hey just wondering where all the spud farmers are on Farmers for the Future.
Added by Matt Blodget on February 1, 2009 at 8:58pm —
Help! I'm searching for a grain truck to buy. What everyones opinion on a gas truck? We are about 8 miles from the elevator so i dont need anything too fancy and am working with a Beginning farmers budget. I purchased a 1480 combine and will be planting soybeans and wheat. I will have about 300 acres of each.
I have looked at 2 trucks. I am thinking about buying one grain truck and one semi.That way our hay could be hauled as well.
Heres the stats on the trucks i have looked… Continue
Added by Caseihgirl on February 1, 2009 at 3:29pm —
I went and chored at 7. After feeding my fat cattle, I went to mom and dad’s to see how their trip went. Sounded like they had a great time and were able to stop and see Grandma Smith’s sister, Carolyn.
Dad and I visited about grain. We have a fair amount of corn and soybeans to deliver in February.
After chores I went home and pounded on the keyboard for a few hours. Still moving seed to appropriate dealers and continued preparation for my district meeting. Melissa and I… Continue
Added by Brady Smith on February 1, 2009 at 12:37pm —
after selling our dairy end of the farm so my father could retire we have to sell a JD 8630 with 50 sereis engine approx 12000 hrs on it two new 20.8 tires . A JD 544b loader with bale spikes .A 35ft DMI tigermate field cult.. with crumbler A high pressure chopper manure pump and a Hobbs rain reel irrigation with the low profile manure gun and tips you coud also use for water located in western NY . thanks
Added by jeremy gerow on January 31, 2009 at 4:29pm —
I finished chores by 8. Everything had plenty of hay and it is warming up enough that I didn’t have to chop much ice. Mom and dad get back tonight…..dad will take over the calf chores and I will stick to my bucket chores.
After chores I had lots of work to get caught up on. I had three appointments scheduled. One appointment with a farmer in Mills County and the other two in Montgomery. One canceled on me, but had very good discussion with two other growers. There are serious deals… Continue
Added by Brady Smith on January 31, 2009 at 8:30am —
Found out today that my wife is having a girl come june. Hoping everything goes good now as we lost our son last year as he was born at 22 weeks. Still really exicted about it though. Time for the pink john deere buying to begen.
Added by Thomas Spink on January 30, 2009 at 11:40pm —
Is it not a little bit selfish what has went on here, she already has six kids living with her parents, because she can't support those six and going to get fertility treatments to have eight more kids! Glad to see are tax dollars going for a good cause aren't you. Just wondering what everybody else thinks, I come from a family of nine and my mom and dad worked very hard to make ends meet, this doesn't sound like that to me.
Added by ROD TANGEMAN (Tangeman Farms) on January 30, 2009 at 10:48am —
Hey for anyone who cares to see I have had two sets of Twin goats born this week and have posted new pics on my page. Check them out. Hope everyone is staying warm. Michael
Added by Michael Thompson on January 30, 2009 at 8:30am —
This came as an email forward - but worth posting on here.
1. You can name everyone you graduated with.
2. You know several people who have hit a deer.
3. You know what 4-H and FFA is.
4. You ever went to a party that was held about 20 miles down a deserted dirt road near the woods.
5. Being able to hit a road sign with a beer bottle while driving down the highway is considered a necessary skill.
6. You used to drag "main."
7. A "lap? only takes 10… Continue
Added by Parkville Blades on January 30, 2009 at 7:40am —
I chored this morning at 7. I had all the feed loaded yesterday and needed to finish chores early so I could head to the Adair area. The calves cleaned up their feed and kept the ice of their tank. The 16 head of fats were fat and happy. I had to chop a little ice. I put a bale out for the bulls after I fed them. I got home by 9 and on the road by 9:30 to Adair.
I met with two dealers about their corn and soybean inventory needs as we continue to ship as much as… Continue
Added by Brady Smith on January 29, 2009 at 6:17pm —
Headed to the farm to chore at 7:30. It was bitter cold this morning. The calves tank heater quit in the night so I had to chop ice on their tank. Hopefully it will warm up enough to keep it thawed. They aren't going to be around too much longer. Checked all the electric fence.....nothing had gotten through them. Had to chop ice off 3 water tanks.
I reloaded feed for tomorrow. I have to head to Adair and Casey tomorrow to call on a couple of dealers, and I need to leave early. Taking… Continue
Added by Brady Smith on January 28, 2009 at 10:53pm —
What a day. I headed over to dad's to start chores at around 7. I visited with Adam Cooper and our grain truck was ready to be picked up. We had two loads of beans left to get to Bunge, so I thought I would get that done today after chores. I went and plugged in the 2096 on the auger so it wold start after chores, then I headed to the farm.
I pulled in dad's driveway and had cattle all over creation! The feeder calves had broke through the feedlot fence and were wandering in the… Continue
Added by Brady Smith on January 28, 2009 at 7:11am —
LOOKING FOR A USED FIELD CONVEYOR LOADER
Added by ROD TANGEMAN (Tangeman Farms) on January 27, 2009 at 3:51pm —
Our first two alpacas were scheduled to be delivered soon. I wasn’t sure how we would keep them safe from predators. Our fences were new and strong, but I knew I needed to find some livestock guard dogs.
Enter Beverly Coate. This wonderful old country woman had been raising and breeding Great Pyrenees for dozens of years. Since I was 8 months pregnant at the time, I told Beverly I didn’t really want a puppy. Instead I was looking for… Continue
Added by Katy Spears on January 27, 2009 at 9:00am —
Just seeing how many people were going
Added by Mark Mueller on January 26, 2009 at 9:35pm —
Looking for info on Todays dairy equipment. would like to know if anyone has updated thier facility with new equipment or possibly built a new facility. whats the best equipment company to use. Whats the best herd managment software. What features would you recomend in a new facility. What would you do different.
Added by Brad Jarden on January 26, 2009 at 7:55pm —
Will this new proposed law help the Auto industry or kill it?
Added by Nick on January 26, 2009 at 5:48pm —
Mom and dad made it to Arizona. They flew out of Omaha this morning. Mom text messaged and said they were on the same plane as the Nebraska football coach, Bo Poleni.
Did chores for dad. The 806 was a little tough starting. The block heater is working fine, but I think the batteries might be on the fritz. If it keeps up I will check the water in the batteries tomorrow. The charger is ready if I need it. The calves cleaned up their feed and there were no runny noses or coughs. I… Continue
Added by Brady Smith on January 26, 2009 at 4:33pm —
Meliss and I went to dinner with a group of friends last night at Kobe Steak House. Leo and Linda Stortenbecker, my sister and her fiance, Brian and Kelly Stortenbecker, and Ryan Wilgenbusch and Melanie Rummel. We ended up going to DJ's Dugout. It is a piano bar.....we had a blast. When we left is was snowing pretty heavily. We decided not to fight the weather and ended up staying at Melanie and Scott's in Elkhorn. We were going to head out there tomorrow to get hair cuts… Continue
Added by Brady Smith on January 25, 2009 at 10:46am —
So i was just wondering if anyone else was wondering how dairy farmers are going to make it with only 11 or 12 dollar milk on the way??? I just started farming about 2 years ago i got in at a low and went through a peek but had alot of break downs along the way.... this coming milk price is going to hurt!
Added by Jason on January 22, 2009 at 6:18pm —