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Posted May 13, 2012 - 10:17 AM

Mastitis is an inflamation within the udder of the milk cow. Elevates the somatic cell count (white blood cells), and clumps milk in the udder, rendering it bad for selling, so you have to dump the milk. But to treat the cow with antibiotics requires dumping the milk for a minimum of 3 days anyway. Sometimes they will clear up without treatment. Other times may take several days of treatment. "Coliform mastitis" can kill a cow overnight, and you never even knew anything was wrong. You sometimes just find them dead as a hammer.
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Posted May 15, 2012 - 03:27 PM

Tired! Milked this morning, then off to work on our GMC Topkick with Cat engine. Had to go through the fuel system to see why it's been running poor & sometimes dies. Found a small leak in a line, and may be the most of it. The injector pump was loose! Got it tightened up, all the fuel lines blown out to check for obstructions. Changed fuel filter, then cut old one open, but it was fine. Then time to adjust the Spicer type clutch, as it was obviously slipping. Got that done, but more major stuff in the future. Throwout bearing's bushing sleeve is shot! Also, the seal where the injector pump seals into the block is leaking, which will require pulling the hood & radiator to get at it, among other things.
With that squared away for the moment, time to haul 2 cull cows to market. Got back & now gonna load the GMC with grain, then feed silage. Arthritis has every joint hurting today, but still met my goals for the day. Gotta mow the yard this evening.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 05:41 PM

I know what you mean about ' Arthur'! He visits me fairly often. Glad you got done what you did, sounds like a full day to me!

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 05:58 PM

Dan, I hope you get to put your feet up sometime today.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 06:40 PM

Got everything checked off my list.....yard even got mowed! :pushmower: Even push mowed a section the rider doesn't fit into. Just ate some supper & gonna transplant a few things into the garden, but just enough to be pleasurable, not like work. I think my 2yr old Grandson could whip my butt right about now! But it still feels good to get my list completed, even if it hurts! :rofl2:

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 08:51 PM

It does feel good when you have completed your list for the day, of course your list is far longer then mine will ever be. :laughingteeth:

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 06:48 AM

I need to make shorter list, because I never feel like I get anywhere on my list, for each thing that gets done 2 more get added.

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 08:56 AM

Milked this morning, & now to haul corn to the mill. Wish me luck! I sure hope I have the bugs out of the Cat 3208T in the truck!

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 09:05 AM

Milked this morning, & now to haul corn to the mill. Wish me luck! I sure hope I have the bugs out of the Cat 3208T in the truck!

Here's to a bug free trip,

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 10:18 AM

Hope you squashed all the bugs and have a safe trip.

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 11:54 AM

Back home & great to report the truck ran like a new one! Gonna re-load it & take another load. Likely 2 more loads tomorrow if all goes well. Stopped at a BBQ place along the way & brought home 2lbs pulled pork with mild BBQ sauce..........ummm good!
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Posted May 17, 2012 - 12:19 PM

Hey, nice to hear things a clicking right along today Daniel.
Pulled pork, hmmmmmm. Sounds alot better than this?????whatever it is
sandwich.

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 05:03 PM

Second trip went perfect as well. I guess we have the gremlins ousted from the GMC for the moment. Likely load in the morning, but just take one load tomorrow. Gotta milk tomorrow evening, so no need to push myself too hard. Besides, loading will be slow, as corn is low & stopped flowing. Gotta get in the bin tomorrow to push corn down. Not fun!

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 05:57 PM

Crawling around in grain bins is no fun, Daniel! Glad the Cat woke up and ready for the task at hand!

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Posted May 18, 2012 - 07:13 AM

Good news Daniel
Now I'm hungry for pulled pork. Rats.




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