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I always mean to do a year in review like Wayne in ny does. But never sit down and get it together. So I figured do a journal type thing.
Feeding
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How we spread solids

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Sawdust day
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Ugh....pitching soliage
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Great pics Troy, an impressive operation!

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Very nice operation !! Was always partial to JD Loaders have you had good luck with the 544??

Kevin

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Nice pictures! Bet that loader get alot of use. Bet those tires and plastic aren't much fun froze down or with much snow on them

Thanks for sharing

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Brings back a lot of memories from when we dairied. Sawdust day was always fun and running the spreaders every day you thought you could all winter long. I was even thinking about the "good" ol days last week when we had the -35 wind chills and remembering the feed bunks and tractors that wouldn't run on those days and it took all day to get them going and feed then right back into milking. Still miss the cows and such, but glad I can reminisce about the long cold days. Thanks for sharing.

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Very nice operation !! Was always partial to JD Loaders have you had good luck with the 544??

Kevin

Yes, she just rolled 10000 last month. FIL went to 22k before trading His G in on a K. Neighbor had 30k then the meter of his 544G freaked out 4-5 years ago and now it says 14000. He figures 40k....all OEM. The 344E we sold to get this 544E (municipal unit) had 16k. Dairyman that bought it now has 25K. Deere is king here loader wise. Few Cats and now 5-6 Komatsu W250s around. Nice loaders.

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Brings back a lot of memories from when we dairied. Sawdust day was always fun and running the spreaders every day you thought you could all winter long. I was even thinking about the "good" ol days last week when we had the -35 wind chills and remembering the feed bunks and tractors that wouldn't run on those days and it took all day to get them going and feed then right back into milking. Still miss the cows and such, but glad I can reminisce about the long cold days. Thanks for sharing.

At least we dont have to spread everyday!!. Thats a Seperator barn to keep the 48" of water off the pile. We make aboouut 1 of them wagon loads /day of solids. Haul 90% of solids off main farm since easier to move and land in town NEEDS organic matter. SOme gets sold to berry guys for their rows.

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Looks good , our neighbors have a JD like yours and it's been a good outfit for them .

Danny

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Checking the close cows at night is generally kinda peaceful....

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Night milking with 1/2 the lights off is just quieter. Best employee ever. 54 yo, NO BS, never late, very good with cows. Paco

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Your picys have gone :( except for the last two:(

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Your picys have gone :( except for the last two:(

Dang it ! I fixed it. So much for organizing my photobucket!

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Nice pics Troy!

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Nice pics Troy, your new parlor makes it nice for the milker. How many at a time? Two times a day or three?

You are right about Deere loaders. Contractor loader of choice in our area, many 544's

Dennis

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You have given me a new appreciation for fresh milk every time I see pictures of your operation.

Stay safe!

Good luck with all the issues!

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Nice pics Troy, your new parlor makes it nice for the milker. How many at a time? Two times a day or three?

You are right about Deere loaders. Contractor loader of choice in our area, many 544's

Dennis

Thanks. Dbl 15 delaval. Three x a day. Not 100% sure if 3x pays any more. Been doing 13 years so don't know any better! I have reliefed a few milkings and it is nicer but busy. Just put a radio at 6m anniversary for them. Hid a volume control in the attic so I can keep it peacefull. Some barns are headache inducing loud!! Ours is eirily quiet. Honestly cannot tell if the vacuum pump is on

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Nice pics Troy, your new parlor makes it nice for the milker. How many at a time? Two times a day or three?

You are right about Deere loaders. Contractor loader of choice in our area, many 544's

Dennis

Thanks. Dbl 15 delaval. Three x a day. Not 100% sure if 3x pays any more. Been doing 13 years so don't know any better! I have reliefed a few milkings and it is nicer but busy. Just put a radio at 6m anniversary for them. Hid a volume control in the attic so I can keep it peacefull. Some barns are headache inducing loud!! Ours is eirily quiet. Honestly cannot tell if the vacuum pump is on

Troy - How many cows you milking?

jerry

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About 570......for a few weeks. Then 600. Huge group of heifers coming up. Fun fun

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TD, The tide has changed let the good times roll, It's about dang time you dairy guys get to reap your rewards for all your hard work.

Survival of the fittest for sure they should have a reality TV show of a real farm instead of the that Farm King or what ever they call it not a fan of it.

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Yep looks like we're going to have a good year but I said that before as we've lost six figures!

this is the main barn ,1998 barn, 300 cows.

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Those cows look Happy Happy Happy ,

Is there certain cows that are troublemakers or wiseguys??

Kevin

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Yep any ones not purebred Holsteins!

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Probably that Jersey I saw. Must have it for butter fat. What do ya think Troy?

Dennis

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