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It’s all inside... Molitors welcome second set of triplet heifer calves in 10.5 years

Pennsylvania farmers face familiar challenges

Pages 2, 4 Third Section

Pages 36 - 37

A day in the life of the Otte Family Pages 12 - 13 Second Section

Ryans install parlor to prepare for the next generation

Wisconsin cheese curds part of Rose Bowl parade Page 35

Pages 8, 10 Third Section

Nelsons recognized as McLeod County Farm Family of the Year

Top notch workforce main factor in Brown’s herd performance Pages 18, 20

Rockland dairy family builds pole shed on their farm for a gymnastics practice area

Pages 19 - 21 Second Section

Pages 6 - 7 Third Section

Fire claims 19 cows and 140-year-old barn

Westhoffs overcome challenges to farm

Pages 12, 24

Pages 1, 8

Watkins Winthrop Fertilizer blender to CEO

Sleepy Eye

Page 25

Randolph Goodhue

Winona

SECOND SECTION Pages 4 - 7 Top ten stories of 2012

Rockland

Pages 10 - 11

Guttenberg

Contents

FIRST SECTION Pages 1, 5 No new Farm Bill Pages 1, 9 Cow numbers even, production up, despite decline in farms in MN Page 16 From Our Side of the Fence Pages 22 - 23 Mailbox prices up again in all reporting areas Page 26 FSA News & Notes Page 28 What is the big deal with Phosphorus? Page 29 When to assist with calving Page 35 Boylen Over

Farm Bureau award a reection of family’s teamwork

Ellsworth

Holy Cross Brooklyn Page 8 The “Mielke” Market Weekly Page 9 Dairy Markets Page 10 Iowa Hay Auction Results Page 18 Mid-American Hay Auction Results Page 26 Dairy Recipes THIRD SECTION Page 4 Record prot reported at First District Page 5 Check stored grain Pages 10 - 11 Some Udder Stuff Pages 12 - 14 Dairy Calendar Pages 15 - 18 Classieds

Milking in a parlor for less than $9,000

Columnists Ag Insider Page 6

The Next Generation Page 33

Contact us for New and Innovative Lighting Designs for All of Your Dairy Facility Needs.

20903 W. Gale Avenue Galesville, WI 54630 Tel: 608.582.3081 www.norbco.com

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High Intensity Fluorescent (HIF) Vapor Tight Fixtures

Call Us For All Of Your Barn Equipment Needs!

Pages 38, 39

Veterinary Wisdom Page 34

Getting Kerry’d Away Page 27

Just Thinking Out Loud Page 32

Ramblings from the Ridge Page 30

AltusTM Series LED Luminaire for high bay, low bay, and for all areas of your dairy.

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BUILT AROUND YOU

USED EQUIPMENT SAUK CENTRE LOCATION

The New Holland product development team worked with over 1,000 valued New Holland and competitive skid steer customers for three years to develop final concepts for the 200 Series.

The 200 Series is BUILT AROUND YOU and backed by a strong New Holland dealer network that you can count on!

The product development team then used virtual reality technology and New Holland’s Arizona proving grounds to test these concepts with prototype units and customer groups. New Holland listened and designed a loader that met the challenges, answered the requests and fulfilled every wish list. It’s the skid steer loader you would want on the job – one that’s durable, reliable and productive. New Holland proudly manufactures the 200 Series skid steers and compact track loaders.

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for 60 months OR

CASH DISCOUNTS OAC

TRACTORS NEW! NH T8.360,

front susp., front duals, auto guidance

NEW! NH T9.560

NEW! NH TC35, FWA, Hydro, LoaderIn Stock NEW! NH TC50, FWA, Shuttle F/R Trans, Loader- In Stock NH T6020 Elite, super steer, 2000 hrs., sharp ...........................Coming In NH T8040, 305 HP, 1875 hrs., front susp., front duals, front/rear weights, all new rubber, auto guidance........ $164,500 CAT MT765B, EZ Guide 500 guidance, HID lights, frt. weights, 30” tracks ...................................... $134,900

SKID LOADERS

ROCK-SOLID STABILITY

NH LS170, 1750#, cab/heat, new tires, new bucket ......................$16,500 New L230, 3000# lift, cab/heat/ac, 2 spd. ............................................... In Stock 3) New L220, 2000# lift, cab, heat, AC, 12.00 tires ................................ In Stock

New Holland introduced the long wheelbase concept to skid steers loaders, and now goes longer with the 200 Series. When combined with a low center of gravity and the correct front-to-rear weight distribution, the result is a smooth and stable ride.

UNMATCHED DUMP HEIGHT AND REACH

IN STOCK

IRRIGATION Deutz F6L912 engine on cart, clutch, runs good...........................................$3,500

AUGERS WE SELL WESTFIELD AUGERS!

