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About 1086plowboy

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  • Birthday 06/22/1966

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    west mi.
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    Faith,Family,Friends,Farming,RED tractors & combines,red chevy trucks and cattle. D.W.L.

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  1. Cousin had 24.8 on one of his recorders in the orchard.
  2. Have K&M on 66 & 86, open station & cabs. Very happy with them.
  3. I am straight south of Orchard6, about 6 miles. I had 23 degrees at 6am monday. Not good, but varing reports of damage. It usually takes a couple days to really tell, but I was working ground yesterday afternoon. The neighors block next to the field looked tan instead of white on the blossoms. They are toast, pistols are black. I do have muck farms by the home place, so we get pretty cold when it hits.
  4. Very happy for you and your wife to have recieved such a blessing.
  5. That just made my friday strart out right!!
  6. Have tried a few things, wheat works pretty good across the board for me. But radish and austrian peas work very nice planted after wheat harvested for grain. I have options to plant these, planter is the other red with splitter for 15in. rows. Set up for no-til, just change seed plates, set planting depth and go.
  7. Not that it matters, but yes on the turkey money. Still refere to it as Bil-Mar.
  8. Just a thought, pressure relief by seat.
  9. Looks like you are enjoying it! (nice purchase)
  10. Very nice!! Time well spent.
  11. Wishing you the best, take care.
  12. I totally agree with you dale560, have seen frost spring, summer, and fall do some hurt around here over the last 35yrs. Can't rember, 91 or 92 harvested ever week until march for high moisture. Had to check for mold ever time I went out, and would deice the sieves ever load. It was not enjoy able, but that 80 didn't go to waste.
  13. Thanks for the reply Tony, I totally agree. A lot of trial and error, to see what gives return on investment or visuals for natures own. I am a small operation, but I still walk my fields, do the planting, spraying, and harvesting. So I can veiw everything, and I have taught my helper to look when in the field for changes in crop or soil appearance. I believe being small (for myself) attenion to detail helps the bottom line. (any business) With cattle we are able to pull alot more revenue per acre. But have to make sure I am not raping the ground, more work. But I know the payoff is showing on the books.
  14. Thank you for the replies Sledgehammer, just thought I would throw it out there. A lot of knowledge on this site, (not just red) was always told to ask growing up. Hard knocks school does hurt one way or another. Had a fruity (orchard farmer) tell me years ago, you can only go to the BEER store with NET PROFIT.
  15. The main reason I put this out there is 5 nieghbors plant the same hybrid. 3 of them 80% is for feed, we compare on grain harvest. One strip-tils, one conv., 4 of us apply cow manure, pen pack and liquid. Fertility all over, liquid, dry, planter applied, broadcast, combos of everything depending on weather, cost, and timing. I always puchase high TW hybrids. That being said, growing up dairy (grandfther & uncle) I was steared toward crops, young cattle, feed making, and animal care, not milking. My uncle pounded into me that we raise crops for feed not for the elevator. That was a bonus, so we used alot of potash. Always had high TW, corn, wheat, oats, and good tonage on hay. Just can't get that out of my thought process, and now I have been playing w/phosphorus and micros. I have exceded some of my nieghbors by 2-3lbs at harvest, that means off the combine, moisture taken also. Just so we can have something to work from.