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#31 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2016 - 06:42 PM

3.25 is still low. At least it is here. My sources say that prices should creep back up towards spring. For now I am just piling it up. 

 

I'm piling too.  It's losing money to sell it now, and what little you'd get now wouldn't help much anyway.


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Posted January 02, 2016 - 06:46 PM

I'm piling too.  It's losing money to sell it now, and what little you'd get now wouldn't help much anyway.

My dad got told they expecting the prices to go back up some this spring.


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Posted January 02, 2016 - 10:13 PM

I just heard that one of our bigger scrap yards is closing up and moving to Mo.  Not enough scrap around here any more to make it pay.  When prices were up every ditch in the country that farmers had disposed of stuff in was cleaned out.  Small local guy has cleaned up his yard completely.  He get a lot of his from the manufacturing plants in the area.  Some times a lot of bulk and not much weight like milling shavings, etc.


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Posted January 03, 2016 - 12:27 AM

4 cents a pound for miscellaneous farm scrap in Canada... Life sucks...
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Posted January 03, 2016 - 02:27 AM

It's cheaper to mine raw material when oil is down, what ever they were building is built, dot com boom, housing boom, scrap boom...the only boom I see no end to is the healthcare boom, myself I diversify, for every bail of hay I need I cut two extra,for every cord of firewood I burn I'll cut 10 extra,every spring I need a push mower to kill cutting brush, I'll pull 10-12 of them out of the scrap pile fix 6 keep 1 and clean what's left for scrap (why get all them tools out and fix one mower) spring is maple syrup then morale mushrooms,summer is fixing boats and lawnmowers, in the fall I'll mix in cutting boughs with the firewood,winter is fixing snowmobiles and snowblowers.when I had enough of working one good city job after another for the other guy I moved out of the city and did whatever it took to make a go of it, I now live and work where I once played
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 04:44 AM

$20  tonne here over x/mas break but back up to 30ish atm for light gauge & bout $120 for hms ( heavy ) steel , 

 I feel for every 1 that relies on scrap for a living atm , some non ferrous materials are sort of ok still 

 

Shane 


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Posted February 27, 2016 - 02:26 PM

Just checked prices today and they went up 50 cents to $3.75 a 100 for #1.


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Posted February 27, 2016 - 09:45 PM

We scrapped just under two tons of cast iron at work last Thursday. $15 dollars a ton got $28 and some odd cents. Pretty low, but I'm not seeing a bunch of cool stuff being crushed and shredded right now either.

 

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Posted February 28, 2016 - 05:22 AM

DAC your company needs to stockpile m8 , i am on 10 cents a kilo about 47 cents a lb , a $100 a tonne close enough for HMS steel 

 

$35 a tonne for white goods & light gauge steel which works 3.5 cents a kilo ( kg ) 17 cents a LB there bouts 

 

your 1 LB is a touch more than our 5 kilo and that goes in reference to litres to gallons too

 

10 mile = 16 kilometers

 

 so all things aside we doing pooh , but it did come up $5 a tonne 2 weeks ago , remembering the point if the prices rise slowly they will stay more stable than what they will if the rises are rapid , rapid becomes false economy, my opinion only  

 

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