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    Liquid Minerals & Feeders

    There doesn't seem to be much experfience/Interest (?) in LM. I did find a web site with some info; Anyone have current info/experience?
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    new black tiny baby

    Dams age? Dams diet/health during gestation? Genetics? Same sire? Birth month? Weight compared to other births with same management/genetics/birth timing/in herd? Sounds like a gestation/nutritional thing.
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    Soybeans in round bales?

    We have fed bean hay. You will be surprised how much of the stems they will eat if sorghum mollasses are poured on the hay. We have turned the bale up on end and poured dried mollasses over the area and allow it to set for a day. Have used liquid protein also. The combination is best. There...
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    Vermeer Balers

    I have a almost new 505 Super I. It has baled about 2500 bales. Nice baler. The nagging problem I have been experiencing is a belt will twist on occasion. Usually the two small ones but, have had the left large one twist also. Any thoughts as to why?
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    Looks like pinkeye's back . . .

    ================== Dr., So it is probable that multiple strains co-exist in a herd of say...80 animals? I have heard it said several times that different strains exists within a herd based on age and conditions. Is that reasonable? Would it be smart management to culture the pink eye and then...
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    Coccidiosis Treatment

    ======== Dr. How prevelant is Johne's in the west ky area/Paducah actually? I have never thought to asked the question of area docs.
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    Coccidiosis Treatment

    ==================== Chuckie, What symptoms and for how long?
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    diesel & permethrin (Dun)

    ===================== What do you mix it with for spraying?
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    Angus. I don't get this...........

    ============= ...and you raised a ...'black beefmaster'....for what purpose?
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    Wo rming ?

    Doc, Your in depth scientific enlightment and guidance is appreciated. Thank you.
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    Wo rming ?

    ===================== ..."Basic H".... ?
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    Hay Traps

    What thickness is generally desireable for hay coverage? We are not completely happy with the life we have received from ours...which are 15mm thick...silver.
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    =================== We are always looking for a better approach. How many did you have with pinkeye that you applied this treatment? Did you get the same results with all of them?
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    ================ We have also experienced some pinkeye this season; 1)If you catch it when the eyes are tearing 10% bleach in water sprayed in the eye does an excellent job. (We take no credit for the was presented on this forum some years back) 2) Also, we think it is...
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    bottle calves for newbies

    ====== If mom has milk...put her in the head catcher and make her let him nurse.(check for any abnormal udder conditions) If she kicks place a large cotton rope/strap just below/touching the udder in front of her back legs. Tie it off. Give her a treat while in the catcher. Some soy hulls will...
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    bottle calves for newbies

    MM, Excellent. Jen, We do 6-9 bottle calves a year from the commercial and registered herds......for various reasons. One of the most important items is the amount of milk you give them. If we is on the LESS side, with gradual increases. Once they take the bottle some will over eat...
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    Face Warts

    Oscar..., Did you pull all of them off by plan activate immunity? Reason for asking is ...I have heard several say you only have to pull a couple activate the immunity response.
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    Tail Docking

    Holly, It was not my intention to suggest it was abuse. Although,I think it is very close. They have a tail for a fight flys. Removing it creates a lack of natural control. My conclusion was based on the inference/appearance of abuse. Ninety-nine percent of the non-ag population have...
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    Castrating calves alone?

    ============= Kenny, For all the above and all other minor/major invasive procedures. The RAU type has the added feature of a unit to gain semen samples for periodic breeding soundness exam analysis. I have seen all of them in use and are well worth the investment.
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    Light Weight Calves - Nutrition Problem?

    ========= Angie, Why hold off on the black leg shot? and why should he/she feel uncomfortable with giving the shot? We give the 7 way and black leg at 2-1/2, 3 months. Cheap protection on a large investment.