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Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: NE Wildlife] #6594214
08/13/19 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by NE Wildlife
Pardon my ignorance, what is green snap?
Lol I would be Haappy if our record humidity
Was 76% good luck in the storm I hope it dissipated for You.


It is when storms break corn stalks... the green stalks SNAP


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Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Pawnee] #6594215
08/13/19 10:33 PM
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Ill see you there. Yes, it is a fun sale, and a great place to learn alot and get your hands greasy. I plan on bringing my biggest pile yet..........bills to pay and all.


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Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Pawnee] #6594223
08/13/19 10:39 PM
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I am no farmer by any means with the little 40 acres my wife and I own.
I do however have the opportunity with my profession to travel on many farms and work with many
big time farms.
Of course here in Wisconsin that usually means dairy but we work with swine and poultry producers also.
I am sorry to say but the day of the little guy with 20 cows is a thing of the past here. Wisconsin may be still be
America's Dairyland but it is supplied with folks that have anywhere on the low end of 250 milking cows to the high end of
yep, that's right of 20,000 milking cows.
We do more work now to design waste treatment, feed run off, etc. than you can believe.
Last year we were short handed and I had to put my civil engineers hat back on and do testing for concrete
and quality control for a 600 million gallon concrete lined manure lagoon. It was mid November in Wisconsin
which is not normally conducive for proper curing. With a couple concrete pumps they were pouring 400 CY per day.

Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: NE Wildlife] #6594229
08/13/19 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by NE Wildlife
Pardon my ignorance, what is green snap?
Lol I would be Haappy if our record humidity
Was 76% good luck in the storm I hope it dissipated for You.


Green snap usually happens before the corn tassels. It occurs when corn is growing faster than normal due to environmental conditions. Also when chemicals like Dicamba are used that make the corn brittle. Regions like Kansas are most prone because of our high winds. Newer varieties seem to be affected more than older ones. 10 years ago we didnít even think about it


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Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Pawnee] #6594233
08/13/19 10:52 PM
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Oh yeah zim, when we were buying Holstein steers they came from a Texas calf yard that took calves from at least 4, 20000 head dairies. Not sure Iíd you work in Dane county but Stacey Barr was our buyer. I was also worried your last sentence was scrambled and I thought you were having a stroke, but then things changed to the right spelling so I take it your ok. smile

Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Pawnee] #6594238
08/13/19 10:57 PM
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My goodness, that storm approaching shot is tremendous, Pawnee ! Trying to imagine it in living colour, actually standing there ...you all work so hard, and endure so much .

You deserve all the best in your success through these turbulent times.

Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Pawnee] #6594239
08/13/19 10:58 PM
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On the bright side, farming makes trapping during downward spiraling prices seem like a worthwhile endeavor.

Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Pawnee] #6594299
08/14/19 12:26 AM
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Knew a young logger in the UP worked his tail off every day he always said if his dad was a farmer he would of run away from home! LOL


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Bob_Iowa] #6594387
08/14/19 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob_Iowa
Looks like good silage except for not having many bushels in it. NE wildlife green snap is when the corn plant breaks at the node, if it breaks in between it falls under wind damage which we do carry, insurance will probably break me but I know I would be broke if I didnít carry it.

Thanks for the explanation, sorry to hear about the rough growing season.

Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Pawnee] #6594773
08/14/19 07:20 PM
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How did you come out Pawnee?

Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Bob_Iowa] #6594867
08/14/19 08:47 PM
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Pawnee, how are the nitrogen levels in that low yielding drought stressed corn? When we have had issues such as that here our N levels many times were high and we had to blend the crop in with better forage or feed more grain and energy to utilized more of the N. We had a wet spring, very wet and cool along the lake, much of our silage corn was planted mid to late June instead of early May. We then got about 3 weeks of dry weather, but have had about 5 inches of timely rains over the last 2-3 weeks and we will make a so-so crop of nearly normal silage. Don't know yields as of yet as there is a long way to go and will need a normal August and a tad warmer September to get the grain portion to mature enough. That means we need some timely rains for another month, but for us this time of year is typically good about getting rain.
Our alfalfa yields are far below the norm. Some of the cover crop plantings won't be harvest ready until October for sure.

Bryce

Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Pawnee] #6594870
08/14/19 08:49 PM
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The cornfields that I drive by look half decent so far- a bit on the dry side.

Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Bob_Iowa] #6594916
08/14/19 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob_Iowa
How did you come out Pawnee?


Kinda rough Bob. Silage corn was tall and really got hammered. Grain corn probably lost 10 bushel. Iíll be cross eyed trying to find rows on the chopper


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Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Pawnee] #6594918
08/14/19 09:25 PM
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Corn field that got hit a month ago. 50-60 green snap then. Itís junk now!!

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Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Sharon] #6594924
08/14/19 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Sharon
My goodness, that storm approaching shot is tremendous, Pawnee ! Trying to imagine it in living colour, actually standing there ...you all work so hard, and endure so much .

You deserve all the best in your success through these turbulent times.


Thanks Sharon. Us farmers love to complain:) if I was a banker Iíd be complaining about low interest rates. Lol

Last edited by Pawnee; 08/14/19 09:30 PM.

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Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: bblwi] #6594928
08/14/19 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by bblwi
Pawnee, how are the nitrogen levels in that low yielding drought stressed corn? When we have had issues such as that here our N levels many times were high and we had to blend the crop in with better forage or feed more grain and energy to utilized more of the N. We had a wet spring, very wet and cool along the lake, much of our silage corn was planted mid to late June instead of early May. We then got about 3 weeks of dry weather, but have had about 5 inches of timely rains over the last 2-3 weeks and we will make a so-so crop of nearly normal silage. Don't know yields as of yet as there is a long way to go and will need a normal August and a tad warmer September to get the grain portion to mature enough. That means we need some timely rains for another month, but for us this time of year is typically good about getting rain.
Our alfalfa yields are far below the norm. Some of the cover crop plantings won't be harvest ready until October for sure.

Bryce


N levels will be elevated, but once it insiles they are usually cut in half, and we mix it in with old crop silage. It wonít have the energy levels of good corn, but the protein will be equal to alfalfa since it was so stressed. Iíve heard you guys have a long way to go. I hope we donít have a early freeze. Iím Long on corn as far as the markets go


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Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: 52Carl] #6594935
08/14/19 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 52Carl
On the bright side, farming makes trapping during downward spiraling prices seem like a worthwhile endeavor.


Preach on brother


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Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Pawnee] #6595010
08/14/19 10:52 PM
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I know a lot of folks on this site don't believe in global warming but I think it is going on but not here to argue the point just my thoughts

Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Pawnee] #6595017
08/14/19 10:55 PM
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Do have a rowless head for the chopper? The guy we used to hire to do our silage had a rowed head and always said he couldnít do downed corn because of the head.

Re: This is gonna hurt [Re: Pawnee] #6595026
08/14/19 11:06 PM
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Wow Brad, that's terrible. Part of the business I guess, farming in the Heartland. Trade-offs, I suppose. The prairie is the most beautiful place in America in my opinion, so I guess the trade off for that is the storms and weather.


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