in a perfect world it would be nice if I could deliver feed barley to the feed lots in southern Alberta with out paying a broker to take care of the details. I would like to know what they pay per bushel to the broker? for example if I get 3.00$ in my yard, what does it unload for 300 miles south of me ? even if it is only a small margine why do we need a broker to pick up a phone and organise it. our area is full of high quality feed barley mainly due to the outlandish conditions that the maltsters require now like zero this zero that and 100% germ.when we send out super bee after super bee of feed barley why do we need the warm fuzzy feeling just because the broker will be sending us a cheque. can't we trust our feed lot friends to send us a cheque?small rant but tired of being held hostage by organised grain system that involves guys who wouldn't know feed grain from a load of oranges.