Brad S wrote:Are the heifers going to be bred in the spring? On breeding heifers, I worry about kph fat and restrict concentrates - keep it natural.
Least cost with nickel corn is to push them, but you know that and said "low cost." I like bunks, all you pay is the interest on the money cause they're worth the money back (if you didn't buy them at tsc). I use 28" half pipe bunks with a chain between sections - hook on to one end and move 250.' I've unrolled hay on turfy or frozen ground and turned around and used a cake feeder to put grain on top of the hay. Very little waste. I do that preweaning to build microbes and acquaint calves to grain. They go right on feed then. You know the old rub - can't feed cheap spending much on grinding, but corn needs about 13 particles. Frankly, anything you do on the farm is usually money well spent, and $70,000 pickups and $14,000 side by sides not so much.
Lcp, ya gotta explain that tire deal for us dumboys - I think I like it.
littlejoe wrote:Tire feeder----I've seen pictures with kinda a 'flapper door'---wondered if it was necessary.
I Like the wide profile---be neat if a guy could just plunk it down and have it stay upright.....
I don't farm much, but bought a double hopper drill tender, suppose it holds maybe 300 bu total.
They're not real popular anymore, on acct air seeders, suits me on acct of most seed I get is in totes, the way I was doing it was either dangerous or a lotta work. With this tender, I can leave it on gooseneck and run hydr augers with squeeze on hydrabed or put it on truck and plumb into hoist hydraulics. Thinking maybe get some pea screenings for supplement, store and handle it in drill tender.
Brad S wrote:Do you have a few eze? Dew eze beds have the electric controls and so remote controls were pretty simple.