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Title: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:26:26 PM
As most of you know I grew up on a cow farm and did work on it as a kid and teen. I basically mastered all of the art of caring for cows and doctoring cows and driving tractors and driving trucks and doing watering of plants and four wheelers and hay bales and not horses. ASK ME ANYTHING IN THIS THREAD ABOUT THAT STUFF IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:27:14 PM
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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: EMAWmeister on February 06, 2015, 12:30:00 PM
How many people did you feed? Follow up question: now imagine those people were Nebraskans.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:30:37 PM
How many people did you feed? Follow up question: now imagine those people were Nebraskans.

I have no idea.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 06, 2015, 12:30:51 PM
Did your tractors have radios?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: CNS on February 06, 2015, 12:30:51 PM
How many chickens would I need to keep a family of four in fresh eggs daily?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: EMAWmeister on February 06, 2015, 12:31:36 PM
I only use credit cards so I have no idea, but does money really smell like cow crap?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on February 06, 2015, 12:33:20 PM
did you ever have to stick your hand up a cows butt lol?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 12:33:28 PM
"Hey boss!"
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:34:23 PM
Did your tractors have radios?

yes. a highlight of the day was being able to pull in a non-country/christian/top 40 radio station out of wichita or OKC. if you did that you basically just rocked all day.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:35:04 PM
How many chickens would I need to keep a family of four in fresh eggs daily?

we didn't have chickens. probably would take like 10 chickens or one really good chicken.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 12:35:52 PM
Did you drink a lot of lemonade back in the day? My grandpa always had a cooler full of it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:36:00 PM
I only use credit cards so I have no idea, but does money really smell like cow crap?

no, it (the poop) actually smells gross (the poop). I've gotten some on my hands over a million times. it's gross always.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Chingon on February 06, 2015, 12:37:11 PM
Two part question:
1) Who is better Case IH or John Deere?
2) Will I really get caught using red diesel for my non-farming needs?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:37:27 PM
Did you drink a lot of lemonade back in the day? My grandpa always had a cooler full of it.

no, mainly water
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on February 06, 2015, 12:38:01 PM
Did you get to start driving a farm truck (legally) when you were like 8 years old?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:38:11 PM
Two part question:
1) Who is better Case IH or John Deere?
2) Will I really get caught using red diesel for my non-farming needs?

1) JD by over a million miles
2) no, this will never happen. just go nuts.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:38:41 PM
Did you get to start driving a farm truck (legally) when you were like 8 years old?

I started driving a pontiac grand am at age 14 so basically yes. but I drove a tractor at like 8 ( I don't remember actually how old but I was pretty little).
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 12:39:29 PM
What's the scariest animal you've came acrossed, being out in the fields?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on February 06, 2015, 12:40:07 PM
Tell me about crop insurance and whether it's actually true that farmers can get paid for not planting crops, cause I am just baffled by this.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:40:49 PM
I only use credit cards so I have no idea, but does money really smell like cow crap?

no, it (the poop) actually smells gross (the poop). I've gotten some on my hands over a million times. it's gross always.

as a followup to this all farmers ever always have a jug of this and a bunch of these with them to get that off their hands:

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(http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/318480865/Blue_Roll_Paper_Hand_Towels.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Chingon on February 06, 2015, 12:40:59 PM
How many relatives have lost body parts to an irrigation system?

What is the go-to "farm accident" story in your family?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on February 06, 2015, 12:41:36 PM
Did you ride horses to wrangle up your cattle?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 06, 2015, 12:42:59 PM
Do cows over eat, or are they self regulating?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:43:32 PM
What's the scariest animal you've came acrossed, being out in the fields?

rattle snake.

other animals I've hit with a car/truck/tractor include:

other snakes
a baby deer and an adult deer (different instances)
a turkey
over a million rabbits
a badger
coyote

other animals I've seen but not hit with the car/truck/tractor include:

porcupine
bobcat
beaver
armadillo
a huge snapping turtle
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 12:43:53 PM
Did you ever birth a two headed cav? My grandpa did and I wanted to see if this is a common thing. He's got a picture of it at the farm and it's really creepy.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: bubbles4ksu on February 06, 2015, 12:44:09 PM
tell us a calving story, plz.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 12:44:34 PM
What's the scariest animal you've came acrossed, being out in the fields?

rattle snake.

other animals I've hit with a car/truck/tractor include:

other snakes
a baby deer and an adult deer (different instances)
a turkey
over a million rabbits
a badger
coyote

other animals I've seen but not hit with the car/truck/tractor include:

porcupine
bobcat
beaver
armadillo
a huge snapping turtle
:love:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:46:14 PM
How many relatives have lost body parts to an irrigation system?

What is the go-to "farm accident" story in your family?

one of the cowboys that worked for my dad was using the feed truck (it's like a big dump truck but it's full of cow food and it has this thing on the side that spits it out into the cows bowl) and the thing that spits it out the side was clogged up or something so he had his hands in the bicycle chain part and it started going and pulled his glove through the sprockets and ripped his fingers off. my dad later went out to the truck and had to work the chain back and forth to get the glove out and get the fingers out of the glove but they were like hamburger so they couldn't re-attach them. the guy drove to where my dad was and told him he was going to the hospital before going to the hospital because he didn't want to get in trouble or something. I was all, "wtf, why didn't you just go to the hospital!?" but he was like, "HOWDY HOWDY HOWDY I'M A TOUGH COWBOY!"
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:46:58 PM
Did you ride horses to wrangle up your cattle?

no, just four wheelers or like little four wheeler trucks with 4 or 6 wheels
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:47:49 PM
Do cows over eat, or are they self regulating?

they'll usually eat everything you put in their bowl every day so I bet they would if given the chance. if they are just out there like in the field they seem to do ok managing their weight though so I guess yes.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 8manpick on February 06, 2015, 12:48:29 PM
Can you 'splain how to get free cash through farming again?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: AppleJack on February 06, 2015, 12:49:55 PM
would you consider the cows to be friends? do they have personalities?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:50:15 PM
Tell me about crop insurance and whether it's actually true that farmers can get paid for not planting crops, cause I am just baffled by this.

we have some land that we don't plant crops on called crp that we get a check for every year for doing nothing. sometimes when there is no rain we actually get to let the cows eat it and still get paid. there is a ton of huge fat checks our ranch, my dad, his dad, other corporations they have have cashed for basically just having shitty weather. like huge fat checks some years. it really is a racket that shouldn't be legal.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:51:14 PM
Did you ever birth a two headed cav? My grandpa did and I wanted to see if this is a common thing. He's got a picture of it at the farm and it's really creepy.

not me personally but my dad has seen them. ours have always been born dead like that though. there's a stuffed one in the meade county museum. pretty awesome to check out as a little kid.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 12:51:51 PM
how ashamed is your dad of you, since you didn't get into farming/ranching?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:52:36 PM
tell us a calving story, plz.

one time a cow couldn't push out the baby and just its front or back feet were sticking out and my dad hooked a chain to the feet and hooked it up to his truck and pulled on it trying to be kind of gentle but it ripped the legs off the baby cow and he then had to shoot the mother cow.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Spracne on February 06, 2015, 12:54:08 PM
tell us a calving story, plz.

one time a cow couldn't push out the baby and just its front or back feet were sticking out and my dad hooked a chain to the feet and hooked it up to his truck and pulled on it trying to be kind of gentle but it ripped the legs off the baby cow and he then had to shoot the mother cow.

r/lipsthatgrip
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:54:43 PM
Can you 'splain how to get free cash through farming again?

A) have cows and land
B) have bad weather
C) get fat stacks

that's legitimately all there is to it. if you have only medium bad weather you have to have crop insurance though. if the weather is super bad the gov. just declares it an emergency or something and makes it rain.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:56:19 PM
would you consider the cows to be friends? do they have personalities?

only the little ones that I had to feed with a bottle before school. most of them died though because I did a subpar job looking after them.

yes to personalities but mostly only the ones that are pieces of crap. like you know that one over there always tries to charge at me and kill me. when you are a little kid this is pretty common. as an adult most of them don't mess with you.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 12:57:01 PM
how ashamed is your dad of you, since you didn't get into farming/ranching?

he was pretty adamant that I not do farming actually. one of my bros did anyway.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Trim on February 06, 2015, 12:58:44 PM
Is Tully Corcoran (sp?) reviewing these questions as well?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: puniraptor on February 06, 2015, 12:58:49 PM
do fans of certain farm implement brands hate on fans of other farm implement brands? would i see john deere combine with a sticker of calvin pissing on a case IH combine?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 01:00:01 PM
do fans of certain farm implement brands hate on fans of other farm implement brands? would i see john deere combine with a sticker of calvin pissing on a case IH combine?

no, I don't think this is a real thing.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on February 06, 2015, 01:00:10 PM
did you help any sheep over the fence?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on February 06, 2015, 01:01:00 PM
do fans of certain farm implement brands hate on fans of other farm implement brands? would i see john deere combine with a sticker of calvin pissing on a case IH combine?

no, I don't think this is a real thing.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 01:01:30 PM
did you help any sheep over the fence?

we didn't have sheep. I actually didn't know of any farmers that did.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:04:07 PM
How many chickens would I need to keep a family of four in fresh eggs daily?

a good hen will lay about 300 eggs a year.  there's some seasonality though, so most days all the hens will lay, but at times (winter mostly), none of them will.  some of the more decorative breeds lay less, figure maybe 200 per year (or some hardly lay at all, like the game breeds).

anyways, you can calculate from there how many to feed your family.  knowing how big you are, i wouldn't want to guess how many eggs you eat per day.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 01:04:59 PM
how ashamed is your dad of you, since you didn't get into farming/ranching?

he was pretty adamant that I not do farming actually. one of my bros did anyway.

he didn't want to share the mad stacks with you  :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: AppleJack on February 06, 2015, 01:05:48 PM
steve - I'm concerned about how many animals you've killed, or seen killed, and are still a functioning member of society.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:06:44 PM
what is your favorite breed of cattle?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:07:11 PM
what is your father's favorite?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: bubbles4ksu on February 06, 2015, 01:07:18 PM
tell us a calving story, plz.

one time a cow couldn't push out the baby and just its front or back feet were sticking out and my dad hooked a chain to the feet and hooked it up to his truck and pulled on it trying to be kind of gentle but it ripped the legs off the baby cow and he then had to shoot the mother cow.

r/lipsthatgrip
jesus christ, spracne. find him.

thank you, sd.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:07:43 PM
what is your cow-farming brother's favorite?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:08:19 PM
how many acres to the cow calf pair around meade?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 01:08:59 PM
How many chicks digged you growing up, for being a tough farm boy?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:09:16 PM
what is the logic behind paying cowboys to do the work that you and a couple of dogs could do for free?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:11:00 PM
how frequently do you look back on your could have been yours cow farm life and reflect on the foolish choices you've made in your life?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:11:27 PM
what is your favorite breed of cow dog?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:11:52 PM
what is your father's favorite?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:12:26 PM
what is your cow-farming brother's favorite?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:13:09 PM
other than cows, what animals do your father and brother own?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Brock Landers on February 06, 2015, 01:13:53 PM
Did you ever learn to use a lasso?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:14:03 PM
other than cows, what animals have the considered owning, but don't actually own?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Brock Landers on February 06, 2015, 01:14:20 PM
Which is better, Skoal or Copenhagen?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:14:53 PM
do they raise replacement heifers or buy them?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on February 06, 2015, 01:15:18 PM
Have you heard of this thing where people pay to come out and work on your farm for a few hours? Do they do that on your family farm?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:16:08 PM
did they used to raise something different, but switch over to angus when the angus mafia convinced the consumer than angus cow meat tastes better than other cow meats?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 01:16:41 PM
did you enjoy fixing fence?  how about throwing hay?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 01:17:07 PM
sys is very inquisitive about cow farm life
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: bubbles4ksu on February 06, 2015, 01:17:18 PM
did they used to raise something different, but switch over to angus when the angus mafia convinced the consumer than angus cow meat tastes better than other cow meats?
i miss herefords as well.  :frown:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 01:17:28 PM
My roommates in college (from newton) said they were the 2nd richest farmers in the state of KS. How would they know that? Do farmers measure eachother out?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 01:18:30 PM
Does your dad get super mad at ppl who use steak sauce? Mine does. Man, I use to have to warn gf's to never ask for it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Brock Landers on February 06, 2015, 01:19:36 PM
My roommates in college (from newton) said they were the 2nd richest farmers in the state of KS. How would they know that? Do farmers measure eachother out?


When someone tells you how rich they are it means they are lying and a douchebag, probably both.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on February 06, 2015, 01:21:29 PM
how frequently do you look back on your could have been yours cow farm life and reflect on the foolish choices you've made in your life?

steve dave is an Exxx, you are an Ixxx. very hard to be an Exxx isolated on a farm 247365
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 01:22:01 PM
My roommates in college (from newton) said they were the 2nd richest farmers in the state of KS. How would they know that? Do farmers measure eachother out?


When someone tells you how rich they are it means they are lying and a douchebag, probably both.
Well yeah... That's why I wanted to get down to the bottom of this.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on February 06, 2015, 01:25:36 PM
how frequently do you look back on your could have been yours cow farm life and reflect on the foolish choices you've made in your life?

steve dave is an Exxx, you are an Ixxx. very hard to be an Exxx isolated on a farm 247365
very interesting theory, I wonder if SD's pops is also an Exxx and that contributed to his preference for his kids to not farm. 

SD, how many generations have the SDs been farming?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on February 06, 2015, 01:28:21 PM
im sure there are extroverts who are farmers. however there are no extroverts who look back on their lives wishing they were farmers instead of disneyworld mileage churning bbs'ers
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:31:52 PM
i don't believe in exxx, just ixxx and liars.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 01:32:47 PM
i miss herefords as well.  :frown:

remember shorthorns?   :love:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on February 06, 2015, 01:33:54 PM
i don't believe in exxx, just ixxx and liars.
that is maybe the most ixxx statement ever  :lol:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on February 06, 2015, 01:34:16 PM
good thread, steve dave. sorry it sucks now :(
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 01:35:22 PM
good thread, steve dave. sorry it sucks now :(
No crap. Thanks a lot, sys.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Bloodfart on February 06, 2015, 01:43:41 PM
Can you 'splain how to get free cash through farming again?

A) have cows and land
B) have bad weather
C) get fat stacks

that's legitimately all there is to it. if you have only medium bad weather you have to have crop insurance though. if the weather is super bad the gov. just declares it an emergency or something and makes it rain.

You forgot about the windmills and oil wells scattered all over the place.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: kso_FAN on February 06, 2015, 01:44:36 PM
How many cowboy boots and wranglers did you go through a year (on average) growing up?

How many do you go through now?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Jabeez on February 06, 2015, 01:46:19 PM
How many relatives have lost body parts to an irrigation system?

What is the go-to "farm accident" story in your family?

one of the cowboys that worked for my dad was using the feed truck (it's like a big dump truck but it's full of cow food and it has this thing on the side that spits it out into the cows bowl) and the thing that spits it out the side was clogged up or something so he had his hands in the bicycle chain part and it started going and pulled his glove through the sprockets and ripped his fingers off. my dad later went out to the truck and had to work the chain back and forth to get the glove out and get the fingers out of the glove but they were like hamburger so they couldn't re-attach them. the guy drove to where my dad was and told him he was going to the hospital before going to the hospital because he didn't want to get in trouble or something. I was all, "wtf, why didn't you just go to the hospital!?" but he was like, "HOWDY HOWDY HOWDY I'M A TOUGH COWBOY!"

I laughed out loud and someone came to my cube. Hard to explain laughing at mutilation.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 06, 2015, 01:47:30 PM
did you call lunch "dinner" and dinner "super"?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: kso_FAN on February 06, 2015, 01:48:31 PM
did you call lunch "dinner" and dinner "super"?

supper. Sheesh.

Do you need to put on your KC Chiefs outfit?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on February 06, 2015, 01:49:01 PM
How many relatives have lost body parts to an irrigation system?

What is the go-to "farm accident" story in your family?

one of the cowboys that worked for my dad was using the feed truck (it's like a big dump truck but it's full of cow food and it has this thing on the side that spits it out into the cows bowl) and the thing that spits it out the side was clogged up or something so he had his hands in the bicycle chain part and it started going and pulled his glove through the sprockets and ripped his fingers off. my dad later went out to the truck and had to work the chain back and forth to get the glove out and get the fingers out of the glove but they were like hamburger so they couldn't re-attach them. the guy drove to where my dad was and told him he was going to the hospital before going to the hospital because he didn't want to get in trouble or something. I was all, "wtf, why didn't you just go to the hospital!?" but he was like, "HOWDY HOWDY HOWDY I'M A TOUGH COWBOY!"

I laughed out loud and someone came to my cube. Hard to explain laughing at mutilation.
I absolutely read in the shark's voice
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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Bloodfart on February 06, 2015, 01:56:25 PM
Has your dad ever been duped by a hay bale ponzi scheme like DeezNuts was?   
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Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 01:57:15 PM
what is your favorite breed of cattle?

Beefmaster. or Limousine.
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Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 01:57:52 PM
what is your father's favorite?

Charolais probably. or Angus.
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Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 01:58:30 PM
what is your cow-farming brother's favorite?

probably angus.
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Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 01:59:28 PM
how many acres to the cow calf pair around meade?

a lot. I'm not good with knowing how many acres are in a place but sddad tells people a lot that are from other parts of the country that it takes a ton.
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Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 01:59:56 PM
How many chicks digged you growing up, for being a tough farm boy?

literally everyone was a farm boy. so tons.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:00:52 PM
what is the logic behind paying cowboys to do the work that you and a couple of dogs could do for free?

I'd love to see some dog drive himself to the hosptial after chopping off his paw still in his glove in a feed truck side deal. I'd really love to see that.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:03:05 PM
Did you ever learn to use a lasso?

I had a cow head that you stuck to the end of a hay bale and you could practice roping it. I did that, like, 4 times and realized how stupid roping was.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:03:36 PM
other than cows, what animals have the considered owning, but don't actually own?

I've never even considered owning cows. so none animals.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:04:13 PM
Which is better, Skoal or Copenhagen?

I think copenhagen is considered tougher but that's because it's obviously grosser
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:05:24 PM
do they raise replacement heifers or buy them?

raise. even raised some bulls. I asked sddad when we were back over christmas about how he decided which ones he decided to raise for bulls. he said you could just tell by looking at them that they would be good bulls. kind of blew me off.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:06:24 PM
Have you heard of this thing where people pay to come out and work on your farm for a few hours? Do they do that on your family farm?

a couple local HS kids do that all the time. some of them are real pieces of trash but some of them do a good job. mostly stupid stuff around the ranch like cleaning up stuff or moving stuff or just standing there like idiots.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:07:33 PM
did they used to raise something different, but switch over to angus when the angus mafia convinced the consumer than angus cow meat tastes better than other cow meats?

yes. were primarily charolais prior to that. and some limo. but then went almost fully angus. but now back to a lot of charolais and some beefmaster and some angus.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:07:52 PM
did you enjoy fixing fence?  how about throwing hay?

no to both
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Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:08:37 PM
My roommates in college (from newton) said they were the 2nd richest farmers in the state of KS. How would they know that? Do farmers measure eachother out?

I assure you they were not.
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 06, 2015, 02:08:54 PM
My roommates in college (from newton) said they were the 2nd richest farmers in the state of KS. How would they know that? Do farmers measure eachother out?


When someone tells you how rich they are it means they are lying and a douchebag, probably both.
Well yeah... That's why I wanted to get down to the bottom of this.

Newton is known liar country
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:09:03 PM
Does your dad get super mad at ppl who use steak sauce? Mine does. Man, I use to have to warn gf's to never ask for it.

no, he doesn't give a crap
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:09:38 PM
how frequently do you look back on your could have been yours cow farm life and reflect on the foolish choices you've made in your life?

no, never
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Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:10:06 PM
how frequently do you look back on your could have been yours cow farm life and reflect on the foolish choices you've made in your life?

steve dave is an Exxx, you are an Ixxx. very hard to be an Exxx isolated on a farm 247365
very interesting theory, I wonder if SD's pops is also an Exxx and that contributed to his preference for his kids to not farm. 

SD, how many generations have the SDs been farming?

4
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 02:10:20 PM
My roommates in college (from newton) said they were the 2nd richest farmers in the state of KS. How would they know that? Do farmers measure eachother out?


When someone tells you how rich they are it means they are lying and a douchebag, probably both.
Well yeah... That's why I wanted to get down to the bottom of this.

Newton is known liar country
I figured.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cire on February 06, 2015, 02:10:23 PM
What was your cattle call?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:11:29 PM
How many cowboy boots and wranglers did you go through a year (on average) growing up?

How many do you go through now?

I think I owned one pair of cowboy boots ever and don't recall any wranglers. sddad doesn't even wear them anymore (boots). actually almost no cow farmers do that I can think of. mostly just people who like to act like cow farmers do I think.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:12:17 PM
did you call lunch "dinner" and dinner "super"?

no, just the regular words
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:13:23 PM
Has your dad ever been duped by a hay bale ponzi scheme like DeezNuts was?

no. he has recently had a security company come put up a bunch of video camera things on a lot of the equipment and fuel tanks and junk though because there have been thefts in the area. I'm 100% positive he got ripped off on the pricing of this stuff.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:14:11 PM
What was your cattle call?

blast the horn on the truck for like 10 seconds
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 02:16:24 PM
Did you have any creeks/ponds that you fished in on your off time?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:20:18 PM
Did you have any creeks/ponds that you fished in on your off time?

there are two creeks that go through our ranch and they kind of join up at this one spot and make this huge creek and a beaver made an enormous damn a little ways down from that and it made like this huge area of water for a couple miles. we put a canoe in it once and paddled up and down it and would catch bullhead catfish sometimes. it was pretty stupid.
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 06, 2015, 02:22:48 PM
Did the stoner farm kids try and grow weed on their farms where their dads wouldnt see?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 02:24:07 PM
Did the stoner farm kids try and grow weed on their farms where their dads wouldnt see?

actual true story: I didn't know a single stoner kid growing up. I didn't even know what marijuana smelled like until I got to college.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 02:24:20 PM
That sounds like a lot of fun, SD. Beavers. Such little rascals.
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Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on February 06, 2015, 02:24:31 PM
what is your favorite breed of cattle?

Beefmaster. or Limousine.

!    I now doubt your credentials.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 02:26:49 PM
Did the stoner farm kids try and grow weed on their farms where their dads wouldnt see?

actual true story: I didn't know a single stoner kid growing up. I didn't even know what marijuana smelled like until I got to college.

me too.

#family values
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on February 06, 2015, 02:34:34 PM
my grandpa loves nothing more than to go out with a dozer tractor and/or a dirt wagon that scoops up dirt and push dirt around. One time his dirt wagon got broken or something and he tried to fix it and in the process got his thumb wedged between two enormous pieces of metal and couldn't get it off. He had his cell phone in his overalls (KEY) pocket, and he said "I tried to dial 9-9-1 and it just rang and rang and rang!"

Farmer grandpas!

SD, any great farmer grandpa stories?!?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on February 06, 2015, 02:36:40 PM
my dad grew up on a farm in south dakota, and one time the kids were playing in the dirt road and their border collie (Quincy) ran into the road and barked at trucks that were coming so they didn't run over the kids
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Post by: mocat on February 06, 2015, 02:37:55 PM
sys, did you read that ^ ? wow!
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Post by: bubbles4ksu on February 06, 2015, 02:41:11 PM
i miss herefords as well.  :frown:
remember shorthorns?   :love:
i do not. everyone in my area is strictly angus. my great grandpa was the last of hereford cattle farmers around.
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Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 02:41:59 PM
I remember hauling corn/wheat/beans/milo whatever crop we were harvesting at the time to the local coop with my grandpa when I was a young boy.  we'd go inside and of course get some of the free Super Bubble bubble gum, and once in awhile grandpa meow meow would buy young meow meow a soda pop.  this was back when the pop was in a glass bottle.  fun times with grandpa meow meow.

another not so fun story with grandpa meow meow was we were working cattle (running them through the cattle chute given them shots, tagging ears, branding, etc), and i'm not sure how but grandpa meow meow accidently spiked a young meow meow's head with the cattle tag device thingy.  my head bled like crazy.  fun times with grandpa meow meow.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: deputy dawg on February 06, 2015, 02:42:55 PM
+1 on the Deere over Case IH.  Running an operation with John Deere is infinitely more prestigious than running the same operation with Case IH.  Personally, I'm partial to older Ford tractors.

SD, did you like running a hitch boom on your Type I hitch?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on February 06, 2015, 02:45:36 PM
Second farmer grandpa story. One time he went down to the creek with the dozer tractor and a chain. He was gone like all morning and came back with a giant rock (like five feet high by 8 feet square) chained behind the tractor and he just dragged it on the road and stopped in his front yard and unhooked it.

"Hey Grandpa, what's with the giant rock in the front yard?"

"All the rich folks have big rocks in their front yard"

:love:
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Post by: mocat on February 06, 2015, 02:46:31 PM
Second farmer grandpa story. One time he went down to the creek with the dozer tractor and a chain. He was gone like all morning and came back with a giant rock (like five feet high by 8 feet square) chained behind the tractor and he just dragged it on the road and stopped in his front yard and unhooked it.

"Hey Grandpa, what's with the giant rock in the front yard?"

"All the rich folks have big rocks in their front yard"

:love:

was it a white rock?   :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 02:47:49 PM
Second farmer grandpa story. One time he went down to the creek with the dozer tractor and a chain. He was gone like all morning and came back with a giant rock (like five feet high by 8 feet square) chained behind the tractor and he just dragged it on the road and stopped in his front yard and unhooked it.

"Hey Grandpa, what's with the giant rock in the front yard?"

"All the rich folks have big rocks in their front yard"

:love:

haha, we had a real big rock in front of our yard too.  we lived off a paved highway, and there was a big groove down about 200 yards of it, where meow meow dad pulled that rock down the road behind his tractor (red).
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Post by: michigancat on February 06, 2015, 02:48:32 PM
Second farmer grandpa story. One time he went down to the creek with the dozer tractor and a chain. He was gone like all morning and came back with a giant rock (like five feet high by 8 feet square) chained behind the tractor and he just dragged it on the road and stopped in his front yard and unhooked it.

"Hey Grandpa, what's with the giant rock in the front yard?"

"All the rich folks have big rocks in their front yard"

:love:

was it a white rock?   :horrorsurprise:

:nono:

I mean it was, but don't you get any ideas, you.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 02:56:28 PM
I've got a grandpa story too, michigancat.

I stayed with him for a week every summer and he'd always take a day off to take me fishing at one of his ponds. On this day I had caught a monster. I mean, it was really fighting me. Afer 15 minutes of struggling, I finally got it to the bank. What was it you're wondering? A HUGE rough ridin' SNAPPING TURTLE. I was pretty pumped about it. I couldn't wait to play with it. But you know what? I didn't get to play with it. You know why? My grandpa grabbed his machete and chopped his rough ridin' head off. I was like 8 and obviously in shock.

"Grandpa, why? Why did you do that?" said a young Wacky.

"They eat up all the fish. He's better off dead." said grandpa.

/scene
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on February 06, 2015, 03:11:04 PM
how big is an acre of land
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on February 06, 2015, 03:11:53 PM
how big is an acre of land

43,560sf
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Spracne on February 06, 2015, 03:16:38 PM
how big is an acre of land

43,560sf

0.404686 hectare
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 03:18:22 PM
I've got a grandpa story too, michigancat.

I stayed with him for a week every summer and he'd always take a day off to take me fishing at one of his ponds. On this day I had caught a monster. I mean, it was really fighting me. Afer 15 minutes of struggling, I finally got it to the bank. What was it you're wondering? A HUGE rough ridin' SNAPPING TURTLE. I was pretty pumped about it. I couldn't wait to play with it. But you know what? I didn't get to play with it. You know why? My grandpa grabbed his machete and chopped his rough ridin' head off. I was like 8 and obviously in shock.

"Grandpa, why? Why did you do that?" said a young Wacky.

"They eat up all the fish. He's better off dead." said grandpa.

/scene
Think about it.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Fedor on February 06, 2015, 03:19:14 PM
how big is an acre of land

43,560sf

0.404686 hectare
1/640 of a sq. mile
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 06, 2015, 03:21:05 PM
I've got a grandpa story too, michigancat.

I stayed with him for a week every summer and he'd always take a day off to take me fishing at one of his ponds. On this day I had caught a monster. I mean, it was really fighting me. Afer 15 minutes of struggling, I finally got it to the bank. What was it you're wondering? A HUGE rough ridin' SNAPPING TURTLE. I was pretty pumped about it. I couldn't wait to play with it. But you know what? I didn't get to play with it. You know why? My grandpa grabbed his machete and chopped his rough ridin' head off. I was like 8 and obviously in shock.

"Grandpa, why? Why did you do that?" said a young Wacky.

"They eat up all the fish. He's better off dead." said grandpa.

/scene

If your grandpa weren't there, you probably wouldn't still have 10 fingers.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 03:21:54 PM
how big is an acre of land

43,560sf

0.404686 hectare
1/640 of a sq. mile

14,520 sq yards
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 03:22:33 PM
I've got a grandpa story too, michigancat.

I stayed with him for a week every summer and he'd always take a day off to take me fishing at one of his ponds. On this day I had caught a monster. I mean, it was really fighting me. Afer 15 minutes of struggling, I finally got it to the bank. What was it you're wondering? A HUGE rough ridin' SNAPPING TURTLE. I was pretty pumped about it. I couldn't wait to play with it. But you know what? I didn't get to play with it. You know why? My grandpa grabbed his machete and chopped his rough ridin' head off. I was like 8 and obviously in shock.

"Grandpa, why? Why did you do that?" said a young Wacky.

"They eat up all the fish. He's better off dead." said grandpa.

/scene

If your grandpa weren't there, you probably wouldn't still have 10 fingers.
Yup. He's the real hero.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ltrain on February 06, 2015, 03:25:29 PM
ltrain grandpa farmer story...

ltrain g-pa lets city slicker ltrain disc his first field.  G-pa makes the first pass then turns it over to ltrain.  ltrain asks g-pa what he wants him to do when he gets done.  ltrain g-pa laughs it off and says "you won't get done before i get back".  so ltrain off ltrain goes, it starts getting dark, ltrain keeps going, its getting darker, ltrain finds the lights and keeps going.  Meanwhile ltrain g-pa is climbing into bed when ltrain g-ma says "where's ltrain?"  ltrain g-pa says 'oh crap, i left him out there'. 
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 03:40:59 PM
how big is an acre of land

43,560sf

0.404686 hectare
1/640 of a sq. mile

14,520 sq yards

to put that in perspective pissclams, that is roughly the size of a little over 2 football fields, 2.26875 football fields to be exact.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 03:43:25 PM
i'm kidding, none of that is correct
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Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 03:46:02 PM
3/4 of one football field = an acre
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 03:55:25 PM
my dad grew up on a farm in south dakota, and one time the kids were playing in the dirt road and their border collie (Quincy) ran into the road and barked at trucks that were coming so they didn't run over the kids

i bet that poor dog was trying to kill off the kids and none of the stupid drivers could figure out what he wanted.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 03:56:09 PM
everyone in my area is strictly angus. my great grandpa was the last of hereford cattle farmers around.

 :frown:
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Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 03:56:48 PM
how do you decide which of my questions to answer and which ones to ignore?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on February 06, 2015, 03:58:23 PM
my dad grew up on a farm in south dakota, and one time the kids were playing in the dirt road and their border collie (Quincy) ran into the road and barked at trucks that were coming so they didn't run over the kids

i bet that poor dog was trying to kill off the kids and none of the stupid drivers could figure out what he wanted.

 :sdeek:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Fedor on February 06, 2015, 04:14:15 PM
how big is an acre of land

43,560sf

0.404686 hectare
1/640 of a sq. mile

14,520 sq yards
lol, no
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Post by: XocolateThundarr on February 06, 2015, 04:26:28 PM
Lots of lol in this thread.  Would read again!
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Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 06, 2015, 04:49:14 PM
did you call lunch "dinner" and dinner "super"?

supper. Sheesh.

Do you need to put on your KC Chiefs outfit?

oh go coach some 8 man football Cletus
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 05:08:32 PM

how do you decide which of my questions to answer and which ones to ignore?

I answer all of them. Will continue tonight.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on February 06, 2015, 05:23:09 PM
everyone in my area is strictly angus. my great grandpa was the last of hereford cattle farmers around.

 :frown:

my dad and brother in law like angus because they're much more tame and easier to handle than other cows. If they have a crazy heifer they will sell it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 05:52:37 PM
Wild cows are better mothers according to stupid Cowboys I know
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cire on February 06, 2015, 05:56:19 PM
My grandpa always raised Hereford because he thought Angus were a pain in the ass
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 05:57:35 PM
Sd dad has never once mentioned any cow being a bigger pain in the ass than any other ever
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 06, 2015, 05:59:03 PM
your father pretty much sounds like an accountant that counts cows.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 06, 2015, 06:10:02 PM
So was your house far away from other houses? Like more than walking distance?
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Post by: Cire on February 06, 2015, 06:10:04 PM
Were your farm family cold blooded killers of any vermin on earth?  My grandpa turned into the iceman if an opossum dared get trapped or too many barn cats were born
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 06:27:07 PM
So was your house far away from other houses? Like more than walking distance?

yes
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 06:27:55 PM
Were your farm family cold blooded killers of any vermin on earth?  My grandpa turned into the iceman if an opossum dared get trapped or too many barn cats were born

ehh, not really. sddad didn't like coyotes but I don't know why. they aren't killing a baby cow if the mom cow isn't a garbage parent anyway.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 06, 2015, 06:29:12 PM
When you "went to the city" growing up. Where was it? GC?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 08:15:22 PM
+1 on the Deere over Case IH.  Running an operation with John Deere is infinitely more prestigious than running the same operation with Case IH.  Personally, I'm partial to older Ford tractors.

SD, did you like running a hitch boom on your Type I hitch?

I have no idea what that means
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 08:16:47 PM
your father pretty much sounds like an accountant that counts cows.

lol, close
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 06, 2015, 08:35:26 PM
tell me more about the trucks
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Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 08:43:38 PM
tell me more about the trucks

well, there are tons. some are huge. some are those semi trucks that we used to haul cows around in this huge double decker cow hauler trailer. they poop right out the side. there is cow poop all sprayed down the side from the first and second level. DO NOT stand next to it when there are tons of cows in it. sometimes I would have to clean it out with a big powerwasher. like a million tons of dried cow poop blasted out all over everything all over. there is a ramp inside that the cows can go up to the second story. it's a pretty ridiculous thing, you would have to see it. I can't explain it good. holds like a thousand cows.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on February 06, 2015, 08:48:01 PM
did renocat work for your dad during his formative years?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 06, 2015, 09:06:07 PM
What is the most farmy thing you've ever done
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 09:09:20 PM
What is the most farmy thing you've ever done

farm for like an entire day (24 hours+) with no sleep
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on February 06, 2015, 09:09:36 PM
what kind of cow is curtis kitchen?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 09:16:11 PM
what kind of cow is curtis kitchen?

I only know of like 5 kinds of cows and only because we had those kinds. I would say he is a very low intelligence hereford that thinks he's a smart hereford and doesn't know that everyone else knows.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on February 06, 2015, 09:20:46 PM
if someone tries to serve me some hereford garbage steak i will throw it at their stupid face from now on
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 06, 2015, 09:22:03 PM
Was it lonely living far away from civilization
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on February 06, 2015, 09:22:17 PM
do cows make any sounds other than mooing?  like weird grunts or anything?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 06, 2015, 09:25:41 PM
Do bulls really have a nose ring?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on February 06, 2015, 09:26:14 PM
what kind of music does a charolais like?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 06, 2015, 09:26:57 PM
What was the special "going out to eat" place?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on February 06, 2015, 09:27:29 PM
(those cows sound sophisticated AF)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 06, 2015, 09:28:10 PM
Did you ever milk the cows?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 09:31:48 PM
Was it lonely living far away from civilization

no
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 06, 2015, 09:32:00 PM
Has a cow ever sneezed on you?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 09:32:38 PM
do cows make any sounds other than mooing?  like weird grunts or anything?

not really. really loud moos. like scream moos when bulls fight.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 09:33:22 PM
Do bulls really have a nose ring?

no.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 09:33:45 PM
what kind of music does a charolais like?

probably country but I'm just guessing
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 09:35:18 PM
What was the special "going out to eat" place?

toss up between:

Pizza Hut
Bobs Drive Inn
Chuckwagon
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 09:35:48 PM
Has a cow ever sneezed on you?

no
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on February 06, 2015, 09:37:38 PM
Did you have one of your own cows butchered or did SD mom just buy beef at the iga or whatever?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 09:40:41 PM
Did you have one of your own cows butchered or did SD mom just buy beef at the iga or whatever?

yeah, always. I actually have half of my freezer right now full of our beef. when I was there over christmas sddad showed me the fat piece of crap that was up next. he's off by himself getting delivered bowls full of the most delicious grains, grasses, and distillers leavings. he's like the king of all the cows for awhile. worth it imo.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 06, 2015, 09:50:58 PM
What's 1 thing you miss about Farmin' or Truckin' or Tractorin'? What is something you do NOT miss?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 06, 2015, 09:57:08 PM
Also, did you listen to the Royals on radio while you worked the cows? Did you have a field where the grass was mowed short for a while and then long, and the long grass was a home run when you were hitting a baseball or a wiffle ball or a hedgeapple or whatever?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 10:00:27 PM
What was the special "going out to eat" place?

toss up between:

Pizza Hut
Bobs Drive Inn
Chuckwagon

It was always a big deal going to Pizza Hut, it will always have a special place in my heart
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on February 06, 2015, 10:02:14 PM
You have SD Dad exploiting his CC potential to the fullest, right?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 10:02:30 PM
What's 1 thing you miss about Farmin' or Truckin' or Tractorin'? What is something you do NOT miss?

man, this is tough. I miss a lot about it. like working and seeing what I've done at the end of the day. stepping out of a tractor at 2 AM in the middle of the field and seeing a huge starfield above me and not hearing a single sound other than the cooling engine of the tractor I was operating. the smell of a lot of things at night. it was just a different smell. like alfalfa smells different at night. being so cold I want to die and then getting into a truck and it's so hot that I want to die from hot an hour later but that middle time where I'm thawing out is so great. I miss some of the camaraderie from some of the cowboys when we got done doing something really long and it made me feel like I was older and one of them when I was like 10-14 or whatever. I miss the days when it rains so you don't do anything and everyone just is happy because it's raining which seems like a stupid thing to be happy about.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 10:04:51 PM
What's 1 thing you miss about Farmin' or Truckin' or Tractorin'? What is something you do NOT miss?

man, this is tough. I miss a lot about it. like working and seeing what I've done at the end of the day. stepping out of a tractor at 2 AM in the middle of the field and seeing a huge starfield above me and not hearing a single sound other than the cooling engine of the tractor I was operating. the smell of a lot of things at night. it was just a different smell. like alfalfa smells different at night. being so cold I want to die and then getting into a truck and it's so hot that I want to die from hot an hour later but that middle time where I'm thawing out is so great. I miss some of the camaraderie from some of the cowboys when we got done doing something really long and it made me feel like I was older and one of them when I was like 10-14 or whatever. I miss the days when it rains so you don't do anything and everyone just is happy because it's raining which seems like a stupid thing to be happy about.

On a scale of 1-7, where are you at right now?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 06, 2015, 10:06:03 PM
When lil SD* is a bit older, he should go do a week on the ranch with Grandpa SD every summer to get a taste of that life.





*stud halloween costume
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on February 06, 2015, 10:06:17 PM
that's the best short story I've ever read
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 10:06:26 PM
like 4
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: AppleJack on February 06, 2015, 10:08:42 PM
steve - how are you?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2015, 10:10:45 PM
What a great Friday thread, I recalled a lot of memories today, thank you for that Steve dave
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 10:42:14 PM
steve - how are you?

very good, how are you friend?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 10:44:11 PM
What a great Friday thread, I recalled a lot of memories today, thank you for that Steve dave

yeah friend!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on February 06, 2015, 10:46:42 PM
two cowboys come in to the chuck wagon groveling for a job.  one likes miller lite, the other likes ommegang (hypothetical AF). who do you hire?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: AppleJack on February 06, 2015, 10:47:11 PM
steve - how are you?

very good, how are you friend?

All things considered, I'm doing well.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 10:47:25 PM
Also, did you listen to the Royals on radio while you worked the cows? Did you have a field where the grass was mowed short for a while and then long, and the long grass was a home run when you were hitting a baseball or a wiffle ball or a hedgeapple or whatever?

yes to royals
yes to that other stuff but just because we mowed it like that on purpose
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 10:49:05 PM
steve - how are you?

very good, how are you friend?

All things considered, I'm doing well.

how about if we could still turntable right now  :frown:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on February 06, 2015, 10:49:31 PM
were the people in the next county over Rockies fans?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 10:50:57 PM
two cowboys come in to the chuck wagon groveling for a job.  one likes miller lite, the other likes ommegang (hypothetical AF). who do you hire?

when we needed cowboys sddad legitimately did an ad in the high plains journal for a cowboy or whatever. it's ridiculous to think about. I will ask him next time we talk if that's how he still does it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 10:52:38 PM
were the people in the next county over Rockies fans?

no. our radios never got denver sports teams broadcasts. dodge city, garden city, liberal...all huge royals affiliates.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on February 06, 2015, 10:54:00 PM
kansas america :emawkid:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 06, 2015, 10:54:19 PM
were the people in the next county over Rockies fans?

no. our radios never got denver sports teams broadcasts. dodge city, garden city, liberal...all huge royals affiliates.

Hell Yeah!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 10:55:15 PM
this is the high plains journal:

http://www.hpj.com/
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 06, 2015, 10:56:14 PM
How many non-cow Animals were there?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: AppleJack on February 06, 2015, 10:56:55 PM
steve - how are you?

very good, how are you friend?

All things considered, I'm doing well.

how about if we could still turntable right now  :frown:

like the good old days of Miller Lite and prego wives  :frown:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 10:57:31 PM
How many non-cow Animals were there?

like, ever?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 06, 2015, 10:59:39 PM
How many non-cow Animals were there?

like, ever?

lol no silly. At a given time how many dogs, horses, goats, pigs, whatever were there on SDDad Ranch? Vermon and birds and deer and stuff obvioulsy don't count.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on February 06, 2015, 11:00:13 PM
would you try to sneak in parties at remote areas of the farm?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 11:04:55 PM
How many non-cow Animals were there?

like, ever?

lol no silly. At a given time how many dogs, horses, goats, pigs, whatever were there on SDDad Ranch? Vermon and birds and deer and stuff obvioulsy don't count.

~1 dog
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 11:07:47 PM
would you try to sneak in parties at remote areas of the farm?

yes, always. I think the hard part of being a hick ks cow farmer is that you have shitloads of places for your offspring to throw raggers for their bruhs/bruhdettes and you really have no way to find them because it's a large area to cover.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Frankenklein on February 06, 2015, 11:15:40 PM
Did any of your cows ever get hardware disease
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2015, 11:24:53 PM
Did any of your cows ever get hardware disease
no
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 06, 2015, 11:29:10 PM
this thread is up very late at night  :D
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on February 07, 2015, 07:15:06 AM

this is the high plains journal:

http://www.hpj.com/
why do you think the print edition was such a weird size?


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on February 07, 2015, 07:15:40 AM
Thanks for this thread. Too bad it had to be during hoops season.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on February 07, 2015, 08:35:24 AM
would you try to sneak in parties at remote areas of the farm?

yes, always. I think the hard part of being a hick ks cow farmer is that you have shitloads of places for your offspring to throw raggers for their bruhs/bruhdettes and you really have no way to find them because it's a large area to cover.
Exxx!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on February 07, 2015, 09:23:55 AM
SD-

When I eventually inherit like 1/3 of my grandparents farmland (NW KS) how should I "Rent" it out to the local yokels? Flat fee every year? Take 1/3 of the cut? Pro's and con's of each?

Non irrigated dryland farming, assuming my uncles don't screw my dad out of his share and assuming I can screw my sibling out of their share I could eventually end up with UP TO 3 quarter sections. So like almost a square mile from what I understand.

Keep in mind that the land will be held in a LLC that will never turn a profit, everything will be spent on "Expenses" like a HUGE F-250 Ford.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 09:26:24 AM
SD-

When I eventually inherit like 1/3 of my grandparents farmland (NW KS) how should I "Rent" it out to the local yokels? Flat fee every year? Take 1/3 of the cut? Pro's and con's of each?

Non irrigated dryland farming, assuming my uncles don't screw my dad out of his share and assuming I can screw my sibling out of their share I could eventually end up with UP TO 3 quarter sections. So like almost a square mile from what I understand.

