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@  Shetland She... : (02 September 2014 - 06:17 AM) 68° and overcast here in srn NH. might be partly sunny with 30% chance of rain later.
@  PaMike : (02 September 2014 - 05:53 AM) You have a homemade heating system?
@  PaMike : (02 September 2014 - 05:53 AM) I work with stainless in the food industry as my day job. A lot of people are scared of the stuff.
@  Vol : (02 September 2014 - 05:06 AM) Another hot day in the Southland....humidity is overwhelming.
@  Bonfire : (01 September 2014 - 10:04 PM) It was entirely too hot to be Dove hunting today. HI was bouncing 106 and 107 all pm. Stand outside and just sweat.
@  Bonfire : (01 September 2014 - 09:34 PM) How does a good supply of dry cows keep the milk flowing year round? I guess that means you have pregnant cows due to calve year round. An AI program? Forgive me, the only dairy I've been on was a 2500 cow farm that milked 24/7. There were another 2500 heifers being raised as replacement. All semen sexed female. Two tanker trucks hooked up to the parlor coming straight off the chiller. Very, very impressive operation. Corn silage out the wazu.
@  Bgriffin856 : (01 September 2014 - 09:22 PM) PaMike, we like to have alot of heifers to cull older and low producers and keep a good supply of dry cows to keep the milk flowing year round. Fill the barn then stack outside with a tarp and agbag plastic
@  Bgriffin856 : (01 September 2014 - 09:19 PM) Grateful11, yeah your situation sounds like what 2011 was here. Monsoon till July then hot and dry. Very little second cutting that year. Ended up grazing it off in November
@  mlappin : (01 September 2014 - 08:14 PM) building a new waste oil boiler, secondary heat exchanger is all stainless tubing.
@  Vol : (01 September 2014 - 07:35 PM) Watched some college football over this weekend....Georgia looked the most impressive to me so far this very young season. The Dawgs will be very very hard to beat if they stay healthy. Gurley is the best back in the country.
@  PaMike : (01 September 2014 - 05:19 PM) What are you welding that is stainless?
@  mlappin : (01 September 2014 - 09:29 AM) well gonna grind cow hay before the rain, hopefully then put the roll of 309LSI in one of the wire welders and see how much I've forgotten about welding stainless
@  Shetland She... : (01 September 2014 - 06:02 AM) 67° and partly cloudy here in srn NH. Should stay partly sunny and reach mid 80s later. Happy Labor Day!
@  jturbo10 : (31 August 2014 - 02:32 PM) Good rain year for my part of east Texas, except for August. Did not get even an inch of rain on the ranch but have 3 cuttings in the barn. If we get some rain in Sept will get a good 4th cutting so not bad overall.
@  FarmerCline : (31 August 2014 - 10:07 AM) We got a little shower of rain last night but it was only enough to wet the driveway down. We were supposed to have had a 80% chance of rain today but it dropped to 20%. The last rain we had was the 10th of August......the soybeans are needed rain bad.
@  PaMike : (31 August 2014 - 08:46 AM) Bgriffith- I pretty much figure you need to work your butt off and make good decisions on fertilizer, time to cut etc etc and the yields/outcome fall where they will. If you only make 1/2 as much half as last year due to weather/circumstance, then that's just how it is. I didn't realize you have that many head, just to milk 40-50 cows. That is a few mouths to feed...You store the rounds outside?
@  PaMike : (31 August 2014 - 08:41 AM) Its getting dry here too. First time pretty much all year. I just finished up 3rd cut grass. Was going to cut some more, but I need it for grazing now. Fine with me. Barn is full and I already sold a bunch.
@  Vol : (31 August 2014 - 08:05 AM) We have gotten .61/100ths in the last 12 hours or so.....much needed. Things were getting very dry again, but has been the case much of the summer, we got rain when we really needed it. One of the better forage years we have had here in many years. We will get three cuttings on all grass and more on alfalfa. Running out of storage and we have been selling right along. Wonderful problem to have.
@  Grateful11 : (31 August 2014 - 07:47 AM) When 10 acres only makes 50 4x4's that's not too good. It's so dry here the fields are like powder.
@  Grateful11 : (31 August 2014 - 07:44 AM) Same here Bgriffin856, a fair amount of carry over from last year. This year has not be been good for hay in central NC. Tonnage way down here.

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