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The official rubber trees thread 2019

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Well, got some new tappers after the last couple kinda gave up. 50/50 BUT the new guys play by the rules - will keep the land clear and go halves on fertilizer costs. Opened-up the trees again the other day....it pissed down the following day 🙂

 

Nice to get back into production though.

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Sold cup at auction yesterday, 27.55 Baht per kg, 10 bidders.

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Sold cup at auction today, 27.35 Baht per kg, 18 (EIGHTEEN!) bidders.

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Sold cup at auction today, 24.15 Baht per kg.

A big 3 Baht drop on the last sale 2 weeks ago.

Stuck the fertilizer in end of last month, 50 x 50 kg bags of 29-5-18 @ 850 Baht a pop thrown, not dug in.

Up 5 bags on our usual amount.

My generosity knows no bounds....

 

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For those who remember Jim Collister on this site, I visited him at the end of the month. Still going growing rubber but the smoked sheet production has stopped. I think he said they are tapping about 100 rai currently. 

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8 minutes ago, IsaanAussie said:

For those who remember Jim Collister on this site, I visited him at the end of the month. Still going growing rubber but the smoked sheet production has stopped. I think he said they are tapping about 100 rai currently. 

Remember him well, and we still chat on TD, the other forum, where he posts. He stuck to his principles and hence was forever banned here, not difficult.

At current prices, there is no point whatsoever in doing sheet of any description, everyone wants to do cup or liquid latex if you can get a good (fair) price.

And 100 rai being tapped still brings in an average over 10 months of not bad money, certainly enough for overheads, food in the fridge and beer on the table.

Or is that beer in the......?

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Sold cup at auction today, 22.72 Baht per kg.

Excellent production for this time of year due to lack of rain.

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B19/kg.....prices going south again.

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3 hours ago, grollies said:

B19/kg.....prices going south again.

 

On 7/9/2019 at 4:08 PM, IsaanAussie said:

For those who remember Jim Collister on this site, I visited him at the end of the month. Still going growing rubber but the smoked sheet production has stopped. I think he said they are tapping about 100 rai currently. 

Jim is saying on the "other" site, that gate buyers have stopped buying because the price has gone into freefall.

We sell tomorrow at govt auction, we'll see.

The other private auction (two local now) was 21 TB per kg for cup last Monday.

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Sold cup at auction yesterday, 20.20 Baht per kg, 12 bidders.

Another 21 Satang lower, and we would have had to go to a lower 55/45 split.

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Heard on the grapevine yesterday, that Bung Khan Province, the epicentre of rubber plantations in Isaan, prices for cup were down to 16 Baht per kg at auction and 14 on the gate.

Worrying times...

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1 hour ago, thaiguzzi said:

Heard on the grapevine yesterday, that Bung Khan Province, the epicentre of rubber plantations in Isaan, prices for cup were down to 16 Baht per kg at auction and 14 on the gate.

Worrying times...

read (on here i think, somewhere?) that the main buyers/exports in thailand have stopped buying at the mo, all saying the same,  reason, doing maintenance work....

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B18/kg four days ago.

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Sold cup rubber at auction yesterday, 20.52 Baht per kg, 16 bidders virtually all bids 20.00 up, a couple in the 19's.

Poor production this time round - incessant rains.

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Sold (very little) cup at auction today, 21.03 Baht per kg, 16 bidders.

Sheet sold at auction last week at 40.50 Baht per kg....

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