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Posted August 12, 2011 - 08:24 PM

That's the way to do it, start something and see it though till it's finished.
Good stuff.

So what's next?


Filling it! LOL But we will be hauling more block as they pour them in preparation to rebuilding the next pit. We'll stack them back till that pit is emptied late winter/early Spring. We literally emptied their lot of blocks, even taking what they had that were set up to retain a gravel pile. They were good to us & got us the block we needed.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 08:26 PM

That's the way to do it, start something and see it though till it's finished.


Wish it worked that way for my personal stuff. My house siding project had to be put on hold because of all the farm projects, but it was too hot all summer anyway. I will resume the siding as time allows. Gotta make my living first I guess.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 09:02 PM

Dan
Chiming in late, but you have ONE good looking pit there.
That is a great improvement and should return on the investment. = MO Milk.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 09:10 PM

Wish it worked that way for my personal stuff. My house siding project had to be put on hold because of all the farm projects, but it was too hot all summer anyway. I will resume the siding as time allows. Gotta make my living first I guess.


We all got priority's on what gets our attention.

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Posted August 15, 2011 - 10:27 AM

Well, silage has arrived to the new pit. Now that a few loads are in, I need to start packing with the payloader. Pic of Dad chopping at 85yrs old. He's in his element when on a tractor!

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Posted August 15, 2011 - 10:34 AM

Why to go Dan. Looks like Dad is enjoying the seat time.

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 03:37 PM

This pit is FULL! I put a good high mound on it, but it will settle quite a bit. Should end up with some crown over the block when it's through settling. Will cover with plastic & tires in the morning after milking. SO good to see this project completed! Now on to the other pit walls when it's emptied next spring. I'll snap some pics & upload in a while.

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 05:09 PM

Glad to hear that pit is full. Hope the rest of the chopping is uneventful.

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 07:37 PM

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 07:59 PM

Now that your finish I have to ask what is silage? Al

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 08:08 PM

Now that your finish I have to ask what is silage? Al


Silage can be almost any type of edible plant, chopped by a silage chopper. Theoretical cut is about 5/8". But of course when stalks of plants go through at angles will be longer bits. This is corn silage, which is the entire plant, starting about 6" from the ground. It's all chopped up. Once ensiled, it goes through fermentation which breaks down the components/nutrients, making it more available & digestible. Common silages include corn, wheat, alfalfa, grasses, sorghums....the list can go on & on. Back in 1983 we had the worst drought I ever experienced. Crops almost completely failed. We had several acres put in govt set-aside programs, but because of the drought, this land was released to be harvested for whatever was on it. Ours was just covered in ragweed, but even that when young will make good feed. So we chopped it & the cows ate it just fine! No, they didn't give as much milk on it, but they had food in their stomachs! LOL
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Posted August 22, 2011 - 08:35 PM

Thanks for the explaining it to me , how long can you keep it for feed ?

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 08:38 PM

Thanks for the explaining it to me , how long can you keep it for feed ?


It can keep for years if stored properly, good tight plastic, and little to no water getting in. We've had pits that didn't get emptied for 3 to 4 years as we'd have to refill them before being empty, and the feed when we finally fed it all out was still great quality. We test it to be sure, sending samples to a feed lab.
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