Keep in mind that the land will be held in a LLC that will never turn a profit, everything will be spent on "Expenses" like a HUGE F-250 Ford.

I think most people take a cut of the revenue on farms but just lease it for a fee for like cows to eat.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on February 07, 2015, 09:29:33 AM
Also you should definitely send SD jr down there for summers when he gets older.

I spent a couple weeks each summer on my grandparents farm when is was in the 8-12 range and absolutely loved it.

Typical day below

-Wake up and watch like 2 hours of cartoon network because grandparents had a huge satellite that picked up like every channel.
-Ride 30 minutes into town with gramps and sit around the coop watching them drink coffee and smoke cigarettes
- Do some random chores like throw food scraps to pigs and collect tumble weeds to burn (Only if it had rained recently)
- Grab a .22 and a 4 wheeler and chase rabbits around all day
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 09:31:53 AM
Also you should definitely send SD jr down there for summers when he gets older.

I spent a couple weeks each summer on my grandparents farm when is was in the 8-12 range and absolutely loved it.

Typical day below

-Wake up and watch like 2 hours of cartoon network because grandparents had a huge satellite that picked up like every channel.
-Ride 30 minutes into town with gramps and sit around the coop watching them drink coffee and smoke cigarettes
- Do some random chores like throw food scraps to pigs and collect tumble weeds to burn (Only if it had rained recently)
- Grab a .22 and a 4 wheeler and chase rabbits around all day

literally none of those things happen on sddads farm. that's like some farm disneyworld.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 09:32:55 AM
lil sd did ride in the feed truck with sddad over christmas break. loved blasting the horn. it's like one of those truck horns you pull down on the string or whatever. just went nuts blasting it the entire time. the cows didn't care. they just wanted the food in their bowl.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dlew12 on February 07, 2015, 09:49:31 AM
The life you described sounded like a pretty romantic upbringing to me. Did you want to be a cow farmer when you grew up when you were a little boy?  If so, can you remember when you decided that that life wasn't for you?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on February 07, 2015, 09:51:38 AM
Steve Dave, would you ever go back? Like after your kid is all grown up?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Kat Kid on February 07, 2015, 09:56:14 AM
I have a friend with a horse farm and he also works a 9-5 (wife does lessons and keeps other people's horses out there) and it sounds miserable.  Nostalgia is a very skilled and beautiful lying liar.  Which is great, but just don't dive in to the shimmering water.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 10:01:16 AM
The life you described sounded like a pretty romantic upbringing to me. Did you want to be a cow farmer when you grew up when you were a little boy?  If so, can you remember when you decided that that life wasn't for you?

no. very very early. it's romantic but it's not a job, it's a life. like my dad and all of us had work on christmas morning and every other day. he has plenty of people working for him but obviously they want time with their family too. he would always say "cattle have to eat on christmas/saturday/thanksgiving/whatever too". he wouldn't take vacations for more than a few days because he couldn't handle being away. I'm sure there are a lot of more casual farmers that wouldn't have a problem leaving someone else in charge for a bit but that's not how my dad did stuff (still doesn't). he works sun up to sun down most days. he would tell me all the time that it's not a life he wanted for me or my siblings. I didn't want it either. mostly when people ask me why I didn't want to become a rancher I just tell them "because I grew up on a ranch"
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 10:01:50 AM
Steve Dave, would you ever go back? Like after your kid is all grown up?

no
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Post by: Dlew12 on February 07, 2015, 10:03:00 AM
makes sense.  wonderful thread, sd.  just what this combofan season needed.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 10:03:38 AM
I have a friend with a horse farm and he also works a 9-5 (wife does lessons and keeps other people's horses out there) and it sounds miserable.  Nostalgia is a very skilled and beautiful lying liar.  Which is great, but just don't dive in to the shimmering water.

oh absolutely. for every piece of nostalgia there are a hundred pieces of hot/freezing, coverd in cow poop, bleeding hands, exhaustion, awful memories.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 10:06:32 AM
the real hero growing up on the ranch is my mom. YOU DA REAL MVP MOM! how people marry and stay with farmer/ranchers like my dad is a mystery. he's a really fantastic person but that's not a life anyone should voluntarily sign up for.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 07, 2015, 10:07:11 AM
Did you drain the hell out of that aquifer that people get freaked out about?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Kat Kid on February 07, 2015, 10:08:20 AM
The life you described sounded like a pretty romantic upbringing to me. Did you want to be a cow farmer when you grew up when you were a little boy?  If so, can you remember when you decided that that life wasn't for you?

no. very very early. it's romantic but it's not a job, it's a life. like my dad and all of us had work on christmas morning and every other day. he has plenty of people working for him but obviously they want time with their family too. he would always say "cattle have to eat on christmas/saturday/thanksgiving/whatever too". he wouldn't take vacations for more than a few days because he couldn't handle being away. I'm sure there are a lot of more casual farmers that wouldn't have a problem leaving someone else in charge for a bit but that's not how my dad did stuff (still doesn't). he works sun up to sun down most days. he would tell me all the time that it's not a life he wanted for me or my siblings. I didn't want it either. mostly when people ask me why I didn't want to become a rancher I just tell them "because I grew up on a ranch"

This.  When I worked for beef research and the dairy farm on campus that was the favorite refrain of everyone there.  I ended up working a ton of holidays because I lived in town and it definitely taught me a lot about how life is off the academic calendar.  I ran right back to the academic calendar.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 10:08:29 AM

Did you drain the hell out of that aquifer that people get freaked out about?

Yes, still draining it actually. My dad had to testify in the KS Supreme Court about the topic like five years ago.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on February 07, 2015, 10:38:40 AM

this is the high plains journal:

http://www.hpj.com/
why do you think the print edition was such a weird size?


Gonna win 'em all!
This was a question that I wanted answered. Also, it was to show my HHPJIQ.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wetwillie on February 07, 2015, 10:44:27 AM
How many cows are we talking here like 1000?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on February 07, 2015, 10:47:48 AM
sd, did you have any favorite farmer magazines to read? I used to hate BEEF because there weren't as many cool tractor picture. I think Farm Industry News was my fave.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on February 07, 2015, 10:53:46 AM
Did you get "Farm and Ranch Living" magazine? I submitted a picture of my dad one time and the picture and my little explanation got published. That is probably, not gEing, one of the greatest things I have ever done.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on February 07, 2015, 10:54:41 AM
Did the transition from small square bales to big round bales give you more free time?
Did you ever have to pitch silage?
Did you ever have to steeple fence where the posts were made of hedge?
What was your preferred brand of barbed wire?
Dad ever make you spray brush with 2-4-5-t and diesel fuel?
Did you prefer a hot shot or a sorting stick?  Whip?
Do you have a brand registered with the state?

Tom



Tom
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 11:27:40 AM


this is the high plains journal:

http://www.hpj.com/
why do you think the print edition was such a weird size?


Gonna win 'em all!
This was a question that I wanted answered. Also, it was to show my HHPJIQ.

I have no idea
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 11:28:22 AM

How many cows are we talking here like 1000?

More but not like ten thousand. Medium cow farm size I think.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 11:28:56 AM

sd, did you have any favorite farmer magazines to read? I used to hate BEEF because there weren't as many cool tractor picture. I think Farm Industry News was my fave.

We had those but I ignored them. I liked the auto trader for tractors one though.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 11:29:17 AM

Did you get "Farm and Ranch Living" magazine? I submitted a picture of my dad one time and the picture and my little explanation got published. That is probably, not gEing, one of the greatest things I have ever done.

I don't think so
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on February 07, 2015, 11:31:32 AM
did you ever go cow tipping?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 11:32:04 AM

Did the transition from small square bales to big round bales give you more free time?
Did you ever have to pitch silage?
Did you ever have to steeple fence where the posts were made of hedge?
What was your preferred brand of barbed wire?
Dad ever make you spray brush with 2-4-5-t and diesel fuel?
Did you prefer a hot shot or a sorting stick?  Whip?
Do you have a brand registered with the state?

We have a huge square bailer. Makes enormous ones the size of like three round bales. Huge.

No to silege

Yes, we had some of those shitty fences. What a PITA

No idea on brand of wire

No on spraying thing

Hot shot. I would zap flys with it against the metal shoot

Yes on brand. Actually multiples.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: chum1 on February 07, 2015, 11:37:20 AM
Did you ever try to set the cows free so that they could live in the wild like they were meant to?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 12:05:12 PM

did you ever go cow tipping?

No
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 12:06:18 PM
Did you ever try to set the cows free so that they could live in the wild like they were meant to?

No, they set themselves free a lot though. The sheriff would call us at like 2am and we'd go see if they were our cows running all over or not
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 07, 2015, 01:38:33 PM
Did you ever get paid for your work?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 07, 2015, 01:41:54 PM

Did you ever try to set the cows free so that they could live in the wild like they were meant to?

No, they set themselves free a lot though. The sheriff would call us at like 2am and we'd go see if they were our vows running all over or not

Wow, yeah! My dad has a hobby farm in the middle of some cow farms and those cows are just chillin on the road all the time. My dog will just stand like 20ft away and bark at them
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 07, 2015, 01:43:49 PM
When you "went to the city" growing up. Where was it? GC?
:impatient:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 02:56:08 PM
Did you ever get paid for your work?

yes, I think I started at like $4 an hour when I was in 5th'ish grade up to like $10'ish an hour in HS.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 02:57:06 PM
When you "went to the city" growing up. Where was it? GC?
:impatient:

sorry, missed this one. Dodge City usually. Sometimes Liberal. Rarely GC (it was like 20 minutes further away). A couple visits a year to like Wichita or KC for big shopping trips.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 07, 2015, 02:58:20 PM
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 02:59:35 PM

Did you ever try to set the cows free so that they could live in the wild like they were meant to?

No, they set themselves free a lot though. The sheriff would call us at like 2am and we'd go see if they were our vows running all over or not

Wow, yeah! My dad has a hobby farm in the middle of some cow farms and those cows are just chillin on the road all the time. My dog will just stand like 20ft away and bark at them

also, sddad is kind of bitter at the local sherrif's office because he thinks they just call him anytime cows are out because they know he'll go out and see who they belong to even if they aren't ours and other cow farmers will be like "meh, will check in the morning" or something. I don't know if it's true but he thinks it is. claims that like 3/4 time he goes out the cows belong to someone else.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 07, 2015, 03:07:24 PM
what does a big shopping trip consist of?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 03:09:50 PM
what does a big shopping trip consist of?

like school clothes, going to stores that aren't in Dodge City, visit to worlds of fun and a royals game or some wichita thing.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: WillieWatanabe on February 07, 2015, 05:44:23 PM
Did you dad refer to himself as a farmer or rancher? what about you?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: WillieWatanabe on February 07, 2015, 05:45:27 PM
Did you have fun/interesting names for certain pierces of land? like "time to go swath up at Willow's bend farm"
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: WillieWatanabe on February 07, 2015, 05:47:40 PM
the real hero growing up on the ranch is my mom. YOU DA REAL MVP MOM! how people marry and stay with farmer/ranchers like my dad is a mystery. he's a really fantastic person but that's not a life anyone should voluntarily sign up for.

was sdmom a daughter of a farmer?  WWmom was raised on a farm and was one of like 8 girls, so she had to do chores all the time. I think that's why she didn't mind living that life.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Trim on February 07, 2015, 05:53:26 PM
Did you answer mine?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on February 07, 2015, 06:16:04 PM
Serious cow farm question.

You have mentioned how you have to feed the cows everyday. Couldn't the cows just eat the grass for like a week in the summer without being checked on? Couldn't you just throw out like 5x the normal amount of hay bales in the winter and spend the week in Cabo?

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 07:01:59 PM

Did you dad refer to himself as a farmer or rancher? what about you?

Both I guess depending on who he was talking to
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 07:02:54 PM

Did you have fun/interesting names for certain pierces of land? like "time to go swath up at Willow's bend farm"

Yes, definitely. I never really paid attention to what was called what and sddad would get really aggravated.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 07:04:39 PM

the real hero growing up on the ranch is my mom. YOU DA REAL MVP MOM! how people marry and stay with farmer/ranchers like my dad is a mystery. he's a really fantastic person but that's not a life anyone should voluntarily sign up for.

was sdmom a daughter of a farmer?  WWmom was raised on a farm and was one of like 8 girls, so she had to do chores all the time. I think that's why she didn't mind living that life.

No. Grandfather worked in an office for Northern Natural Gas (bought by rough ridin' Enron)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Phil Titola on February 07, 2015, 07:13:01 PM
Can you get gonorrhea from a tractor seat?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on February 07, 2015, 07:30:14 PM
did you have a tractor that was loosely assigned to you?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on February 07, 2015, 07:32:09 PM
can you give us some good farmer talk, like farmer equivalent submarine talk?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 07:38:26 PM

Did you answer mine?

I missed it I think
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on February 07, 2015, 07:39:59 PM
did you have CB's/two-way radios?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 07:40:55 PM

Serious cow farm question.

You have mentioned how you have to feed the cows everyday. Couldn't the cows just eat the grass for like a week in the summer without being checked on? Couldn't you just throw out like 5x the normal amount of hay bales in the winter and spend the week in Cabo?

Yes, but usually we are feed lot'ing a bunch of them which means they have to be in a small area where they get fed delicious food constantly to fatten up. The cows and bulls just hang out in pastures and only get fed when the weather is super bad. Also there is a ton of other stuff to do, like doctor sick ones, do plant stuff, tractor stuff, etc.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 07:42:05 PM

did you have a tractor that was loosely assigned to you?

I was the main hay swather one summer so I just left my stuff in it all summer.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 07:42:35 PM

can you give us some good farmer talk, like farmer equivalent submarine talk?

Not really. I ignored the high level stuff.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 07:44:31 PM

did you have CB's/two-way radios?

Yeah, 2 ways. Had our own tower thing and every cowboy had their own call number. (Unit 2, unit 3, etc). Could also make/receive phone calls from my dads way before cell phones were a big thing. His truck horn would honk after so many rings. It was quite the deal.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on February 07, 2015, 07:45:20 PM

can you give us some good farmer talk, like farmer equivalent submarine talk?

Not really. I ignored the high level stuff.

well next time you see sddad take notes and report back
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on February 07, 2015, 07:45:49 PM

did you have CB's/two-way radios?

Yeah, 2 ways. Had our own tower thing and every cowboy had their own call number. (Unit 2, unit 3, etc). Could also make/receive phone calls from my dads way before cell phones were a big thing. His truck horn would honk after so many rings. It was quite the deal.

wow! Did you ever say, "Got a copy?" or "10-4"?
Title: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 07:54:58 PM
Yes, 10-4 all the time. iirc you would say like "unit 9 (or whatever unit you were) 10-7" if you were getting ready to be away from your radio. "Unit 9 10-8" when you just got back to the radio. This was before the hand held ones which came between the truck/tractor ones and cell phones. The truck/tractor ones had this big bracket on them so you could slide them in and out of whatever thing you were driving and every cowboy had their own.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on February 07, 2015, 07:56:12 PM
this sounds like farmer talk to me!  MOAR  :drool:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 07, 2015, 07:56:50 PM
this sounds like farmer talk to me!  MOAR  :drool:

LFTIQ here but that sounds like trucker talk to me
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on February 07, 2015, 07:57:46 PM
this sounds like farmer talk to me!  MOAR  :drool:

LFTIQ here but that sounds like trucker talk to me

well go make a trucker talk thread then
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 07, 2015, 08:00:04 PM
I don't think I'd be the best blogger for a trucker talk thread TBT.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wetwillie on February 07, 2015, 08:04:21 PM
My uncle and grandparents had cb's on top of their fridge in the kitchen that were the "base". 

"Combine to base" "we are going to be finishing up on tom's quarter" "meet us with lunch on the old 40"
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on February 07, 2015, 08:06:09 PM
did you have call signs, like "rubber duck" on convoy?

When I was little we had CB's, and Grandpa was "Kingpin" and Grandma was "Star Dust" and my dad was "Big Red" (he had red hair).

That all stopped when we got radios instead of CB's. :frown:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 07, 2015, 08:07:42 PM
SD you like to rise early, is this due to your background on the Cow Ranch or is it more just life circumstance?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 08:30:57 PM

did you have call signs, like "rubber duck" on convoy?

When I was little we had CB's, and Grandpa was "Kingpin" and Grandma was "Star Dust" and my dad was "Big Red" (he had red hair).

That all stopped when we got radios instead of CB's. :frown:

No, only unit #s
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 07, 2015, 08:31:25 PM

SD you like to rise early, is this due to your background on the Cow Ranch or is it more just life circumstance?

Hmmm, maybe. Never thought about it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Trim on February 07, 2015, 08:35:48 PM

Did you answer mine?

I missed it I think

Is Tully Corcoran (sp?) reviewing these questions as well?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 08, 2015, 09:13:14 AM


Did you answer mine?

I missed it I think

Is Tully Corcoran (sp?) reviewing these questions as well?

No, burning trash doesn't qualify you
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 08, 2015, 09:32:18 AM
Ever had cows rustled?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 08, 2015, 09:37:40 AM
How long does 1 cow worth of cow meat last your family
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 08, 2015, 12:30:29 PM

Ever had cows rustled?

Yeah, but it's usually pretty small time. Every couple years a trashy HS kid or local trash will try to steal like one cow and sell it at a cow sale not far away. Always get caught. Branding pretty much makes it impossible to get away with.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 08, 2015, 12:30:38 PM

How long does 1 cow worth of cow meat last your family

Like a year
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Trim on February 08, 2015, 02:26:58 PM
Does the ranch take credit cards?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 08, 2015, 03:02:38 PM
Does the ranch take credit cards?

no, check or cash only.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ChiCat on February 08, 2015, 03:27:03 PM
Any other farm scams that you know of?  I like a good farm scam
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 08, 2015, 03:29:11 PM
Do you waste coyotes on sight?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 08, 2015, 04:19:20 PM

Any other farm scams that you know of?  I like a good farm scam

Not really
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 08, 2015, 04:20:18 PM

Do you waste coyotes on sight?

Most farmers do I think. Sddad does usually. I don't think they actually do any harm to anything no so I would just look at them.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 08, 2015, 05:11:50 PM
My farmer buddies would go into a blind rage at the mere sight of a coyote
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on February 08, 2015, 05:31:23 PM
do you ever see any deer on the farm and do you shoot them?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on February 08, 2015, 05:33:47 PM
have any cow mutilations happened on your farm?  like the ones they talk about on 'unexplained files' and the news and stuff?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on February 08, 2015, 05:35:25 PM
do you also have some fields of corn and have you ever had crop circles?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: chum1 on February 08, 2015, 05:59:36 PM
My parents moved out of Manhattan not to farm, but just so they wouldn't have to live too close to other people. Their neighbors have a bunch of sheep. The sheep belong to the woman who lives there and is some hippie horticulture professor or something. Her husband shoots coyotes, which definitely kill the sheep. He is an academic reseacher of some plant related stuff, too. And he's Iraqui. So, my dad's take on the whole sheep situation is, "Yeah, see, in the part of the world where he's from they've been doing this stuff a LONG, LONG time."
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sonofdaxjones on February 08, 2015, 06:18:31 PM
My parents moved out of Manhattan not to farm, but just so they wouldn't have to live too close to other people. Their neighbors have a bunch of sheep. The sheep belong to the woman who lives there and is some hippie horticulture professor or something. Her husband shoots coyotes, which definitely kill the sheep. He is an academic reseacher of some plant related stuff, too. And he's Iraqui. So, my dad's take on the whole sheep situation is, "Yeah, see, in the part of the world where he's from they've been doing this stuff a LONG, LONG time."

Well Chum, you have to admit that's a pretty good real world take.

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on February 08, 2015, 07:30:53 PM
have any cow mutilations happened on your farm?  like the ones they talk about on 'unexplained files' and the news and stuff?

Had one at my grandparents farm!  :runaway: Well at least that's what they told me. Had pictures and everything, young calf, dead, no blood in it, no exterior wounds.

Or something like that.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Phil Titola on February 08, 2015, 07:33:38 PM
Did you have a rural route (RR) number?  How many rotted out cars/trucks/tractors/etc were located throughout the property?  How many cats did you own?  Did you have a Schwann delivery truck, if so, what was your favorite item?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 08, 2015, 07:48:43 PM
do you ever see any deer on the farm and do you shoot them?

Yes, tons.

No
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 08, 2015, 07:48:54 PM

have any cow mutilations happened on your farm?  like the ones they talk about on 'unexplained files' and the news and stuff?

No
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 08, 2015, 07:49:12 PM

do you also have some fields of corn and have you ever had crop circles?

Yes.

No.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 08, 2015, 07:53:07 PM

Did you have a rural route (RR) number?  How many rotted out cars/trucks/tractors/etc were located throughout the property?  How many cats did you own?  Did you have a Schwann delivery truck, if so, what was your favorite item?

Yes.

Probably over 100. A lot of them just came with land we acquired. Sometimes my dad will have this guy come haul them off in exchange for the guy getting to sell them for scrap or keep them or whatever.

The cats just kind of show up from time to time. They are allowed to stay but never come inside. Also they have to eat whatever the co-op brand dogfood is. When I was growing up the cat population would vary from like 2 to 20. Owls and Hawks eat a lot of the cats.

Yes. Raspberry pushup.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Benja on March 02, 2015, 01:51:35 PM
tell us a calving story, plz.

one time a cow couldn't push out the baby and just its front or back feet were sticking out and my dad hooked a chain to the feet and hooked it up to his truck and pulled on it trying to be kind of gentle but it ripped the legs off the baby cow and he then had to shoot the mother cow.

How the hell did I miss this story? It may be the worst thing I've ever heard.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 02, 2015, 02:23:06 PM
it's probably the worst thing I've seen IRL
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on March 02, 2015, 03:58:13 PM
it's probably the worst thing I've seen IRL
what did SD Dad do with the mother cow?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on March 02, 2015, 04:13:05 PM
^^^

if I had to guess, strap a log chain around her back leg and drag her out to some wooded area or a ditch or something with the tractor.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on March 02, 2015, 04:21:08 PM
as just leave it to become coyote chow?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on March 02, 2015, 04:22:23 PM
i assume it's like rats and you just drown their asses
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: chum1 on March 02, 2015, 04:34:21 PM
Was it an Angus?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on March 02, 2015, 04:43:00 PM
coyotes/vultures/you name it.  circle of life stuff.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on March 02, 2015, 04:46:39 PM
imagine if you were that coyote and you came up on this big ass heifer (pro term) just chilling there. id go tell all my buds i killed it and drug it into a ditch myself and become king of the coyotes.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Benja on March 02, 2015, 05:28:52 PM
If I was a farmer I'd spend half the day sitting on my porch staring out at the fields and taking slow sips of ice tea. Every hour or so I'd look up at the clouds and mumble incoherently about rain. The rest of the day I'd spend talking about how I'm probably "going into town" later.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 02, 2015, 05:57:17 PM
There is a real life dead cow truck that comes around and picks up all the dead cows and does something with them. You just tell them where they are. We would sometimes have, like, some huge pile of them. Very gross.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: chum1 on March 02, 2015, 06:10:35 PM
The answer is so obvious when you hear it. OF COURSE, there's a dead cow truck. Of course, there is.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 02, 2015, 06:11:10 PM
does it have a mcdonalds logo on it?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on March 02, 2015, 06:21:56 PM
does it have a mcdonalds logo on it?


What would McDonalds want with dead cows?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on March 02, 2015, 07:19:43 PM
dead cows from farms must be disposed of properly- by law.  I'm not trying to pretend to know what's going on on with all of the dead cows on sd's ranch but I do find it suspicious that they have such a problem keeping their herd alive while others in KS don't have piles of cow corpses everywhere
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on March 02, 2015, 07:33:29 PM
i bet farmer dave sr makes a shitload off dead cows
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on March 02, 2015, 07:34:02 PM
tips the dead cow truck driver, and then brands the crap out of other people's dead cows
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: EMAWican on March 02, 2015, 07:55:23 PM
I guess back in the good ole days the dead cow truck drivers would pull up up the dead cow pile, drop the tailgate, hook a log chain up to their feet, and then run the winch to pull them in.  Worst part was the fact that they had to crawl up in there to unhook the chain.  Also, in the middle of summer after a day or two the cows would bloat up like twice the size to where as soon as you touch them they explode. Now they have these grapple forks that they use instead of a chain. #pussificationof'Murica
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: EMAWican on March 02, 2015, 07:58:08 PM
Also, apparently there's more than one dead animal truck because the ones that they use for pigs is just like a trash truck.  They use a grapple to put 'em in there and then run the compactor to squeeze the juice out of them.  There's a tank up front where the juices go and the solids go into dog food or whatever.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: EMAWican on March 02, 2015, 08:02:09 PM
A kid told me a story once about this gal that used to sell the best homemade tamales ever.  Like, she sold out of them immediately because they were so good.  I guess her husband worked at a cattle feedlot.  One day a cowboy drove out along the back way and noticed someone over by the dead cow pile (place where they pile up dead cows waiting for the truck). This gal was carving the crap out of a "fresh" cow.  She never sold another tamale again.  True story.   
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on March 02, 2015, 08:06:47 PM
A kid told me a story once about this gal that used to sell the best homemade tamales ever.  Like, she sold out of them immediately because they were so good.  I guess her husband worked at a cattle feedlot.  One day a cowboy drove out along the back way and noticed someone over by the dead cow pile (place where they pile up dead cows waiting for the truck). This gal was carving the crap out of a "fresh" cow.  She never sold another tamale again.  True story.

this story is hilarious but mostly disgusting
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Kat Kid on March 02, 2015, 08:07:40 PM
I guess back in the good ole days the dead cow truck drivers would pull up up the dead cow pile, drop the tailgate, hook a log chain up to their feet, and then run the winch to pull them in.  Worst part was the fact that they had to crawl up in there to unhook the chain.  Also, in the middle of summer after a day or two the cows would bloat up like twice the size to where as soon as you touch them they explode. Now they have these grapple forks that they use instead of a chain. #pussificationof'Murica

A funny joke that the ranchers I used to work for at K-State did once was to tell me and another girl that a cow fell asleep outside and we had to wake it up.  We both had never worked on a farm so believed it. 

We went over to the cow and the vet girl and I approach it and start making noises and talking to it/clapping softly trying to wake it up without freaking it out.  She went and looked at its face and said it was dead.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Institutional Control on March 02, 2015, 08:10:35 PM
SD - what gear would you recommend I put my John Deere 4020 in while cultivating a soybean field?


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Benja on March 02, 2015, 08:33:56 PM
I saw this thing the other day where like this cow had a big hole in its side and a farmer or somebody was reaching into its stomach and doing stuff. They said lots of cows have the holes in their sides for reaching into. I'm wondering if SD knows just what the hell was going on there.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on March 02, 2015, 09:16:12 PM

Did you dad refer to himself as a farmer or rancher? what about you?

Both I guess depending on who he was talking to
You guys were ranchers.  Know how I know.  Well, I grew up on a 2600 acre farm in western Kansas, and one thing my dad taught me was the difference between a farmer and a rancher.  Told me that a farmer makes his money from raising cash corps.  Where as a rancher may have crops, but only for cattle feed.  Ranchers make their living from raising cattle.  So this is the difference.  By the way, he looked down on farmers for some reason.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on March 02, 2015, 09:27:13 PM
do you ever see any deer on the farm and do you shoot them?

Yes, tons.

No
Same here, only because we always ate what we shot.  I not eating deer when beef and pork are available.  ;)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on March 02, 2015, 09:36:47 PM

Do you waste coyotes on sight?

Most farmers do I think. Sddad does usually. I don't think they actually do any harm to anything no so I would just look at them.

We had a "Big Hat" neighbor who would get with his friends and fly a helicopter around and shoot coyotes from it.  One time they had about a mile of coyote hides hanging on a barb-wire fence.  One per post.  It stunk to high heaven, as my mom would say.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on March 02, 2015, 09:54:28 PM
There is a real life dead cow truck that comes around and picks up all the dead cows and does something with them. You just tell them where they are. We would sometimes have, like, some huge pile of them. Very gross.
Rendering plant makes dog food out of them.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: hemmy on March 02, 2015, 10:04:27 PM
There is a real life dead cow truck that comes around and picks up all the dead cows and does something with them. You just tell them where they are. We would sometimes have, like, some huge pile of them. Very gross.

I think that was an episode of Dirty Jobs
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KSUBrian on March 02, 2015, 10:05:22 PM
SD - what gear would you recommend I put my John Deere 4020 in while cultivating a soybean field?


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5th
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on March 02, 2015, 10:06:47 PM
this thread needs more steve dave
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 3maw on March 02, 2015, 11:19:10 PM
SD - what gear would you recommend I put my John Deere 4020 in while cultivating a soybean field?


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1st and park it in the barn and go get your self a jd8370R and cultivate any soil in the world.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 02, 2015, 11:23:45 PM
Is this possible, SD? https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152307380847595
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: GoodForAnother on March 03, 2015, 12:16:27 AM
did you ever have a cow that you nicknamed Colonel Angus?  if no, why not?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 03, 2015, 06:17:03 AM

SD - what gear would you recommend I put my John Deere 4020 in while cultivating a soybean field?


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I have no idea, like 7?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 03, 2015, 06:17:36 AM

I saw this thing the other day where like this cow had a big hole in its side and a farmer or somebody was reaching into its stomach and doing stuff. They said lots of cows have the holes in their sides for reaching into. I'm wondering if SD knows just what the hell was going on there.

That's state fair stuff
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 03, 2015, 06:19:42 AM

Is this possible, SD? https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152307380847595

No, that guy would be super dead
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 03, 2015, 06:20:46 AM

did you ever have a cow that you nicknamed Colonel Angus?  if no, why not?

No, didn't really name any unless they looked weird and then their name was that weird thing, like "no tail".
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on March 03, 2015, 12:55:03 PM
A funny joke that the ranchers I used to work for at K-State did once was to tell me and another girl that a cow fell asleep outside and we had to wake it up.  We both had never worked on a farm so believed it. 

We went over to the cow and the vet girl and I approach it and start making noises and talking to it/clapping softly trying to wake it up without freaking it out.  She went and looked at its face and said it was dead.

Kat Kid is a girl? I didn't know this.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 03, 2015, 01:05:04 PM
Vegetarians are dumb. Agree or disagree SD?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 03, 2015, 01:23:41 PM
Vegetarians are dumb. Agree or disagree SD?

I'm fine with them. I say eat whatever you want (unless it's like human meat or panda bear meat or something)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 03, 2015, 01:35:57 PM
Vegetarians are dumb. Agree or disagree SD?

I'm fine with them. I say eat whatever you want (unless it's like human meat or panda bear meat or something)

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Institutional Control on March 03, 2015, 02:00:26 PM

SD - what gear would you recommend I put my John Deere 4020 in while cultivating a soybean field?


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I have no idea, like 7?

That seems pretty fast. I'd probably take out half the field at that speed.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on March 03, 2015, 02:04:05 PM
why is john deere crap all green? 
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: XocolateThundarr on March 03, 2015, 02:31:31 PM
why is john deere crap all green? 

Color of money yo!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on March 03, 2015, 02:37:12 PM
why is john deere crap all green?
it looked good to Charlene
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 03, 2015, 02:57:42 PM
why is john deere crap all green?

good question, no idea
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: XocolateThundarr on March 03, 2015, 03:34:00 PM
why is john deere crap all green? 

What if I told you some is yellow?

(https://www.deere.com/common/media/images/product/motor_graders/872gp_ft4/r4a045095_rrd_872gp_486x332.jpg)

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Spracne on March 03, 2015, 03:36:23 PM
why is john deere crap all green? 

What if I told you some is yellow?

(https://www.deere.com/common/media/images/product/motor_graders/872gp_ft4/r4a045095_rrd_872gp_486x332.jpg)

I don't see what this black tractor has to do with anything...
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: XocolateThundarr on March 03, 2015, 03:40:06 PM
why is john deere crap all green? 

What if I told you some is yellow?

(https://www.deere.com/common/media/images/product/motor_graders/872gp_ft4/r4a045095_rrd_872gp_486x332.jpg)

I don't see what this black tractor has to do with anything...

You mean blue right?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Institutional Control on March 03, 2015, 03:48:31 PM
why is john deere crap all green?

Iron supplements.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 3maw on March 03, 2015, 11:57:22 PM
why is john deere crap all green? 

What if I told you some is yellow?

(https://www.deere.com/common/media/images/product/motor_graders/872gp_ft4/r4a045095_rrd_872gp_486x332.jpg)

fotoshop bullshit
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on March 04, 2015, 03:02:12 PM
OMG!!!  I just heard that SD 's nickname in high school was Seed Drill, due to all the seeds he planted out there in western Kansas.  :D
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: nicname on March 04, 2015, 03:36:49 PM
SD, not really a farm related question, but typical of small-town sporters. Did you love playing sports growing up, and how long did it take you to realize you weren't going to be a pro athlete?

Second question - What was your favorite time of year, hunting/ farming wise?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: BringBackEcoKat on March 04, 2015, 09:20:57 PM
Do you have to lube cows up before you do that weird impregnation thing and stick your arm up there? Or do you just do it?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: XocolateThundarr on March 04, 2015, 10:23:12 PM
Do you have to lube cows up before you do that weird impregnation thing and stick your arm up there? Or do you just do it?

The poop is pretty good lube if you are talking about preg checking.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on March 10, 2015, 09:28:09 AM
Hey SD, did you see The Bachelor After the Rose show last night? Well [SPOILER] Jimmy Kimmel presented the happy couple with a cow which he just walked on a leash onto the stage in front of the live audience. Would any cow do that and be comfortable around all those people or was that a trained cow?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on March 10, 2015, 09:29:29 AM
Hey SD, did you see The Bachelor After the Rose show last night? Well [SPOILER] Jimmy Kimmel presented the happy couple with a cow which he just walked on a leash onto the stage in front of the live audience. Would any cow do that and be comfortable around all those people or was that a trained cow?

That was a CGI cow
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on March 10, 2015, 09:33:12 AM
val kilmer in a cow suit
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on March 10, 2015, 09:37:38 AM
val kilmer in a cow suit

Matt Damon
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: _33 on March 10, 2015, 09:42:25 AM
sd, when I lived in P-Burg they all claimed that Phillips County was the "Cow Capital of Kansas".  Which I think meant that they had the most cows.  Could this be true?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on March 10, 2015, 09:53:34 AM
Hey SD, did you see The Bachelor After the Rose show last night? Well [SPOILER] Jimmy Kimmel presented the happy couple with a cow which he just walked on a leash onto the stage in front of the live audience. Would any cow do that and be comfortable around all those people or was that a trained cow?

follow up-  why did that cow have horns? 
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 10, 2015, 10:53:02 AM
SD, not really a farm related question, but typical of small-town sporters. Did you love playing sports growing up, and how long did it take you to realize you weren't going to be a pro athlete?

Second question - What was your favorite time of year, hunting/ farming wise?

I liked them a lot. I knew from, like, age 8'ish or so I would guess? I'm guessing your point is that small town kids can be really good at sports relative to the small amount of competition but not be great in relation to the larger amount of competition a city kid would see. which is true, but I think everyone is aware of it. I was pretty good at football and basketball for my area but knew clearly that I wasn't going to play in the NFL or even KState.

Probably, like, fall I guess. I don't hunt and only did for a short time as a kid but the weather isn't unbearable hot or freezing cold.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 10, 2015, 10:53:30 AM
Do you have to lube cows up before you do that weird impregnation thing and stick your arm up there? Or do you just do it?

we never do that
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 10, 2015, 10:54:43 AM
Hey SD, did you see The Bachelor After the Rose show last night? Well [SPOILER] Jimmy Kimmel presented the happy couple with a cow which he just walked on a leash onto the stage in front of the live audience. Would any cow do that and be comfortable around all those people or was that a trained cow?

yeah, some of the 4H kids (PROTIP: real farm/ranch kids are never under any circumstances in 4H) had cows that were basically pets.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 10, 2015, 10:55:08 AM
sd, when I lived in P-Burg they all claimed that Phillips County was the "Cow Capital of Kansas".  Which I think meant that they had the most cows.  Could this be true?

absolutely not
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on March 10, 2015, 11:05:15 AM
Hey SD, did you see The Bachelor After the Rose show last night? Well [SPOILER] Jimmy Kimmel presented the happy couple with a cow which he just walked on a leash onto the stage in front of the live audience. Would any cow do that and be comfortable around all those people or was that a trained cow?

yeah, some of the 4H kids (PROTIP: real farm/ranch kids are never under any circumstances in 4H) had cows that were basically pets.
then who the eff is in 4H?  same for Future Farmers of America?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 10, 2015, 11:10:32 AM
Hey SD, did you see The Bachelor After the Rose show last night? Well [SPOILER] Jimmy Kimmel presented the happy couple with a cow which he just walked on a leash onto the stage in front of the live audience. Would any cow do that and be comfortable around all those people or was that a trained cow?

yeah, some of the 4H kids (PROTIP: real farm/ranch kids are never under any circumstances in 4H) had cows that were basically pets.
then who the eff is in 4H?  same for Future Farmers of America?

kids whose parents are not farmers/ranchers who live in small towns. some of these parents may have a "farm" that is a side gig to their full time job with the city/county/etc. but at no point are they considered farmers or ranchers by ITK types.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 10, 2015, 11:11:59 AM
some kid: hey lil sd, are you in 4H?
lil kid sd: crap son, my LIFE is 4H.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 10, 2015, 11:14:18 AM
like, in 4H you brush off your cow with like a wire brush to make its hair pretty. you learn how to lead some stupid sheep around on a rope so it follows you around and stops where you want it. these animals are fed from like a bucket with actual food purchased from somewhere. this is so far removed from actual farming/ranching I can't even.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 10, 2015, 11:15:35 AM
4H has rocketry. elon rough ridin' musk of farmers over here blasting his crap off into space.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 10, 2015, 11:19:53 AM
4H isn't supposed to teach kids how to farm, steve dave. It's supposed to teach kids just how far their parents are willing to go to win.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on March 10, 2015, 11:20:04 AM
yeah, I mean what kind of skill is showing a hog?  follow a hog around a pen with a stick and try not to get your new shirt dirty I guess, wtf tho.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 10, 2015, 11:20:22 AM
FFA kid over here with his tie on. your dad is a rough ridin' loan officer at the bank. how the eff you future farming? why's your dad not farming right now? maybe going home when the sun is still shining could happen on your future farm. rough ridin' kids.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on March 10, 2015, 11:20:58 AM
like, in 4H you brush off your cow with like a wire brush to make its hair pretty. you learn how to lead some stupid sheep around on a rope so it follows you around and stops where you want it. these animals are fed from like a bucket with actual food purchased from somewhere. this is so far removed from actual farming/ranching I can't even.
what about the FFA?  I can remember seeing those kids around KC in my youth sporting these swagged out jean jackets, is it for OGs or what?

(http://www.kshs.org/cool/graphics/ffajacketlg.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on March 10, 2015, 11:21:32 AM
I bet The Bachelor was in 4H.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Institutional Control on March 10, 2015, 11:22:32 AM
I'm starting to think steve dave doesn't really know anything about farming.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 10, 2015, 11:22:43 AM
yeah, I mean what kind of skill is showing a hog?  follow a hog around a pen with a stick and try not to get your new shirt dirty I guess, wtf tho.

I had a friend whose hog died on him during the show. Had a heart attack. So I'm sure there is some skill involved, and that kid just didn't have what it takes.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: deputy dawg on March 10, 2015, 11:23:26 AM
Why so many references to "cows"?  Are all animal husbandry enterprises in this discussion thread devoid of steers?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on March 10, 2015, 11:24:11 AM
yeah, I mean what kind of skill is showing a hog?  follow a hog around a pen with a stick and try not to get your new shirt dirty I guess, wtf tho.

I had a friend whose hog died on him during the show. Had a heart attack. So I'm sure there is some skill involved, and that kid just didn't have what it takes.

sorry, try not to get your new shirt dirty AND don't kill your animal in the process.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: chum1 on March 10, 2015, 11:25:05 AM
There's really nothing 4-H and FFA can do to authentically demonstrate what it's like to rip the legs off of a baby cow and then shoot the mommy cow.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 10, 2015, 11:25:17 AM
FFA. I'm nine years old and I'm farming RIGHT NOW. Ain't no future about this life kid.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 10, 2015, 11:25:50 AM

There's really nothing 4-H and FFA can do to authentically demonstrate what it's like to rip the legs off of a baby cow and then shoot the mommy cow.

word
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 10, 2015, 11:26:45 AM
4H also has a dog show. Nobody farms dogs.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on March 10, 2015, 11:28:31 AM
ya you don't learn to chain up a half-out cow fetus to your f150 in 4H
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: SdK on March 10, 2015, 11:29:12 AM
I was in 4H. Woodworking and showing sheep. Also a couple Peking ducks and chickens. I grew up on 5 acres. So for me at least, not a farm kid.

#TheWesIsTheFuture

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on March 10, 2015, 11:32:05 AM
ya you don't learn to chain up a half-out cow fetus to your f150 in 4H

f150, pffft.  get out of here with that city truck pretty boy
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: SdK on March 10, 2015, 11:44:55 AM
4H also has a dog show. Nobody farms dogs.
Trained a service dog for my senior exit project. Had to show him at Riley and it wasn't even part of the fair.

#TheWesIsTheFuture

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on March 10, 2015, 12:06:56 PM
ms tonya was in 4H. she had a rabbit that her dad took care of.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: _33 on March 10, 2015, 12:22:17 PM
I'm sorry sd but if these kids aren't real farmers then I don't know who is.

(https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionImages/homebanner_2014_members_855x356.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: SdK on March 10, 2015, 12:44:49 PM
Speaking of farmers. One of the guys from farming song remakes videos sat in front of Canary and I during the ISU game.

#TheWesIsTheFuture

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: raquetcat on March 10, 2015, 01:05:27 PM
Very low 4Hiq on display by SD itt kinda makes me sad.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on March 10, 2015, 01:20:24 PM
Very low 4Hiq on display by SD itt kinda makes me sad.

oppo day?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on March 10, 2015, 01:21:25 PM
I grew up on s farm and no very little about 4h.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 10, 2015, 01:22:00 PM
Guys, I bet steve dave thinks that the stud crop judgers at K-State aren't real farmers, either. :frown:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Trim on March 10, 2015, 01:28:56 PM
Why was #TheBachelor so convinced he couldn't move from his (dad's) farm in iowa, when he's now twice in the last year or so bailed to go on reality tv dating shows?  Isn't that farm on autopilot or at least sufficiently handled by Pa and the other 30 family members they showed last night?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 10, 2015, 01:31:16 PM
Why was #TheBachelor so convinced he couldn't move from his (dad's) farm in iowa, when he's now twice in the last year or so bailed to go on reality tv dating shows?  Isn't that farm on autopilot or at least sufficiently handled by Pa and the other 30 family members they showed last night?

Maybe he just doesn't have the skills to earn a decent living doing something else.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on March 10, 2015, 01:35:05 PM
Why was #TheBachelor so convinced he couldn't move from his (dad's) farm in iowa, when he's now twice in the last year or so bailed to go on reality tv dating shows?  Isn't that farm on autopilot or at least sufficiently handled by Pa and the other 30 family members they showed last night?

Ma & Pa thought that him being gone for a while was a good investment to get him a wife to start producing all the kids they'll need to keep the farm going...as evidenced by Ma's need to immediately bring it up as soon as she met the girl in the barn.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Trim on March 10, 2015, 01:38:00 PM
Why was #TheBachelor so convinced he couldn't move from his (dad's) farm in iowa, when he's now twice in the last year or so bailed to go on reality tv dating shows?  Isn't that farm on autopilot or at least sufficiently handled by Pa and the other 30 family members they showed last night?

Ma & Pa thought that him being gone for a while was a good investment to get him a wife to start producing all the kids they'll need to keep the farm going...as evidenced by Ma's need to immediately bring it up as soon as she met the girl in the barn.

That makes sense, but I don't think Whitney was the best choice for strong child-bearing.  Unless she's going to genetically engineer them.  :sdeek:
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Post by: sys on March 10, 2015, 01:41:56 PM
Why was #TheBachelor so convinced he couldn't move from his (dad's) farm in iowa, when he's now twice in the last year or so bailed to go on reality tv dating shows?  Isn't that farm on autopilot or at least sufficiently handled by Pa and the other 30 family members they showed last night?

his father would disinherit him.
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Post by: sys on March 10, 2015, 01:45:45 PM
i'm pretty sure my cousins were in 4h or ffa or something like that.  and my uncle was definitely a real farmer.  maybe it's different in different parts of the country or different between cow farmers and plant farmers.


or maybe sd doesn't like animals.   :surprised:  :surprised:  :surprised:

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Post by: pissclams on March 10, 2015, 02:58:54 PM
Why was #TheBachelor so convinced he couldn't move from his (dad's) farm in iowa, when he's now twice in the last year or so bailed to go on reality tv dating shows?  Isn't that farm on autopilot or at least sufficiently handled by Pa and the other 30 family members they showed last night?

