No wonder we've been dry

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Re: No wonder we've been dry

Post by wbvs58 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:18 pm

kjonesel wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:07 am
This past year was a challenge. Wet spring lost calves due to mud and rain. Lost almost all of my yearlings due to botulism. Sold almost half of my cows this fall due to lack of quality hay and none available for purchase in the area. This year has to be better.
I lost two of my pregnant dry cows last year due I suspect to botulism. I had mineral out for them but bone chewing under the conditions always a risk.

Ken



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Re: No wonder we've been dry

Post by wbvs58 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:24 pm

T & B farms wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:09 pm
We’ve had the wettest year I ever remember. It’s a wonder I’m not bald after 2019. Some farms I planted 4 times. Corn got flooded out twice, so gave up and planted them to beans. They got flooded out the first time. And got about 1/2 stand the second time. Between corn, beans, and wheat I replanted over 1800 acres in 2019. Irrigation never had to be turned on once.

So far 2020 is looking about the same. 2” of rain on the 30th. Looks like another fun winter of feeding cows. It never even got dry enough to haul in rock and repair driveways/feeding areas this summer.

I’ve never been one to stress and complain, but last year sure wasn’t enjoyable.
I'm looking for a new challenge T&B. I'd like to give the super wet conditions a go.

Ken

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Re: No wonder we've been dry

Post by greggy » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:03 am

I am quite happy to get 60 to 100mm a month in spring and summer, mainly from 8pm to 6am please, and 30 or so in winter, mainly when we have any social functions, but spread it over the 8 or so dark hours.... please....

Ta.

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