Westfield MK 12x111 w/”flex” hopper option, like new, consgined .............. $28,500

L Wh onge eel r bas e

TILLAGE New - Salford 7206, 6 bottom, on-land, coulters ............................................In Stock New - Salford 9811 19’ HD disc ripper ........................................In Stock JD 3710, 8 btm., nice ........................ $24,500 JD 2410, 27’ chisel plow ................... $32,500 JD 512 9 shank disc ripper ............... $27,500

HAY NH 1411, 1000 RPM, std. hitch ...........$9,500 NH 1411, 1000 RPM, std. hitch, nice .$13,500 NH BR780, 5x6, 1000 RPM, net wrap, no stalks, nice ..................................$16,500 NH 1475, 14’ HS head, low acres, shedded ...........................................$17,900 NH BR740A, 4x5, wide pickup, twine/net, nice ..................................$19,500 NH 1431 13’ discbine, drawbar swivel hitch ......................................$22,900 NH BR7070, roto cut, 4x6 bale, roller wind guard, rubber teeth, clean ........$28,500 NH 590 3x3, preser., consigned .........$34,500 NH 565 small square baler, 72 belt thrower, NICE, low bales, consigned..............$10,900 Bush Hog HM2408, 7’ 10” 3 pt. disc mower.........................................$5,500 Massey Ferguson 124 small sq. baler, above avg............................$2,500 Sitrex RP2, 3 pt., 2 wheel windrow turner ........................................$450 Pro Quality hay basket, 105 bales ........$2,650

FORAGE New NH FR9050................................. In Stock

MODERN FARM EQUIPMENT

320-352-6543 • Sauk Centre, MN

The patented New Holland Super Boom® vertical lift linkage offers more height and reach which allows operators to load material into the center of the of high-sided truck boxes or hoppers.

USED EQUIPMENT - PIERZ LOCATION

SUPERIOR OPERATOR COMFORT

Operators who are comfortable can work longer hours with less fatigue. The widest skid steer cab in the industry provides more head room and shoulder room for any size operator. Ergonomically designed joysticks put all controls right at your fingertips. More than twice the visibility as before in the critical zones based on visibility testing.

EASY SERVICING

By simply opening the engine compartment rear door, you can easily identify service points like the engine oil fill and dipstick, the air filter, oil cooler, radiator, coolant over flow, fuel filter, and oil filter. Battery maintenance is simple, too.

©2012 CNH America LLC. All rights reserved. New Holland is a trademark of CNH America LLC.

MODERN FARM EQUIPMENT www.modernfarmequipment.com

SAUK CENTRE, MN

320-352-6543 • Hwy. 71 South Store Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5, Saturday Seasonal

BALERS

SKID LOADERS

NH BR7090, net, twine, XS, 5x6 ..... $24,800 NH BR 7080, net, twine, 5x5 .......... $24,500 NH BR 780A, auto wrap, XS, 5x6 ... $18,500 NH BR780A, net, twine, 5x6 ........... $19,500 NH BR7070, net, twine, XS, 4x6 ..... $24,800 NH 740A, roto-cut, xtra sweep, net wrap ............................................... Call NH 678, 5x5, auto wrap, crowder wheels ............................ $11,500 NH 654, net, twine, wide PU, 4x6 ... $11,500 NH 848, twine, hyd. wrap, SS............$3,800 NH BR780A, net, twine, XS ............ $22,700 NH BR780A, AW, ex. sweep PU, 5x6 $18,500 NH BR780, 5x6, auto. wrap, std. pickup ................................... $14,900 NH BR 740, 4x5, auto. wrap, wide pickup .................................. $14,000 NH 565 sq. baler, thrower..................$7,800 Vermeer 554XL, twine, accu., 4x5 .....$9,800 JD 535, wide pickup, bale eject .........$8,200

New L218, elect. controls ................In Stock NH L220, 2000#, cab/heat/AC, 2 spd. In Stock NH L230, 3000#, cab/heat/AC, air seat, 2 spd., boom ride control ..............In Stock NH L175, 2 spd., hi-flow, cab, ht. .... $18,900 NH L170, cab, ht., 1900 hrs. .......... $21,500 Bobcat S205, cab, ht./ac ................ $18,500

HAY TOOLS

PIERZ, MN

(formerly Morrison County Tractor & Equipment Inc.)

320-468-2161 Hwy. 27 West

FARM RAISED.

