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Posted November 13, 2011 - 11:48 AM

I never get online before milking, so almost everyone beats me to the day's start of posting. Morning everyone, but just barely as it's 17 minutes till noon here.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 12:12 PM

I know how that is,olcowhand. Have stayed at some friends house for a while who have a dairy farm and I still like farming. They are more relaxed and smaller now than they used to be(now they milk twice one day and once at noon on the next) but it used to be up at 4:30 every morning.

We used to have a small hobby farm with a couple cows, bunch of goats, two flocks of chickens and raised rabbits for meat. We now live in the city and I have to be more disciplined to get up early every morning when I don't have work.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 04:57 PM

I never get online before milking, so almost everyone beats me to the day's start of posting. Morning everyone, but just barely as it's 17 minutes till noon here.

But I am guessing you get up a lot earlier than most of us.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 06:33 PM

But I am guessing you get up a lot earlier than most of us.


We're not your typical 2am dairy by any means. I get up at 5:30, get morning milking finished these days at 8:30. End of the day is around 5pm except the days I milk evenings, which makes it 7:30pm. Then there's those days that go into the night, but they're not that often. It makes no sense for me to get up super early, as it just means I've gotta hit the hay that much earlier. No 2nd crew here, so we're it. At least this way I get to watch a little TV & get GTT time at night.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 08:15 PM

We're not your typical 2am dairy by any means. I get up at 5:30, get morning milking finished these days at 8:30. End of the day is around 5pm except the days I milk evenings, which makes it 7:30pm. Then there's those days that go into the night, but they're not that often. It makes no sense for me to get up super early, as it just means I've gotta hit the hay that much earlier. No 2nd crew here, so we're it. At least this way I get to watch a little TV & get GTT time at night.


That sounds like a nice schedule. How many cows you milking?

Edited by olcowhand, November 14, 2011 - 05:58 PM.
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Posted November 14, 2011 - 04:15 AM

Morning! Glad you are able to have a decent schedule every day, Daniel. I never know when I'm rising for the day.

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 05:07 AM

Good morning guys.

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 05:37 AM

Mornin' Kenny, Maynard, and whoever else comes in. Supposed to be pretty warm today. 65*F and a chance of rain.

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 05:54 PM

Well, that chance of rain turned into severe thunderstorm warnings, high wind warnings with wind up to 70 mph, tornado watches, and supposedly a few tornadoes, as well as large hail and lots of rain. Little strange for Nov I'd say. At least the worst of it is a little south of us. Not real keen on a tornado stopping by. For those in that hard hit area, be safe.

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 05:59 PM

That sounds like a nice schedule. How many cows you milking?


Lowest number in 25 years....66 cows today. We almost always stay in the 80 to 90 cows milking range, but the severe summers have cost us a lot of cows over the last 3 years. We raise 100% of our replacements, but may have to outsource heifers before long to get our herd built back up.

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 06:01 PM

Well, that chance of rain turned into severe thunderstorm warnings, high wind warnings with wind up to 70 mph, tornado watches, and supposedly a few tornadoes, as well as large hail and lots of rain. Little strange for Nov I'd say. At least the worst of it is a little south of us. Not real keen on a tornado stopping by. For those in that hard hit area, be safe.


I'm in the strike zone for all this. Hope things don't get too wild! It's still a few hours from me, but then things could brew up out of nowhere at any time.

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 06:23 PM

I hope things calm down up you guys way. Just some nice calm rain.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 05:17 AM

Morning y'all,we do have rain up here this morning.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 05:32 AM

i logged on to GTT when i joined...since then whenever im not useing it (rarely), i put it in the backround on my phone then bring it back up when i can. technically i never log-off per-se....lol. hows that for an addiction??? LMAO

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 05:48 AM

Lowest number in 25 years....66 cows today. We almost always stay in the 80 to 90 cows milking range, but the severe summers have cost us a lot of cows over the last 3 years. We raise 100% of our replacements, but may have to outsource heifers before long to get our herd built back up.


That sounds like a nice sized herd. I hear ya on the harsh summers. I don't know what it was like down where you're at but I stayed at our farming friends in PA last summer and with the very wet spring then no rain for most of the rest of the summer, they were having a hard time. Corn rotted in the ground cause of the cool wet spring and then what did come up, a lot of it died from no rain. After cutting hay, it wouldn't grow again to get another cutting. It seemed like where they were was the only area that bad.

I'm in the strike zone for all this. Hope things don't get too wild! It's still a few hours from me, but then things could brew up out of nowhere at any time.


Hope you made it though unscathed.




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