Ma & Pa thought that him being gone for a while was a good investment to get him a wife to start producing all the kids they'll need to keep the farm going...as evidenced by Ma's need to immediately bring it up as soon as she met the girl in the barn.

ya that was weird.  "i can't wait until my son starts boning you all the time, for practice!"
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Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on March 10, 2015, 03:33:50 PM
guess i might as well not watch the last episode of the bachelor i have on my DVR- steve dave, can you mark the thread title with bachelor spoilers please?
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Post by: steve dave on March 10, 2015, 03:48:55 PM
i'm pretty sure my cousins were in 4h or ffa or something like that.  and my uncle was definitely a real farmer.  maybe it's different in different parts of the country or different between cow farmers and plant farmers.


or maybe sd doesn't like animals.   :surprised:  :surprised:  :surprised:

I like them just fine
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Post by: Benja on March 10, 2015, 04:01:32 PM
That baby cow leg ripping mom cow shooting story. I mean...
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Post by: sys on March 10, 2015, 04:44:28 PM
I like them just fine

you sounded pretty scornful about having a pet cow.
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Post by: steve dave on March 12, 2015, 08:16:42 AM
I like them just fine

you sounded pretty scornful about having a pet cow.

that was mocking of the kid/kids family, not the cow. good for that cow imo.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on March 12, 2015, 08:35:44 AM
ya you don't learn to chain up a half-out cow fetus to your f150 in 4H

f150, pffft.  get out of here with that city truck pretty boy
Funny you say that meow meow, my dad only had International pickups, trucks, tractors and anything else made by them.  He said Chevy, Dodge and Ford were for the City Boys.   :lol:
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Post by: Katdaddy on March 12, 2015, 08:40:20 AM
i'm pretty sure my cousins were in 4h or ffa or something like that.  and my uncle was definitely a real farmer.  maybe it's different in different parts of the country or different between cow farmers ranchers and plant farmers.


or maybe sd doesn't like animals.   :surprised:  :surprised:  :surprised:
FYP.  YW.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on March 12, 2015, 10:18:27 AM
SD, your pops has to be absolutely raking in some cash with these high beef prices now right? Just killing it as a full time cow farmer huh?

I was out in western ks last weekend visiting my cow farming relatives. My cousin took us city boys out to the farm and let us pet the bulls they have....There are like 4 of them and they were super tame, like I hear BULL and imagine was rodeo monstrosity....but nope.

They were in a pen by the barn and he dumped some "Cake" in a trough and they come rumbling up. There is even one bull that WILL EAT COOKIES FROM YOUR HAND! I snapped a picture of him! Good ole number 403.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/12/971aea364d8c2b1004151d709ed15fec.jpg)

Did you ever get the chance to hand feed knock off oreo's to a bull?
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Post by: ben ji on March 12, 2015, 10:29:37 AM
Another question for SD. Do all farmers just hold on to random Junk/things/side projects that have because they have so much room?

For example My uncle bought 2 mini horses about 15 years ago and now has like 15, kind of breeds them on the side I guess. (Side note, the male mini horse was in the same pen as the bulls and it was super adorable trying to nuzzle in at the trough).


(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/12/4e279d4cf590489ee10079096ea67bbe.jpg)

I asked my cousin what this was all about and in his best  :Carl: y voice he said

"Well, I guess they are worth some money"
"Really people buy them? For what?"
"Well not around here, but you take them down around wichita and people buy them as pets"
"Hmm, when was they last time he sold one?"
"I don't know, maybe 5 years ago but its crazy. They smaller they are the more they are worth"
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Post by: puniraptor on March 12, 2015, 11:05:58 AM
was that horse deformed during the F150 birthing process?
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Post by: Katdaddy on March 12, 2015, 11:10:24 AM
Another question for SD. Do all farmers just hold on to random Junk/things/side projects that have because they have so much room?

For example My uncle bought 2 mini horses about 15 years ago and now has like 15, kind of breeds them on the side I guess. (Side note, the male mini horse was in the same pen as the bulls and it was super adorable trying to nuzzle in at the trough).


(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/12/4e279d4cf590489ee10079096ea67bbe.jpg)

I asked my cousin what this was all about and in his best  :Carl: y voice he said

"Well, I guess they are worth some money"
"Really people buy them? For what?"
"Well not around here, but you take them down around wichita and people buy them as pets"
"Hmm, when was they last time he sold one?"
"I don't know, maybe 5 years ago but its crazy. They smaller they are the more they are worth"
Do they also sell by weight?  Cause those are some plump ponies.  :ROFL:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 12, 2015, 11:11:34 AM
SD, your pops has to be absolutely raking in some cash with these high beef prices now right? Just killing it as a full time cow farmer huh?

I was out in western ks last weekend visiting my cow farming relatives. My cousin took us city boys out to the farm and let us pet the bulls they have....There are like 4 of them and they were super tame, like I hear BULL and imagine was rodeo monstrosity....but nope.

They were in a pen by the barn and he dumped some "Cake" in a trough and they come rumbling up. There is even one bull that WILL EAT COOKIES FROM YOUR HAND! I snapped a picture of him! Good ole number 403.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/12/971aea364d8c2b1004151d709ed15fec.jpg)

Did you ever get the chance to hand feed knock off oreo's to a bull?

yes re. cash raking. it's like boom town usa on the [NAME REDACTED] Ranch. no re. the cookies to a cow but lil 6'ish year old sd did once feed an entire box of rice crispies to a horse and got in bigtime troubs.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 12, 2015, 11:13:16 AM
Another question for SD. Do all farmers just hold on to random Junk/things/side projects that have because they have so much room?

For example My uncle bought 2 mini horses about 15 years ago and now has like 15, kind of breeds them on the side I guess. (Side note, the male mini horse was in the same pen as the bulls and it was super adorable trying to nuzzle in at the trough).


(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/12/4e279d4cf590489ee10079096ea67bbe.jpg)

I asked my cousin what this was all about and in his best  :Carl: y voice he said

"Well, I guess they are worth some money"
"Really people buy them? For what?"
"Well not around here, but you take them down around wichita and people buy them as pets"
"Hmm, when was they last time he sold one?"
"I don't know, maybe 5 years ago but its crazy. They smaller they are the more they are worth"

we have tons of old junk but a lot of it just came with property we purchased. we don't have any weird non-beef animals other than cats/dogs. we don't even own a single horse anymore.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 12, 2015, 11:41:38 AM
One of my friends from High School won the 4H napkin folding championship. I don't know if it was regional or state or nationwide or what. I also don't know what 4H is
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Post by: Mrs. Gooch on March 12, 2015, 11:44:01 AM
One of my friends from High School won the 4H napkin folding championship. I don't know if it was regional or state or nationwide or what. I also don't know what 4H is

Home, Heifers, Horse crap, Hay
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Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 12, 2015, 11:46:11 AM
One of my friends from High School won the 4H napkin folding championship. I don't know if it was regional or state or nationwide or what. I also don't know what 4H is

Home, Heifers, Horse crap, Hay

Napkin folding must be in the Home category
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on March 12, 2015, 12:17:19 PM
going into pottorf hall during the riley county state fair and looking at 4h stuff is one of my favorite times of the year. different categories include- best legos that have been put together and best outfits. like kids will go into their closet and pull out under armour shorts and shirt and then enter it. it's great.
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Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 12, 2015, 03:46:05 PM
going into pottorf hall during the riley county state fair and looking at 4h stuff is one of my favorite times of the year. different categories include- best legos that have been put together and best outfits. like kids will go into their closet and pull out under armour shorts and shirt and then enter it. it's great.

I think most of those kids are wearing brand new under armour shorts and shirts that their parents bought just for that competition and wouldn't let them wear until the fashion show.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on March 15, 2015, 06:26:15 AM
SD, if you had to choose a life as a Farmer or a Rancher, which would you be?  :dunno:
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Post by: slobber on March 15, 2015, 08:37:04 AM
What is the most sddad has ever paid for a bull?Most he has ever sold one for?


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 15, 2015, 08:54:49 AM

SD, if you had to choose a life as a Farmer or a Rancher, which would you be?  :dunno:

Rancher
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 15, 2015, 08:55:14 AM

What is the most sddad has ever paid for a bull?Most he has ever sold one for?


Gonna win 'em all!

No idea on either.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on March 15, 2015, 12:45:47 PM


What is the most sddad has ever paid for a bull?Most he has ever sold one for?


Gonna win 'em all!

No idea on either.
you should ask. Easy transition..."I read something that bull prices were up like 30% or something like that this year. Does that sound right to you dad? What do you pay for a top bull?"




Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on March 15, 2015, 03:19:39 PM
if you told your father to buy an ohlde bull and a ropinfeet bull, would he do it (for kstate)? 
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Post by: michigancat on March 15, 2015, 05:14:01 PM
pretty sure my dad has bought a ropinfeet bull or two
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Post by: michigancat on March 15, 2015, 05:17:36 PM
Wow, literally just went to facebook saw my bro-in-law selling bulls, so please consider purchasing a michigancat bull, also.
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Post by: sys on March 15, 2015, 05:38:30 PM
mods, please open a bulls for sale board, asap.
Title: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 15, 2015, 05:54:52 PM
if you told your father to buy an ohlde bull and a ropinfeet bull, would he do it (for kstate)?

He has bought a lot of ropinfeet bulls actually
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 15, 2015, 05:56:31 PM
I actually discussed it with ropinfeet drunkenly in Vegas
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Post by: sys on March 15, 2015, 05:58:19 PM
that makes me happy.  see if you can get him to get an ohlde bull as well.  they have a good reputation.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 15, 2015, 06:01:27 PM
K
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Post by: slobber on March 15, 2015, 08:38:27 PM
A family member of mine has sold a few Bulls for more than $20k.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on March 15, 2015, 08:40:11 PM
when you chatted up ropinfeet, where was he on the scale of - "that's an interesting personal connection we share" and "i sell a lot of bulls, kid"?
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Post by: chum1 on March 15, 2015, 10:12:03 PM
Selling cows sounds like selling used cars. If you have one on the lot too long you take it to the auction and another rancher buys it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on March 16, 2015, 04:27:51 AM

Selling cows sounds like selling used cars. If you have one on the lot too long you take it to the auction and another rancher buys it.
it is 100% exactly that.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 16, 2015, 06:27:23 AM
when you chatted up ropinfeet, where was he on the scale of - "that's an interesting personal connection we share" and "i sell a lot of bulls, kid"?

He was like, "yeah, I know sddad." and then went on to talk to JMart about some boring stuff that didn't have anything to do with Holy crap that's Jim Colbert and Mitch Richmond! Take my picture trim!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Trim on March 19, 2015, 04:24:36 PM

when you chatted up ropinfeet, where was he on the scale of - "that's an interesting personal connection we share" and "i sell a lot of bulls, kid"?

We was like, "yeah, I know sddad." and then went on to talk to JMart about some boring stuff that didn't have anything to do with Holy crap that's Jim Colbert and Mitch Richmond! Take my picture trim!

:combofan:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Trim on March 19, 2015, 04:26:05 PM
So notwithstanding that it was critical for #TheBachelor to find a girl who could move to the farm in Iowa because it was imperative he stay there and make it succeed, he didn't even wait a week before starting a potential 3 months of Dancing with the Stars. 
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Post by: nicname on March 19, 2015, 04:28:06 PM
So notwithstanding that it was critical for #TheBachelor to find a girl who could move to the farm in Iowa because it was imperative he stay there and make it succeed, he didn't even wait a week before starting a potential 3 months of Dancing with the Stars.

For some reason I don't think that #TheBachelor does much work on the farm.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on April 09, 2015, 01:08:15 PM
what is a co-op?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 09, 2015, 01:42:42 PM
what is a co-op?

it's like a place with huge towers for keeping grain and sometimes a gas station and sometimes a place that sells that ammonia that you pump in the ground to kill weeds and meth heads use to make meth and sometimes has like a store for farmers and sometimes has a truck repair place and possibly a ton of other stuff. sddad is on the co-op board and I have no idea what that entails. he goes to meetings with like two of his buds and they decide what other grain towers to buy and junk I guess. I actually have no rough ridin' clue what a co-op is to be honest.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on April 09, 2015, 01:47:04 PM
what is a co-op?
It's short for Co-Operative.  It's a bunch of business ppl, mainly farmers, that
buy and sell farm stuff.  They are in about every small town in Western Kansas.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 09, 2015, 06:19:15 PM
They are Marxist farmin
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: bubbles4ksu on April 09, 2015, 06:44:48 PM
what's with katdaddy trying to one-up sd?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on April 09, 2015, 08:59:54 PM
what's with katdaddy trying to one-up sd?
just trying to educate the city kids in this thread.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KSUBrian on April 09, 2015, 09:15:23 PM
what is a co-op?

it's like a place with huge towers for keeping grain and sometimes a gas station and sometimes a place that sells that ammonia that you pump in the ground to kill weeds and meth heads use to make meth and sometimes has like a store for farmers and sometimes has a truck repair place and possibly a ton of other stuff. sddad is on the co-op board and I have no idea what that entails. he goes to meetings with like two of his buds and they decide what other grain towers to buy and junk I guess. I actually have no rough ridin' clue what a co-op is to be honest.

Pretty accurate SD except you only got one of the 2 uses for ammonia right. It is anhydrous ammonia and it is a fertilizer.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wetwillie on April 09, 2015, 09:28:51 PM
Its like costco for farmin.  The internet has kind of defeated the purpose, at least for farmers who know what the internet is.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: GregKSU1027 on April 09, 2015, 09:33:21 PM
Steve dave is cow tipping a real thing?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on April 09, 2015, 09:39:09 PM
Steve dave is cow tipping a real thing?
Are you talking 15% vs 20%?  :dunno:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: GregKSU1027 on April 09, 2015, 09:46:54 PM
Steve dave is cow tipping a real thing?
Are you talking 15% vs 20%?  :dunno:
How does one cow tip?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on April 09, 2015, 09:51:51 PM
Steve dave is cow tipping a real thing?
Are you talking 15% vs 20%?  :dunno:
How does one cow tip?
To be safe, I'll go for the 20%.  There could be a bull near by.  :ohno:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on April 09, 2015, 10:00:16 PM

Its like costco for farmin.  The internet has kind of defeated the purpose, at least for farmers who know what the internet is.
why do they call it a co-op
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wetwillie on April 09, 2015, 10:06:23 PM

Its like costco for farmin.  The internet has kind of defeated the purpose, at least for farmers who know what the internet is.
why do they call it a co-op

Most rural people dont read so good, so cooperative was out of the question.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on April 09, 2015, 10:07:27 PM

Its like costco for farmin.  The internet has kind of defeated the purpose, at least for farmers who know what the internet is.
why do they call it a co-op

Most rural people dont read so good, so cooperative was out of the question.
:ROFL:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on April 10, 2015, 04:54:53 AM
what is a co-op?

it's like a place with huge towers for keeping grain and sometimes a gas station and sometimes a place that sells that ammonia that you pump in the ground to kill weeds and meth heads use to make meth and sometimes has like a store for farmers and sometimes has a truck repair place and possibly a ton of other stuff. sddad is on the co-op board and I have no idea what that entails. he goes to meetings with like two of his buds and they decide what other grain towers to buy and junk I guess. I actually have no rough ridin' clue what a co-op is to be honest.
This is probably the best answer in this entire thread.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 10, 2015, 05:40:58 AM

Steve dave is cow tipping a real thing?

No
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: GregKSU1027 on April 10, 2015, 12:20:34 PM
Steve dave Farmall or john deere?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 10, 2015, 02:14:07 PM

Steve dave Farmall or john deere?

I've never heard of Farmall so John Deere
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KSUBrian on April 10, 2015, 02:29:05 PM

Steve dave Farmall or john deere?

I've never heard of Farmall so John Deere

Farmall: Forefather of what is now CaseIH.  Correct answer: John Deere.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 10, 2015, 06:48:25 PM
did you ever drive a tractor to school?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 10, 2015, 06:49:27 PM

did you ever drive a tractor to school?

No
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 10, 2015, 06:51:33 PM
did you know anyone that ever did that?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 10, 2015, 06:55:57 PM

did you know anyone that ever did that?

No
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 10, 2015, 06:56:19 PM
FYI, tractors are slow as crap. Like, 20mph tops.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 10, 2015, 07:05:59 PM
well a kid did it at my school once as a joke so i was just wondering
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 10, 2015, 07:07:06 PM
4H?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 10, 2015, 07:08:49 PM
ffa i think
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 10, 2015, 07:09:39 PM
he wore cowboy boots with the leather tassle things on them
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 10, 2015, 07:31:40 PM
Yeah, sounds accurate
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 10, 2015, 07:33:03 PM
I had cows up to my ass neck and wore like air force 180s or whatever. Real cow farm kids v. posers.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 10, 2015, 08:19:05 PM
I had cows up to my ass neck and wore like air force 180s or whatever. Real cow farm kids v. posers.

you ever have Reebok pumps or were you always a Nike guy?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Katdaddy on April 11, 2015, 04:43:29 AM
SD, did you ride horses.  And, if so, did you have a favorite?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 11, 2015, 08:36:10 AM

SD, did you ride horses.  And, if so, did you have a favorite?

I rode horses before but not often and hated it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 11, 2015, 08:36:30 AM

I had cows up to my ass neck and wore like air force 180s or whatever. Real cow farm kids v. posers.

you ever have Reebok pumps or were you always a Nike guy?

Usually Nike I think
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Trim on May 09, 2015, 01:06:09 PM
So notwithstanding that it was critical for #TheBachelor to find a girl who could move to the farm in Iowa because it was imperative he stay there and make it succeed, he didn't even wait a week before starting a potential 3 months of Dancing with the Stars.

For some reason I don't think that #TheBachelor does much work on the farm.

#TheBachelor got eliminated from DWTS Tuesday.  Maybe he can go check in on the farm before he has to hustle back to LA to rehearse for the finale in 2 Mondays that even the eliminated dancers participate in.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 21, 2015, 08:54:09 PM
did you ever do this?

(http://i.imgur.com/qIgcg7d.gif)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 21, 2015, 09:52:55 PM
So notwithstanding that it was critical for #TheBachelor to find a girl who could move to the farm in Iowa because it was imperative he stay there and make it succeed, he didn't even wait a week before starting a potential 3 months of Dancing with the Stars.

For some reason I don't think that #TheBachelor does much work on the farm.

#TheBachelor got eliminated from DWTS Tuesday.  Maybe he can go check in on the farm before he has to hustle back to LA to rehearse for the finale in 2 Mondays that even the eliminated dancers participate in.

It's flood/mold season back home
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on May 22, 2015, 07:41:53 AM
did you ever do this?

(http://i.imgur.com/qIgcg7d.gif)

no, absolutely not
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on May 22, 2015, 07:42:30 AM
I'll be travelling to the cow farm with lil sd this afternoon and spending the weekend there. I'll report back when I get home.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Asteriskhead on May 22, 2015, 09:28:41 AM
like, in 4H you brush off your cow with like a wire brush to make its hair pretty. you learn how to lead some stupid sheep around on a rope so it follows you around and stops where you want it. these animals are fed from like a bucket with actual food purchased from somewhere. this is so far removed from actual farming/ranching I can't even.
what about the FFA?  I can remember seeing those kids around KC in my youth sporting these swagged out jean jackets, is it for OGs or what?

(http://www.kshs.org/cool/graphics/ffajacketlg.jpg)

"Seaman High, our fair school,
Seaman High, we sing to you,
Marching on, proud and strong,
Coach and team to victory!
Red and blue, colors true,
May we fight to keep them bright,
Waving o'er, forever more,
For our dear ol' Seaman High!"
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on May 22, 2015, 10:31:18 AM
I'll be travelling to the cow farm with lil sd this afternoon and spending the weekend there. I'll report back when I get home.

SD, you should totally let him watch cartoons all day and maybe ride around in a little tonka truck thingy since he is too small for a 4 wheeler. Definitely need to have your dad take him in to the local CO-OP and show lil sd off to all his buds while they drink coffee.

Maybe let him fire off a couple BB's at the sparrows in the barn?

If you do this right he will want to visit the farm more than disney world. Then when he gets older you can send him down to the farm for a couple weeks in the summer and he will love it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on May 22, 2015, 10:33:07 AM
what does FFA stand for and also what is it?
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 22, 2015, 10:36:24 AM
what does FFA stand for and also what is it?

Future farmers of america
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on May 22, 2015, 12:44:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qIgcg7d.gif)

i knew it!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Asteriskhead on May 22, 2015, 12:45:44 PM
i would not cuddle that thing. it would only take ~5 seconds before you were lying in a puddle of its poo.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Poster formerly known as jthutch on May 22, 2015, 01:35:45 PM
My entire senior class drove tractors to school on the last day.  We were pretty Farmeo at our podunk school though and it took up the entire lot so that was fun for the rest of the kids.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on May 23, 2015, 07:54:25 AM

what does FFA stand for and also what is it?

Future farmers of america
and it's for a majority of kids who will never farm.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on May 23, 2015, 08:45:04 AM
It's apparently monsoon season
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 23, 2015, 09:04:09 AM
It's apparently monsoon season

You're in Iowa?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Spracne on June 03, 2015, 02:42:39 PM
If a cow farmer has just a ton of cows on his farm, so many that you can't keep track in your head and there's tons being born and dying all the time, how does he figure out exactly how many he has?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2015, 03:16:08 PM
If a cow farmer has just a ton of cows on his farm, so many that you can't keep track in your head and there's tons being born and dying all the time, how does he figure out exactly how many he has?

rough estimate. we usually have a cowboy driving around through the cows that are going to have baby cows soon and if they see a baby cow that can't really run away yet they will put a tag on its ear with the same number on it as its mom and then record it in a book. sometimes they don't get them in time and they are too big to catch so you just put in the book that #1756 has a black baby cow with a white face or something similar. sometimes you will find them and you can't tell who the baby belongs to because its in like a big group of cows. sometimes you just don't ever see them anyway because they are in like a huge area with streams and trees and hills and stuff so you just don't see them. at some point during the year you hire a shitload of cowboys to come and get all of the cows and baby cows into one area and then you separate the babies from the moms and give them vaccinations and stuff. they count them all then again and get the ones they missed. then you let the moms back out and move the babys to another place where they live by themselves. then you put the bull cows back in with the mom cows and (finger through hole made by fingers of other hand< LOL) and start the whole cycle again. some of the girl baby cows are eventually put back with the moms and every once in a while one of the boys is put in with the bulls because someone who knows about cows thinks he will be a good bull. the rest of the babies are fattened up and sold.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2015, 03:17:10 PM
sys, sddad just bought some more ropinfeet bulls. an interesting thing I learned over memorial day is that if a ropinfeet bull dies from anything the first year they will give you another bull. that's like a special warranty that's exclusive to ropinfeet bulls apparently.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Spracne on June 03, 2015, 03:18:49 PM
If a cow farmer has just a ton of cows on his farm, so many that you can't keep track in your head and there's tons being born and dying all the time, how does he figure out exactly how many he has?

rough estimate. we usually have a cowboy driving around through the cows that are going to have baby cows soon and if they see a baby cow that can't really run away yet they will put a tag on its ear with the same number on it as its mom and then record it in a book. sometimes they don't get them in time and they are too big to catch so you just put in the book that #1756 has a black baby cow with a white face or something similar. sometimes you will find them and you can't tell who the baby belongs to because its in like a big group of cows. sometimes you just don't ever see them anyway because they are in like a huge area with streams and trees and hills and stuff so you just don't see them. at some point during the year you hire a shitload of cowboys to come and get all of the cows and baby cows into one area and then you separate the babies from the moms and give them vaccinations and stuff. they count them all then again and get the ones they missed. then you let the moms back out and move the babys to another place where they live by themselves. then you put the bull cows back in with the mom cows and (finger through hole made by fingers of other hand< LOL) and start the whole cycle again. some of the girl baby cows are eventually put back with the moms and every once in a while one of the boys is put in with the bulls because someone who knows about cows thinks he will be a good bull. the rest of the babies are fattened up and sold.

Wow, that sounds awfully complicated.  Why not just use a cowculator? :Keke:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mr Bread on June 03, 2015, 03:20:43 PM
oh man.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on June 03, 2015, 03:32:50 PM
what's upcow?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on June 03, 2015, 04:16:38 PM
sys, sddad just bought some more ropinfeet bulls. an interesting thing I learned over memorial day is that if a ropinfeet bull dies from anything the first year they will give you another bull. that's like a special warranty that's exclusive to ropinfeet bulls apparently.

that's a pretty good deal.  if i were you, i'd try to get your father to call up ohlde's people and see if they'll offer the same guarantee on ohlde bulls.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on June 03, 2015, 04:18:13 PM
sd, has your father ever thought about creating his own breed of cow?  make his mark on the world, so to speak.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on June 03, 2015, 05:27:50 PM
the real question I have is that a cowculated risk sddad would be willing to take?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on June 03, 2015, 05:41:59 PM
I'm not 100% certain that sd knows exactly what goes on at his dad's ranch. I also not 100% certain that sd dad is not Ted Turner.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2015, 05:53:52 PM

sd, has your father ever thought about creating his own breed of cow?  make his mark on the world, so to speak.

Not that I know of.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wabash909 on June 04, 2015, 01:23:31 PM
Anybody else having trouble getting their soybeans planted with all this rain?


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Post by: chum1 on June 08, 2015, 07:09:37 PM
http://www.wcpo.com/news/state/state-ohio/xenia-pig-truck-crash-semitrailer-full-of-pigs-overturns
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Frankenklein on June 08, 2015, 08:15:10 PM
Anybody else having trouble getting their soybeans planted with all this rain?
Not with this bad boy

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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 17, 2015, 07:27:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AqLvXJh.gif)

does your dad have any of these?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: nicname on June 18, 2015, 12:55:18 AM
A vintage looking t-shirt that says:

Farmer Tans
Rough Hands
Dirty Boots
Country Roots

Would you wear one?

What about if the sleeves were cut off?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on June 18, 2015, 09:05:19 AM
i want one of those cow scratchers.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Asteriskhead on June 18, 2015, 11:39:40 AM
There's got to be some hilarious cow buffer thingy video out there. I want to see it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on June 18, 2015, 12:49:08 PM
Apparently that is a cow cleaning machine, not just a scratching post sort of thing.
People seem to think this video is hilarious but it isn't really that exciting.

http://mashable.com/2015/03/25/happy-cow-cleaning-machine/
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wabash909 on July 14, 2015, 06:23:50 PM
Hey guys, me again.

are you spending the 28/acre to get a fungicide applied by air? i was told it would cost 28/acre for fungicide and airplane application. my corn has been tasseling about a week. is now the time? it would take over 7 bushels per acre to break even. the airplanes are thick around here flying it on.
bottom line, would i be breaking even, or is it possible the fungicide will add 20-30 bushels? throwing another 28 at 3-4 corn is a tough one for me to call
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on July 14, 2015, 06:37:46 PM
Wait, are you trying to actually farm?

Just leave it alone and if the harvest sucks then claim some act of god and have obama cut you a check.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on July 14, 2015, 06:55:17 PM
Do it. It's time.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Spracne on July 14, 2015, 07:26:08 PM
Do it. It's time.


Gonna win 'em all!

 :D
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on October 07, 2015, 02:44:29 PM
i swear that i asked about  why farms are circles in this thread but i can't find the post.
here's a really good explanation which backs up SD's irrigation theory-  http://gizmodo.com/forty-years-ago-americas-farms-completely-changed-thei-1735165511

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: chum1 on October 07, 2015, 02:51:44 PM
Forty Years Ago, America's Farms Completely Changed Their Shape—And No One Except Anyone Who Has Ever Been On A Plane Noticed
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on October 07, 2015, 03:00:01 PM
On a California farm I saw chemicals sprayed by a helicopter! Wow!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wetwillie on October 07, 2015, 03:07:37 PM
Forty Years Ago, America's Farms Completely Changed Their Shape—And No One Except Anyone Who Has Ever Been On A Plane Noticed


And maybe users of google maps or earth
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on October 07, 2015, 04:58:38 PM
Forty Years Ago, America's Farms Completely Changed Their Shape—And No One Except Anyone Who Has Ever Been On A Plane Noticed


And maybe users of google maps or earth

birds
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wabash909 on April 14, 2016, 04:18:19 PM
Hey guys -

how is your corn planting coming along? i finished up yesterday in the brown/nemaha county area. for as dry as the top is, actually went in beautifully. threw a furrow with the trash whippers and stuck the corn in moisture around 2 inches deep. hopefully get this rain they are talking about early next week
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 14, 2016, 04:28:14 PM
bad
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on April 14, 2016, 05:20:10 PM
Hey guys -

how is your corn planting coming along? i finished up yesterday in the brown/nemaha county area. for as dry as the top is, actually went in beautifully. threw a furrow with the trash whippers and stuck the corn in moisture around 2 inches deep. hopefully get this rain they are talking about early next week

my god the snow wheat needs this weekend's rain so bad, fingers crossed, son
lezak was talking about it during his weathercast last night, so pumped
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on April 14, 2016, 05:20:25 PM
Hey guys -

how is your corn planting coming along? i finished up yesterday in the brown/nemaha county area. for as dry as the top is, actually went in beautifully. threw a furrow with the trash whippers and stuck the corn in moisture around 2 inches deep. hopefully get this rain they are talking about early next week
How many acres did you get in? I miss planting time and harvest time.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on April 14, 2016, 05:27:52 PM
who me? i got 3 acres in (SWM) for the sorghum and 5 rows of snow wheat.  come on chris in IT, bring me some rain  :pray:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wabash909 on April 14, 2016, 10:09:05 PM
Hey guys -

how is your corn planting coming along? i finished up yesterday in the brown/nemaha county area. for as dry as the top is, actually went in beautifully. threw a furrow with the trash whippers and stuck the corn in moisture around 2 inches deep. hopefully get this rain they are talking about early next week
How many acres did you get in? I miss planting time and harvest time.

we plant 112 to 115. i can remember my dad planting 16000 to 18000 population back in the 60's. seems like the seed companies have bred the corn not to have ear flex.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 07:25:43 AM
Hey guys -

how is your corn planting coming along? i finished up yesterday in the brown/nemaha county area. for as dry as the top is, actually went in beautifully. threw a furrow with the trash whippers and stuck the corn in moisture around 2 inches deep. hopefully get this rain they are talking about early next week
How many acres did you get in? I miss planting time and harvest time.

we plant 112 to 115. i can remember my dad planting 16000 to 18000 population back in the 60's. seems like the seed companies have bred the corn not to have ear flex.
Ear can still flex, but each plant usually produced only one ear. Easier to manage one ear per plant than 1-5 ears. You may see 2 ears from year to year, depending on growing conditions through V5.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: _33 on April 15, 2016, 07:57:11 AM
Question:  Are baby goats hard to take care of?

Follow-up question:  Are grown-up goats hard to take care of?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2016, 08:30:17 AM
Question:  Are baby goats hard to take care of?

Follow-up question:  Are grown-up goats hard to take care of?

no

no

DISCLAIMER: I have no experience with goats but my understanding is they will eat tin cans so you can just dump garbage on them and they should be ok
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dlew12 on April 15, 2016, 08:33:44 AM
Are boy cows hamburgers and steaks too?  Or just girls?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 15, 2016, 08:37:37 AM
Did you ever scream "Hey boss!" at the cows SD? My dad was a cattle buyer and did this all the time growing up. He said they understood it. Was he lying to me?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2016, 08:38:58 AM
Are boy cows hamburgers and steaks too?  Or just girls?

both
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2016, 08:39:22 AM
Did you ever scream "Hey boss!" at the cows SD? My dad was a cattle buyer and did this all the time growing up. He said they understood it. Was he lying to me?

no, he was lying
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 15, 2016, 08:39:39 AM
 :curse:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: RickRampus on April 15, 2016, 09:11:22 AM
Question:  Are baby goats hard to take care of?

Follow-up question:  Are grown-up goats hard to take care of?

95% of any issues can be taken care of with good fencing. 
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on April 15, 2016, 09:14:36 AM
Can we be done burning 'stures yet?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 15, 2016, 09:19:07 AM
Question:  Are baby goats hard to take care of?

Follow-up question:  Are grown-up goats hard to take care of?

95% of any issues can be taken care of with good fencing.

If they can eat a tin can, they can eat a fence. WASTE OF TIME
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: RickRampus on April 15, 2016, 09:34:11 AM
Question:  Are baby goats hard to take care of?

Follow-up question:  Are grown-up goats hard to take care of?

95% of any issues can be taken care of with good fencing.

If they can eat a tin can, they can eat a fence. WASTE OF TIME

that's why I could never keep them in a pen.   :bang: :bang: :bang:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on April 15, 2016, 10:10:13 AM
Are boy cows hamburgers and steaks too?  Or just girls?
I've got this one-

boy cows are called bulls and they produce both beef and steaks and other miscellaneous meat (hamburger)
girls cows are called dairy cows and make the delicious milk that compliments our pizza so well
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on April 15, 2016, 10:12:51 AM
post script- i am not sure what steers are, possibly a bull whose beef is deemed sub prime and therefore we just leave them alone, similar to those horse that can't be ride and just graze all day
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dlew12 on April 15, 2016, 10:41:24 AM
post script- i am not sure what steers are, possibly a bull whose beef is deemed sub prime and therefore we just leave them alone, similar to those horse that can't be ride and just graze all day
steer clear!

btw I had a milk-complimented pie from The Papa last night, courtesy of Sox5.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 15, 2016, 10:45:35 AM
post script- i am not sure what steers are, possibly a bull whose beef is deemed sub prime and therefore we just leave them alone, similar to those horse that can't be ride and just graze all day
steer clear!

btw I had a milk-complimented pie from The Papa last night, courtesy of Sox5.

TsPs for your intestines and butthole today
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 12:55:46 PM
Did you ever scream "Hey boss!" at the cows SD? My dad was a cattle buyer and did this all the time growing up. He said they understood it. Was he lying to me?

no, he was lying
It is "come bessy", but said said more like "ca'boss". It means "Come old bessy" and cows clearly understand it. Silly Wacky putting an exclamation point behind it. You wouldn't yell at a how and say "Hey Boss!" smdh
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 12:57:53 PM
Can we be done burning 'stures yet?
Burning pastures is good for the environment you nit wit!!!! It allows healthy growth and prevents raging prairie fires like KS and OK have been experiencing.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 15, 2016, 12:58:35 PM
Well, they shouldn't come slobber, because they're going to die!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on April 15, 2016, 12:59:36 PM
Can we be done burning 'stures yet?
Burning pastures is good for the environment you nit wit!!!! It allows healthy growth and prevents raging prairie fires like KS and OK have been experiencing.

I know but my eyes haven't stopped watering in 3 weeks :cry:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 01:00:05 PM
'sclams is really smart with the cow stuff. I am glad that he is answering some of these questions, because SD probably would have to look some of it up on the internet, or call home and ask his dad.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 15, 2016, 01:03:00 PM
My dad burnt the hobby farm on Wednesday  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on April 15, 2016, 01:31:46 PM
(https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/files/2015/01/goatz.png&w=1484)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: _33 on April 15, 2016, 01:50:29 PM
Question: Is it true that goat milk has lower levels of lactose in it so it's easier to digest for intolerant persons?

Follow-up Question:  Are there specific types of goats for milking or is it just like cows where the boys are for meat and the girls are for milk?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dlew12 on April 15, 2016, 02:00:12 PM
man could you imagine how cool it must feel for the bull who gets to be the stud?  like, so long losers.  have fun being slaughtered.  I'm off to go sex all your sisters and moms and daughters for the rest of my life.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2016, 02:00:52 PM
man could you imagine how cool it must feel for the bull who gets to be the stud?  like, so long losers.  have fun being slaughtered.  I'm off to go sex all your sisters and moms and daughters for the rest of my life.

not daughters idiot
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dlew12 on April 15, 2016, 02:02:16 PM
man could you imagine how cool it must feel for the bull who gets to be the stud?  like, so long losers.  have fun being slaughtered.  I'm off to go sex all your sisters and moms and daughters for the rest of my life.

not daughters idiot
disirregardlessly.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on April 15, 2016, 02:06:49 PM
Question: Is it true that goat milk has lower levels of lactose in it so it's easier to digest for intolerant persons?

Follow-up Question:  Are there specific types of goats for milking or is it just like cows where the boys are for meat and the girls are for milk?

yes, slightly less lactose.  but it's probably more that it's just a little different.

yes, there different breeds optimized for milk and meat production.  cows come in different breeds too.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2016, 02:13:59 PM
there are 4 breeds of cows. hereford, angus, white, white with black spots.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2016, 02:16:05 PM
sddad IRL just bought a bunch of new white bulls (charolais sp?)to cross with his angus cows because he told me he's been having "good luck" with that mix of cow. said they are fatter at a younger age or something. I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
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Post by: Dlew12 on April 15, 2016, 02:16:47 PM
what's your favorite kind of cow?
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Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 02:17:21 PM
there are 4 breeds of cows. hereford, angus, white, white with black spots.
What about black with white belts?
(http://www.discushatchery.com/cow2.jpg)
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Post by: sys on April 15, 2016, 02:18:02 PM
what's your favorite kind of cow?

i already asked him that question.  it was disappointing.  steve dave doesn't really like cows, i'm afraid.
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Post by: _33 on April 15, 2016, 02:18:39 PM
Which breed of goat is the most cuddly?
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Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 02:18:49 PM
there are 4 breeds of cows. hereford, angus, white, white with black spots.
What about black with white belts?
(http://www.discushatchery.com/cow2.jpg)
Oh crap....
(http://www.rtcamelotranch.com/Oreo7.jpeg)
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Post by: sys on April 15, 2016, 02:19:28 PM
said they are fatter at a younger age or something.

of course they are.
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Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2016, 02:19:45 PM
Look how beefy the white ones get. you could probably get like 20 steaks and some burgers on the side from this beefcake.

(http://pulse.sullivansupply.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CharBull_ch_IMG_3711.jpg)
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Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 02:19:59 PM
what's your favorite kind of cow?

i already asked him that question.  it was disappointing.  steve dave doesn't really like cows, i'm afraid.
He is about to fall in love with the belted galloway
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Post by: The Big Train on April 15, 2016, 02:20:34 PM
Does SDdad raise alpaqua's?
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Post by: sys on April 15, 2016, 02:20:45 PM
Which breed of goat is the most cuddly?

nigerian dwarf.
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Post by: sys on April 15, 2016, 02:21:27 PM
He is about to fall in love with the belted galloway

he'll deny it even exists.
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Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2016, 02:26:52 PM
what's your favorite kind of cow?

currently angus crossed with white ones
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Post by: The Big Train on April 15, 2016, 02:27:18 PM
Do cows get allergies when all the farmers are burning pastures?  Like are grass-fed-no-anti-biotic cows allergic to ragweed and junk and just have to deal with it or what?
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Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2016, 02:28:17 PM
Does SDdad raise alpaqua's?

only cows and plants and some outside cats
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Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 02:37:06 PM
what's your favorite kind of cow?

currently angus crossed with white ones
(http://www.rarebreeds.co.nz/beltie2.jpg)
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Post by: sys on April 15, 2016, 02:37:46 PM
what's your favorite kind of cow?

currently angus crossed with white ones
(http://www.rarebreeds.co.nz/beltie2.jpg)

i told you he'd deny them.
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Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 02:37:56 PM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/N6RCPieAssI/hqdefault.jpg)
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 15, 2016, 02:40:15 PM
what's your favorite kind of cow?

i already asked him that question.  it was disappointing.  steve dave doesn't really like cows, i'm afraid.
He is about to fall in love with the belted galloway

My uncle has like 20 of these on his retirement farm
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Post by: The Big Train on April 15, 2016, 02:40:46 PM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/N6RCPieAssI/hqdefault.jpg)


What is wrong with that one :sdeek:
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Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 02:42:09 PM
what's your favorite kind of cow?

currently angus crossed with white ones
(http://www.rarebreeds.co.nz/beltie2.jpg)

i told you he'd deny them.
The Omaha PD told sd it was best to just ignore me until a legitimate threat was made.
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Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2016, 02:42:57 PM
what's your favorite kind of cow?

currently angus crossed with white ones
(http://www.rarebreeds.co.nz/beltie2.jpg)

yep, that's one. the outside parts are the angus, tough and sturdy against the elements. the middle part is the white, tender and juicy but vulnerable to predators.
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Post by: XocolateThundarr on April 15, 2016, 03:10:25 PM
what's your favorite kind of cow?

currently angus crossed with white ones

#teamangus here
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 15, 2016, 03:24:13 PM
My favorite kind of cow is my grandpas two headed calf he had. Wow!
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Post by: The Big Train on April 15, 2016, 03:24:59 PM
My favorite kind of cow is my grandpas two headed calf he had. Wow!

Did he have the worlds largest prairie dog too?
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 15, 2016, 03:25:30 PM
No.  :frown:
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Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 03:28:53 PM
My favorite kind of cow is my grandpas two headed calf he had. Wow!
Imagine this....
(http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/160/47057-950-713.jpg)
(http://www.kimballstock.com/pix/COW/02/COW_02_LS0027_01_P.JPG)
(http://cache2.asset-cache.net/gc/487950325-rare-breed-belted-galloway-beef-cattle-herd-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=X7WJLa88Cweo9HktRLaNXmHgR8keDnTk%2FMWCmtsQDswKf%2F2nwNONfi5Ss%2FnWPCONCennbGbEpozIz3zT46aWbA%3D%3D)
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Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 03:30:16 PM
Pretty sure this came from the white part...
(http://www.rayfamilyfarms.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/beef-ranch-steak-2300.jpg)
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 15, 2016, 03:30:28 PM
Adorable and tasty at the same time.
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Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 03:31:27 PM
Adorable and tasty at the same time.
So it is safe to say that this is your new favorite cow, too, right?
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 15, 2016, 03:33:44 PM
Yes.
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Post by: sys on April 15, 2016, 03:40:50 PM
(http://www.suncreststud.co.nz/images/Colour%20patterns%20in%20White%20Galloway.jpg)

i'm a sucker for this color of cow (the white ones w. black points).
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Post by: Dlew12 on April 15, 2016, 03:41:57 PM
do cows like to be pet?  are they at all affectionate?
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Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 03:42:10 PM
Oh crap...
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/a5/9c/bb/a59cbb5a32bb2f374dd71b8f367ab898.jpg)

still a galloway, just lost it's belt
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Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 03:42:57 PM
(http://www.suncreststud.co.nz/images/Colour%20patterns%20in%20White%20Galloway.jpg)

i'm a sucker for this color of cow (the white ones w. black points).
It's so confusing.
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Post by: sys on April 15, 2016, 03:43:13 PM
(http://www.britishwhitecattle.co.uk/communities/8/004/010/243/508//images/4622851033_996x270.jpg)

 :love:
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Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2016, 03:43:50 PM
do cows like to be pet?  are they at all affectionate?

yeah, kind of. more like scratched. not affectionate. pretty playful though. will bounce around all over and junk when they're happy.
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Post by: slobber on April 15, 2016, 03:44:34 PM
sys is a hero...
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/3c/78/ab/3c78abda746d4d335dacbaecdace4648.jpg)
I didn't even know these things existed.
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Post by: Mrs. Gooch on April 15, 2016, 03:44:58 PM
Are boy cows hamburgers and steaks too?  Or just girls?
I've got this one-

boy cows are called bulls and they produce both beef and steaks and other miscellaneous meat (hamburger)
girls cows are called dairy cows and make the delicious milk that compliments our pizza so well

Well technically a "cow" is only female, right?
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Post by: Dlew12 on April 15, 2016, 03:46:42 PM
do cows like to be pet?  are they at all affectionate?

yeah, kind of. more like scratched. not affectionate. pretty playful though. will bounce around all over and junk when they're happy.
that sounds like a lot of fun.  I'd be a lousy cow farmer.  think i'd become attached.
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Post by: wabash909 on May 23, 2016, 05:24:56 PM
Hi guys, me again.

My seed dealer always gives me a bag of sweet corn to plant. the last two years, he's given me rr sweet corn. It's so handy to plant in a corn field and then when you spray the field corn, you're not killing the sweet corn patch. I have no problem eating it but was wondering if anyone here would be against genetically altered sweet corn?  Would you eat roundup ready sweet corn?
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Post by: pissclams on May 23, 2016, 05:27:55 PM
i'm a big corn guy and would definitely eat round up ready sweet corn.  #teamcorn
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Post by: slobber on May 23, 2016, 08:38:01 PM
People have been eating genetically altered sweet corn for years. I'd estimate over 20 years.


