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 —
After one of my Twitter
friends said that “Pronking” sounded dirty, I figured I’d better explain what it is. Pronking is a verb that describes the alpacas’ version of skipping. Most of you are familiar with PePe Le Pew doing this when he’s in love. It is like hopping around with all four feet hitting the ground at the same time. There is a kind of “Boing! Boing!” feeling to it. Alpacas do this when they… Continue
Added by Katy Spears on January 21, 2009 at 8:30am —
In 2008, when we were spraying round up it cost us somewhere around $90 a case! That is insane, we can't spray with the prices that high! We spray over 250 acres, and sometimes more than once for each feild...this is going to break the bank if it goes any higher!
Added by Dillon Ruthstrom on January 19, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I live in Missouri. My family moved here 13 years ago, I'm in partnership with Dad and brother on are dairy farm.
We do management intensive grazing and have cross breed cows, we milk about 200 head, this is are second year
of being seasonal. We built a new dairy barn last year, and we were able to build a hoop barn this fall to store
hay and equipment in. We have learned a lot about grazing cows but theirs something new to learn ever year.
I like to run the equipment more… Continue
Added by Nathaniel Carter on January 19, 2009 at 2:35pm —
I'm the wife of a MN farmer, but I have a work from home job with a local business to help pay the bills here. Are there other wives who would fit in the same boat? It's a lonely world sometimes - not being a huge part of the farm since I'm supposed to be working 40 hours a week at my computer and also have a small child as well, but also not being in an office setting and being able to see other people all day long. About 90% of the time I like to be doing my thing and definitely not living in… Continue
Added by Naomikat on January 18, 2009 at 7:59pm —
We've been doing a rural lifestyle radio show (Highway 6 - Your Road to the Country
) for nearly three years. During that time we've often discussed the economic disadvantage Rural America faces with regard to Broadband Internet. A recent study talked about at the Soybean Association meeting last week indicated that while 66% of Urban America has access to broadband only 36% of Rural America has the same opportunity.
On our show this… Continue
Added by Michael Libbie on January 18, 2009 at 12:06pm —
Many in food production take the hard knocks for becoming family corporations with million dollar assets. Some activists, such as the Environmental Working Group, have even gone so far to list farm subsidies so everyone can see the millions brought in by today's "rich farmers." There's no list of input costs, equipment prices, explanation of how those assets aren't liquid, or the distribution of dollars between the farm gate and food plate. Yet, we frequently read "the greedy corporate… Continue
Added by Michele Payn-Knoper on January 16, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Well my name is Kyler Franklin im 19 years old.I blow out my candles on February 29. i like NASCAR Farming AND CAT LEXION combines .I live in the small town of Wheatland.I go to school at WHS. I like RFD-TV and SPEED TV.I like being outside when it is nice out and just be me.i like to be on a farm or ranch one day and NASCAR race to. i know a lot about farming and ranching+NASCAR. I like going to greeley Colorado to see my dad.I grow corn, wheat, hay soybeans.I would also like to do custom… Continue
Added by kyler franklin on January 16, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Highlights of goat meat
Goat meat is 50%-65% lower in fat than similarly prepared beef, but has
a similar protein content. The US
department of Agriculture also has
reported that saturated fat in cooked goat meat is 40% less than that
of chicken, even with the skin removed.
Added by Brian on January 14, 2009 at 4:13pm —
Mn ND Iowa & S Dakotans
Kinda cheesy but a bit funny :)
Added by Caseihgirl on January 10, 2009 at 1:22pm —
I am just your average farm boy, grew up dairy and crop farming in Michigan. Went to the Big Ten College of Michigan State University. Believed thier lies and got an Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Got out into the real world and found out that the degree is totally worthless, so my advice to anyone interested is not to get a Animal Science degree from MSU unless you are prepared to take a vow of poverty. After getting screw over by MSU and thier agribussiness buddies seen the… Continue
Added by Mike West on January 10, 2009 at 12:30pm —
CALL 785-336-6032, 785-294-0173 FOR DETAILS ON THE COMBINE. PICTURES ARE ON MY PAGE OF COMBINE CUTTING WHEAT AND ALSO CUTTING… Continue
Added by ROD TANGEMAN (Tangeman Farms) on January 10, 2009 at 7:56am —