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  1. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    If you don't want to liquidate, either let it...

    If you don't want to liquidate, either let it ride or spread it out into some other currencies.
  2. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    And we crossed $2.00 today. Currently debating...

    And we crossed $2.00 today. Currently debating what color Lamborghini I'll buy.
  3. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    The things you mention with Bitcoin are good...

    The things you mention with Bitcoin are good reasons why I'm not big on it long term. With a coin like XRP, there is no mining. I don't totally get the whole mining process. All I know is that...
  4. Thread: Cryptocurrency

    by ElJefe
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    The way I see it, most of the cryptocoins out...

    The way I see it, most of the cryptocoins out there now will end up dying off and fading away. But I think this whole concept is going to change the way we think about value and money. There are...
  5. Thread: Cryptocurrency

    by ElJefe
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    Cryptocurrency

    Any of you get into any cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, etc..???

    I'm not sure why I'm wasting my time farming. Over the past few months I've been putting some spare change into a different...
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    He must be really desperate for cows, looks like...

    He must be really desperate for cows, looks like he is putting a beef cow through that robot.

    (He bought that beef cow from me, before anybody gets mad at me)
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    I absolutely loved Bavaria. Can't wait to go...

    I absolutely loved Bavaria. Can't wait to go back. I'm hoping to get to Austria and Switzerland sometime too.
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    Got a nice long vacation planned yet? :)

    Got a nice long vacation planned yet? :)
  9. Thread: bovikalc

    by ElJefe
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    I used up a case of Cal24. Currently back on...

    I used up a case of Cal24. Currently back on Bovikalc. Only because we had some Bovikalc left. I'm going back to Cal24 once the Bovikalc is used up.
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    My old MooMonitor system had replaceable...

    My old MooMonitor system had replaceable batteries. Never again. Battery life was OK, about a year or so. But we were constantly changing batteries anyway and it was a pain in the neck.

    I moved...
  11. Thread: Grassland

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    With lack of competition in a lot of areas, and...

    With lack of competition in a lot of areas, and an oversupply of milk everywhere, processors can pretty much put the screws to producers any way they want. With my former processor, while they...
  12. Thread: Grassland

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    I just say they are smarter than I am. :) ...

    I just say they are smarter than I am. :)

    Maybe I should just sell the cows and buy some trucks! Since we direct ship, we've run some numbers on doing our own hauling and it just doesn't seem to...
  13. Thread: Grassland

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    We didn't negotiate hauling before, but we will...

    We didn't negotiate hauling before, but we will be now. With my previous two processors we negotiated hauling.

    My current hauler doesn't have all fancy new trucks, that's all I know. His house...
  14. Thread: Grassland

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    Grassland has come out with a new volume/SCC...

    Grassland has come out with a new volume/SCC premium and is ending all trucking subsidies.

    All told, I'll probably see about an $0.80/cwt decline pending the price I negotiate with my trucker.
    ...
  15. Thread: Labor

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    Its not without its issues. Herdsman/calf...

    Its not without its issues.

    Herdsman/calf feeder are married with two kids and we give them one house to themselves. Feeder has a trailer for his family of five. The on farm house has six...
  16. Thread: Labor

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    Yes, not a whole house to himself but a room in...

    Yes, not a whole house to himself but a room in the house I grew up in.
  17. Thread: Labor

    by ElJefe
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    My newest guy started at $12.00/hour. He came...

    My newest guy started at $12.00/hour. He came experienced though. Haven't had much problem finding people for the two positions I've had open up.

    With some of my other long term employees I've...
  18. Thread: Wagyu

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    How old were they when butchered? What were you...

    How old were they when butchered? What were you feeding them?
  19. Thread: Wagyu

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    That calf is from a dam that carries a dominant...

    That calf is from a dam that carries a dominant grey coat color gene. He also has a twin brother that is all black. With all the different crosses I already have, my Wagyu calves will have some...
  20. Thread: Wagyu

    by ElJefe
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    Wagyu

    I've got five calves sired by Wagyu on the ground now. Anybody ever raised Wagyu or their crosses?

    I raised a test group of a few steers from some January calves when my calf buyers didn't have...
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    In terms of tech, heat detection is dominated by...

    In terms of tech, heat detection is dominated by devices on the cows that usually have accelerometers or something that measures movement, rather than using video.

    The only way I see a video type...
  22. Thread: Slurrystore

    by ElJefe
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    We use sand with a Slurrystore. We have a...

    We use sand with a Slurrystore. We have a settling pit that captures a good chunk of our sand before it is pumped into the Slurrystore. We do take panels off and haul sand out for 3 or 4 days each...
  23. Thread: Genomic testing

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    I haven't done any flushing yet. This is kind of...

    I haven't done any flushing yet. This is kind of a new thing with the Reds, basically trying to create an American version of the Scandinavian Red (using Ayrshire genomic tests). I've tested a few...
  24. Thread: Genomic testing

    by ElJefe
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    I'm just not sure how genomic testing every...

    I'm just not sure how genomic testing every single heifer would be worth the cost. I like new technology but some good old fashioned cow sense will go a long way when choosing which heifers you want...
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    I went with the SCR Ear Tag system. I grew to...

    I went with the SCR Ear Tag system. I grew to despise collars.

    I do have all my old DairyMaster stuff, only problem is I was a test herd and I think all my stuff runs on a different frequency...
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