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    Your right cowfeeder, by the time a guy has the...

    Your right cowfeeder, by the time a guy has the means for a major investment, he starts questioning whether he has time to make it worth while.... Life is a moving target.

    I would do whatever you...
  2. Thread: Novameal

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    We have gotten 47 inches so far this year. Very...

    We have gotten 47 inches so far this year. Very wet and cold start. Uneven poor emergence due to cold and wet but most has grown out of it and tasseling now. Barring something unforeseen, this will...
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    Just a pup. 😀 No matter how old I get anyone...

    Just a pup. 😀

    No matter how old I get anyone 10 years younger than me is a kid.;)
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    That's how I took it. Some Dads are really...

    That's how I took it.

    Some Dads are really against their children farming, some make the mistake of pushing them into it. Its hard to make big investments when you question a child's long term...
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    Fans....and lots of them. Having said that,...

    Fans....and lots of them.


    Having said that, Im in the same boat. I have shaded pasture and curtain free stall but my cows do suffer in this heat. Im not so sure fans necessarily pay for...
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    I guess guys in WI haven't got the memo...

    I guess guys in WI haven't got the memo yet.......The market is saturated.
  7. Thread: Need a job

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    I am hiring, but we have poopless cows...

    I am hiring, but we have poopless cows here....I'm afraid you wouldn't enjoy it much.
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    My banker is just a local bank and not a huge ag...

    My banker is just a local bank and not a huge ag lender, but tells me things are going to get ugly next year if things don't change....

    Having said that, the parts guy at my local dealership used...
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    I have no idea, never tried it. I see it in the...

    I have no idea, never tried it. I see it in the store for almost $40 a case! If I'm going to pay that it better have jack Daniels in it.
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    That's interesting because all the processors...

    That's interesting because all the processors around here can buy all the milk they want on the spot market for pennies on the dollar....They really aren't interested in high priced producer milk...
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    Not to change the subject but, Drd how is the...

    Not to change the subject but, Drd how is the current milk supply issues effecting your expansion plans if at all?
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    The biggest drawback is you can't put sand in...

    The biggest drawback is you can't put sand in them. I had a neighbor that used his with sand bedding and removed some sheets every year so he could drive inside and clean out sand. He no longer...
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    I put those big swimming pool chlorine pills in...

    I put those big swimming pool chlorine pills in our wash down tank every so often, keeps it clean and keeps the cow deck from getting slick.
  14. Sheeesh.... Kinda like asking which is better, A...

    Sheeesh.... Kinda like asking which is better, A shotgun or rifle?

    If your feeding big bales you really have no choice. I would think a manufacturer would have a little knowledge about this?
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    This is one of those ideas that sounds good and...

    This is one of those ideas that sounds good and works on paper, but the real life logistics and capital make it next to impossible.

    A lot depends on your specific financial situation but IMO if...
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    I guess its different "here". There used to be a...

    I guess its different "here". There used to be a couple custom guys that went around and did everyone, now the vast majority around here have their own equipment. Most struggle finding help, Sundays...
  17. I spent my youth listening to these fools. Always...

    I spent my youth listening to these fools. Always struggled financially until I started thinking for myself. All these so called experts are really good at spending someone else's money and when it...
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    We had a frost on June 20th in 92'. Corn was all...

    We had a frost on June 20th in 92'. Corn was all over 30% and molding on the stalk. Worst year of farming I ever had.
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    As high quality as possible. I try to get 1st...

    As high quality as possible. I try to get 1st crop up @ over 150 rfv and at least 21% protein.
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    Hay is really pushing here, should have been...

    Hay is really pushing here, should have been cutting a couple days ago but its been raining non stop.
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    When I built in 2006 variable speed was about...

    When I built in 2006 variable speed was about $7,000 more. I'm always skeptical when it comes to energy savings....Dosent seem to matter how many things I change to save power my bill only goes up.
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    The benefit of variable receiver pumps is to take...

    The benefit of variable receiver pumps is to take more advantage of the plate cooler by running the milk through a little slower. Variable vacuum pumps still use all the same regulatory gear as a...
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    Holsteins have the market cornered on high...

    Holsteins have the market cornered on high averages. I get some Swiss that just refuse to milk, I always think I'll give her another lactation but it's usually the same story. You would think...
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    People are crazy and there is no accounting for...

    People are crazy and there is no accounting for their ideas or how they get them. I bet 80% of women that eat fast food order diet soda. Makes no sense, but it doesn't have to either.

    The BIG...
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    Looks to me like they all have their fair share...

    Looks to me like they all have their fair share of negatives....
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