NH 1441 discbine, 15’, swivel .... $13,000 NH 1465, 9’, 2005 model, hyd. swing................................ $11,900 NH 1475 haybine, 14’, 2300 HDR $10,500 NH 499 haybine, 12’, swing ......... $6,800 NH 499 haybine, 12’, swing ......... $3,500 NH 492 haybine, 9’, stub guards, good condition ........................... $5,700 JD 820, 9’ sickle........................... $6,800 NH 1038 bale wagon, 105 bales... $7,900

TRACTORS NH 8670, FWA, SS, 145 HP ..................... Call NH TN65S, FWA, SS, cab, ldr. ..........$23,400 AC 7040, cab, ldr. .............................$13,500 New T6.160, cab, FWA NH T8.275, FWA, cab, suspension ....In Stock NH TC35DA, FWA, SS, hydro, cab, ldr., 35 HP .........................................$19,600 JD 2955, 2WD, open station, 18.4x38, 540/1000 pto, 2 remotes, clean .........$15,800

SPREADERS NH 195, 410 bu., upper beater, endgate.$12,600 NH 185, 287 bu., hyd. drive, endgate ..$7,900 New NH M2080, 353cu. ft. ................In Stock New NH Hydra Box 550V, vert. beater, 442 cu. ft. ........................................In Stock

TILLAGE New Salford 7206 plow, 6 bottom, on land, coulters .............................In Stock JD 215 tandem disc, 15’, 22” blades, dual wheels .......................................$5,500

MODERN FARM EQUIPMENT 320-468-2161 • Pierz, MN

EXPERIENCE SALFORD S-Tine & C-Shank Cultivators - Models from 12’ to 62’ Strength, durability and performance... Are standard features on Salford field cultivators. Hydraulic self leveling frames, and fine adjust single point depth control are standard features. Capped, all tubular steel frames add to the strength of the machine. Fewer hinge points greatly reduce wear on Salford cultivators lowering maintenance costs over the life of these durable machines.

8200 Tandem flex-trail plow

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Every Salford plow uses durable frames with 8”x8” main beams that are built to last. The industry leading under frame and fore-aft clearance means your Salford plow is almost impossible to plug, keeping you in the drivers seat to cover more acres per hour.

MODERN FARM EQUIPMENT

www.modernfarmequipment.com • Sauk Centre, MN - 320-352-6543 • Pierz, MN - 320-468-2161


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What Makes Penta The Best Mixing, Heaviest Mixer You Can Buy Penta 1120 H.D. Twin Screw

• 3/4” thick auger flighting • 5-year planetary warranty • Stainless steel conveyor • Super wide 20” flotation tires • 3/4” Floor (double 3/4” at planetary) • Wall thickness 3/8” • DIGI STAR 6 point weighing • Extra Heavy duty plate frame For customers who demand a machine that will endure the rigors • 2 speed gear box of long hours and extreme use • 16 hardened cutting knives

NEW! AUGER R SY S SYS SYSTEM

“The new Tornado Auger System produces an exceptionally consistent mix, from the first cow to the last.”

If you want the best mixer and you are on a budget but still want the best value mixer for your money then take a look at the Penta SD series.

Penta 5020 S.D.

Penta 4120 H.D.

• 3/4” thick auger flighting • 5-year planetary warranty • Stainless steel conveyor • Super wide 20” flotation tires • 3/4” floor (double 3/4” at planetary) • 3/8” wall thickness • DIGI STAR 4 point weighing • Heavy duty plate frame • 8 hardened cutting knives

• 1/4” wall • Planetary drive thickness • 12.5L x 15 tires 20 ply • Plate frame • Heavy 1/2” floor • DIGI STAR 3 point weighing, • 9 hardened with model EZ 2000 indicator cutting knives

BALE PROCESSOR

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Replacement Parts For Your Dairy Silo Unloader Augers

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J&D Pullmore & Super Hook Barn Cleaner Chain

Replacement Axles

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Bedding spreader spreads your shavings, sand and more in a matter of minutes!

Feed Carts

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Replacement Conveyor Chains

Replacement Barn Cleaner Drive Parts

• Holds more than a loader bucket • Scrapes cleaner • Less wear • Mountings to t your loader

BUNKER SHAVERS

Easy to operate - everything, including the movement of the knife system, is electronically controlled from the tractor seat via the machine’s built-in spool valve. The swivel chute, with 280° of rotation, is the ultimate bedding device in awkward areas. Cleaner Healthier Animals - a more absorbent bed, spread more evenly keeps animals cleaner. Big Straw Savings - Big Money Savings! - customers regularly report savings of 30% by shredding or spreading straw. Manpower Savings by not having to bed down manually are enormous. Safety is also improved by reducing the necessity to enter pens with large animals. Good Spreading Distance - from 40’-60’ to get long straw to the back of most sheds.

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Our service doesn’t end after the sale. We back our products with knowledgeable and friendly staff so that when you need parts and information, you have only one place to go. We stock a large selection of PTOs, bearings, belts, chains, and sprockets to keep your operation going. Call toll free 1-800-338-6455.

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“... the one that works!” — Jill Dunlavy

Jill Dunlavy, A.I. technician & milker with her own cattle at HORNLAND DAIRY, LOYAL, WISCONSIN 400 cows producing 85 lbs/cow/day (3x) SCC: 100,000

“We’ve been able to reduce the need for antibiotics and lower somatic cell counts. Udder Comfort is one aspect of our quality management that plays a role in that,” says A.I. technician Jill Dunlavy. She helps with the milking and keeps some of her own cows in the 400-cow milking herd at Hornland Dairy, Loyal, Wisconsin. “We’ve been using Udder Comfort™ Ever since it came out. We like to use it on fresh cows and heifers, and for quarters showing hardness, flakes or any sign of a problem. “We once tried a different product, but came right back to Udder Comfort because it is the one that works.

