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    We use SCR's collars (grazing pasture). I'd...

    We use SCR's collars (grazing pasture). I'd imagine that cows activity increases even when tied up all day long. Furthermore, I'm fairly certain rumination is considered in their heat index algorithm...
  2. We raise all our heifer and bull calves. Surplus...

    We raise all our heifer and bull calves. Surplus heifers are usually sold at premium prices, bull calves is a new enterprise for us - as we don't like bulls, we have castrated them...
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    Depends on the individual cows production level,...

    Depends on the individual cows production level, for us if she is still producing >12l per day and is nearing 2 months to calving, we tend to limit any protein in her feed and tend to feed straw and...
  4. Robots are milking, collecting individual quarter...

    Robots are milking, collecting individual quarter data on milk yield, flow, conductivity, etc treated cows walk through approx. 6 sort gates so chances of getting lost are slim!
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    A person told me about how their family dairy (in...

    A person told me about how their family dairy (in the USA) took DeLaval to court for $50m in damages due to stray voltage that caused havoc with production, SCC, etc. (the business walked away with...
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    Hello everyone, long time no speak - finally come...

    Hello everyone, long time no speak - finally come up to breath!


    The backbone is more of interest to me in how infrastructure such as blockchain can disrupt markets, especially utilised in agtech...
  7. How do you lift and cut string off large squares,...

    How do you lift and cut string off large squares, do you cut string on the ground first and pick up what you can with a grab?


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    Oranges from northern Aus and in the offseason my...

    Oranges from northern Aus and in the offseason my oranges come from Cali


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  9. Good question, what is everyone's preference and...

    Good question, what is everyone's preference and why?


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    Hard hose irrigators don't come cheaply and they...

    Hard hose irrigators don't come cheaply and they can be terribly inefficient when windy.


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    How about a small self propelling irrigator so...

    How about a small self propelling irrigator so you can setup runs instead of having to move regularly?


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    Looks similar to solid set guns, and soft and...

    Looks similar to solid set guns, and soft and hard hose travelers , they'll do the job, absolutely terrible when there is wind. Often designed to put on an inch or two of water, which is not always...
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    As in something riot police use? Sent from...

    As in something riot police use?


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  14. Similar to some comments above, I've grown tired...

    Similar to some comments above, I've grown tired with most magazines and tend to focus more time on publications such as the journal of dairy science.


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    Since September last year, my bitcoin investment...

    Since September last year, my bitcoin investment has nearly quadrupled. Interesting investment, fluctuates wildly. I don't believe you'll lose investing now, but I would wait for the heat to come off...
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    Yes, we've bought animals in Vic and shipped...

    Yes, we've bought animals in Vic and shipped across the strait to Tas about 10 years ago. Some cows and heifers we purchased had never seen rain until they hit Tas, fairly rude shock for them and I...
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    Doesn't sound nice at all, here's hoping for no...

    Doesn't sound nice at all, here's hoping for no more experiences like that for anyone.


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    Generally pretty good, last batch one was...

    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 on us at the time to fix it. You have black and...
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    Sounds a bit like the summer I just experienced...

    Sounds a bit like the summer I just experienced for growing corn. Absolute shocker, especially when compared to the previous summer which had plenty of hear units.
  20. Hola amigo, que tal? Welcome to the forum, it's...

    Hola amigo, que tal? Welcome to the forum, it's great you can join us!


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    I'm not sure how to answer the weather question....

    I'm not sure how to answer the weather question.
    We can yield up to 25tDM/ha with long rotation varieties in Tas, but we grow short rotation and aim for ~20tDM. This year was poor in terms of...
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    Various reasons such as they're often the...

    Various reasons such as they're often the youngest born late season, they don't keep up to their bigger counterparts reproductively and productively and we're fairly confident in our breeding that we...
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    Meanwhile in the Southern Hemisphere, we're...

    Meanwhile in the Southern Hemisphere, we're wrapping up our corn silage for the season. Poor yields due to low heat units and solar radiation. Looking forward to planting season come October November...
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    For us the risk is in not finding a buyer at our...

    For us the risk is in not finding a buyer at our reserve price at auction and having to ship home and shipping home with the eyes picked out. Good question on cost, I'll dig deeper. Interested in...
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    Thanks for sharing @Lead Cow, it is great to read...

    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 many cases is the only opportunity to fetch a price...
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