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Re: Re: A Fall Farm Report

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Posted by Fern(Mi) on October 25, 2004 at 04:48:09 from (

In Reply to: Re: A Fall Farm Report posted by Willy-N on October 24, 2004 at 17:50:16:

These 5x6 dry bales weighed in at 1800>1900 pounds baling time eventually dry down some more. When we lost the use of a tractor this season I baled some 4x5& bales 9knowing these will finish dry lighter) The 4x5 wet or silage weigh in at about the same and remain so sealed in wrap.
When the immediate pasture finally has given out with it's best, the fed tonnage will increase. Started wet hay (Silage) few days ago down the road. Our stock yards and pastures on farms and rented lands are spread out in four townships (and two counties before the accident). So stocks of hay vary some do to the yard proximity and what handling equipment where when hauling in the hay crop. Later, during the winter, there are times we may have to haul hay: but, it is better to have to haul it than having none to haul at all.
When time, pasture condition, corn field clean up, other conditions predict, feeding patterns take many turns around here. Until I know just how the ladies behind this barnyard are deployed the silage tubes will remain shut, my feeding these guys dry hay for the time being.
Even when we get this stubborn Ollie in the shop rolling, we still need another. And in spite of the occasional problem (more often personal over sight than the machine) we are looking for another 1850D.

PS. We have had to put two bulls together. When we had, we walked away rather rather than watch. They seemed to work it out with our worrying about them. Liked them pics.

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