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The official rubber trees thread 2019

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1 hour ago, jmccarty said:

Is the AM production figure correct on average for Thailand. Says 20kg per .06 hectare per month? Rubber pledging scheme 

Don't really understand what you are trying to say? Are you talking about average yield per rai?

Cup?

Latex?

Sheet?

What area of Thailand?

How old are the trees?

Variables, variables.

How long is a piece of string?

The missus, as a registered plantation owner, is due in on the scheme/scam, it's something like 1500 Baht per calendar month for 6 months for 25 rai max, or 1500 Baht per rai as a one off, max 25 rai, but the tappers will get most of it, or something equally complicated and un-understandable,  i lost interest after 5 minutes. I never do with these govt funded subsidies.

We've had several over the years.

Still, better than a kick in the teeth.

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4 hours ago, thaiguzzi said:

Don't really understand what you are trying to say? Are you talking about average yield per rai?

Cup?

Latex?

Sheet?

What area of Thailand?

How old are the trees?

Variables, variables.

How long is a piece of string?

The missus, as a registered plantation owner, is due in on the scheme/scam, it's something like 1500 Baht per calendar month for 6 months for 25 rai max, or 1500 Baht per rai as a one off, max 25 rai, but the tappers will get most of it, or something equally complicated and un-understandable,  i lost interest after 5 minutes. I never do with these govt funded subsidies.

We've had several over the years.

Still, better than a kick in the teeth.

The article from the AM does not have more detail, hence the question. Ok, 1,500bht per month per rai projected at 25bht/kilo of cup rubber?  I'll look at it again tomorrow, 

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Sold cup at auction yesterday, 20.77 Baht per kg.

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10 hours ago, thaiguzzi said:

Sold cup at auction yesterday, 20.77 Baht per kg.

Yesterday, B18.5/kg, good production though, +400kg and its been raining.

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42 minutes ago, grollies said:

Yesterday, B18.5/kg, good production though, +400kg and its been raining.

Ditto here, wet and been hot too, but we did 1250+ kgs which is not too shabby for this time of year.

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Just got today's auction prices through on the wife's Line App.

19.25 Baht per kg for cup.

12 bidders, 2 other's in 19's the rest 18 something or other.

Good output for this time of year, but... we get paid out tomorrow and will be going to a 55/45 split.

Unfortunately.

The wife is part of some Mekong-Isaan Rubber group, and the prices east of us in Bung Khan and Mukdahan etc have been all over the place the last month.

All 4-5 Baht less than we have been getting, like 14, 15 16 Baht per kg.

Crazy!

Our local auction place bought sheet last month, get this, the winning bid was 38.38 Baht per kg !!!!!

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Forgot to mention,

first time ever we have done 2 tonnes output in a fortnight in September.

2 tonnes/14 days normally starts mid-late October.

We could be on our first 3 tonnes/14 days output by December....

 

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B16.5/kg today. Told by the depot guy the govt is to start subsidising us (farms <25 rai) to bring the price to B23/kg. Amount calculated (by the govt) on an average production per rai.

 

TG if I remember rightly your farm is 64 rai. So Sept you'd be averaging 32 kg/rai? That would be around the same as us at a much smaller 10 rai / 310kg just sold. Hope you are right on the production increasing. We are getting a little more rain here at the moment but nothing spectacular.

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Update on weather - it is now pissing down every day, dark enough at 2pm to turn on all the lights on sensors.

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11 hours ago, thaiguzzi said:

Possibly to do with the forecasted price of oil dropping even lower?

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Sold cup at auction yesterday.

Still great output for this time of year, but <deleted>ty prices.

Lowest we have ever got in 9 seasons of tapping.

17.75 Baht per kg... 😠

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