“We like Udder Comfort because we can use it without worrying about milk withhold. And, it is by far the best product to soften and soothe udders, which brings out edema and improves milk flow.”

Quality Udders Make Quality Milk

Keep the milk in the system 1.888.773.7153 1.613.652.9086 uddercomfort.com Call to locate a distributor near you. For external application to the udder only after milking, as an essential component of udder management. Always wash and dry teats thoroughly before milking.


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(5) = GLENWOOD 320-634-5151 888-799-1495 1710 N FRANKLIN GLENWOOD, MN 56334

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1 - JD 9870STS, RWA, 1300 sep hrs, ‘08.........$219,000 6 - JD 9870STS, RWA, 965 sep hrs, ‘08...........$229,000 5 - JD 9870STS, RWA, 1214 sep hrs, ‘09.........$249,000 5 - JD 9870STS, RWA, 673 sep hrs, ‘08...........$249,000 3 - JD 9870STS, RWA, 720 sep hrs, ‘09...........$260,000 1 - JD 9870STS, RWA, 449 sep hrs, ‘11...........$305,000 9 - JD 9870STS, RWA, 184 sep hrs, ‘11...........$319,000 6 - JD S660, 156 sep hrs, ‘12............................$290,000 5 - JD S660, RWA, 208 sep hrs, ‘12..................$298,000 9 - JD S660, RWA, 182 sep hrs, ‘12..................$305,000 6 - JD S660, RWA, 182 sep hrs, ‘12..................$310,000 8 - JD S670, 240 sep hrs, ‘12............................$315,000 6 - JD S670, RWA, 318 sep hrs, ‘12..................$329,000 8 - JD S670, RWA, 121 sep hrs, ‘12..................$339,000 6 - JD S670, RWA, 138 sep hrs, ‘12..................$339,000 1 - JD S680, 232 sep hrs, ‘12............................$336,000 2 - JD S680, 175 sep hrs, ‘12............................$365,000 6 - JD S680, 273 sep hrs, ‘12............................$370,000 2 - JD S680, 260 sep hrs, ‘12............................$370,000 3 - JD S690, RWA, 358 sep hrs, ‘12..................$379,000 PLANTERS 9 - JD 1750, 8R30, 3.0 bu, ‘06............................$34,500 3 - JD 1760, 12R30, 3.0 bu, rigid, ‘03.................$37,500 1 - JD 1760, 12R30, 3.0 bu, ‘05..........................$39,500 1 - JD 1760, 12R30, 3.0 bu, ‘02..........................$43,900 3 - JD 1760, 12R30, 3.0 bu, ‘03..........................$44,500 4 - JD 1760, 12R30, 3.0 bu, flex, ‘10...................$55,900 8 - JD 1760, 12R30, 3.0 bu, flex, ‘11...................$65,000 4 - JD 1770, 12R30, 3.0 bu, ‘06..........................$56,000 4 - JD 1780, 12R30, 3.0 bu, ‘97..........................$30,000 7 - Case 955, 16R22, ‘98.....................................$23,900 7 - JD 7000, 16R30, 1.6 bu, front fold, ‘80.........$13,900 6 - JD 1720, 16R30, 3.0 bu, VRD, ‘03.................$38,500 6 - JD 1720, 16R30, CCS, ‘12...........................$110,000 8 - JD 1780, 16R30, 1.6 bu, VRD, ‘97.................$42,000 3 - JD 1770NT, 16R30, 1.6 bu, ‘02......................$64,000 7 - JD 1770NT, 16R30, CCS, ‘04.........................$81,900 3 - JD 1770NT, 16R30, CCS, ‘09.........................$92,000 9 - JD 1770NT, 16R30, CCS, ‘11.......................$108,000 5 - JD 1770NT, 16R30, CCS, ‘12.......................$112,500 1 - JD 1770NT, 16R30, CCS, ‘12.......................$118,900 2 - JD 1770NT, 16R30, 1.6 bu, ‘12....................$119,000 1 - JD 1770NT, 16R30, CCS, ‘12.......................$123,900 9 - JD 1770NT, 16R30, CCS, ‘11.......................$125,000 5 - JD 1770NT, 16R30, CCS, ‘12.......................$126,000 8 - JD 1770NT, 16R30, CCS, ‘12.......................$126,000 9 - JD 1770NT, 16R30, CCS, ‘12.......................$127,000 7 - JD 1790, 16R32, CCS, ‘03..............................$79,900 5 - JD 1790, 24R20 CCS, ‘04...............................$82,000 5 - JD 1790, 24R20 CCS, ‘07............................$104,000 7 - KM 24/22, 24R22...........................................$41,900

