2017 Farm Year in Review Video

This video is a summary of the activities on the farm for 2017. It covers cultivating the Alfalfa, disking, sprinkling, cutting hay (swathing), raking hay, baling hay, hauling hay, and feeding the beef cattle.

Tractors in use are a John Deere 4230, 4640 FWA, 4020 Diesel PowerShift, 3020 Diesel PowerShift, 630 gas, and 730 Diesel. Also shown are models 420 Utility, 435 Diesel, and a Model A.

Videos are shot with an iPhone and DJI Phantom 4.

2017 was a very busy year, with a lot of accomplishments, and a few failures. This was also the first full year with the new Reinke center pivot, which greatly increased the farm yield.

Hopefully, 2018 will be a successful year, filled with many new adventures and prosperity.

Feeding Beef Cattle GoPro with Head View

Feeding in the Fog with the John Deere 3020 and custom-made bale feeder. Here I am feeding 3x4x8 feet large square bales. Hereford and Angus beef cattle on an early January evening, 2015. Taken from a GoPro that was strapped to the top of my head.

Calving Season Spring 2014

It’s calving season again.  This time of year, the beef cattle have either given birth, or are close to doing so.  So far, we’ve had about 8 calves born out of a total of around 35.  They are cute little buggers when they are young.  Too bad they can’t stay that way…

Hereford cow with her newborn calf
Hereford cow with her newborn calf

Feeding Beef Cattle December 2013 GoPro

Here’s a video I recorded with the GoPro mounted to the back of the feed wagon.  Sorry about the loud sounds–the GoPro is pretty bad about picking up bangs and such.

Here we’re feeding 3×3 Alfalfa and grain hay bales to a heard of Herefords and Angus.  The wagon is being pulled by a John Deere 4020.  The cows are mostly Herefords, but the bulls are Black Angus, so it’s starting to get a mixture of both.