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Ronald in NWMO

01-09-2014 09:34:08




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The temperature is up, the forecast is for it to get above freezing for the next several days here in northern MO, the 970 is running well, the cows are fed and the AM radio is keeping me company. Life is indeed good. third party image third party image third party image

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McKerrow630

01-11-2014 16:53:20




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
Nice look'en herd and 970. I bet the beefer's where glad to see you. god Bless



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Ronald in NWMO

01-10-2014 08:11:40




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
nitram148, the loader is indeed a Westendorf WL-42. The local dealer here sold a bunch of them back before there were many MFWD tractors here. I don't see many 42's any more but still see some of the newer models around.
I know at least one of the other loader companys say they have more bracing than the Westendorf but it matters how you use them. Common sense goes a long ways.
The cows are Charolais and Red Angus. It is nice to know that there are some more in the country.
Thanks for all the comments!!!

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nitram148

01-10-2014 06:31:26




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
Nice looking set up. The Westondorf loader is a really good loader. We have had a few different brands of loaders, but the old westondorf 42L we bought a few years ago has been the best one yet. I also think they have one of the best quick attaches out there.

What breed of cattle do you have. Looks similar to our, charlais and red angus. You have a good looking herd.



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Ronald in NWMO

01-10-2014 06:29:35




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
axe55, this is a bale fork only attachment. It has two long spears side by side and it works really well for me. I also have an older loader that does not have the quick attach feature and have it fixed up so that I can put two spears right on the bucket. I got by with it for a lot of years. It worked OK but the other one works much better.
With the price of hay, I think it is a good idea to just feed what you need each day and keep waste to a minimum.

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axe55

01-09-2014 20:53:46




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
Ronald nice tractor & cows...... i need a hay spear, does your hay spear attach to the bucket? I use round bales to feed my horses, it is more work with a loader w/bucket . I put one in the barn on its side, unroll how much I need at a time . more hay for the money.



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Ronald in NWMO

01-09-2014 17:28:25




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
oldproudvet, if the ground is dry or frozen and you don't over feed, then there is not much waste as "dzc3" said. Some people don't like doing this because they have to feed everyday but their water needs to be checked everyday anyhow. But when it is muddy out, that is another story. Some springs we can unroll till grass turn out time and some we have to go to bale rings for a while because the cows will stomp the hay in the ground and just waste it.
Dave S., the internet has made this world a lot lot smaller. Most of the time that is a good thing just like what we are doing now (yesterdays tractor). Not many good (in my opinion anyway) AM radio stations left.

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Don Rudolph

01-09-2014 16:56:32




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
Simple pleasures is all we ask! Case tractors, beefers, and weather that's not trying to kill you. LOL

Thanks for posting these pics. Don



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oldproudvet

01-09-2014 15:34:52




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
Do you get a lot of wasteage unrolling bales? I would really like to spread my winter manure around a bit better then moving a ring with every bale. I'm just feeding 35 head with a grass fed cow calf deal going. They're out on pasture all winter, with access to thick woods for shelter. I've tried spotting bales in the late fall (after rain potential) in row, sticking fiberglass rods with electric wire and moving the cattle thru them, but they crap on the pile and never even get close to the bottom........

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dzc3

01-09-2014 16:02:54




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to oldproudvet, 01-09-2014 15:34:52  
I fed cattle like that for years. Cows always have a "clean Plate" to eat from. I found that how much waste you got could be determined by the amount and time of day they got fed. I would not feed right away in the morning. Cows would then clean up what they would have walked away from if you had offered another bale Long..just my .02



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Ronald in NWMO

01-09-2014 15:00:44




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
Yes, Maark the AM radio is tuned to 540 KWMT. Nice catch :D

Thanks for all the replies.



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Dave Sherburne, NY

01-09-2014 16:05:45




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 15:00:44  
I'm in central NY and I listen to 540 KWMT thru my computer in the shop



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Ronald in NWMO

01-09-2014 14:54:10




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
The serial number is 8662201 which I think makes it a 1970 model. My Dad bought the tractor at a farm sale sometime around 1983. I put the loader on it about 10 years ago. It has been a very good tractor for us.
Kurt, I would of liked to had your 1070 with the snowblower here at times this winter but I make do with a blade.



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Maark

01-09-2014 14:49:55




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
540 KWMT out of Fort Dodge, Ia. playing the tunes..



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Brokengun

01-09-2014 13:41:27




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
Nice looking 970

Nice herd of cows.

Life is "CASE" good



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Moline_guy

01-09-2014 11:08:56




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
Nice cows and nice tractor, life is good indeed.



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Agri King

01-09-2014 10:44:51




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
Nice pics. That looks like a real clean early 970.



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Kow Farmer

01-09-2014 10:15:46




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 Re: Life is Good in reply to Ronald in NWMO, 01-09-2014 09:34:08  
Great pics there Ron. Wish I was there with you. Case tractor and beef cows. 2 of my favorite things in life on the farm. Thank you for posting these. Please keep em' coming.
Kow Farmer Kurt



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