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  1. Thread: Small dairy.

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    Where is this farm located? Did he rent land from...

    Where is this farm located? Did he rent land from the neighbors to fill the silos? is the land hilly or flat?
  2. Thread: Drying up cows

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    I put them in the dry cow freestalls and milk...

    I put them in the dry cow freestalls and milk once per day until production has dropped. with the robots you can also milk her every 18 hours at first and then slowly extend the interval. After she's...
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    Received this from our premix supplier: Why...

    Received this from our premix supplier:
    Why there is a vitamin shortage:
    The summer of 2017 saw China shut down 40 % of their factories in sharp pollution crackdown due to environmental issues...
  4. Thread: Used Skid Steer

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    We have a JD 320 a few years old now, the only...

    We have a JD 320 a few years old now, the only complaint I would have is it is very slow, doesn't have 2 speed like a lot of other skidsteers. I do like the push button for unlocking the attachments....
  5. Thread: Feed wasting cow

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    Could try deworming her with pour on, maybe she...

    Could try deworming her with pour on, maybe she is itchy.


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    For the EL48-6D 7300 us gal with hydraulic brakes...

    For the EL48-6D 7300 us gal with hydraulic brakes it's about $71,000 CAD
    Tires we got are alliance 850/50x30.5 bias
    You can also get air brakes if your tractor is that fancy


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    Thanks for the replies! This is what we ended up...

    Thanks for the replies! This is what we ended up buying, will be buying a bigger tractor soon as well.

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    bench grinder with a rubber and a felt wheel for...

    bench grinder with a rubber and a felt wheel for hoof knives. Gets them so sharp you can shave your arm hair. also perfect to sharpen jack knives. For silage plastic a sharp knife goes twice as fast
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    Buying a new liquid manure spreader/tanker

    Looking at buying a brand new manure spreader, currently looking at 3 brands: Nuhn Magnum, Jamesway, and Houle/GEA. for size it would be between 6000-7000 U.S. gal. I think my JD 7330 will be big...
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    Currently using dairy comp scout in our herd. It...

    Currently using dairy comp scout in our herd. It works very well for keeping track of breedings, cow families, herd health vet lists are almost perfect. Very quick to input data.


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  11. Thread: Imrestor

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    Our vet has a special half price on for 5 months...

    Our vet has a special half price on for 5 months worth of fresh cows. They have a lot of product that is going to expire soon apparently


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    I Dehorn at 2-3 months. Give 12-15cc...

    I Dehorn at 2-3 months. Give 12-15cc rumpun+lidocaine mixture in the head under the horns.
    Can do a batch of 10 at a time.
    10 minutes later the calves lay down and fall asleep. I use an electric...
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    I have an old version (2008?) of the dr. Hoof and...

    I have an old version (2008?) of the dr. Hoof and it is terrible. The cranks to do a front foot can cut the cows leg up. to raise a back leg the crank handle will smash your knuckles into the flimsy...
  14. We have power troweled concrete as well. Although...

    We have power troweled concrete as well. Although we just moved in the barn last week, I don't know how long it will last. I figure when it gets rough then we will coat it with epoxy.

    Before we...
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    Could be closer to $20/sq foot. That's with...

    Could be closer to $20/sq foot. That's with concrete too


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    Also forgot to add. One of the best places to...

    Also forgot to add. One of the best places to look for barn designs are the robot dealers and also the stabling salesmen. You need to find a good guy to setup your stabling, someone who will work...
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    443 Here is a good starting point in IMO. Its a...

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    Here is a good starting point in IMO. Its a pretty simple barn.
    3 rows of freestalls, if 28.5" headlocks were used you could lock up 42 cows out of 59 cows (not including separation area).
    2...
  18. I have had amazing results with DairyComp! Mostly...

    I have had amazing results with DairyComp! Mostly on the breeding side of management, getting open cows looked at and bred. Also nice to quickly sort everyone out. Much less time consuming than pen...
  19. Thread: Claw Weight

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    We have the delaval harmony claws , they are...

    We have the delaval harmony claws , they are light also and pretty strong, sometimes they get a crack by the hole where the inflations fit in. We used to use old stable cleaner chain links to weigh...
  20. Manual Hoof trim chute - What chute works the best for cow comfort

    Hi all, just looking into getting a new manual hoof chute and wondering what works best for you.

    I currently have a Dr. Hoof chute made locally but have had alot of problems with it. Firstly the...
  21. Do you still have knives in the mixer?

    Do you still have knives in the mixer?
  22. Vertical mixer to chop/mix or Horizontal to mix already chopped feed

    Hi all, Just wondering what your opinion is on mixing feed.
    Situation #1 Vertical single auger mixer
    You throw in a bale of straw/hay that has long stems and wait 10-15 mins for the mixer to chop...
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    I bumped her and I'm pretty sure I felt a calf,...

    I bumped her and I'm pretty sure I felt a calf, although she is a little wild so it was hard to get a good feel of it. She's now 12 days over due. She doesn't look massive so I assume everything is...
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    What's the longest you've had a cow go over due?

    Hi all, was just looking at my close up cows and notice 184 isn't bagging up at all yet. She was bred only once and preg checked twice with ultra sound and we don't have a bull. She's now a week over...
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    We also get the service company to change our...

    We also get the service company to change our inflations and short air tubes. He has a tool with works like a backwards pair of pliers for the short air tubes. It has notches that fit around the base...
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