6 - JD 1770NT, 24R30 CCS, ‘12........................$165,900 3 - JD 1770NT, 24R30 CCS, ‘12........................$169,900 5 - Kinze 2600, 16/31 split-row...........................$42,000 9 - JD 1780, 12/23 split-row, ‘96.........................$37,500 5 - JD 1790, 16/31 split-row, ‘09.......................$112,000 3 - JD DB60, 24R30 CCS, VRD, ‘09...................$169,000 1 - JD DB60, 24R30 CCS, VRD, ‘09...................$170,000 6 - JD DB60, 24R30 CCS, VRD, ‘11...................$215,000 7 - JD DB66, 36R22 CCS, VRD, ‘08...................$179,000 SKID STEERS 6 - NH LX565, 2300 hrs, ‘95................................$10,900 8 - Mustang 2054, 1460 hrs, ‘05.........................$17,500 4 - JD 6675, 743 hrs, ‘97.....................................$12,900 9 - JD 240, 100 hrs, ‘00.......................................$19,500 5 - JD 250, 8200 hrs, ‘00.....................................$10,500 2 - JD 250, 3154 hrs, ‘01.....................................$14,800 4 - JD 317, 2685 hrs, ‘05.....................................$16,900 5 - JD 317, 1700 hrs, ‘07.....................................$17,500 4 - JD 320, 905 hrs, ‘05.......................................$18,500 1 - JD 320, 1880 hrs, ‘05.....................................$19,000 6 - JD 325, 4356 hrs, ‘06.....................................$19,800 7 - JD 325, 2458 hrs, ‘09.....................................$21,900 6 - JD 325, 1206 hrs, ‘07.....................................$23,900 6 - JD 318D, 74 hrs, ‘12......................................$32,900 8 - JD 320D, 974 hrs, ‘11....................................$25,900 5 - JD 320D, 454 hrs, ‘10....................................$26,900 4 - JD 320D, 268 hrs, ‘12....................................$32,900 4 - JD 320D, 270 hrs, ‘12....................................$32,900 2 - JD 320D, 320 hrs, ‘11....................................$32,900 4 - JD 320D, 500 hrs, ‘12....................................$33,750 6 - JD 320D, 129 hrs, ‘12....................................$34,000 4 - JD 320D, 241 hrs, ‘12....................................$34,900 3 - JD 320D, 390 hrs, ‘11....................................$35,900 8 - JD 326D, 2850 hrs, ‘11..................................$27,900 6 - JD 326D, 250 hrs, ‘10....................................$33,500 7 - JD 326D, 563 hrs, ‘10....................................$33,900 2 - JD 326D, 221 hrs, ‘11....................................$38,500 4 - JD 326D, 40 hrs, ‘12......................................$40,900 9 - JD 326D, 152 hrs, ‘11....................................$41,500 1 - JD 328D, 515 hrs, ‘10....................................$35,900 1 - JD 328D, 1217 hrs, ‘11..................................$36,900 4 - JD 328D, 445 hrs, ‘12....................................$37,900 1 - JD 332D, 1157 hrs, ‘11..................................$39,750 8 - JD 332D, 247 hrs, ‘12....................................$44,500 4 - JD CT322, track loader, 885 hrs, ‘06..............$24,000 4 - JD 319D, track loader, 573 hrs, ‘11................$35,900 7 - JD 319D, track loader, 30 hrs, ‘11..................$41,500 6 - JD 323D, track loader, 225 hrs, ‘10................$44,900 4 - JD 323D, track loader, 79 hrs, ‘12..................$49,500

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Hoffmans close house to visitors

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For the second year in a row, I was ill on New Year’s Eve. Not that I would have partied until midnight, but it would be nice to go to this certain party. Both years, Steve’s Getting Kerry’d Away nephew, Scott, has hosted a New Year’s Eve card playing party, and I have yet to go. If things don’t turn around, people are going to quit believing I am actually sick and take my absence personally! I guess I can thank Russell for sharing the u with me. It dragged me down for three days. Being the kind, help- By Kerry Hoffman Columnist ful mother and wife that I am and because I nd I feel good if I share, I shared the u with Steve. Now Steve’s the one lying on the couch sleeping the days away. He rouses every so often to cough out his left lung, but then he returns to a hap-hazard sleep. I do feel bad for him. I know how miserable I felt when I was ill. “Am I going to live?” he moaned. “Yes dear, you will live,” I replied with a chuckle. “There was one point when I was sick when I felt like crying.” “I think I am at that point,” Steve whined. It really is a miserable illness. I am not surprised the Sleepy Eye Hospital closed its doors to visitors because of the u. We did not experience any rapid movement of any bodily uids, thankfully. Yep, it was a trueblue u. We were inundated with a mild fever, persistent headache, incessant coughing and body aches that made us walk like we had participated in the rst few days of a high school sports practice. Out of our warped sense of humor out here on the farm, I hung a “quarantined” sign on our front door. It warned any and all visitors of the unsavory guest in our house. We really didn’t need any company coming over to chit-chat. Don’t call me weird. It’s working. The only one to knock at the door was my father-in-law, and he never set foot in the house. Joey held him at bay on the front porch. Joey is the only one around here that hasn’t been affected by the u. He says it’s because he is in such top physical condition, which just makes me laugh so hard that I start coughing all over again. Which reminds me, and this is totally off subject, of what Joey said to Steve and I this morning. We were discussing retirement plans and where we want to live. After lipping off a bit, Joey added, “They should have a rule for senior citizens like they do for babies. You know where you can drop them off at a hospital and there will be no questions asked. That’s what I would do with you two!”

