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James o Brien
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21/08/2018 4:13 pm  

Seven weeks old born extremely late in the calving season usually finished calving mid April but we decided to give the heifer a chance to calve instead of selling her 

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maplegrovefarms
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22/08/2018 4:53 am  

2 healthy heifers!!  cant ask for better luck  then that.

how is the dairy market doing over there right now?


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James o Brien
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22/08/2018 7:05 am  

Prices are good but milk quotas we abolished so every body and there uncle are after converting their beef and grain farms to dairy so its hard to know what the future holds


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Tyler52
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22/08/2018 8:00 am  

Two for one and everyone is healthy is always a good thing. Its hard to imagine such a high demand for dairy that everyone is flocking to it. Only the larger farms in my area are dairy. But even when milk prices were profitable nobody around here converted to dairy. The small guys have beef or do just grain. There aren't any 40-80 cow farms left any more. Everyone is milking 175+


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maplegrovefarms
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22/08/2018 10:28 am  

really?  just crazy.

 

dairy in the states right now is a sad state of affairs.  our county had over 60 dairys this spring by this winter probably half will be gone.   milk price since 2015 has been tough and now 2018 is down right a shame.  13 bucks a hundred at the mail box when it costs a lot more then that to produce it.


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James o Brien
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22/08/2018 2:41 pm  

Shame to hear that it's gone that way big ag ruins everything


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