"we have the same trouble with our 457 but not as frequent the only thing you can do is if its a bigger bale is manualy hit wrap and wrap the net or twine on it or eject whats in there and roll it back out and re bale it but i have been able to slam…"
"305 case magnum with 8141 knight spreader contents 30 tons of sludge from waste water treatment plant was spreading today 2/3/2012 put on 20 ton to the acre most i have spread in one day with this is 715 tons"
"The normal way is through the rectum but I would advise a vet to do it to make it more accurate also you can now preg check cows by taking a blood sample and also the expensive route of an ultra sound lot of the big dairies are using blood testing…"
"we use bean ground as a start with very little stubble we disk it once twice if needed then run a culitmulcher over it then broadcast the seed right with the fertilizer then like dave we run the mulcher over it again with out the tines we put on 2…"
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"Well the cheap way would be manure but if there is any cities close by bi products from the waste water treatment plant is another great way to build up levels. I work for a company that hauls and spreads the bi products from waste and water plants…"
"Well I havent been hurt but i have had my share of fun being chased by 3 holstien bulls into the feed bunk um had a load of 14 wet round bales going down hill witha 1066 the hitch broke spinning me around and catching the pipe on the wagon in the…"
"i would be interested in going back to farming full time my familys farm is to small for me to join full time and im having to work a city job not somthing i enjoy doing im from ohio so no expirence with irragation but ive ran equipment and have…"
"no bi products the company i work for deals in products from waste water treatment plants and water plants also have done some paper mills we have 2 diffrent methods of applying bi products depending on the plants operation we either take it out dry…"
"if you are looking for a reduction in use of comercial fertilizer why dont you try use bi products. i work for a company that handles diff types of bio solids they are great products if applied right and inexpensive i have pics i can take of what…"
hey im josh I work on the family 40 brown swiss cow dairy farm we farm 500 ac raising alfalfa, corn, wheat, and beans. I also hold a full time job working for a company that spreads bio solids on farmers fields
Our milk barn is about 45 years old, a double 4 herringbone. The vaccum pumps need to be replaced, if replaced we would need to rewire the entire barn. Our scc is high because of the weak pumps. There are three of us to run the farm. My dad upper 50's would like to take things easier and not have to be here every day to milk, My uncle(mid 60's) mainly just deals with the 200 beef cows and milks with my dad, That leaves me to feed the 200 calves and the milk cows, plus do all the field work.
Any ideas of what it costs to replace the milkers and vacuum pumps?
Right now we're breaking even milking cows. If milk prices would stay where they are and feed costs come down it would be easier to figure out how much money we can afford to put into.
Our family farm has 60 holsteins and 200 crossed beef cows. We farm 1000 acres which consists of corn, beans, and alfalfa. and 900 acres of pasture. We have plenty of feed and land but need to update our parlor and loafing barn. Trying to decide if we should invest the needed money or quit the dairy all together. There are 4 other same sized dairies within 10 miles of us and one of them just quit. We would like to continue but looking for someone to milk, feed, or possibly take over and manage.