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Posted July 23, 2014 - 02:58 PM

Dan, would your county/state AG agent possibly be of help in getting a handle on your SC problems, or have you already checked with them?


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 03:13 PM

Our county agent is a paper pusher.  He's no use to me.  If I can't get a handle soon, I'll get KDDC (Kentucky Dairy Development Council) to give me a hand.  


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 05:28 PM

4 of these heifers aren't any good.  Gotta get in touch with him tomorrow to see if his word is as good as he said it was.  I kinda think he'll take care of things.  Still though, I have to get the SCC scores back on the rest of them as well.  He also said if any were high, he'd take them back.


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 06:02 PM

It's so hard to watch the heavy rain heading towards me from the NW, then as always, breaks up when it hits the Ohio River.  Today was the same.  It broke up at the river, then the front passed over us without a single drop of rain.  Now it has fired up storms in all the counties south that border us, but heading east!   :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:

 

I'm at the pink dot.

 

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Posted July 23, 2014 - 06:18 PM

The pink dot has to be for the girls out in the fields!


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 06:25 PM

that is how thunderstorms usually work here in KC.....normally a line of storms moves west/southwest, they get to the Missouri River and break up...or start up east/south east of  town....(sorry, no pink dots here)   


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 08:00 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:

maybe I can rent her out.

 

 

 

Daniel I hope you get some rain soon. We have had plenty in the past week.


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 10:30 AM

I think I failed to mention....the clothes washer at the parlor we use to wash the cow prep towels....quit washing yesterday.  Always something breaking, always!  It spins, but no agitation.  Going to check it out after lunch.  At least it's way cooler today.


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 12:32 PM

WooHoo....2 things fixed today!  First the loader's frozen grease fittings unplugged, now the washing machine is going!  Turns out the agitator was stripped where it mates the trans shaft.  Man do I miss the molded in METAL!  


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 09:17 PM

With the current forecast, we'll be pouring the new shop floor this Saturday morning.  Sunny & 91F high with a 5 to 10mph breeze.  Chance of rain that night, 50%.  But it should be rain fast by time any rain arrives later that night.  Being warm, the rain will slow the cure, which I'd think would be a good thing.  


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 09:23 PM

Yes, the water will slow the cure time and make it stronger/better concrete. Just make sure the top coat is firmly set or the rain will pin hole the finish. 


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 09:27 PM

We should finish the pour & floating by 11am or sooner, and with the temps & sunshine, be done finishing before mid afternoon.  Should be good to go before any rain arrives.  If there is any doubt, I have plenty of silage cover plastic to cover it all.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 05:38 AM

Good luck with the pour and finishing. I'm glad you got the washer fixed.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 07:35 AM

Good Luck with the pour.  Our humidity is supposed to be down today and tomorrow so hopefully yours will be as well.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 08:19 AM

Been mowing the barnyard/pit areas this morning early while dew is on.  Too danged dusty any other time.  Was cool mowing with temps just around 60 when I started.  55F when I woke to milk, now 65.  

  AND, it appears I have gotten a passing sample.  The number isn't posted yet, but it's marked "HD" for Health Department test.  The date is the special sample my field-man pulled, and they weren't going to make it official unless it was passing grade. I won't breathe easier till I actually see the passing score, and still breathe hard for several weeks, till I get off the "intent to suspend" list

  It's definitely on for concrete tomorrow.  Clear all day they say.  Maybe things will start tilting a good direction. 


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