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Posted February 18, 2013 - 09:49 PM

Before I moved in '07, I helped my best friend with calving every year. Having to help a heifer out is hard work, and an even toss it seems on whether it's going to turn out. I hope you can salvage her, Daniel.


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 10:43 PM

That is nasty work. Been there and I don't want to do it again.Good to hear the cow made it OK.


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 11:28 PM

I know it's part of the loss % in farming, but it's still tough to loose another one so soon. Sorry Daniel.


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 03:02 PM

Hey Ol'

 

Rather than start a new thread I thought I'd ask here.

 

I've been seeing an ad in my local CL where someone is looking for "Non kicker" bales of hay. 

Why would that make any difference, or it it just something from the fevered imagination of one of those whacked out horse people?



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Posted February 19, 2013 - 03:56 PM

Hey Ol'

 

Rather than start a new thread I thought I'd ask here.

 

I've been seeing an ad in my local CL where someone is looking for "Non kicker" bales of hay. 

Why would that make any difference, or it it just something from the fevered imagination of one of those whacked out horse people?

http://www.chronofho...p/t-217856.html


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 04:38 PM

Bales shot out by a kicker end up warped, twisted, and generally non-uniform.  Makes for harder stacking, and just not as pretty.

  Some people make them smaller so they don't warp as much, and fly easier to the bale wagon.  Most around here just leave them the same length.  The bale size is still same width & height if made "smaller", when it is just the length that can be changed.


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 05:33 PM

Thankya gents, I appreciate the education :thumbs:


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 09:14 AM

http://www.chronofho...p/t-217856.html

is it me or is that thread chocked full of conflicting information?



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 09:22 AM

is it me or is that thread chocked full of conflicting information?

 

I just read it through, and some of it is comical.  One guy or 2 actually know what they're talking about, but the rest........ 



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Hey Ol'

 

Rather than start a new thread I thought I'd ask here.

 

I've been seeing an ad in my local CL where someone is looking for "Non kicker" bales of hay. 

Why would that make any difference, or it it just something from the fevered imagination of one of those whacked out horse people?

 

 

We never had a bale thrower on the farm, besides me and my uncle. I really enjoyed putting up hay as long as I was on the wagon and not in the loft. Short trips we would go 5 high with a tie, but we also made hay about 12 miles from the house and Grand Dad's place and we would go 6 high with a tie and bring 4 wagon loads at one time home. That also took forever to make hay there.



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 12:23 PM

is it me or is that thread chocked full of conflicting information?

I never claimed to be an expert. I figured with all the stuff in that thread one of them had to be right.


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 03:52 PM

Nothing major, just milked this morning, then later got my Massey 1855 out to use the FEL to begin cleaning out the old sawdust from the cow trimming/hospital area.  Will finish it tomorrow. Always fun using the small FEL!

 Then I opened our last pit of silage.  We have plenty with this one remaining pit, plus we'll be chopping haylage this spring also.   


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 04:27 PM

Glad it was a blah kind of day for you! Kinda nice when one of those comes along.


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 05:18 PM

Yea after some of the stuff you have been through lately I bet it was nice to just have a blah day.  I know I would enjoy it!


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 05:56 PM

Sorry to hear of the loss of the calf Daniel, hopefully its "twos" this time, no third and a long time til your next cycle.




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