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Some days are better than others.

Post by Silver » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:25 pm

Today so far not great. But there's always tomorrow :nod:

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Re: Some days are better than others.

Post by chaded » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:38 pm

That sucks bad.

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Post by Bright Raven » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:56 pm

Some days are Diamonds, and some days are Stones!

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Post by TCRanch » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:32 pm

Oh, dang, I'm sorry! But you're right, there's always tomorrow (preferably without the fresh he!!).

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Re: Some days are better than others.

Post by ccr » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:39 pm

dang Silver what happened here?
i know as much about this as anything else i don't know much about
happiness is healthy cattle

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Post by Lucky » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:50 pm

That settles it. I’m buying a Ho

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Re: Some days are better than others.

Post by Silver » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:52 pm

ccr wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:39 pm
dang Silver what happened here?
Well, the calf bloated on regrowth alfalfa after 2 days of 14F mornings. That was actually the second one. The plow was my dad not paying attention and dropping it off the side of the bridge.

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Post by farmerjan » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:45 pm

OUCH.... I am so sorry for you. The plow can be picked up and moved, hopefully no damage; but the calf..... I feel so bad just because that is the profit for the year..... I am scared to death of grazing alfalfa. Last year we did after the 2nd growth was about 8-10 inches, and I put 5 of the very expensive molasses based "bloat guard" blocks in that field because I was so worried. It is a rented place and not right here close where we can see them several times a day. The field has very little alfalfa in it this year so not a problem.
As long as your dad didn't get hurt, and the tractor didn't get turned over the side, the plow is secondary. Still, not what you wanted to see or have to go "take care of".....
Did you lose the first calf that bloated also?

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Re: Some days are better than others.

Post by Silver » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:30 pm

farmerjan wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:45 pm
Did you lose the first calf that bloated also?
That does appear to be the case. Generally after a good killing frost we are out of the woods. But I wonder if all the frost on the plants while they were grazing it wasn't part of the equation, causing it to be even wetter and therefore foamier in the gut. It is what it is. Hopefully the weight the survivors are gaining currently will more than offset the losses ;-)

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