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  1. whitewing

    Herbicide question relative to corn and grain sorghum

    My usual grain planting here in Venezuela involves only grain sorghum. This year I'll be planting about 120 acres of grain sorghum but will also plant about 35 acres of white corn. I know very little about corn production. The recommended herbicide products (which are now really hard to find...
  2. whitewing

    Best source for spare parts, John Deere 2010

    This one's a project. Who would most likely have spare parts for a JD of this age?
  3. whitewing

    JD 4640 and 4630 tractors

    On relative costs, keep in mind that I'm in Venezuela so the value of one series versus the other may not mirror the market in the States. As plow tractors, how would the 4450, 4455, and 4560 stack up? I'll be looking at all 3 this weekend.
  4. whitewing

    JD 4640 and 4630 tractors

    Thanks guys. Anyone have any experience with the JD 4560 or the JD 4455? Again, I'm looking for a plow tractor.
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    JD 4640 and 4630 tractors

    And just for the record, I'll also be looking at a JD 4560 and a JD 4455 as well.
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    JD 4640 and 4630 tractors

    Interested in taking a look at these two. Will be used mainly for plowing. Told by the owner that both are 4 x 2. I have no idea of the overall quality of the individual tractors, though the owner, of course, says they're in great shape. :cboy: Any of you guys own one of these beasts? What...
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    I need help processing raw soybeans!!!

    Are you telling me you're like the rest of the world and want nothing to do with bolivars? :lol2: Thanks for the input. With the protein levels of heat-treated soybeans being so high, I was thinking of adding the ground cob filler to both reduce the protein levels and to help limit feed...
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    I need help processing raw soybeans!!!

    Okay TB, now I think we're on the same page. I'm making progress on the roasting part of the equation with some of the very helpful links provided by other posters in this thread. Since there's a lot of coffee roasting going on right here locally, I've talked to one fellow who says he can...
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    I need help processing raw soybeans!!!

    Tnt, I watched a youtube video last night of such an operation, don't recall the company name but the service was offered in Pennsylvania if I recall correctly. A few questions. What type of poultry are you feeding? Are you mixing your roasted soybeans with commercial feed or some other...
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    I need help processing raw soybeans!!!

    TB, once the beans are roasted, they'll be ground into fairly fine particles. I wasn't planning on feeding them whole. And your comment about not feeding them to horses and pigs is interesting. I've gotten a bit of info recently out the States re horse feeds and it seems everyone says don't...
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    I need help processing raw soybeans!!!

    Thanks all, I'll review all the links and see if I can find something that will work for me. I probably did bite off more than I can chew but what can I say, can't help myself. :D As for sticking with just cattle feed, that would certainly be an option, but again, can't help myself. :D...
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    I need help processing raw soybeans!!!

    Here's my problem. I can't find processed soybean meal here but I can find raw soybeans. I'm taking delivery this week on about 7,000 lbs of raw soybeans which have been recently harvested. The beans are dry, but otherwise have not been processed in any manner. I'll store them initially but...
  13. whitewing

    So I bought a mineral mix supplement for my cattle

    Thanks TB. While I know free choice is always an option for minerals, for the material I'm selling I wanted to be able to honestly say that XYZ minerals have been added to the mix.....just didn't want to overdo it. With all the disruptions in business going on here, it's getting more and more...
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    So I bought a mineral mix supplement for my cattle

    When I purchased it I asked the guy at the feed store how much to apply....."just sprinkle some on as you lay out the feed", was his reply. I was in a hurry so I figured that when all else fails, just read the directions for proper application. Guess what....there are none. Venezuela. I'm...
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    Checking Pastures

    Very interesting! Thanks. Here in Venezuela we trust our neighbors. We also build very good fences and round up and count our cattle every night. :lol2:
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    Checking Pastures

    A question OT from a guy who knows nothing about ranching in Montana. I assume the cattle in that first photograph are yours. Is it custom out in big sky country to check on one's cattle only every 45 days or so?
  17. whitewing

    Hand planting coastal or russell

    I planted my first bermuda in 2008. We planted by hand and it was slow and costly from a manpower standpoint thought the final results were good. It took us a few days to plant about 20 acres. Here's a shot of that process. The following year I came across a used "broadcasting machine" and...
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    How to determine the acreage of a field

    Inyati13's posts in this thread make me think of this Bob Seger song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mRFWQoXq4c Of course, Fire Down Below might be a better match. :D
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    Putting up hay and concrete

    I'm going to store a couple of thousand small squares of bermuda this year here at the house for later sale (Jan-Feb timeframe). My sheds now have concrete floors. While totally cured, something about putting bales directly in contact with the concrete is unappealing. I'm using pallets...
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    Fertilizing question

    Woke up to a slow, steady drizzle this morning. I'm a happy man. :D
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