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    Had to bring this back. Bought some of the product this spring and had a chance to use it with fall herd on cow that lost calf to scours. Cow is one of those foxy old girls that does not take another calf other than her own, period. Had a heifer that wasn't milking enough to feed her calf...
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    What moisture do you bale at?

    I bale a lot at 18-23%. Heats a little in some cases, but seems to turn into great stuff. Might get the odd wad that is 30%+ and have a patch of mold. I bale them as tight as I can. Only time when it doesn't work for sure is with clovers. Guaranteed mold then.
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    Nutrition (and good fertility) is the reason for twinning. After switching our basic mineral to a high-quality chelated product, my incidence of twins went up 1000%. Used to get a single set once every five to ten years. Now in the last 6 years I get at least 1, if not multiple sets every...
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    Cows Pump There Own Water

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    Cows Pump There Own Water

    Thanks for the info, Johnny. When I first looked at remote systems, I considered the nose pump and wondered if the problems you described would be an issue - I guess I was right. I went to the motion-controlled solar set-ups and couldn't be happier.
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    Denny - Belarus 5460 - what's it worth?

    Yeah, we gave up years ago on fiber clutches and went steel. This last one has lasted 7-8 years. Doesn't really matter though. Lady sold the tractor. Guess there are still people out there that will pay any asking price.
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    Denny - Belarus 5460 - what's it worth?

    Talked to the Belarus dealer today and he said it was worth 12-15k, so I guess I wasn't lowballing her. Only thing that ticks me off about the tractor is that they still put the fiber clutches in them, new. Have had so much more luck running steel clutches here.
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    Denny - Belarus 5460 - what's it worth?

    They wouldn't come down lower than 18k, so I am letting them sit on it with open offer of 15k. Only issue was a hydraulic leak somewhere above the transmission. All lights and levers worked perfectly. Would take a while to get used to the shift pattern as it is completely different from the...
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    Denny - Belarus 5460 - what's it worth?

    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-farming-equipment/kenora/belarus-tractor-nearly-mint-condition/1098033273?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true Looking at the photos, it also has the shuttle shift, so it would be a 5460S.
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    Denny - Belarus 5460 - what's it worth?

    Going to look at one in the morning. 142 hours. Cab, Allied loader with bucket and forks. Always in a shed, pictures show immaculate condition. What were these worth new? It's a 2003 model. Asking $19800. I am aiming for $15k.
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    Reliable chainsaw?

    When it comes to saws, the blood runs orange around here. That being said, gcreek is right about the bigger saws being able to displace heat better. Very few problems with our 365 saw, but the 345 needs work every couple years. Just got it back from the shop 2 weeks ago where it got...
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    hereford birth weight s

    Same here.
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    Sons of Liberty

    Kicking myself, missed it. Have to pick it up another time. I gather it was good!?
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    John in SD

    Neighbor mentions Agribition each year, doesn't phase me. Been there once 10 years ago and satisfied my curiosity. Much rather be at home getting projects around here accomplished. Can't justify the 8 hour drive in my mind. Been a phenomenal winter so far (if you can even call it that)...
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    John in SD

    He spends a fair amount of time on CT, offering well-grounded advice that is greatly appreciated and needed there.