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  • Lead Cow's Avatar
    05-25-2017, 10:13 PM
    Over production certainty not happening in Australia...
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  • cousinit's Avatar
    05-25-2017, 09:28 PM
    cousinit replied to a thread Going off BST in Herd Health
    Maybe, I don't know. Guess we'll find out but it is what it is. We're going to stay on it till we can't. Then we'll sell the cows. We want them...
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    05-25-2017, 07:21 PM
    Pail feed our calves here in plastic pails. Never washed a pail in our lives. Use same pail for every calf. There's never any residue left in...
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    05-25-2017, 07:06 PM
    cousinit replied to a thread Going off BST in Herd Health
    Why would it limit any buyers? You didn't inject it.
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  • Lead Cow's Avatar
    05-25-2017, 06:06 PM
    I tried a 12 month subscription to hoards but I've declined to renew. A lot of material seemed irrelevant to here . I also tried the NZ Dairy...
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    05-25-2017, 02:03 PM
    cousinit replied to a thread Going off BST in Herd Health
    He said Hillmar Cheese still allows it. All I know is, it works & to those who say it's not a factor, then why does every auction billing here...
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    05-23-2017, 05:38 PM
    Back in 2002 we purchased a bunch of animals from up on the Murray . It does take quite a while for them to make the adjustment to down here . At...
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    05-22-2017, 06:05 PM
    Have you been involved in putting cows or young stock on the boat across Bass strait in the past ? Just wondered how they handle the trip .
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  • Lead Cow's Avatar
    05-22-2017, 05:54 PM
    Seems like a good idea . Do women make better calf rearers than men ? At least in the early stages .
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    05-21-2017, 09:14 PM
    Generally pretty good, last batch one was rejected due to a broken white and black fetlock and another because she had a missing NLIS and we had none...
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    05-21-2017, 05:58 PM
    Various reasons such as they're often the youngest born late season, they don't keep up to their bigger counterparts reproductively and productively...
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  • cousinit's Avatar
    05-21-2017, 07:42 AM
    Thermostat is set on 65 & the furnace runs nearly every day. Not good for growing crops. It's been one of the coldest springs I can remember. ...
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    05-21-2017, 07:02 AM
    70% of Manitowoc County alfalfa was winterkilled. One of our fields looked great, & 2 of them looked pretty bad. We don't care as we rented them...
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    05-20-2017, 06:30 PM
    Well , they'll sort it out in court before long but I hope the patent is thrown out .
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    05-20-2017, 06:24 PM
    For weather patterns there is a heap of difference . I've been to all the major dairying areas in NZ . The better areas have very reliable seasons ....
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    05-20-2017, 10:48 AM
    cousinit replied to a thread Going off BST in Herd Health
    Elanco rep said they sell a whole lot of Posilac in Cali & Idaho. Manufacturing of product is going gangbusters. That's what he said.
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  • Lead Cow's Avatar
    05-19-2017, 06:53 PM
    We have too many ourselves to even think of buying . I'd never thought much about selling cattle in Tassie being more limiting but guess it figures...
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    05-19-2017, 06:39 PM
    Saw this mentioned on TV last night http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/who-owns-cattle-dna/8540616 Seems like a can of worms ?
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    05-19-2017, 04:12 AM
    Thanks for sharing @Lead Cow, it is great to read a good news story. We haven't really slowed our in-farm export opportunities @BLOOMFIELD and in...
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  • Lead Cow's Avatar
    05-19-2017, 04:07 AM
    Well , we haven't sold any for a couple of years but if prices are good it's worth considering for sure . Any old hojo heifer calf at our...
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    05-18-2017, 11:01 PM
    Prices are looking up for international demand...
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    05-14-2017, 11:19 PM
    In today's paper I'm reading of reports that milk is being dumped in at least four states and regions, with manufacturing capacity insufficient to...
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    05-12-2017, 03:58 AM
    Lead Cow replied to a thread Milk price in Business Management
    Guessing you are with Fonterra ? I don't fully understand about the extra 40 cents that current and resuming suppliers receive but not available...
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  • cousinit's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 04:58 PM
    I'll share my name, address & phone number, if you want, in a PM. I'm trying to figure out why this has been an unsolved issue in our country.
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  • cousinit's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 03:53 PM
    Safe places are for liberals, of which i am definitely not. Yes, your mistake. But I've still to receive an answer on why this hasn't been...
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  • cousinit's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 12:11 PM
    El Jefe, you're the one who needs a safe place, not me. It takes alot to offend me, but what you did in that post was hit & run. I think Congress...
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  • cousinit's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 11:41 AM
    Have it your way. Legal status will resolve some issues, but bring them different issues. I'm obviously not the only "obtuse" person on this...
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  • cousinit's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 10:24 AM
    And calling me names isn't going to cut it. I'm trying to have a dialogue here. What did I say that you don't agree with?
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  • cousinit's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 10:07 AM
    I guess I am. What am I missing? We even had a guy come here with a Mexican ID who'd been working for area farmers for ten years with no more...
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  • cousinit's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 09:41 AM
    Why do they want this? You say it's better than what we have now. Why? Every Mexican that wants to work is working. Every Mexican that wants to...
    20 replies | 650 view(s)
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Hi, I own an average size farm in Australia that I run . 220-30 cows . Calve seasonally . Dairying almost 30 years .
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South West Victoria , Australia
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Shooting , fishing , camping , military history , travel etc
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Friesan and some cross breeds
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