Posted 11/25/2012 23:50 (#2717416) Subject: deep well with high sulfur levels
west central iowa
With it being so dry here yet and looking like we are heading into another drought year, I'm considering buying more or extra cornstalk bales. I made more bales this year than last year, but if i want to try the cornstalk hydrogen oxide lime solution mixture, then I need more bales. What I'm afraid of is 100 gallons of water per bale to do this process with using my new deep well water(high in sulfur) and the fact the cattle now drinking this water 100% of the time. My shallow well has run dry and rural water doen't want over 60,000 gallons of usage per month. Question is, m i at risk of having alot a brainer cattle problems if I try this? We had a few 6 weeks ago with just 1 load of wet ddg that came in which had higher than normal levels of sulfur. I don't want to make a big pile of this stuff if I can't use it, but on the other hand I don't want to run out of feed if we do enter into another drought. It's a long way to chopping season and our tiles are'nt running. I'm worried.