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Post by: Poster formerly known as jthutch on May 24, 2016, 07:53:44 AM
Did you ever scream "Hey boss!" at the cows SD? My dad was a cattle buyer and did this all the time growing up. He said they understood it. Was he lying to me?
That is how we called our cows in.  Just Yell BOSSS BOSSSS they would come running.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 24, 2016, 09:26:58 AM
Did you ever scream "Hey boss!" at the cows SD? My dad was a cattle buyer and did this all the time growing up. He said they understood it. Was he lying to me?
That is how we called our cows in.  Just Yell BOSSS BOSSSS they would come running.
:love:
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Post by: Emo EMAW on May 24, 2016, 09:53:51 AM
If 33 or someone else is considering buying some goats and you were flexible about the type I would be willing to commit to renting them for two or three weeks a year for a few hundred bucks and that would basically pay the feed for the entire year.  I will take excellent care of them.
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Post by: 'taterblast on May 24, 2016, 12:09:56 PM
do cows like to be pet?  are they at all affectionate?

yeah, kind of. more like scratched. not affectionate. pretty playful though. will bounce around all over and junk when they're happy.
that sounds like a lot of fun.  I'd be a lousy cow farmer.  think i'd become attached.

grandpa 'blast was a farmer and one time there was a calf that got separated from its mother for some reason (don't remember details). so the calf was in the barn all by itself and lil tyke 'blast got to bottle feed it for a week and became best buds with it. the calf liked lil tyke 'blast and liked to be pet and stuff. then one day, the calf was reunited with its mother cow (or maybe it was an adoptive mom cow) and became attached to the new mom cow, so once morning when lil tyke 'blast went down to hang out with his best bud calf friend the calf was no longer interested in hanging out with lil 'blast because it had formed a bond with its new mom. and lil 'blast's heart was broken.
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Post by: Gooch on May 24, 2016, 02:50:39 PM
do cows like to be pet?  are they at all affectionate?

yeah, kind of. more like scratched. not affectionate. pretty playful though. will bounce around all over and junk when they're happy.
that sounds like a lot of fun.  I'd be a lousy cow farmer.  think i'd become attached.

grandpa 'blast was a farmer and one time there was a calf that got separated from its mother for some reason (don't remember details). so the calf was in the barn all by itself and lil tyke 'blast got to bottle feed it for a week and became best buds with it. the calf liked lil tyke 'blast and liked to be pet and stuff. then one day, the calf was reunited with its mother cow (or maybe it was an adoptive mom cow) and became attached to the new mom cow, so once morning when lil tyke 'blast went down to hang out with his best bud calf friend the calf was no longer interested in hanging out with lil 'blast because it had formed a bond with its new mom. and lil 'blast's heart was broken.
I hope you ate both new mom and baby cow
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Post by: waks on May 24, 2016, 11:54:36 PM
Did you ever scream "Hey boss!" at the cows SD? My dad was a cattle buyer and did this all the time growing up. He said they understood it. Was he lying to me?
That is how we called our cows in.  Just Yell BOSSS BOSSSS they would come running.
When waksdad was growing up on his family farm he would play his trombone to call the cows in.
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Post by: HerrSonntag on May 25, 2016, 12:49:31 AM
post script- i am not sure what steers are, possibly a bull whose beef is deemed sub prime and therefore we just leave them alone, similar to those horse that can't be ride and just graze all day
A steer is a bull missing the parts needed to be a bull.
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Post by: steve dave on May 25, 2016, 08:09:41 AM
pro-tip: no real life cow farmer "calls the cows" using anything. if you are feeding them they just come on their own and if you are "rounding them up" (< pro cow farmer lingo) you just drive at them with pickups and four wheelers and horses and dogs and crap until they go to where you want them to go.
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Post by: steve dave on May 25, 2016, 08:13:38 AM
also nobody ropes cows anymore. except the tiny little baby ones when you are putting a tag in their ear when they are little. but then you just run near them and put the rope over their head if you can't tackle them. and then their mom comes and murders you to death unless you jump back in the pickup. and then you have to figure out how to put the ear tag in their ear without her killing your face. or she just runs off from the beginning if she sucks at being a cow mom.
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Post by: steve dave on May 25, 2016, 08:15:28 AM
that's also why people are lying to you if they tell you coyotes kill baby cows. they will eat dead ones but the cow moms will smash a coyote into tiny pieces if it tried to get near a living baby cow. unless the cow mom sucked in which case the baby was probably going to die anyway so who cares. but cowboys need an excuse to shoot coyotes because it makes them feel good.
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Post by: slobber on May 25, 2016, 08:16:03 AM
Our vet always drive a white pickup. When they saw the white pickup drive into the pasture towards the corral, they would run away. When they saw our pickup drive into the pasture to stick salt or minerals, they'd come running!
Our dairy cows came to the call of 'caboss' which is short for 'come old bossy/bessy'. Your parents were not yelling 'boss'. You idiots that think that they were only saying boss need to go  ask your parents what they were really saying.
Millennials....smdh.


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Post by: steve dave on May 25, 2016, 08:19:38 AM
cow poop: not very smelly
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 25, 2016, 08:20:28 AM
Looks like SD didn't know how to call cows growing up.  :surprised:
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Post by: steve dave on May 25, 2016, 08:23:55 AM
good cowboys can tell if a cow is sick from like a hundred miles away. sddad can drive into a pasture of like 500 cows and point to some random one all the way at the end and say it's sick and it always is. he says it's because of the way they put their head or something. like hangs down or they walk funny or junk. also if one's not with the others it's sick. then you give them this cow medicine called nuflor and it makes them instantly better. it's like some miracle cow medicine. or they die. about 50/50.
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Post by: steve dave on May 25, 2016, 08:24:45 AM
cow needles for their medicine? about as big around as your wrist. it would be like getting shot if you had one jabbed at you. and they don't even GAF when you stab them with it.
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Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 25, 2016, 08:34:07 AM
We would always call our horses to come eat by shaking the bucket of feed and yelling "Hup, hup, hup, hup".
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Post by: Emo EMAW on May 25, 2016, 08:41:00 AM
RE:  goats.  I made one phone call to a large animal vet last night and was offered a pair of goats for free.  What in the world.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 25, 2016, 08:47:17 AM
We would always call our horses to come eat by shaking the bucket of feed and yelling "Hup, hup, hup, hup".
SD doesn't know what you're talking about.  :D
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 25, 2016, 09:00:38 AM
I'm with sd here, animals just come when you feed them, you don't need to call them
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Post by: TCUHornedFrog on May 25, 2016, 09:07:54 AM
steve dave,

Can I have/borrow a tractor? 
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Post by: pissclams on May 25, 2016, 09:08:12 AM
do farmers pay attention to the tv storm warnings?
i'm talking about the ones that the local stations put up with the radar and the banner warning thing that scrolls across the screen for hours at a time?

they drive me nuts when it's all over my tv screen during a show and the storm is way up 100 miles north in a county where like 1 seed lives. 
my guess is that they don't pay any attention to them since more than likely, the seed's family has lived on his farm for 100 years and knows more about incoming storm than gary lezak does.

i would guess that the seed and his family is out battening down the hatches around the farm, not huddled around the tv getting weather updates but maybe. 
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Post by: pissclams on May 25, 2016, 09:10:43 AM
maybe i'm underestimating the number of seeds per county but are there non-farmers in these rural counties or are they all farmers?
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 25, 2016, 09:11:28 AM
do farmers pay attention to the tv storm warnings?
i'm talking about the ones that the local stations put up with the radar and the banner warning thing that scrolls across the screen for hours at a time?

they drive me nuts when it's all over my tv screen during a show and the storm is way up 100 miles north in a county where like 1 seed lives. 
my guess is that they don't pay any attention to them since more than likely, the seed's family has lived on his farm for 100 years and knows more about incoming storm than gary lezak does.

i would guess that the seed and his family is out battening down the hatches around the farm, not huddled around the tv getting weather updates but maybe.
My grandpa had a weather radio. #VeryOldSchool #FuckTV's
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 25, 2016, 09:12:25 AM
I'm with sd here, animals just come when you feed them, you don't need to call them
I'm not surprised how many animals SD and Lib^7 have let die under their watch.  :frown:
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Post by: pissclams on May 25, 2016, 09:16:18 AM
i would guess these guys don't have cable tv way out in BFE seed land but i don't have any data on how far these local KC station's signal travels, maybe they are watching tv

the weather radio should eliminate the need for the channels to clog up my screen with worthless crap.  omg we're having a thunderstorm during the spring in the midwest, oh no!  alert the world!
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 25, 2016, 09:17:54 AM
Seeds probably have satellite, like mir
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 25, 2016, 09:20:06 AM
i would guess these guys don't have cable tv way out in BFE seed land but i don't have any data on how far these local KC station's signal travels, maybe they are watching tv

the weather radio should eliminate the need for the channels to clog up my screen with worthless crap.  omg we're having a thunderstorm during the spring in the midwest, oh no!  alert the world!
Can confirm to all of this. You haven't #YOLO'd until you've been to Fanning's or Rowland's far out in the flint hills. They watch local Topeka news stations for fun.  :Yuck:
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Post by: Emo EMAW on May 25, 2016, 09:27:03 AM
do farmers pay attention to the tv storm warnings?
i'm talking about the ones that the local stations put up with the radar and the banner warning thing that scrolls across the screen for hours at a time?

they drive me nuts when it's all over my tv screen during a show and the storm is way up 100 miles north in a county where like 1 seed lives. 
my guess is that they don't pay any attention to them since more than likely, the seed's family has lived on his farm for 100 years and knows more about incoming storm than gary lezak does.

i would guess that the seed and his family is out battening down the hatches around the farm, not huddled around the tv getting weather updates but maybe.

My FIL watches it because 1) he might have ground way over there too, or 2) he needs to bitch about them getting the moisture and not him. 
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 25, 2016, 09:28:51 AM
The hobby farm is close to the fanningrowlands and they do stuff like ride quads and tractors and watch hgtv and drink beer for fun
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 25, 2016, 09:30:40 AM
Well, do they have a million John Wayne VHS's, lib?  :D Because #YOLO!
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Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 25, 2016, 09:55:23 AM
I'm with sd here, animals just come when you feed them, you don't need to call them

If they are way out in the pasture, how do they know unless you shake the feed bucket or yell or something?
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 25, 2016, 10:11:21 AM
Sd, have you ever had a cow starve to death because it didn't know when to eat?
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Post by: Emo EMAW on May 25, 2016, 10:15:18 AM
 :lol:
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 25, 2016, 10:17:02 AM
Lib, I want to sell my cows for fat cash. I don't want to eat your vegan cows that never eat, because you don't call on them.  :frown:
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Post by: chum1 on November 15, 2016, 01:57:35 PM
My dad shared a funny tidbit with me over the weekend. He has a few tiny pieces of land in areas surrounding Manhattan, so he goes to auctions and stuff. He said that farmers in the area get pissed when Jordy Nelson comes in and outbids them for land.

My dad's explanation was also on point: "Because, see, he's rich, you know?"
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Post by: steve dave on November 15, 2016, 02:03:32 PM
farmers (cow and plant) get super angry when they lease land and then someone else either leases it for more or buys it and tells them they can't lease it anymore. like they have some weird farmer belief that the land belongs to them or some crap. and like chum says people with a lot of money that buy land are bad.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on November 15, 2016, 02:26:09 PM
farmers (cow and plant) get super angry when they lease land and then someone else either leases it for more or buys it and tells them they can't lease it anymore. like they have some weird farmer belief that the land belongs to them or some crap. and like chum says people with a lot of money that buy land are bad.

Isn't this what kicked off the dildo clan saga?
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Post by: Emo EMAW on November 15, 2016, 02:28:53 PM
farmers (cow and plant) get super angry when they lease land and then someone else either leases it for more or buys it and tells them they can't lease it anymore. like they have some weird farmer belief that the land belongs to them or some crap. and like chum says people with a lot of money that buy land are bad.

Isn't this what kicked off the dildo clan saga?

Kinda.  Also sd is right.  Also ranchers that lease even like state land or BLM land think it's "theirs."  "Oh, that's our BLM over there, no you can't hunt it." 
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Post by: mocat on November 15, 2016, 02:29:53 PM
wtf is black lives matter land?
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Post by: Asteriskhead on November 15, 2016, 02:40:49 PM
wtf is black lives matter land?

bureau of land management
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Post by: mocat on November 15, 2016, 02:41:36 PM
 :lol:
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Post by: pissclams on November 15, 2016, 02:50:25 PM
best thing you can do to avoid these farmers with attitude is to steer clear of all farms.  "clear" = 100 mile radius

other options include only eating chinese farmed sorghum and/or soy beans
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Post by: Bloodfart on November 15, 2016, 08:12:59 PM
Mrs. BF was snacking on these weird raw bean things and I asked "what is that?"  She says edamame and I was all like wtf is umami.  Picked one up and ate it and said those are green soybeans we have like gazzilions of those in the field babe and she was all like wtf lol no way and I was like yes way.  Lol  :Keke:
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Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on November 15, 2016, 08:25:02 PM
I've figured out that I can buy most of my fertilizer and herbicide needs at my local co-op for way way way cheaper than the brand name stuff at the big box stores. Thanks farmers!
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Post by: slackcat on November 16, 2016, 04:01:58 AM
My dad shared a funny tidbit with me over the weekend. He has a few tiny pieces of land in areas surrounding Manhattan, so he goes to auctions and stuff. He said that farmers in the area get pissed when Jordy Nelson comes in and outbids them for land.

My dad's explanation was also on point: "Because, see, he's rich, you know?"

LOL at poor farmers.  :lol:
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Post by: HerrSonntag on November 16, 2016, 08:42:06 AM
I've figured out that I can buy most of my fertilizer and herbicide needs at my local co-op for way way way cheaper than the brand name stuff at the big box stores. Thanks farmers!
Grass seed, too
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Post by: nicname on November 16, 2016, 09:42:48 AM
I play poker with a dude who is banking on Jordy Nelson allowing him to have an early retirement. Said he got a bunch of land pretty cheap a few years ago and Nelson is going to buy it up when he retires from football.
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Post by: nicname on November 16, 2016, 09:45:40 AM
Speaking of buying land I kind of want to buy some. But am pretty clueless as to how to get the scoop on cheap land that will have increased value in the future. Like, I want to dupe some rube on some acres now that residential and commercial will encroach on in 10-20 years or so from now.

Then when I own it and Wal-Mart wants to build a store I can get rich, then move to a tropical island.
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 16, 2016, 09:50:18 AM
farmers (cow and plant) get super angry when they lease land and then someone else either leases it for more or buys it and tells them they can't lease it anymore. like they have some weird farmer belief that the land belongs to them or some crap. and like chum says people with a lot of money that buy land are bad.

Isn't this what kicked off the dildo clan saga?

Kinda.  Also sd is right.  Also ranchers that lease even like state land or BLM land think it's "theirs."  "Oh, that's our BLM over there, no you can't hunt it."

bro from college is now ex-bro because his family now leases all of their sweet ass hunting land to other non-emaw bros for lots of money instead of letting us hunt it for free.  I DGAF but he is all embarrassed and now doesn't call when he comes to town
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 10:33:15 AM
SD I just bought a 82 chevy custom deluxe to haul crap around in but it has a very slow/small leak. How do I find where the leak is coming from?!
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Post by: steve dave on November 16, 2016, 10:37:12 AM
SD I just bought a 82 chevy custom deluxe to haul crap around in but it has a very slow/small leak. How do I find where the leak is coming from?!

park it on the ground and see where the leak hits the ground and then crawl under it and look up. don't let the leak hit you in the eyeball.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 16, 2016, 10:42:42 AM
 :lol:
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 10:47:38 AM
I'm a little worried, I need to find some Horace grant goggles first
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on November 16, 2016, 10:50:09 AM
What color is the leak?

Go to a car store and buy a liquid of similar color and refill as needed
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on November 16, 2016, 11:01:03 AM
What color is the leak?

Go to a car store and buy a liquid of similar color and refill as needed

where? just crawl under there and splash it upwards towards where it's coming out? idiot.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 11:07:10 AM
I'll take a picture when I go home for lunch today.. let's see if we can get this figured out
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on November 16, 2016, 11:10:07 AM
Look at the bottle you bought and it should tell you what kind of liquid it is (if not then buy a different brand that is still similar color). Then open hood and find the best guess that matches what the bottle says. Foolproof really
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Post by: Emo EMAW on November 16, 2016, 11:16:30 AM
Be sure to park in the grass or over gravel while it's leaking. 
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Post by: Shooter Jones on November 16, 2016, 11:20:28 AM
All good tips. I know they park the K-State football semi on the BSFS turf to find where the leaks are.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 16, 2016, 11:55:49 AM
SD I just bought a 82 chevy custom deluxe to haul crap around in but it has a very slow/small leak. How do I find where the leak is coming from?!

how do you know it has a small leak if you don't know where it is coming from?
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 11:58:45 AM
because I hadn't driven it for about a week and a half and mrs yla noticed it in the driveway, wasn't a very big stain(is that what I should call it?)
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Post by: Tobias on November 16, 2016, 12:00:38 PM
gotta park those things over at your mormon friend's gravelway
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 16, 2016, 12:05:31 PM
because I hadn't driven it for about a week and a half and mrs yla noticed it in the driveway, wasn't a very big stain(is that what I should call it?)

What part of the truck was above the stain?
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Post by: mocat on November 16, 2016, 12:33:20 PM
i bet that thing sounds increds when you start it
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 02:05:11 PM
hmmm and it looks like itsclose to where the cab and bed meet not under the hood like I initially thought  :sdeek:

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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on November 16, 2016, 02:09:19 PM
What does it taste like?
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 02:10:57 PM
i bet that thing sounds increds when you start it
I love the sound of older vehicles!

What does it taste like?
too far under to give it a go, no real smell either
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 16, 2016, 02:11:34 PM
brake fluid I bet, that thing is a death trap
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 02:13:25 PM
probably is! the brakes are kinda soft..
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 02:18:24 PM
now to figure out where to buy stuff to fix the brake lines so I can have my older neighbor who knows waaayy more about this will help me and I can repay him with bud lights
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Post by: pissclams on November 16, 2016, 02:22:09 PM
hmmm and it looks like itsclose to where the cab and bed meet not under the hood like I initially thought  :sdeek:

i've seen that before in my 72 chevy k10.  I just call it truck juice.  nothing to worry about, truck juice is normal.
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 02:27:02 PM
yeah, love it when the juice is loose
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 16, 2016, 02:30:26 PM
I've got a car for sale, yla!
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Post by: Emo EMAW on November 16, 2016, 02:30:39 PM
If it's not brake fluid it's fuel.  Can't think of anything else it could be.  Except truck juice of course.  I don't mess with any of those three.  Those are all pay jobs, Bud Lights or cash.
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 02:33:19 PM
I've got a car for sale, yla!
I have a car! I wanted something I could drive into a ditch and not worry about.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 16, 2016, 02:36:22 PM
yeah, I finally got there with mine. However, my ditch right now is the work parking lot until I buy something. :blush:
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 16, 2016, 02:41:13 PM
clams has burned some serious rubber in that sucker
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Post by: Shooter Jones on November 16, 2016, 03:10:56 PM
looks like blinker fluid.
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Post by: kso_FAN on November 16, 2016, 03:19:09 PM
Find the general area of the drip.

Light a small fire (small) on your driveway.

Park the vehicle with the drip (as close as possible) right over the fire.

Wait.

This will tell you with decent certainty whether the liquid is gas.

Thanx.
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Post by: steve dave on November 16, 2016, 03:27:44 PM
I've got a car for sale, yla!
I have a car! I wanted something I could drive into a ditch and not worry about.

well, until now I didn't even know you had a car. yet we've been worrying about your POS truck all day. YOU PLAYED YOURSELF!
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 03:52:05 PM
that doesn't sound super safe FAN but if you say so! lol at me driving an 82 for a daily driver sd. truck was actually an early bday gift from the wife #blessed
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 16, 2016, 03:53:08 PM
that doesn't sound super safe FAN but if you say so! lol at me driving an 82 for a daily driver sd. truck was actually an early bday gift from the wife #blessed

wife gave you 30 year old truck with failing brakes....she hates you
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 03:55:24 PM
that doesn't sound super safe FAN but if you say so! lol at me driving an 82 for a daily driver sd. truck was actually an early bday gift from the wife #blessed

wife gave you 30 year old truck with failing brakes....she hates you
I asked for it   :D
I better up the life policy before I drive it again
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 16, 2016, 04:00:38 PM
that doesn't sound super safe FAN but if you say so! lol at me driving an 82 for a daily driver sd. truck was actually an early bday gift from the wife #blessed

wife gave you 30 year old truck with failing brakes....she hates you
I asked for it   :D
I better up the life policy before I drive it again

you'd better cancel the life policy
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 16, 2016, 04:05:08 PM
even better idea
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 16, 2016, 04:10:52 PM
even better idea

take away the motive and you have no crime
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Post by: IPA4Me on November 16, 2016, 04:33:44 PM
She has a secret policy. You're mumped.
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Post by: Skipper44 on November 17, 2016, 09:08:36 AM
How much does this thing like Colt Seaver's truck?
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 17, 2016, 09:47:28 AM
minus the kc lights and stripe my neighbors looks just like that.. mine looks like one a farmer parked to let it settle in the field to look like a hot piece of rusty ass in the field
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on November 17, 2016, 09:49:44 AM
What are you hauling that you needed a leaky pos truck? (no offense)
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 17, 2016, 09:54:56 AM
wood mainly, I have a stove I run during the winter, also take the dogs to the lake and they can hop in all nasty and I don't care.
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Post by: Emo EMAW on November 17, 2016, 10:01:58 AM
wow yoga I always perceived you as too delicate for stuff like that
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on November 17, 2016, 10:03:27 AM
Me too, sad to say.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on November 17, 2016, 10:04:27 AM
It's important to remember that yla isn't JUST a pretty face
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 17, 2016, 10:13:17 AM
It's basically just a front I put on so I can also go get massages and my feet did and stuff
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Post by: Emo EMAW on November 17, 2016, 10:16:12 AM
Like you think they average out or something?  Chop wood + mani/pedi = average Joe?
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 17, 2016, 10:17:04 AM
Nailed.
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Post by: Emo EMAW on November 17, 2016, 10:20:18 AM
This is the male equivalent of "lady on the street but a freak in the bed."  LUDA!
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Post by: ben ji on November 18, 2016, 04:02:55 PM
How accurate is the the following info?

https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Kansas/Publications/County_Estimates/KS%20csv%20links/KS_cashrents16.pdf

What is the downside of converting around 300 acres of pastureland to non irrigated cropland?
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Post by: XocolateThundarr on November 18, 2016, 04:20:29 PM
How accurate is the the following info?

https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Kansas/Publications/County_Estimates/KS%20csv%20links/KS_cashrents16.pdf

What is the downside of converting around 300 acres of pastureland to non irrigated cropland?

It depends on how good the dirt is.  If you will only be able to raise wheat on it....probably not worth it right now.  If it is good enough to support corn or beans, you might be on to something.
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Post by: Emo EMAW on November 18, 2016, 04:21:59 PM
How accurate is the the following info?

https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Kansas/Publications/County_Estimates/KS%20csv%20links/KS_cashrents16.pdf

What is the downside of converting around 300 acres of pastureland to non irrigated cropland?

I have no idea how accurate it is. 

Really no downside, maybe erosion risks.  Might have to rip out fences or make the ground otherwise suitable for farming, earth work and such. 

Is someone paying rent to put cattle on it?  And you now want someone to pay rent to farm it? 

Property tax miiiight be different dependent on use, not sure.  Is there a livable dwelling on the property? 

Crop circles could be a risk. 
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Post by: steve dave on November 18, 2016, 04:24:56 PM
my god, Meade is a hot piece of irrigated cropland ass
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Post by: steve dave on November 18, 2016, 04:28:08 PM
also, if it's not currently cropped there's a pretty good reason why in most cases. there is a lot of the state that you can't crop no matter what. go to the MHK flint hills museum and watch the sweet special effect loaded video about why.
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Post by: ben ji on November 18, 2016, 04:49:17 PM

I have no idea how accurate it is. 

Really no downside, maybe erosion risks.  Might have to rip out fences or make the ground otherwise suitable for farming, earth work and such. 

Is someone paying rent to put cattle on it?  And you now want someone to pay rent to farm it? 

Property tax miiiight be different dependent on use, not sure.  Is there a livable dwelling on the property? 

Crop circles could be a risk.




It depends on how good the dirt is.  If you will only be able to raise wheat on it....probably not worth it right now.  If it is good enough to support corn or beans, you might be on to something.

Its my grandparents old farm that my dad inherited, its the only pastureland in all the sections around it so I'm assuming the dirt is fine. My uncle currently runs cattle on it and has the lease for another 4 years. After that lease is up my dad's plan is to turn about 300 of the 400 acres into dry cropland (a "Creek" runs through the back portion of the pasture so about 100 acres would either stay pasture or be CRP) for wheat.

My dad also injects himself with snake venom so thats why I'm getting opinions from my buds on the internet who may know something about farming.
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Post by: XocolateThundarr on November 18, 2016, 04:56:16 PM
Just because it grows good grass doesn't mean it will grow anything other than wheat.  If it is bottom ground, you have a pretty good shot that it is decent dirt and would be suitable for row crops.
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Post by: ben ji on November 18, 2016, 04:58:15 PM
Just because it grows good grass doesn't mean it will grow anything other than wheat.  If it is bottom ground, you have a pretty good shot that it is decent dirt and would be suitable for row crops.

Its northwest kansas so I think the only thing that grows there is wheat.
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Post by: XocolateThundarr on November 18, 2016, 05:01:34 PM
Just because it grows good grass doesn't mean it will grow anything other than wheat.  If it is bottom ground, you have a pretty good shot that it is decent dirt and would be suitable for row crops.

Its northwest kansas so I think the only thing that grows there is wheat.

That is tough.  Unless wheat prices come up, it is tough to make the numbers work.  We only planted about 1/4 of what we normally would to wheat this year and left the rest of the ground open.  By the time you take into account the current price of wheat and what the inputs are to grow the crop, it is about at a break even point......as of right now.
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Post by: XocolateThundarr on November 18, 2016, 05:03:43 PM
Another option would be to get the grass certified as "weed free" by the department of ag and sell the hay to contractors for highway projects.  I'm not 100% sure, but you might be able to sell that at a premium in western KS.
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Post by: Emo EMAW on November 18, 2016, 05:09:17 PM
I think even within the same county the rent price could vary by 50% depending on the piece. 
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Post by: steve dave on November 18, 2016, 06:25:52 PM
I think even within the same county the rent price could vary by 50% depending on the piece.

For sure, even more than that.
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Post by: slackcat on November 19, 2016, 05:04:46 AM
hmmm and it looks like itsclose to where the cab and bed meet not under the hood like I initially thought  :sdeek:

Tranny leak.  Could be output shaft seal or pan leak, both easy fixes for any handy EMAW.
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Post by: Emo EMAW on November 21, 2016, 02:16:33 PM
DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT Google image search "tranny leak."
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Post by: slackcat on November 21, 2016, 06:17:49 PM
 :horrorsurprise:
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 22, 2016, 09:44:43 AM
I stuck my head under there finally.. think it might be the U joint
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Post by: steve dave on November 22, 2016, 10:20:00 AM
I stuck my head under there finally.. think it might be the U joint

don't let any u joint fluid hit you in the eyeball
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Post by: slackcat on November 23, 2016, 05:50:07 AM
I stuck my head under there finally.. think it might be the U joint


    :facepalm:
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 23, 2016, 09:17:16 AM
I stuck my head under there finally.. think it might be the U joint


    :facepalm:
wut?
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Post by: mhkpasa on November 23, 2016, 11:13:46 AM
(http://image.fourwheeler.com/f/9174664+w660+re0/129_0605_02_z%2Bsuper_1983_chevy_silverado%2Btransfer_case.jpg)

Seal damaged coming out of the back of the tranny?
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Post by: slackcat on November 24, 2016, 05:59:51 AM
Not u-joint, rear seal around slip yoke.  Probably have tranny fluid running down slip yoke and dripping off u-joint.



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Post by: steve dave on November 24, 2016, 10:11:39 AM
Slip yoke was going to be my guess as well. I know a lot about cars from owning some.
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Post by: renocat on November 24, 2016, 11:22:34 AM
Do meat critters know they are going to die?
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Post by: slackcat on November 24, 2016, 04:38:30 PM
Take it the road kill thread. :dubious:
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Post by: Spracne on November 24, 2016, 05:07:25 PM
Not u-joint, rear seal around slip yoke.  Probably have tranny fluid running down slip yoke and dripping off u-joint.
:thumbs:
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 17, 2017, 11:44:56 AM
guys.. wanna here a funny story..
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 17, 2017, 11:46:12 AM
Yes
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 17, 2017, 11:46:53 AM
it has finally warmed up enough for me to check it out and it was actually a bottle of motor oil that opened up in the back of the bed while I was driving on a bumpy dirt road  :lol:
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 17, 2017, 11:47:26 AM
Lol
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Post by: Tobias on February 17, 2017, 11:47:38 AM
oh man that's good
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Post by: mhkpasa on February 17, 2017, 12:31:16 PM
Take it to the handyman thread, fixed!
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 17, 2017, 12:32:12 PM
Slackcat sure looks like a big dumb idiot now
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 17, 2017, 12:42:11 PM
cows will die if they get stuck upside down - steve dave actual farm thing of the day
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 17, 2017, 12:48:46 PM
In what situation would a cow find itself stuck upside down?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 17, 2017, 12:50:00 PM
And are we talking head pointed at the ground or back pointing to the ground?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 17, 2017, 12:57:10 PM
Scenario: a cow kind of falls over on a hill and becomes lodged between a boulder and the slope of the hill on its back. 4 feet in the air. dead.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Brock Landers on February 17, 2017, 01:40:19 PM
Any idea on how long that would take?  That poor cow probably flailed away like a doomed turtle for a while.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 17, 2017, 01:41:49 PM
Any idea on how long that would take?  That poor cow probably flailed away like a doomed turtle for a while.

like not very long (like a day or something?). they will choke on their own mucus in their lungs or some crap. I don't really know the mechanics of it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on February 17, 2017, 02:23:07 PM
What if they just get tipped over (onto their side)?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 17, 2017, 02:27:02 PM
What if they just get tipped over (onto their side)?

then they just get back up. also if they get tipped over on their back. it's only in the weird situations like the one I said that they die from upside down cow disease.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on February 17, 2017, 02:36:20 PM
have you or anyone you know or anyone you ever heard of ever given booze to a farm animal?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on February 17, 2017, 02:38:03 PM
i bet a cow would die from falling upside down after too much booze

pig: no change whatsoever

farm dog: probably eat some grass and throw up
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 17, 2017, 02:44:43 PM
have you or anyone you know or anyone you ever heard of ever given booze to a farm animal?

no
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 17, 2017, 02:53:32 PM
Slackcat sure looks like a big dumb idiot now
I know what an idiot.. more like eggonmyfacecat
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 17, 2017, 03:24:34 PM
i knew that about cows, steve dave.  i'm pretty clever on cows, even though i've never owned one myself.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on February 17, 2017, 03:26:49 PM
it's the rumen what does it.  it's too heavy on the lungs or airpipe or something and they can't breathe.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 17, 2017, 06:04:45 PM
I just saw a picture where some elk or deer fell into a big crack and their antlers got stuck and that's where they died.  That would similarly suck Id imagine.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: RickRampus on February 18, 2017, 12:27:07 AM
have you or anyone you know or anyone you ever heard of ever given booze to a farm animal?

yes
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on April 13, 2017, 10:06:24 AM
Can we make this the gE farm thread? K thanks.

Does anyone have any experience with wind turbines in western KS? My dad inherited a section of land in western KS, 3/4 of it is Pasture that my uncle currently runs cattle on which is where the turbines would be. My uncle put him in contact with someone from Infinity Renewables who wants to possibly put windmills on the property. My dad met with him about a week ago and from what I gathered he would get around $1000 per year for the right to build the windmills and more if they actually build the turbines. Possibility of between 6-12 turbines on the property. They are also planning to put turbines up on some of the surrounding land.

My questions -

1. What are the "standard leases/royalties" for this type of thing? Can you negotiate? How can we get the best price?
2. What are the downsides? It sounds like they would build their own gate to access the windmills.
3. What other questions should we ask?

I've started doing some research on the interwebz but I know someone on gE can probably fill in the gaps.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 13, 2017, 10:07:54 AM
$1000 a year sounds like not enough
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on April 13, 2017, 10:12:03 AM
$1000 a year sounds like not enough

Its not but if that is just for the rights to build the turbines. If they build the turbines it would be around $10,000 (Cant remember if that is per turbine but i'm guessing that is total?)

Thats why I'm asking what others may have gotten.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on April 13, 2017, 10:13:22 AM
Here are some things to think about:

1. I've heard they are noisy. Write something in your contract that if they exceed a certain decibel level, you get more money.
2. Who is liable if they open the gate and your cows get out? Get that in the contract.
3. Who is liable if a turbine blade flys off and hits someone/cow/property? Or if it catches fire?
4. Who will clean up the dead birds that fly into the turbine?
5. Is anyone living in this area? Consider Wind Turbine Syndrome. http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/wind-turbines-health.htm
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on April 13, 2017, 10:15:33 AM
i got a shitload of money (think huge) for the right to build on my land but it's so much money that the energy company made me sign a nda.

sorry bub, no habla wind turbine denaro
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: yoga-like_abana on April 13, 2017, 10:16:26 AM
seems like a waste of land when you could be growing beets
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: kim carnes on April 13, 2017, 10:22:26 AM
Can we make this the gE farm thread? K thanks.

Does anyone have any experience with wind turbines in western KS? My dad inherited a section of land in western KS, 3/4 of it is Pasture that my uncle currently runs cattle on which is where the turbines would be. My uncle put him in contact with someone from Infinity Renewables who wants to possibly put windmills on the property. My dad met with him about a week ago and from what I gathered he would get around $1000 per year for the right to build the windmills and more if they actually build the turbines. Possibility of between 6-12 turbines on the property. They are also planning to put turbines up on some of the surrounding land.

My questions -

1. What are the "standard leases/royalties" for this type of thing? Can you negotiate? How can we get the best price?
2. What are the downsides? It sounds like they would build their own gate to access the windmills.
3. What other questions should we ask?

I've started doing some research on the interwebz but I know someone on gE can probably fill in the gaps.

They're just trying to buy your rights with hopes of selling them to someone else
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mhkpasa on April 13, 2017, 11:00:36 AM
Somewhat related as many rural NW MO residents had concerns with out of state wind energy companies. Author is a lefty so don't let the Trump slander trigger you. Thought it was interesting.

http://www.pitch.com/news/feature-story/article/20848644/wind-farms-legal-fights-fake-news-trumps-america-comes-to-northwest-missouri

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I eventually managed to obtain a NextEra lease agreement. The company in that instance offered the property owner what amounted to about $8,000 per turbine per year. This particular offer also included a $3,000 signing bonus, provided the landowner inked the deal within 15 days of receiving the offer.

Eight thousand dollars a year in exchange for an acre of land is a very attractive offer for a farmer in an era of low crop prices; raising corn or soybeans on that piece of land would net a fraction of that revenue. It’s an even better deal for an absentee landowner — somebody sitting on a couple hundred acres in Dekalb County who lives in Kansas City or St. Joseph or Omaha and won’t spend time in proximity to the turbine.

(http://r1.pitch.com/files/base/scomm/kcp/image/2017/01/640w/feature_DEVIL_web.58754bf3299ac.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on April 13, 2017, 12:02:53 PM
Somewhat related as many rural NW MO residents had concerns with out of state wind energy companies. Author is a lefty so don't let the Trump slander trigger you. Thought it was interesting.

http://www.pitch.com/news/feature-story/article/20848644/wind-farms-legal-fights-fake-news-trumps-america-comes-to-northwest-missouri

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I eventually managed to obtain a NextEra lease agreement. The company in that instance offered the property owner what amounted to about $8,000 per turbine per year. This particular offer also included a $3,000 signing bonus, provided the landowner inked the deal within 15 days of receiving the offer.

Eight thousand dollars a year in exchange for an acre of land is a very attractive offer for a farmer in an era of low crop prices; raising corn or soybeans on that piece of land would net a fraction of that revenue. It’s an even better deal for an absentee landowner — somebody sitting on a couple hundred acres in Dekalb County who lives in Kansas City or St. Joseph or Omaha and won’t spend time in proximity to the turbine.

(http://r1.pitch.com/files/base/scomm/kcp/image/2017/01/640w/feature_DEVIL_web.58754bf3299ac.jpg)

 :Wha:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: XocolateThundarr on April 13, 2017, 01:49:38 PM
Can we make this the gE farm thread? K thanks.

Does anyone have any experience with wind turbines in western KS? My dad inherited a section of land in western KS, 3/4 of it is Pasture that my uncle currently runs cattle on which is where the turbines would be. My uncle put him in contact with someone from Infinity Renewables who wants to possibly put windmills on the property. My dad met with him about a week ago and from what I gathered he would get around $1000 per year for the right to build the windmills and more if they actually build the turbines. Possibility of between 6-12 turbines on the property. They are also planning to put turbines up on some of the surrounding land.

My questions -

1. What are the "standard leases/royalties" for this type of thing? Can you negotiate? How can we get the best price?
2. What are the downsides? It sounds like they would build their own gate to access the windmills.
3. What other questions should we ask?

I've started doing some research on the interwebz but I know someone on gE can probably fill in the gaps.

They will build a very nice road across the property to access the turbines.  As part of this process, they generally build new fence and gates along with cattle guards.  I've been directly underneath them and don't really notice any noise especially when the wind is blowing (duh....that's when they turn).  I would make sure that there won't be any limitations that affect what your potential use of the land will be. 

We worked on a project near Howard and I know one of the guys who owned a big portion of the land where the turbines were built.  To my knowledge, he has no regrets and enjoys cashing their checks.  If they do elect to build the windfarm, I would also look at the agreement to see what happens if it is ever decommissioned and who would be responsible for removing the turbines and towers should that happen.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 13, 2017, 08:58:08 PM
There is no way Ben ji dad gets anything less than the best possible deal.  Best be popping champagne!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: yoga-like_abana on May 08, 2017, 10:13:52 AM
I got the starter changed in my old truck.. Turns out it wasn't the starter :Ugh:
one of the wires ended up being bad.. so I life hacked it and now just put the key in the ignition turned over and start it with a screwdriver on the starter.. I really wanna leave the keys in it with the windows down and watch some chumps try to start it  :lol:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Shooter Jones on May 08, 2017, 04:43:31 PM
Can we make this the gE farm thread? K thanks.

Does anyone have any experience with wind turbines in western KS? My dad inherited a section of land in western KS, 3/4 of it is Pasture that my uncle currently runs cattle on which is where the turbines would be. My uncle put him in contact with someone from Infinity Renewables who wants to possibly put windmills on the property. My dad met with him about a week ago and from what I gathered he would get around $1000 per year for the right to build the windmills and more if they actually build the turbines. Possibility of between 6-12 turbines on the property. They are also planning to put turbines up on some of the surrounding land.

My questions -

1. What are the "standard leases/royalties" for this type of thing? Can you negotiate? How can we get the best price?
2. What are the downsides? It sounds like they would build their own gate to access the windmills.
3. What other questions should we ask?

I've started doing some research on the interwebz but I know someone on gE can probably fill in the gaps.

They're just trying to buy your rights with hopes of selling them to someone else

Yup.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on May 08, 2017, 04:45:20 PM
Well guys, he sold them I guess so we will see if we end up being wind barons.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on May 08, 2017, 07:22:24 PM
Nice, have cows eat the plants and dead birds around them for extra cash
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 08, 2017, 09:39:29 PM
How do cows die from a grass fire?  Don't they just see the fire and walk away or around?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on May 08, 2017, 10:17:26 PM
cows = dumbasses
i wouldn't be surprised if a cow tried to lick the fire or eat it lol.  a cow has a very low iq
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: chum1 on May 08, 2017, 10:23:30 PM
I wonder if a cow IQ would be zero. Do you get any points for, like, being able to feed yourself?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on May 09, 2017, 07:21:37 AM
Nice, have cows eat the plants and dead birds around them for extra cash
cows will eat a dead bird?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on May 09, 2017, 12:40:39 PM
Nice, have cows eat the plants and dead birds around them for extra cash
cows will eat a dead bird?

They'll eat anything, they are the goats of the animal kingdom.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 09, 2017, 02:12:47 PM
what about the fire
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on May 09, 2017, 03:16:49 PM
what about the fire

check. mate.  body bag delivered to sd courtesy of lsoc.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Shooter Jones on May 09, 2017, 03:27:15 PM
I'm no SD, but I'm pretty sure it's fences and wind speed.

If a fire roars through, a jankity ass barbed wire fence will hold the cattle there while they roast.

And if the wind is blowing too fast, and the fact that cattle run like luis colon, they cannot outrun fire.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Emo EMAW on May 09, 2017, 05:53:00 PM
It's smoke inhalation.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on May 09, 2017, 10:11:57 PM
do any of you sons of bitches have any scottish highland calfs?  great looking cow, they are
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slackcat on May 10, 2017, 05:12:12 AM
Slackcat sure looks like a big dumb idiot now
I know what an idiot.. more like eggonmyfacecat

 :cry:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slackcat on May 10, 2017, 05:13:46 AM
OBTW, speaking of wind farms...... :kstategrad: <---me
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slackcat on May 10, 2017, 05:14:47 AM
Yes, cows are stupid and infuriating.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 10, 2017, 07:18:33 AM
do any of you sons of bitches have any scottish highland calfs?  great looking cow, they are

I think the place I'm going to this weekend has these, will report back
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on May 10, 2017, 08:34:58 AM
well that makes you one lucky son of a bitch, these things are probably the best looking cow i've seen yet

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/70/3e/a0/703ea03d0b23f905bac8e766e3ac5cb2.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/05/17/article-2326357-19C6249A000005DC-758_634x469.jpg)


the bull one looks a little mean but i bet he loves to be petted and nurtured with assorted treats and pleasantries
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Gooch on May 10, 2017, 08:50:30 AM
He needs a hair cut.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on May 10, 2017, 08:51:51 AM
He needs a hair cut.

yeah because every cow wants to look like the mongloid cows that live in wisconsin

(http://fyi.uwex.edu/news/files/2012/12/cow.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on May 10, 2017, 08:56:42 AM
those cows are hot af clams
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on May 10, 2017, 09:03:47 AM
yeah i know.  i wonder what their function is?
steak?
hay?
milk?
bull rides?
what do they provide for the farmer/agriculture?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 10, 2017, 09:14:33 AM
That's a shaggy bevo
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Gooch on May 10, 2017, 09:15:52 AM
But how does he even see?. Does he have to non stop do that side head flip thing that SEC frat boy hair cut guys have to do?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 10, 2017, 09:18:01 AM
I bet that cow is always down for a quick game of hacky sack between classes in the quad.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: yoga-like_abana on May 10, 2017, 09:21:35 AM
speaking of cows eating meat and stuff.. did anyone see this? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/05/deer-eating-human-forensics-decomposition/   :sdeek:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Emo EMAW on May 10, 2017, 09:35:59 AM
That's a yak not a cow.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slackcat on May 10, 2017, 11:41:53 AM
well that makes you one lucky son of a bitch, these things are probably the best looking cow i've seen yet

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/70/3e/a0/703ea03d0b23f905bac8e766e3ac5cb2.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/05/17/article-2326357-19C6249A000005DC-758_634x469.jpg)


the bull one looks a little mean but i bet he loves to be petted and nurtured with assorted treats and pleasantries


Think of the cockle burrs.
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4uxBrg6IY7Q/Vtk8t7bEhxI/AAAAAAAAK4o/aoJ8BCqkguA/s1600/DSCN0309.JPG)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on May 10, 2017, 12:01:25 PM
slackcat, those are wood ticks and also the scottish highland calf is not a dumbass like the wisconsin type of cow and would avoid that sort of nonsense
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 10, 2017, 12:09:44 PM
Those cows would never get caught in a fire.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: kso_FAN on May 10, 2017, 12:18:18 PM
I bet that cow is always down for a quick game of hacky sack between classes in the quad.

Oh man, randos playing hacky sack on campus. I had forgotten all about that.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slackcat on May 10, 2017, 01:36:13 PM
Hide would make a pretty boss coat.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on May 10, 2017, 09:34:42 PM
Hide would make a pretty boss coat.
How do they grade and yield?


Tom

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slackcat on May 11, 2017, 06:27:30 AM
 :dunno:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on May 25, 2017, 02:07:46 PM
SteveDave-

Just got the 4020 restored.  Need some parade ideas to give this tractor some run time on weekends.

