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Tractors

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7 years 5 months
gaz
Last seen: 03/08/2018 - 21:05
Joined: 07/08/2012 - 21:20

Tractors

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the info on leasing/ agisting.  

Next question:  I would appreciate some advice/ experience on purchasing a tractor, namely I am looking for a small-medium size tractor for a variety of tasks on 180 odd acres.  I have seen a range of tractors at the more cost effective end of the spectrum which appear to be a Japanese rebuild with a bucket attached that comes with a 3 month warranty OR a new chinese or Indian model of comparable price that has a 2 year warranty.  

Setting up Cattle scales load bars

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3 years 7 months
Last seen: 11/29/2019 - 19:39
Joined: 04/24/2016 - 09:37

Setting up Cattle scales load bars

Hi just wondering if any one can help me with my cattle scales in particular where to put the load bars.
I have a set of Australian made scales and have used them for 2 years and have been happy with them .
I have now moved them to a different place and and the set up being recommended by most videos just does not seem right.
The recommendations are to put the load bars at each end of the weighing platform and my platform is 2 mtrs long.
The problem is when a cow stands at either the back or the front the scales are miles out sometimes 200kg.

Soil aeration

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8 months 3 weeks
Last seen: 11/21/2019 - 05:38
Joined: 03/20/2019 - 11:41

Soil aeration

Hi everyone tossing up between purchasing an aerator or chisel plough to aerate a few paddocks on a small farm.
Hoping a few members on this site has some experience in either to pass on some knowledge.
Its mainly dairh pasture and not irrigated.
Any help be great thanks

sheep and goats

4 posts

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3 years 4 months
Last seen: 09/19/2019 - 16:17
Joined: 07/14/2016 - 17:27

sheep and goats

Hi, I am semi retired and moving to my 60ac property near Biggenden Qld. I hope to run some dorper sheep and goats starting with around 10 of each to see how it goes. can I run them together in the same paddock or am I better to separate goats and sheep. Is there anyone here with local advise of problems I may have?
Regards Mick

Looking for vat milk

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3 months 3 weeks
Last seen: 08/19/2019 - 17:12
Joined: 08/19/2019 - 17:09

Looking for vat milk

Hi all,

I have recently moved to a town in east Gippsland near Sale and am trying to find some vat milk, mainly because I’ve heard it is great for making cultures butter and cheese. I’ve tried driving around to many farms around the area but haven’t had much luck obtaining any. Wondering is there are any farmers out there who would be happy to help me out.

Much appreciated

Dairy cow, where?

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8 months
Last seen: 08/13/2019 - 19:25
Joined: 04/11/2019 - 10:34

Dairy cow, where?

For a good while ive been looking for a jersey house cow. Seems they are rare as hens teeth in Victoria.
I can find plenty in stock sales, but they are heres n I only want 1. I've tried gum tree- and no PICT numbers. As ill be selling the grown calf, I'll need a pict number.
Question: can I purchase a cow, who doesn't come with PICT number and simply tag it with mine?

3 Point Linkage small Backhoe attachment

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5 months
Last seen: 07/06/2019 - 10:14
Joined: 07/06/2019 - 09:54

3 Point Linkage small Backhoe attachment

Hi all
I am interested in any experience on 3 point linkage backhoe for a small tractor (26HP) Kubota L2202.

are these toys? I used one more than 30 years ago and it was pretty hopeless, but I understand that the equipment available is far better today. Such as the Del Morino's.

I understand that these things are built for a purpose, and my requirements are small scale, small trenching & some leveling.

Any advice would be great.

Thanks in advance Tom

Ration Feeding Beef Cattle

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3 years 3 months
Last seen: 06/22/2019 - 18:39
Joined: 09/03/2016 - 20:20

Ration Feeding Beef Cattle

Hey

I’m wondering if anyone here has had much to do with ration feeding cattle? Do you have a formula that works? Have you tried and just can’t get it to work despite all efforts?

In particular I’d really like to know how much feed you allow for per head, per day and what you are feeding.

Thanks in advance.

Urchy87

Assignment help

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8 months
AJD
Last seen: 04/13/2019 - 19:09
Joined: 04/08/2019 - 13:14

Assignment help

Hi everyone my name is Anthony, I'm currently studying agriculture and I need some advice.
I was Just wondering if anyone can give me a rough estimate of the overall profit you will receive from a 300-400 acre property owning around 150 cattle. I understand it is a hard question to answer... but any info will be helpful.

Thanks :)

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