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Posted July 22, 2014 - 09:46 AM

Dave, that "crazy one" is still in the back field.  The tranquilizer didn't knock her down.  She still might meet her maker right here on the farm.  What I need to do is make a set of heavy oak panels that will hold her, then knock her out REAL GOOD next time the vet comes, then drag her in there to wait for the drugs to clear a few days.  I think if I take the time to build what I need that it'll be worth the effort.


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 10:42 AM

Glad to hear that things are looking up and the new cows may be doing the trick.  Sure hope the warranty is good.


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Krazy heffers be trubble


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 02:44 PM

Just got back in the house after doing the feeding and setting up the parlor for milking.  Dang is it miserable out!  Heat index is 100F, but feels way hotter than that.  Guess I'm getting heat brittle in my older age.  Many of the cows are enjoying the sprinkler hoses hung upside down, just under the shade cloth.  Gonna be hotter than heck in the parlor in just a little while, and dreading the humidity in there. 


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 03:34 PM

The heat is unrelenting, been over 100 heat index for a while now. Heat index of 109 F right now.

 

Hank in there and we'll make it thru this I'm sure !! Stay hydrated !!


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 05:08 PM

Just got back in the house after doing the feeding and setting up the parlor for milking.  Dang is it miserable out!  Heat index is 100F, but feels way hotter than that.  Guess I'm getting heat brittle in my older age.   

I feel your pain! I spent my day working with my National Guard unit cooks, making dinner in a kitchen trailer, burning 10 gallons of diesel an hour in the stoves. Was a mite warmer than i like!


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 05:35 PM

Krazy heffers be trubble

 

 

And not just the 'cow' kind either :bigrofl:


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 06:36 PM

Good to hear things are calming down some! Hope it all makes a nice swing in the right direction.


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 09:21 PM

I hope the new cows work out for you Daniel.  And I remember when (back in the 80's) we used to have an old cow that I used to ride around the barn yard ( she was the most gentle cow I have seen to date) but she sure would give the milk.


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 08:13 AM

Rain NW of me heading this way.  I sure hope it holds together to reach here.  Gotta go back to the parlor in a bit to check all the ground connections, just to be sure of no stray voltage.  Gotta eliminate all possible sources of cow stress which leads to mastitis.


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 09:05 AM

How did the new cows milk this morning?


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 10:33 AM

How did the new cows milk this morning?

 

Better, but still 1/2 not like they should.  I may have to use that warranty.  


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 12:54 PM

Stressed out to the max with this high SCC.  I got my official "Intend to suspend permit" in the mail today.  I called the health dept in Frankfort, and they were very nice & helpful.  I'm hoping for a good end to this.  But, I have to get 4 more official good samples before I am off the intent list.  3 out of the last 5 gets you kicked off.  I am at 2 bad ones, so it takes 4 more to drop one of those 2 off the back end of the 5.  Been in the humid milk parlor checking for any stray voltage, and getting some strange results.  EVERYTHING shut off, and the floor to the milk tank still shows 1.5V.  Voltage in the parlor where the cows are is now at just .006 to .010V, which is fine.  That's where it is critical to keep it low.


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 02:04 PM

Rain just disappeared before it got here, then reappeared east of me.  Not a single drop.  Corn is twisting again, and hay just isn't growing at all.  Miserable crop year so far.

  It's getting really hard to keep my chin up.  I would say things will get better, but I have no idea if that's true or not.


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 02:38 PM

How did the last milk sample go?  Did the SCC drop?  Since following this thread it has amazed me at just how much $$$ it takes to run a farm and keep everything going.  Sure hope things turn around for you soon.

 

Edit: A thought just occurred to me, Borrow Uncle Willies daughter and have her buy a lottery ticket for you.  If you all won 1Million then 1/2 would be a nice boost to your bank account. :bigrofl:


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