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    genetics question

    I have a mixed herd of mainly black angus-x with a couple of red angus, and a couple of questionable breed. I had been breeding to a registered Black Angus bulls since 2002. I got rid of my last one due to age and size, and purchased a Saler-x-Angus cross last year hoping to introduce some...
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    what to do?

    Ok little background here. I visit and read boards regularly without logging in to often. I appreciate the vast information that I have read. Forgive me if this is long. I am a long time US Navy Reservist (29 years active/reserve) and have a decent civialn job that lets me farm. I have 54...
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    5093 and hydraulic question

    Ok I have a 22 month old JD 5093. When changing out the spear for bucket I noticed that one side tilted faster than the other. Could this be due to different hydraulic fluids from various machinery used with and interchanges with older Massey. Baler, rake, mowing machine, bush hog are all...
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    Steer down

    I have had a steer down since Sunday. I am in the reserves and have been gone for two weeks training. I have a 16 yo boy who's father runs about 300 heard looking after my 60 head. Steer is 5-600 lb steer. Wife called VaTech vet school and gave symptoms and they suggested penniicillin and b...
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    2001 F250 7.3l problems

    I have a 2001 F250 4x4 diesel truck with standard transmission I bought new that currently has less than 60k on it. Last November It started acting up running like it had water in fuel. I had the crank position sensor changed under warenty at that time. I also had to replace the fuel water...
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    2,4D LV4

    I have a reddick 50 gal 3pt pto sprayer. It has a handwand and a boomanator (one wide fan 10-12 foot nozzle) . Directions say a pint to the acre. Mostly stickweed and milkweed. I get that with the boom but what concentration for the hand wand around fences etc where I may not be able to...
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    Need a new rake

    Against my better judgement I let someone (MIL) help me rake with my old rollerbar this past week. I knew it wasn't a good move on my part but they wanted to help. I had finished all but about 18 AC and 12 was in a flat open field sans on telephone pole. Well as most on here know you just jump...
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    limestone sand

    Ok so lime is going down but I have been wondering about using limestone sand for some time. Our soil has a considerable amount of shale. I had 40 acres of timber cut 10 years ago on another parcel I own. The logger used 3/4 (#57s) limestone gravel. Grass and clover grows well in these areas...
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    what brand tractor

    would you buy if buying a new one? Looking for minimum 60HP at PTO. Haven't decided on cab or not as they seem hot in summer. I am in SW Virginia, and have MF271 as my primary large tractor, and an old oliver that will be replaced with the new one. I am waiting on quotes from several...
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    new Heifers caving

    Arrived in calving area at 11 am to find 2 heifers with after birth beginning to be expelled. 1 live calf, one dead bull calf. Both normal size. Both heifers claiming live calf. Bull calf had been cleaned up on one side, mouth and nose clear. I filpped it over and steam rose off bottom side...
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