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Posted November 28, 2014 - 08:48 AM

Be thinking of you guys today! Said a little prayer just a few minutes ago!


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Daniel, we'll keep praying for ALL the Perkins today. Hope you get good news.


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 03:25 PM

Dad & I are both back home. Dad is a bit dehydrated, adding to his confusion/bad memory that the UTI also causes. Gotta take him off Lasix till he sees Catlett this Monday. All his blood tests came back in the good range. They are running a full urine culture that Catlett (his family Dr) can get results from Monday.

Teresa found another dead steer today. We have problems everywhere, but we'll get it figured out. Looks like my day off tomorrow won't be a day off after all....be working with the calves part of the day at least.


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 04:27 PM

We just got all the suspect calves inside the barn just a few minutes ago.  By their breathing, I suspect pneumonia for sure.  They will go on a series of penicillin injections.  Hoping to ward off any more losses.  Time to go milk in just a few minutes.  Been a long day.


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 06:41 PM

Wow sorry things got tough all of a sudden. Good thoughts for all.


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 06:59 PM

We just got all the suspect calves inside the barn just a few minutes ago.  By their breathing, I suspect pneumonia for sure.  They will go on a series of penicillin injections.  Hoping to ward off any more losses.  Time to go milk in just a few minutes.  Been a long day.

 

Tough hit, that stuff can be hard to shake. Good luck!


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 07:25 PM

This makes a total of 4 deaths of 200+lb calves in the last 3 days.  While we do have way more calves than usual right now, it's a hit financially to lose any.  Gonna do our best to get the rest healed up.


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 10:55 PM

Hoping the best for the calves, Daniel.
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Posted November 29, 2014 - 09:36 AM

Good morning Dan . Nothing better than fresh air to wake up with .
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Posted November 29, 2014 - 09:44 AM

Good morning Dan . Nothing better than fresh air to wake up with .

 

Morning!  Slept pretty good last night.  Not gotten out yet......just enjoying a slow morning.  Will get out in a while & give the calves another round of penicillin shots.  May tinker in the shop a little....may not.  That's the good thing about a day off....you do mostly just what ya wanna do.  :thumbs:


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Posted November 29, 2014 - 09:55 AM

I hope the shots help them out!


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Posted November 29, 2014 - 05:46 PM

Gave the shots, then filled in some potholes in the gravel drive by the calf barn, then took several loader buckets of sawdust into the large calf pens.  Gotta keep em good & dry if I wanna have a chance at healing them up.  Had an hour nap, now cleaned up & heading to a late Thanksgiving family dinner.


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Posted November 29, 2014 - 05:55 PM

Save me some turkey & gravy  :D


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Posted November 30, 2014 - 02:00 PM

Today has been busy.  Milked this am, then went to town to get the last Ridgid 18V  1/2" square impact wrench.  No longer available online, and they just had one left.  Then got back, ate lunch, then out the door to tend the calves.  I decided to give ALL the calves inside the barn penicillin for at least 3 days to head off this pneumonia outbreak.  Gave 31 shots, then applied pour-on wormer.  Set up the milkers for tonight's milking, then checked on my close to calving heifer, which is fine but not calved yet.  Now to take it easy till chore time rolls round again.

 

Here's the impact I bought.  Just got the tool without battery.  Already have 3 batteries, 2 which have lifetime warranty.  Hope the warranties are good when I need them.

  300 foot pounds torque.

 

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Posted November 30, 2014 - 02:18 PM

Glad you got the calves shot up! Hope that helps!

I went to Lowes this morning, but they were sold out of the Hitachi impacts!


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