It's an interesting idea but I question the sustainability of it. At the rate in which grass clippings rot I can't imagine those being a reliable feed stores plus they are still going to have to deal with all of the winter forage. That and it being a 100% confinement operation isn't going to have a whole lot of curb appeal
Interesting!! I agree that the "grass clippings" seem like a dubious food source, but it does sound like they've got waste management down. I assume dry cows get a break from the boat? They certainly are pretty cows!
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Post by grammagrace on Jul 6, 2019 20:00:50 GMT -5
I too question grass clippings but not for the same reason. I would NOT feed grass from city lawns nor golf courses to any of my animals. Unless of course they do not spray poison over there. Floating farm sounds fun. It'd work for some animals. But :-) not for flying ducks and geese.
Delilah and I read this together and she said she would prefer long walks on the beach with intimate conversations about how our childhood experiences have influenced our adult paths. However, she was not opposed to discussing climate change while sipping mai tais and relaxing on a chaise lounge aboard a house boat off the Netherlands' coast. She did ask about the availability of a personal masseuse. I reminded her that I am her personal masseuse and any exotic cruises she had in mind would involve me.
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claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
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Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
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alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
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mamacherri10: good afternoon! I have not been on the website in a long time. Have a new jersey milk cow and am looking to see how long she needs to be dried up prior to calving? She is due the third week of May.
Mar 10, 2020 14:33:11 GMT -5
steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
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highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
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