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He cares so much for us. So anyway, as we try to get healthy around here, Joey keeps reminding us it’s his awesome body and mind that keep him healthy. Joey is a bean pole, and he’s going to be the rst to go when the famine hits! Chubby people will rule when that time comes! Joey really has been a life saver though, and thankfully we all get sick when he’s home. He is the only one that has been lling in for all of us nauseating people. He quarantines himself in his bedroom. He was supposed to have most of this week off, but instead he has gotten up at ve every morning to ll in for us as we roll around and moan in bed – because we are sick.

It’s good to have older children to ll in; it makes you appreciate them even if they threaten to drop you off with only a small suitcase, in front of a hospital. I suppose eventually we will be feeling better. That’s probably when Joey will be feeling sick. For questions, or comments, e-mail me at kahoffman@newulmtel.net Kerry and her husband, Steve, along with their teenage sons, Joey and Russell, operate a 100-cow dairy farm south of New Ulm, Minn. In her spare time, she likes to read, read and read some more. They have three dogs, one gecko, one guinea pig and one house cat that is insane. The 11 barn cats are normal – except for Mitch. There’s something wrong with that cat.


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www.extension.umn.edu/dairy Hugh Chester-Jones (507) 835-3622 chest001@umn.edu Michael Donnelly (507) 332-6109 donne099@umn.edu Marcia Endres (612) 624-5391 miendres@umn.edu Brad Heins (320) 589-1711 hein0106@umn.edu Jose Hernandez (612) 625-4731 jahernan@umn.edu Kevin Janni (612) 625-3108 kjanni@umn.edu Laura Kieser (952) 466-5306 torb0022@umn.edu Noah Litherland (612) 624-6789 lithe003@umn.edu Jim Paulson (320) 234-0438 jcp@umn.edu Randy Pepin (320) 732-4435 pepin019@umn.edu Jeff Reneau (612) 624-9791 renea001@umn.edu Craig Roerick (320) 255-6169 roer0040@umn.edu Jim Salfer (320) 203-6093 salfe001@umn.edu Chuck Schwartau (507) 536-6301 cschwart@umn.edu

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A lot of discussion revolves around nitrogen, whether from commercial fertilizer or manure, and its tendencies to volatize into the atmosphere or leach into ground water. These are real nitrogen issues for our pocketbook and the environment. Since phosphorus tends not to do either one of these, what is the big deal; any excess phosphorus will just sit there in the ground and not go anywhere, right? We need phosphorus since it is a required nutrient for all plants and animals. In our lakes, rivers and streams phosphorus is naturally a limiting nutrient. When excess phosphorus enters these systems, certain organisms ourish. One easily observable organism that responds with rapid growth to excess phosphorus is By Randy Pepin green algae. Most people have witnessed Extension Educator an algae bloom. The water turns dark green rather the natural blue we expect. When in excess, these algae can become very thick. However, the greatest impact happens later when the algae and other aquatic plants growing in excess die, sink to the bottom of the water and begin to decay. This decaying process requires oxygen. When the available oxygen is used to support this abnormally large decomposition process, other plants and animals, including most desirable species of sh, are unable to survive in the oxygen deprived water. This impaired water can eventually become unt for drinking, recreation and aesthetics. The process of excess phosphorus entering a water system causing excess plant growth and eventually depriving the system of dissolved oxygen is called eutrophication. What are the sources of the phosphorus entering our natural waters? Industrial waste, municipal waste, impaired sewer systems, residential lawn runoff, and erosion from agriculture land and feedlots are all contributing factors. This is the part of the discussion where everybody blames the other sectors rather than accepting responsibility for the phosphorus source over which they have control. This is a typical human reaction because it requires us to spend money, change how we do things, or both. Realistically, attaining signicant reduction of eutrophication of our waters requires contribution by all the sectors mentioned above. With higher costs of commercial fertilizer, the recognition of the economic value of manure is rapidly increasing. One

