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From Our Side Of The Fence How are you battling the heat?
Alex Hanten Maurice, Iowa Sioux County 1,200 cows What type of facility and ventilation do you have on your farm? For the milking herd, we have freestall barns that are outtted with curtains, fans and misters. We house the heifers in open front barns. What methods did you use to get your animals through the recent heat? We ran the misters more. They are set on a thermostat, so the hotter it is the longer they stay on. We also ran the fans in our heifer barns. What kind of impact did the heat have on your animals and farm? Milk production will be down and feed intake is going to be down. We planted a eld of rye last fall and chopped it off this spring, then replanted it to silage corn. If it stays this hot and dry the silage corn probably won’t turn out so good. How does this heat wave compare to others in your farming career? It was pretty early for the extreme heat to start. It also seems a lot drier than anything I’ve seen before and it looks like it’s going to last a lot longer. How did you and your family stay cool? We stay inside by the air conditioner or go to the lake. Tell us about your farm. I am the herdsman at Stoutjesdyk Dairy and have been working for Jim Stoutjesdyk for three years. I was born on a dairy farm near Viborg, S.D., and started clipping show cattle when I was in high school. In addition to his 1,200-head commercial herd, Jim has a separate facility where he houses about 80 elite registered Holsteins. We held an auction on May 4 to sell some of our registered herd and averaged $3,485 for 100 head. A tornado came through the area that afternoon and everybody who attended our sale wound up taking shelter in the basement of our farmhouse.
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Dan and Sarah Roerick Burtrum, Minn. Morrison County 90 cows What type of facility and ventilation do you have on your farm? We house our milk cows in a 66-cow tiestall barn and also have a bedded pack area for our switch cows. We have four 48-inch Schaefer fans in the front wall and six large fans pushing air from the open ended part of the barn. Our dry cows and bred heifers are housed outside in open lots and pasture. Weaned calves up to 12 months are housed in an open fronted heifer shed with six bays. Babies are in poly square huts with pens in the front. What methods did you use to get your animals through the recent heat? We added Hydration pellets to the milk cow TMR ration and cleaned mangers before each feeding. Calves, heifers and dry cows received extra water when possible. We also added another fan for the switch cows. What kind of impact did the heat have on your animals and farm? This was a tough one. We had our three oldest cows calve this week and we were able to pull them all through this, but it is hard to watch them and the rest of the herd being so miserable. Our herd lost close to 500 pounds of milk per day this past week. They just didn't eat. How does this heat wave compare to others in your farming career? I don’t think it was as bad as last summer, in late July. At that time, we lost 1,500 pounds of milk from one pick-up to the next. It was miserable. How did you and your family stay cool? We spent “free” time in the air conditioning or went to the lake right after chores. Tell us about your farm. My wife, Sarah, and I have four kids: Jordan (21), Jacob (7), Eli (5) and Aubree (2). We raise mainly corn and alfalfa on 210 owned acres; we also rent another 80 tillable acres of crop land that is all used for feed for our animals. Sarah works for MN Dairy Initiatives full-time and we have a part-time high school student that helps with evening chores every night of the week.
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What type of facility and ventilation do you have on your farm? I have a freestall barn with six 48-inch fans and two 36-inch fans with curtains on two sides. There are 84 stalls in the barn.
