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Mike

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Mike
Argyle WI
United States of America

Posted - Oct 06 2014 :  6:50:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://madison.craigslist.org/grd/4692097383.html

Pricey but nice.

Mike
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Rock Creek Mill & Heritage Farm, LLC
N7297 County Road A
Argyle, Wisconsin 53504

Ron

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Ronnie
Peever SD
USA

Posted - Oct 07 2014 :  06:18:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike. How are things in your neck of the woods?

With a moo moo here and a moo moo there, here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo.
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Mike

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Mike
Argyle WI
United States of America

Posted - Oct 07 2014 :  06:41:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ron,
Just got second crop and some third crop hay in.
Been a good year for hay, 350 big rounds.

I am originally from Pine Ridge and then Keystone. Moved back here after the flood of '72. Moved in '74 to go to grad school and just never got back home. Sure miss my Hills.

God bless.

Mike
Oh, little bull calf with ringworm is all better.
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maryjane

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Posted - Oct 07 2014 :  06:55:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any tips for ringworm, other than calling your vet and medicating it? I'd like to be ready if we ever get it here.

MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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Ron

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Ronnie
Peever SD
USA

Posted - Oct 07 2014 :  07:10:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep. Been a hay o Rama up here too Mike. Frost came about a week ago and now just let every one nibble grass. Kind of shocking to see the prairie still so green and plush so late but glad to see it. Good to hear about the calf.
You ever get out this way let us know so we can put the coffee on.

With a moo moo here and a moo moo there, here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo.
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NellieBelle

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Posted - Oct 07 2014 :  07:14:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know if there is anything to it or not but I was reading where Diatomaceous Earth worked on Fungal infections. Wonder if it would work on ringworm? I will see if I can find information that is a little more conclusive.
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maryjane

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Posted - Oct 07 2014 :  07:18:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A couple of my cows had mites last spring so I not only gave them DE internally but also dusted it on their mite spots 2x/day. In my case, it didn't seem to help but I'd be willing to try it again. I ended up using what my vet recommended and the mites were cleared up in no time.

MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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Ron

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Ronnie
Peever SD
USA

Posted - Oct 07 2014 :  07:27:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We use the de mixed in with the mineral mix added once a day to the treat for the cow. I think it helps more with internal parasites from what I am told. Not much problem up here with external but have talked to some who have topically put some 7% iodine on with good results.

With a moo moo here and a moo moo there, here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo.
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CloversMum

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Posted - Oct 07 2014 :  09:48:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ron, how much DE did you use when you mixed it in with the minerals?

Loving life and family on our Idaho farm, Meadowlark Heritage Farm; 1 Jersey cow; 1 Guernsey cow; 1 Guernsey steer calf; Oberhasli & Guernsey goats, ducks and chickens
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Ron

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Ronnie
Peever SD
USA

Posted - Oct 07 2014 :  10:55:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just usually dust a teaspoon daily in with the rest of the mix on offer some free choice mixed in with Her regular mineral too. She also has some baking soda and organic thorvin kelp too.never had a mineral or parasite issue on the place. Keep in mind my cows currently do not range. They are in a small area maybe half a football field size with two enclosures and I intense clean up manure two times a day. Don't know if that helps or not but until I get some decent fence up that is it.

With a moo moo here and a moo moo there, here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo.
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CloversMum

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Posted - Oct 08 2014 :  10:46:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Ron. We also give Clover Thorvin kelp as well with her dairy mix.

MaryJane, do you give your cows baking soda?

Loving life and family on our Idaho farm, Meadowlark Heritage Farm; 1 Jersey cow; 1 Guernsey cow; 1 Guernsey steer calf; Oberhasli & Guernsey goats, ducks and chickens
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Ron

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Ronnie
Peever SD
USA

Posted - Oct 08 2014 :  6:00:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You are on the right track Charlene. If you can keep goats healthy you cow will thrive for sure. And as much as you love her I do not think you will ever have an issue that can't not be solved.mnotbto forget the vet care you guys have available to you.

With a moo moo here and a moo moo there, here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo.
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maryjane

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Posted - Oct 08 2014 :  6:38:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I do give them baking soda. For that matter, I take it also!

MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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Ron

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Ronnie
Peever SD
USA

Posted - Oct 08 2014 :  6:41:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Elaine does the baking soda as well. Something about keeping the ph proper in the body.

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