Monday, March 23, 2009

Stray voltage....

Before I post about this, I was hoping that you guys can tell me what you have 'heard' what causes it and how it affects people/animals... NO GOOGLING IT!! LOL I will be back with a post about it later... Oh btw, Milk Dud is almost crawling... He runs around in his walker like a mad man.

10 comments:

Suzanne said...

Stray voltage??? Walking Milk Duds???? He's almost walking? What the.....

he needs to wait until I get up there!

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

Susan said...

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krueth said...

Stray voltage is the electricity that somehow strays away from the wires or some darn thing and it causes the cows to milk much less..My former sister in law and brother in law had it on there milk cow farm and it causeed them alot of grief and a big drop in milk production. worked for years literally to get the electric company to acknowlege the problem and they have since sued the electric company over it all...

Greenmare said...

We have really big power lines that run from the plant towards Appleton about 1/2 mile from our house, and when I walk under them I can hear the buzzing. I've heard other farmers say it can put their cows out of sync with freshening or put them off their feed. I haven't seen it in our neighbors, so I don't know. I'm sure the sound makes people worry.

DJ said...

it comes from old, and/or overloaded power lines. When some of the current can return thru the power lines, it ends up going thru the ground, ect. and anything in its way (especially dairy farms, with moisture and metal equipment) can be injured, and/or made very sick, even deathly sick. It can even "zap" humans and other animals similarly, if they happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, and are touch metal, are wet, ect ect.
Really, its something that needs to be fixed by the power companys, as it affects alot of innocent people/animals :(

Karen Deborah said...

I wanta see the Milk DUD!

~ Sara ~ said...

I know this one... WOW. Going along with what other have already said, it also causes a cows SCC to rise, you have breeding problems, testy kicky cows, it's all the stress!!

Who wouldn't be under stress if you were being given a twice daily dose of low voltage.

I personally think our barn has some but can't prove it and just get these eye rolls when I ask. OH WELL...

COFFEE MAN said...

( watts ) low voltage ? ya gettin me all ( amped) up for a post and then you dont deliver

chuckles

Karen Deborah said...

baby pitchas baby pitchas baby whataya doin maintaining a farm and taking care of a family and lovin on all those people and cooking something good to eat? Well then, you just go right on ahead and do those most worthy things. We can wait.

um I bet that stray voltage is some kinda mishap where you get the sh** knocked out of ya, when you least expected it. Are you talking about getting struck by lightening?

threecollie said...

I could cheat because we have dealt with it in the past. I hope it isn't happening to you!