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« Reply #420 on: October 20, 2021, 05:43:35 AM »
Part of the care of cows is learning that they will lick anything and can digest some surprising things.

We had young heifers that the inside of their nostrils turn bright red and we separated them from the others. The next morning they were down and the vet was called. He couldn’t tell us the cause but he drew bloodwork to send to New Bolton Center and was there when the first sick calf passed. 😭 We lost two more and the bloodwork came back with lead poisoning. We walked the meadow in search of the source and at the top of the pasture where the fence ran parallel to the road we found someone had thrown a car battery over the fence.

Our butcher for one of the steers we raised from birth saved the stomach contents from one of them which was a 2L bottle of Pepsi.

If they can reach it they will lick it including but not limited to the side view mirrors on your truck.  
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« Reply #421 on: October 20, 2021, 11:23:26 AM »
they got the wiring on my splitter. lousy buggers. 
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« Reply #422 on: October 20, 2021, 12:09:50 PM »
All of them have nothing but time to get into things 

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« Reply #423 on: October 21, 2021, 12:49:49 PM »
The all female highway department is hard at work making a new road bed. They have some boulders and hawthorn stumps to deal with but are making short work of it.



 

This was a side hill but they will have it laser leveled in another week, maybe two.

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« Reply #424 on: October 21, 2021, 01:30:11 PM »
its a tempting concept but the dozer doesnt eat about 350 days a year!  ;D
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« Reply #425 on: October 21, 2021, 06:07:54 PM »
Roxie, when one of my friends was a young boy, his family raised a beef. When it was slaughtered, they opened up the stomach and there was a crescent wrench in there😂 I'm picturing his Dad out there working on something, setting his wrench on top of a fence post. Turns around to grab it, "I know I just set it here!?" And the steer goes, "burp."😂
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« Reply #426 on: October 21, 2021, 08:20:29 PM »
those are garage gremlins for me.  after i stare at that very spot where i know i set it, on the 16th lap, it reappears and they snicker.


i rendered a portion of miss piggy's fattiest unmentionables (because at some point its just a sack of pig and i lost track of which part to mention) into some nice white pig butter.  havent had need of it yet, but it looks like food. one pork belly and some pig steaks are well on the way to being cured enough for the slicer.  eager to try smoked pork sandwiches.
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« Reply #427 on: October 21, 2021, 09:07:42 PM »
My wife called me one day all frantic. Cow had wrapped her tongue around her hand and sucked off one of her favorite gloves and was chewing on it. She didn't appreciate my suggestion to grab her tongue (the cows) and reach in with the other hand for the glove. 

Vet laughed out loud too when she called. Never found the glove and yes a search party was dispatched. 
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« Reply #428 on: October 21, 2021, 10:01:43 PM »
So was that a 5 finger discount or a pair of gloves half off?
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« Reply #429 on: October 21, 2021, 10:18:38 PM »
Happened years ago and I still hear about that glove.  That cow was a natural herd boss, lost her at 21, probably 6 years ago.  They are worth their weight in gold, still don't have one as good as she was.  Of course was never able to find that particular style / pair again to replace it and they were the best fitting ones ever made...
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« Reply #430 on: October 22, 2021, 12:06:00 AM »
That herd boss makes a frequent appearance in the elk herds I try to sneak up on. That lead cow will bust you every time!
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« Reply #431 on: October 22, 2021, 07:07:36 AM »
Well… crescent wrench takes the cake lol 

The most absurd thing I’ve seen a animal eat is a porcupine eating a beer can. 

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« Reply #432 on: October 22, 2021, 11:38:01 AM »
Mike I don't have a dozer but that would be a 10min job including warm up if someone did? :D

They need a place to be anyway, the work gets done and like me they don't cause as much trouble if they are gainfully employed, it all works out in the end.

Crescent wrenches? 2L bottles? Gloves? Ok we will stick with pigs!!

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« Reply #433 on: October 22, 2021, 01:49:36 PM »
I thought that was all part of a normal pig ration.. No?
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« Reply #434 on: October 22, 2021, 02:45:00 PM »
The story went that they had given the animal a magnet to catch tramp metal, so the kids were all excited to see what it had picked up😂 I had to double check on the magnet part, yes there are magnets you can buy and shove down your cattle's throat😊
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« Reply #435 on: October 23, 2021, 08:26:59 AM »
Cattle  magnet 🧲   it makes pretty stout refrigerator magnet. Used to prevent  "hardware" disease. Cattle eat dumb things.  So occasionally  a chunk of wire gets into their feed,, or any sharp random piece of ferrous  metal can sit in their front compartment of their rumen and cause issues...

Just was reading along. Have seen lead poisoning in livestock several times, junk piles in pastures with old batteries, most common cause, next is old lead paint on buildings not originally intended to house livestock. Fortunately those are becoming fewer as time passes. 



 

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« Reply #436 on: October 28, 2021, 11:06:42 AM »
i was just about to write hairy vetch down as something to sow into my 2 overwintering garden beds, and found out it is toxic to chickens.  note to self, no hairy vetch for chicken.

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the cool season clover has come roaring back and the hunger game contests who still remain are loving that.  man they can gag down some clover. 

i bought a sack of winter wheat ($8/50lbs)for a cover crop and they only eat a little of it, wasting most which is cool because hey, theyre trampling it into the bedding and now i dont have to do the work.  im gonna try sprouting that and see if they like it as green fodder.  lot cheaper than feed right now. 
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« Reply #437 on: October 28, 2021, 11:12:08 AM »
That’s interesting. Was just out checking fields , one mix I put down had vetch in it stuff is looking really good to my unskilled eye.

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« Reply #438 on: October 28, 2021, 11:31:28 AM »
i read a lot and forget a lot, but im fairly confident it is one of latest cover crops you can sow leading into frost.  i have no experience with it yet. 
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« Reply #439 on: October 28, 2021, 10:57:00 PM »
Every single forage is toxic.  K31 Fescue, Alfalfa, Clover, Sorguhum, Sudan Grass, Johnson Grass, etc.  Heck even tomatoes are in the Nightshade family, same as Tobacco.  Ever read the story about the guy in Salem, NJ who stood in the court house square and at a tomato in public?  It was the biggest thing that had ever happened in the town.  That area now has massive, commercial tomato farms, he basically started the industry so all yooose guys can get tomatoes for your burgers. (See what I did there  :D)  If plants weren't toxic then they would not have survived since they can't run away from all of their predators that have been around for eons.  The solution to pollution is dilution.  Many cattle have died from fescue toxicity, and many have thrived on a mix of K31 and clover.  Animals will not consume toxic forages unless they are forced to do so because there is nothing else available to them.  

Not going to tell you to plant a pure stand of vetch and set the broilers on it but we have quite a bit of vetch, we manage for it by delaying grazing in late spring on some patches until the seed has matured this way the cows will consume it and spread it for us.  I also buy and drill some in now and then as part of a rotational seed program.  This year it was two types of perinial rye and four types of clover. 
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