Tom(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170525/4af3448824ed349922e2d86c79b931fc.jpg)

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on May 25, 2017, 02:21:22 PM
that tractor is hot af
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on May 25, 2017, 02:28:51 PM
that's a lawn mower fwiw. you got scammed.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: IPA4Me on May 25, 2017, 02:35:06 PM
that's a lawn mower fwiw. you got scammed.
Not everybody that farms is big ag elitist.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on May 25, 2017, 06:03:57 PM
is that the kind that pops wheelies?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on May 25, 2017, 06:22:21 PM
is that the kind that pops wheelies?

Not on purpose.  Took the ROPS off so planning on keeping all four wheels on the ground.


Tom
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 25, 2017, 06:59:59 PM
How many bales can that toy pull?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: schreds21 on May 25, 2017, 07:38:16 PM
That's a fantastic looking restoration job, Tom!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on May 25, 2017, 08:01:59 PM
think you need a cow guard up front for pushing those dumbasses around
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on May 25, 2017, 08:23:12 PM
How many bales can that toy pull?

In its day square bales were still a thing.  150 (6 rows x 25 bales) on a trailer.  Big round bales came long, and I  used to feed two at a time 1 on the front end loader 1 on the back three point spike.  Used to haul 8 big round bales from field to feedlot.


Tom
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on May 25, 2017, 09:12:21 PM
I would drive that big rig to work proudly Tom.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on May 25, 2017, 09:25:54 PM
Sitting in the middle of the culdesac this evening.  Lots of looks driving thru Shawnee.

Tom(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170526/92ad6a61611222b9ecbc96a113bb74e4.jpg)

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on May 25, 2017, 09:30:50 PM
omg Tom  :love:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Emo EMAW on May 25, 2017, 09:32:02 PM
Damnit we need a like button.  Mods!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on May 25, 2017, 09:49:03 PM
Tomorrow night... Sonic.


Tom

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 25, 2017, 09:54:52 PM
O
M
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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Emo EMAW on May 26, 2017, 07:56:38 AM
Tom can I bring my son to Sonic to see this whip?  He goes batshit over tractors (green ones only).
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Institutional Control on May 26, 2017, 08:53:00 AM
I spent many hours cultivating soybeans on a 4020 as a teenager.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on May 26, 2017, 09:11:33 AM
:excited:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on May 26, 2017, 09:33:17 AM
i bet thing smells incredible when it's all powered up
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on May 26, 2017, 09:35:41 AM
i bet thing smells incredible when it's all powered up

@tom is it a gas or a diesel?

OH I GUESS IT SAYS DIESEL ON THE SIDE
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: bubbles4ksu on May 26, 2017, 09:39:30 AM
http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/000/0/6/64-john-deere-4020.html (http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/000/0/6/64-john-deere-4020.html)

That thing cost $10,345 back in 1972, which the inflation adjuster calculator says is $61k in current bucks.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: WillieWatanabe on May 26, 2017, 09:55:19 AM
Need a little #NSFW on this thread for that hot piece of ass.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on May 26, 2017, 10:10:23 AM
Cross post from Shame Yourself Thread

A couple weeks ago me and a buddy were heading out to Colorado for a bachelor party. We left KC thursday night and were planning on staying at my grandparents old farm in Western KS that night before before leaving in the morning to complete the trip. My cousin currently lives on the farmhouse and warned us the road was muddy. My dad warned us that the road to the farmhouse was muddy but I told him my buddy's truck had 4wd.

What I failed to input into the equation was we were stupid city boys who didn't know how to drive in the mud. Got stuck at about 1130, 4 miles from town and 6 miles from the farmhouse. My cousin works nights so he couldn't pull us out until the morning. We tried to dig out for about 1 hr before we realized it was pointless and started drinking beer until we fell asleep.

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My cousin shows up the next morning, says "You city boys need some help?" and within 3 minutes we were unstuck.

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Post by: KST8FAN on May 26, 2017, 01:56:12 PM
i bet thing smells incredible when it's all powered up

@tom is it a gas or a diesel?

OH I GUESS IT SAYS DIESEL ON THE SIDE
1972 Diesel with PowerShift transmission with side console.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 26, 2017, 01:57:34 PM
What did you have to do for restoration
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Institutional Control on May 26, 2017, 02:53:17 PM
I would think restoring a tractor would be expensive.


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Post by: Tobias on May 26, 2017, 02:55:33 PM
like Tom would care about that
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Post by: KST8FAN on May 26, 2017, 07:23:06 PM
i bet thing smells incredible when it's all powered up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRp7tYWnJJs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRp7tYWnJJs)

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KSUBrian on May 26, 2017, 11:07:47 PM
Love the 4020 Tom. My dad was a JD mechanic & part-time farmer.  I grew up driving driving JD tractors and spent a lot of time plowing with a 4010. 
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Post by: KST8FAN on May 27, 2017, 12:11:27 AM
I would think restoring a tractor would be expensive.


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About half the cost of the wife's kitchen and family room renovation five years ago.
:Woohoo:


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Post by: KST8FAN on May 27, 2017, 12:32:32 AM
What did you have to do for restoration

A lot time tracking down original parts (used a few aftermarket, but original where we could).  My son and I did the light mechanical stuff.  Credit to my oldest son for making connections with some great people who make a living doing this kind of stuff...

Heritage Tractor in Lawrence, KS. (parts)- it was Deems Farm Equipment- where dad bought the tractor originally.
Collin Sheeley in Nortonville, KS. (mechanical)- new wiring harness, PTO repair, fuel pump rebuild, compression test, gaskets
Don's Tractor Salvage in Beattie, KS. (parts)
Moonlight Restoration in Axtell, KS. (paint)

Tractor did not require a complete overhaul so that helped the budget a bunch.  We spent a couple of years tracking down parts and getting it back into good working condition.  Then we let the paint guys work their magic.


Tom

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slackcat on May 27, 2017, 01:38:05 PM

Spent many hours on a 4020 and 3020, do NOT want to relive the times. :buh-bye:
Title: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Emo EMAW on May 28, 2017, 10:15:24 PM
Someone I know gave someone else money for this thing.  I think it's a castrator.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on May 28, 2017, 10:40:33 PM
It's a stationary top feed square baler.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: WonderMeal on May 29, 2017, 11:42:05 PM
I have long said that Tom is the best poster on this blogsite, and the work he's put in ITT just proves it.

My grandpa used to pull the grandkids in his JD to go get ice cream. MamaWonderMeal would freak out about it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Institutional Control on May 30, 2017, 10:03:24 AM
Should probably change this thread title to "Ask Tom". Tom has forgotten more about farming than steve dave will ever know.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on May 30, 2017, 10:04:43 AM
Tom = farmer
steve dave = city slicker
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: yoga-like_abana on May 30, 2017, 10:06:13 AM
tom.. my brake locked up in my old pickup this weekend while moving (luckily I was right by my new house) do you want to come over and fix it?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on May 30, 2017, 12:36:38 PM
Should probably change this thread title to "Ask Tom". Tom has forgotten more about farming than steve dave will ever know.


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The "Ask Tom" forum that I frequent is v good but I think the gE version would surpass it in every way
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KSUBrian on June 04, 2017, 12:46:57 PM
is that the kind that pops wheelies?

The 2 cylinder johnny-poppers with a hand clutch were best for popping wheelies.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on September 29, 2017, 05:33:44 PM
$3 corn so my cousin wants to store it.  I had to climb my fat butt up the grain silo for first time in many years to survey repairs to grain vac tube.  Which one of you engineer types can help me out...

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: chum1 on September 29, 2017, 05:35:59 PM
OMG that is super scary!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on September 29, 2017, 05:36:35 PM
Tom, your arrows make me angry
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on September 29, 2017, 05:39:27 PM
It’s no cad drawing that’s for sure
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: IPA4Me on September 29, 2017, 10:27:22 PM
What's the challenge, Tom?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: XocolateThundarr on September 29, 2017, 11:22:52 PM
Tom,

I am cornfused as to what the problem is.  If you can provide more info, perhaps I can provide some insight.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on September 30, 2017, 11:19:56 AM
Need to get flex tube from A to B and support it via path 1 or 2.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on September 30, 2017, 11:53:34 AM
2 2x4's and bailing wire ought to have that vac sucking
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on September 30, 2017, 12:09:20 PM
not an engineer but my guess is to check the fetzer valves
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on October 03, 2017, 09:24:24 PM
Had to model this before we go live.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: SdK on October 03, 2017, 09:50:03 PM
Hahaha love it!
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Post by: KST8FAN on October 08, 2017, 02:29:36 PM
Get the vac in place we're going to test this out.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on October 08, 2017, 02:35:47 PM
Tom, that is incred
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on October 08, 2017, 02:55:07 PM
Amazing
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on October 08, 2017, 03:49:43 PM
grain elevator
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: SdK on October 08, 2017, 03:50:45 PM
Well done, Tom.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on October 08, 2017, 04:07:08 PM
All credit to my cousin for the iron work and my son and hired youngster to do the install up top.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on October 08, 2017, 05:15:14 PM
How'd the youngin's get that all the way up to the top?  :eek:
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Post by: KST8FAN on October 08, 2017, 05:59:09 PM
How'd the youngin's get that all the way up to the top?  :eek:
Pulled it up the side with a rope.  Tube was already up there.   Angle iron frame weighed 75 lbs.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: bubbles4ksu on October 08, 2017, 06:05:10 PM
awesome weekend's work
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Post by: KST8FAN on October 08, 2017, 08:56:33 PM
Gonna need a lot crampex tonight.  I am wore out.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slackcat on October 09, 2017, 07:30:53 AM
Young man's work
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: yoga-like_abana on October 09, 2017, 09:10:28 AM
quit kitten around tom cat, you are the man
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: kslim on October 09, 2017, 12:33:14 PM
that is some straight up 5 heart, bring your lunchpai,l midwestern values crap tom, proud of you!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on October 09, 2017, 09:04:25 PM
Tom,

I’m glad everything worked out.  I am a bit perplexed though on how this went so wrong.  You had drawings, which I must admit, were not CAD drawings and maybe that’s where this went wrong.  You modeled this thing out and it looks nothing like the model.  My concern is that it might be unstable having two different fulcrums when it was modeled with one.  Also the model just overlays the silo, and does not go into it.  Hopefully everything is ok.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on October 10, 2017, 06:03:51 AM
Tom,

I’m glad everything worked out.  I am a bit perplexed though on how this went so wrong.  You had drawings, which I must admit, were not CAD drawings and maybe that’s where this went wrong.  You modeled this thing out and it looks nothing like the model.  My concern is that it might be unstable having two different fulcrums when it was modeled with one.  Also the model just overlays the silo, and does not go into it.  Hopefully everything is ok.

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Agreed final execution not in line with plans and model but outcome is solid af. More detailed drawings in chalk on farm shop floor not submitted for review. Minor measurement errors covered up with number 9 wire.

Tom

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Post by: IPA4Me on October 10, 2017, 06:07:44 AM
Thanks for the morning laugh. :)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: puniraptor on October 10, 2017, 06:19:49 AM
i think your dual tripod solution is a modern marvel. don't let any code monkeys hassle you about "fulcrums"
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on October 10, 2017, 07:37:12 AM
Solid af
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on October 10, 2017, 07:45:37 AM
Those aren't even fulcrums
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on October 10, 2017, 09:22:21 AM
Solid af
yeah tom is quickly creeping into my top 5 fave posters
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: chum1 on October 10, 2017, 11:00:48 AM
Wait. This was done without any fulcrums!?!? Uh oh.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 10, 2017, 11:35:21 AM
I'm a bit concerned that the wires holding the pipe to the tripods looks a little thin. Can it handle the airloads imposed on a windy day?
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Post by: The Big Train on October 10, 2017, 11:36:15 AM
Those aren't even fulcrums

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/fulcrum

2. Any prop or support.

I think this is pretty CASE CLOSED those are fulcrums, mocatPE*
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on October 10, 2017, 12:06:42 PM
airloads imposed  :lol:
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Post by: chum1 on October 10, 2017, 12:09:50 PM
I'm sure airloads were tested when Tom put the model in a wind tunnel.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on October 10, 2017, 12:10:35 PM
I'm a bit concerned that the wires holding the pipe to the tripods looks a little thin. Can it handle the airloads imposed on a windy day?

Trust me, the wire will not be the failure point in a wind event. Most likely result is a tip over
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 10, 2017, 12:14:19 PM
I'm sure airloads were tested when Tom put the model in a wind tunnel.

Well the attachment design has changed since the model so the loading scenario in the wind tunnel was nothing like the real life case.

Trust me, the wire will not be the failure point in a wind event. Most likely result is a tip over

I can't tell for sure, but it appears that a bucket and two plastic bottles are the only thing holding this thing down....?  :sdeek:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on October 10, 2017, 12:16:06 PM
not sure what part of solid af you idiots don't understand
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on October 10, 2017, 12:19:49 PM
I believe that is a bucket, a half full water bottle and a can of wd-40
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: chum1 on October 10, 2017, 12:23:51 PM
Calm down. I'm sure there are rocks or something heavy in the bucket.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on October 10, 2017, 12:29:29 PM
Detailed forensic analysis of the bucket show with a high level of confidence that the only items in the bucket are a roll of wire and a pair of pliers.
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Post by: KST8FAN on October 10, 2017, 08:42:29 PM
You guys (and Mrs G) are GE gold.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: puniraptor on October 10, 2017, 09:08:08 PM
I too was concerned about windloads, but i decided to just see how it plays out. (no stamp yet)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: bucket on October 10, 2017, 09:17:16 PM
 :peek:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: renocat on December 27, 2017, 02:35:31 PM
Do Angus deposit chocolate cow chips?  If so, is it racist to run through a manure spreader?
Why do farmers pull out in front of you when no one is behind you, then go 30 mph, and turn off in a 1/2 mile?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on December 28, 2017, 08:35:05 AM
farmers like to drive slow because they have to do work in between their driving and they are (in general) lazy AF and like windshield time.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: yoga-like_abana on December 28, 2017, 04:54:03 PM

Why do farmers pull out in front of you when no one is behind you, then go 30 mph, and turn off in a 1/2 mile?
probably wanting to collect some insurance money when you ram him from behind
Title: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on December 28, 2017, 04:58:37 PM

Why do farmers pull out in front of you when no one is behind you, then go 30 mph, and turn off in a 1/2 mile?
probably wanting to collect some insurance money when you ram him from behind

No, I don’t think this is it. I’ve know farmers who have had 3rd degree burns over their entire Trunk, lost fingers, etc and all of them have been like “apology accepted” or “it was just bad luck”.


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Post by: pissclams on December 28, 2017, 04:59:41 PM
what is a bell cow
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on December 28, 2017, 05:57:37 PM
what is a bell cow

like the boss one that all of the cows follow around for where to eat and crap. nobody uses that term anymore though. usually it's just "boss cow" in my experience. I may have actually coined the phrase though.
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Post by: pissclams on December 28, 2017, 06:01:34 PM
didn’t know there were cow leaders
color guy on the osu game just used the term

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on December 28, 2017, 06:31:29 PM
On westworld they called it the judas cow but that was robot cows
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on December 28, 2017, 06:40:21 PM
Weird announces always use that term for running backs
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 07:36:32 AM
Quote
Kids,

What are your thoughts.

I need to make a decision by this weekend, an opportunity to buy some good land at below market price.

Here are the details. 

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$2,675 / acre  ($856,000 for 320 acres) Sept 23, 2015.

Current is $1,350 / acre.

===================== 

I've been chatting with banker.  35% down needed on farm loans, however can use existing land as collateral.

Interest rate is 5.18%.  80 x 1350 = $108,000

Crop est $2,400 / yr avg (2 crops in 3 yrs // 35 bu acre, wheat, 26 acres share, $4/bu).


COSTS / YR:

I am calculating about $5,600 / yr interest expense.
There is also property taxes, est $1,000.
Plus principle repayment about $5,400 / yr.

I am estimating cash flow needs for purchasing the property at about $12,000 / yr.

12,000 - 2,400 = $9,600 / yr additional monies needed to buy the property.  (Assuming using farm as collateral).


===============================


What do each of you think ?

Dad



Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 07:42:53 AM
I just dont understand how he can run those numbers and say

"You know what, I should really put up the farm I inherited free and clear to buy 80 more acres of dry crop land in the middle of a commodity downturn."
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 08:28:31 AM
farmers love buying land. it's their favorite thing in the world. it's the truck nuts of the farming world, if you aren't buying land you are nothing.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 09:11:35 AM
farmers love buying land. it's their favorite thing in the world. it's the truck nuts of the farming world, if you aren't buying land you are nothing.
Yes. He has been talking about buying more land non stop since he inherited the farm. He is not even a real farmer (has not driven a tractor since the 70's and leases the land to my uncle).

I typed out a long response breaking down all the reasons it was a terrible investment but I doubt that sways him.

I'm going to call him tonight and tell him that if he puts the current farm up for collateral and loses it we will have no where to hide when the FBI takes down Trump, appoints Obama/Hillary as Interim president for life and the economy goes into a tailspin with riots all over the country. May also throw in the prospect of UN Peace Keepers on American soil, would definitely need a place out of the way to wait it all out.

Gotta speak his language!

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Post by: chum1 on January 25, 2018, 09:16:14 AM
lol my dad has 3 or 4 tiny bits of land and all he ever said to me about it was, "when it comes time to sell, don't get screwed over."

His life is a bit of a mystery to me. Apparently, he goes to auctions at least sometimes, maybe lots for all I know. I mentioned it here before, but he told me Jordy Nelson has been buying a whole bunch of land around Manhattan and the local farm land owner people get pissed about it. Like, they know who his rep is and scowl when he bids or something.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 09:21:37 AM
you know who farmers hate more than anyone? other farmers with more land than them and who buy more land than them. they become enraged.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 09:23:56 AM
also if they rent/lease land from someone they believe they own the land somehow. like if someone else buys the land and tells the leasee that they need to GTFO it's against the farmer code or some crap.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 09:24:50 AM
I guess those weird Bundy guys are the most prominent example of this but it's systemic
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 09:27:14 AM
and every region of the state has their own evil land baron guy like in old west movies but irl. the guy will buy up all the land that goes on sale in the area and the other small time farmers lose their crap about it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on January 25, 2018, 09:28:14 AM
Ben ji, given the fact that I am having a really difficult time following your dad's email, and it seems like an awful lot of money, I would advise him against making this move.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 09:29:46 AM
the fact that your dad isn't 100% invested in crypto currency right now is very surprising to me tbh
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wetwillie on January 25, 2018, 09:36:59 AM
the fact that your dad isn't 100% invested in crypto currency right now is very surprising to me tbh

Yea it's the snake venom of the currency world
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: yoga-like_abana on January 25, 2018, 09:39:35 AM
and every region of the state has their own evil land baron guy like in old west movies but irl. the guy will buy up all the land that goes on sale in the area and the other small time farmers lose their crap about it.
you guys see the freaking andersons bought up the thompsons old land??
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Post by: sys on January 25, 2018, 09:43:42 AM
ben ji, what county?
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Post by: Institutional Control on January 25, 2018, 09:45:44 AM
When my uncle died back in November my aunt had people inquiring about their farmland the next day.
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Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 09:49:30 AM
ben ji, what county?
Thomas

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 09:52:47 AM
the fact that your dad isn't 100% invested in crypto currency right now is very surprising to me tbh
He did buy some Bitcoin a month or two ago, have not heard him talk about it recently.

Also he was day trading some penny stock and made 30k in a day. For about 24 hrs that is what he was going to use as his down payment on the land, spent a whole dinner talking about it ....but then he didn't sell it and my mom texted me the next day to tell me the stock had crashed and he was back to even.

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Post by: sys on January 25, 2018, 09:55:24 AM
https://www.agmanager.info/usda-nass-2016-rental-rates-kansas-maps

gives you a cap rate of about 4%, which is below your cost of capital.  that's a pretty poor investment, you'd just be betting on land price inflation.


i'd still consider it, if i lived there and the land was contiguous with my other property.  you gotta spend your money on something.
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Post by: michigancat on January 25, 2018, 10:44:40 AM
Dryland in Thomas county is $2300/acre? Damn
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on January 25, 2018, 10:46:10 AM
Is that cheap, expensive, or normal?
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Post by: michigancat on January 25, 2018, 10:51:08 AM
Is that cheap, expensive, or normal?
Seems expensive. I also don't understand how income calculation at all.
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Post by: mhkpasa on January 25, 2018, 10:51:37 AM
(https://www.agweb.com/assets/1/6/KS_Farmland_Values.jpg?4258370)

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For 2016, Kansas' state-wide average price is $3,000 per acre, a 10.4% decline from 2015.
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Post by: michigancat on January 25, 2018, 10:57:04 AM
I also can't tell if the price is $2600 or $1300 or how many acres he wants to buy
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on January 25, 2018, 11:04:35 AM
1350 and 80 acres
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Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 11:33:16 AM
1350 and 80 acres
Correct. He thinks it's a great deal since the price of the land was double that a couple years ago.

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Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 11:38:45 AM
Is that cheap, expensive, or normal?
Seems expensive. I also don't understand how income calculation at all.
80 acres yielding 34 bushels per acre at $4 a bushel.  He leases it to someone else and gets 1/3 of the profit so around 3,590 to him per year it is farmed. It lays fallow 1/3 years so his yearly avg is around $2400.

Now that I just did the math again I'm wondering if he even accounted for input costs (seed/fertilizer/harvest/ etc). This is looking even worse than I thought.

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Post by: michigancat on January 25, 2018, 11:43:42 AM
Is that cheap, expensive, or normal?
Seems expensive. I also don't understand how income calculation at all.
80 acres yielding 34 bushels per acre at $4 a bushel.  He leases it to someone else and gets 1/3 of the profit so around 3,590 to him per year it is farmed. It lays fallow 1/3 years so his yearly avg is around $2400.

Now that I just did the math again I'm wondering if he even accounted for input costs (seed/fertilizer/harvest/ etc). This is looking even worse than I thought.

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got it....yeah probably a bad idea. another thing to consider is how close was the land that went for 2600? Has he seen it or is he basing his yield estimates off of historical data? I know where I grew up you can have great land like across the road from absolute dogshit land.
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Post by: _33 on January 25, 2018, 11:55:44 AM
He should put cows on the land.   :th_twocents:
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Post by: _33 on January 25, 2018, 12:02:51 PM
Is that cheap, expensive, or normal?
Seems expensive. I also don't understand how income calculation at all.
80 acres yielding 34 bushels per acre at $4 a bushel.  He leases it to someone else and gets 1/3 of the profit so around 3,590 to him per year it is farmed. It lays fallow 1/3 years so his yearly avg is around $2400.

Now that I just did the math again I'm wondering if he even accounted for input costs (seed/fertilizer/harvest/ etc). This is looking even worse than I thought.

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got it....yeah probably a bad idea. another thing to consider is how close was the land that went for 2600? Has he seen it or is he basing his yield estimates off of historical data? I know where I grew up you can have great land like across the road from absolute dogshit land.

Isn't it the same land as the $2600 but the price has dropped in the last couple years?
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Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 12:03:57 PM
Is that cheap, expensive, or normal?
Seems expensive. I also don't understand how income calculation at all.
80 acres yielding 34 bushels per acre at $4 a bushel.  He leases it to someone else and gets 1/3 of the profit so around 3,590 to him per year it is farmed. It lays fallow 1/3 years so his yearly avg is around $2400.

Now that I just did the math again I'm wondering if he even accounted for input costs (seed/fertilizer/harvest/ etc). This is looking even worse than I thought.

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got it....yeah probably a bad idea. another thing to consider is how close was the land that went for 2600? Has he seen it or is he basing his yield estimates off of historical data? I know where I grew up you can have great land like across the road from absolute dogshit land.

Isn't it the same land as the $2600 but the price has dropped in the last couple years?
Yes, it was the same land that was valued at $2600 per acre in 2015.

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Post by: michigancat on January 25, 2018, 12:12:25 PM
Is that cheap, expensive, or normal?
Seems expensive. I also don't understand how income calculation at all.
80 acres yielding 34 bushels per acre at $4 a bushel.  He leases it to someone else and gets 1/3 of the profit so around 3,590 to him per year it is farmed. It lays fallow 1/3 years so his yearly avg is around $2400.

Now that I just did the math again I'm wondering if he even accounted for input costs (seed/fertilizer/harvest/ etc). This is looking even worse than I thought.

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got it....yeah probably a bad idea. another thing to consider is how close was the land that went for 2600? Has he seen it or is he basing his yield estimates off of historical data? I know where I grew up you can have great land like across the road from absolute dogshit land.

Isn't it the same land as the $2600 but the price has dropped in the last couple years?
Yes, it was the same land that was valued at $2600 per acre in 2015.

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but it was sold as 320 acres in 2015? so like, what if he gets the shitty 80 acres?
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Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 12:15:40 PM
Is that cheap, expensive, or normal?
Seems expensive. I also don't understand how income calculation at all.
80 acres yielding 34 bushels per acre at $4 a bushel.  He leases it to someone else and gets 1/3 of the profit so around 3,590 to him per year it is farmed. It lays fallow 1/3 years so his yearly avg is around $2400.

Now that I just did the math again I'm wondering if he even accounted for input costs (seed/fertilizer/harvest/ etc). This is looking even worse than I thought.

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got it....yeah probably a bad idea. another thing to consider is how close was the land that went for 2600? Has he seen it or is he basing his yield estimates off of historical data? I know where I grew up you can have great land like across the road from absolute dogshit land.

Isn't it the same land as the $2600 but the price has dropped in the last couple years?
Yes, it was the same land that was valued at $2600 per acre in 2015.

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but it was sold as 320 acres in 2015? so like, what if he gets the shitty 80 acres?
It's a 160 acre section my grandfather used to own. My aunt and uncle split it while dividing the estate. My uncle now wants to sell his 80 acres and my dad wants to buy it.

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Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 12:29:41 PM
Text I just got from my mom (they have had separate finances for the last 15 years due to crap like this)

Has dad said anything about buying more farmland? Phil has offered to sell his to Rita and/or dad and dad thinks it is to good of a deal to pass up.

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Post by: michigancat on January 25, 2018, 12:55:37 PM
ah hell he's a grown man in late middle age just let him do it
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Post by: pissclams on January 25, 2018, 12:59:38 PM
mind’s eye this crap you guys-
a big warehouse, think costco size.  inside said warehouse- layers and layers of crops being nourished by hydro.
this is a new future of farmers who were bred in the laboratory, not western kansas (sry tod).  no worries about hail storms
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Post by: Dlew12 on January 25, 2018, 01:07:11 PM
mind’s eye this crap you guys-
a big warehouse, think costco size.  inside said warehouse- layers and layers of crops being nourished by hydro.
this is a new future of farmers who were bred in the laboratory, not western kansas (sry tod).  no worries about hail storms
plants need sun, dinkus
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Post by: meow meow on January 25, 2018, 01:08:55 PM
costco is what, maybe 1 acre  :lol:
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Post by: pissclams on January 25, 2018, 01:10:51 PM
costco is what, maybe 1 acre  :lol:
that’s why the layers are stacked
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Post by: meow meow on January 25, 2018, 01:11:33 PM
so like 5 acres of corn then?
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Post by: pissclams on January 25, 2018, 01:13:57 PM
mind’s eye this crap you guys-
a big warehouse, think costco size.  inside said warehouse- layers and layers of crops being nourished by hydro.
this is a new future of farmers who were bred in the laboratory, not western kansas (sry tod).  no worries about hail storms
plants need sun, dinkus
did you go to k state? because sometimes i’m not sure
we design seeds everyday, dipshit
new seed- no sun needed,  or water.  seriously some people just want to live in a cage, others like elon musk and I dream bigger
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Post by: pissclams on January 25, 2018, 01:14:44 PM
so like 5 acres of corn then?
see above
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Post by: pissclams on January 25, 2018, 01:21:45 PM
tap out noted
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Post by: Rage Against the McKee on January 25, 2018, 01:24:02 PM
Plants grown indoors don't taste very good. We just don't have the seed technology to make that work yet.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on January 25, 2018, 01:32:59 PM
It's a 160 acre section my grandfather used to own. My aunt and uncle split it while dividing the estate. My uncle now wants to sell his 80 acres and my dad wants to buy it.

you should have mentioned that it was your family's land from the start.  of course your father should buy it.
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Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 01:43:34 PM
It's a 160 acre section my grandfather used to own. My aunt and uncle split it while dividing the estate. My uncle now wants to sell his 80 acres and my dad wants to buy it.

you should have mentioned that it was your family's land from the start.  of course your father should buy it.
He already has 640 acres that has the family home on it (mainly pasture). This is a couple of miles down the road and my grandfather did not own it until the 80's when my dad had moved to the big city with his computer job. He has no emotional connection to the land.

I am worried that he will put the main farm that does have emotional value to our family and lose that.

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Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 02:00:20 PM
when I inherit a shitload of western ks land the first thing I'm going to do is sell it to the areas rich land baron. it'll include all of the cows, tractors, houses, the works. and it's a take it all or nothing deal. also he has to box up and ship to me all my baseball cards that are in the basement of one of the houses (these are not part of the deal obv). and I know all the good ones in there so he better not try to swipe any. I've got this thing planned out.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on January 25, 2018, 02:08:46 PM
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Kids,

What are your thoughts.

I need to make a decision by this weekend, an opportunity to buy some good land at below market price.

Here are the details. 

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$2,675 / acre  ($856,000 for 320 acres) Sept 23, 2015.

Current is $1,350 / acre.

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I've been chatting with banker.  35% down needed on farm loans, however can use existing land as collateral.

Interest rate is 5.18%.  80 x 1350 = $108,000

Crop est $2,400 / yr avg (2 crops in 3 yrs // 35 bu acre, wheat, 26 acres share, $4/bu).


COSTS / YR:

I am calculating about $5,600 / yr interest expense.
There is also property taxes, est $1,000.
Plus principle repayment about $5,400 / yr.

I am estimating cash flow needs for purchasing the property at about $12,000 / yr.

12,000 - 2,400 = $9,600 / yr additional monies needed to buy the property.  (Assuming using farm as collateral).


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What do each of you think ?

Dad
That's an amazing deal, Ben Ji. My grandparents farm went for the initial cost per acre your dad first stated. http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=39805.msg1771877#msg1771877 He should jump on that if he likes the responsibility for that type of stuff.
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Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 02:12:04 PM
Wacky, this is western KS. They don't get alot of rain there, no turkeys will be drowning in the "Creek".

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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on January 25, 2018, 02:14:11 PM
I ran into a million Pheasants with my car when I worked out in Western Kansas. I figured some rich game hunter would eventually buy the land from him for double that. That's what happened with my granadpas land. Some rich husker that drives down from Nebraska to hunt now. If he's thinking of something like that, it could work.
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on January 25, 2018, 02:22:30 PM
when I inherit a shitload of western ks land the first thing I'm going to do is sell it to the areas rich land baron. it'll include all of the cows, tractors, houses, the works. and it's a take it all or nothing deal. also he has to box up and ship to me all my baseball cards that are in the basement of one of the houses (these are not part of the deal obv). and I know all the good ones in there so he better not try to swipe any. I've got this thing planned out.
sd you should start posting more again. I forgot that you are pretty funny
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Post by: Kat Kid on January 25, 2018, 02:23:16 PM
when I inherit a shitload of western ks land the first thing I'm going to do is sell it to the areas rich land baron. it'll include all of the cows, tractors, houses, the works. and it's a take it all or nothing deal. also he has to box up and ship to me all my baseball cards that are in the basement of one of the houses (these are not part of the deal obv). and I know all the good ones in there so he better not try to swipe any. I've got this thing planned out.

isn't farmer sd bro going to try and buy city slicker bros out?
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Post by: Cartierfor3 on January 25, 2018, 02:30:40 PM
when I inherit a shitload of western ks land the first thing I'm going to do is sell it to the areas rich land baron. it'll include all of the cows, tractors, houses, the works. and it's a take it all or nothing deal. also he has to box up and ship to me all my baseball cards that are in the basement of one of the houses (these are not part of the deal obv). and I know all the good ones in there so he better not try to swipe any. I've got this thing planned out.

what are the good ones? like a frank thomas rookie or a couple of sweet jose cansecos or what are we talking here
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Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 02:44:40 PM
jeter upperdeck rookie, bash brothers rookies, shaq rookies (hoops and upper deck), griffey rookies (fleer and upper deck), thousands of trash topps cards (he can keep these for all I care), bo jackson signed card, a bunch of remade old babe ruth cards that I roughed up and put in cases to make my friends think they were legit (sentimental value here), it goes on. essentially if you were a kid in the 90s I've got what you crave.
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Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 02:45:36 PM
when I inherit a shitload of western ks land the first thing I'm going to do is sell it to the areas rich land baron. it'll include all of the cows, tractors, houses, the works. and it's a take it all or nothing deal. also he has to box up and ship to me all my baseball cards that are in the basement of one of the houses (these are not part of the deal obv). and I know all the good ones in there so he better not try to swipe any. I've got this thing planned out.

isn't farmer sd bro going to try and buy city slicker bros out?

I'll muscle him into selling. I'm the brains of this operation.
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Post by: Cartierfor3 on January 25, 2018, 02:49:29 PM
jeter upperdeck rookie, bash brothers rookies, shaq rookies (hoops and upper deck), griffey rookies (fleer and upper deck), thousands of trash topps cards (he can keep these for all I care), bo jackson signed card, a bunch of remade old babe ruth cards that I roughed up and put in cases to make my friends think they were legit (sentimental value here), it goes on. essentially if you were a kid in the 90s I've got what you crave.

those are v good
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on January 25, 2018, 02:50:27 PM
you have to sell to your brother, steve dave.  good grief.
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Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 02:59:19 PM
he has his own baseball cards sys
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on January 25, 2018, 03:16:28 PM
My dad was just talking about how some baron bought 1200 acres a few hobby farms away from him. That seems like an excessive amount of acres
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Post by: sys on January 25, 2018, 04:02:03 PM
no, that's barely enough acres for anything.  acres are surprisingly small.
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Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 04:18:31 PM
My dad was just talking about how some baron bought 1200 acres a few hobby farms away from him. That seems like an excessive amount of acres
Did you see the numbers my dad ran? Basically the only way to make any money farming is to own a crap ton of land. (Also milk the government teat for all it's worth)

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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on January 25, 2018, 04:20:34 PM
1200 * $2,675 = $3,210,000 worth of land.  :love: Depending on where the land is.
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Post by: Chingon on January 25, 2018, 04:25:40 PM
Like 900 football fields.
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Post by: Chingon on January 25, 2018, 04:26:58 PM
0.85 wamegos
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on January 25, 2018, 04:28:15 PM
It wasn't bought for farming, just hobbying
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Chingon on January 25, 2018, 04:29:17 PM
You could keep about 40-60 adult male cougars in there.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on January 25, 2018, 04:30:44 PM
Could probably make some kind of elite corn maze hobbying for that type of land.
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Post by: mocat on January 25, 2018, 04:45:32 PM
you could make your own west(ern kansas)world
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on January 25, 2018, 05:00:22 PM
You could keep about 40-60 adult male cougars in there.

this estimate seems high for some reason
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wetwillie on January 25, 2018, 05:07:23 PM
It will all be taxed with the estate tax and you will get nothing
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Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 06:10:25 PM
You could keep about 40-60 adult male cougars in there.

Like, 2 irl maybe


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Post by: Chingon on January 25, 2018, 06:12:03 PM
Link?
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Post by: michigancat on January 25, 2018, 06:31:15 PM
every male cougar I've come across would need twice that
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on January 25, 2018, 08:55:54 PM
he's talking about male cougars in cages.  40 to 60 male cougar cages.  each caged male cougar would get 20-30 acres.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 09:00:28 PM
UPDATE!

TL:DR - I think I talked him out of buying this 80 Acres by convincing him to purchase the 320 Acres directly next to the current farm when my Aunt wants to sell or passes away. 

Talked to my dad tonight about it and while I still think its a terrible idea its not as bad as I originally thought. He currently makes around 7k per year leasing the land he already owns (although it was lower this year due to some insurance deductibles) that he would use to pay off the TWENTY  :sdeek: year loan. This brings the yearly payments down to a more managable 2-3 thousand per year ($12,000 yearly payment - $2400 estimated income - $7000 current income from land already owned)

He claimed to have 3 Aces up his sleeve

1. Wind Turbines - Last year he signed a lease with an energy company for the right to put up wind turbines. Currently gets maybe $1,000 a year but if they actually build some turbines it could be closer to 8-10k.

2. Breakout 200 Acres of Pasture into Cropland to bring in additional income. The current farm has around 400 acres of pastureland and around 200 acres of that could be turned into dry cropland. My uncle is currently in year 3 of a 5 year lease on the land and runs cattle on the pasture so its nothing that would happen soon. This has been his #1 plan ever since he inherited the farm. I always counter with "If its such a good idea why hasn't it been done in the past 100 years" but looking at the farm on google maps its literally the only large chunk of pasture land within 5 miles so maybe it can work.

3. Flip the land and sell it for $2000 an acre. He claims that he could currently sell it to someone right now for $2000 per acre but that my uncle wont sell it to this guy because he hates him for some reason. "This 80 Acres is part of the best quarter in that section, when grandpa passed away someone offered to buy it the next week". He would never actually do this though because as Steve Dave pointed out earlier farmers only like buying land.

My advice was to not count on any additional money from the Wind Turbines until they actually start construction. If they do build the Turbines save the money and if he still wants to buy more land when my Aunt sells or passes away (She is 6 years older and does not inject snake venom) then he will have a down payment and more farm revenue coming in to purchase her 320 acres that are contiguous with the current farm.

Long story short I have no idea how anyone makes any money farming.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on January 25, 2018, 09:05:20 PM
if he puts that turbine and grazing money into cryptocurrencies, he should have more than enough to buy the 320 and the 80 when his family starts to die.
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Post by: wetwillie on January 25, 2018, 09:18:05 PM
ben ji, what county?
Thomas

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Hunting lease might get him some extra scratch too
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 09:21:51 PM
ben ji, what county?
Thomas

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Hunting lease might get him some extra scratch too

How much for 400 acres of pasture? I assume Pheasant/quail?
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Post by: wetwillie on January 25, 2018, 09:27:06 PM
Any decent timbered areas on or adjacent to it?  What about ponds?
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Post by: ben ji on January 25, 2018, 09:36:55 PM
Any decent timbered areas on or adjacent to it?  What about ponds?

Its western ks. There is a "Creek" that "runs" through the back portion of the pasture but does not normally have water in it. There are maybe 5 "trees" along it. There are a bunch of wind break tree's by the actual house.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wetwillie on January 25, 2018, 09:39:34 PM
Yea probably not much good then.  Maybe you can find a trex on it or some oil.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 09:48:49 PM
not sure if I read correctly but don't ever assume wind. that's a unicorn even in western ks. sd ranch is over a trillion acres of stupid cows and cowboys and not a single wind baron has asked to put stupid giant turbines on it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 25, 2018, 09:50:02 PM
also why tf is he planning to grow crops on this stuff that people who know about growing crops aren't growing crops on? tell him to stop with that.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on January 25, 2018, 11:03:15 PM
super pro tip on whether someone is going to ask you if they can pay you to put a wind turbine on your western ks land.  look up, if there's a high-voltage transmission line there, the answer is yes.  otherwise no.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on January 26, 2018, 08:30:16 AM
Long story short I have no idea how anyone makes any money farming.

It probably works a little bit better when you farm the land yourself and keep 100% of the revenue instead of 2/3.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on January 26, 2018, 08:45:44 AM
super pro tip on whether someone is going to ask you if they can pay you to put a wind turbine on your western ks land.  look up, if there's a high-voltage transmission line there, the answer is yes.  otherwise no.
Thanks, I will pass this along.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 26, 2018, 10:13:25 PM
do you know what western ks farmers care about? terraces in their fields. like intentional walls of dirt that they built up so the wind doesn't blow away their dirt like huge dirt snakes. and if you just want to plow some giant field fast with your monster 8 wheeled tractor that you probably shouldn't be trusted with at 15 years old and do it in a straight line which makes the most sense you get in big time rough ridin' trouble. instead you have to plow along the dirt snakes and never drive over them except at the ends. it's the stupidest crap you've ever seen.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 26, 2018, 10:24:07 PM
you know what else they care about? grease zerks (technical farmer thing I'll explain). these are them:

(https://www.macsautoparts.com/assets/macs/images/size/265x265/sku/64-24379.jpg)

so there are over a million of them on all kinds of plows, tractors, swather things that eat the hay, you name it. if you use it to farm cows or plants it's got grease zerks. you use a grease gun with giant tubes of lube to squirt it into them like every 4 hours you use the thing that has them. this is the gun.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1853/1277/products/Pistol_grip_grease_gun_1200x.jpg?v=1507566753)

it's an enormous pain in the ass and it's always hot as crap and there are bugs everywhere when you do it. here's what I figured out on my own though. it's fake news. you don't have to do it. I've gone literally a month without grease gunning a grease zerk and nothing mostly broke. I'm pretty sure it's a scam from big grease.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 26, 2018, 10:25:12 PM
sddad: are you greasing those zerks?
me: yep (nope)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 26, 2018, 10:31:14 PM
and here's the thing anyway, I'm going to break the eff out of this plow or combine or swather (hay combine) or whatever by ramming it into a dirt snake or center pivot irrigation system anyway long before it breaks from not getting lubed up so WGAF.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on January 26, 2018, 10:34:44 PM
you know what else they care about? grease zerks (technical farmer thing I'll explain). these are them:

(https://www.macsautoparts.com/assets/macs/images/size/265x265/sku/64-24379.jpg)

so there are over a million of them on all kinds of plows, tractors, swather things that eat the hay, you name it. if you use it to farm cows or plants it's got grease zerks. you use a grease gun with giant tubes of lube to squirt it into them like every 4 hours you use the thing that has them. this is the gun.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1853/1277/products/Pistol_grip_grease_gun_1200x.jpg?v=1507566753)

it's an enormous pain in the ass and it's always hot as crap and there are bugs everywhere when you do it. here's what I figured out on my own though. it's fake news. you don't have to do it. I've gone literally a month without grease gunning a grease zerk and nothing mostly broke. I'm pretty sure it's a scam from big grease.

How do you farm cows :confused:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 26, 2018, 10:35:45 PM
which reminds me of another thing that sucks crap. if your tractor runs out of gas because you don't GAF and the gas trailer is way over on the other side of the field it's a giant pain in the ass if it runs out, you're mumped. you can't just fill it up with gas again. you have to do tons of stuff. like pull off parts and put gas in them for an hour. these things are helpless. you want to make a billion dollars? make a tractor that can not do that on it's own like a car or lawn mower.

WHICH REMINDS ME OF ANOTHER THING! don't call the tractor gas, gas. it's "fuel".  :jerk:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 26, 2018, 10:36:06 PM
you know what else they care about? grease zerks (technical farmer thing I'll explain). these are them:

(https://www.macsautoparts.com/assets/macs/images/size/265x265/sku/64-24379.jpg)

so there are over a million of them on all kinds of plows, tractors, swather things that eat the hay, you name it. if you use it to farm cows or plants it's got grease zerks. you use a grease gun with giant tubes of lube to squirt it into them like every 4 hours you use the thing that has them. this is the gun.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1853/1277/products/Pistol_grip_grease_gun_1200x.jpg?v=1507566753)

it's an enormous pain in the ass and it's always hot as crap and there are bugs everywhere when you do it. here's what I figured out on my own though. it's fake news. you don't have to do it. I've gone literally a month without grease gunning a grease zerk and nothing mostly broke. I'm pretty sure it's a scam from big grease.

How do you farm cows :confused:

with bulls (boy cows)
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 26, 2018, 10:37:36 PM
me (Unit 8 on two way radio, basically farmer cell phone): I filled the tractor with gas
sdgrandpa (Unit 1 on farmer cell): I HOPE YOU DIDN'T FILL IT WITH GAS!
me (Unit 8 still): JFC grandpa  :jerk:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on January 26, 2018, 10:37:55 PM
you know what else they care about? grease zerks (technical farmer thing I'll explain). these are them:

(https://www.macsautoparts.com/assets/macs/images/size/265x265/sku/64-24379.jpg)

so there are over a million of them on all kinds of plows, tractors, swather things that eat the hay, you name it. if you use it to farm cows or plants it's got grease zerks. you use a grease gun with giant tubes of lube to squirt it into them like every 4 hours you use the thing that has them. this is the gun.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1853/1277/products/Pistol_grip_grease_gun_1200x.jpg?v=1507566753)

it's an enormous pain in the ass and it's always hot as crap and there are bugs everywhere when you do it. here's what I figured out on my own though. it's fake news. you don't have to do it. I've gone literally a month without grease gunning a grease zerk and nothing mostly broke. I'm pretty sure it's a scam from big grease.

