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Thread: THE FW PONY CLUB Quilt-Along Week 6 Broken Heart & Boy's Playmate Photo Page

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    Junior Member ArteEmCasa's Avatar
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    Fryguy - so creative. I love the central star on your broken heart. Your blocks are gorgeous love the fussy cut contrating with the the dark fabric. Beautiful!!!

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    I love your horse & buggy fabric...Blocks turned out great too!!! it still amazes me how different the fabric lines are in different parts of the country...

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post

    Same weather here today ... a freaking snow storm and then in a few hours it was melting away ... MUD glorious MUD indeed ... and I always hate grey snow!

    Wondering who's going to figure out the challenge??
    Come on Ladies .... you can do it!
    Wel, well let try again...
    On Friday she cleans the place where the cows are, removing the "MUD" and "cow pies".
    This helps the cows not be dirty and be with good health... is it??

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    QuiltE - Mud, yuck! As to the phrase, I have no idea. I keep racking my brains, but to no avail.

    Art - I like your guess!

    Fryguy - I like your blocks. Wow, a star in the middle, & those horses w/buggies are so nostalgic.
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    Great block amendment, and a great FC job in second block. What a nice pair!
    Keep guessing. Will give results on Friday night!!
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    Often times, the dairy cows are scored by the butterfat and volume of milk produced each week. Dairy goat are scored also. Unknown if the milk sheep are scored thus, but maybe. Leading producers by the record can earn more money on the sale of their stock.

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    Yes we have our cows "tested" every month. A DHIA supervisor comes and takes samples of each cows milk. Because we have a pipeline, milk weights are determined by a calibrated meter that attaches to the individual cow's milk hose before it goes into the pipeline. The milk sample is sent to a lab for not only butterfat, but protein %'s as well. We also have a SCC test done. Somatic Cell Count is a measure of white blood cells, the higher the SCC the greater the incidence of mastitis. Our milk is purchased by the levels of all three (BF,P, and SCC) High levels of SCC decrease the amount of cheese yielded from 100# of milk. High % levels of protein increase the # of cheese per 100 # of milk.

    But no, this is not the scoring I mean.

    End of Lesson I of Dairy Science 101!!!!! There won't be a quiz LOL
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    Fryguy...your blocks are good looking. I think most quilt patterns were made on the fly to accommodate whatever fabric they had. Keep up the good work.

    Oksewglad...do you still live on a working dairy? Your description brought back memories of when I helped milk cows for the neighbor. He had a double 8 parlor. He took the front 4 and I did the back four unless there was a new heifer in my section. He did all the training.

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    FryGuy ... great originality with the new star design! FC on the Boy's Playmate turned out well. Both are very dramatic with the black!


    And about Cows and Milk .... Much the same here in Canada. The "testing" monthly is done in the same idea. Each recorded per cow, so that each cow can be recognized for their production of milk, butterfat and protein. Also the SCC. This monthly test is not used for payment to the dairy farmer, but for the individual cow's records, which can definitely affect the value of that animal to the herd and/or if selling to another producer. If not such good news, it could also be the reason that cow may need to leave the herd! She's got to be "worth" staying ... the producer needs to make $$ from her! And there's always new heifers coming on that are wanting her spot!!

    Payment for the milk is based on the butterfat and protein in the milk. That is a different test which is done via samples taken by the milk truck driver when he picks up the milk every 2nd day. These samples are used to calculate the payment. Also, to ensure the consumer gets a quality product ... antibiotics, added water, bacteria, or other inhibitors are tested for. If any of that should show ... serious and very stiff penalties to the producer! (If antibiotics are found s/he doesn't get paid for the milk, plus s/he pays for all of the milk on the milk truck that it contaminated!) .... These tests are done at the processing facility before the milk is unloaded (for obvious reasons).

    So that might be considered ...
    DS101A!

    I'm gone for the day now ... and will check back in on y'all tonight!
    And to find out how
    OKSGlad's cows scored!!!!!!!!!!
    Between the two of us, we'll make sure you get the answer!!

    (BTW ..... it can be a pretty big day for a dairy farmer! ...... and it can also be a pretty disappointing day too!)
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    QuiltE...I used to sell livestock feed and those test sheets were terrific tools to evaluate the feed as well. Some farmers used them well and some didn't hardly open the report. It was fun and challenging to work with the good dairy producers.

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