Starting 2nd Silage Pit Refurbish
Posted February 15, 2012 - 10:42 AM
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Posted February 15, 2012 - 05:33 PM
Going to dig the end wall so I can set the 3 blocks to completely finish the 2nd & 3rd layer this morning. Then I may get a wild hair & start the 4th layer. But I need to go get the cattle trailer hooked up to take 4 cows to market. 1 with feet I can't help, 2 others with chronic mastitis & bad feet (bad feet & mastitis go hand in hand), and a 4th that just won't hardly wet the weigh jar with milk. I sure do hate to sell more with my cow numbers so low, but the beef market is higher than ever, and keeping them just costs me instead of making money. The money they will bring at market is more than they would ever give back in milk if I kept them 5 years! Sorry cows are just sorry cows...
A few things here Dan.
WOW seeing those blocks on the trailer and with the men in the background gives those blocks a whole new perspective WOW. Them is some BIG LEGOS you are playing with, be careful and Good work! A picture of one in process hanging from your tractor would be extra neat.
Those bad cows are a business decision and it sounds like you are a wise business man. Assuming your intentions are to make money (DUH), that is the right thing to do. Your bottom line must be pretty tight anyway (I dont know of any rich small farmers, just some of the big arrogant guys) and every penny lost is the penny you lose.
Keep up the good work, milk is a WONDERFUL thing Yum, yum!!
Posted February 15, 2012 - 05:40 PM
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Posted February 20, 2012 - 06:54 PM
The huge stack of blocks is just about gone, so waiting for the concrete plants to get more made.
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 09:52 AM
Looking good Daniel. Hopefully you'll get a little time to relax while at the auction.
Oh no, it'll rack my nerves for sure. Believe it or not, I'm 53 & never watched a cattle auction at a stockyard. Been to a few dairy dispersals, but they are nothing like a stockyard sale. I'm liable to buy a lot of 100 & not even know it! Getting ready to head out in a short bit so I can get there ahead of time & scope the situation.
We've always raised all our replacements, but gotta buy to get our herd numbers back up.
- coldone said thank you