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    JD 566 baler problem

    I bought a used 566 baler and am having problems with the twine wrap on one side of the bale. The bales are wrapped perfectly on one side of the bale but barely wrap the other. I have the spacing set the same on the monitor and the twine arm seems to travel across the entire bale at the same...
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    Bush Hog DM disc mower

    That was one of my questions, does each individual disc have an oil resivior. i see a bolt under them that looks like it may be a place to add oil. The gear box was low on oil when i bought it. i took the vent bolt out and it apears to have a dip stick on the bottom of it with two marks on it i...
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    Bush Hog DM disc mower

    I am looking for a operating/parts manual for a bush hog DM80 disc mower. I think any DM model will do. Please respond if you can help. Thanks
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    Bottle calf

    Lost a moma cow and have been bottle feeding her bull calf. What is the earliest i can wean him off milk replacer? Can i feed him too much sweet feed? Any suggestions on weaning and feeding.
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    Side delivery rake

    I am looking for suggestions on installing a new tooth bar on a wheel driven side delivery rake. The threaded part broke off of one of the bars and i have a new one. I have loosened every bolt on it and can't get it to fit in the holes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Giving away cows

    Took some 400# hiefers to the sale last week and got 25 cent less than i did this time last year. I enjoy raising cattle but can't do it just for fun. Any ideas on what the market will do next year? Things didn't go my way in the pres election but now i got to pull for him to fix this mess.
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    Cows for sale

    I guess i'm gonna have to sell out. No rain since May 11. Feeding hay and already missed one cutting. I am tired of worrying about the weather, staying angry when i can see rain and not get any and my family has to put up with my ill tail. Big difference from the people in the mid west.
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    Ground garlic for fly control

    Has anyone ever heard of feeding a small amount of ground garlic to cows to control flies? A friend of mine says it works for horses.
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    Cattle Prices

    Please explain your buy high and sell low strategy.
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    Cattle Prices

    What are the main factors that drive cattle prices? What are the circumstances driving cattle prices down in the southeast now?
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    winter grazing questions

    I have 10 cows, a bull and a couple of calves at the moment. I planted a 7 acre field in rye.I don't plan to leave them on the grass full time, i was just wandering what the risks are in doing so. I do work some crazy hours so there may be times they may stay on the grass longer.
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    winter grazing questions

    Planted rye for winter grazing recently, this is the first time i've tried this and have a few questions. When do i turn the cows in on it (how tall or how long)? Will it harm the cows to leave them on it versus taking them on and off daily? What are the reasons for feeding high mag minerals...
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    neighbor's cows

    Neighbors crazy cow ended up in my pasture last winter. When i told him, he said to get three bales of hay from his barn and take her to the sale when i go. Got the hay and took the cow the next day(he got the $)
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    cows in GA

    Tired of buying culls from the sale barn. Searching for younger, bred, black preferably but not positively, 400 to 700$ cows off of someones farm. Just thought i would give this a try but not prepared to travel far from eastern central GA. I know it's a long shot, but what the hay.
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    cows in GA

    Looking to buy 3-5 preg. cows in central GA.