This girl didn’t get the memo that today isn’t tongue out Tuesday! I work with the weirdest group of cows. I see them do lots of weird things but I often don’t have my phone on me to get a video. I was lucky this morning during milking.
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It’s the little things in life...like coming into work to find out we have BRAND NEW calf milk buckets. This is a big deal to me, okay? 😍🤣
What lit you up today?
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This is painful to see. David Armstrong is lifting potatoes with a digger during one of the wettest autumn in memory.⠀
We've been on the scene speaking to flood-hit farmers in the Midlands and Yorkshire this week. Extensive coverage and advice in today's magazine and on FWi (click the link in our bio).
Settling into their winter routine well.
SellMyLivestock link for these heifers in bio.
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John Deere 9460RT crawler tractor with a KAMA TGR 55.11-500 subsoiler from @landtech_youtube
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Our wet fall and winter weather has begun. With that comes pneumonia, as the younger calves get cold stressed at night, and have to breath in our constantly damp air. This means it was time to give calves a vaccine to help prevent pneumonia.
The vaccine they were given is called Inforce III. It is an intranasal vaccine meaning it gets squirted right up their nose - no needles neccessary. Instead, a cannula (the long white tube attached to the syringe instead of a needle) is attached to the syringe. Using a cannula helps insure that the vaccine makes it successfully into their nasal passages.
When an intranasal vaccine is given it stimulates a lot of surface/mucosal immunity both in the nose and the upper respiratory tract. This works well for respiratory vaccines to be given this way as virtually all respiratory germs enter a calf through their nose. If the immune system is able to limit or eliminate the germs that make it into the nasal passages, then those germs aren't going to be able to make it into the lower lungs where they cause the most damage through a disease like pneumonia. Because of the route this vaccine is given, the antibodies that are formed are primarily going to be located in the lining of the respiratory tract, specifically the fluids that cover the inside of the nose and trachea.
Like other vaccines, Inforce III tells the immune system to create antibodies against specific diseases, as well as actually stimulating the immune system to find and destroy cells that have already become infected with those diseases. Most intranasal vaccines also cause the body to create interferon (a body chemical that helps fight germs that are not necessarily actually included in the vaccine) which means it gives their entire immune system a boost. #farm365
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So not a good traveler, what ever will I do? 😍
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OPERATING COW/CALF RANCH FOR SALE!
Chicks are super sensitive to temperature, as they can't regulate their internal temp for about the first week. So we take the birds' temperatures and adjust the heat and ventilation accordingly, aiming for bird temps of 104.5 F or just over 40 C. Distribution on the floor is also an indicator of whether they're comfortable and whether the air in the barn is uniform. Since this is the first time we've used this barn for this, we're paying extra close attention to this.
Oh, a few people have also asked about the reddish tinge on the birds. It's a dye from a spray vaccine for coccidiosis that the chicks received at the hatchery.
It’s been wild at the store and we are hoping we aren’t giving away any Xmas presents with these pictures because it seems like you guys are on the ball for shopping. Unlike me.... I must like the pressure of last minute shopping or something.
Anyhow, awesome things coming through in orders! So many hoodies and jackets- we love them all:). If anybody does have a gift they don’t want up on Instagram, let us know so we don’t post please!
A bit of bad luck.
Animal welfare is something we take seriously. This little spring born goat kid I found under the bale feeder yesterday with a broken leg. I have splinted the leg and will see how things are healing daily. Accidents happen with many goats crowding the feeder but we are working to get another feeder set up to reduce crowding.
To most, this is just a sweet farmyard picture. But really it's survival of the fittest, a calm amongst the storm. Elliot is sitting like a dog so the actual dog will stop chasing after his tail. Ruthie is not guarding but rather waiting for Elliot to get up so she can chase after his tail, but always making sure she's at a safe distance from Russell the goose. Russell is screaming at everyone to get off his lawn. The goats are hiding in the back corner away from everyone, because out of sight, out of mind.
Lagar foderhäcken ifrån kellfri med grimskaft avsett för ardenner så nu ska den hålla 😊 Och eftersom jag fått lite halländsk kritik att det är för mycket jersey-bilder så blev det svartvita idag och det fina vädret kommer ju också ifrån Halland så det ska väl passa halländska smaklökar 🤔🙃@anna__carlsson#cowsofinstagram#holsteinheifers#farm365
The life of a cow farmer 👩🌾.
If this isn’t some freak accident then I don’t know what is. It’s been a tough week this week and on my morning feed yesterday morning I was greeted with this poor little heifer stuck in the cow trough... how on earth ? I actually can not figure this out. We had to saw the bar off then my old man gently tilted the trough with the tractor 🚜. ( the trough alone weights a tonne, yet alone the calf in it ) as she carefully slid out. She was cold and clearly in shock. I have never dealt with anything like this before and because my mind isn’t in a clear state after having my doggy pts the day before, we called the vet out to check her over. Touch wood, she had no nerve damage, no broken 🦴 bones and escaped with just a few cuts. She was very cold so I tackled the tack room to dig out one of the pony rugs, she warmed up nicely with some warm milk and some warm water with glucose. Today she was back on her feet, sucking from momma and the rug came off 🐮 .
🍻 here to a good weekend 🐮🐮🐮
"The crop averaged 10t/ha of good quality grain. That’s the best & most consistent result across the farm for any one variety we ever grown.” We catch up with Ken Goodger on the highest yielding G4 hard winter wheat.