a rule I never ship a log before I have the $$. I no doubt miss some sales but the practice has served me well.

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Re: Log prices
« Reply #73 on: October 19, 2020, 08:23:12 PM »
Does mohawk flooring buy logs or just lumber?
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« Reply #74 on: October 19, 2020, 08:26:33 PM »
I have not heard yet if anything sold today but should know pretty soon, hard maple seems to be heading in the right direction , its not $8 a ft like it was but it did come up quite abit in the last 2 weeks 

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« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2020, 06:18:07 PM »
was a tender that came up east of me , I never knew about it but talked to a guy that bid on it . He bid $3/ft and didnot get it , $3,40/ft won the bid. Thats just crazy to me for standing timber , yes it was walnut

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« Reply #76 on: October 24, 2020, 06:47:53 PM »
Yep that is high, 3.40 Canadian?  


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« Reply #77 on: October 24, 2020, 08:05:51 PM »
Not sure how one can profit by paying 3.40 on the stump. 
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« Reply #78 on: October 24, 2020, 08:17:12 PM »
OK I made a couple post here and they must be in outer space cause I do not see them any where

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« Reply #79 on: October 24, 2020, 08:23:21 PM »
Not sure how one can profit by paying 3.40 on the stump.
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