Monday, May 4, 2009

It's wet!

The farm had been getting a little dry, but that's no longer a concern after better than 3 inches of rain fell over the the weekend. It'll be a game changer for us today because we won't be able to resume chopping silage until at least tomorrow. More critical though is the thought that we probably won't be able to plant corn this year due to the wet ground.

We should find plenty to do today, though. There are a couple of cows to AI, lots of equipment needs servicing, and we may move some close-to-calving dry cows to a pasture closer to the milking barn.

Our cows will also be getting a new forage in their TMR late this week. We've almost feed all of our sorghum silage from last summer and will have to replace it with rye baleage until our new silage crop has ensiled. It will be interesting to see the impact it has on their milk produciton.

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