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BIG CAPACITY AND UNIFORM SPREADING
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From Our Side Of The Fence Tell us about your farm invention.
Charlie Sachs, pictured with his dad, Chuck Sachs Eyota, Minn. Olmsted County 175 cows Tell us about your invention. It is a calf mover for the skidloader. We can also leave calves in the boxes for a few days with a heat lamp over them during the winter and move them when needed. We’ve been using them for about 10 years. They work really well. What did you use prior to your invention and what was the dilemma that provoked your discovery? We would carry them or use the skidloader bucket, which meant there was a chance they could jump out.
This makes it a lot easier for the calf and the people. You can pick the calf up and go. Tell about the process and materials you used to make it. How much time did it take to make? There’s not much to it: a pallet for the bottom, wood for gaps on the bottom of the pallet to make it at and ply wood for the sides. You hammer them together and you have a simple calf mover. The front plywood side slides in and out of grooves so it can be removed and get the calf in and out. It took maybe a half hour. We have made a total of about six calf movers. Most of them are made from scrap wood around the farm. Did you encounter any challenges while making it? How did you overcome it? There’s not much to it. They are not too difcult to make and there aren’t any challenges. Do you have any other ideas you’re currently working on? One of our employees made a towel basket holder for the parlor using a two-inch pipeline. It’s sturdy because it’s stainless steel. Tell us about your farm. I farm with my wife, Carrie. We have three kids: Jay (15), CJ (13) and Anna Marie (12). My dad, Chuck, works for us around the farm. In addition to our cows, we own 320 acres and rent 40. We have a double-6 parlor with a freestall barn.
Bruce Telleen Monticello, Iowa Jones County 180 cows Tell us about your invention. A device called the “Sand Trap” is used to help keep sand in the free stalls. The original Sand Trap was built out of tire treads cut into strips about 3.5 inches wide and 45 inches long. They were fastened with stainless steel cable. When completed the Sand Trap looked like a venetian blind that was 57 inches long and 45 inches wide. The Sand Trap was put in the stall about two inches below the curb height. The Sand Trap cut sand usage by 50-70 percent What did you use prior to your invention and what was the dilemma that provoked your discovery? I started using sand for bedding in free stalls back in 1975. At that time, I was farming next to a sand pit, so sand was readily available and inexpensive. After I moved away from the sand pit, I continued to use sand even though it wasn’t as cost effective. Also, the cows seemed to be wasting a considerable amount of the sand. I started thinking about putting something in the bottom of the free stalls to prevent the cows form pawing the sand out. Tell about the process and materials you used to make it. How much time did it take to make? I had stopped at a tire recycler to see about getting an earth mover tire to build a tire scraper. While I was
there, I saw a bunch of rubber strips cut from tire treads. I got to wondering if I could nd a way to fasten them together and put them in the free stalls to keep the cows from kicking the sand out. Eventually, I got to the point of assembling the Sand Traps using stainless steel cable, plastic spacers, and the tire tread strips. Did you encounter any challenges while making it? How did you overcome it? I applied for a patent and eventually received one. I began to manufacture and sell the Sand Traps. After about two years into the process, a serious problem surfaced. Some of the Sand Traps were coming apart in the stalls. Fortunately, it was only a small percentage of what had been sold. I immediately found the problem and corrected it. I continued to build them and did everything I could to replace, repair or x the problems caused by the failed units. After about eight years of dealing with every tire recycler within a 500 mile radius, I decided it was time to make a major design change in the Sand Trap. I found a way to have the tire treads replaced by a manufactured panel. The new Sand Trap II is made from foam injected polypropylene and held together with stainless steel threaded rods and nuts. The second generation of Sand Traps has the original design with improved features of less weight and more uni-
formity, making handling and shipping much easier. Some of the original tire tread models have been in our free stalls for over 16 years. Do you have any other ideas you’re currently working on? A couple of years ago I built a contraption to store big square bales in a 10-foot silage bag. It is very simple. The silage bag ts on the machine and the square bales can be stacked three high inside of it. The machine is advanced forward to make room for three more bales. A 10- by 250-foot silage bag will hold bout 250 3- by 3- by 8-foot bales. Next, I modied the original bagger to allow big round bales to be stored in a bag. The rst bale is put into the bag on end like a barrel and the second bale is set on top. A 10by 250-foot silage bag will hold about 90 big round bales. These “bale baggers” are very simple with no moving parts. Tell us about your farm. My wife, Jani and I bought our farm in 1983. We are fortunate to have several hard-working and dedicated employees. Mike Nietert, his wife, Brandy, and four boys have been with us nearly 10 years. Our son, Klark, and his wife, Brittney, began farming with us full time two years ago after graduating from ISU. Eliseo and his wife, Veronica, and their three children started about one year ago and help us with the three-times-a-day milking. We have about 180 cows milking, feed about 200 steers and farm about 600 acres. We also have a custom forage harvesting business that includes a chopper, two silage baggers, a big square baler and a round baler.