How do you farm cows :confused:

with bulls (boy cows)

Bulls have grease zerks?  :confused:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 26, 2018, 10:43:22 PM
me (Unit 8 on two way radio, basically farmer cell phone): I filled the tractor with gas
sdgrandpa (Unit 1 on farmer cell): I HOPE YOU DIDN'T FILL IT WITH GAS!
me (Unit 8 still): JFC grandpa  :jerk:

which also reminds me of two way radios. like we had our own tower deal and we had unit numbers. nobody else could hear us talk on them except us. sdgrandpa was "Unit 1", sddad was "Unit 2", etc. I was down the line after the designated cowboys and whatnot at "Unit 8". You had code words on it. Like 10-7, 10-8, they all meant something, I don't remember. like you were going to go away from the radio, or were back by it, whatever. you had to say the 10-7 or whatever the call sign was. I never did the thing to leave or come back. they got steamed all the time because they were looking for me or didn't know I was back available to talk or something. idiots.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 26, 2018, 10:47:29 PM
me (Unit 8 on two way radio, basically farmer cell phone): I filled the tractor with gas
sdgrandpa (Unit 1 on farmer cell): I HOPE YOU DIDN'T FILL IT WITH GAS!
me (Unit 8 still): JFC grandpa  :jerk:

which also reminds me of two way radios. like we had our own tower deal and we had unit numbers. nobody else could hear us talk on them except us. sdgrandpa was "Unit 1", sddad was "Unit 2", etc. I was down the line after the designated cowboys and whatnot at "Unit 8". You had code words on it. Like 10-7, 10-8, they all meant something, I don't remember. like you were going to go away from the radio, or were back by it, whatever. you had to say the 10-7 or whatever the call sign was. I never did the thing to leave or come back. they got steamed all the time because they were looking for me or didn't know I was back available to talk or something. idiots.

and sddad had a phone number (this was pre-cell phones, at least pre-cell phones in western KS) that would call the house and if he didn't answer it went to his two way radio. and if he didn't answer that his pickup started honking the horn to let him know someone was calling him. it was irl cutting edge crap for the day. but if he answered on his radio he still had to push the button on the radio to talk like a walkie talkie.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Catchacold on January 26, 2018, 10:54:48 PM
Our radio stuff slightly overlapped with some dumbass family, so we would hear them when we went to town.

Old lady screaming into the thing: (redacted) PICK ME UP SOME PEPTO BISMOL AT THE STORE!!

(redacted) : 10-4 hun
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 26, 2018, 10:57:44 PM
haha. sdgrandpa would have lost his crap at using the ranch radio for that stuff. he would hover over it waiting to chew someone's (99% me) ass for improper usage. he had a phone handset that was the radio next to his recliner in his house.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 26, 2018, 11:03:36 PM
when he finally "retired" he didn't actually retire. he just kind of hung around ready to kick my ass. I'd inevitably break/wreck some expensive equipment and he'd show up after hearing it on the radio. All I wanted in the world was to get fired but NOPE. COW FARMING FOR YOU WHETHER YOU SUCK AT IT OR NOT!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on January 26, 2018, 11:43:40 PM
good god, to have been a cow farmer.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on January 27, 2018, 12:23:48 AM
They have battery powered grease guns now sd and it makes grease zerking major pud
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 27, 2018, 01:14:11 AM
They have battery powered grease guns now sd and it makes grease zerking major pud

if I had to get outside I still wouldn't do it. it's 2018, this shouldn't be a thing.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: IPA4Me on January 27, 2018, 07:26:27 AM
Welcome back to the blog, SD. I've missed your long posts.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on January 27, 2018, 09:38:05 PM
Thanks guys for an entertaining read while the wife is watching The Intern.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: WillieWatanabe on January 28, 2018, 10:44:08 AM
Tom,
Are you an evil land baron?

BE HONEST
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on January 30, 2018, 08:27:28 AM
So my dad has decided to un-retire and try and get a job so he can afford to buy more farmland in western KS. He just got a haircut and shaved his beard so he must be serious.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wetwillie on January 30, 2018, 08:33:44 AM
I love your dad's zeal
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on January 30, 2018, 08:54:16 AM
what kind of job, and what has he done in the past?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 8manpick on January 30, 2018, 12:30:57 PM
Steve Dave, did your family upgrade to the Nextel push to talk cell phone/walkie talkies in the early 2000s like all the farmers I know?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on January 30, 2018, 01:08:50 PM
Steve Dave, did your family upgrade to the Nextel push to talk cell phone/walkie talkies in the early 2000s like all the farmers I know?

no, went to combo of two way radios and just regular cell phones. I was the first kid in HS to have a cell phone. it was not as giant as zac morris's but was plenty giant. would fit in my pocket but the antenna stuck out. sddad had that one and one of the vehicle ones on a stand. still honked his pickup horn if he didn't answer though. don't know the exact date of letting the two way radio die out. I was in college by then.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on January 30, 2018, 01:41:41 PM
the forwarding missed calls to the truck horn thing is irl mind blowing to me
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on January 30, 2018, 10:23:23 PM
the forwarding missed calls to the truck horn thing is irl mind blowing to me

It's a thing.  I had a buddy who took his dad's truck hunting once and it was doing it all the time.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on January 30, 2018, 10:24:24 PM
not as wild as the truck honking but tons of my farm friends had a super loud bell that rang on the outside of their house when the landline inside rang.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: puniraptor on January 31, 2018, 08:59:29 PM
the average Costco is 145000 sq ft or 3.3 acres
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 01, 2018, 09:00:22 AM
not as wild as the truck honking but tons of my farm friends had a super loud bell that rang on the outside of their house when the landline inside rang.
Our fat center had a big mudding truck and a dixie horn for it and would blow it every time he showed up to school. #EudoraStuff
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 01, 2018, 09:32:29 AM
that's the guy from varsity blues
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 01, 2018, 09:37:52 AM
Yup.  :thumbs: Same guy pretty much.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on February 03, 2018, 11:08:14 PM
Anyone hook me up with 250 6' t posts?


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on February 04, 2018, 01:46:02 PM
Antique equipment of the week.  The 2 row John Deere planter.  Hopefully operational for sweet corn this spring.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: puniraptor on February 04, 2018, 05:18:38 PM
do you get to label your corn "artisanal" if you plant it with that thing?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 04, 2018, 06:29:11 PM
Locally sourced
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on February 04, 2018, 06:39:59 PM
Old world, using traditional methods
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on February 05, 2018, 02:04:54 PM
tom, that thing probably hasn't had it's zerks greased in 20 years.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on February 05, 2018, 08:27:17 PM
tom, that thing probably hasn't had it's zerks greased in 20 years.
LOL.  Cousin wondered why I was laughing as he greased that skid steer on Saturday... then he sent me to the shop to get a zerk to replace one he broke off loading hay.  I had to help him get the grease gun working.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on February 06, 2018, 05:52:26 AM
what kind of job, and what has he done in the past?
IT, he maintained servers or something that is the exact opposite of farming.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on February 06, 2018, 08:19:16 AM
what kind of job, and what has he done in the past?
IT, he maintained servers or something that is the exact opposite of farming.

sounds like a complete stud who should post here
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 06, 2018, 08:34:07 AM
Never heard of a server farm ben ji?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: The Big Train on February 06, 2018, 12:30:42 PM
Yikes
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on February 10, 2018, 11:42:09 AM
super pro tip on whether someone is going to ask you if they can pay you to put a wind turbine on your western ks land.  look up, if there's a high-voltage transmission line there, the answer is yes.  otherwise no.

So I asked my Dad about this and his reply was "Yes, there are some by Mingo". Welp, looks like he is right. I did some googling and found this neat little website from the department of Energy that shows pretty much anything you could imagine. https://www.eia.gov/state/maps.php

There is a substation in Mingo and a high voltage power line (115kv) 1 mile away from the farm. I found the closest wind farm on the map and it was right next to a 115kv power line as well.

Now if we can just get OBAMA or someone who supports renewable energy back in office we can start rolling in that sweet sweet windfarm money.  :kstategrad:

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on February 10, 2018, 07:49:43 PM
http://www.kansasenergy.org/KS_wind_projects_case.htm

Ben ji

Are there turbines in Thomas County now?  Didn't realize there were so many projects in the works.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: GregKSU1027 on February 23, 2018, 01:13:00 AM
there are 4 breeds of cows. hereford, angus, white, white with black spots.
What about black with white belts?
(http://www.discushatchery.com/cow2.jpg)
That's just a cow that's not good at martial arts

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: GregKSU1027 on February 23, 2018, 01:37:17 AM
jeter upperdeck rookie, bash brothers rookies, shaq rookies (hoops and upper deck), griffey rookies (fleer and upper deck), thousands of trash topps cards (he can keep these for all I care), bo jackson signed card, a bunch of remade old babe ruth cards that I roughed up and put in cases to make my friends think they were legit (sentimental value here), it goes on. essentially if you were a kid in the 90s I've got what you crave.
Take it to the collection thread

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on February 23, 2018, 08:56:17 AM
there are 4 breeds of cows. hereford, angus, white, white with black spots.
What about black with white belts?
(http://www.discushatchery.com/cow2.jpg)
That's just a cow that's not good at martial arts

 :lol:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: GregKSU1027 on March 21, 2018, 10:18:26 AM
Happy Ag Day Steve Dave, wisest Internet Farmer I know. Check out @RobelGraphics’s Tweet: ?s=09

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 21, 2018, 04:21:09 PM
I like that


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on March 21, 2018, 04:34:34 PM
is john deere really the best or are they just the harley davidson of tractors
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mhkpasa on March 21, 2018, 04:42:26 PM
is john deere really the best or are they just the harley davidson of tractors

they definitely have quality machines - but definitely push the merch way harder than any other brand.

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on March 21, 2018, 07:26:06 PM
They are good


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on March 22, 2018, 12:57:18 AM
Old John Deere logo.  Willie must also be a beef check off fan.

Tom
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Skipper44 on March 26, 2018, 10:05:19 PM
is john deere really the best or are they just the harley davidson of tractors
the large dealer network and parts availability are a big part of their dominance and they are much more of a innovator than HD



Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on March 27, 2018, 08:17:50 AM
Case IH >>>> John Dear

@ me
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on March 27, 2018, 10:10:52 AM
https://www.agriculture.com/crops/wheat/goodbye-kansas-wheat
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on March 27, 2018, 10:29:32 AM
wow, that's crazy.  i can't believe milo is more profitable than wheat.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on March 27, 2018, 10:59:25 AM
wow, that's crazy.  i can't believe milo is more profitable than wheat.
It isn't for my dad's farm. But wheat has been pretty awful the last couple of years. He's growing more canola now.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: EMAWican on March 28, 2018, 02:14:11 PM
Yeah, planting corn and milo on ground that was once generally wheat only is called farming crop insurance. That's what makes it profitable.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on May 13, 2018, 08:10:35 PM
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/shark-versus-cow-deadlier/story?id=24931705
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on May 14, 2018, 04:40:06 PM
Sun farming opportunity.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: puniraptor on May 14, 2018, 05:02:46 PM
will Obama never stop killing?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 14, 2018, 05:07:56 PM
I want in on that crop insurance farming big rough ridin' time.  sounds pud
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Spracne on May 14, 2018, 05:55:25 PM
@gmail.com...

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: wetwillie on May 14, 2018, 08:02:19 PM
150 acres x 1250 per acre per  year is roughly 190k a year.  I say you do it Tom.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: halfEmpty on May 14, 2018, 08:13:59 PM
Hmm, I wonder how close to large transmission lines they are talking.  My parents have a few hundred acres on the eastern edge of the flint hills which is just pastureland right now within 5-10 miles of large transmission lines.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 15, 2018, 12:56:12 PM
Hmm, I wonder how close to large transmission lines they are talking.  My parents have a few hundred acres on the eastern edge of the flint hills which is just pastureland right now within 5-10 miles of large transmission lines.

too far, sounds like crap
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on May 15, 2018, 04:23:03 PM
it costs like 200-1000k to build a mile of new transmission line.  plus they have to get (buy) permission from every landowner the new line would cross.  so proximity is worth a lot.
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Post by: Chingon on May 15, 2018, 06:22:39 PM
Yeah but how many zerks do you need to grease?
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Post by: Institutional Control on May 15, 2018, 07:46:40 PM
Tom- how effective do you think this would be?

https://www.facebook.com/LifeAndArtCollections/videos/1665250730249472/


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Post by: KST8FAN on May 15, 2018, 10:04:36 PM
Tom- how effective do you think this would be?

https://www.facebook.com/LifeAndArtCollections/videos/1665250730249472/


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Seems legit.  I must admit I had to read up on this.  Replace herbicide and insecticide with fire.   Get the crop up and a canopy established. Supplement with another burn or traditional cultivation.  I may have to buy a 6 row cultivator for the old 4020 and advertise my services to organic farms.

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Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on May 15, 2018, 10:12:07 PM
150 acres x 1250 per acre per  year is roughly 190k a year.  I say you do it Tom.

They use like 5 acres, but still better than you can do farming it.
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Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on May 15, 2018, 10:13:41 PM
it costs like 200-1000k to build a mile of new transmission line.  plus they have to get (buy) permission from every landowner the new line would cross.  so proximity is worth a lot.

They don't run transmission line to the farm r-tard they just prefer 3 phase, which is like 50k a mile to run.
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Post by: sys on May 16, 2018, 07:49:06 AM
it costs like 200-1000k to build a mile of new transmission line.  plus they have to get (buy) permission from every landowner the new line would cross.  so proximity is worth a lot.

They don't run transmission line to the farm r-tard they just prefer 3 phase, which is like 50k a mile to run.

this is another one of those things where i know what i'm talking about and you don't. 
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Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on May 16, 2018, 07:53:07 AM
That's how we do it in the Midwest, pal.
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Post by: ben ji on May 18, 2018, 09:30:31 AM
So a couple of weeks ago I jokingly suggested my dad should raise some meat goats on the farm...... sent me this email today titled "Optimizing Farm Income"





Hi ben ji,


Success in life is all about overcoming challenges.


Those who overcome the biggest, have the best success.


Sometimes "success" can be measured in income, sometimes in health.


When you have your health, you have everything.


One day you will understand the value of venom therapy.


I'll show you the Eastern KS bee yards and you can do your first venom therapy trial.


Did you know that the reason goat meat is not found at grocery stores is that there is not enough supply ?


Young goats (50 lb) are selling for $150 each.  A 200 lb buck goes for about $175 - 200.  You can get twins on the goats with flock management over a few years.


When mom gets ready to milk goats we can get a couple dairy goats.


The meat goats are the market.  I am still learning about the various breeds and their characteristics, but am leaning toward a Boer goat operation.  I also am investigating a pellet machine (mixes alfalfa, feed, grain into smaller sized feed pellets for goats, sheep).  This minimizes waste.  I could sell pellets to other sheep/goat breeders.  May put a half circle into non GMO alfalfa.  The other half would be grain (wheat, milo, corn).


Running 1,000 head of goats would yield a revenue of $300,000 of which 50% would be profit.  In such a case I'd leave the pasture "as is" for the most part.


Dad


Put some thought into my "health" comments and make some positive changes.


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Post by: pissclams on May 18, 2018, 09:59:44 AM
fantastic
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Post by: ben ji on May 18, 2018, 10:34:25 AM
My response

It is definitely a market to look into. I'm pretty sure K-State does research on Meat Goats and you could probably contact the extension agent or Kstate directly and they will tell you all about meat goats. 


My only concern is if they could survive a bad winter. 


To make more money you might look into selling goats directly to the Hispanic populations of Southwest KS by the meat packing plants. They can slaughter it themselves. 

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Post by: ben ji on May 18, 2018, 10:35:34 AM
His response back

Hi ben ji,


KSU just opened its new "Goat and Sheep" center.


Yes, I will communicate with the new KSU center.


Goat breeder in Lexington NE has 400 head and never takes them to the sale barn.  Demand is big enough they come to him.  That would be about 600 head / yr.


I will tour some KS goat operations.  Nephew Eric has offered me a tour of one or two operations near Holyrood.


May turn Logan into a goat herder in 10 yrs when his knees give out.  His espanol is good enough he can supervise Juan.


Mom is sure going to love fresh goat cheese.  Her friends will all want some.

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Post by: ben ji on May 18, 2018, 10:36:10 AM
Guyz, I am going to be a goat Barron along with a wind Barron.
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Post by: ChiCat on May 18, 2018, 10:45:52 AM
I think we need a Ben Ji Goat Baron thread.

I'm not sure how difficult it is to do anything Halal or if your dad would entertain such an idea, but I would think there is a Muslim population that would be interested in your goats.
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Post by: ben ji on May 18, 2018, 11:03:43 AM
eff yeah, guard Lama's and Donkeys?!?! Sounds awesome.






I want to understand their operation - size, wintering, having little ones, feeding, containing, shots, plus the accounting side - expenses, revenues, labor.


I want to understand why they are raising the breed(s) they are raising.  Seems most at the sale barn have mix breeds.


One guy up at Oberlin uses Kiki bucks and has mixed doe's.  Electric fence and woven fence are used for containment.


Phase one at the farm is to fence off the farm itself to use the goat for weed control (including the lawn).  A female lama (cost about $150-200) is best protection.  A sheep dog is also good.  Donkey works also.


Dad
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Post by: steve dave on May 18, 2018, 11:53:10 AM
your dad is incredible and I love him
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Post by: chum1 on May 18, 2018, 12:18:25 PM
Llamas are adorable looking. And I hear donkeys will be your bud and follow you around like a dog.
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Post by: steve dave on May 18, 2018, 12:21:10 PM
I know a meade, ks sheep (basically a goat that's fuzzy) farmer who has a donkey with the sheep. apparently to chase away coyotes or whatever. coyotes are super small and pud and I'm pretty sure a full grown sheep would kick ones ass but better safe than sorry I guess.
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 18, 2018, 01:33:36 PM
also get that goat who racks in the second something dangerous comes by
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Post by: ben ji on May 18, 2018, 01:43:10 PM
I know a meade, ks sheep (basically a goat that's fuzzy) farmer who has a donkey with the sheep. apparently to chase away coyotes or whatever. coyotes are super small and pud and I'm pretty sure a full grown sheep would kick ones ass but better safe than sorry I guess.
He setup game cameras around the farm mainly to keep an eye on who is coming and going but sends out pictures of the different animals.

Coyote! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180518/7d98d4aedbba34462d5c78ec9a5b5ff3.jpg)
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Post by: ben ji on May 18, 2018, 01:45:19 PM
Big ole possum in the Morton building!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180518/c1ed3540349722bb6648161f0db86744.jpg)
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Post by: ben ji on May 18, 2018, 01:48:11 PM
Skunk! Deer! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180518/49a79f729de748805ebbcf9acc7fc5ef.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180518/ab4b957271532462f6027d8107ef42bf.jpg)
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Post by: michigancat on May 18, 2018, 02:33:12 PM
ben ji did he buy that land he was looking at?
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Post by: ben ji on May 18, 2018, 03:59:34 PM
ben ji did he buy that land he was looking at?

Negative, talked him out of it......and now he realizes the real money is in Meat Goats :pray:

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Post by: Rage Against the McKee on May 18, 2018, 04:26:20 PM
I think ben ji's dad might have missed a few expenses when he calculated that profit margin.
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Post by: steve dave on May 18, 2018, 04:38:25 PM
I would like gE to produce a reality TV show starring your dad


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Post by: RickRampus on May 20, 2018, 02:04:46 PM
Following

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Post by: KST8FAN on May 20, 2018, 08:53:49 PM
45 x 48 concrete pad for barn.  How thick should I make it and how many yards will that be?

Tom

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Post by: schreds21 on May 20, 2018, 09:38:28 PM
45 x 48 concrete pad for barn.  How thick should I make it and how many yards will that be?

Tom

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Are you parking equipment on it?
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Post by: KST8FAN on May 20, 2018, 09:42:25 PM
45 x 48 concrete pad for barn.  How thick should I make it and how many yards will that be?

Tom

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Are you parking equipment on it?
Yes.

Tom

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Post by: schreds21 on May 20, 2018, 09:50:57 PM
I would suggest 6", or maybe even 8" depending on the size of equip you'll be putting on it, with WWF reinforcing.  Maybe one of our resident structural engineers could chime in here.  6" would be 40 yds.  8" would be 54 yards.
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Post by: KST8FAN on May 21, 2018, 08:10:36 AM
Equipment would be skid steer and attachment.  The restored 4020 and a couple trailers.

Tom

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Post by: EMAWican on May 21, 2018, 09:17:39 AM
6" slabs with steel in sheds/shops and they hold up real well. Biggest thing is the base/subgrade. I would do 4-6" of a sand/gravel/crushed limestone and make sure you compact it well. I also am a believer in pouring a nice drive apron at the door as well.
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Post by: schreds21 on May 21, 2018, 09:34:52 AM
Yes, 6" should be sufficient and EMAWican is correct about the importance of your subgrade.  If using WWF (wire mesh) reinforcing, make sure it is 6"x6" and a heavier, paving grade like W4.7xW4.7.  Also, when you cut your concrete, don't go any bigger than 12'x12' panels and cut about 1 1/2" deep for 6" paving.
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Post by: mhkpasa on May 21, 2018, 10:17:40 AM
Ditto - all about the subgrade
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Post by: KST8FAN on May 26, 2018, 06:56:54 AM
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/solar-powered-weed-killing-robots-could-save-farmers-billions-of-dollars-on-herbicides/

Tom

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Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 26, 2018, 06:09:35 PM
Good lord that’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen invented
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Post by: wetwillie on May 26, 2018, 06:26:37 PM
No way big pesticide ever let’s that thing scale
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Post by: ben ji on July 07, 2018, 05:44:30 PM
Went to the farm to hang out with my pretend farmer dad. Currently drinking a beer outside(my dad splurged for wifi) just exhausted, don't know how anyone can do this 24/7 365.

Started the day off feeding the barn cats!

Lady got some too! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180707/d09b846b27dd29841543332f0fd8e838.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180707/475dec3f6161a21ff9959e84e2e4ab89.jpg)
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Post by: ben ji on July 07, 2018, 05:46:10 PM
Then we went and drove around the pasture and saw a coyote making a break for the crick! Guess what? There is actually alot of water in it because it kind of rained this year! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180707/dc29b361ab287d34f5070419d70561c7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180707/8b636f7584069b69b5b35a501d761ac7.jpg)
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Post by: ben ji on July 07, 2018, 05:47:59 PM
Then my dad had me put in one (single) fencepost that for some reason had been skipped. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180707/f38eefe355c6f639aad28068a56782f8.jpg)
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Post by: ben ji on July 07, 2018, 05:50:31 PM
Break time after that, BLT'S for lunch then attempted to weed my dad's "Garden". In reality he didn't even till it, just planted tomatoes and other stuff and ran soaker hoses.

The grass was taller than the garden plants but I did the best I could. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180707/e3964121c21f20c02b89f4a4f5cd65c7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180707/57d70f60b764d579175fefd89dac3cb0.jpg)
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Post by: ben ji on July 07, 2018, 05:52:55 PM
I took a nap after that then streamed the Croatia Russia soccer match even though my dad said he only has a limited number of gbs.

Whatevs
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Post by: ben ji on July 07, 2018, 05:57:23 PM
The incenerator was full so I emptied it into tubs for them to dump somewhere. This was actually hard and gross work for like 30 minutes. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180707/2442e76bc43ecff45ac840451f182b83.jpg)
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Post by: ben ji on July 07, 2018, 05:59:05 PM
Next we went back out to the pasture to pew pew some .22's. Just smoked some tin cans...no pictures tho since Obama can't know we have guns.
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Post by: ben ji on July 07, 2018, 06:00:57 PM
Now Lady and I are just kicking it out front until we have to go feed the barn cats dinner. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180707/64de27089da228825fd99c81289b0804.jpg)
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Post by: ben ji on July 07, 2018, 06:03:22 PM
FORGOT! I also ate a metric ton on tart cherries today (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180707/71a8eae48b90f2231d4ce82187c36bbf.jpg)
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Post by: pissclams on July 08, 2018, 04:34:13 AM
what a great update
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Post by: steve dave on July 08, 2018, 10:26:42 AM
yes, great update. lol at the tomatoes in the grass. also, please update on gastro intestinal distress level from all those cherries.
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Post by: bucket on July 08, 2018, 10:58:35 AM
what a great update
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Post by: ben ji on July 08, 2018, 04:48:09 PM
Other fun stories -

When we were driving around the pasture my dad kept stopping and using hand clippers to cut what he called "Musk Thistle". He called it Pasture management and told me how Musk Thistle is an invasive species and you need to keep it out of the pasture etc etc. We filled up about 2 tubs worth in the back of his truck. We got back to the farm to burn them and my uncle (Who leases the land and is a real farmer) was there with my cousin. My dad told him about all the "Musk Thistle" he found in the pasture and he should probably check for it. My Uncles told him he sprayed a couple 2 weeks ago and looked in the back of the truck.....he started chuckling and said "That's prairie thistle, you can let it be"  :ROFL: Later when we went back out to the pasture to pew pew my dad cut some more prairie thistle just to spite my uncle :ROFL: :ROFL:

Lady is a total city dog. Hated riding in the back of the truck and every time we stopped she would jump in the front seat. I would have to pick her up and carry her to the bed of the truck.

The wind farm thing might actually happen. My dad is staying at the farm for a couple more days because there is a "Celebration" dinner on Tuesday since they are moving from the pre construction phase to the construction phase. Supposed to have 1v1's with the land owners to schedule the start of construction etc.

After dinner on saturday my dad told me to keep the skillet on, I asked why and he said he was going to cook some hot dogs for the cats. He sliced up a pack (.79 cents at aldi or something "Cheaper than actual catfood!") and cooked the hot dogs then brought them out to the barn cats. He feeds them twice a day when he's out there, Usually whatever his leftovers are mixed with hot dogs then milk poured over it......They do seem to enjoy it though. Currently around 5-7 adults and 10 kittens.

Wildlife Sightings - One coyote running across the pasture over the hill. Like 4 burrowing owls and 2 owl holes. A metric ton of Rabbits near the house, lady chased and chased but to no avail. Cows! Burros and Miniature horses(My Uncles)! All kinds of Birds! And holy hell I was not expecting that many mosquitoes in western KS, just an absurd number of them in the windbreaks by the house.

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Post by: sys on July 08, 2018, 04:53:58 PM
i can't wait until i have enough money to pretend farm.
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Post by: wetwillie on July 08, 2018, 05:17:51 PM
i can't wait until i have enough money to pretend farm.

Its the American dream, I share it as well.
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Post by: ben ji on July 08, 2018, 10:08:23 PM
i can't wait until i have enough money to pretend farm.

Its the American dream, I share it as well.

It helps if you are retired and inherit some of your parents land. He is having a great time out there though so I'm happy for him.
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Post by: steve dave on July 09, 2018, 08:33:21 AM
i can't wait until i have enough money to pretend farm.

Its the American dream, I share it as well.

It helps if you are retired and inherit some of your parents land. He is having a great time out there though so I'm happy for him.

I'm going to inherit shitloads of land and I'm immediately selling (or leasing) the living crap out of it.
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Post by: ben ji on July 09, 2018, 08:42:26 AM
i can't wait until i have enough money to pretend farm.

Its the American dream, I share it as well.

It helps if you are retired and inherit some of your parents land. He is having a great time out there though so I'm happy for him.

I'm going to inherit shitloads of land and I'm immediately selling (or leasing) the living crap out of it.
My dad had no intention of ever "farming" again when he was your age but as the Darcy from varsity blues once said "Things Change Mox".

Can't wait until SD spends the summer of 2048 in SW KS reading books about how President Sasha Obama is Ruining America more than her father and second guessing his leasee's farming decisions.

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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on July 09, 2018, 09:15:58 AM
My dad constantly talks about how his hobby farm is my inheritance. I would just sell it to some other prospective hobby farmer.
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Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 09, 2018, 09:35:32 AM
I'm planning on leasing the hobby farm that I inherit.
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Post by: WillieWatanabe on July 09, 2018, 09:57:31 AM
I'm planning on leasing the hobby farm that I inherit.

hell yes. Don't sell that stuff
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Post by: ben ji on July 10, 2018, 04:42:32 PM
Remember that post (Single) I put in over the weekend? My cousin just texted me about it.

WTF does "You need to ride out a blizzard there" mean? I'm assuming it's a farm joke or something(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180710/636eed64297676e338e6810b2bde30a9.jpg)
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Post by: mhkpasa on July 10, 2018, 04:49:28 PM
Haven't heard that one - but I take it as it can get windy as eff out here, adequate tamping is very necessary
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Post by: sys on July 10, 2018, 07:23:38 PM
Haven't heard that one - but I take it as it can get windy as eff out here, adequate tamping is very necessary

yeah, he's just saying that after you experience a blizzard out there you'll understand the value of tamping.
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Post by: ben ji on July 10, 2018, 08:18:16 PM
Thanks guys, appreciate the translation
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Post by: pissclams on July 11, 2018, 11:10:40 AM
thought he was talking about a tampon
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Post by: ben ji on July 11, 2018, 09:24:55 PM
Well my dad went to the windfarm celebration dinner/meeting yesterday but they are not building any turbines on his land.  :frown:

But its okay because "Food was great and cousins/neighbors were there". He thinks he still might get some "Good Neighbor" money since it will be built on the land around him but no fat wind money checks for now.

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Post by: meow meow on July 12, 2018, 12:22:38 PM
i'm not sure "good neighbor" money exists, but if he can get some, that's pretty boss
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Post by: steve dave on July 12, 2018, 01:31:48 PM
those windmills probably make the tomatoes taste terrible anyway
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Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 12, 2018, 01:40:00 PM
All they do is kill birds and collect government subsidies, anyway.
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Post by: steve dave on July 12, 2018, 01:43:18 PM
All they do is kill birds and collect government subsidies, anyway.

they blink all night long too.
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Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 12, 2018, 01:44:33 PM
50 years from now, we will all drive past those old, run down windmill towers and view them as a monument to failed socialism.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on July 12, 2018, 01:49:05 PM
Obama mills, smdh
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Post by: meow meow on July 12, 2018, 01:59:32 PM
windmills for millenials
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Post by: pissclams on July 12, 2018, 02:10:41 PM
i'm for srs concerned about them slowing down the planet's rotashe.  what happens when we run out of winds?  negative wind?
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Post by: pissclams on July 12, 2018, 02:15:59 PM
if the united states cannot run out of wind, doesn't that prove the theory that the big oil companies are holding back scientists from unlimited energy reserves?
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Post by: pissclams on July 12, 2018, 02:17:15 PM
if an east wind and a west wind both of equal forces push on a windmill at the same time, where does the energy go?
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Post by: pissclams on July 12, 2018, 02:18:26 PM
if wind does = energy, why don't i get shocked when the wind blows by me on the arm or other areas?
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Post by: pissclams on July 12, 2018, 02:19:18 PM
if i taped a raw hamburger to a kite and flew it in the wind, would the wind cook the hamburger?  how much energy does it take from the wind and does the wind keep the rest of the unused energy for future kite hamburgers?
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Post by: pissclams on July 12, 2018, 02:21:44 PM
does wind get energy from lightening (which is true energy, unlike wind energy)?
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Post by: steve dave on July 12, 2018, 02:24:33 PM
have you guys driven through spearville, ks? it's a hellscape at night.

BLINK....BLINK....BLINK....BLINK....BLINK... (from like 1,000 windmills). Would legit drive me insane.

also meade kicks the living crap out of them in sports
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on July 12, 2018, 02:47:44 PM
No, I don't believe I have sd
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Post by: steve dave on July 12, 2018, 02:56:36 PM
No, I don't believe I have sd

well don't
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on July 12, 2018, 02:57:30 PM
I won't
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 12, 2018, 03:02:50 PM
I bet all of the radiation from those wind towers is why Willie Cauley-Stein got so big.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 12, 2018, 03:09:17 PM
My uncle recently retired from John Deere where he was a massive executive stud there. First thing he did was buy a crap ton of land out in Bend, Oregon and now all he grows is hops and weed.  :love: Also, he's a cat too.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on July 12, 2018, 03:11:37 PM
i'm not sure "good neighbor" money exists, but if he can get some, that's pretty boss

i dunno about in kansas, and i wouldn't call these people good neighbors, but i know some landowners in california near solar projects got paid off pretty nicely for making a huge deal about the destruction of their views.
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Post by: KST8FAN on July 15, 2018, 07:52:13 AM
Ben ji updates are great.

Musk thistles aplenty here too.  3 gal sprayer and a spade are required tools in the gator.

Neighbor rented track hoe for a month to remove brush and build a pond. 

He got done early so I got a days work out of it for fuel and paid the hauling back to the dealer.  Cleaned up a fence row of cedars along one of the fields.

Replenished the hedge post inventory off his place too.

Fence building on hold until it's not so hot, but I got the materials and a plan.

Got back to work after the 4th to find my company now has a "deforestation policy." 


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on July 15, 2018, 08:22:16 AM
enjoyed the update tom.

I'm a 3 t-posts then a creosote post fence man personally 1:3:1:3
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Post by: KST8FAN on July 15, 2018, 10:20:59 AM
enjoyed the update tom.

I'm a 3 t-posts then a creosote post fence man personally 1:3:1:3
Always admire ranchers that make that effort.  I probably won't make the effort since its rocky ground.   We sat the corner posts with a backhoe.  Used the last of my dad's hedge posts that min 10 feet long and huge.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on July 15, 2018, 11:18:17 AM
what’s the deal with barbed wire, does it actually work on an anyone?
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Post by: steve dave on July 15, 2018, 11:20:21 AM
what’s the deal with barbed wire, does it actually work on an anyone?

you have a lot of cows walking around the plaza all day 24/7? hell yes it works.
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Post by: KST8FAN on July 15, 2018, 02:13:03 PM
what’s the deal with barbed wire, does it actually work on an anyone?

you have a lot of cows walking around the plaza all day 24/7? hell yes it works.
Speaking of which anyone want to shoot me an offer on dad's barbed wire collection?   There were like 30 of these boards with 15-25 wires on each.  All boxed up and ready to ship to the high bidder.

Any chance the Flint Hills Discovery Center might be interested in this?


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on July 15, 2018, 02:17:12 PM
wouldn’t regular wire work? why barbed?
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Post by: sys on July 15, 2018, 02:39:37 PM
wouldn’t regular wire work? why barbed?

the pokey bits hurt.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on July 15, 2018, 02:48:32 PM
a cow would never feel that barb.  honestly think it’s a bullshit move by american steel in an effort to sell more product and bolster the usa’s gdp
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on July 15, 2018, 02:49:27 PM
prove it isn’t.  yup, didn’t think so.
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Post by: Spracne on July 15, 2018, 02:57:44 PM
I just asked my neighbors cow, and she confirmed to me that yes that pokey bits do hurt. So, there's that.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on July 15, 2018, 03:35:08 PM
The pokey bits don't do crap to my dog she's just like nbd and slides under the pokey part AND wire part
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: halfEmpty on July 15, 2018, 05:22:13 PM
Cows aren't as dumb as people make them out to be.  They test their boundaries.  A cow will push against a fence until it falls over or loses enough tension they can easily get through it.  The barbs deter the cow from wanting to push against said fence for very long.  We had cows that would lick gate chains until they got them to unlatch.  My dad had to start using bailing wire to secure the links.
Title: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on July 15, 2018, 06:28:43 PM
That stupid cow just liked the taste of the chain. Cows are enormous dumbasses.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: halfEmpty on July 15, 2018, 07:50:00 PM
Nah, sheep are the ultimate idiots of the domesticated animal kingdom.

I’m also talking about dairy cows that had human interaction every day and tend to live a few years longer than a steer. 
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: DaBigTrain on July 15, 2018, 07:57:39 PM
Yikes get a body bag for Steve Dave.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on July 22, 2018, 10:50:43 PM
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HI Kids,

ben ji and ben ji's sister both visited the farm in July.  A first !

I continue to 'enhance security', occasionally getting a good wildlife photo.

 Attached is one from July 12th at 5:15 am.

Bindweed is going to be a major work task next year.
Also we have a couple places with "musk thistle" - an invasive species.  I have collected and burned about a dozen tubbs of thistle from the pasture.  It burns real good after just a day of drying.

I have a "corner post" project and a chicken house project and there is always lots of burning to do.  (ben ji thanks for cleaning out the incinerator, it is working much better now).

I have gotten lil lil's(the farm cat he took home last year) momma cat to come up to the house for some food and milk.  She is wild but I am hoping she has some more babies.

In July I have sprayed a lot of Roundup and vinegar plant killer (for use in pasture areas).  My focus initially was bindweed but the sandbur stickers were bad so I've been hitting them hard as well.  (Plus the pasture thistle - mostly prairie thistle).

I do not think we are getting wind turbines as I never received a call about access to do core samples (done before construction starts on turbines).  Same with Aunt Rita.

Feel free to come and visit the farm - activity here is good for security.

I do have some security actions (disable / enable) when you visit.  If I am here, I can cook.  Fridge is stocked.  I have the guest bedroom  upstairs and clean sheets after every guest departure.  (Don't tell mom, it is practice for a B&B.  My B&B will be expensive and booked all the time - lots of included beer and wine!  I even pick up at the Colby airport "Shultz Field".)

Later,
Dad

Don't forget the attached pic.

So who wants to be the first person to stay at ben ji's dad farm B&B? Also LOL at him still worrying about musk thistle when my uncle clearly told him it was prairie thistle.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on July 22, 2018, 10:56:05 PM
Here is a picture of a deer near the house and a coyote in the pasture.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on July 22, 2018, 11:02:13 PM
Need rates
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on July 22, 2018, 11:06:05 PM
Need rates

$75 for a night next time you decide to drive out to denver? Includes feeding the barn cats, watching whatever DVD he had(Just bought him 5 seasons of the Beverly hillbillies) and he will make you bacon and eggs in the morning.....

Side note, if it rains you may not be able to leave until the roads dry out.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on July 22, 2018, 11:20:34 PM
i've never heard of anyone hoping their barn cat would produce more barn cats.
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Post by: ben ji on July 22, 2018, 11:51:18 PM
i've never heard of anyone hoping their barn cat would produce more barn cats.

SYS, what do you know about red wolves? My dad says they reintroduced them to the OK Panhandle a couple of years ago and he is convinced they have spread to the Colby area. Real News? Fake News?

He says they are bigger than normal coyotes.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on July 23, 2018, 02:25:41 AM
not reintroduced into oklahoma and not in colby.

canid evolution is really complex and they're still trying to tease it apart.  every time i look, thinking seems to have changed a little bit.  so i can't give you a good answer as to what a red wolf is (was, they're basically extinct), but they are bigger than coyotes.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mocat on July 23, 2018, 08:45:11 AM
if anything the barbs probably scratch right where the cows itch
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on July 23, 2018, 09:30:18 AM
your dad has a weird thing about thistle
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on August 11, 2018, 09:06:42 PM
Dug dad's antique rock crusher out of the brush today.  No idea how we can move it.  F350 couldn't budge it.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: halfEmpty on August 12, 2018, 01:17:49 AM
Case of WD-40 for the axles?
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Post by: KST8FAN on August 12, 2018, 07:37:54 AM
Case of WD-40 for the axles?
Axle bearings are probably siezed.  The thing is heavy.  Wheels are sunk in the ground a ways.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on August 12, 2018, 08:11:07 AM
your next step is to leave it there untouched and allow the brush to grow up around it for another 50 years
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: halfEmpty on August 12, 2018, 08:48:53 AM
hydraulic jack and a board for support.  Lift it out of the ground a wheel (or two if you have multiple jacks) at a time.  Place skids under the wheels and fasten them somehow. Then slide it out.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on August 13, 2018, 10:54:37 AM
is that a cotton gin? 
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: schreds21 on August 13, 2018, 11:46:22 AM
hydraulic jack and a board for support.  Lift it out of the ground a wheel (or two if you have multiple jacks) at a time.  Place skids under the wheels and fasten them somehow. Then slide it out.
Or just get a tractor with a loader bucket on it and a couple of chains/straps and pick the SOB up and put it on a trailer.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: schreds21 on August 13, 2018, 11:47:06 AM
Or do what most people do and use SD's idea.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: halfEmpty on August 13, 2018, 07:56:33 PM
hydraulic jack and a board for support.  Lift it out of the ground a wheel (or two if you have multiple jacks) at a time.  Place skids under the wheels and fasten them somehow. Then slide it out.
Or just get a tractor with a loader bucket on it and a couple of chains/straps and pick the SOB up and put it on a trailer.
I was assuming there was no tractor with a loader because that would’ve been the first thing I brought out.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: XocolateThundarr on August 14, 2018, 12:01:13 AM
Tom...I'll come remove that SOB for you free of charge.  Just let me know when you want it gone.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on August 14, 2018, 12:19:05 AM
i've never heard of anyone hoping their barn cat would produce more barn cats.

I've never heard of anyone with barn cats spaying or neutering one

and sweet christ tom that thing is buried up to its axles why did you think your little pickup could move it :lol:

I also don't understand why you killed all those trees
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: sys on August 14, 2018, 10:09:12 AM
I've never heard of anyone with barn cats spaying or neutering one

of course not.  you toss them a little kibble and hope the coyotes get most of them, but not all of them and not the one that you like.
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Post by: ben ji on August 14, 2018, 06:10:04 PM
I've never heard of anyone with barn cats spaying or neutering one

of course not.  you toss them a little kibble and hope the coyotes get most of them, but not all of them and not the one that you like.

Kids,

Mom wants a surprise.

I have a little eye matted black kitten (maybe 2) that need health restored.

Future is bleak as of now.  I've located them, fed them very well last night, this am, and this afternoon.  Fat little guys have been sleeping a lot huddled together, 4 of them.  Ringworm is pretty bad on these two.  Eyes matted x2 shut on one, x1 on the other.  So either I need to bring them back (surprise mom) or I need to come back to the farm in a couple days to finish feeding them out regaining strength & health.  What do you think mom would want me to do ?

Here is a picture of the 2 blk ones and their grey sibling.  The other blk one runs off yet.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Tobias on August 14, 2018, 07:23:04 PM
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they just need some eye ointment and sulfur dips
warm dishcloth to the eyes to wipe away discharge and prevent them from resealing
we've had kittens lose all eyesight at the shelter when their eyes got infected
it's all a virus so it'll have to clear up on its own but antibiotics are good to stave off secondary bacterial infections
keep them eating
once they stop eating at that age, it's pretty much over unless someone force feeds
that guy is really kind for looking after them though
oh and don't touch them without gloves.  i had a ringworm scare a few years back and it sucks ballz
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Post by: michigancat on August 14, 2018, 09:35:04 PM
I've never heard of anyone with barn cats spaying or neutering one

of course not.  you toss them a little kibble and hope the coyotes get most of them, but not all of them and not the one that you like.

Kids,

Mom wants a surprise.

I have a little eye matted black kitten (maybe 2) that need health restored.

Future is bleak as of now.  I've located them, fed them very well last night, this am, and this afternoon.  Fat little guys have been sleeping a lot huddled together, 4 of them.  Ringworm is pretty bad on these two.  Eyes matted x2 shut on one, x1 on the other.  So either I need to bring them back (surprise mom) or I need to come back to the farm in a couple days to finish feeding them out regaining strength & health.  What do you think mom would want me to do ?

Here is a picture of the 2 blk ones and their grey sibling.  The other blk one runs off yet.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180814/b34f21b709c2760fd7a271f65afde8ea.jpg)
How often does your dad email you?
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Post by: KST8FAN on August 14, 2018, 10:11:43 PM
So my dad apparently thought this might get stolen so he welded the year he bought it and his name on it.

My son believes we have a vhs of this thing running.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: michigancat on August 14, 2018, 10:34:01 PM
So my dad apparently thought this might get stolen so he welded the year he bought it and his name on it.

My son believes we have a vhs of this thing running.


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Post by: steve dave on August 15, 2018, 06:52:10 AM
Incred


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on August 15, 2018, 06:52:34 AM
Does it have zerks?


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on August 15, 2018, 07:26:36 AM
also lol at the idea of someone sneaking in there and stealing that beast
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Post by: KST8FAN on August 15, 2018, 08:08:51 AM
also lol at the idea of someone sneaking in there and stealing that beast
That probably was not his real motivation, but he was big on marking his stuff.  Every wrench, tool got a swath of yellow john deere paint on it.  He bought an engraver and carved initials in everything.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: mhkpasa on August 15, 2018, 08:13:51 AM
also lol at the idea of someone sneaking in there and stealing that beast
That probably was not his real motivation, but he was big on marking his stuff.  Every wrench, tool got a swath of yellow john deere paint on it.  He bought an engraver and carved initials in everything.