of the challenges with manure is that we cannot customize its analysis; corn needs more nitrogen in relation to phosphorus than typical manure provides. So, when most manure is applied to meet the nitrogen needs of corn following corn, the applied phosphorus is usually in excess of needs. Frequent repetition of this practice in the same eld will cause the soil phosphorus level to increase. So back to our original question; if phosphorus is fairly stable in our soil, what’s the big deal? Most soil phosphorus is bound to soil particles; however, manure contains some soluble phosphorus that can dissolve in water and leave the eld with surface runoff water. We have both water runoff and soil erosion in almost all cropping systems. When this water runoff or soil erosion contains higher than normal levels of phosphorus, excess phosphorus can leave our elds, enter the environment and eventually move into our waters. Farmers perform many practices to minimize water runoff and soil erosion such as minimum tillage, contour tillage, strip tillage, crop rotation and buffer strips. Other variables include degree and length of slope, soil type, crop cover, animal species, manure form, and timing, amount and method of manure application. The proximity of the eld to swamps, creeks, ditches, tile inlets, streams and lakes can all affect how much phosphorus enters our waters. So what do we do? This can be a complicated answer depending on the farm situation. Knowing the analysis of our manure and soils is a start. Having and following a manure management plan, implementing good conservation practices and understanding how phosphorus works in our environment are all important. Grid sampling our elds to help us apply commercial fertilizer correctly is rapidly becoming an accepted practice. If we can justify grid sampling for commercial fertilizer, why can’t we use it for making decisions on where to distribute our manure? Livestock manure is a great asset; we must have the proper tools available to use it for greatest economic benet and simultaneously protect our environment. This winter, there will be a series of workshops around the state demonstrating the concept of using soil grid sampling to help in the distribution of manure. The workshops will also illustrate the different nutrient availabilities in manure and how to use manure for maximum economic benet. Contact your local University of Minnesota Extension Educator for the time and location of the workshop nearest your farm.

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DEPTH GUAGING #5181 ....................10,500.00 JD 1760 12R30, LIQ. FERT, SEED STAR ’10,#740202 ...64,900.00 JD 1750 6R30, LIQ. FERT., ’09 # 730112 ....................29,900.00 JD 7200 6R30, CAC, DF, C.A. # 10462........................16,900.00 JD 7200 6R30, DF, M ..................................................13,900.00 MISCELLANEOUS JD 300 HUSKER ............................................................3,900.00 JD 460 LOADER (4600) .................................................2,500.00 H&S 16, SKID STEER TRAILER (LIKE NEW) ...............3,750.00 ALLIED 595 LOADER, 4450 (LIKE NEW) ......................4,900.00 NEW 158 LOADER MTG. FRAMES (WAD) ...................1,000.00 JD 115 SHREDDER, CV, LIKE NEW (CONSIGN) .......13,500.00 FARM KING 8X41 AUGER, ELECT. 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A clean slate

Every year on New Year’s Day, Just Thinking Out Loud we stand on the edge of a bright future. We see the coming year lled with high hopes and expectations for a great year. The troubles and problems of the previous year are wiped away with the clinking of Champagne glasses as the old year counts down. We start the new year with old friends by our side as we forge ahead. Look out world, here we come again for another year! New Year’s Day feels like someone took an eraser to the chalkboard, and wiped away the bad marks of the By Natalie Schmitt previous year. Ok, with today’s techColumnist nology, it is more like someone took a nger and swiped it across their iPod to start with a clean slate. Regardless of above his head to keep her looking so the technology, the principle is still the good. Austin quickly replied his arms same. You can’t help but to start off the didn’t hurt because she was holding her new year with a bright outlook. head up by herself. He then dropped the Our new year is starting off in the showstrap from his hands, and her head right direction after a rough December. stayed perfectly still. Needless to say, The fall bull run continued into the rst he won the class. month of winter. We had two heifers Austin and Formal have grown up and 10 bull calves born. Four of the together. He now towers over her as bulls were ET calves, and the heifers she slowly walks to the barn for milkcame at the beginning of the month. We ing. She chipped off a hip bone at the almost dreaded lifting up a leg to see end of her last lactation, and is no lonwhich tags we needed to identify the ger comfortable in a stall. We’ve made calf. We use different colored tags for her a switch cow for now. Her days are bulls and heifers, and we were getting numbered, but she leaves behind a legtired of seeing yellow tags in the calves’ acy for the future and memories of the ears. past. Austin hasn’t named the calf yet, We generally don’t freshen heif- but my suggestions are Formality or Fiers between January and February. y The only animals calving now are cows that were long in produc- O Our new year iis starting i off ff tion and needed to get bred, regardless of due dates. Winter in the right direction after a heifer calves are like extending rough December. the joy of opening unexpected Christmas gifts for a couple l U ll we name the h last l heifer h if Usually, extra months, especially from old cows nale. where we’re trying to get just one last calf after the dam, but I think there will only be one Formal for Austin. heifer calf. I’ve never read the book “The PowWe had our rst calf of the new year on Jan. 3 from Austin’s favorite er of Positive Thinking” by Dr. Norman show calf. For once, it nally worked Vincent Peale, but I’ve always tried to out as planned. Formal’s last calf is a look at the positive in every situation. heifer! A new streak begins a new year! An editorial he wrote for a “Guidepost” The great news is bittersweet. For- magazine’s New Year’s edition has bemal was Austin’s rst show animal that come my phrase for the coming year. lit a spark in him. She is his rst love. He wrote, “Change your thinking and Austin has a picture of them standing you can change your life.” If you’re alin perfect form at the end of the show- ways looking for the bad, you will wear ring. A giant speckled Shottle yearling yourself down. If you nd the good in standing head high over this bi-speck- everything, there is always hope. The led little boy dressed in white. Austin next heifer run always starts with one could walk underneath her chin without heifer regardless of the number of bulls. Natalie, Mark and his brother, Al, ducking. She was his pride and joy. He was only in fourth grade when Schmitt farm together near Rice, Minn. he showed Formal at the Benton County They milk 100 registered Holsteins under Fair. He worked with her so much over the RALMA prex. Their four children are the summer that she would do anything great help around the farm and are pushing for him. During the showmanship class, Natalie out of several jobs. Therefore she is the judge commented on how tired Aus- thankful to have something else to do. For tin’s arms must be having to hold them questions or comments please email Natalie at mnschmitt@jetup.net.

