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Some pics and maybe a video or two...

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:05 am
by RSL
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Trailing some cows to fresh grass...
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Because there is not enough grass here?
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Across the Bridge
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and headed generally west to new feed
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Done chores for a week or two.
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Billy got an Honour Pin for an over 80% average
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We are trying an experiment with standing oats this fall. The plan is to put bulls, and wean calves onto this forage
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A few heifers
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Brought cows home before the snow to booster the calves
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And got some Barley in the bin, or tank as it were...
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Re: Some pics and maybe a video or two...

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:27 am
by Silver
Thanks for the pics, things look well under control over there. Interesting to see how the standing oats work out for you.

Re: Some pics and maybe a video or two...

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:30 pm
by littlejoe
Neat pictures~~did you leave any oats in swaths? I tried that--and was amazed~~maybe 3 acres of oats and peas per bull, for the winter. dryland, seeded july.

Wintered fat, not much waste, lotsa rough fescue, Idaho fescue in field---it's like they balanced their own ration and it lasted for months....

Re: Some pics and maybe a video or two...

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:54 am
by RSL
littlejoe wrote:Neat pictures~~did you leave any oats in swaths? I tried that--and was amazed~~maybe 3 acres of oats and peas per bull, for the winter. dryland, seeded july.

Wintered fat, not much waste, lotsa rough fescue, Idaho fescue in field---it's like they balanced their own ration and it lasted for months....


These oats are a cover crop over some new alfalfa. I debated cutting them, but it was wet and I didn't want to leave the swaths laying on the alfalfa for weeks waiting for it to dry. We have swath grazed a lot in the past and it is a great way to winter feed. We have moved more to standing corn the last couple of years, due to its ability to handle higher snow load and production of days per acre, but it is WAY more expensive than a good mixed oat/barley/fall rye/wintertriticale/hairy vetch swath grazing mix.

Re: Some pics and maybe a video or two...

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:04 pm
by jedstivers
Nice pics.
It's unreal the diffrence in where you are and where I am.
I don't know how y'all do it. I'd freeze.

Re: Some pics and maybe a video or two...

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:00 am
by gcreekrch
jedstivers wrote:Nice pics.
It's unreal the diffrence in where you are and where I am.
I don't know how y'all do it. I'd freeze.


And we'd cook in your country. haha :lol:

Re: Some pics and maybe a video or two...

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:50 pm
by jedstivers
gcreekrch wrote:
jedstivers wrote:Nice pics.
It's unreal the diffrence in where you are and where I am.
I don't know how y'all do it. I'd freeze.


And we'd cook in your country. haha :lol:

It does get warm here.
And our 35° cold is pretty dang cold.
Last year we had 3 real cold days. One was 11° but real dry air, sunny and no wind. The next day was 35° and cloudy and our normal 75% humidity.
The 11 was pleasant and I didn't even have a jacket, the 35 I froze in.
I'll take 90° any day though. Under 72 and I start getting a little cool.

Re: Some pics and maybe a video or two...

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:43 pm
by Faster horses
90 degrees? You can have it. I'd rather have 20 degrees, no wind and no humidity. We get lots of those days in winter. Not bad to be out in.

Re: Some pics and maybe a video or two...

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:15 am
by George
The days I hate here are the ones in the upper 30s to lower 40s with 30 mph wind and rain blowing - - - we get a few each year and luckly for my cows I have enough space in the loafing shed I can put out a few square bales of hay and they get to stay inside and wait it out.

Re: Some pics and maybe a video or two...

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:42 pm
by jedstivers
Faster horses wrote:90 degrees? You can have it. I'd rather have 20 degrees, no wind and no humidity. We get lots of those days in winter. Not bad to be out in.

90 with about 70% humidity are nice days for us. We can get some tough ones.
Nights that it's still 80 or more at 10:00 will let you know that some hot weather is setting in.

Re: Some pics and maybe a video or two...

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:52 am
by 4Diamond
Yep 35 with humidity will freeze me to death, I know guys laugh at that but until you've experienced it you have no idea.

Re: Some pics and maybe a video or two...

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:30 am
by jedstivers
We're having a nice dry November. It's really nice starting calves in the dry and not drizzle and mud and wet air. Makes a world of diffrence.