Tom

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Every single tool left of my grandpa's (1926-1999) is engraved with initials or full name. They were also robbed once, that didn't help.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on August 15, 2018, 09:30:27 AM
I've never heard of anyone with barn cats spaying or neutering one

of course not.  you toss them a little kibble and hope the coyotes get most of them, but not all of them and not the one that you like.

Kids,

Mom wants a surprise.

I have a little eye matted black kitten (maybe 2) that need health restored.

Future is bleak as of now.  I've located them, fed them very well last night, this am, and this afternoon.  Fat little guys have been sleeping a lot huddled together, 4 of them.  Ringworm is pretty bad on these two.  Eyes matted x2 shut on one, x1 on the other.  So either I need to bring them back (surprise mom) or I need to come back to the farm in a couple days to finish feeding them out regaining strength & health.  What do you think mom would want me to do ?

Here is a picture of the 2 blk ones and their grey sibling.  The other blk one runs off yet.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180814/b34f21b709c2760fd7a271f65afde8ea.jpg)
How often does your dad email you?
A couple of times a week when he is on the farm, couple times a month if not.

I told him the cat population on the farm was already too high now (estimated at 15-20) and he is setting them up for a mass die off this winter when he isn't out there to feed them.

Got a great email back about what it means to be a "Christian Farmer"
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on August 15, 2018, 09:31:07 AM
Hi ben ji,


Thanks for your input.  You are correct, logically.


Here is information for you to contemplate.


Christian.  What it means to be a Christian.


Farmer.  What it means to be a farmer.


Christian Farmer = you intercede to make your farm animal's life better.


I need to get you attending church on a regular basis and reading the bible.  It will help you grow.


Then I need to train you in the ways of farm operations / animal management.  You will better understand.


I think you will do well - maybe even look forward to retirement here, enjoying the farm life.


It is the simplest things in life that can bring you the most joy.


There is a lot of wisdom embedded in these words I have shared with you.  With age you will understand the words and the wisdom.


:)   Dad

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on August 15, 2018, 09:33:46 AM
Much better than his normal HILRY KILLED A KID emails but I would like to point out that we never attended church growing up.

In fact my parents only recently started attending church after they retired in order to qualify for some knockoff faith based health insurance that was cheaper than OBAMAcare.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on August 15, 2018, 09:35:02 AM
He sure is happy out there though so I'm happy for him.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: halfEmpty on August 15, 2018, 10:44:52 AM
Man, I went to catholic school through 6th grade, went to church every sunday growing up, parents still do.  Once I hit 16-17, I've only been in a church for weddings and funerals.  After all that, my parents haven't even mentioned me going to church, even in passing.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: EMAWican on August 15, 2018, 10:57:31 AM
So my dad apparently thought this might get stolen so he welded the year he bought it and his name on it.

My son believes we have a vhs of this thing running.

That crusher is neat as hell. Looks like you're going to have to fab up a feed hopper tho.

Don't know if you've already got 'er moved , but I've had good luck rigging up a metal shoe/skid on each wheel and strapping or chaining to the spokes, and then pulling/sliding onto a trailer to get it back to the shop.

Heat and penetrating oil are going to be good buds of yours.

Any idea which old tractor with a belt pulley or stationary engine you're going to use to power it?
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Post by: KST8FAN on August 15, 2018, 07:50:17 PM
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Any idea which old tractor with a belt pulley or stationary engine you're going to use to power it?


https://www.ebay.com/itm/JOHN-DEERE-TRACTOR-PTO-BELT-PULLEY-FOR-320-330-40-420-430-435-440-M1785T-/372118488089

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on August 15, 2018, 08:00:16 PM
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  Got a great email back about what it means to be a "Christian Farmer"

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/02/paul-harveys-1978-so-god-made-a-farmer-speech/272816/

Tom



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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on August 16, 2018, 11:57:09 AM
Good news, good news......




1)  Two of the four kittens with matted eyes, etc.  After 3 days of focused nutrition they are all doing very well, even running around the farm yard this am playing.  They can stay, but I need to give them another dose of food love to get them successfully on their way in a few days for a week.


2)  I found an abandoned black baby crying, cold, hungry, matted eyes (a sign of malnutrition or a weakened immune system) out in the Morton barn.  No mama appeared to claim the baby.  I brought it in over the night, was only able to get a little 1/2 n 1/2 down.  Baby liked being held, slept better.  Checked and fed again at midnight, not really taking any food (very small, maybe 5 or 6 weeks).  This am baby was cold, so warmed baby up and had minimal success feeding.  Took baby out when I fed the barn cats - it was crying for mama.  No success.


Later baby (mini lil) and I went looking for my lost phone, no success.  Stopped in the house for one more attempt at feeding, then went to the Morton barn to see if mama could be found.  (Home directive is no new fury friends - and I did not want to shave the kitten.)


Coming in the barn, a black mama cat came from hiding in the bails.  She knew what the baby was, but was looking to me for food.  Pretty soon she was licking mini lil.  Finally she carefully grabbed mini lil by the neck and hopped up onto the bail stack disappearing.  Good sign, baby was hers and she claimed it.


Attached is a picture of "mini lil".


Note:  One of the four bigger kittens I was feeding back to health is grey and has a very gentle loving personality.  I'll get a pic of him/her and figure out the sex and share later.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on August 16, 2018, 12:01:00 PM
Awesome
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Post by: michigancat on August 16, 2018, 12:05:01 PM
I really hope your dad can move there full time but he's gonna have to learn how to spell the word for tightly wrapped bundle of hay
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on August 16, 2018, 12:05:48 PM
Did he ever find the phone?
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Post by: steve dave on August 16, 2018, 01:12:22 PM
your dad is probably the best cat farmer I've ever heard of
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Post by: slackcat on August 17, 2018, 07:58:41 AM
Dug dad's antique rock crusher out of the brush today.  No idea how we can move it.  F350 couldn't budge it.

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I have some drives needing attn.  :impatient:

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Post by: KST8FAN on August 17, 2018, 08:06:23 AM
Dug dad's antique rock crusher out of the brush today.  No idea how we can move it.  F350 couldn't budge it.

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I have some drives needing attn.  :impatient:
I guess we can bring the rock to the crusher and you can bring your truck Slackcat.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slackcat on August 17, 2018, 08:25:17 AM
Get her runnin' and I'll bring the rock. :driving:

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Post by: XocolateThundarr on August 17, 2018, 09:18:18 AM
Get her runnin' and I'll bring the rock. :driving:

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It's going to take a lot more than a little bit of rock to fix that driveway.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on August 17, 2018, 09:24:06 AM
Good grief
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Post by: DaBigTrain on August 17, 2018, 12:46:15 PM
That’s actual a canal, not a driveway.
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Post by: KST8FAN on August 19, 2018, 07:26:16 AM
My son took some pix of the silo on the home place with his drone yesterday.


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Post by: wetwillie on August 19, 2018, 07:35:09 AM
That is awesome Tom, he must have a good drone because those pictures are really crisp.
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Post by: schreds21 on August 19, 2018, 08:42:39 AM
are there any fish in those ponds, Tom?
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Post by: KST8FAN on August 19, 2018, 09:37:15 AM
So that pix is looking east.  The pond immediately east of the silo we just stocked 2 years ago.  The wife and I caught  and released some small bass and catfish last fall so I think that will be a good fishing hole in the future.

The pond to northeast is not on our farm, but owner has shared pix of some unreal fish he has pulled out of there.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: schreds21 on August 19, 2018, 09:43:33 AM
That's awesome.  Make sure you have some bait fish in there for them to eat.  You must be getting some rain in your area.  The pic makes it look like your grass is still fairly green and the ponds look full and clear.
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Post by: KST8FAN on August 19, 2018, 10:03:25 AM
That's awesome.  Make sure you have some bait fish in there for them to eat.  You must be getting some rain in your area.  The pic makes it look like your grass is still fairly green and the ponds look full and clear.

https://www.wallacefishfarmks.com/

This is the guy who has stocked all of our ponds with good results. He did a spring stocking with crawdads,  fingerlings, blue gill I think.  Came back in the fall with bass and cat.

Tom

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Post by: KST8FAN on August 19, 2018, 10:16:13 AM
We're actually quite behind on rain.  A couple more good rains might make a bean crop.  Corn is made and not great.  At least we have some ears.  Cousin put his up for silage.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on August 19, 2018, 10:37:44 AM
Tom, great farming knowledge drops ITT.


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Post by: KST8FAN on August 19, 2018, 11:07:50 AM
Schreds

Btw, you're correct on clearness of the ponds and their water level.  The 2 ponds in the pix are actually quarry ponds after reclamation.  Dad got into rock farming  30 years ago, and this is the by product.

I am always impressed at what you all pick up on in my pix.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: schreds21 on August 19, 2018, 11:32:31 AM
Job well done.  They are great looking ponds.  It's always so much fun fishing a clear, healthy farm pond.  Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: sys on August 19, 2018, 11:57:35 PM
We're actually quite behind on rain. 

50+ inches, wow.  i didn't know there was anywhere in kansas that got that much.
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Post by: steve dave on August 20, 2018, 12:18:48 PM
we've probably gotten 50+ inches in the last 24 hours in omaha. it's like the biblical flood from the bible except with good drainage so nobody drowns or gets super wet.
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Post by: KST8FAN on August 20, 2018, 01:11:10 PM
We're actually quite behind on rain. 

50+ inches, wow.  i didn't know there was anywhere in kansas that got that much.
That's last 10 year average which includes some wet years.  I think a longer view would be 36 in / year.

Tom

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on August 20, 2018, 02:05:58 PM
i lived in manhattan, ks the one year we got tons of rain and the place was flooded everywhere but if i'm being honest with you, i had a great time that summer
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on August 20, 2018, 02:08:47 PM
i lived in manhattan, ks the one year we got tons of rain and the place was flooded everywhere but if i'm being honest with you, i had a great time that summer

That was a super fun summer in MHK except if you lived in some place that got flooded
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Post by: DaBigTrain on August 20, 2018, 03:38:32 PM
I remember stacking up sandbags as high as I was tall to help prevent the Noah’s ark flood from taking my house away.
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Post by: pissclams on August 20, 2018, 03:54:57 PM
i always call it "the summer of rain" when i tell stories from that summer and immediately everyone knows exactly when i am referring to

pretty amazing and a very special moment in mhk history so i commissioned my grandmother to quilt a mhk "summer of rain" memorial quilt and matching vest.  the quilt's motto is "you can wash away our ground soil but nothing can wash away our pride of mhk."    she didn't know how to quilt and never made them for me so i guess you can say what you want but i consider them both to be in the design phase.  hopefully i can get them pulled together (pun) soon.  one surprising fact about the quilt design is that the overarching color scheme does not incorporate purple.  people act like everything in mhk needs to be purple.  don't tell a mhk indian that though because their colors don't bleed.
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Post by: Dlew12 on August 20, 2018, 03:57:49 PM
I call MHK summer of 2006 the Summer of Rain.  Purple Rain that is.  Prince.
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Post by: slackcat on August 23, 2018, 06:07:05 AM
That’s actual a canal, not a driveway.

It is now
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slackcat on August 23, 2018, 06:14:10 AM
We're actually quite behind on rain.  A couple more good rains might make a bean crop.  Corn is made and not great.  At least we have some ears.  Cousin put his up for silage.


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Better than a lot of corn around SEK, 15 mi. between feast and famine when it came to rainfall this year. 

Good luck with harvest and post a video when you get the crusher running.
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Post by: steve dave on August 23, 2018, 10:38:34 AM
what's the first non-rock item you're going to run through the crusher? lots of good options out there imo.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on August 23, 2018, 12:02:18 PM
do you really put rocks into it?  what the hell is the point of crushing rocks. good grief farmers must be bored.
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Post by: wetwillie on August 23, 2018, 12:11:01 PM
What would you put through it clams? Velvet? SMDH @ this ignorant city slicker.
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Post by: XocolateThundarr on August 23, 2018, 12:11:54 PM
what's the first non-rock item you're going to run through the crusher? lots of good options out there imo.

We used to feed our asphalt plant a beer once we got it set up for a new project.  We viewed is as a sacrifice to the asphalt gods to ensure a smooth job
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on August 23, 2018, 12:14:15 PM
Makes sense, you'd have to be drunk to willingly do asphalt work
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Post by: pissclams on August 23, 2018, 12:14:29 PM
hey boys when we're done pickin and a grinnin later on lets go to the silo and crush some damn rocks then we can roll over in our cars

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Post by: Kat Kid on August 23, 2018, 12:53:04 PM
i always call it "the summer of rain" when i tell stories from that summer and immediately everyone knows exactly when i am referring to

pretty amazing and a very special moment in mhk history so i commissioned my grandmother to quilt a mhk "summer of rain" memorial quilt and matching vest.  the quilt's motto is "you can wash away our ground soil but nothing can wash away our pride of mhk."    she didn't know how to quilt and never made them for me so i guess you can say what you want but i consider them both to be in the design phase.  hopefully i can get them pulled together (pun) soon.  one surprising fact about the quilt design is that the overarching color scheme does not incorporate purple.  people act like everything in mhk needs to be purple.  don't tell a mhk indian that though because their colors don't bleed.

folks, sometimes a legend comes back to play the hits. nice job billy joel. the piano man. pissclams.
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Post by: KST8FAN on August 23, 2018, 07:54:48 PM
what's the first non-rock item you're going to run through the crusher? lots of good options out there imo.
Chunk of hedge
Gallon of milk
Old TV


Tom


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on August 24, 2018, 12:22:35 PM
This is my mellow, friendly little girl.  She was last trip's project w/3 blk siblings all doing much better now.
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Post by: KST8FAN on August 24, 2018, 07:31:03 PM
This is my mellow, friendly little girl.  She was last trip's project w/3 blk siblings all doing much better now.
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https://youtu.be/PZ0ur5GKC0w

Sorry Ben ji, but every time you post about your dads cats I think of this.

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Post by: steve dave on August 24, 2018, 07:53:36 PM
I don't know what that color is called but that is the color of 100% of actual farm cats
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Post by: steve dave on August 24, 2018, 07:55:53 PM
also tell your dad they all for certain have worms and other parasites and the best way to get them healthy fast is to get them some stuff for that. maybe just dip their entire bodies in ivomec pour-on. that may kill them, I'm no vet. but it'll for sure kill the internal and external parasites.
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Post by: steve dave on August 24, 2018, 07:56:44 PM
which reminds me, if your cows are dying you jab them in the ass with a needle the size of your arm and pump about a quart of nuflor in them and they'll be fine. better than fine. rough ridin' great.
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Post by: steve dave on August 24, 2018, 07:59:01 PM
you guys know how you tell how a cow has a fever? that's right, giant disgusting rod on the end of a wire in the butt. worst job on the chute. I always tried to get hot shot (cattle prod) duty at the back to avoid it. horn chopper offer guy was also a bad one. because you get sprayed with blood all over your entire mouth and eyes and nose and face and balls. all day. just blood down the entire wall exiting the chute from the vet shed. disgusting.
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Post by: steve dave on August 24, 2018, 08:00:14 PM
cow fact: if they're feeling kind of crappy and lay down on an incline with their feet facing uphill they'll die. they're rough ridin' idiots.
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Post by: steve dave on August 24, 2018, 08:01:53 PM
ear tag duty is a good job. but that's usually also horn chopper offer duty (both front of the cow jobs). if you get a load of cows in and they don't have horns it's like a tropical vacation in paradise if you're ear tag guy.
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Post by: steve dave on August 24, 2018, 08:04:07 PM
vaccination guy has to record the notes on each cow. that job sucks ass because you have to pay a tiny bit of attention to what you're doing and can't just zone out and be hungover in peace. also if it's cold AF you have to take your gloves off. luckily vaccination juice is expensive AF so I wasn't trusted with it. GOOD, eff you dad.
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Post by: steve dave on August 24, 2018, 08:06:36 PM
hot shot pro tip: if you see a fly on the side of a metal chute or fence you can slowly put one tip of the fork on the metal, press the trigger, and move the other fork slowly towards the fly until you explode its ass with an arc of blue electric fire from hell. it also makes a loud pop.
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Post by: halfEmpty on August 24, 2018, 08:35:35 PM
Putting on rubber glove all the way to your shoulder, then sticking said arm all the way into cows anus is the worst job.  Or being a small farm and having all the jobs at the same time.  Castration comes last as they have usually passed all their crap out after everything else that was done to them.  Usually...

Wenching a calf out of its mother sucks pretty bad too.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on August 24, 2018, 09:17:38 PM
I thought having to constantly do construction stuff as a kid was bad  :sdeek:

T's&p's cow farm kids
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Post by: steve dave on August 24, 2018, 09:26:45 PM
Putting on rubber glove all the way to your shoulder, then sticking said arm all the way into cows anus is the worst job.  Or being a small farm and having all the jobs at the same time.  Castration comes last as they have usually passed all their crap out after everything else that was done to them.  Usually...

Wenching a calf out of its mother sucks pretty bad too.

what if I told you I've used fence stretchers to pull one and, in one of the most traumatic events of my little kid life, we hooked a truck to front feet and pulled the legs straight off of the little stuck cow.

 :sdeek: :frown:
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Post by: mocat on August 24, 2018, 09:30:40 PM
Wtf
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Post by: steve dave on August 24, 2018, 09:31:17 PM
Wtf

cow farm life isn't all fun and games unfortunately. actually it's none fun and games.
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Post by: IPA4Me on August 24, 2018, 09:31:29 PM
LoL. Poor little SD. Traumatized.


Speaking of little SD. Does he get to visit the farm and learn farm crap?
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Post by: steve dave on August 24, 2018, 09:35:25 PM
LoL. Poor little SD. Traumatized.


Speaking of little SD. Does he get to visit the farm and learn farm crap?

oh hell yes. he just spent five days there by himself. he came back with a giant gallon zip lock bag of about 200 keys and locked padlocks that the keys had been lost for. he said, "grandpa said I could have them". I was like, but why would you want them? to a 5 year old 200 old ass keys is a pretty cool thing apparently. he mostly rides four wheelers and UTVs and rides around in the front seat of the truck with no car seat on dirt roads and other dangerous AF stuff. so it's essentially hillbilly disney world for him.
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Post by: DaBigTrain on August 24, 2018, 09:43:59 PM
I feel like the delegging incident should be reported but that statute of limitations is surely passed by now
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Post by: steve dave on August 24, 2018, 09:49:47 PM
I feel like the delegging incident should be reported but that statute of limitations is surely passed by now

in all seriousness they were both going to die if it didn't come out so pretty much it was a hail mary. I'm about to drop some high cow farmer IQ knowledge: beef has always been bred to be bigger and bigger. which is great, until they are too big at birth to be born. it's kind of a redneck science to cross breeds to actually be born small, but gain weight rapidly. but you get stuff like this all the time. we probably lose 2% a year from this. or if they do get them out they are hip locked which means the mom cow can't even walk anymore. sometimes we'd hoist them up with a vice thing on their hips from the front loader of a tractor to get their legs under them and leave them like that for a day or two to see if they'd come around and walk again but that rarely works. usually you have to put them down.
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Post by: DaBigTrain on August 24, 2018, 09:54:05 PM
Well I enjoy beef very much and like my burgers and tacos and all kinds of stuff made of beef. So, I’m OK with some deviant behavior in the processing of the said animal(cow). This isn’t The Jungle we are talking about here and some rando dudes arm is in my taco/burg whatever so it’s all good SD.
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Post by: halfEmpty on August 24, 2018, 10:12:18 PM
Putting on rubber glove all the way to your shoulder, then sticking said arm all the way into cows anus is the worst job.  Or being a small farm and having all the jobs at the same time.  Castration comes last as they have usually passed all their crap out after everything else that was done to them.  Usually...

Wenching a calf out of its mother sucks pretty bad too.

what if I told you I've used fence stretchers to pull one and, in one of the most traumatic events of my little kid life, we hooked a truck to front feet and pulled the legs straight off of the little stuck cow.

 :sdeek: :frown:

 :sdeek:  I've seen a lot on the farm.  That tops anything I've seen in a birthing moment.  I feel emotional scarring just visualizing it.
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on August 25, 2018, 09:25:58 AM
i always call it "the summer of rain" when i tell stories from that summer and immediately everyone knows exactly when i am referring to

pretty amazing and a very special moment in mhk history so i commissioned my grandmother to quilt a mhk "summer of rain" memorial quilt and matching vest.  the quilt's motto is "you can wash away our ground soil but nothing can wash away our pride of mhk."    she didn't know how to quilt and never made them for me so i guess you can say what you want but i consider them both to be in the design phase.  hopefully i can get them pulled together (pun) soon.  one surprising fact about the quilt design is that the overarching color scheme does not incorporate purple.  people act like everything in mhk needs to be purple.  don't tell a mhk indian that though because their colors don't bleed.

I call that the summer stone got super jacked and killed it with ladies
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Post by: KST8FAN on August 25, 2018, 11:20:29 AM
Worked for local vet thru high school.  He had cow herd that was all AI.  He would buy any crap cow at local sales and implant a simmental embryo.  Pasture full of cows of every breed and color with a simmental calf on them.

Helping implant was my sex ed.

Dad was a feeder/backgrounder.   I loaded the chute then did growth implants, ear tags, brand.   Dad did the shots, pour on, and castrate.  Ten head at a time then repeat.

Learned early on you either crowd calves by getting right up against them or keep arms length plus hot shot.  That 2-3 foot range your just setting yourself up for a hoof to the nuts.


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Title: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on August 25, 2018, 01:24:28 PM
Oh yes, ralgro is also ear tagger job. 


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: bucket on August 25, 2018, 01:38:00 PM
Dehorning is safe but gross. We used to castrate bulls but then got the vet to do them after I got older. Fixin fence beats the hell out of the latter.
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Post by: sys on August 25, 2018, 02:22:18 PM
how many cows does it take to increase one's satisfaction and happiness?
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Post by: bucket on August 25, 2018, 02:23:14 PM
how many cows does it take to increase one's satisfaction and happiness?

11
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Post by: steve dave on August 25, 2018, 02:42:18 PM
how many cows does it take to increase one's satisfaction and happiness?

Zero is the optimal amount for me


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on August 25, 2018, 02:43:12 PM
LoL. Poor little SD. Traumatized.


Speaking of little SD. Does he get to visit the farm and learn farm crap?

oh hell yes. he just spent five days there by himself. he came back with a giant gallon zip lock bag of about 200 keys and locked padlocks that the keys had been lost for. he said, "grandpa said I could have them". I was like, but why would you want them? to a 5 year old 200 old ass keys is a pretty cool thing apparently. he mostly rides four wheelers and UTVs and rides around in the front seat of the truck with no car seat on dirt roads and other dangerous AF stuff. so it's essentially hillbilly disney world for him.

Make sure you do this every summer. Some of my best childhood memories are when I would spend a week on the grandparents farm doing everything you just described. My only rule was I couldn't go faster than 40mph on the 4 wheeler...as a 9 year old.

Also when you are there in the winter you should definitely tie a sled to the back of a pickup and tow lil SD around in the pasture. 

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Post by: sys on August 25, 2018, 02:48:09 PM
i think at least 25.
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Post by: steve dave on August 25, 2018, 02:54:32 PM
25 isn’t enough to make money but too many to have any free time to travel and crap. The only reasonable numbers are 0 / 500+


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Post by: sys on August 25, 2018, 03:44:00 PM
25 isn’t enough to make money but too many to have any free time to travel and crap. The only reasonable numbers are 0 / 500+

i'm talking about hobby farming here, sd.
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Post by: steve dave on August 25, 2018, 03:48:57 PM
25 isn’t enough to make money but too many to have any free time to travel and crap. The only reasonable numbers are 0 / 500+

i'm talking about hobby farming here, sd.

alexa, what's the shittiest hobby anyone has ever thought of?
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Post by: sys on August 25, 2018, 03:52:34 PM
alexa, what's the shittiest hobby anyone has ever thought of?

golf.
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Post by: halfEmpty on August 25, 2018, 04:07:13 PM
0 or 2.  Zero, because, why would you if you don't need to?  2 if you want to have a continuous supply of beef and don't know anyone else with cattle.  1 to butcher now, 1 to butcher in a year, after 1 is butchered get another.  Repeat cycle.  Depending on your family size, a quarter could last a whole year, so you could sell the extra 3 quarters to friends and get a lot of your money back.
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Post by: sys on August 25, 2018, 04:29:29 PM
0 or 2.  Zero, because, why would you if you don't need to?  2 if you want to have a continuous supply of beef and don't know anyone else with cattle.  1 to butcher now, 1 to butcher in a year, after 1 is butchered get another.  Repeat cycle.  Depending on your family size, a quarter could last a whole year, so you could sell the extra 3 quarters to friends and get a lot of your money back.

the whole point of hobby animal keeping is to watch the animals produce baby animals.  so you need enough for baby cow production.
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Post by: Katdaddy on August 25, 2018, 05:16:00 PM
0 or 2.  Zero, because, why would you if you don't need to?  2 if you want to have a continuous supply of beef and don't know anyone else with cattle.  1 to butcher now, 1 to butcher in a year, after 1 is butchered get another.  Repeat cycle.  Depending on your family size, a quarter could last a whole year, so you could sell the extra 3 quarters to friends and get a lot of your money back.

the whole point of hobby animal keeping is to watch the animals produce baby animals.  so you need enough for baby cow production.
eff that.  Spring grass calves are where it's at.  Depending where you live and acreage is what determines amount of cattle to raise.  Case closed.  Also nice to butcher one and presell what you're not able to eat within a year.  Farmer and Pub. reasoning.
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Post by: halfEmpty on August 25, 2018, 05:28:44 PM
0 or 2.  Zero, because, why would you if you don't need to?  2 if you want to have a continuous supply of beef and don't know anyone else with cattle.  1 to butcher now, 1 to butcher in a year, after 1 is butchered get another.  Repeat cycle.  Depending on your family size, a quarter could last a whole year, so you could sell the extra 3 quarters to friends and get a lot of your money back.

the whole point of hobby animal keeping is to watch the animals produce baby animals.  so you need enough for baby cow production.
Then I agree with SD.  Sounds like a horrible hobby.  But, it all depends on how much land you have really.  1 bull for every 10-40 heifers depending on breed. So 11?  I can't see it ever increasing ones satisfaction and happiness though.
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Post by: sys on August 25, 2018, 05:58:46 PM
that's two votes for 11.  but 11 is clearly not enough.  very odd.
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Post by: IPA4Me on August 27, 2018, 07:04:01 AM
My stepdad runs about 100 head. Claims it supplements his retirement income. I think he's just avoiding my Mom like the rest of the family.

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Post by: schreds21 on August 27, 2018, 07:45:54 AM
Hot shot pro-tip #2:  If they've already been spotted with pour-on, make sure you zap them in ass or flank and not the back.  That stuff is very flammable.
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Post by: steve dave on August 27, 2018, 08:14:37 AM
if you get a cow that flips its stupid ass upside down in the chute here is what you do:

build a new chute in the area next to the existing chute that can now never be used again because there is absolutely no way you're getting that thing flipped back over right side and it's just going to die and rot there.
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Post by: sys on August 27, 2018, 11:32:33 AM
My stepdad runs about 100 head. Claims it supplements his retirement income. I think he's just avoiding my Mom like the rest of the family.

100 would be a dream come true.  the perfect number.
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Post by: Rage Against the McKee on August 27, 2018, 11:35:15 AM
if you get a cow that flips its stupid ass upside down in the chute here is what you do:

build a new chute in the area next to the existing chute that can now never be used again because there is absolutely no way you're getting that thing flipped back over right side and it's just going to die and rot there.

Why not just butcher the cow in the chute and take it out in pieces?
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on August 27, 2018, 12:13:14 PM
I bet puni would #cowhack for free
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Post by: KST8FAN on August 27, 2018, 08:25:48 PM
if you get a cow that flips its stupid ass upside down in the chute here is what you do:

build a new chute in the area next to the existing chute that can now never be used again because there is absolutely no way you're getting that thing flipped back over right side and it's just going to die and rot there.

Why not just butcher the cow in the chute and take it out in pieces?
Tractor with loader and 2 log chains.


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Post by: ben ji on September 07, 2018, 10:55:14 AM
Ag burn on farm.  Called in to notify township fire (aka Colby fire dept) of limb burn.


Needed this one so pile could be rebuilt.


Conditions:  damp, cool, minimal wind away from structures, no dry weeds around



Dad.

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Post by: ben ji on September 07, 2018, 10:56:19 AM
New road compliments of the wind turbine company.  Value - $50,000.  Awesome unexpected benefit.


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Post by: ben ji on September 07, 2018, 10:57:39 AM
My tough project is alive !  A real fighter.  Need a name.  Will determine sex tomorrow.  Ate a whole little half n half coffee container, very full.  Wiped puss away from eyes then smear h n h on them and momma licks him off real good (farm trick).  Lil is running around chasing crickets and grass hoppers.


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Post by: KST8FAN on September 14, 2018, 08:36:45 PM
Taking next week off to go work at the farm.  Super pumped.

Tom

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Post by: steve dave on September 14, 2018, 10:57:48 PM
New road compliments of the wind turbine company.  Value - $50,000.  Awesome unexpected benefit.


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that road is not going to be a good time shortly. source: dirt road and dirt road ditch expert.
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Post by: KST8FAN on September 17, 2018, 07:23:30 PM
A nice sunset to start farm week.

Tom (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180918/8d1410054ad8941f52759854546dd7a7.jpg)

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Post by: steve dave on September 18, 2018, 08:01:53 AM
Tom, farms are the absolute best (1% of the time)
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Post by: Katdaddy on September 18, 2018, 09:39:15 AM
Tom, farms are the absolute best (1% of the time)


 :ROFL:
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Post by: meow meow on September 18, 2018, 10:08:27 AM
hope Jon Currie doesn't see that pic
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Post by: KST8FAN on September 23, 2018, 11:06:32 AM
Built a half mile (N-S) of new 5 strand barbed wire fence last week.  Using a Gator, Skid Steer loader, hydraulic post driver, cable fence stretcher.  It will probably last 50 years if no cattle run thru it or wires get cut.

Then I compare that to the 1880-1900  builders of the rock wall that runs for a half mile (E-W) over worse terrain than I dealt with I don't feel like my efforts are all that impressive.  They had dynamite,  hand tools, and probably a horse drawn wagon.  Most of that wall still very functional today.

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Post by: Kat Kid on September 23, 2018, 11:47:02 AM
That rock wall looks great Tom.  Your fence pretty decent.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on September 23, 2018, 01:53:37 PM
just be confident in the knowledge that you could crush that rock wall with your rock crusher
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Post by: steve dave on September 23, 2018, 02:48:35 PM
Building fence is an incredibly satisfying thing to do. Like swathing a huge circle of alfalfa and then looking back at what you just accomplished. I mean, both rough ridin' suck complete crap but when you are done doing them you are satisfied.


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Post by: Spracne on September 24, 2018, 10:19:44 AM
Building fence is an incredibly satisfying thing to do. Like swathing a huge circle of alfalfa and then looking back at what you just accomplished. I mean, both rough ridin' suck complete crap but when you are done doing them you are satisfied.


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My thoughts exactly, except replace alfalfa swathing/fence building with assembling Ikea furniture.

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Post by: Brock Landers on September 24, 2018, 10:37:05 AM
That stone fence looks great Tom.  In the Alma metroplex they actually have workshops where a stonemason shows people how to build stone fences.  You pay $100 for the privilege of doing 2 days worth of backbreaking labor but you get a sandwich too.
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Post by: pissclams on September 24, 2018, 01:39:31 PM
are those rocks in the stone fence all locally sourced?  who owns the mineral rights there?
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Post by: KST8FAN on September 24, 2018, 10:43:09 PM
That stone fence looks great Tom.  In the Alma metroplex they actually have workshops where a stonemason shows people how to build stone fences.  You pay $100 for the privilege of doing 2 days worth of backbreaking labor but you get a sandwich too.
I've heard of this.   Ranches also have people from JoCo pay them for the privilege of helping burn pasture.


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Post by: KST8FAN on September 24, 2018, 10:46:12 PM
There are quarried areas in the pasture where that rock came from. Areas where the pit is 3-4 deep where rock was extracted near the surface.

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Post by: ben ji on November 27, 2018, 04:59:10 PM
I paid someone I work with $20 to paint a picture of my Dad feeding the barn cats.

Best Bday present he got!

Also he hasn't been going out to the farm much lately because it's too cold but he did set up some automatic feeders in the barn to make sure the cats are well fed.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181127/2cc2b11cec7a845f9399423d88e84ce8.jpg)
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Post by: pissclams on November 27, 2018, 10:35:26 PM
https://globalnews.ca/news/4703769/cow-knickers-slaughterhouse/
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Post by: meow meow on November 28, 2018, 09:07:00 AM
amazing work of art, ben ji.  really depicts life on a running cat farm.
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Post by: sys on November 28, 2018, 04:13:11 PM
i am very interested in this giant cow.
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Post by: WillieWatanabe on November 28, 2018, 08:02:40 PM
today i learn ben ji's dad is Guy Fieri
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Post by: Spracne on November 28, 2018, 08:19:17 PM
https://globalnews.ca/news/4703769/cow-knickers-slaughterhouse/

So I guess Knickers gets to live happily ever after?

Or is he stuck in his own personal old-Tom-Hanks-in-Green-Mile hell, in which he has to watch everyone he loves die, only to witness others born, grow up, and die before his eyes, cruelly mocking the supposed "gift" of unusual longevity?

Cow turds for thot . . .
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Post by: ben ji on December 01, 2018, 02:35:00 PM
My Dad took this today, neighbors get turbines but we don't. :-( (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181201/c6aba6f01f453b555ed8a4f1c34b54dd.jpg)
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Post by: ben ji on December 01, 2018, 02:42:51 PM
Also, the "farm kitty" that my dad nursed back to health and comes back with him every time he goes to the farm got stuck in the rafters of an old barn. He used a ladder to get her down. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181201/32e27cbcfefe6ba8a01186b9e7e6c9fe.jpg)
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Post by: slackcat on December 01, 2018, 06:12:17 PM
Have neighbors trying to nix turbines here, say they cause birth defects.  County commissioners believe it.               I hate Kansas. 
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Post by: steve dave on December 01, 2018, 07:19:58 PM
lmao


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Post by: Katdaddy on December 01, 2018, 08:03:18 PM
ben ji, why does your dad have hay bales?  Does he not know cats don't eat hay.
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Post by: steve dave on December 01, 2018, 08:19:57 PM
ben ji, why does your dad have hay bales?  Does he not know cats don't eat hay.

Katdaddy! Yes, good point


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Post by: sys on December 01, 2018, 10:06:11 PM
mice eat hay, cats eat mice.  duh.
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Post by: sys on December 01, 2018, 10:06:53 PM
mice don't really eat hay, but close enough.
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Post by: Katdaddy on December 02, 2018, 09:59:43 AM
Good connection, Sys.  Also, what's a farm without hay bales.  Even a cat farm.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: ben ji on December 02, 2018, 05:46:06 PM
ben ji, why does your dad have hay bales?  Does he not know cats don't eat hay.

The hay bales are a giant cat condominium. Their are tons of cracks/tunnels that the cats crawl into and have their kittens etc. 
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Post by: Katdaddy on December 02, 2018, 11:41:50 PM
ben ji, why does your dad have hay bales?  Does he not know cats don't eat hay.

The hay bales are a giant cat condominium. Their are tons of cracks/tunnels that the cats crawl into and have their kittens etc.


So basically a cat Bed and Breakfast.   :cheers:
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Post by: ben ji on December 03, 2018, 11:51:08 AM
Looks like my dad has another cat on the farm....I think this one can take care of itself.....

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Post by: IPA4Me on December 03, 2018, 11:56:29 AM
Snacking on the barn cats.
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Post by: meow meow on December 03, 2018, 12:20:01 PM
that pic is awesome and gives me goosebumps
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Post by: steve dave on December 03, 2018, 12:31:14 PM
we get those things prowling around our place all the time (sd family cow farm, not my actual place). they will chase our cats up trees and just hang out below having a stare off. they must be shitty at climbing or super lazy or something.
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Post by: mhkpasa on December 03, 2018, 01:19:53 PM
How far west is the farm?  :eek:
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Post by: pissclams on December 03, 2018, 01:41:28 PM
is it a mountain lion??
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Post by: steve dave on December 03, 2018, 02:31:24 PM
that's a ksu wildcat folks
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Post by: ben ji on December 03, 2018, 04:02:56 PM
Definitely a Phil the wildcat and not a mountain lion. Besides all the barn cats there are a metric ton of rabbits in the windbreak/homestead area for the bobcat to munch on.
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Post by: meow meow on December 04, 2018, 07:01:20 PM
that looks like a mountain lion more than a bobcat
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Post by: steve dave on December 04, 2018, 07:50:02 PM
that looks like a mountain lion more than a bobcat

Well, I’ve got some prime elk and moose hunting ground in SW KS I’d love to sell you if you are in the market Mr. Animal Complete Dumbfuckman


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Post by: wetwillie on December 04, 2018, 08:12:55 PM
No one really thinks that’s a mountain lion, they would get laughed off this blog site.
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Post by: meow meow on December 04, 2018, 11:01:43 PM
So mountain lion?  :dunno:
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Post by: ben ji on December 06, 2018, 04:15:20 PM
So mountain lion?  :dunno:


Of course my dad thinks its a mountain lion too. I told him it was too small and he countered with "Juvenile Mountain Lion". He also thinks some of the Coyotes on the farm are "Red Wolves, reintroduced to Oklahoma a few years ago and moving north". (The Red Wolf was never reintroduced to Oklahoma).


So your choice Meow Meow. You can either believe noted farm experts like ben ji and steve dave or you can believe a man who injects himself with snake venom in his quest to test the longevity of the human body.
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Post by: sys on December 06, 2018, 04:46:27 PM
buncha non-cat farmers over here trying to tell a cat farmer what kind of cats he has on his farm.  good grief.
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Post by: ben ji on December 06, 2018, 05:01:09 PM
buncha non-cat farmers over here trying to tell a cat farmer what kind of cats he has on his farm.  good grief.

sys, we need you to settle this since you know more about animals than anyone else.

Bobcat or Juvenile Mountain Lion?
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Post by: steve dave on December 06, 2018, 06:05:07 PM
So mountain lion?  :dunno:


Of course my dad thinks its a mountain lion too. I told him it was too small and he countered with "Juvenile Mountain Lion". He also thinks some of the Coyotes on the farm are "Red Wolves, reintroduced to Oklahoma a few years ago and moving north". (The Red Wolf was never reintroduced to Oklahoma).


So your choice Meow Meow. You can either believe noted farm experts like ben ji and steve dave or you can believe a man who injects himself with snake venom in his quest to test the longevity of the human body.

lmao


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Post by: Katdaddy on December 06, 2018, 06:13:38 PM
that looks like a mountain lion more than a bobcat

Well, I’ve got some prime elk and moose hunting ground in SW KS I’d love to sell you if you are in the market Mr. Animal Complete Dumbfuckman


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:lol:
So mountain lion?  :dunno:
 :ROFL:
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Post by: 8manpick on December 06, 2018, 06:18:13 PM
Not a farm, but on the topic of wild animals, I saw a fox in London last week (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181207/8f30122d5a8a54e40bf6ece0c5bb116a.jpg)
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Post by: Katdaddy on December 06, 2018, 06:21:12 PM
London Zoo?
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Post by: steve dave on December 06, 2018, 06:54:44 PM
Foxes are natures dogs


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Post by: 8manpick on December 06, 2018, 07:00:30 PM
London Zoo?
Front "yard" in Kensington
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on December 06, 2018, 07:49:01 PM
foxes are so cute
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Post by: sys on December 06, 2018, 08:42:20 PM
Not a farm, but on the topic of wild animals, I saw a fox in London last week.

that's awesome.
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Post by: sys on December 06, 2018, 08:47:43 PM
sys, we need you to settle this since you know more about animals than anyone else.

Bobcat or Juvenile Mountain Lion?

i don't expect ben ji, sr. to try and tell me about snakes, and i'm not going to tell him about cats.
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Post by: steve dave on December 06, 2018, 08:49:39 PM
You’d all be wrong but unintentionally funny doing so, so go nuts imo.


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Post by: pissclams on December 06, 2018, 09:11:52 PM
Foxes are natures dogs


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seals
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Post by: Spracne on December 06, 2018, 11:23:17 PM
Seals have been getting eels stuck in their nostrils lately, and no one seems to know why :sdeek:
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Post by: Tobias on December 06, 2018, 11:25:10 PM
catdogs
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Post by: Katdaddy on December 07, 2018, 02:40:02 AM
Seals have been getting eels stuck in their nostrils lately, and no one seems to know why :sdeek:

Play toy?  I know my dog gets the bully sticks stuck in her mouth, and sometimes she gags.
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Post by: Spracne on December 07, 2018, 11:24:14 AM
Oh noes! But no one nose y??

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Post by: mocat on December 07, 2018, 02:30:53 PM
8manpick, i give your fox pic an 8, man
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Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on December 08, 2018, 04:38:25 PM
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Post by: KST8FAN on December 10, 2018, 10:03:18 PM
This little rascal hangs out at mom's church in Topeka.

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Post by: 8manpick on December 10, 2018, 10:20:34 PM
:love:
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on December 10, 2018, 10:23:48 PM
 :D
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Post by: Spracne on December 10, 2018, 10:25:34 PM
Hey, you would if you could... :katdaddy:
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Post by: Katdaddy on December 10, 2018, 11:30:04 PM
This little rascal hangs out at mom's church in Topeka.

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Very foxy pic., Tom.  I live in the country and have both red and grey foxes.
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Post by: KST8FAN on December 21, 2018, 01:43:04 PM
Noticed 20 year old equipment shed had sapling growing out of gutters.  Investigation revealed a good 2 inches of silt in the gutters.  How do I clean this out without breaking my neck. It's like 20 feet to the eave.


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Post by: WillieWatanabe on December 21, 2018, 01:45:13 PM
got access to a bucket truck?

just kidding. Move to a new farm.
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Post by: passranch on December 21, 2018, 01:59:57 PM
got access to a bucket truck?

just kidding. Move to a new farm.

Seriously.  Probably in a different state.  Just to be safe.
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Post by: IPA4Me on December 21, 2018, 02:12:18 PM
Stand on top of the combine without a header.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Sun-Joe-Gutter-Cleaning-Attachment-for-SPX-Series-Pressure-Washers/1000146643
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Post by: wetwillie on December 21, 2018, 02:13:24 PM
What’s the origin of the silt? Meaning if you risk cleaning it how long do you think it might stay clean?
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Post by: steve dave on December 21, 2018, 02:26:08 PM
honestly that stuff probably isn't getting powerwashed out.
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Post by: schreds21 on December 21, 2018, 10:24:56 PM
got access to a bucket truck?

just kidding. Move to a new farm.
Everyone knows farmers dont have bucket trucks.  Just stand in the bucket of the loader tractor and have someone raise you up there like every other farmer in the world.
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Post by: chum1 on December 29, 2018, 12:57:25 PM
Both farmers that my dad is leasing land to just happened to grow soybeans this year. So, he will be getting subsidy checks for that. lol.
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Post by: KST8FAN on December 31, 2018, 09:03:31 PM
https://americashempacademy.com/

Who is joining me to take a course in 2019?


https://fox4kc.com/2018/12/28/kansas-businessman-starts-new-academy-in-desoto-to-promote-now-legal-industrial-hemp/


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Post by: bucket on December 31, 2018, 10:45:47 PM
I will invest in your hemp farm, Tom.
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Post by: ben ji on March 17, 2019, 12:16:45 AM
ben ji's dad is living the retired hobby farmer dream life. "Red Barn Fertilizer" = Cow crap

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Family,

Sitting out this am in chair by front door enjoying the sun.  Bird was on power line singing its song.  Looked bigger like a meadowlark, but could not tell.  I noticed the seasonal red winged black birds have arrived.  They actually have a red patch followed by a smaller yellow colored patch on each wing front.  We had about 35 robins spend the winter - not sure what they were eating, likely some dried berries.  They I saw a big bird of prey sitting on top the grain bin.  Had to get my expensive pair of really good Harbor Freight binoculars out - open up the box and unpack them.  Wow, beautiful sight !  I was a large hawk, redish specled in color watching all below.  Farm kitty was near by so I was on alert.  I looked back at the singing bird, it was indeed a yellow breasted meadowlark singing.  After a while the hawk took flight and glided North.  Think he's the same hawk that has hung around the farm all winter.

I've started fertilizing the grass.  Bucket at a time out of the red barn.  Got a "Chrysler Imperial" fragrant rose from Orshelans, planted it outside the bay window (with lots of red barn fertilizer).  Have a lot of bulb flowers planted in the garden in OP to move out to the farm later this summer.

