Hey I saw your post on the "Equipment Line-up" discussion board and saw you run a JD 1890 no-till drill... We are thinking about switching to this drill from our Concord air drill to battle some crusting issues we have, and also our JD8850 4WD doesn't really have enough juice to pull it. Could you share some pros/cons you've encountered with the 1890 drill? Your thoughts and input would be much appreciated!! Thanks!!
Yeah, I think last year sucked for every livestock operation. We lost alot too. There was a farmer just a few miles south of me that lives along the beaver creek and the flood waters came over night.... long story short he losk 95% of his herd to the flood. I am afraid this year will be the same, when Fargo was flooding I took off since they closed the campus so I was home for the worst of it and every 2 hours we went outside to check for new borns. That made a very long 2 weeks. When does SDSU open for the semester? I am going back to Fargo tomorrow and class starts 4pm on monday
I'm in central south dakota, right by Pierre east of the river as well. Lol, no problem on the facebook deal, haha. We are actually going to start calving March 1 this year. Kind of scary, last year we didn't have a flood or a lot of snow, but it was really really cold. Kind of like it is now, we 2 weeks straight where it wouldn't get above -5. We lost a lot of calves last year b/c of phenomena.
haha yeah thats the universal story on sunflowers! Except we have a decent market, we are about 2 1/2 hours away from an ADM crushing plant so that helps out alot! What part of the state do u live in? I am south central north dakota (east of the river) so I know how it feels to be really dry! PS i decided to creep on facebook for a little bit and typed your name in and found you so I added you. I know kinda creepy but since I used that alot more I figured I would add you. When do you normally calve? We start middle march and last year was a disaster starting with the worst flood of the century and then getting a 2 foot blizzard 2 days later.