We had been milking 50 cows in a 10-stall stanchion barn. We wanted to eliminate all that bending and save on our knees. Tell about the process and materials you used to make it. How much time did it take to make? After a long planning process, we began by breaking out the old concrete. We then dug out the parlor pit with a small skid loader we borrowed from my brother. We built the parlor ourselves and did much of our own concrete work, but we consulted with our dairy equipment company throughout the entire project. It took us about four weeks from start to nish. Did you encounter any challenges while making it? How did you overcome it? The biggest challenge was milking our cows while we built the new parlor. My brother had just quit milking, so we were able to milk them over at his place. We were calving seasonally at the time, so our main goal was to get the new parlor built before the bulk of our cows started calving on the rst of September. We worked on it during the entire month of August and had one side ready
to go in time. We then milked on one side while we worked to get the other side going. Do you have any other ideas you’re currently working on? We have a machine shed that was put up in the 1970s that we would like to move. We’ve added to our facilities over the years and the shed is now too close to the yard and blocks truck trafc. We would like to simply pick up the shed, turn it a quarter turn and put it back down. It might not get done this year, but we’re thinking about how we would do it. Tell us about your farm. We dairy farm with our son, Steve. We raise all of our own replacement heifers and sell the bull calves when they are two days old. I grew up on a dairy farm located two miles away and started dairying on my own when I got home from Vietnam in 1969. We now have 14 grandchildren, seven girls and seven boys. Steve has six children that range in age from 6 months to 12 years old, and they are starting to help out around the farm. Shirley fed calves and did a lot of other things on the farm when we were younger, but now her main job is to be Grandma!
Doward and Shirley Dykstra Bigelow, Minn. Nobles County 200 cows Tell us about your invention. My son, Steve, and I designed and built our own milking parlor. We started out with a double-4 parlor and expanded it over the years to a double-6 and then to a double-10. What did you use prior to your invention and what was the dilemma that provoked your discovery?
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“... able to consistently ship more of our milk, and higher quality milk.” — Jeremy Kinslow
KINSLOW DAIRY — THE KINSLOW FAMILY Don, Gail, & Jeremy Kinslow; Adam & Lindsie Logston Smithsgrove, Kentucky Milking 650 cows — RHA: 22,500 (3X) — SCC: 170,000 Jeremy Kinslow at the 2009 World Dairy Expo with TJ Pollema Advent Sheena Red he owns with Steve Martin. Sheena was then EX 90 as a senior three-year-old. At right is Sheena as an EX-91 mature cow. Her daughter, TJ-Pollema Redliner Shania-Red, is EX-91 as a three-year-old. Shania is 2011 All-Minnesota senior three for Starlight Acres, and Grand Champion, Best Uddered and Best Bred and Owned at the 2011 National Red & White Convention Show.
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Call us for more information! Centre Dairy Equipment Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-5762 • 800-342-2697 Eastern Iowa Dairy Systems Epworth, IA • 563-876-3087 Hobert Sales Inc. Cokato, MN 320-286-6284 • 800-820-6455 (milk)
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