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    All things Dairy

    I The assistant and I took a brief break from milk this evening to haul a few loads of silage in.
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    are new tractor over priced

    I definitely think new tractors are overpriced. Then again every time I want to sell something it’s too cheap and every time I want to buy it’s too expensive. Grandpa bought the last new tractor on the family farm in 1953, still have it. He also bought the last new pickup in the family in 1947...
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    Maize 2020

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    Staff using phones while milking.

    I expect a lot out of people at work and like to keep a good pace, but I do carefully choose my battles. I don’t mind if they are on their phone a bit through out the day but would rather not see it while milking. There are too many things that you should be watching for and observing. Most...
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    All things Dairy

    You do most everything alone don’t you? With some relief milkers?
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    Maize 2020

    Just be grateful we can communicate in mostly the same language
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    Maize 2020

    In the neighborhood of 5. That’s US ton fw
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    Maize 2020

    No, one of them has always been concrete. So i try and get about 5-6k ton in it.
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    All things Dairy

    When did you start breeding? I know it was several weeks before us and we already have 50 calved...... all but 5 are heifers Heifers plus the heat shortens the gestation
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    Maize 2020

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    All things Dairy

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    All things Dairy

    Stay away from sale barns and buy entire herds or groups without rejecting any and you’d be surprised what people will accept.
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    Grass only milking

    *Not my debt. Grass based dairying quickly falls apart when it don’t rain and ryegrass doesn’t grow from June-August anyway. Being grass only actually increases your cost of production(for us), lower costs but less production. Still have to pay that mortgage no matter the weather. I’d love to...
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    Grass only milking

    Indeed. Grain was significantly more expensive over there last time I compared prices. I’d love to be grass only but it does not suit our climate, debt load or infrastructure. Two people I know of in the area are doing it out of desperation. Organic buyer left the area and the only other...
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    Grass only milking

    It’s very easy to have a very low purchased concentrate bill but a high cost of production. I think some get caught up in the grass only ideology and forget to look at their own numbers.

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