Attended a funeral yesterday - husband of a cousin

Today - installation of a new farm cam system.

Colby has their "Home Improvement" show going on at the community building, where I use to play basketball.  Place seemed smaller.  I went in and check things out before it officially opened.  Mostly a yawner.

Need to sharpen mower blades here.  Last time I was not able to break loose the nuts.  Need an extended handle to get more leverage.

May burn some coral weeds since it is wet yet, and little wind.

Dad
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Post by: ben ji on March 17, 2019, 12:20:04 AM
He also checked the trail/security cams for the first time in a while. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190317/80eb59b096f2b5d8b0a142e5b7460221.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190317/e4c0a0fe1d2789a4c9cffb4d498a5d58.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190317/7b8e034a528205e338bea49a43a64756.jpg)

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Post by: ben ji on March 17, 2019, 12:28:29 AM
Here is "farm kitty". Lil runt kitten he nursed back to good health. He takes it back to the farm with him every time....



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Watched her ascend to the high rafters.  Up side of barn to low rafters, then very athletic leaf 5' up and over to high rafters.  She was very growly - wanted to be there and not messed with.  So she will be here for the day.  Well fed this am.

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Post by: sys on March 17, 2019, 12:49:43 AM
that was a very soothing update on benji's father's hobby farm.
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Post by: steve dave on March 17, 2019, 07:31:25 AM
Great update. I’m setting the odds that your pops proclaimed pic 3 to be a mountain lion at 2:1.


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Post by: michigancat on March 17, 2019, 11:13:52 AM
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Had to get my expensive pair of really good Harbor Freight binoculars out - open up the box and unpack them.

I enjoyed this sentence
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 17, 2019, 11:14:31 AM
That was my favorite as well mc
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Post by: nicname on March 18, 2019, 02:30:18 AM
I want to be ben ji's dad.
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Post by: slackcat on March 18, 2019, 03:23:53 AM
pretty cat
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Post by: KST8FAN on March 21, 2019, 10:29:14 PM
A little spring break at the farm fixing fence.  My cousins herd had a new arrival just a few minutes old when I got back to the barn. It took four or five attempts and wobbly but it's up nursing now,


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Post by: steve dave on March 21, 2019, 10:34:58 PM
Go try to put a tag in its ear and see if the mommy cow kicks your entire ass to hell


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Post by: steve dave on March 21, 2019, 10:35:17 PM
That means she’s a good mom fwiw


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Post by: sys on March 22, 2019, 01:50:16 AM
good looking cow there.
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Post by: wetwillie on March 22, 2019, 07:05:19 AM
Genetics are a funny thing
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Post by: pissclams on March 22, 2019, 06:27:17 PM
the mom cow is a cool color
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Post by: ben ji on March 31, 2019, 05:23:50 PM
Great update. I’m setting the odds that your pops proclaimed pic 3 to be a mountain lion at 2:1.


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He didnt confirm it in the email but just confirmed it now in person. Was talking about how he got a holster so he could have a pistol when he walked around the windbreak due to mountain lions.

He also said my cousin killed a bobcat out there a couple weeks ago but the cat in the trail cam was definitely a mountian lion "you can tell by how long the tail is"

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Post by: pissclams on March 31, 2019, 07:17:44 PM
He also said my cousin killed a bobcat out there a couple weeks ago but the cat in the trail cam was definitely a mountian lion "you can tell by how long the tail is"

western kansas hayseeds will literally shoot any animal they come across.  on one pheasant hunting trip in gove county, the hayseed hosts i was with shot both an owl and a porcupine.   
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Post by: steve dave on March 31, 2019, 07:37:27 PM
Great update. I’m setting the odds that your pops proclaimed pic 3 to be a mountain lion at 2:1.


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He didnt confirm it in the email but just confirmed it now in person. Was talking about how he got a holster so he could have a pistol when he walked around the windbreak due to mountain lions.

He also said my cousin killed a bobcat out there a couple weeks ago but the cat in the trail cam was definitely a mountian lion "you can tell by how long the tail is"

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lmao


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Post by: bucket on March 31, 2019, 07:43:42 PM
He also said my cousin killed a bobcat out there a couple weeks ago but the cat in the trail cam was definitely a mountian lion "you can tell by how long the tail is"

western kansas hayseeds will literally shoot any animal they come across.  on one pheasant hunting trip in gove county, the hayseed hosts i was with shot both an owl and a porcupine.

I didn't know there were porcupine in Kansas. Learn something new on gE everyday.
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Post by: ben ji on March 31, 2019, 08:04:34 PM
He also said my cousin killed a bobcat out there a couple weeks ago but the cat in the trail cam was definitely a mountian lion "you can tell by how long the tail is"

western kansas hayseeds will literally shoot any animal they come across.  on one pheasant hunting trip in gove county, the hayseed hosts i was with shot both an owl and a porcupine.

Coyote/Bobcat fur is so hot right now.

https://www.apnews.com/b45b658887bd4651925a0bdc7cc2bb9a
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Post by: ben ji on March 31, 2019, 08:08:51 PM
I was wondering about coyote hunting and its open season 24/7 365. You can just blast them on sight if you have a hunting license

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Coyote
Date: 01/01/2018 - 01/01/2019
Location: Statewide
Season Dates (statewide): All year
Season Limit: No limit

There is no closed season for trapping or hunting coyotes. Motor vehicles and radios in vehicles may be used to hunt coyotes only. Furharvester license is required to trap and sell; hunting license is required to hunt and sell.
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Post by: steve dave on April 01, 2019, 06:42:08 AM
You have to have a license to hunt coyotes? Is that new?


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Post by: steve dave on April 01, 2019, 06:43:12 AM
Great update. I’m setting the odds that your pops proclaimed pic 3 to be a mountain lion at 2:1.


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He didnt confirm it in the email but just confirmed it now in person. Was talking about how he got a holster so he could have a pistol when he walked around the windbreak due to mountain lions.

He also said my cousin killed a bobcat out there a couple weeks ago but the cat in the trail cam was definitely a mountian lion "you can tell by how long the tail is"

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lmao


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Also you should tell him that he’s 100% accurate that the tail is too long to be a bobcat.


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Post by: ben ji on April 01, 2019, 09:04:12 AM
You have to have a license to hunt coyotes? Is that new?


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I think the license referenced is just your generic hunting license you get every year.

My cousin made what i would describe as a mobile duck blind, some enclosure on a trailer with seating inside. He parks it in different pastures and waits, will also chase them in vehicles and blast any he comes across on site.

Skins all of them for the fur so us city folk can wear our $1000 canadian goose jackets.

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Post by: KST8FAN on April 13, 2019, 10:20:16 AM
Built an alley and set gate 30' off the blacktop so you can get off the highway with truck, trailer.


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Post by: ben ji on April 13, 2019, 10:46:52 AM
Built an alley and set gate 30' off the blacktop so you can get off the highway with truck, trailer.


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Tom out here doing real farm work....My dad keeps saying he is going to replace a very small section of fence but i dont think he has done it yet (and he probably doesnt know how)....busy tending his herd of cats.
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Post by: ben ji on April 13, 2019, 10:49:07 AM
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Meet Bobbi. Pregnant, round, bad eye but very docile, loves to be petted.  Lost half of tail a yr ago.  Very gentile.  Strong pur motor.  Good cat, about 3 yr old.  Lives in Morton barn.  Likes all visitors and especially pets.  Give lots of extra pets when you see her.

Bobbi is a god damn champion farm cat IMO. No excuses, shows up to work every day with her lunch pale and does everything you could want without complaining, a true farm cats farm cat.

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Post by: ben ji on April 13, 2019, 10:53:36 AM
I'm going to try and get my dad to send of picture and brief description of each farm cat he has named.
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Post by: ben ji on April 13, 2019, 11:02:40 AM
Was going back through my dads emails looking for any other cats he may have named and that was actually Bobbi's second time being featured! Here she is last fall...Although back then her name was "Bobby". I'm guessing he changed the Y to an I after she got preggers and he realized she was a female.

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Bobby On truck hood after milk n bread feeding.

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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 13, 2019, 07:13:36 PM
Burn day at the hobby farm. First time I've participated.

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Post by: bucket on April 13, 2019, 07:14:43 PM
Did you get a rake or a four wheeler?
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 13, 2019, 07:16:13 PM
I drove a gator
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Post by: bucket on April 13, 2019, 07:17:32 PM
Congrats!  :cheers:
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Post by: KST8FAN on April 13, 2019, 09:31:30 PM
Burn day at the hobby farm. First time I've participated.

(https://i.imgur.com/txVKrjD_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)
People will actually pay for this experience which I find amazing.

https://www.kcur.org/post/participatory-prairie-burning-flint-hills

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Post by: bucket on April 13, 2019, 09:40:28 PM
It's fun to watch as long as long as the wind isn't blowing your direction.
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Post by: KST8FAN on April 13, 2019, 10:00:20 PM
Finished fence repairs in time for the renter to drop his cow-calf pairs off.  This little crap decided he would make a bee line north while the herd went south.  Determined, wiggled thru the fence and proceeded to lead us on a mile chase.  Three of us on foot, in pickuo, and on Gator finally wrangled and returned it to the herd.

Tom

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Post by: bucket on April 13, 2019, 10:02:05 PM
 :lol:
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Post by: meow meow on April 16, 2019, 12:37:39 PM
Bobbi with her "strong pur motor" is the best thing i've read lately.
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Post by: ben ji on May 09, 2019, 12:40:52 AM
So "lil lil" (former barn kitten runt my dad adopted) got in a scrap with "Tom Tom" (the dominant male barn cat who is probably her father.)

"Tom Tom" hangs out by the house sometimes and tried to sneak in when my dad was walking in.....his tail got caught in the door and "Lil Lil" tried to be a kingslayer at the same time and attack him.


"Lil Lil" lost and had to be taken to the local vet to get her wounds patched up (one day later because the vet is closed on mondays)

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Post by: ben ji on May 09, 2019, 12:44:16 AM


Fireplace nice to dry wet shoes off.  Foggy, cool all day.  Lawn sprinkler system repaired.  5 sprinklers adjusted for better coverage.  Got me soaked.  Bobbi keeping her 2 kittens hidden.  Lil lil paw looks broken.  Vet opens tomorrow.  Very swollen paw.  Hours spent on pony waterer.  Still drips, wasting water.  Shut it off for now as ponies in another pasture.  Weed eater trimmed around house tonight - lookin good.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190509/4dbac45be7d552772bcfc94ab0b96778.jpg)
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Post by: ben ji on May 09, 2019, 12:48:45 AM
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Meet Bobbi. Pregnant, round, bad eye but very docile, loves to be petted.  Lost half of tail a yr ago.  Very gentile.  Strong pur motor.  Good cat, about 3 yr old.  Lives in Morton barn.  Likes all visitors and especially pets.  Give lots of extra pets when you see her.

Bobbi is a god damn champion farm cat IMO. No excuses, shows up to work every day with her lunch pale and does everything you could want without complaining, a true farm cats farm cat.

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Bobbi popped some kittens out a couple of weeks ago.

(Email was titled "Bobbi had babies")(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190509/a750e8e22fa4d146dbc09f1f3d1bda99.jpg)
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Post by: ben ji on May 09, 2019, 12:52:53 AM
Thought that was it?

NOPE! Bobbi also produced a pure white kitten that my dad will surely keep tabs on.
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Post by: meow meow on May 09, 2019, 08:34:11 AM
congrats everyone, t's and p's to lil lil, praying for a speedy recovery and no broken bones (once vet opens)
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Post by: ben ji on May 09, 2019, 08:47:04 AM
congrats everyone, t's and p's to lil lil, praying for a speedy recovery and no broken bones (once vet opens)
That email was from Sunday. Lil lil got taken to the vet on Tuesday and patched up. No broken bones just some cuts on the paw.

Appreciate the t's and p's.
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Post by: meow meow on May 09, 2019, 08:53:58 AM
that's the power of prayer, worked very fast in this case.  glad lil lil is on the mend and will have lots of inbred friends to play with soon
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 09, 2019, 09:03:36 AM
Happy early mother's day bobbi
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Post by: pissclams on May 09, 2019, 09:09:19 AM
when i read about lil lil's paw i began thinking about the time i broke my wrist on a mini half pipe over by oak park mall (fanmanland).
it hurt so bad i was like wtf i can't hold  up my hand.

i know that the vet said no broken bones just some paw cuts on lil lil but i can't help but wonder if the vet who examined lil lil was paid off by tom tom to help settle the score against lil lil.  i'd get a 2nd opinion on that paw and also check lil lil for any malpractice done to him/her by the corrupt vet vis-a-vis tom tom.  thoughts?  also happy mother's day to bobbi
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Post by: WonderMeal on May 12, 2019, 09:29:53 AM
@ben ji please extend best wishes to Bobbi on this Mother's Day.
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Post by: ben ji on May 12, 2019, 07:13:54 PM
What is the best way to post a minute long video on this blog?
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Post by: bucket on May 12, 2019, 07:30:28 PM
 :excited:
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Post by: meow meow on May 13, 2019, 12:48:17 PM
 :impatient:
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Post by: Katdaddy on May 13, 2019, 01:43:05 PM
What is the best way to post a minute long video on this blog?

PM someone who knows how and ask them to do it.   :th_twocents:
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Post by: sys on May 13, 2019, 01:51:25 PM
What is the best way to post a minute long video on this blog?

tweet it and then post the tweet.
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Post by: steve dave on May 13, 2019, 01:54:53 PM
What is the best way to post a minute long video on this blog?

tweet it and then post the tweet.

this is the answer
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Post by: ben ji on May 13, 2019, 02:00:51 PM
What is the best way to post a minute long video on this blog?

tweet it and then post the tweet.

this is the answer
Lil lil injury story

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Post by: ben ji on May 13, 2019, 02:02:34 PM
Missed the first part of the story where my dad spent 2 hrs looking for lil lil after it escaped on the way to the farm (he let her out while he was picking up some beehives to take out to farm)

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Post by: sys on May 13, 2019, 02:07:47 PM
$200 for a barn cat!  your father has a kind soul.
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Post by: ben ji on May 13, 2019, 02:09:42 PM
@sys I later asked my dad why he referred to the vet as his doctor....its because he is his own doctor and gets his snake venom from a vet but that may be ending.

The vet got him the snake venom the first time and was like "Yeah whatever keep it cold" but when they found out what he used the snake venom for and wont order him anymore. :-(
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Post by: meow meow on May 13, 2019, 02:20:26 PM
why is your dad not posting here?
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Post by: steve dave on May 13, 2019, 02:21:38 PM
you can just go to the vet and order snake venom? wtf lmao
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Post by: ChiCat on May 13, 2019, 02:22:56 PM
What legitimate reason did the vet think he was using snake venom for?
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Post by: pissclams on May 13, 2019, 02:32:06 PM
amazing storytelling.  your dad should have been a writer for game of thrones.
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Post by: pissclams on May 13, 2019, 02:32:36 PM
the character arc/development of lil lil has been amazing
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Post by: DaBigTrain on May 19, 2019, 11:11:01 AM
SD, does this happen often?

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Post by: steve dave on May 19, 2019, 01:33:49 PM
No, fake


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Post by: Katdaddy on May 19, 2019, 08:17:41 PM
I grew up on a ranch with serval hundred head of cattle, and I never seen or heard of a calf crawing in a hole like that.  Like Steve says, it's fake.  :th_twocents:
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Post by: KST8FAN on May 30, 2019, 09:08:01 PM
The homestead circa 1965.

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Post by: ben ji on May 30, 2019, 10:47:45 PM
The homestead circa 1965.

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Tom,

I have very a very low farmer IQ so please tell me what that large elevated cylindrical tank in the middle of the picture holds.

My best guesses are

1. Gasoline/Diesel fuel

2. Propane

3. Water

Also tell me more about the structure to elevate it. Wood? Stone? Was it built so gravity could propel the liquid inside out?
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Post by: KST8FAN on May 31, 2019, 08:02:42 AM
That was a liquid fertilizer tank.  You could get a truck load of fertilizer delivered then gravity flow it into a 200-300 gal sprayer to put on the brome grass.  The tank is on stone/concrete piers. 


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Post by: steve dave on May 31, 2019, 08:03:25 AM
brome grass is the most farm thing I’ve read today. good farm word.


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Post by: steve dave on May 31, 2019, 08:05:03 AM
sd dad bought a giant spray rig which has hilariously come in handy during the recent flooding in sw ks as it’s like 6 feet off the ground and can get to isolated sheds and stuff to rescue valuables and pets for local farmer buds.


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Post by: steve dave on May 31, 2019, 08:07:11 AM
brome grass is the most farm thing I’ve read today. good farm word.


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Also cheat grass.

sd: wheat looks good
sd dad: that’s cheat you idiot


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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 31, 2019, 08:18:57 AM
brome grass is the most farm thing I’ve read today. good farm word.


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Also cheat grass.

sd: wheat looks good
sd dad: that’s cheat you idiot


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 :lol:
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Post by: meow meow on May 31, 2019, 08:36:06 AM
sd, you should write a children's book about life on the cow farm
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Post by: chum1 on May 31, 2019, 12:32:26 PM
I worked for the K-State Dept of Agronomy one summer. Basically just being a field hand for crop research by grad students. I was on the soybean crew, but I remember the wheat crew guys talking about cheat grass.
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Post by: meow meow on May 31, 2019, 12:40:56 PM
cheat sounds an awful lot like wheat, and don't let anyone tell you differently
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Post by: chum1 on May 31, 2019, 12:46:38 PM
Cheat does look very similar to wheat, too. Those wheat crew guys would be like, "See all of that cheat we have to remove from that wheat field?" And I'd be like, "uhh..."
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Post by: Brock Landers on May 31, 2019, 12:47:32 PM
Yeah I just googled "cheat grass" (did you mean: cheatgrass) and to a non farming rube like me it does have a resemblance to wheat.
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Post by: KST8FAN on June 01, 2019, 05:07:05 PM
Made the rounds today to check pasture.  Fixed a little fence, confirmed last fall aerial spray killed the lespedeza, dug a few thistles.   Love the flint hills this time of year.


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Post by: steve dave on June 01, 2019, 05:14:49 PM
Tom, that grass is hot cow rancher sex.


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Post by: sys on June 02, 2019, 12:10:04 AM
Tom, that grass is hot cow rancher sex.
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Post by: ben ji on June 02, 2019, 08:24:58 AM
What kind off fish do you have in that pond? I bet there are some lunkers in there
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Post by: KST8FAN on June 02, 2019, 11:04:55 AM
What kind off fish do you have in that pond? I bet there are some lunkers in there

That pond has been historically disappointing from a fishing perspective.  A few bass and a catfish or two.  The best fishing pond in the pasture has damage to the overflow tube so its lower than expected given all the rain this spring.  Add that to the ToDo list sometime this summer.


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Post by: schreds21 on June 03, 2019, 01:04:20 PM
The homestead circa 1965.

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Tom,
Neat pic, thanks for posting that.  I like seeing old pics like that.  Who is the man standing next to the tractor.  Is that TomDad or Grandpa?
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Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2019, 01:24:44 PM
If you guys love to get horny to old farm pics I’ve got like the mother load I can part with for a very fair price.


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Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2019, 01:25:08 PM
Actually I snap a bunch of them next time I’m back home for a free taste.


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Post by: michigancat on June 03, 2019, 02:55:20 PM
I was in Central Washington last week and they had all sorts of weird tractors and combines for their weird crops. also they love the crap out of watering hay 24/7
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Post by: schreds21 on June 03, 2019, 04:33:12 PM
If you guys love to get horny to old farm pics I’ve got like the mother load I can part with for a very fair price.


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Whoa Whoa Whoa.  I just like seeing them, no need to get pervy.  This is a family blog after all SD.
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Post by: KST8FAN on June 03, 2019, 05:57:33 PM
The homestead circa 1965.

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Tom,
Neat pic, thanks for posting that.  I like seeing old pics like that.  Who is the man standing next to the tractor.  Is that TomDad or Grandpa?
That is TomDad... Mom is downsizing she gave me boxes of old 35 mm slides that he took.  Talk about a time machine...


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Post by: Katdaddy on June 04, 2019, 02:31:24 AM
Tom, are those salt blocks laying on the ground in that field?
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Post by: KST8FAN on June 04, 2019, 07:10:56 AM
Yep.

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Post by: meow meow on June 04, 2019, 08:09:57 AM
no, they're sugar blocks
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Post by: kslim on June 04, 2019, 03:29:53 PM
steve dave, long time first time. im in the market for some new tires for my pickup truck. live rural and have hancooks on now. any recommendos?
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Post by: XocolateThundarr on June 04, 2019, 03:38:16 PM
Don't know if SD will concur, but I put K02's on our trucks.  Our roads are absolute dogshit and they seem to do fairly well.
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Post by: schreds21 on June 04, 2019, 03:39:08 PM
The homestead circa 1965.

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Tom,
Neat pic, thanks for posting that.  I like seeing old pics like that.  Who is the man standing next to the tractor.  Is that TomDad or Grandpa?
That is TomDad... Mom is downsizing she gave me boxes of old 35 mm slides that he took.  Talk about a time machine...


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That's pretty cool, Tom.
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Post by: kslim on June 04, 2019, 03:41:46 PM
Don't know if SD will concur, but I put K02's on our trucks.  Our roads are absolute dogshit and they seem to do fairly well.
this is the last set of shoes ill put on this truck so i like the suggestion
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Post by: KST8FAN on June 04, 2019, 04:42:15 PM
Fast forward 1975.... a proud TomDad in front of the new 80 x 24 silo with auto unloader. No more pitch forking by hand or loading from in ground pit (pix on bottom). Not sure when overhead bins were built but a couple years before the silo.

Concrete bunks installed at same time when TomDad got serious about feeding cattle.


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Post by: KST8FAN on June 04, 2019, 04:51:03 PM
The homestead circa 1965.

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This belongs in the shame yourself thread but here it goes...

Note the car parked by the house I was probably five or six and we got home from town and I wanted to pretend to drive so dad left me in the car with my sister in the back seat. 

 He was just about to the house, and I managed to get the manual shift out of park on the steering wheel... the car proceeded to roll down the hill and slam into the boxcar (behind the loading chute over TomDad shoulder  in the picture, see 2nd pix in prior post) totally crushing the back end.

Man was he pissed.  One of the worst spankings I ever got.  I remember running up to the yard and him getting in the car and pulling it back up to the house with gravel flying everywhere.


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Post by: IPA4Me on June 04, 2019, 04:58:53 PM
Great story, Tom!

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Post by: Ksuminnesotacat on June 04, 2019, 07:15:58 PM
A little Wiscy humor since Holesteins seem to be a thing there. And the campus at Madison is like the best drinking campus out there.


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Post by: Skipper44 on June 05, 2019, 08:34:00 PM
Don't know if SD will concur, but I put K02's on our trucks.  Our roads are absolute dogshit and they seem to do fairly well.
this is the last set of shoes ill put on this truck so i like the suggestion
Michelin LTX2
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Post by: ben ji on June 10, 2019, 08:32:06 AM
My brother went out to the farm this weekend and helped transplant some rose bushes from KC.

He also completed a cat census and we are up to 20! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190610/92b4d49d5a6ef3b9b9bf82b088c04b5e.jpg)
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Post by: Katdaddy on June 10, 2019, 09:28:56 AM
My brother went out to the farm this weekend and helped transplant some rose bushes from KC.

He also did a completed a cat census and we are up to 20! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190610/92b4d49d5a6ef3b9b9bf82b088c04b5e.jpg)

ben ji, does anyone live out there.  Looks to be in decent shape.
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Post by: ben ji on June 10, 2019, 10:13:45 AM
My brother went out to the farm this weekend and helped transplant some rose bushes from KC.

He also did a completed a cat census and we are up to 20! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190610/92b4d49d5a6ef3b9b9bf82b088c04b5e.jpg)

ben ji, does anyone live out there.  Looks to be in decent shape.

Not full time. Grandparents moved to town when they retired and no one lived there for about 15 years but my Uncle would still use the bathroom etc when he was around farming.

My dad is out there alot now and has done some minor repairs but the actual house has held up pretty well.

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Post by: steve dave on June 10, 2019, 10:37:52 AM
My god, the pooping privacy that affords is incredible.


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Post by: ben ji on June 10, 2019, 11:53:33 AM
Farm update email from my dad. Looks like we are going to be Apple Barons.  :ROFL:


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Logan helped me plant 6 new apple trees.  3 Pink Lady, Gale, Matsu, Winesap.  Automated drip tree watering system ordered, will water all the fruit trees when installed.  10 yrs and we should be producing well on these nice looking 5' trees.  (Half price at Wal-mart).  Farm yard grass looking good, treated with weed n feed.  Garden fine - potato crop looking good, blooming now.  Tomatoes slow growing - cool.  Needed a jacket this am.  Had 2 new angus bulls in coral, but Alvin Depe 4 miles East came by and took them home.  I'll get lucky some day.
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Post by: meow meow on June 10, 2019, 12:53:19 PM
lucky, as in he hopes alvin leaves them at his place next time?
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Post by: ben ji on June 10, 2019, 03:59:14 PM
lucky, as in he hopes alvin leaves them at his place next time?

Lucky as in maybe some random cows wander onto his land and he can keep them for himself.
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Post by: meow meow on June 10, 2019, 04:05:23 PM
haha, that's what i meant
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Post by: Katdaddy on June 10, 2019, 06:47:21 PM
haha, that's what i meant

That's cattle russelling, fool.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 10, 2019, 06:59:28 PM
finders keepers kdiddy
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Post by: KST8FAN on June 11, 2019, 08:32:37 PM
https://heartlandeventscenter.com/classic-green/

Classic Green Reunion 2019

Heading to this event tomorrow.


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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 11, 2019, 08:42:03 PM
That tractor is effin sexy Tom. The gooseneck too  :Jeffy:
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Post by: KST8FAN on June 11, 2019, 08:55:50 PM
My son had a bench made from the old fenders and parts.   A bonus huskguy plate in the pic too.

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Post by: steve dave on June 11, 2019, 08:56:55 PM
Tom, in the future please post the NSFW disclaimer on that hardcore farm porn for those of us at work or who are not prepared for the amount of farm horny it causes. That truck is a beast.


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Post by: sys on June 11, 2019, 09:23:58 PM
sd, if i buy a ranchette next to your father's land, how many cows could wander over and become my cows before he would notice and how long would it take?
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Post by: steve dave on June 11, 2019, 10:37:41 PM
Maybe, like, a couple baby ones? But you’d have to bottle feed them. Or register a brand that could overlay ours that makes it seem like yours.


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Post by: WonderMeal on June 11, 2019, 11:17:54 PM
Tom continues to be the best poster on this blog by a million miles.
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Post by: ben ji on June 11, 2019, 11:41:22 PM
A picture of 4 of the apple trees (planted with cow manure). The larger trees behind the apple seedlings are pear trees my uncle planted a couple of years ago. There is a water faucet thing by the quisonet building so Im guessing that is where the automatic watering device will connect to.

Also LOL at the "Danger Keep out" sign on the collapsing out building my dad put up sometime in the last year.

You can also see the incinerator (aka 2 steel drums welded together with hatches at top and bottom) that i cleaned out last year when i was trying to do something productive. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190612/0bb964ff1094f66f4d51e3628543d40c.jpg)
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Post by: slackcat on June 12, 2019, 06:12:06 AM
Every farm needs a collapsing building.  Fill us in on the quonset with horizontal tin.
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Post by: mocat on June 12, 2019, 08:30:16 AM
what is a quisonet building
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Post by: ben ji on June 12, 2019, 08:32:52 AM
Its been there forever and used to be a garage to park cars but now it just holds mowers/atvs and random junk? I dont know why the sides are horizontal and not sloped like a true quonset but its always been called the quonset.

Its also where the fireworks were kept when i was a kid.


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Post by: steve dave on June 12, 2019, 08:46:05 AM
they are like half cylinders laid on their side steel buildings.

sd cow farm has a giant quonset building that was built in like the 40s or 50s or some way long time ago time. some guy came through Meade like the monorail guy from the simpsons trying to talk all the cow farmers into having his crew construct these massive buildings for them. sd great grandfather was one of them that bit (there were like 4 total in the county). it's still standing and storing tons of tractors and atvs, and giant oil tanks, and tools, and trailers, and crap. the other 3 are also still there from what I hear. Like, this guy was just some snake oil salesman but actually sold quality snake oil that worked. thing has withstood shitloads of massive storms and giant hail and has never required any meaningful maintenance or repairs. Ours has those giant gymnasium lights in it that take awhile to warm up but when they do it's like daylight in there. when I was a kid I tried to convince sd dad to let me set up a full court basketball court in it with a moveable goal on one end and a permanent one on the far end. he declined.
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Post by: meow meow on June 12, 2019, 08:57:58 AM
we have a quonset on our farm, still there.  back in the day they milked cows out of it.  we used it to store hay (therapeutic?) when i was a kid.  now meow meow dad uses it to store extra machinery.  built a lot a hay forts in that thing as a kid, and a lot of inbred cats were born in it.   
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Post by: kslim on June 12, 2019, 09:01:50 AM
been to many western kansas keg parties in those type of buildings. very functional
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Post by: Playboy X on June 12, 2019, 09:05:37 AM
you could prob grow a shitload of weed in them quonysets
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Post by: mocat on June 12, 2019, 09:43:33 AM
i know what a quonset is; what is a quisonet?
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Post by: steve dave on June 12, 2019, 10:03:30 AM
Nice spelling own mocat


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Post by: mocat on June 12, 2019, 10:06:51 AM
like is it the squared off sides one? ben ji is a good speller
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Post by: ben ji on June 12, 2019, 11:55:53 AM
I just spelled quonset incorrectly, no deeper meaning.
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Post by: steve dave on June 12, 2019, 12:34:43 PM
mocat owned your ass. Both of you need to accept it and not backpedal.


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Post by: sys on June 12, 2019, 03:04:58 PM
two baby cows isn't worth my time, sd.  tell your father his cows are safe.
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Post by: KST8FAN on June 12, 2019, 04:52:24 PM
*NSFW*

Arrived in Grand Island, NE and got set up.  Lost a trailer tire at St Joe otherwise a good drive.


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Post by: pissclams on June 12, 2019, 06:22:10 PM
it’s like the sturgis for john deere people
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Post by: mocat on June 12, 2019, 08:38:20 PM
Whoa
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Post by: ben ji on June 12, 2019, 10:25:44 PM
Tom,

How does your tractor compare to the other ones there? Better paint job? Unique? Better running?

-Ben Ji
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Post by: ben ji on June 12, 2019, 11:05:13 PM
My dad sent an email out today with the title "Improvements" and only this picture attached.

(I blurred out the 3 last names listed before "homestead")



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Title: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 13, 2019, 06:39:20 AM
amaze


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: kslim on June 13, 2019, 07:35:06 AM
i remember going to the 3I show in garden city as a kid, that was a blast until i smashed my finger in a combine door. that sucked
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Institutional Control on June 13, 2019, 07:40:41 AM
*NSFW*

Arrived in Grand Island, NE and got set up.  Lost a trailer tire at St Joe otherwise a good drive.


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I bet you could sell that bench for a couple of grand.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on June 13, 2019, 08:19:24 AM
it aint for sale, not at any price
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: pissclams on June 13, 2019, 09:13:31 AM
if those dudes were real john deere fans like i am, they would be meeting in a green warehouse, not a white one
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 13, 2019, 09:21:38 AM
Tom, how do all the farmer types handle walking around with chubbs all day and also is it weird walking around a bunch of farmer types with day long chubbs?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on June 13, 2019, 10:00:26 AM
Tom, how do all the farmer types handle walking around with chubbs all day and also is it weird walking around a bunch of farmer types with day long chubbs?
Just grab a golf cart...


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on June 13, 2019, 10:02:05 AM
Day 1- Set up and shined up...son brought the pedal tractor to complement the real one.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on June 13, 2019, 10:45:37 AM
Leave it to flood aggie...

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: meow meow on June 13, 2019, 10:59:09 AM
guaranteed those iowans are still farming with that thing
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: kslim on June 13, 2019, 11:02:41 AM
i mean christ at least touch up the rims, good grief
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on June 13, 2019, 05:43:40 PM
Wrapped up for the day.  This has been a lot for fun.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 13, 2019, 06:35:08 PM
How do we get the cats to add deere day?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 13, 2019, 08:51:46 PM
How do we get the cats to add deere day?

talk about rough ridin' intimidation factor. your trash program just has to rough ridin' hang out after warm ups while our farming ass JD's cruise around the field at 4 MPH to nonstop bonkers applause and backfires. followed immediately by sandstorm.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on June 14, 2019, 08:44:57 AM
I got so jacked up reading SD's description of Deere Day that I just head butted a co-worker and started chanting F - K - U
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on June 14, 2019, 01:28:53 PM
Wandered over to the livestock pavilion and they're having a Boer goat showing contest.  Any goemaws Boer goat farmers?

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 14, 2019, 01:40:07 PM
Boer’s are meat goats


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on June 14, 2019, 01:47:17 PM
Wandered over to the livestock pavilion and they're having a Boer goat showing contest.  Any goemaws Boer goat farmers?

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Tom,

I jokingly suggested my dad raise meat goats on the farm once my uncles lease is up and he is seriously considering it. I'm too busy to look it up but I've posted before about his interest in raising them. He's even following the prices for goats at the sale barn but so far they have all been too high.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: chum1 on June 14, 2019, 01:54:09 PM
It's hard to believe that a guy who took a barn cat to the vet for surgery would ever sell a goat for slaughter. But they would be fun hobby farm pets!
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 14, 2019, 02:07:21 PM
Those are some thicc goats
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: DaBigTrain on June 14, 2019, 06:22:32 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: IPA4Me on June 14, 2019, 06:28:37 PM
My kids will be posting about my hobby farming one day. I'm about to buy 20 acres with a pond, tobacco barn, and animal barn.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on June 14, 2019, 07:34:34 PM
300+ at the banquet... sang the national anthem for the 3rd time this week.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 14, 2019, 07:45:49 PM
lmao Tom, love it so much


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 14, 2019, 08:22:52 PM
Yes, thank you Tom
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Church Creeper on June 14, 2019, 09:21:49 PM
Who is the jerk with the Kubota shirt in the background??!!   :shakesfist:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Spracne on June 14, 2019, 10:45:46 PM
Who is the jerk with the Kubota shirt in the background??!!   :shakesfist:

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: WillieWatanabe on June 15, 2019, 09:40:38 AM
Who is the jerk with the Kubota shirt in the background??!!   :shakesfist:

they have some local ties now
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on June 15, 2019, 12:36:54 PM
Sign says this thing is blue , but the wife says it's purple... I am diagnosed red/green colored blind so who am I to argue.   Maybe it's the fluorescent lights.

JD built a 100 of em for an oil field company in their colors.

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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: 8manpick on June 15, 2019, 12:37:44 PM
That is definitely purple, you’re right
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Kat Kid on June 15, 2019, 01:11:37 PM
This thread is a delight.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on June 15, 2019, 03:28:31 PM
Sorghum cane crusher.  No idea what this thing weighs but it was on pallet made of four by fours and they were loading it with a skid steer.

https://youtu.be/0x2U2CEOvuc

There used to be a guy who did this at Mill Creek off I-70.  Saw it in action on a Boy Scout trip back in the day.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slackcat on June 16, 2019, 04:37:49 AM
Thanks for the updates and photos Tom.  Pretty slick 4020.  My dad and uncle had one, couldn't kill it, best tractor ever built.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: slackcat on June 16, 2019, 04:45:00 AM
Wandered over to the livestock pavilion and they're having a Boer goat showing contest.  Any goemaws Boer goat farmers?

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Tom,

I jokingly suggested my dad raise meat goats on the farm once my uncles lease is up and he is seriously considering it. I'm too busy to look it up but I've posted before about his interest in raising them. He's even following the prices for goats at the sale barn but so far they have all been too high.

My inlaws should be having a boer goat dispersal sale in the not so distant future.   :Carl:
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Post by: schreds21 on June 16, 2019, 02:13:42 PM
Isn't there a guy on this blog that raises meat goats?
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Post by: sys on June 16, 2019, 02:43:19 PM
those are some crazy fat goats.
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Post by: KST8FAN on June 16, 2019, 07:15:12 PM
those are some crazy fat goats.
Anyone ate one of these goats?  On the "taste like chicken" scale what is it like?


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Ksuminnesotacat on June 16, 2019, 09:28:52 PM
those are some crazy fat goats.
Anyone ate one of these goats?  On the "taste like chicken" scale what is it like?


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: waks on June 17, 2019, 01:56:04 AM
those are some crazy fat goats.
Anyone ate one of these goats?  On the "taste like chicken" scale what is it like?


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Goat? Predictably has tasted closer to lamb than anything when I've had it.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on June 19, 2019, 09:05:08 AM
Tom, I’m going to need your input on this one since you fixed up a grain bin last year. We have two 10,000 bushel grain bins on the farm that have not been used in a while and need some repairs before they can be used.

How accurate are my dads estimates for the repair costs and also for how much he could rent them out for?

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Elevator charges 4 cents per bushel per month to store grain.

bins are 10,000 bushel with dryers (needed for corn).  Costs more if running dryers.

Would bring in $800/month full price.

Could likely get 2.5 cents, maybe 3 cents.  ($500/600 per month rent)  Would go far to recover annual farm costs of taxes and insurance.

First need to have firm prep check bins.  Repair work needed to replace rusted out collers from blowers to bins.  Electrical and augers need tested.  Also, West bin needs sealed on base as it leaks water in now.

Guessing will cost $2000 to get bins fixed up.

I tried to do some googling but could not find any info about grain storage rates. I even called the K-State extension office but the only guy who would know is OOO all this week.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ChiCat on June 19, 2019, 09:15:10 AM
Pretty disrespectful to not let SD take a crack at that question in his own thread
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Brock Landers on June 19, 2019, 09:23:42 AM
Low Grain Storage IQ here but how long does someone typically store their grain?  Like until the following year or is it a short term kind of thing?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: EMAWican on June 19, 2019, 09:28:36 AM
Rent them out to guys for seed wheat storage.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on June 19, 2019, 10:35:51 AM
Pretty disrespectful to not let SD take a crack at that question in his own thread

SD is a cow farmer not a grain farmer.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: halfEmpty on June 19, 2019, 10:10:42 PM
 :drool:
Low Grain Storage IQ here but how long does someone typically store their grain?  Like until the following year or is it a short term kind of thing?

Just depends on its purpose.  But generally the same reason people on wall street hold onto commodities and stock.  Waiting for the right price.
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Post by: ben ji on June 19, 2019, 10:43:14 PM
:drool:
Low Grain Storage IQ here but how long does someone typically store their grain?  Like until the following year or is it a short term kind of thing?

Just depends on its purpose.  But generally the same reason people on wall street hold onto commodities and stock.  Waiting for the right price.

halfEmpty, you seen to know alot about grain storage. What is the going rate these days to rent out grain bins?
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Post by: halfEmpty on June 20, 2019, 03:22:30 AM
:drool:
Low Grain Storage IQ here but how long does someone typically store their grain?  Like until the following year or is it a short term kind of thing?

Just depends on its purpose.  But generally the same reason people on wall street hold onto commodities and stock.  Waiting for the right price.

halfEmpty, you seen to know alot about grain storage. What is the going rate these days to rent out grain bins?

I couldn't really give you a good answer.  I guess it mostly depends on the rates in the area.  Whatever the elevators are charging, it has to be more profitable for the farmer than that.  Probably looking at around .02 cents per stored bushel/month.  Or you could just rent out the total capacity of the bin for the year.  That could be anywhere from .10-.20/per bushel of total storage for the year. (Depends on if there are high crop yields and farmers are desperate for storage).  Electricity for the bins is also a cost that needs to be negotiated.

To answer the original question better (since i misread it and thought it said why instead of how long).  A small farmer isn't likely to store longer than 6 months/year.  They need that money to buy seed, pay loans, etc.. for the next season.  Large farms have enough capital to hold longer if need be.
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Post by: Ksuminnesotacat on June 20, 2019, 07:25:25 AM
The other factor here Ben Ji would be the low grain production that is dependent on the crap weather we have been having. Right now the wheat crop is rated really poor as there was not much tillering and fields are really thin. Factor in the head scab that the wheat has there won’t be a lot to fill any ground bunkers and or elevators.

Corn nation wide was only planted to about 48% I believe, so that will also effect supply. Beans and Milo will replace so there is some optimism there. Generally it sucks to be in the Ag crop biz right now but it will cycle out soon enough.

One question I have is, I get the aesthetic value  the bins have for the place but would it be possible to sell them off? Maybe a better option as augers and watersealing are not cheap and if dryers need work that would be very cost prohibitive.
 
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 20, 2019, 07:39:09 AM
Can 'jidad get some of that sweet socialism money trump is giving away to farmers?
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on June 20, 2019, 09:52:46 AM
Can 'jidad get some of that sweet socialism money trump is giving away to farmers?
My uncle has the lease and does the actual farming so he gets all the sweet sweet government money. I dont think he got any extra #TrumpMoney on the land he farms for my dad since he grew alphalfa/wheat in the one circle my dad owns, most of our land is pasture. The #TrumpMoney was for corn/soybeans growers.

The wheat got hailed on last year so we got our portion of the gov subsidized crop insurance money but nothing extra.

When we first got the farm a couple of years ago i was going over the numbers with him and asked how anyone makes money farming...he replied "The Government"

Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 20, 2019, 09:55:42 AM
My family is like a militarized govt. subsidy receiving operation


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: ben ji on June 20, 2019, 11:32:20 AM
I've posted this link before but you can look up how much of that sweet sweet government money any farmer gets (Be sure to search by business name if they farm under a LLC)

https://farm.ewg.org/search.php?fips=20000&regionname=Kansas
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 20, 2019, 11:40:42 AM
I've posted this link before but you can look up how much of that sweet sweet government money any farmer gets (Be sure to search by business name if they farm under a LLC)

https://farm.ewg.org/search.php?fips=20000&regionname=Kansas

we appear twice on the first page for Meade, KS. lmao
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: Institutional Control on June 20, 2019, 11:52:42 AM
My uncle made the top 20 from my hometown and he’s been dead for almost 2 years.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: kslim on June 20, 2019, 12:57:24 PM
I've posted this link before but you can look up how much of that sweet sweet government money any farmer gets (Be sure to search by business name if they farm under a LLC)

https://farm.ewg.org/search.php?fips=20000&regionname=Kansas

we appear twice on the first page for Meade, KS. lmao
:kstategrad:
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: kslim on June 20, 2019, 12:58:43 PM
damn, i knew nick hatcher had some money but holy crap
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 20, 2019, 01:15:27 PM
look at that shitty socialist Tim Huelskamp (Huelskamp Farms) in Fowler, KS.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 20, 2019, 01:18:26 PM
look at that shitty socialist Tim Huelskamp (Huelskamp Farms) in Fowler, KS.

this govt check cashing machine also shows up in Fowler's equally shitty sister town of Minneola, KS.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 20, 2019, 01:21:07 PM
man, search by most subsidies in KS. Southwest KS owns the entire list. The Hi-Plains League represented from top to bottom.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: steve dave on June 20, 2019, 01:22:50 PM
I could play with this thing all day. what an incredible resource for nosy rough ridin' farmers.
Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: kslim on June 20, 2019, 01:27:11 PM
I could play with this thing all day. what an incredible resource for nosy rough ridin' farmers.
some real rough ridin' assholes on that list
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Post by: KST8FAN on June 20, 2019, 01:39:57 PM
http://www.mycentralnebraska.com/2015/09/01/renting-out-on-farm-bin-storage/

Slow to reply but looks like plenty of good advice.   Someone suggested renting for the crop year... I would agree with that.  Would be rare for someone to store a full year. Figuring Sept harvest and sold by following  July that's 10 mos max so charge for 5-6 flat rate 5 x 20k x .04 = $4,000 for the crop year.  Unless you want to do the math. Storage due when grain is loaded out.  If the renter needs deduct for tax they could prepay you flat rate in 19, but not sell the grain until 20.

If you get solid bid on repairs let your renter pay for it direct as part of first year and net against agreed upon rent.

Guys store for logistics not just price.  They just need the grain in a bin and don't want to wait 3 hours in a dump line at the local elevator.  That should factor in the valuation.

Look at local bids to determine the "carry" in the market... harvest price vs delivery next July.  That will give you indication of what the market is paying for storage too.  Just futures right now on corn it's about 8 cents December to July. That will change as we move through the crop year.

Hand shake or paper agreement?  Needs to be clear Ben ji farms is not liable for grain condition. Renter inspects the bin then they are responsible for managing grain condition ie- monitoring temps, running fans.


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Title: Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
Post by: KST8FAN on June 20, 2019, 09:46:31 PM
A few years old, but still good info.

Tom

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