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#61 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted August 02, 2011 - 08:24 PM

The cows have dropped 3 to 5lbs per day, so holding up awfully well considering the definite heat stress. I would have expected a drop of 10lbs/day or more if it were not for 100' of sprinkler hose overhead at the feed bunk & 4 new fans in the freestalls. Heck, without those things, we'd have cows dropping dead all over the place!


I'd say you are doing well under the circumstances. Last Week the Iowa Cattlemans association said over 4000 hed had died in this heat. And that does not take count on those since. This morning the National Weather Service said July was the hottest July since 1955 in Iowa.

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 05:23 AM

It's 94 at the airport right now, 95 downtown. Supposed to get to 114-116 for a high today. Glad I am still inside today!

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 10:53 AM

Well, all the "to be sold" cows survived & made the trip to market this morning with no problems! :smile1: The fresh cow with severe heat stress that went down 2 days ago even tried to kick me while loading her, so she's not as bad off as she made out! So at the moment, no cows in danger of losing. I took a total of 5 this morning....2 mastitis cows, the fresh heat stressed, one with abcessed feet, and one 2 tit heifer.
Been laying block now & backfilling dirt. More block this afternoon.
Plus Brian TD& H should be arriving 4pm or after.

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 04:03 PM

Stay cool, Daniel. At 2:05 p.m., it was 119 on my front porch. Airport is saying 111 right now. Tomorrow, have a cold front, only 107. Woohoo!

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 04:08 PM

Well, the stock market called & the heat stressed fresh cow couldn't get a bid. She wasn't too solid on her feet, so they were afraid of her. She does this late of afternoons every day, but is solid footed every morning. They will put her down if nobody bids. She wouldn't survive all the shipping back & forth. Usually a person is charged $75 for the cow removal, but because we're long time customers, they said they'd take care of it. Oh well, 4 out of 5 isn't that bad.

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 04:41 PM

Sorry to hear that, Daniel. But, you can't win them all.

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 04:49 PM

Sorry to hear that, Daniel. But, you can't win them all.


But I can try! :thumbs:

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 05:03 PM

After spending all morning in town went to shop to work and all the fan was putting out was HOT AIR (doing started what I been doing for years). Stayed about 1hr and said hey I'm Retard so came in where the wife was SOO COOL. Told her I had to do some planning on where to work next. LOL

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 05:29 PM

That may include Alaska, right?

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 05:30 PM

I just don't think it's right when 90 degrees and 46% humidity(like we had today) feels like a vast improvement!

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 07:18 PM

I'd like to see that right now. I'd probably need long sleeves.:bigrofl:

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 08:56 PM

it was much better today , still hot but you could stand to be outside in it .

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Posted August 04, 2011 - 05:14 AM

We set a daily record of 113 yesterday. Have had 31 days in a row of 100 or better. We are 10" behind on rain fall so far.

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Posted August 04, 2011 - 06:08 AM

We had a 101 here in north Alabama yesterday. It came a thunderstorm about midnight, so today it will be hot and humid. I need some October weather.

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Posted August 06, 2011 - 04:04 AM

Thought you might like to see this. Temp at the airport here this morning.
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Doesn't have to go up much to get in the hundreds.




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