Larry and Loran Hackler Wadena, Minn. Wadena County 100 cows What type of facility and ventilation do you have on your farm? The cows are outside and we have a 3-sided shed open to the south. The cows are only in the milking parlor to be milked. We have silos and automatic feeders. What methods did you use to get your animals through the recent heat? We really didn’t do anything different. The cows are outside and they have shade in the pasture. If it’s really hot, they come up for more water and they have shade near the shed. The calves get milk and water right away in the morning. The other youngstock have shade trees. What kind of impact did the heat have on your animals and farm? The production went down 200-300 pounds and their appetites have decreased. When the cows came into the parlor, their tongues were out and they were panting. How does this heat wave compare to others in your farming career? This is the worst one we had. How did you and your family stay cool? We drink water and Gatorade and we both have air conditioning. Through the hot spell, we worked as hard as we usually do. We just worked a little slower and tried to get in the shade. At the end of the day, we were glad to get in the house and are happy we have air conditioning. Tell us about your family and your farm. We’ve been farming together all our lives. We started with two different herds and shared the crops. In 1992, Loran built a double-4 milking parlor and in 1995 we added four more stalls and we have been milking together ever since. We both took the same path to the farm. We both went to Verndale High School and Staples AVTI for farm mechanics and went to farming after that. We do most of our xing, except for engine and transmission work. We’ve never worked off the farm. We have one set of machinery for both farms and we farm 600 acres. We plant corn, soybeans, oats and alfalfa. Loran’s son helps out. Our wives help as well, but both of them have off-farm jobs. Larry and his wife, Jodi, have three daughters and Loran and his wife, Deb, have one daughter and two sons.
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What methods did you use to get your animals through the recent heat? For the cows, I have a lawn soaker hose hung from the rafters in the freestall barn. They stand under it while they are eating. I have the curtains in the freestall barn open as well. The calves are in poly squares and I just tried to make sure they had plenty of water. At eight months old, they get put outside in a feedlot and they have shade from some trees. I took a hose out for 15 minutes to cool off the close up and dry cows. What kind of impact did the heat have on your animals and farm? This year they dropped two to four pounds, so it’s been minimal. The calves and heifers have been pretty good. How does this heat wave compare to others in your farming career? To me it seems like it’s been really hot. It’s hot a lot earlier than usual. Normally it’s this hot in the end of July. How did you and your family stay cool? We spent most of day on the Fourth of July at the lake. We even went out there a couple evenings. I have a full time person and a couple part-time people that help with chores. We can milk with one person. We have air conditioning in the house. Tell us about your family and your farm. I have one full-time outside person that helps and my two sons help. My wife, Sally, works full time off the farm. We have ve kids. I own 60 acres and rent another 150 acres. We plant corn and alfalfa. I buy all my high moisture and dry corn from my neighbor. I buy ne ground corn from my local co-op.
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National Dairy Quality winner: “We see fewer mastitis cases… counts stay low.” — Jeremy Holst
HOLST FAMILY FARMS, LAKE CITY, MINNESOTA: Curtis, Maren, and Jeremy Holst 100 cows: 24,300 (2x) 4.0 fat and 3.3 protein 2011 SCC: 81,000 *GOLD LEVEL NATIONAL DAIRY QUALITY AWARD: 2010 & 2011* “I remember the first cow I used Udder Comfort™ on 4 years ago, and I’ve been sold on it since. It’s a tool in the toolbox for quality,” says Jeremy Holst, operating Holst Family Farms, Lake City, Minnesota, with his parents Curtis and Maren. They milk 100 cows and were recently named National Dairy Quality Gold Level winners for the second year in a row, with 2011 SCC of 81,000. “We used to run somatic cell counts of 300 to 400,000. When I came back from the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison FISC program in 2005, we made some changes and got down to pushing close to 100,000. But we were still treating a lot of cows to get there. “In January 2007, I started using Udder Comfort blue lotion after each milking for 5 to 7 days on any cow with signs of mastitis. And, whenever we have subclinical cows show up with high SCC on the DHIA, we go after them with Udder Comfort for 3 to 4 days, sometimes 10 days. The key is: We stick with it. “A couple years ago, we started using Udder Comfort spray on fresh heifers for 3 to 5 days to get the blood flowing. They start out with less edema and nice, soft udders. We rarely see a case of mastitis in first lactation heifers who’ve had this when they come in.
“Overall, we strive to keep cows as clean and healthy as possible, and I’m particular on our milking procedure. We also check quarters using the Mas-D-Tec, and follow up with cultures. Udder Comfort fits here because I like natural products to work with the cow’s own immune system. “Every year, we see fewer mastitis cases in the herd, so we have less need for antibiotics during lactation. Our counts stay low to average 80 cents on the bonus, and we have less worries about treated cows. We’ve tried other products, but I stick with what works.”
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