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Was this your job years ago?

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Agri King

02-01-2014 10:04:01




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With my folks gone the neighbor boy is doing chores. He called yesterday morning, said the barn cleaner & silo unloader wouldn't go. With -10 temps things were just a little sluggish. My brother milks Holsteins on the home farm. The stalls are smaller in this barn so my dad bought some jerseys. Some cow pics for Kurt!

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KevinBfromIllinois

02-02-2014 12:00:27




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 10:04:01  
Agri your old IH spreader is still in pretty good shape for its age, understand the could the worst thing to always go wrong on a day like that is the barn cleaner chain breaks, understand the jerseys in a barn like that but they can be mean little ------- at least the bulls are, always had holsteins.



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axe55

02-01-2014 21:37:34




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 10:04:01  
To answer the question... Was this your job?...thankfully No.... thats alot of hard work. I clean the horses stalls easy 1/2 hr wheel barrow it out. Thats why I got to buy the 930. Nice looking cows
This post was edited by axe55 at 21:43:04 02/01/14.



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Kow Farmer

02-01-2014 20:55:19




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 10:04:01  
Eric,
I love the smell of dairy cows and the manure too. I still enjoy hauling manure that way today. Thanks for the great photos. Please post more as time allows. Kow Farmer Kurt



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Don Rudolph

02-01-2014 17:39:44




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 10:04:01  
Eric,

That certainly brings back memories. Mostly of lying on my back on the snow fixing the apron chain if it wasn't in good shape.

I always figured machinery was pretty dependable down to about zero. Below that it was either the barn cleaner, manure spreader or silo unloader that would possibly cause some grief. Hopefully not all at once.

It sure is nice to see that small herd of Jerseys. Thanks for posting these pictures. Don

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McKerrow630

02-01-2014 17:00:25




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 10:04:01  
Oh yeah,, "back-en-the day"(early 60's) fireup thee ole 700. Don't forget to break loose the apron on the sh!t spreader or you could have a very long morning. I hated milk'en so I did the "poop-job" and loved it. Nice looken herd of ladies you got there. I see there deep gutters. makes for clean'en alot better. Had ta hand-scrap the walkways be'en are's weren't that deep. Thanks for sharing the pic's Kurt. God Bless

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Agri King

02-01-2014 17:39:20




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to McKerrow630, 02-01-2014 17:00:25  
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Gregg here's a 700 diesel.



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McKerrow630

02-02-2014 09:59:41




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 17:39:20  
Sorry Eric about the wrong name thing.... I was 7 yrs. old when the "brand new 1958-59 700 was unloaded in the driveway with 4-14's hooked on the back of it. So I'am old and bad with names hee hee. God Bless



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McKerrow630

02-02-2014 06:12:26




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 17:39:20  
Oh man........... you don't happen ta have ah 1st single-beader new idea spreader to go with it. I thought my "sh!t-didn't-stink"(new) when that thing came in the driveway. May I ask what the ole 700 does these days? Thank-you for sharing the pic. God Bless



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Case Nutty 1660

02-01-2014 16:24:32




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 10:04:01  
we had 2-50' x 100' sheds with chickens was VERY glad to see them go



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Bruce from Can.

02-01-2014 15:34:12




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 10:04:01  
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What do you mean "years ago"? This still is my job!! Bruce



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McKerrow630

02-02-2014 10:05:11




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Bruce from Can., 02-01-2014 15:34:12  
Bruce, your barn kinda looks like Rod's shop. Very very clean & the girls too. Thanks for sharing the pic's. God Bless



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Agri King

02-01-2014 16:36:38




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Bruce from Can., 02-01-2014 15:34:12  
Bruce Great pics! Milk price is ok here. My brother said its $22 with the Holsteins. He Thought dad was at $26 with the components for his jerseys. I have heard if you can milk cows in Canada it's a good deal.



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Bruce from Can.

02-01-2014 18:06:32




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 16:36:38  
Don't know if is any better or worse really. Takes a generation to buy and pay for milk quota , and as I was the first generation , it has been some tough sledding. Last month my milk brought $1.10 per litre @ 5.72bf 4.32pt. Not bragging , not crying , just saying as it is.I really liked seeing your Jersey cows, and Case tractors!! Bruce.



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1370rod

02-01-2014 15:09:34




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 10:04:01  
Ahhh, does that ever bring back memories. Chains are usually froze down and waters need thawing out, Rod.



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Pastor John

02-01-2014 15:08:56




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 10:04:01  
I can"t resist this post...yes I remember those days before skid loaders when all we had was a small window to aim at. I remember it was hard work with the manure packed in like concrete. I hope my little 10 year old brother(sitting on a bale of straw) learned something while watching me!

I thought we went into the 20th century when Dad bought a Badger barn cleaner to empty out the gutters.

Hey Chuck do you remember when the Minister from Garden Plain came over for Sunday dinner and Dad took him on a tour of the Dairy Barn? He slipped and stuck one of his good shoes right down into the middle of the gutter! I laughed out loud and you should have seen the looks I got. It turned out OK because the minister laughed too!

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Chuck Machinist

02-01-2014 15:23:45




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Pastor John, 02-01-2014 15:08:56  
I think that was Pastor Harrington! HEE!



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ss55

02-01-2014 12:30:23




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 10:04:01  
Nope! Cleaned hog barns with a shovel.



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dustycoal

02-01-2014 10:30:32




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to Agri King, 02-01-2014 10:04:01  
Nice looking herd, Worked summer for my Grandparents, looks like there old place. Cable for barn cleaner was always braking, Your missing the board to run the wheel barrel up. Thanks for the pictures.



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Chuck Machinist

02-01-2014 12:16:26




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 Re: Was this your job years ago? in reply to dustycoal, 02-01-2014 10:30:32  
Well since Bro Pastor John is not going to pipe in, you will have to take my version of doing this job. When the bull pen got3feet thick ,at 0* I was tasked with using only a pitch fork, and pitching it out of a 2"by2" window. Yes I was height disadvantaged until I was 12. That auger would have been a lifesaver for me. It was not always that bad,we got to clean the manure out of the shed with the Super M with a loader mounted to her. Dad warned us not to spread manure any faster than second gear.Yeah right ,like I was going go that slow! Catching a slug of cow sh!t from the spreader in third gear ! Second gear would be just fine after that experience, Feel free to add to this Pastor John.

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