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    It was a pit, with a barrel full of old milking...

    It was a pit, with a barrel full of old milking equipment-it came out of the 80' buy out-the owner put a pos milk tank back in, I replaced it after 3 months. The old pulsators I got rebuild and the...
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    Don't start working off the yard! Once you have...

    Don't start working off the yard! Once you have cows, focus on them, if you have time for spare, milk 3x. I started in a 2 x 6 swing over barn with weigh jars, worked good for me, but a stanchion...
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    A few ideas on getting started- first- I started...

    A few ideas on getting started- first- I started with $22,000.00 plus a loan for $26,500.00, that was 25 yrs. ago----go for it Ryan! second- put your money where you get a fast return- MILK, that...
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    Feed it to hogs-makes excellent meat and they eat...

    Feed it to hogs-makes excellent meat and they eat less corn- good for dairymen in two ways .
  5. We have some luck with the blue udder comfort...

    We have some luck with the blue udder comfort stuff as first treatment. After that we treat 2 days/4 milkings with today and 3 milkings with amoxi mast-fixes 80% of cases. When we have a quarter that...
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    lely and westfalia (basically the same) are the...

    lely and westfalia (basically the same) are the only ones on the market here...not much choice.
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    new heifer facility

    Finally we're going back to raising our own calves, again, after dealing with the pitb custom raisers for 6 years. We are putting in 2 lely calm feeders, handling up to 50 calves each, in 2 groups of...
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    our experience with immigration. Number of years...

    our experience with immigration.
    Number of years ago we had 4 illegal guys working here, and after finding out that you can get labor based green cards for unskilled labor, we told them to go back...
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    cousinit;If you're willing, take some advise from...

    cousinit;If you're willing, take some advise from a 30 year plus experience hoof trimmer/dairyman. 1- check your free stall/bed dimensions, we have our neck reel 6 ft. and 6 inches from the back edge...
  10. Thread: Organic

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    In our area coops are not involved in organic...

    In our area coops are not involved in organic milk....I personally think that it's more the retailers who are raking in the profits than the processors.
  11. Thread: Organic

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    Who is having most of the fun with organic milk??...

    Who is having most of the fun with organic milk??
    Take 2 loads of milk, for convenience sake they hold 6000 gallons=50,000 lbs.
    organic load gets sold for 6000 x $6.00 / gall. = 36,000.00 minus...
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    called "trailermycin"

    called "trailermycin"
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    De Laval has a 72 rotary going with 5 robots,...

    De Laval has a 72 rotary going with 5 robots, milking a 'grand' 450 cows 3x per day. I am trying to get a company interested in putting robots in a flatbarn style milking barn. One robot arm...
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    we feed once a day, less than 1% refusal, but we...

    we feed once a day, less than 1% refusal, but we feed the refusals from the high pens, to the tail enders, any leftovers from them is going to the heifers. It works for us...highest dhia ecm in sw...
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    If milk prices were more or less predictable...I...

    If milk prices were more or less predictable...I would be stinking rich...instead of flat broke. Explain to me.....yesterday at the cme, cheddar cheese sold for $1.74 and at the Fonterra global dairy...
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    I know what you mean...lawyer language....dealt...

    I know what you mean...lawyer language....dealt with it al through the process. It all boils down to this. Preferably, you build a unit, two cow stands, with a robot arm in between, cows entering on...
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    I have not been able to licence my idea, yet. I...

    I have not been able to licence my idea, yet. I am finding out that the industry is sold on the voluntary aspect...more cow friendly. Now, I like to be cow friendly, too.....but for me, cows are...
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    Boumatic in Europe is selling a system based on...

    Boumatic in Europe is selling a system based on the Galaxy/insentec system. Boumatic north america is still not over the hangover they have from taking out lely robots on a big California dairy, some...
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    Now try this... a ration without corn...

    Now try this... a ration without corn silage.....I think it's overpriced junk, at least in our area.
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    I have been using palm fat for years, it will...

    I have been using palm fat for years, it will improve your fat test, but also your dmi, as palmfat does not stink and has no taste to it. My experience with other fats was that what i gained on...
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    We treat these cows with vitamin K(20 cc i.m. for...

    We treat these cows with vitamin K(20 cc i.m. for 2-3 days) and putting them on hay. To prevent them, we started feeding sodium bicarb free choice a number of years ago, and it makes a huge...
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    THE solution to milking a lot of cows in the...

    THE solution to milking a lot of cows in the cheapest to build barn(flatbarn) IS putting a robot arm between every two cows and let the computer do the milking- go to pair.uspto.gov patent nr....
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    Corn prices came down because ethanol used less...

    Corn prices came down because ethanol used less and China canceled some orders....with a good crop, those two will be using more....if all the Chinese eat 1 lbs more corn per week, they need 8% of...
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    1-milk marketing; trying to secure decent profits per cwt.
    2-take more time off.
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    We have been using bovi-kalc for a year and a...

    We have been using bovi-kalc for a year and a half now, second lact. and up normally get one at freshening....sometimes another one when I think they need it. Our older cows' peak production...
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