The time has come for another DFW grain group buy, I will be organizing and a friend of Brad's (Sewaneemall) will be receiving (my gameroom is still recovering from the last buy).
If you are interested, please send me a PM with your real name, email address and phone number, and the total number of whole sacks. If you like you can include the variety if you wish, though for now I am just looking for an idea of how many pallets we are anticipating. I will share the spreadsheet and price list with you.
Due to the time consuming nature of breaking down the splits, we have decided not to organize splits this time around. I would suggest splitting half or quarter sacks among other members - however, we will need one person to request and pay for the sack. Personally, I would be interested in half a sack of MOPA and half of Flaked Wheat, and maybe a quarter each of Rice Hulls and Flaked Oats if anyone else wants some of that action.
It looks like our actual freight costs have gone up, again, to $3.72 per sack, and there is no benefit to ordering 1 pallet or 2 - when looking at the price sheet, we are in the 2000#-8000# column. In the last buy we charged $5 per sack, and split the excess between the organizer (me) and the freight recipient. If everyone is cool with this, we will do so again - it makes the billing easier (as it is known before we place the order) and it makes up for the time and miles involved. I will use my share towards my newly purchased HBT lifetime membership. The rest will go to Brad's buddy who is generously allowing use of his freight dock.
I took a look at the new price list, it doesn't seem that there have been any changes to the grain prices.