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Posted April 25, 2015 - 04:07 PM

Daniel, I know how you feel about the change of occupations. After I got hurt I tried to work for another 2 years and it was more trouble than it was worth. I still hurt, but now I can take a day off when it is too bad.

 

 

It will take you some getting used to. Enjoy it.


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 04:37 PM

 WOW Daniel WOW !! And good for you !! Organic beef !!!! Holy money makers And all you do is pasture them. Need to put up hay for winter , but all in all pretty easy compared to dairy. Just need good fences!!! them critters always thing the grass is better on the other side LOL


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 06:11 PM

Congrats Daniel.

Way to go, and get a more 'Dan" friendly life style.

It probably will be weird adjusting, but all for the better.

This is so nice to hear, being I know somewhat you've

been going through. Work running your life, every day.

 

All the best in your new future, and your surgery.

 

Oh, maybe you should change the thread title to "New" Farm.


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 08:22 PM

Wow, just read this.  Beef cows are less work and you're not tied down all the time, have no one to do chores and want o go away for a day or two-put a few round bales in the pasture, fill several water troughs and your good (done it several times).  Good luck, and best wishes for a new start. 


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 08:40 PM

I was on vacation this past week and just saw your thread , "  Life on the farm -life change "  wait a second wasn't it called something else the first  300+ pages I had read  !  read back to before we left to get caught up ,,,  your going to do fine , they say dairy farmers have the hardest lives so anything you do now will be a piece of cake . We all will be praying for you 


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 08:55 PM

Daniel, if I could suggest white faced cross breeds for temperament? I always had polled Herefords, but any of the white faced mixes seem to carry their better personality traits.
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 09:00 PM

My friend Peter switched to beef and works a full time job in Springfield, never would of made it otherwise, I think it is a good choice.


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 09:19 PM

Daniel, if I could suggest white faced cross breeds for temperament? I always had polled Herefords, but any of the white faced mixes seem to carry their better personality traits.

All breeds can be docile, key is you can't just turn em loose on pasture and put a round bale out for them, gotta spend some time with them and a little grain/silage helps.  We feed silage all winter, and round bales in the summer.


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 09:45 AM

I was on vacation this past week and just saw your thread , "  Life on the farm -life change "  wait a second wasn't it called something else the first  300+ pages I had read  !  read back to before we left to get caught up ,,,  your going to do fine , they say dairy farmers have the hardest lives so anything you do now will be a piece of cake . We all will be praying for you 

I just did the same exact thing...

 

Good for you Daniel. I sure hope all goes well with the surgery.

 

Were you able to sell off the milking equipment also?


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Not going to sell off anything for now.  Gotta let the dust settle first.  Milking equipment isn't worth much these days anyway, as most smaller dairies are falling off the wayside.  It'll bring something once I decide to let it go.  Josh & I got the heavy steel shop table moved to the new shop.  The vice, drill press, and grinder are mounted on it.  I decided to move the small press I just bought down there.  It'll do anything I need as far as pressing things apart, and I'll have the big one down where I'll do most welding/steel related jobs.  Josh & I had been keeping baby bull calves to split between us for personal money, so we're getting them up today, as our cattle guy is interested.  Any deal Josh & I had still stands.  I may end up keeping my half of them, not sure.

  Gonna be a while yet for surgery.  Called my Dr who handles my blood thinners, and I have to go in Friday.  They are putting me on something else to prevent clots while I'm off the thinners for surgery.   That makes me feel a little more at ease.  But I won't know till then as to timetable for surgery.


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Just got off the phone with the surgeon's office.  They are already booked with surgeries through 3rd week of May, so with my appointment being Friday about thinners, surgery will likely be at least the last few days of May.  Hoped to get in much sooner, but it is what it is.  I'll just be careful what I do.


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 11:35 AM

It's the hardest thing for me to wait for them to work me in. We need more patience. :thumbs:


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 11:40 AM

Daniel, if I could suggest white faced cross breeds for temperament? I always had polled Herefords, but any of the white faced mixes seem to carry their better personality traits.

 

 

I agree Alan, the best natured cow I've ever worked with and for the kiddos to show also. The beef out of them is very tasty for sure.

 

 

Raising "Organic Beef"  is the big money maker these days and you can do it Daniel very easily !! :thumbs:


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Gonna need pics of the shop!


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 12:40 PM

I agree Alan, the best natured cow I've ever worked with and for the kiddos to show also. The beef out of them is very tasty for sure.

 

 

Raising "Organic Beef"  is the big money maker these days and you can do it Daniel very easily !! :thumbs:

I see a lot of people asking for it at farmers markets the people who bring it in usually sell out fast.


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