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    What to do with a ruined heifer.

    Have a 2016 model 1000 poundish heifer, pulled a dead calf this spring, and it was a very hard pull. She has been with the bull since. Have seen her cycling and serviced the last couple months, and have decided she isn't going to be able to take. I'm trying to figure out what to do with her...
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    Could this be a hernia?

    Found this heifers last night. She has a huge lump from her navel going into her udder. She is roughly 7 months old. Guess 450 pounds ish. Has been weaned since 3rd week in August. Last night she didn't seem to be affected by whatever this is. Today, she is moving slowly. She is...
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    Another grass to ID

    This grass threw seed heads around the 20th of June. Comes up everywhere, especially in pastures. Doesn't amount to much that I can see. But the seed heads are everywhere.
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    Medicine before slaughter

    Bought a big steer yesterday at auction. He seems healthy to me. Is in pretty decent shape. Getting an appointment for end of Sept or first of Oct to be processed. I planned to deworm him. Would it be a good idea to give a dose of LA-300? Saw lots of pinkeye at the barn. Pretty sure a...
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    Pinkeye after being worked

    Got all cows and calves worked in May. Cows were given a pinkeye shot, amongst other things. Noticed yesterday i've at least two cows that have pinkeye coming on. Might be more, going to check and treat today. Was talking to my neighbor. He said the pinkeye vaccine medicine can be cloudy or...
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    Cutting Interval

    I see some folks around here have just taken a 2nd cut on mixed grass/legume fields. Earliest 1st cut i saw was about May 20th roughly. Which would be about a 45 day growth period. My papaw would wait until august, at the earliest, to take 2nd cut. I see many around here do the same. So far...
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    Can i save my trees?

    I have a border collie who just loves chasing birds. I mean it is her passion. She gets awfully torn up when they are in a tree and she cannot reach. So much so that she starts chewing on the tree trunk. In a sense debarking the lower few feet. Would i be wasting my time to paint the bottom...
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    Massey 143rf

    Anyone know what one of these are worth? Have one in good working condition. Guessing it is a mid 90's model. Paint is good. Belts are good. Pickup and tines are good. I have been looking through the internet for a few months, but cannot find anything. We have a new idea 4844, which seems to...
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    How much N? and when?

    How much N do you put down for 2nd cut? Thinking 100 pounds of urea if i can catch rain. Pretty sure that's what i've heard of other folks putting out. Mixed grass/red clover fields. Also, do i need to wait for the grass to be fully recovered before i throw N down? Coming back nicely...
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    What would you do?

    Here is my situation. Got a neighbor, selling his farm. Pulled/sold animals early april. Part of his pasture is worth mowing for hay, and he said no problem. Would it be worth throwing 50 or 100 lbs of N down after i cut it? If no one is showing interest in buying the farm at that time…...
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    Rotary Rake

    Saw a guy loading metal to scrap down the road a couple weeks ago. He was about to load a frontier-RR1012 rake. Talked him out of it for $25. The gearbox part has been ran out of oil i can only assume. Gears are chewed up and cast casing has a 2" triangle busted from the inside out. Found a...
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    Grass height for grazing

    Cut pastures up pretty good over the last two months. Left the option of cutting them in half again w temp fence if the grass will agree. Hoping i can get a move every 2-3 days as it is fenced right now. Made one pass through, then pulled the cattle cause it kept getting cold and grass wasn't...
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    Sudan without a conditioner

    Anyone successfully made dry hay out of Sudan without a conditioner? We have a tedder. Would be cutting with a disc mower. Thought the only way it might work is to seed at double the rate, and cut at 30 to 36 inches. Last question...would regrowth be acceptable with a cutting height of 4...
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    Crabgrass on feed area

    Anyone had success broadcasting crabgrass seed? Have two 4 acre lots i fed on this winter. Probably have 30-40% of the soil exposed. No way to work on the ground due to rock ledges throughout. Whatever i do will have to be broadcasted. In a week or two the animals will be removed. Will be...
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    Y'all been spraying?

    Would now be a good time to spray in hopes of having some clover come hay time? I cut one field too short last summer, getting lots of weed sprouts. Giving good weather here first of the week. Warm Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Thought about spraying Sunday if it will dry off a bit. If not...
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    Weaning in Cold Weather

    Needing to wean a few heifers. Our corral is 6" boards spaced 6" apart up to 6'. I'm sure it slows "some" of the wind, but definitely isn't a windbreak. Seems the wind never stops here. We are due some cold weather starting this week. Would y'all wait until it warms a bit? How would...
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    Well Pump Issue

    Our well system is throwing the fault code for debris near/at the pump. Causing an over current. The controller is a SubDrive 75, made by franklin. I am not familiar with our system as it was installed before we were here. I do know the well is 580 or so feet deep. My question is do they...
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    A couple heifers

    I pulled a few heifers off their Mommas on Thursday. Thought I would share a couple pictures. These are the last calves off the Limo Bull my papaw set us up with. Bull was sold last winter. These heifers will stay on the farm if they end up decent. 3/4 Limo X 1/4 Gelbvieh. I really like...
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    AI and ET Costs

    I've been reading and thinking quite a bit about giving the artificial route a try this next year. I've searched the forums but haven't found what I'm looking for. All said and done, what do you all have in getting a cow pregnant through AI. I am also interested in giving ET a try...
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    Finally get to work our animals...

    After 2 1/2 years on this place, we now have a corral put together. Turned out neater than I ever planned thanks to my buddy who runs cattle next door. So, I know we need to give calves something for black leg and BRD. A dewormer. And.... Different people are recommending different things. I...
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