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Sweet Pea Big blue eyes. Dark hair with a cute little cowlick over her right eye. Nine pounds ve ounces of lovable, snuggleable sweetness. Our best Christmas present this year didn’t come wrapped in pretty paper and bows; she came swaddled in a blanket. We named our new baby girl Daphne Helen, but she already goes by Sweet Pea. For some reason, each of our children has picked up a nickname before they left the hospital. Dan Henry was nicknamed Hank by my uncle, to avoid confusing him with my dad, who’s name is Danny. Monika Jean is still known as Tootsie, although I don’t remember how she got that nickname. I found myself calling Daphne by Monika’s nickname in the hospital, so I substituted Sweet Pea instead. I don’t know if Sweet Pea will stick as Daphne’s nickname, but I knew we couldn’t have another Tootsie – that would be way too confusing. And there’s already enough confusion. Because our rst born is a boy, a lot of our baby gear, including our carseat cover, is blue. Because we didn’t know if Dan was going to be a girl or a boy, most of our newborn clothes are green and yellow. So, unless I put a pink hat on Daphne, I get questions like the one from Dan’s classmate when I brought Daphne in for Dan to show-and-tell: “Is your baby a girl or a boy?” We didn’t know if Daphne was going to be a girl or a boy before her arrival, either. Dan wanted our baby to be a boy. Monika wanted our baby to be a girl, but when the ultrasound technician asked Monika what gender she wanted at our 20-week scan, Monika told her she wanted our baby to be a boy. From then on, Monika wanted a boy. Glen hypothesized Monika wanted our baby to be a boy so that Daddy’s little princess wouldn’t have to share her daddy with another little girl. I gured Monika was simply mirroring her brother’s vote. A week before Daphne was born, though, Dan told me, “It doesn’t matter if the baby is a boy or a girl.” I thought that was pretty mature of Dan. I was relieved, too, because I was afraid Dan would be disappointed if the baby was a girl. When Dan and Monika met Daphne for the rst time, both of them instantly forgot that they wanted our baby to be a boy. “I wanted your baby to be a girl,” Monika said excitedly after seeing Daphne. And it’s clear that Dan and Monika love their little sister dearly. They tell her so all the time and frequently lavish her with kisses and hugs.

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By Sadie Frericks Columnist/Writer So, now Glen has two little princesses, and he’ll have to gure out how one dad can be wrapped around two little ngers. Glen came in from the barn a week after Daphne’s birth and said with a big smile, “I realized in the barn tonight that we just doubled our odds of one day having a dairy princess.” We also just doubled our chances for little girl troubles. For now, though, it’s hard to imagine Daphne being fussy about which pajamas she wears or wanting to put her shoes on by herself. For now, Daphne is a mellow, content little girl. Every time I say that, I think I should knock on wood because I know little people’s personalities can change like the weather. During the rst couple days, I thought Daphne acted a lot like Dan did when he was a newborn, which made me think she might have a personality like Dan’s. Now that she’s mellowed out, I’m back to wondering. We’re also always trying to gure out who Daphne looks like. Some people think she looks like Dan, some like Monika. Some say she’s got Glen’s eyes, but my nose. Regardless of who they think Daphne looks like, everyone always asks where her dark hair comes from. That comes from us. Both Dan and Monika were born with dark hair, which fell out and was replaced with the bright blond they have now. I’m guessing the same thing will happen with Daphne’s hair. While it’s fun to wonder about who Daphne looks or acts like, all we really want is for Daphne to grow up to look like Daphne, have Daphne’s personality and for her to continue to be happy and healthy. It would be nice, too, if she would continue to get along with her brother and sister. Sadie and her husband, Glen, milk 70 cows near Melrose, Minn. They have three children – Dan, 5, Monika, 3 and Daphne, infant. Sadie also writes a blog for the Dairy Star at http://dairystar. blogspot.com. She can be reached at gsfrericks@meltel.net.

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